From Pleasantville to What Dreams May Come
If you saw the 1998 movie Pleasantville, you’ll remember the dull, “lifeless” black-and-white world that Tobey Maguire’s and Reese Witherspoon’s characters were transported to through their television. That same year, moviegoers were also treated to What Dreams May Come, where Robin Williams’ character found himself in an afterlife of color-saturated landscapes reminiscent of impressionist paintings. In both films, the absence and presence of color affected how we felt as spectators. That’s because color is a powerful aspect of life that surrounds us constantly. Naturally, it’s also a key element in the textile industry. But what exactly is color?