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A few movies are still released in black & white, largely for artistic reasons.

Are such movies shot in colour, and then converted to black & white for release? Or are they usually filmed in black & white? Is one approach more common than the other?

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    Technically, every movie ever has been shot in color :P – BlueMoon93 Apr 30 '18 at 14:59
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    Technically, Calvin's dad answered this a long time ago. Not necessarily altogether accurately, but answered nonetheless! – KlaymenDK Apr 30 '18 at 19:36
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Wikipedia suggests that they are filmed in color and the converted to monochrome on post-production

Since the 1970s, fiction feature films have been filmed almost exclusively in color. Some films after the transition to color are occasionally presented in black-and-white for budgetary or stylistic reasons. This is a list of notable feature films whose majority of running time is in black-and-white or monochrome/sepia tone and made after the 1960s. Many modern black-and-white films are shot in color and converted in post-production.

Obviously, there are exceptions (at the link) but, it seems pretty logical to at least have the option of switching back to color should there be a desire to do so.

I covered the reasoning (partly) in a question about this issue which is included in the list at the link.

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    You say Young Frankenstein but the question you linked to is regarding The Elephant Man – MikeTheLiar Apr 30 '18 at 14:14
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    The Artist (2011) was also shot in color. From Wikipedia: Though presented in black-and-white, it was shot in color by cinematographer Guillaume Schiffman (src). Perhaps you could add a bit about that to your answer, given that it's one of the most recent black and white films? – Thunderforge Apr 30 '18 at 15:14
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    Clerks was shot in monochrome because that is all they could afford. – Burgi Apr 30 '18 at 15:22
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    It's less about the option of switching to color than it is about being able to control exactly how the colors are mapped to black and white. – Adam Davis Apr 30 '18 at 15:39
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    @Dai Yes: nofilmschool.com/2012/11/… – Adam Davis Apr 30 '18 at 19:02

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