Do you prefer your OLD movies in original black and white or a new "colorized" version.

Do you prefer your OLD movies in original black and white or a new "colorized" version.

Bignuf Bignuf
They say younger audiences just "will not" watch black and white movies, but having just seen a movie marathon of Shirley Temple movies...all in color, to me, it just didn't look right? The directors of these old black and white movies KNEW they were shooting black and white and were acutely aware of shadow, angle, texture. Ruined vision when you change it.

Anyone else feel the same?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I prefer the original black and white.
B8trDude , slynch , froggiemoma , Ryuson , LikeSunshineDust , Jul!a , ashaxmarie , cheetahpita , indiglo , namelesschaos , Starkiller87 , wetone123 , Keegski , mmike1900 , EvilHomer , Illumin8 , KrazyKandy , PussyPurr , Howells , dv8 , Sammi , GenderSexplorations , Princess-Kayla ♥ , yw2 , Kaltir , kadytheredpanda , freshbananas , True Pleasures
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I prefer the "colorized" version
GravyCakes
1
I don't care, either way.
Gunsmoke , married with children , Rin (aka Nire) , Ash1141 , darthkitt3n
5
Other?
Ms. Spice , El-Jaro
2
Total votes: 36 (36 voters)
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09/12/2011
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froggiemoma froggiemoma
I love the old black and whites.
09/12/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I like to see them how they were meant to be seen!
09/12/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I do prefer the original black and white versions, however I also enjoy seeing how the colors play out.
09/12/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
the difference between old black and white films and the colorized film is not necessarily the color they are shot in, but the way the films were edited. In the older films, the movies had fewer cuts, making it go at a slower pace. Today, because of digital editing, editors are able to cut films in a way that makes them seem like they go faster.

Since our culture is becoming more accustomed with a faster pace, younger audiences tend to get bored with the older films because they seem too "slow". But as someone who enjoys all forms of art, I would say I like both, it just depends on my mood.
09/12/2011
ashaxmarie ashaxmarie
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
They say younger audiences just "will not" watch black and white movies, but having just seen a movie marathon of Shirley Temple movies...all in color, to me, it just didn't look right? The directors of these old black and white movies ...
i've seen both and i prefer black and white, but i don't mind colorized all that much. (i'm a "younger audience," i guess.) i don't watch old movies very often, though.
09/12/2011
cheetahpita cheetahpita
I like the old black and white movies
09/12/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Black and white. Ive even tried some non black and white movies in black and white by adjusting the tv. It works really well for horror or scifi movies and is a pretty awesome new experience.
09/12/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
i love black & white movies, but if they have colorized them, then i prefer it that way b/c i like to see what colors all the costumes are.
09/12/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Depends on when the colorization was done.

The earlier ones really didn't look that great.
09/12/2011
mmike1900 mmike1900
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
They say younger audiences just "will not" watch black and white movies, but having just seen a movie marathon of Shirley Temple movies...all in color, to me, it just didn't look right? The directors of these old black and white movies ...
I agree. The conversion ruins the cinematography.

The only thing they should do with those original black and white movies is restore/clean them so that they can be preserved.
09/12/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
Definitely like them in plain old black and white!
09/12/2011
KrazyKandy KrazyKandy
I hate when movies are altered.
09/12/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
The purity side of me wants to vote for the original B&W - but I've seen colorized movies and they are OK. Since I'm not fan movies any way, I don't really care.
09/12/2011
dv8 dv8
I find colorization to be an abomination. Ditto for Pan & Scan.
09/12/2011
Sammi Sammi
Quote:
Originally posted by dv8
I find colorization to be an abomination. Ditto for Pan & Scan.
Yep, to both
09/12/2011
married with children married with children
I do not watch that many old movies. But I would have to say the ones that they have left alone seem more real to me.
09/14/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Some of my favourite movies are in black and white! Colorized versions just lose that certain special something. Restoration: Fine. Colorization: No way.
09/14/2011
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
Old movies are better in black and white.
09/15/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Doesn't much matter to me. On an aesthetic level, black and white is often better for the way cameras and shooting methods worked back then, but at other times I think it's neat to see it in color, although it does depend a lot on how well the colorization process went.
09/15/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
Doesn't matter to me either way!
09/17/2011
Kaltir Kaltir
Depends on the movie, but most older films I prefer to keep in B&W
11/13/2011
kadytheredpanda kadytheredpanda
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
They say younger audiences just "will not" watch black and white movies, but having just seen a movie marathon of Shirley Temple movies...all in color, to me, it just didn't look right? The directors of these old black and white movies ...
Black and White if that's the original version. Colorized usually just looks tacky if it was originally black and white.
11/13/2011
freshbananas freshbananas
this puts me in the mood for a western!
11/14/2011
True Pleasures True Pleasures
I prefer my classics in their classic form; movies in black and white, and crooner tunes by the original crooners. I can't stand remakes.
11/14/2011
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