Will black and white make a comeback?
After winning top honours at the majority of award shows, French film, The Artist, has also swept the Academy Awards by winning five Oscars. The black and white film, which is the tale of a fading star who finds redemption through romance in the era when...hollywood Updated: Mar 01, 2012 02:34 IST
After winning top honours at the majority of award shows, French film, The Artist, has also swept the Academy Awards by winning five Oscars. The black and white film, which is the tale of a fading star who finds redemption through romance in the era when silent movies were overtaken by talkies, won Oscars for the best film, best actor (French star Jean Dujardin), best director (Michel Hazanavicius), as well as for musical score and costume design.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan wrote about the film on his blog — “I watched a lovely film ‘It was a delight to see a black and white, silent movie in February of 2012!! In an age when color and music and speech and sound play such an important role in cinema today, it was most innovative on the part of the makers to present something like this.”
“Really looking forward to watch The Artist after Baftas n Oscars celebrated it so much …” posted actor Celina Jaitly on Twitter.
It might not be a trend, but the best technique is storytelling, even if you use the old fashioned way.
Every good film works. Half of Rang De Basanti was in sepia tone. If the script demands, why not.
I would love to make one, but I am aware that it won’t be easy getting funding for such projects.
Unless the story needs to be told in a black and white format, it would be meaningless to make it.
I don't think that black and white films will make a comeback or that I will make one.
If an exceptional film like The Artist is made in India, it might work. It’s a matter of luck.
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First Published: Feb 29, 2012 17:48 IST