Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Inconspicuous Benefits of Black and White


Watching the 1962 World Cup programme in black and white gave me goosebumps. Joanna Lumley remains my greatest perversion, World War II was the most romantic of wars and Alfred Hitchcock's warped films was the most unnerving.

There's nothing quite like the magnificence of colours and the stories they tell. But its the untold stories that piqued the senses. Imagine a spot of dampness in Joanna's red underwear. Colour will brush that accurately whereas the magnitude of the dampness and redness are left to your own in black and white. And mum will tell you that if your're left to your own devices, you're capable of the most heinous of crimes.

Even books should be read in black and white. Try reading the benchmark spy novel, 'The Spy who Came in from the Cold' by Le Carre uncoloured. The plotting and counterplotting, the cold and the barren landscape leaves everything to the imagination.

Grey matters in black and white.

12 comments:

Deb said...

Your blog is like black and white oso. Make my hair turn grey. Hahaha!

vic said...

Wonder if theres any black and white TVs around. (Perhaps could just turn off the colour in the present TV set)

Watched "Good Night And Good Luck" recently. It was in black and white. Great watch. One tended to pay more attention to dialogue, rather then the colours or the lack of it.

On your last line. Almost all of use stay within the grey. It is grey that colours the life of white while toning down the darkness of black.

Have a good long weekend. Bet youre all ready to party, celebrating winning the FA Cup this saturday.

Halimi said...

Some things are best left "traditional", imho.

The Angel said...

haha...cool

vic said...

typo..
....Almost all of us

grrrr

sic6sense said...
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sic6sense said...

deb, cute. :P

vic, you eloquently articulated it (grey) better than me AND i'm not celebrating yet. Bad karma.

halimi, agree. I stopped watching Lumley after she was tainted with colour.

angel, hi!

babulicious said...

Spot on vic! There's so much more colour to be derived from the grey.

Yng Lyn said...

damn... that picture is so HOT. HOT. HOT. HOT.....

black and white visuals are classic. I like. ;)

madnoh said...

Here another pic for all Monica Bellucci fans out there: My favourite. Careful ah, rated X.

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Think I'll watch Malèna again tonight.

bex said...

I want to see your Liverpool tattoo. =p

yvy said...

you got a tattoo too??? SHOW! SHOW!!!!! :)

[i showed u mine, now u show me urs....] ;P