Color by Numbers: Amélie
We’re getting complimentary (in more ways than one).
16 years, five Academy Award nominations, and one blatant “roaming gnome” ripoff later, every single frame of Amélie, the unforgettably romantic contemporary classic also known as Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, still seems infused with a glowing warmth. That’s no accident: director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (City of Lost Children, Micmacs) used a specific type of post-production magic to enhance the vibrancy and supercharge the saturation of reds, greens, and yellows, adding a heavy shot of surreality to a potent cocktail of magical realism that is garnished with a twist of irony. If you think red and green is strictly a holiday-themed color combination, this video is about to change your mind. Use these rich and offbeat color schemes to inspire your own flights of fancy!