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These Amazing Shadows (2011)

The 1980s were a time of exceptional technological advancement: the Commodore 64, digital watches, Pac-Man, neon everything, A-Ha’s music video for Take On Me , and the colorization of black and white films. Alright, maybe that last one isn’t such a great technological advancement. However one person thought it was a brilliant idea. In the mid-1980s, Ted Turner (media mogul extroidinaire), voiced his approval and financial support of film colorization. He, along with a few other advocates of the process, argued that colorization would attract newer and younger audiences. It would breathe life into the lost and forgotten gems of past days. Although Turner may have had the best of intentions (I can’t bad mouth him too much. He started TCM!), the process immediately drew harsh criticism from film directors, actors, and producers.

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