24 Frames: Band of Brothers (2001)
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.
Henry V, Ato 4, cena 3 – William Shakespeare
Now digital color is typically also not realistically motivated. As the color monochromes of Band of Brothers demonstrate, even “realistic” films need not feature realistically motivated color. I noted how innovations in color cinematography frequently hit the ideological wall of motivation. Optical color needed to be “justified” by appearing to emanate from a diegetic source. Digital color no longer needs to be diegetically motivated because it is no longer diegetic; it exists in digital space, and so need not approximate Newtonian color.
Chromatic Cinema: A History of Screen Color – Richard Misek