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“There’s something really appealing about the simplicity of black-and-white images.” ―Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Silent talkies speak the language of black-and-white piano keys striking chords of recognition.

“She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.”

―Raymond Chandler, Goodbye, My Lovely

The chemistry that makes silent talkies spontaneously combustible, smolders until lips turn cherry red and eyes cornflower blue, and moonlight melts like fondue.

“Do not let Ted Turner deface my movie with his crayons.”

Orson Wells, quoted by Henry Jaglom

Color adds the spectral array of the everyday prismatic illusion, a special effect, like seven veils overlaying the interface of darkness and light.

“I think the truth is black and white.”

―Nancy Grace

The flickering shadows that smoke and ignite the black-and-white scene on a silver screen; the subtext you understand without subtitles; the sound of music from black-and-keys on steel strings; and technicolor dreams of flying nuns with black-and-white wings: these are a few of our favorite things.

“In the beginning it was all black and white.” ―Maureen O’Hara



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