Colour vs. Black & White


Does anyone know why "The Absent Minded Professor" was in colour, yet the "Son of Flubber" is in black and white.

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Both films were initially shot in B & W but AMP was colorized many years ago and is now available on video. However, I did see a colorized version of SOF on the Disney Channel about 5 years ago but as far as I know that is not available on video. I wish they would release the colorized version so I could have both classic Flubber films in color.

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so there is a colorized Son of Flubber

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It's available in color now.

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Both were on the new LAFF station today.
AMP was the color one
SOF was not



on location with SUPERMAN I,& OTHER STARS
http://www.vbphoto.biz/

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Count your blessings. I saw the colorized version, and it was a poor job.

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I saw the AMP colourised and thought it quite good - but there again I thought the Laurel and Hardy ones good and, regardless of one's opinions of the 'break in artistic intent' many young people won't look at black and white stuff. There are numerous British post war films that were made in b&w because they couldn't afford or were not allowed to shoot in colour; some of those could be colourised - is it very expensive?

Bill Brooks

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Thanks for your thoughts. I used to work in an old Fox walk-in theater, and we would get a lot of calls asking what was playing and if it was in color. You are correct that some people would not watch a B&W movie no matter how good it is. It is sad to think they would rather watch "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" than "Inherit the Wind." My complaint about colorizing is not one of artistic intent; to me they look flat, and skin tones appear brown.

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I don't mind brown people.

Bill Brooks

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