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The Love Lottery

David Niven and Peggy Cummins on location in Lake Como, Italy for The Love Lottery (1954)

Filming on location gave a greater sense of realism and authenticity, and this was helped even further as The Love Lottery was filmed in Technicolor. Filming in colour became very popular in the 1950s as technology was advancing making it easier and more affordable to produce colour films.

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Ealing Studios productions that were filmed in Technicolor required a much higher budget than other films, as the Technicolor equipment could not be purchased, only hired. They were rented out to the Studios along with camera technicians and colour specialists and required a lot more lighting and film reel.

Roy talks about this in his oral history. Listen below and then watch a clip from the film.

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Technicolor cameras

Audio transcript

Roy Gough: The, um, Technicolor camera which was gigantic, and also was, had to come from Technicolor on Great West Road complete with its own crew. They wouldn’t, they wouldn’t let anybody use a Technicolor camera unless it was accompanied by their own crew as well as our own. It took about four men to lift it.

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