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“A Novelty Never Before Attempted”: Spectacular Illusions and Early Colour Cinema in Aberdeen, Scotland

by Stephen McBurney (2018)

American inventor and film pioneer, Charles Francis Jenkins, hypothesised that the combination of coloured lights and film could ‘wonderfully enhance the beauty of the moving pictures’ (1). Jenkins posited that chromatic rings may be painted onto lantern-slides and projected through an additional lantern, alongside the cinematograph, so that they enveloped the moving images on the ...

(Stephen McBurney has recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow. Stephen’s thesis, on Colour Cinema in Scotland 1896-1906: The Materiality of Colour and its Social Contexts in Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh, was funded by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities.  Contact: sdmcburney@gmail.com)

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McBurney, Stephen
“A Novelty Never Before Attempted”: Spectacular Illusions and Early Colour Cinema in Aberdeen, Scotland.
In: Notes on Colour [BAFTSS Special Interest Group on Colour and Film blog] (19.10.2018).
https://colourandfilm.com/2018/10/19/a-novelty-never-before-attempted-sp...