A Space Odyssey Colour Analysis

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2001: A Space Odyssey, by Stanley Kubrick is the focus for the visual experiment regarding colour in the final project of (Colour and Lighting) course. The director thinks clearly that, there’s a basic problem with people who are paying attention with their eyes: Those who won’t believe their eyes won’t be able to appreciate this film (Agel, 1970).
A colour analysis of the film was generated by averaging out the colours which appear in the film. The resulting scenes or images were placed in a grid in Adobe Photoshop software which can be read from left to right and top to bottom to give a graphic sense of the film progression, in effect a graphic outcome to the film.
In a state of proper arrangement, by considering graphic means of representing the film in relation to colour context, the graphical representation of the film was laid out as a linear sequence. The possibilities for testing generated a mixed of different colours of scenes interface thereby showing the scenes reconfiguration in colour and tonal ranges as depicted in the figures above.
Red colour plays a major setting in 2001: A space odyssey. It is considered to be the favourite colour of Stanley Kubrick which happens to appear in his several films like “The Shining, Lolita, Clockwise Orange, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut.” The use of this specific colour is associated with the feeling of alarm, anger, danger and lust in his films. As a graphic design student the choosing of colour for specific

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