Colour palettes in US film trailers: a comparative analysis of movie barcode

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https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2532-8816/12468

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Computational film analysis, colour, film trailers, genre

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This article analyses the smoothed movie barcodes of 173 trailers nominated for a Golden Trailer award between 2016 and 2019 across nine genres: action, animation/family, comedy, documentary, drama, fantasy/adventure, horror, romance, and thriller. The results show that colours in the nine genres are similar, dominated by dark, unsaturated colours in the orange (hue = 30° ± 30°) and azure (hue = 210° ± 30°) regions of the HSL colour wheel. Colour palettes for each genre have similar colours but show some differences in the diversity and evenness of the distributions of these colours.

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2021-09-09

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Redfern, N. (2021). Colour palettes in US film trailers: a comparative analysis of movie barcode. Umanistica Digitale, (10), 251–270. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2532-8816/12468

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