10:24:22 PM Jun 18th 2012
Sepia/Desaturating tone IS NOT deliberately monochrome. By its definition "monochrome" means black and white. A lot of indie movies shot with super 16 are deliberately sephia, not grayscaled monochrome. I suggest that we split the trope
05:03:11 PM Nov 28th 2011
Ivan the Terrible has the Oprichnina party scene in colour and the rest in monochrome, but it is more that colour film was rare and expensive at the time, than for any thematic purpose.