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Lee and Turner’s 1899 Color Process

September 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Color films, Technology

Britain’s National Media Museum has posted the results of their restoration of what they claim to be the world first color moving pictures, which were patented by photographer Edward Turner and his financial backer Frederick Marshall Lee in 1899, which is embedded above. The details are briefly explained here. The process, which seems to anticipate […]

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A Trip to the Moon: Back in Color

May 10th, 2011 · No Comments · Color films, Film and television archives, French cinema, Special effects

The Bioscope, Luke McKernan’s invaluable blog, notes that tomorrow the Cannes Film Festival is presenting “what may be the film restoration to beat all other film restorations — the colour version of Georges Méliès‘ Le voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) (1902).” While the film is far from being lost,  all known […]

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