The Mystery of Green

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This essay discovers patterns of expressive significance in Eric Rohmer’s use of colour in his 1986 film Le rayon vert. It traces how green consistently features as emblem and waymarker in the central character’s grasping for a route out of despondency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-57
Number of pages10
JournalNew Review of Film and Television Studies
Issue number1
Early online date16 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017


  • Colour
  • Eric Rohmer
  • Film style
  • Le rayon vert


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