History Main / DeliberatelyMonochrome

9th Sep '17 7:43:05 PM RobFRules
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/{{Mickey Mania}}'' for the Sega Genesis, CD, and SNES starts in black and white save for MickeyMouse himself, on screen graphics and collectible items. The first level is based on ''WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie'', as part of the game's theme around playing through classic Mickey Mouse short cartoons. However, as you progress through the level, colour is slowly added to the Steamboat Willie universe, though mini-boss Pete and the title character (who is separate from Mickey in the game's universe) remain monochrome when encountered. Future levels are all based on colour Mickey Mouse cartoons and are animated accordingly.
31st Aug '17 11:02:32 AM theek01
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Music]]
* The band Music/{{PVRIS}} really likes their black-and-white aesthetics. All of their music videos are either pure black and white, or really desaturated, with just the occasional SplashOfColour. This also extends to their album covers, photoshoots and promotional pictures, stage setup when performing live, instruments and sound equipment, and most of the clothes they wear.
[[/folder]]
31st Aug '17 1:13:49 AM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Creator/StanleyKubrick: In the late 1950s and early 1960s, many directors such as Kubrick choose to stick with black and white film despite the rapidly rising popularity of color film, precisely for these reasons (not to mention at the time black and white still had an edge in picture clarity and contrast, and B-movies used B&W for budget reasons). Arguable examples include Creator/MarilynMonroe's last film ''The Misfits'', the original ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma'', and ''Film/DrStrangelove''.

to:

* Creator/StanleyKubrick: In the late 1950s and early 1960s, many directors such as Kubrick choose to stick with black and white film despite the rapidly rising popularity of color film, precisely for these reasons (not to mention at the time black and white still had an edge in picture clarity and contrast, and B-movies used B&W for budget reasons). Arguable examples include Creator/MarilynMonroe's last film ''The Misfits'', the original ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma'', ''Film/TheMisfits'', ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma1957'', and ''Film/DrStrangelove''.
8th Aug '17 7:09:10 PM Lucymae2
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The [[Series/FargoSeasonThree third season]] of ''Series/{{Fargo}}'' undergoes a similar filter to the Creator/CoenBrothers movie ''Film/InsideLlewynDavis'', supposedly as some sort of meta season-wide shout-out, or maybe to emphasize the drawn out nature of this season as opposed to the first two.
5th Aug '17 7:25:36 PM Abodos
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Also, ''[[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'', with the rerun bosses in Ganon's tower.
** [[spoiler: Hyrule Castle]] in ''Wind Waker'' is also monochrome (and frozen in time) before you get the [[spoiler: Master Sword]].

to:

** Also, ''[[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', with the rerun bosses in Ganon's tower.
** *** [[spoiler: Hyrule Castle]] in ''Wind ''The Wind Waker'' is also monochrome (and frozen in time) before you get the [[spoiler: Master Sword]].Sword]].
** The flashbacks in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' start off in sepia monochrome for a few seconds before transitioning to full color.
30th Jul '17 2:49:32 PM bt8257
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Music/DavidBowie is shown in black-and-white on the album covers of ''Music/StationToStation'' and ''Music/{{Heroes}}''.

to:

** Music/DavidBowie is shown in black-and-white on the album covers of ''Music/StationToStation'' and ''Music/{{Heroes}}''.''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum''.
22nd Jul '17 12:59:17 AM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''FandoYLis'', by Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky is filmed this way. Perhaps because of [[NoBudget lack of resources]].

to:

* ''FandoYLis'', ''Film/FandoYLis'', by Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky is filmed this way. Perhaps because of [[NoBudget lack of resources]].



* ''Disney/TheReluctantDragon'': The first half is in black and white, with the main character [[LampshadeHanging commenting on the switch to color]].

to:

* ''Disney/TheReluctantDragon'': ''Film/TheReluctantDragon'': The first half is in black and white, with the main character [[LampshadeHanging commenting on the switch to color]].



* Several films by Creator/WoodyAllen: ''{{Film/Manhattan}}'', ''Film/StardustMemories'', ''Film/{{Zelig}}'', ''Film/BroadwayDannyRose'', ''Film/ShadowsAndFog'' and ''Film/{{Celebrity}}''.

to:

* Several films by Creator/WoodyAllen: ''{{Film/Manhattan}}'', ''Film/{{Manhattan}}'', ''Film/StardustMemories'', ''Film/{{Zelig}}'', ''Film/BroadwayDannyRose'', ''Film/ShadowsAndFog'' and ''Film/{{Celebrity}}''.



[[folder:Music- Album Covers]]

to:

[[folder:Music- Album Covers]][[folder:Music]]



[[folder:Pinball]]

to:

[[folder:Pinball]][[folder:Pinballs]]



[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]

to:

[[folder:Professional [[folder:Pro Wrestling]]



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has Sons of Malice chapter of Chaos Space Marines. Their prime colors are black and white, though few golden strips also appear in official color scheme. Fan depictions of Malice followers often feature pure black-and-white color scheme.

to:

* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has Sons of Malice chapter of Chaos Space Marines. Their prime colors are black and white, though few golden strips also appear in official color scheme. Fan depictions of Malice followers often feature pure black-and-white color scheme.



* The "Rhapsody in Blue" segment of ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'' is done primarily in tones of blue, as well as bluish greens and purples, with the occasional red and yellow for emphasis. With the help of computer-controlled coloring, every pixel has some blue in it. The reds and yellows are just very red purples and very yellow greens.

to:

* The "Rhapsody in Blue" segment of ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'' ''Disney/Fantasia2000'' is done primarily in tones of blue, as well as bluish greens and purples, with the occasional red and yellow for emphasis. With the help of computer-controlled coloring, every pixel has some blue in it. The reds and yellows are just very red purples and very yellow greens.



[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]

to:

[[folder:Professional [[folder:Pro Wrestling]]



* ''ComicBook/TheFarSide'': Gary Larson metnioned a variation: One of his (black-and-white) strips featured a waddle of penguins, one of them bursting into song ("Oh I gotta be me, I just gotta be me!"). However, when printed someone in editing had made the singing penguin pale yellow, reversing the entire point of the strip.

to:

* ''ComicBook/TheFarSide'': Gary Larson metnioned mentioned a variation: One of his (black-and-white) strips featured a waddle of penguins, one of them bursting into song ("Oh I gotta be me, I just gotta be me!"). However, when printed someone in editing had made the singing penguin pale yellow, reversing the entire point of the strip.



[[folder:Film]]
* In ''Film/TheGiver'', because humanity has lost the ability to see color, the first part of the film is initially in black and white, save for [[SplashOfColor splashes of color]] when Jonas "sees beyond." When he is given the memory of color red tones begin to show (as his first color was red). By the time he regains more memories the film is in full color. When he leaves the Community it is once again shot in black and white until [[spoiler: Jonas manages to return the memories, at which point it's shot in color again]].

to:

[[folder:Film]]
[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/TheGiver'', because humanity has lost the ability to see color, the first part of the film is initially in black and white, save for [[SplashOfColor splashes of color]] when Jonas "sees beyond." When he is given the memory of color red tones begin to show (as his first color was red). By the time he regains more memories the film is in full color. When he leaves the Community it is once again shot in black and white until [[spoiler: Jonas [[spoiler:Jonas manages to return the memories, at which point it's shot in color again]].



17th Jul '17 2:07:08 PM GlassRain
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': Scenes set [[spoiler: outside the game]] are sepia toned, with a few [[SplashOfColor splashes of color.]] Such as the [[spoiler: PeopleJars and Mr. Daedalus' tie.]]



* ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn'' uses sepia-toned desaturation for the Hedge & Grassie strips. (It's a takeoff on ''Radio/TheBurnsAndAllenShow'', both the radio series and the black-and-white TV show.)


Added DiffLines:

* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': Scenes set [[spoiler: outside the game]] are sepia toned, with a few [[SplashOfColor splashes of color.]] Such as the [[spoiler: PeopleJars and Mr. Daedalus' tie.]]


Added DiffLines:

* ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn'' uses sepia-toned desaturation for the Hedge & Grassie strips. (It's a takeoff on ''Radio/TheBurnsAndAllenShow'', both the radio series and the black-and-white TV show.)
17th Jul '17 2:03:08 PM GlassRain
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': Scenes set [[spoiler: outside the game]] are sepia toned, with a few [[SplashOfColor splashes of color.]] Such as the [[spoiler: PeopleJars and Mr. Daedalus' tie.]]


Added DiffLines:

* ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn'' uses sepia-toned desaturation for the Hedge & Grassie strips. (It's a takeoff on ''Radio/TheBurnsAndAllenShow'', both the radio series and the black-and-white TV show.)
16th Jul '17 9:09:52 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Dutch film '' Het meisje met het rode haar'' (The girl with the red hair), about a resistance fighter in WW2 Holland, deliberately fades almost everything to monochrome as a visual reminder of the grim nature of life under German rule. The only part of the picture to remain red, or at least in Dutch national orange-red, is the long hair of the titular character, Resistance fighter Hanne Schaft.

to:

* Dutch film '' Het meisje met het rode haar'' (The girl with the red hair), about a resistance fighter in WW2 [=WW2=] Holland, deliberately fades almost everything to monochrome as a visual reminder of the grim nature of life under German rule. The only part of the picture to remain red, or at least in Dutch national orange-red, is the long hair of the titular character, Resistance fighter Hanne Schaft.
This list shows the last 10 events of 301. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.DeliberatelyMonochrome