Sparked by a groundbreaking Amsterdam workshop titled “Disorderly Order: Colours in Silent Film,” scholarly and archival interest in colour as a crucial aspect of film form, technology and aesthetics has enjoyed a resurgence in the past twenty years. In the spirit of the workshop, this anthology brings together international experts to explore a diverse range of themes that they hope will inspire the next twenty years of research on colour in silent film. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the book explores archival restoration, colour film technology, colour theory, and experimental film alongside beautifully saturated images of silent cinema.
Edited by Giovanna Fossati, Victoria Jackson, Bregt Lameris, Elif Rongen-Kaynakci, Sarah Street, and Joshua Yumibe, it includes articles by Peter Delpeut, Elena Gipponi, Liz Watkins, Jennifer Peterson, John Belton, Benoît Turquety, Hilde D’haeyere, Frank Gray, Kirsten Moana Thompson, Natalie Snoyman, Federico Pierotti, Bregt Lameris. It also includes the transcription of archival panels with Sonia Genaitay, Ulrich Ruedel, Bryony Dixon, Annike Kross, Tina Anckarman, Tone Føreland, Thierry Delannoy, Benjamin Alimi, Fumiko Tsuneishi, Michelle Carlos, Barbara Flueckiger, Claudy Op den Kamp, and David Pfluger.