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Sin City' : an object lesson in colour

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Karin StokesKarin Stokes
Abstract: Film noir’s appeal as a film genre has been enhanced by the use of modern chiaroscuro techniques derived from computer algorithms. For Sin City (2005), this has resulted in the addition of colour to the mix of monochrome differentials, and thus punctuates parts of the narrative with added visual emphasis. Colours used in this way are highly symbolic, and both emphasise the symbolism inherent in the film’s genre as well as provide associations with ‘real’ life for the viewer. As presented in this paper, colour also offers emotional impacts that aid in the communication of Sin City’s reputation as an exemplar of filmic violence, by distracting attention away from violence’s graphic presentation.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Parent Title

Proceedings of the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) : Re-imagining Sociology, 2-5 December, 2008, Melbourne, Australia.

Start Page

1

End Page

14

Number of Pages

14

Start Date

01/01/2008

Location

Melbourne, Australia

Publisher

TASA

Place of Publication

Melbourne

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Australian Sociological Association. Conference.