Live Poll:Most Iconic Use of Colors in Movies

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Which movie has the most iconic use of colors?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024889906/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/Jd1sBb5kq3g/
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Note to poll board:

I will not able to update this list for the next few weeks. (At least until the first week of September)
But drop your comments anyway, I'll update the list when I can. :(


I have this idea to add how colors are used in each movie and about a shorter , more creative title also.


Goodbye.  :(

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2001 A Space Odyssey

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Thanks for the suggestion Dan.  I'll add this one. :D
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Here's some thing more :D
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තරිඳු ධනංජය/Thorin,

Thanks. I hadn't seen this before. Intriguing!

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Thanks CyborgX. I'll have to think again about how this movie used colors. I'll add this one soon :D

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Suggesting Suspiria and Don't Look Now (1973) for when u come back
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I'll have to rewatch these two also.  :D
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Thanks for the vote Stephen :D
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If I could/knew how to, I'd upload better images for Vertigo (1958). Here's a start to get an idea:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/mediaviewer/rm3335325184
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/mediaviewer/rm3881678592
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/mediaviewer/rm1476985344

I'm not sure which image best showcases In the Mood for Love (2002), maybe one of these?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118694/mediaviewer/rm4026423808
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118694/mediaviewer/rm1627281920
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118694/mediaviewer/rm890381568
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118694/mediaviewer/rm2160220672

In Hero (2002), there are several segments, each dedicated to a different color:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299977/mediaindex?ref_=tt_mv_sm


Is the poll about use of color throughout the film, or about a specific color in a specific context? If the latter, this one from Schindler's List (1993) could fit:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108052/mediaviewer/rm2478834176


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Thanks alb. I haven't seen Hero. If you could tell how colors are used in that one I'll add that too.  But I'll definitely add other 2. :D

Yes.This one's about use of colors throughout the whole movie or a specific scene.
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My vote: Avatar
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Thanks for the vote. :D
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FYC:
Moonlight
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4975722/...

Also make sure your discussion link works.
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Done. Someone has commented on the list via facebook about that also. :/
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You have Amelie on the list twice.

FYC:
The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover


Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Michael Cera Mark Webber and Johnny Simmons in Scott Pilgrim vs the World 2010

Dick Tracy
Madonna Al Pacino William Forsythe RG Armstrong Ed ORoss and Henry Silva in Dick Tracy 1990

Moulin Rouge!
Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge 2001

The Fall


The Cell


Pleasantville
Tobey Maguire and Marley Shelton in Pleasantville 1998

Vertigo
James Stewart and Kim Novak in Vertigo 1958

The Red Shoes
Moira Shearer in The Red Shoes 1948

The Aviator
Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett in The Aviator 2004

Do the Right Thing
Paul Benjamin Frankie Faison and Robin Harris in Do the Right Thing 1989

Ying xiong (Hero)
Maggie Cheung and Tony Chiu-Wai Leung in Ying xiong 2002

Le cinquième élément (The Fifth Element)
Bruce Willis Sophia Goth Stacey McKenzie Nicole Merry and Indra Ov in Le cinquime lment 1997

Les demoiselles de Rochefort (The Young Girls of Rochefort)
Catherine Deneuve and Franoise Dorlac in Les demoiselles de Rochefort 1967

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Gene Wilder Paris Themmen Jack Albertson Michael Bollner Julie Dawn Cole Nora Denney Roy Kinnear Denise Nickerson Peter Ostrum Ursula Reit and Leonard Stone in Willy Wonka  the Chocolate Factory 1971

Anna Karenina


Le mépris (Contempt)


Tron (1982)


Faa yeung nin wa (In the Mood for Love)
Faa yeung nin wa 2000
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I wanted to see which Amelie image suites better. :/

Nice set of suggestions. Thanks Jen. :D
I'll see what I can get from these movies, one by one. :)
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Wait,, Do I notice something new besides your profile picture?
IDK :/
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What?
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YDK?
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Happy Minion meme
What did I miss? :D
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Thorin, do you only put suggestions in lists if you've seen the movie? Just wondering because there are several great suggestions above that you didn't add. Also, I suggest you look at the images you picked, many of them don't do a very good job of showing off their colors.

FYC:
Three Kings - this is the disclaimer that appears at the beginning: 
The makers of Three Kings used visual distortion and unusual colors in some scenes of this film. They intentionally used these unconventional techniques to enhanced the emotional intensity of the story line.

What IMDb says: The vibrant color is due to the fact that they used "Ektachrome" slide transparency film, instead of standard film stock, and the "bleach bypass" process actually gave the prints a much deeper black. The silver halide is completely opaque, thus a "true" black. Leaving all of that silver on the prints, resulted in a much higher cost for distribution however.
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If you check out the list now, I think you can see the reason why I'm usnig those images.

And I'll add Three Kings. :D

BTW I'm keeping Tron for another poll.
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Bump.
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I'm sorry Dan, I don't have enough time right now to finish this one.
Maybe I'll come back next week. :D

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I have Updated the list but It's not complete. I'll add

  • dick tracy
  • the fall
  • do the right thing
  • three kings
  • What Dreams May Come
  • Suspiria
But I feel like some of the other suggestions doesn't suit this poll very much, but thanks anyway. :D

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Thorin,

Your captions analyzing the use of color adds a lot to your poll suggestion. I'm looking forward to you completing this poll suggestion to your satisfaction.
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Jodie Foster and David Morse in Contact 1997
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One could choose from 1K+movies made from 70s-early 2000s with color alone or compare to 60s epic color then vs now, take weeks to set up  poll, all themes.? right
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BUMP

Finally! It's coming to an end. :D

I haven't seen Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Contact.
So, I left those 2 empty.
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This looks so great! Oh, btw, #31 and #30 seems to be missing a description 'Really beautiful images; very good poll.

May I suggest one small edit to the intro? ('below in bold: 'no comma needed between "to" and "draw")

In movies, colors have been used to draw out emotional reactions, draw focus to significant details/objects, set the tone of the movie, represent character traits and show changes or arcs in the story. 

My vote: either 'Do the Right Thing' or 'The Florida Project'
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Jeorj Euler

So your point is, when it comes to science-fiction, fantasy isn't fiction?



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"So your point is, when it comes to science-fiction, fantasy isn't fiction?" No.
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Jeorj Euler, Well, then I have no idea what your 2 paragraph reply is about. :(

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I basically stated that both are science fiction but only because of one crucial element, meaning that they are otherwise drama fiction (as in neither science fiction nor fantasy) with a strong penchant for realism. I can see how 2001: A Space Odyssey would be seen as more exciting than Contact, but I'd think the reason for it would have something to do with it taking place "off-world" in a time in which the audience lives "on-world". Overall I'm agreeing with Dream_Weaver here.
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Jeorj Euler
What I believe is, 2001 may not seem as a fantasy now because we are in 2018 and 2001 is past, but at the time it was released, it's a fantasy about future.
And Kubrick's attention to detailed cinematic style through the whole movie made it more than just drama fiction for me. :D
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FYC: Star Wars (1977) 

Alec Guinness in Star Wars 1977
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Thanks for the reminder. I was keeping that empty space for something, but I couldn't remember.  :D
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I see you instead used The Empire Strikes Back- that's probably a better example, it has better lighting and looks a bit more higher budget :)
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James  Yes, and also Empire has Darth Vader :D

I wanted to show how colors were used to portray the villain and hero. Same as Tron.