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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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.
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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Re: Hong Sangsoo's trailer for THE DAY HE ARRIVES in color...movie in black and white
Originally Posted by hanshotfirst1138
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.
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. http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2012/0...atrick-clarke/