"Of course, I reckon upon opposition now..."
Opposition, disagreement or lack of understanding what you mean...
Most consumer films (including fuji's reala) have 'candy' colours (or a more plastic look). Kodak NC has very subdued pallette. I'm not trying to pick a fight or be a kodak apologist, but the characteristics of kodak's films can not be generalized along colour. NC, VC and UC are all different, with 100t being a tungstun balanced version NC. I have spent a good amount of time in europe the last few years and the colour work I have seen has shown no fear of stark, candy colours.
I'll be the first to stand in line to pummel my country men, but either I don't understand the statement or find it indefensible.