Color Code

The Virgin Suicides: Cecilia Lisbon

How Sofia Coppola Uses Color in ‘The Virgin Suicides’


“We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colors went together.”

Carol Todd Haynes

A Color Theory Reading of Todd Haynes’ ‘Carol’


When it comes to Todd Haynes, Ed Lachman, and color, “There are no accidents.”

Uncut Gems Color Demany Orange

The Interior and Exterior Worlds of Color in ‘Uncut Gems’


“They say you can see the whole universe in opal…”

In The Cut Color Theory Jennifer Jason Leigh

A Color Theory Reading of Jane Campion’s ‘In the Cut’


For Jane Campion, idyllic romance is a bloody “trap.”

Irma Vep Maggie Cheung

A Color Theory Reading of Olivier Assayas’ ‘Irma Vep’


“Cinema is not magic; it is a technique and a science, a technique born from science and put in service of a will: the will of workers to liberate themselves.”

Daughters Of The Dust Sunset

A Color Theory Reading of Julie Dash’s ‘Daughters of the Dust’


“In this quiet place, folks kneel down and catch a glimpse of the eternal.”

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Michael Mann: Master of Cool Colors


Plunge into the cool, electric color of Michael Mann. Everything from the luminous greens of ‘Thief’ to the Tiffany blues of ‘Blackhat.’