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  • By Kyle Edward Harris
    February 06, 2013
    02:29 PM

    Corinne Marchand's eyes are radiant, and Jean Peters is even more gorgeous in color
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  • By Eugenio Petraconi
    February 06, 2013
    03:09 PM

    It's really amazing what color can do. Now I do too wish I could watch those movies in color... but not colorized, of course!
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  • By Gord
    February 06, 2013
    03:12 PM

    I adore B&W cinematography and I'm fine with things the way they are, but boy these are some beautiful photographs. The green of the swamp jumps out at you and the richness of the colors in the Marienbad photos are lovely.
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  • By Liam Molenda
    February 06, 2013
    03:34 PM

    It's cool to see The Great Dictator in colour. Love that film!
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  • By TheDirector
    February 06, 2013
    04:33 PM

    LYaM surely is vibrant in reality. The Great Dictator could only have been black and white - it loses so much in color.
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  • By Sidney
    February 06, 2013
    05:43 PM

    Wow, some of these classics really do look great in color!
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  • By thevoid99
    February 06, 2013
    05:57 PM

    Wow, some of them do look trippy in color though I prefer it in black-and-white.
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  • By bikar
    February 06, 2013
    06:03 PM

    some things should stay black and white :)
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  • By DennisHuang
    February 06, 2013
    06:47 PM

    how wonderful it is to see those legendary actors and actress in color images!
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  • By tyler
    February 06, 2013
    08:28 PM

    youre all twelve
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  • By nicolas
    February 06, 2013
    09:59 PM

    I agree with the comment that while the color in 'The Great Dictator' is quite amazing, it would have probably lost a lot in color. It might have looked more like spectacle than anything else. "Last Year At Marienbad' and 'La Strada' however might have worked and not hindered the film from the images I have seen here. I remember my girl friend seeing La Strada and wishing some of the outdoor scenes had been in color, still a great film though and one of my favorites. Everything else from what they have shown needs to stay in black and white.
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  • By Ludde
    February 07, 2013
    07:49 AM

    I think this is wrong. I believe that a movie has integrity. You shouldn't profane a piece of art. You might aswell draw a moustasche on The Mona Lisa.
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    • By jeff stills
      February 07, 2013
      08:16 AM

      i don't think you even read the post, Ludde. These are not colorized images, but rather original color photos taken on the sets of these classic movies!
  • By Kyle Hall
    February 07, 2013
    08:21 AM

    Can't believe the color shots from the set of SOME LIKE IT HOT weren't included here. Back in the day I bought the Criterion laserdisc just because the packaging featured those!
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  • By scubadonc
    February 07, 2013
    03:22 PM

    Looks like Ted Turner was right all along!
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  • By jon
    February 07, 2013
    05:52 PM

    If they were shot in color then the set & costume colors would have been different. Colors (in a B/W) film are chosen for how they will photograph in B/W. Last Year in Marienbad would have looked different (then the promotional photos) if it had been shot as a color movie. If it were shot as a Technicolor movie then different still. Personally, I find the promotional shots of it to be cheap:like a Italian vampire movie.
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  • By Digg
    February 08, 2013
    02:58 PM

    Nothin' wrong with an Italian vampire movie.
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      February 09, 2013
      12:42 PM

      Some of my best friends are Italian vampire movies.
  • By BenMudek
    February 09, 2013
    07:25 PM

    Last Year at Marienbad -- one of my all time favorite movies, I think the entire feel of this movie would be changed if it was in those colors, or any color for that matter. Interesting none the less. It would probably be fascinating either way.
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    • By BenMudek
      February 09, 2013
      07:27 PM

      Just wanted to add, that the Marienbad photos remind me a lot of Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut also. Intentional perhaps?
  • By Reeniop5
    February 09, 2013
    11:26 PM

    Fascinating pictures! Thanks for sharing this with us.
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  • By ray
    May 17, 2013
    05:24 PM

    is it la strada photo real? wow how beautiful this moment taken
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  • By Carl S
    February 10, 2014
    07:21 AM

    Rats! Came hear thinking Criterion had released Jean-Jacques Annaud's 1976 film.
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