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101 Things Not to Do Before You Die - 07 edition

101 Things Not to Do Before You Die (ISBN10: 0312357583; ISBN13: 9780312357580)
ISBN13: 978-0312357580
ISBN10: 0312357583

Summary: Chapter One Don't watch the colorized version of It's a Wonderful Life Colorization-the process of adding color to black-and-white films-was invented by Wilson Markle and Brian Hunt in 1983. Since then, dozens of classic films have been ''fixed'' by anti-black-and-white zealots. They even colorized Casablanca (ironically, Humphrey Bogart's face was actually gray). Fortunately, Citizen Kane has escaped-at least for now. Colorization has been referred to as ''cultural vandalism'' moreby The Writers Guild of America West. Critic Eric Mink called it a ''bastardization'' of film. And Gilbert Cates, then president of the Director's Guild of America, said that it ''. . . is a process of dissembling the historical and artistic fabric of our landmarks.'' Yet many people watch these colorized movies. Don't be one of them! Insist on the original black-and-white. If you're ever watching an old movie on TV and you suspect chromatic trickery, check your movie guide to see how the original was produced. If it was in black-and-white, don't panic. Just take your remote, open the Video menu, and drain out all of the color. Then you can watch the film as it was intended to be watched. Other classic movies not to watch colorized The Absent-Minded Professor Adam's Rib Arsenic and Old Lace Bringing Up Baby King Kong The Maltese Falcon Miracle on 34th Street White Heat (presumably the white part remains white) Yankee Doodle Dandy Fun activities Write a scathing letter to Ted Turner, a vocal proponent-and bankroller-of movie colorization. Start an Anti-Colorization League in your neighborhood. Protest colorization with a silent candlelight vigil. The inventors of colorization were Canadian-still are, for all I know. Colorization was first used in 1970 on film of the moon taken by Apollo a less

Edition/Copyright: 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.
Year Published: 2007
International: No

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