Technicolor Movies: The History of Dye Transfer Printing

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McFarland, Nov 1, 1993 - Performing Arts - 168 pages
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Using extensive research and interviews with many of the surviving Technicolor technicians, the history of dye printing and the events leading to its demise are fully covered. (The Beijing Film Laboratory is the only facility currently using the process.) Included are diagrams of how the process worked and an extensive listing of U.S. feature films printed with it.
 

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Contents

Two Strip Technicolor
xv
Two STRIP CEMENTED POSITIVE
2
Two STRIP DYE TRANSFER
6
THE MATRIX
9
THE BLANK
10
Two STRIP TECHNICOLOR IN THE THIRTIES
11
Three Strip Technicolor
15
Live Action Photography
17
CINEMASCOPE
72
VistaVision
79
WlDESCREEN FLAT FlLMS
84
The Wet Gate Optical Printer
85
Thrillarama
97
SUPERSCOPE
98
TODD AO
100
Technirama and Super Technirama 70
104

The Three Strip Camera 19321955
19
Three Strip Matrices
21
The Gray Printer
22
Opticals
23
Reclaim Blank
24
Color Consultant
25
True Life Adventures
27
BLUE TRACK TECHNICOLOR
28
The British Lab
29
THE TECHNICOLOR PACKAGE
30
TECHNICOLOR FILMS IN THE THIRTIES AND FORTIES
33
Consent Decree
47
THE GOVERNMENT VERSUS TECHNICOLOR
49
Eastmancolor Negative
51
OTHER COLOR PROCESSES
54
Safety Base Film
57
Television
58
The Fabulous Fifties
63
THREE STRIP DYE TRANSFER PRINT DERIVED FROM COLOR NEGATIVE
64
3D
67
PANAVISION
106
OTHER ANAMORPHIC SYSTEMS
110
MGM Camera 65 and Ultra Panavision 70
111
Technicolor Italiana
114
Decline and Demise
119
Kalmus Dies
122
Techniscope
123
SUPER PANAVISION 70 AND PANAVISION 70
126
Sovscope 70
127
SMM AND SUPER SMM DYE TRANSFER
128
Color Reversal Internegative
129
Demise
130
Eastmancolor
132
Purge
133
DECLINE IN EXHIBITION
134
Eastmancolor Today
137
Bibliography
143
Index
147
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Film director Richard W. Haines is also the author of The Moviegoing Experience, 1968-2001 2003). He lives in New York.

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