Posting this here to not hijack the Eastmancolor thread. Over there I posted:
I also remember watching SUPERMAN in 1978. Now there's a movie that seemed to shun yellow. Even considering the desert scenes, when I close my eyes and think of it, all I see are the night colours of Metropolis, the red and blue of the Superman suit, and black and white. Unfortunately when I think of MAN OF STEEL all I see it orange and teal. (And if I absolutely have to think of Marvel Universe videos...movies... I just think of grey and brown.)
And David Mullen replied:
You're right about "Superman: The Movie" - even the wheat fields of Smallville and desert scene with Lois are timed for neutral skin tones (and the accurate reproduction of the red & blue costume), and with the use of fog filters, which tend to have a blue cast to the halation, and in this case, they are mostly reacting the the blue skies in the scenes, there are no scenes where a warm golden cast has been timed into the image overall.
Metropolis (NYC) has blue-green mercury-vapor streetlamps in the distance at night, Krypton & the Fortress of Solitude have a wintery look so there are some cooler scenes, and plenty of neutral-toned scenes with warmer color accents in the set dressing, but no overly warm scenes.
Does anyone know of a LUT that approximates the look of SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE?