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Exile and the “Languages” of Color: 1960s European Cinema, Multilingualism and Ontological Hesitation

Paul Coates

Paul Coates is Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (1991) and Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Multilingual Screen : New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... successive layers of reality, as if archaeologically removing coats of paint to approach the final abstract revelation postulated in the passage quoted above. If the multiplicity of names for “the same thing” can engender a sense that no word can...

Melos, Drama, Melodrama: From Demy to Sirk to Antonioni

Paul Coates

Paul Coates is Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (1991) and Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Colour : The Saturated Image

British Film Institute, 2010

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... in a colour scheme foregrounding the primaries: himself in yellow hat and waistcoat at the top point of a triangle, his foremost spectators are a man in a blue-striped coat left of screen and a flapper in red bottom right. Absent...

Colour and Suffering

Paul Coates

Paul Coates is Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (1991) and Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Colour : The Saturated Image

British Film Institute, 2010

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...The gold of your hair MargaretheThe ash of your hair Sulamith. (Paul Celan) A Matter of Life and Death Sometimes, shockingly, the properties of film technology – its powers and inadequacies – can make the difference between life...

Colour and/as Monochrome

Paul Coates

Paul Coates is Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (1991) and Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Colour : The Saturated Image

British Film Institute, 2010

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... become visible only when their illumination rises above the basic level that reveals only their shapes. After all, Brent Berlin and Paul Kay have argued that the first ‘colour’ names to manifest themselves in any language are those for black...

Declensions Along One Side of the Colour Circle: from Yellow to Green to Blue

Paul Coates

Paul Coates is Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (1991) and Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Colour : The Saturated Image

British Film Institute, 2010

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... to the corpse of one’s victim? Or is it just that, ironically, Virginie cannot go with Paul, for, unlike him, she is no virgin (this bitter fact underlined by the irony of naming)? Or is it just that the unification of the two is another story...

Introduction: Theorising Colour and Ambivalence

Paul Coates

Paul Coates is Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (1991) and Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Colour : The Saturated Image

British Film Institute, 2010

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... that there are vastly different relations with these colours.’Paul Coates, ‘“The Inner Life is the Only Thing that Interests Me”: A Conversation with Krzysztof Kieślowski’, in Coates (ed.), Lucid Dreams: The Films of Krzysztof Kieślowski (Trowbridge: Flicks...

On the Dialectics of Filmic Colours (in general) and Red (in particular)

Paul Coates

Paul Coates is Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (1991) and Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Colour : The Saturated Image

British Film Institute, 2010

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... with black or white probably reflects red’s customary appearance as the first unequivocal colour word in languages, after black and white,See Brent Berlin and Paul Kay, Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution (Berkeley and Los...

The Moment of Colour: Colour, Modernism and Abstraction

Paul Coates

Paul Coates is Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (1991) and Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Colour : The Saturated Image

British Film Institute, 2010

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... art avant la lettre, Paul Bilhaud’s Combat des nègres dans une cave pendant la nuit appeared in 1882 at the Exposition des Arts Incohérents, thirty-seven years before Kasimir Malevich exhibited his Black Square in 1915. Virtually identical...

Colour and/as Fantasy: The Rainbow and the Jewel

Paul Coates

Paul Coates is Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (1991) and Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Colour : The Saturated Image

British Film Institute, 2010

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... It is in these terms that Richard Allen reads the black-and-white combination worn by Madeleine: ‘[w]hen Judy Barton as Madeleine leads Scottie Ferguson to the bell tower in Vertigo, she wears a wool speckled black-and-white coat. The mingling...