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The Difference Between Silent Film & Talkie Make-Up

The first movie stars must have looked terrifying on set.

The orthochromatic film used in early black and white cinema did a poor job of picking up yellow and red light spectrums. To make up for this deficit, actors had to be coated in highly contrasting colors in order to appear normal.

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