The transition from black and white to color movies.

It’s commonly thought that “older” movies are in black and white and “newer” movies are in color as if there is a distinct dividing line between the two. However, as with most developments in art and technology, there isn’t an exact break between when the industry stopped using black and white film and when it started using color film. On top of that, film fans know that some filmmakers continue to choose to shoot their films in black and white decades after color film became the standard — including “Young Frankenstein” (1974), “Manhattan” (1979), “Raging Bull” (1980), “Schindler’s List” (1993), and “The Artist” (2011).

In fact, for many years in the earliest decades of film shooting, in color was a similar artistic choice — with color movies existing for far longer than most people believe.

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