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Eastmancolor is a trade name used by Eastman Kodak for a number of related film and processing technologies associated with color motion picture production.

Eastmancolor, introduced in 1950, was one of the first widely successful "single-strip colour" processes, and eventually displaced the more cumbersome Technicolor. Eastmancolor was known by a variety of names such as DeLuxe Color, Warnercolor, Metrocolor, Pathécolor, Columbiacolor, and others.[1][2][3]

For more information on Eastmancolor, see

  • Eastman Color Negative (ECN, ECN-1 and ECN-2), the photographic processing systems associated with Eastmancolor negative motion picture stock, and intermediate motion picture stocks (including interpositive and internegative stocks)
  • Eastman Color Positive (ECP, ECP-1 and ECP-2), the photographic processing systems associated with Eastmancolor positive print motion picture stock for direct projection
  • Color motion picture film, for background on Eastmancolor and other motion picture processes in general
  • Eastman Kodak Fine Grain color negative films (1950 onwards), within the "List of motion picture film stocks" article

Examples of films that use Eastmancolor[edit]

The 1959 British satirical comedy film The Mouse That Roared was filmed using the Eastmancolor process.

Eastmancolor became very popular in the South Indian film industry during early 60's.


  1. ^ Merritt, russell (2008). "Crying In Color: How Hollywood Coped When Technicolor Died" (PDF). NFSA Journal. Nfsa.gov. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-03-10. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  2. ^ Peter Lev. Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959. University of California Press, 2003. p. 108.
  3. ^ Stephen Neale. Contemporary Hollywood Cinema. Psychology Press, 1998. p. 120.