What I’m reading…’If It’s Purple, Someone’s Gonna Die: The Power of Color in Visual Storytelling’

Guided by her twenty-five years of research on the effects of color on behavior, Bellantoni has grouped more than 60 films under the spheres of influence of six major colors, each of which triggers very specific emotional states.

For example, the author explains that films with a dominant red influence have themes and characters that are powerful, lusty, defiant, anxious, angry, or romantic and discusses specific films as examples.

She explores each film, describing how, why, and where a color influences emotions, both in the characters on screen and in the audience.

http://www.amazon.com/Its-Purple-Someones-Gonna-Die/dp/0240806883

2016-04-30T20:32:28+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Recent posts, What I'm reading|0 Comments