edited by Sarah Street and Joshua Yumibe
contributions by Laura Major, Lydia Pappas, Elena Gipponi, Rafael de Luna Freire, Josephine Diecke, William Carroll, Sarah Street, Joshua Yumibe, Linda Chen Zhang, Stefan Soloman, Kathryn Millard, Ranjani Mazumdar, Philip Cavendish, Kirsty Sinclair Dootson, Kamalika Sanyal and Heather Heckman
Rutgers University Press, 2024
Paper: 978-1-9788-3680-8 | Cloth: 978-1-9788-3681-5 | eISBN: 978-1-9788-3682-2
Library of Congress Classification TR853.G56 2024
Dewey Decimal Classification 777

Global Film Color: The Monopack Revolution at Midcentury explores color filmmaking in a variety of countries and regions including India, China, Japan, and Russia, and across Europe and Africa. Most previous accounts of color film have concentrated on early 20th century color processes and Technicolor. Far less is known about the introduction and application of color technologies in the period from the mid-1940s to the 1980s, when photochemical, “monopack” color stocks came to dominate global film markets. As Eastmancolor, Agfacolor, Fujicolor and other film stocks became broadly available and affordable, national film industries increasingly converted to color, transforming the look and feel of global cinema. Covering a broad range of perspectives, the chapters explore themes such as transnational flows, knowledge exchange and transfer, the cyclical and asymmetrical circulation of technology in a global context, as well as the accompanying transformation of color film aesthetics in the postwar decades.