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La restauration des films muets en couleurs : le cas particulier des films dits "à trucs" réalisés entre 1900 et 1919

Abstract : Restoring coloured silent films started in the 1970s. First achieved thanks to the photochemical method, it then became digitalized in the 2000s. The point is at the beginning of the cinematograph, films used to be hand-painted. Other methods were progressively invented such as stencils, tinting or toning. All these methods, difficult to handle nowadays, remain as the past witnesses of a bygone time, that of cinematography as a live show. Thus, even though digital devices allow some technicians to restore their versions of the films dealt with, they can't reconstruct the craftsmanship of the cinematograph in the 1900s. From yesterday's hand-painting to today's restoration, French and Italian laboratories and Film Archives try to pass on an heritage
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Chloé Louw. La restauration des films muets en couleurs : le cas particulier des films dits "à trucs" réalisés entre 1900 et 1919. Art et histoire de l'art. Paris, Ecole nationale des chartes; Università degli studi (Udine, Italie), 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020ENCP0003⟩. ⟨tel-02868002⟩

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