Color Palette Breakdowns of Classic Movie Stills Celebrate Beautiful Cinematography

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While watching Skyfall and finding herself more captivated by the images than the story, Roxy Radulescu decided to look into the colors that comprise various shots in the film. Eventually, breaking down film images into detailed color palettes became a hobby for the graphic designer. Radulescu created the website Movies in Color to house the project, organizing Hollywood’s most iconic, vibrant shots by film and cinematographer. Click through to see color palettes for a handful of classic movies, then visit Radulescu’s site for more.

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (1968). Cinematography: Geoffrey Unsworth. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘A Serious Man’ (2009). Cinematography by Roger Deakins. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘American Beauty’ (1999). Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘Boogie Nights’ (1997). Cinematography by Robert Elswit. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘The Evil Dead’ (1981). Cinematography by Tim Philo. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘Eyes Wide Shut’ (1999). Cinematography by Larry Smith. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘Fargo’ (1996). Cinematography by Roger Deakins. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘Gangs of New York’ (2002). Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘Inglourious Basterds’ (2009). Cinematography by Robert Richardson. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘The King of Comedy’ (1982). Cinematography by Fred Schuler. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ (1962). Cinematography by Freddie Young. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘Lincoln’ (2012). Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ (2006). Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘Pulp Fiction’ (1994). Cinematography by Andrej Sekula. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘Raising Arizona’ (1987). Cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘Rear Window’ (1954). Cinematography by Robert Burks. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ (2001). Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘Taxi Driver’ (1976). Cinematography by Michael Chapman. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘The Darjeeling Limited’ (2007). Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.

‘There Will Be Blood’ (2007). Cinematography by Robert Elswit. Image Credit: Roxy Radulescu.