Home » Personal » A colored flick from 1948

A colored flick from 1948


Please note that any ads you see on this blog are placed here by WordPress.com. The Administrators of this blog have no connection to or financial interest in any of the promoted products and/or services and gain no income from any advertising displayed on this blog.

Follow me on Twitter


Color can bring life to anyone, no matter in what mood they are in. I think everyone will agree with me on this one. Not only with people, but with color can bring back life to objects – living and non-living alike. I tell this from both personal experience and observing others. Take pictures for example, try examining the same picture in grey texture and the colored version side by side, you will understand what I mean.

See the difference in the smile of the child in the photograph above?

I am going to discuss in this post a similar story. Not about a picture, but about a film.

The color filming began on a very recent note. Not that it wasn’t introduced before, but the density of films released in color was not much. A very popular play of Shakespeare was portrayed in films for a number of times, by different actors and directed by different people. Many of you might have read the play in school. I am talking about Macbeth. If my memory serves me correctly, it was filmed 4 times over the century. But I personally liked the 1948 version by Orson Welles.

He himself was in the title role along with Jeanette Nolan as Lady Macbeth. The film was released after a lot of financial struggles. But that I will discuss some other time. What this post is about is what if the film was in color.

 Not only would the film have been better, but the audience would have gotten a treat at that time. The fighting sequences in the film would show more colors and brought more feel to the scenes.

The grace and beauties of the characters would have opened up more. The expressions would have been more prominent. The briliant script used by Welles, would combine with the colored aura beautifully and serve a marvel in front of the audience. Although the play was portrayed by other actors later in color, but I and most of the people never got to see what those actors in the 1948 version could have done. Due to financial problems and lack of demand combined Welles was discouraged by fate work on his piece to its fullest potential.

Somethings are kept unanswered. Maybe thats the beauty of it. That is why people talk about it more that other things. Thank you for letting me share my views. Please feel free to express your own views in the comment box below.

The above post was written is also a part of a competition in Indiblogger website – Take Flight With Color. To know more visit this link :- http://www.hp.com/in/laserjet

Add to DeliciousAdd to DiggAdd to FaceBookAdd to Google BookmarkAdd to MySpaceAdd to NewsvineAdd to RedditAdd to StumbleUponAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Twitter


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 433 other followers

Save Our Tigers

%d bloggers like this: