For years, I always just assumed that if a show was broadcast/taped/whatever in black and white, that was it, black and white, no variance in color or anything.
Yet, I was watching Stanley Kubrick’s “Lolita” last night, and the black and white was really really good. At first I wasn’t even sure it WAS black and white. It seemed like the colors were much more rich and vibrant than in, say, “A Wonderful Life,” or even the beginning of “The Wizard of Oz.”
What gives? Is it the quality of film used, or was Kubrick using advanced black and white technology, or what?