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Movies in Color: Film Stills Broken Down by Color

Monday 04.29.2013 , Posted by
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If you love data, pantone, and cinematography, then you will love this color analysis by Roxy Radulescu. The LA-based graphic designer originally from Illinois was inspired to look into cinematographic color choice when she was watching Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes. She selected a still and used a color generator in Photoshop to get the basic swatch ranges, then she composed the general color palette of the most prominent colors in the still. She has continued to use this process on some of the most popular films in cinema history, choosing a theme each week. This past week she took requests, but before that she had Scorsese, Hitchcock, Kubrick, and Tarantino week. With so many amazing films out there, Radulescu will not be running out of content anytime soon to keep this Tumblr going strong!

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According to Roxy Radulescu:

The idea started when I was watching Skyfall. I was taken with the cinematography and use of color more-so than the story itself. I wanted to find out what colors made up certain stills and after making a few color palettes for Skyfall, took it a step further by extending it to all films and starting a blog.So far, the blog has not only been an aesthetic pursuit but also an educational pursuit that showcases the relationship between color, cinematography, set design, and production design. Overall, it is a study of color in films, but has other uses and applications. One of the goals is to give artists color palettes they can use in paintings, films, videos, graphic design, and other pursuits.

Check out more Movies in Color on Tumblr and see the newest ones as soon as they are released by following on Twitter. You can see other things that Roxy has made on her personal website and Facebook.

Above: Scarface Below: American Beauty
American Beauty

Fight Club
Fight Club

A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange

Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights

Goodfellas
Goodfellas

Kill Bill
Kill Bill

Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia

Life of Pi
Life of Pi

Pan’s Labyrinth
Pan's Labyrinth

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction

The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski

The Birds
The Birds

The Life Aquatic
The Life Aquatic

The Shining
The Shining

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