If It's Purple, Someone's Gonna Die

by Patti Bellantoni

Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 0240806883
Publisher: Routledge
Publish Date: May 01, 2005
Pages: 276
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 10.2" L x 7.2" W
Weight: 1.35 lbs.
  • In this book we are really watching movies through designer's eyes and what a refreshing examination it makes...Anyone with creative input into filmmaking will find this book a very useful guide in creating moods and emotions for an audience...This is the movie equivalent of having color and its effect explained by Monet, it is that fresh and original...Anyone who works on a film set in any capacity will have their money's worth out of this movie color guide for years to come. - www.ukfilmfinance.com

    Patti Bellantoni's If Its Purple, Someones Gonna Die has given us a highly entertaining exploration of the world of color and its impact on our emotions. Told through a careful analysis of motion pictures that have used color to enhance or define their characters or dramatic needs, we are given a lively and insightful view of our reactions to the film experience.
  • Patti Bellantoni studied under renowned color theorist Josef Albers. She now teaches color and visual storytelling to directors, cinematographers, editors, producers, screenwriters, and production designers. Her faculty credits include the Conservatory of the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, the world's premiere film conservatory. She was also previously on the faculty of the Center for Understanding Media in New York. She has taught Color and Visual Communication at the School of Visual Arts in New York and Design at California State University, Los Angeles.
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