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by Danny Baldwin

This clip from "Mask" speaks to the intangible, haptic dimension of color, which is meta-textually connected to scholarly theories about the haptics of cinema. Eric Stoltz's Rocky attempts to explain what colors look like to Laura Dern's Diana, in spite of the fact that she is blind, connecting colors to raw touch-feelings (and in turn, through the dialogue, relatable emotions). In the process, "Mask" contemplates the ontology of visual color and texture themselves.

Mask (Bogdanovich, 1985) — Different Colors

Eric Stoltz's Rocky tries to explain what colors look like to Laura Dern's Diana, in spite of the fact that she is blind.

from Mask (1985)
Creator: Peter Bogdanovich
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Posted by Danny Baldwin
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