Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema

Prepare to be dazzled by this breathtaking display of the beauties of hand-colored cinema from the 1890s through the 1910s, before Technicolor was born.  

These shimmering international examples of hand painting, dyeing, and stencil coloring are drawn from the collection of the EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam: early trick films by such pioneers as Georges Méliès, films focusing on the mysteries of nature, and travelogues that include Dutch windmills silhouetted against a crimson-burnished sunset, promenading Parisians, the fountains of Versailles and Algeria’s dance of the Ouled Naïl. 1h 40m

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