Mon

27/06

Arlecchino Cinema > 14:15

The Technicolor reference collection show

Introduced by

Michael Pogorzelski (Academy Film Archive)

Some extracts in 35mm Technicolor from the collections of the Academy Film Archive.

When the Technicolor corporation shut down the dye transfer printing line at its Hollywood laboratory in 1974 a large collection of film was in need of a home. The collection consisted of single reels of titles that Technicolor was release printing for the Hollywood studios. If prints were made after the initial release, the reference reel could be consulted to make sure the color palette of the new print matched the look of the original release. It was known within Technicolor as “the reference collection”.
Technicolor and the dye transfer process is often extolled for its vividness and deeply saturated color. However it is important that we do not mythologize the process. This program will focus on films from the 1950s and give Il Cinema Ritrovato attendees the opportunity to see original Technicolor dye transfer prints and analyze the color palette from original film prints rather than myth, memory, or the palette of a recently-created film print or DCP.
The program will consist of nine reels the contemporary Technicolor staff labeled the proper ‘look’ for each of the titles... It will be a chance to see reference reels of the Technicolor films made by directors Alfred Hitchcock, Douglas Sirk, John Ford, King Vidor and Howard Hawks.
This inaugural program will focus on films made in the 1950s and if successful, future Technicolor reference collection programs will focus on later decades at future festivals?

Michael Pogorzelski

Projection
Info

Monday 27/06/2016
14:15

Subtitle

Original version with subtitles

THE QUIET MAN

Director: John Ford
Year: 1952
Country: USA
Running time: 10'
Sound
Sound
Edition
2016

SILVER LODE

Director: Alan Dwan
Year: 1954
Country: USA
Running time: 10'
Sound
Sound
Edition
2016

MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION

Director: Douglas Sirk
Year: 1954
Country: USA
Running time: 10'
Sound
Sound
Edition
2016

ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS

Director: Douglas Sirk
Year: 1955
Country: USA
Running time: 7'
Sound
Sound
Edition
2016

TO CATCH A THIEF

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Year: 1955
Country: USA
Running time: 7'
Sound
Sound
Edition
2016

A STAR IS BORN

Director: George Cukor
Year: 1954
Country: USA
Running time: 7'
Sound
Sound
Edition
2016

BATTLE HYMN

Director: Douglas Sirk
Year: 1957
Country: USA
Running time: 9'
Sound
Sound
Edition
2016

SOLOMON AND SHEBA

Director: King Vidor
Year: 1959
Country: USA
Running time: 10'
Sound
Sound
Edition
2016

RIO BRAVO

Director: Howard Hawks
Year: 1959
Country: USA
Running time: 18'
Sound
Sound
Edition
2016