1926: The Origin of Colour Cinema

Color is such an important part of the film-going experience, and we often even take it for granted. In this video essay, One Hundred Years of Cinema hones in on some of the earliest uses of color in film, singling out The Black Pirate (1926) for setting a new standard in film history—using color to inform the audience about character and story.


Color Theory


Creators on Film History


One Hundred Years of Cinema