Guide to Film Color Systems (Film Tinting to Technicolor)

Featuring this list are the important and most relevant film color systems throughout film history, with two of the movies/examples in which they were used. They are ranging from the oldest - Tinting (1890s) to the newest - Technicolor (1950s).


*Read notes* is essential for more information and hyperlinks about color systems.


Notable terms: List of color film systems, Color motion picture film, Film colorization, Bipack color, Dye-transfer process, Additive color, Subtractive color.


Also check out my other guides here, and if you are interested more in the subject, visit the site called Timeline of Historical Film Colors, which helped a lot.

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  • Annabelle Serpentine Dance
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  • The Kingdom of the Fairies
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
  • A Visit to the Seaside
  • With Our King and Queen Through India
  • Venus of the South Seas
  • Moana
  • The Toll of the Sea
  • The Black Pirate
  • The Viking
  • King of Jazz
  • A Colour Box
  • Sons of the Sea
  • Honeymoon Hotel
  • Scared to Death
  • The Golden City
  • The Great Sacrifice
  • Gone with the Wind
  • The Red Shoes
  • Johnny Guitar
  • Come Next Spring
  • Vertigo
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
  • Slumdog Millionaire