Anyone Else Love Black and White Movies?

I honestly prefer black and white movies. There’s just something about them that I find better than the modern colored variety. Isn’t that odd? Maybe it’s an emotional thing, as I was born during the time when nobody had color TV. When the Wizard of Oz came out, it was, I believe, the very first movie produced in color. I remember my parents took us kids over to a friend’s house to watch it because they had one of these wondrous things called a color TV set. 

My dad was a frugal man, for which I’m very grateful, as I learned a thrifty mindset at an early age and grew up with it, and it does come in handy most of the time. Anyway, he had a perfectly good black and white TV and saw no reason to replace it, even though color sets were available. It wasn’t until my first year of college that my folks finally bought their first color TV. 

So, perhaps this fondness for the many shades of grey on the television screen takes me back to my childhood and the experience of watching movies in black and white. Maybe that’s it. Or possibly it has something to do with the fact (in my opinion, it’s fact) that TV was a lot better back then. If a show is in black and white, you automatically know it’s safe to watch and that you’re not liable to encounter a plethora of things you’d rather not see. However, if it’s in color, it indicates a certain time frame, where you just never know what they might put in that TV show or movie, even if they do have a rating. 

Anyway . . . just my rambling thoughts on the subject. ~

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