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Old 10-20-13, 08:14 AM   #1
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Hong Sangsoo's trailer for THE DAY HE ARRIVES in color...movie in black and white?

Having just watched Hong Sangsoo's feature film THE DAY HE ARRIVES (2011) within the context of The Cinema Guild release dvd format, I found it a bit intriguing that the trailer for this quixotic drama is shown in color, and running backwards so as to introduce the characters of his latest drama. The film itself is presented in black and white (not color) to good effect I must say. I'm assuming he originally filmed it in color and reverted it to black & white for thematic reasons.
Can anyone else think of any other foreign or domestic film that promoted itself in one format/color and released in a different color scheme? (Even if you don't plan on seeing this latest incarnation from Hong Sangsoo, check out the trailer because it is funny as well.)
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Old 06-12-14, 10:06 AM   #2
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Re: Hong Sangsoo's trailer for THE DAY HE ARRIVES in color...movie in black and white

The Canyons (2013) had a B&W trailer released for it online, although most of the promotional material, including other trailers, were in color:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7z3x53dSrE

Nebraska and The Man Who Wasn't There were both shot in color but released in B&W. The trailers for those, at least in the US, were in B&W:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebraska_(film)#Filming
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man...and_production


I think releasing a color trailer of a B&W film in the US might constitute "false advertising," so it's unlikely to happen.


I can't be sure, but I think some of the trailers for Kill Bill Vol 1 may have had some shots of the B&W sequence in the final fight in color, but with the blood on The Bride's clothes changed from red to black.
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With film stock essentially dead, I'd assume that all black and white will have to be applied after the fact when films are shot and processed digitally, which is going to be pretty much everything now. I believe Clooney did the same with Good Night, and Good Luck. Black and white is pretty much a novelty now, and obviously done as an aesthetic choice by directors and DOPs.
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Old 09-30-14, 01:09 PM   #4
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Re: Hong Sangsoo's trailer for THE DAY HE ARRIVES in color...movie in black and white

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With film stock essentially dead, I'd assume that all black and white will have to be applied after the fact when films are shot and processed digitally, which is going to be pretty much everything now.
Not necessarily. There are digital cinema cameras that are B&W only, typically variations of an existing color model, like the RED Epic Monocrome and Digital Bolex D16M:
http://nofilmschool.com/2014/04/d16m...-cinema-camera
http://www.red.com/store/products/ep...ome-brain-only

It makes sense in a way, since the individual sensors in a camera are B&W; it's the color filter on top of it that determines whether a given sensor detects a color. The B&W cameras simply eliminated the color filter layer.
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