By 1979 Black and white was as dead as Disco… the only acception was Mel Brooks Parody Young Frankenstien but it was seen as a gimick as it was a parody of teh old Universal classics. Suddenly in 1980 we were treated to not one but two Black and White films… both dramas, bio pics and both quite powerful. The fact that they both came out in the same year is the main reason for lumping them together.
Yep we are looking at Scorcese’s Raging Bull and David Lynch’s The Elephant Man
You assignment this weekend… Watch either or both movies
I would not only like discussion on each film but comparrison and contrasts of the two in style and look.
What vision does the director bring to the film and why did they chose Black and white as the medium?