A couple of weeks ago, engineer Vijay Pandurangan was having I was having brunch with a friend and he mentioned how he felt that most movie posters these days were very blue and dark. His friend didn’t fully believe him and challenged him to prove it. So, as any engineer would do, he wrote some code. The result is this fascinating schematic of the dominant colour schemes used in posters over the 20th and 21st centuries. From his initial bet, there are certainly more blues in posters, but whether they’re darker or not, remains to be seen.
Anyway, click the link for a closer look.