A look back at my favorite black and white movies.
Thoughts on colorful movies shot in B&W by Rich Paschall, Sunday Night Blog
If I asked you to list your favorite movies, what would they be? Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Transformers? Maybe Batman, Spiderman, X-Men, Iron Man or Captain America? Is it a 3D Surround Sound, computer enhanced spectacular? Or just fast and furious? Do special effects and color make a movie great? Or might it be a brilliant script and amazing performances?
If you’re under 30, does your list include anything in black-and-white? If you’re under 20, have you seen a black-and-white movie?
That’s right, black-and-white movies, like black-and-white photographs, have no colors, just shades of gray covering the gray-scale. It may seem to some that black-and-white movies were only made because color was not perfected until later, but that’s not true. Long after color was standard for all kinds of film, some directors chose black-and-white.
Some shot in black-and-white to evoke a feeling of another time and…
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