Questions tagged [black-and-white]

Refers to the films presented entirely in black and white.

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How could a projectionist destroy an old black and white film accidentally?

I have a character in a book who works as a projectionist, and during the changing of the reels, I need him to accidentally destroy the print. The film is an old black and white non-silent movie, and ...
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Are modern black & white movies shot in colour?

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 ...
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How is color determined when colorizing black and white movies?

In black and white movies that have been remastered to have color, how do they know what colors are what?
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Why is the episode “Metalhead” of Black Mirror in black & white?

Metalhead is the fifth episode of the fourth series of anthology series Black Mirror. Why is it in black and white?
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Why is the movie Following (1998) shot in black & white?

Why is the movie Following (1998) shot in black & white? What theme does it resemble in this movie?
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Old black-and-white political comedy about a young idealist running for Mayor [closed]

I saw at least the first half of this movie (but not all of it) somewhere around 1994 or 1995, on television. But it was all in black-and-white, so I feel reasonably confident that it was made no ...
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Black and white, man and boy custody story, urban setting, circa 1950-1960 [closed]

Urban setting, large US city, possibly New York, but not important to story. Majority of story occurs in a very average, small apartment, in a very average neighborhood. Movie made circa 1950-60 and ...
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Old Hammer Horror 1960's early 70's - Mummy-like stone creature [closed]

I'm looking for a movie that was Black and white and I saw it about 1969 may be 1970 at an walk in outdoor movie theatre in Dampier Australia. I think the story was set in maybe Egypt/South America or ...
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Cop chasing thief silent film trope

I'm looking for an example of a trope I know clearly in my mind but can't find a specific example to. I feel like I've seen it in numerous silent films but can't find it anywhere: A woman is being ...
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Black and white film; Journalist receives newspapers from a day into the future. One predicts his death [closed]

The film is old, maybe the 60's. The argument is about a frustrated journalist who can not get a good article to the newspaper he works for. After a request for a "miracle", someone comes and gives ...
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Were old TV shows routinely sped up for some reason?

I have recently made a habit of waking up early, and as a by-product spend my mornings catching re-runs of The Donna Reed Show. I've noticed in a number of episodes, though not necessarily all of them,...
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Black & White time travel movie that ends with a repeating time loop [closed]

I am looking for a black and white science fiction movie that I watched a couple of times on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon in the early to mid 1960's on local Los Angeles television. The movie was ...
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B&W animation in which old Asian lady finds huge ship [closed]

I am looking for a colorless animation movie in which I only remember a scene: an Asian looking old woman comes across a huge ship. I think there were no sounds. The movie should be at least 5 years ...
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A black and white movie about waking up [closed]

I recall an old Twilight Zone-type movie which begins with a car driving up to a house. There are a series of events/stories told via the characters in the house but at the end (after some horror-...
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Man points to suicide jumper in black and white old clip? [closed]

I hope this is the right place for this question: I recall watching a movie where there was an old black and white clip (perhaps a home video within a movie?) where someone was standing near a large ...
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Why are some movies still shot in black and white or sepia?

Why are some films still shot in black and white or sepia? I can understand if it's perhaps a "period piece" like The Artist or The Good German, or if, like in Sin City, it's done to perhaps stay true ...
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What is the reason for making “Human Centipede 2” in black and white?

As per Tom Six's claim for Human Centipede 2 to make it more graphic and disturbing, making the first film seem like "My Little Pony compared with part two." So why make it in black and white? What ...
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Black and white science fiction movie with aliens and dome [closed]

I saw this science fiction a long time ago. I recall a light plane having to land. The pilot and a woman struggling to survive in a town that has had some kind of dome placed over it. I recall ...