After we watched the trailer for Nebraska over and over again we could not help but think of the magic of black and white films. We can’t pin-point what exactly draws us to them, but there is a timeliness in them that is just breathtaking. BuzzFeed¬†currently compiled a list of “31 Black and White Films Every Twenty Something Needs To See” and we couldn’t help but smile every time we saw one of our favorites up there.

They have put together a list of films that go from funny, to sad, to heartwarming, to coming-of-age stories, that every twenty something truly does need to watch. We will leave you with a trailer for one of the most recent films up on that list as well as the link to the full list. We can’t wait to be able to cross all those lists off our Holiday Movies List in the next couple of weeks. Let us know if you have seen any of those or are planning on watching a few; you know we love to hear from you guys!


Alexander Payne and Black and White


Oscar-winning director Alexander Payne recently opened critically acclaimed feature “Nebraska.” He also recently told the Canadian press that he doesn’t want anyone to ever watch “Nebraska” in color. Apparently Paramount Vantage pressured Payne into cutting a color version of his film so that it could be more marketable in foreign territories, but Payne was extremely against it.

Payne eventually agreed to cutting colored versions for TV outlets in specific territories like Sierra Leone and Laos, so that “Nebraska” could make TV profit. About the film and the black-and-white, Payne said, “It’s like a modern-day Depression film because of the black-and-white, but I wasn’t thinking about that before; it just happened because of when we were turning the camera on.”

Do you think Payne and directors in general should have complete creative control on where their films are marketed and how? Do you side with Payne or think Paramount Vantage had a point? Check the full article on Variety.