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Costume Colors Follow Story Structure on Fantasy Film 『Alice in Wonderland』 by Tim Burton
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  • Journal title : Journal of Fashion Business
  • Volume 20, Issue 2,  2016, pp.78-96
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Fashion Business
  • DOI : 10.12940/jfb.2016.20.2.78
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Costume Colors Follow Story Structure on Fantasy Film 『Alice in Wonderland』 by Tim Burton
Park, Hyewon;
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This study investigated the colors of the costumes and backgrounds of characters in the fantasy film, Alice in Wonderland(2010) by Tim Burton. The methods used were literature studies including related books, articles and internet materials, and positive research with DVD color analysis. Twenty-one scenes were selected by the researcher. Five scenes were selected from novel and film components representing, exposition, complication, crisis, climax, and denouement. After controlled pixel by photoshop program and the represented colors, hues and tones were analyzed. The results were as follows; First, in four characters, Alice`s dress colors changed depend on the situation and the passage offered from blue to red, metal light, and blue green. The Mad Hatter`s colors were orange with green which signified madness and passion. The Red Queen`s red dress and blue make up represented countrified and evil. The White Queen`s all white dress and hair, black eyes and vivid red meant purity and nobility. Similar characters` colors were limited. Second, the background colors, especially tones were an important component of the fantasy image. These were different for each type of scene in the film such as exposition, complication, crisis, climax, and denouement.
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