Movies have always known how to cast a spell on their audience, even when they were only black and white. Yet progress did not come to a halt and the first ways to enrich movies with colours were promptly found. While the first uses of colour back in the day, created a big wonder, nowadays an overkill of colours prevails. The cinematic presentation is becoming more colourful and detailed than ever, so audiences often struggle to recognize particular/individual accentuations of colour. Red as a signal colour is a characteristic trait that has been formed through several thousand years of cultural progress, and its significance in cinema is unique. Thus, the ‘Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt’ plans to display the different uses of red in the production of films in a special exhibition.

Photography: Christoph Neuhold, Text: Moritz Ohlig