I saw this film today. Brilliant film. Tragic story, but a brilliant, beautiful film. The weaving of the songs with the narrative is masterful.
posted by Jon Seymour at 01:12
Interesting; think I'll rent that one when it comes out on DVD. It's got a high rating on IMDB.Pity it's in B&W though; is there any particular reason for that? If the director's Kubrick or Kurosawa or Welles they can get away with these things, or if it's set in a classical period where we only have B&W photos for reference ... but in modern times I think it's pretentious and you do lose detail from the image.B&W (film) photography used to be higher resolution than colour but nowadays everything's digital and you have the same resolution on a DVD regardless whether it is colour or monochrome.
See the film, and then judge whether it is pretentious.As it happens, the director is a still photographer. It may be cliched to use black & white to express a sense of melancholy, but in this case I think it was entirely appropriate.
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