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16 minutes ago, fuzzynormal said:

As you may have noticed, the film making industry makes plenty of movies specifically for dumb people.  It's the larger market, so why not?  

 

Someone told me "there are no dumb people, only different market segments".. Some segments like porn, some like colored movies; at the end of the day, someone will cater to these segments because they need to pay the bills and feed their families.  I change my mine, story is not king, but the almighty dollar is :-P

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3 hours ago, eleison said:

Actually, according to my younger sister, my nieces, and nephews; this film would be unwatchable.  They all tell me they are allergic to black and white "old" movies.

No problem.  Here is the colorized version.

 

However, I have a feeling black & white footage is not the real reason that they would dismiss the Buster Keaton classic.  It probably has more to do with how actively and deeply they want to work their minds.

 

 

3 hours ago, fuzzynormal said:

As you may have noticed, the film making industry makes plenty of movies specifically for dumb people.  It's the larger market, so why not?  

"Never make the mistake of assuming the audience is any less intelligent than you are.” -- Rod Serling

 

It appears that filmmakers are not as intelligent as they were back in Serling's day.

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3 hours ago, eleison said:

Actually, according to my younger sister, my nieces, and nephews; this film would be unwatchable.  They all tell me they are allergic to black and white "old" movies.  So yeah, for some people even if the story is good, they just aren't going to watch.  I wish I could cram these movies up their bloody, prejudicial mouths because this is ART god darn it!!!  but nope, they aren't even going to try.  This is the same of bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, the invisible man, etc.  I'm sitting at the couch with pop-corn excitedly telling them for the next few hours we are going to have fun watching the great horror movies of the golden age.  They ditched me once they found out it was black and white.

You can't please all the people all the time.

Besides, the standard behaviour of the younger generations is "Ewwww - No!" and then after some prodding you discover they don't know what the hell it is you're even talking about, so it's actually that they've worked out that they don't have the same taste as you do.  

My kids constantly surprise me about their knowledge and appreciation of music made before they were born, often due to its use in memes (eg Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel) or movie / TV soundtracks.  Of course, suggest you watch a movie that was released last month instead of this week, and you're basically screwed.  

I find the world a large and pretty intimidating place, and when you're a kid and basically know nothing in comparison to what I know now (remember being a kid and looking at the adults around you and thinking they knew everything?  I'm approaching being twice as old as most of those adults now...) so I suspect that kids have all sorts of strange psychological defence mechanisms not to basically melt from the sheer scale of what they don't know.  Anything outside their comfort zone must, at some level, be a reminder that the world is huge, they are small, and they know very little about it.

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On 12/5/2019 at 3:57 PM, IronFilm said:

The YouTube compression is so extremely bad on that video it turned it black & white!! ?

....and allowed a rare glimpse past the colour science, trendy transitions, and flying gimbal shots to see a coherent story and narrative arc.

What a calamity!

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