Video: History of Technicolor

This is an interesting video on both the technicolor process and some film history.  Contrary to popular belief, The Wizard of Oz was not the first technicolor movie.  But watch on:

2 thoughts on “Video: History of Technicolor

  1. Robin Bangerter January 11, 2019 / 11:03 pm

    Hi Linda,
    Very interesting about the history of Technicolor.
    Sadly the movie theaters are on the downhill with dvds and home theaters. I know upgrades to the way movie theaters are, are evolving. Between real d, 3D, and imax. I know of places that do 4 and 5d. (With the idea of going beyond sight and sound) to include feeling. And now they have a new screen. Called screen x. I saw aqua man on screen x. So that you still have the same focus on the front screen. But have added the side walls as well. You use your perfrial vision to watch what’s on the other walls. I suppose the ultimate one day will be holograms.
    One thing for sure. The theater will continue to evolve.
    Hope you have a good weekend

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    • Linda Maye Adams January 12, 2019 / 10:14 am

      I think the problem is two-fold: 1. It’s really expensive going to a movie theater, especially if you’re taking a family. You’d plunk down easily $40, not including the very expensive snacks and drinks. On the other hand, you can buy a movie online for $12 or so, or just rent it…and if it’s on Netflix, it’s already in your subscription.

      2. The studios are still thinking of the movies as big events. They take a long time to film, and they don’t make the many–preferring to spend the big bucks on them. The online sites are the new indie–they produce like crazy, just like in the B movie era. Some are good, some are not so good, but the odds are much better at finding something that’s really fantastic.


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