22 comments

  • By Moviefan777
    May 08, 2014
    06:18 PM

    Another good use of the color red can be found in The Wizard Of Oz where Dorothy gets her ruby slippers and later uses them to take her and Toto back home. Vertigo also used red effectively to symbolize Scotty's descent into madness via his dream sequence. 2001: A Space Odyssey also used red to show off Hal's evilness and his demise. Princess Mononoke also used red in its bloody depictions of the main characters and the gruesome battles in the film.
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  • By Avoltaire
    May 08, 2014
    06:33 PM

    Guys, it's only films in the collection. I agree about Cries and Whispers.
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  • By obscuredbyclouds
    May 08, 2014
    08:10 PM

    Somehow Powell and Pressburger found the most evil shade of red for the lipstick in Black Narcissus.
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    • By Emma
      May 12, 2014
      02:30 AM

      I know. Pure Uncanny Valley.
  • By oz-rob
    May 09, 2014
    08:43 PM

    A great opportunity to draw attention to the fact that no films by Hungarian director Miklos Jansco are currently in the Criterion Collection? in particular and related to this topic is his film RED PSALM from 1971..
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  • By Earnest
    May 10, 2014
    10:37 AM

    Yeah, I have to say that "Cries and Whispers" was the first film that came to my mind when I saw this article. Still many good examples offered here though. :)
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  • By Kevin K.
    May 10, 2014
    01:06 PM

    Cries and Whispers.
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  • By Zuba
    May 10, 2014
    04:11 PM

    "Sing a Song of Sex" has red accents and overtones from start to finish.
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    • By Zuba
      May 12, 2014
      09:51 AM

      I like your style, Zack
  • By Sean
    May 10, 2014
    08:14 PM

    I don't know anything about film studies but I will say this I wished that Hollywood could take a stand and take bigger risk rather then copying from these films how pathetic and sad I tell you also I wished the director had the freedoms not the producer! If I were a director and had the skills I would try on my own and play around with a camera and experiment for myself and if I had all the skills I needed I would try and do things at the Cannes film festival. Let this be a lesson learned if you want to be a director go the Cannes route not the Hollywood one as that is were dreams will spiral and fall down to your doom! I don't even care for what they put on TV these days and if I did live in France I would tell them that Hollywood doesn't take the big risk anymore and reveal them the sad truth about the film industry as nothing more then a buisnes these days.
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    • By D.j. West
      May 29, 2014
      05:24 PM

      How does that relate to this?
    • By StefanRistea
      August 15, 2014
      04:42 PM

      He's red with anger about the Hollywood system.
  • By Gord
    May 10, 2014
    11:10 PM

    I think of red at the mention of Pierrot le fou
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  • By mallo
    May 11, 2014
    12:39 AM

    I feel hurt for Juliet of the Spirits and Cries and Whispers.
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  • By Skeezix
    May 11, 2014
    10:30 AM

    Red is the only color in Spellbound.
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    • By Emma
      May 12, 2014
      02:27 AM

      Oh dude I forgot about that! Good catch!
  • By HenriqueMaia
    May 12, 2014
    12:13 AM

    What about the use of red in Cronenberg's "dead ringers"...?
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    • By Martina C.
      May 27, 2014
      05:25 PM

      Excellent suggestion, the cardinal red of the Mantles surgical gown, sublimely visceral.
  • By Emma
    May 12, 2014
    02:29 AM

    So glad Sister Ruth's blood-red lipstick was included! Her deranged makeup is one of the creepiest things I've ever seen. I'll never forget it.
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  • By Brown
    May 14, 2014
    05:19 PM

    The mist of red smoke in Akira Kurosawa's otherwise black and white High and Low comes to mind. The smoke both bringing the first half of the film to a close and inspiration for the red coat in Schindler's List.
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