Yes, color should serve or have a purpose in the story. Black and white movies do a better job at creating mood, I think. Good question!
I love watching black and white movies. As Radioguy wrote--it really does create mood. I like black and white photos for the same reason.
Yes, I do. One can concentrate more on dialogue and acting without the color invading the senses. There is a place for color now certainly, but those old Bette Davis movies were amazing! And Wuthering Heights would not have the same impact if it were in color. The shadows are imposing, threatening and impressive.
I am fine with watching black and white films. They just have to have voice. For example, the Marx Brothers film "A Night at the Opera" is my favorite black and white film. A piece of history along with three men acting like idiots. Those are the classics.
Nope if it as no color than it's not for me. I just feel sad when watching those.
No, unfortunately not any more. I thought it might be a novelty now to watch black and white films - just seems to loose its splendour for me. I can watch it for about 30 minutes but then I switch off!
It's incredible how technology has changed things so much!
I have not watched an old film but In the 1960's our T.V. was black and white, I watched Star Trek in Black and White......I like colour
i love the old black and white movies, it seemed like every word mattered, the depth of every moment mattered,... i agree that the color can be distracting,... however i'm not sure but what the movies today arent just different,.. in the black and white age, they had to realy focus on light and shadow, and dialog, the plot mattered,... the words mattered,.. and i think it was specificaly because they did not have color at thier disposal to help tell the story,.... all the other componnants were that much more important because they lacked the tool of color,... some of the best movies ever were made when hollywood was making the transition to color and still treated the screene like they didnt have it yet.
perhaps fans of story and dialog like black and white films because the B/W movies highlighted what we find most important.
agreed,....... fantasic question!
i'm going to watch spencer tracy now,.... maybe father of the bride..... or,.. dont get me started!
I enjoy old Bob hope movies. Abbott and Costello are also movies I enjoy. Surprisingly, I'm probably one of the few men that don't enjoy the Three Stooges strangely enough. Does anyone remember the old Blondie movies?
Yes I do. Gregory Peck was spectacular in To Kill A Mocking Bird. Classic novel and a classic movie. Read it. Seen it, Loved It.
I watched a 1930's version of Les Miserables a month or so ago, what a brilliant film, well acted & great story.... I could not fault it & was a delight to watch...I enjoy watching 'Film Noir' also - far better than some of the garbage they churn out these days.
in theory i do but i don't think i've ever really seen any.
i mean did see 'freaks' that was pretty crazy
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