6. Color, Screen Shapes, Sound, Special Effects, and Production Refinements

  1. Drew Casper

Published Online: 3 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395242.ch6

Hollywood Film 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction

Hollywood Film 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction

How to Cite

Casper, D. (2011) Color, Screen Shapes, Sound, Special Effects, and Production Refinements, in Hollywood Film 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444395242.ch6

Author Information

  1. University of Southern California, School of the Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405188272

Online ISBN: 9781444395242

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Keywords:

  • technology - color, screen shapes, sound, special effects and production refinements;
  • switchover of TV networks' - all-color broadcasting by 1966, Hollywood turning exclusively to color;
  • last major b/w films, 1966's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (WB) - and The Fortune Cookie (UA);
  • color experimentation, not only continuing but expanding - relying on cinematography and post-production;
  • screen shapes - standard widescreen and anamorphic techniscope;
  • techniscope, used by studios, and Paramount, UA and Universal Paramount - trotting it out for its low-budgeters;
  • 35mm to 70mm Print-ups/Panavision 70 - Dimension 150;
  • sound, and Dolby sound system - motion-picture optical soundtracks, limited by two factors;
  • sound recording and scoring;
  • A Clockwork Orange (WB, 1971) - film's bizarre rendition of well-known musical works (Beethoven's Ninth Symphony) setting off a disquietude

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Color

  • Screen Shapes

  • Sound

  • Special Effects

  • Production Refinements