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View Diary: Do You Have a Favorite B & W Movie? IAN: September 19, 2013 (160 comments)

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  •  It's in Technicolor (3+ / 0-)
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    weck, The Marti, Kit RMP

    No, the fashion show was originally in color.  It may have been shown on TV in black and white, but the scene was shot in color and should be shown that way, as God intended.

    And the Meg Ryan remake is an abomination.

    •  I won't see the new one, I don't intend to ruin (1+ / 0-)
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      Kit RMP

      how much I like the Norma Shearer version.  

      What I meant to say is that they filmed the fashion show in both and there is now a version available with the B&W, sort of like a directors cut. I am no expert, but I am always startled when a film goes from B&W into color, ala "The Secret Garden" or even "The Wizard of Oz".   I still have mixed feelings about colorized films, They usually don't need color to be interesting.

      Like the Shirley Temple movies.

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      by weck on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 08:00:38 AM PDT

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    •  I've seen pieces of the abomination...good word (2+ / 0-)
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      for it.

      The original had no men in it, and it worked!!  Why did they have to change it?  

      And you are correct.  The original did/does have that little piece of technicolour, rather like the change-up in The Wizard of Oz.

      Any movie with Norma Shearer is bound to be worth watching...for her, if not for the movie, itself!

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      by The Marti on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 08:12:13 AM PDT

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