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A Study In Color: ‘Red Desert’ 1964

Film stills from Michelangelo Antonioni and cinematographer Carlo Di Palma’s highly controlled and extremely expressive use of color in Red Desert (1964).  Said to be “one of the most emotionally illustrative and evocative uses of pallete in cinema history, every inch of the frame was considered. Even entire streets and groves of trees were painted black to emphasize the sooty surroundings of a factory, or fruits (and the vendor selling them) were painted gray to heighten the impact of a purple jacket against auburn hair.”







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