Once again we bring you a thread to enlighten you on the glories of Black and White Cinema.
I’m going to try to make the film choices ones that can easily be found on VHS and DVD (Preferably DVD where many old films have been restored quite nicely) at a local video stores. So some classics may not make the list (Chien Andalou is likely not to show up). Exceptions will be of course, and perhaps we might have an open week where any film may be discussed as a Favourite B/W.
Once again we invite those who have the attitude that there are no Good B/W films to view the topic film of the week and join in. You don’t have to like the film but you do have to state clearly why you don’t.
Your homework assignment for this week is to view and discuss George Romero’s Classic Night of the Living Dead
This one was shot in 1967 in Pittsburgh PA, on a minimal budget. Those Budgetary considerations lead to the use of Black and white stock. Did that have an effect on how the film was shot and did that hinder or improve the film?
And one of the burning Questions for this week will be:
Can Gore be gross without colour?
as a Bonus, how does it compare with its colour counterparts?
As a note Part 1 was Dr Strangelove which is still open for discussion.