Gentlemen Prefer Blondes + The Love Witch

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes + The Love Witch
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A deep dive into Technicolor. The experiment inspired by The Love Witch - what can be learned about technicolor by watch back to back? Plus,...

Posted September 10, 2021
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
Tags:All PodcastsYear 14

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A deep dive into Technicolor. The experiment inspired by The Love Witch – what can be learned about technicolor by watch back to back? Plus, how Technicolor became a powerful influence on the style of the 1950s and how it’s remembered today. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a 1953 movie filmed on three strip technicolor film and processed using Technicolor’s dye imbibition development process. The Love Witch, a 2016 movie painstakingly recreating the feeling of 1950s cinema, using many of the same techniques of the 1950s, and shot on 35mm film – but importantly, without the ability to utility long-obsolete technicolor film or processing. Bonus theme for people who don’t care about any of this nonsense: decade separate contrasts on feminism! First up, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes provides an amazing example of spectacle technicolor 50s filmmaking. The pains of shooting on technicolor. What does a technicolor film actually look like? The Love Witch illustrates how much more than simply film stock and processing go into the “look” of what people think of Technicolor.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes


Released: July 1, 1953
Runtime: 51 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Howard Hawks
Writer: Charles Lederer
Starring: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.

The Love Witch

The Love Witch


Released: November 11, 2016
Runtime: 120 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Anna Biller
Writer: Anna Biller
Starring: Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys, Laura Waddell

A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences.

 
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