We had a black and white tv set when I was a child. We switched over to color at some point in the early '80s and we, along with tens of millions of other American consumers, never looked back. At some point, I suppose they must have stopped selling black and white tv sets [more inside]
My husband has a deep love of old and scary movies. Think Psycho, House of Wax, The Bat, The Haunting, House on Haunted Hill, And Then There Were None... basically, if it's black and white, involves a large mansion, and contains a murder mystery, he's into it. Can you recommend some old-timey thrillers that have those characteristics? (bonus points for Amazon Prime or Netflix availability) Family Guy did an episode called "And Then There Were Fewer," which sort of pushed all those buttons for him, so similar "homages" would be cool, too. Thanks!
I'll be in Paris for two weeks and I want to shoot some black & white film while there. I'd prefer to not bring film with me on the plane and instead buy and process my film while there. [more inside]
I saw a black and white movie on TV when I was younger, and it ended with a family (presumably farmers?), looking out a window or a door (or standing on a porch) as the sun rose, and the father says, "Well, here comes the sun." It stuck with me, but I can't seem to find what movie it was. [more inside]
I want to learn how to draw great black and white art. Composition, contrast, light, shadow, all the good stuff. I'm trying to gather good samples to learn from. [more inside]
What film is this? Can anybody help? My friend Gioia watched the first half of a movie in the middle of one night in the first 90s. She liked it, but since she was also very tired, so ended up sleeping. The days after she didn't think too much about this movie, but then after a while she found herself wondering and wondering again about it, and still is. She tried to retrieve the old show schedules, but unsuccesfully. So, what movie is this? This is the plot of the first half as she told me. The main character is a middle-aged white man who happens to lose his memory all at once. My friend Gioia doesn't remember the name of the character, nor the presence of some famous stars in the movie. [more inside]
Gay themed, black and white, containing a dead body and a threesome. That's mostly what I remember. (possible offensive language in remembered dialogue ahead) [more inside]
Trying to identify what movie this gif comes from. Warning: kind of really scary.
I'm in love with these wedding place cards, but I'm having trouble finding online sources of line art I can use. Specifically, I would like to find an online directory of line art - the kind of black and white image that would accompany a dictionary definition. Ideally, it would be open source/taken from old books but I'd be willing to pay if I could find the right images. I've tried searching Google images with the line art function, but it's pretty limited in the results and often too cartoon-y for what I"m looking for. Additionally, if you could think of any additional search terms for that style of art it could be very helpful. [more inside]
My birthday party starts in less than one hour. The theme is "black and white," and I had planned to project a friend's vaudeville silent film for atmosphere during the party. I just thought to check with the director to make sure he was still down with me showing his film, and it turns out that it isn't. I now need a plan B, in a hurry! See the invite here for the vibe...looking for artsy/funky/old-timey. And if you happen to be in Portland, please send me a MeMail if you'd like to join the festivities!
Black and white or panda themed party food. [more inside]
Color on a black and white TV? What?! (1950s filter). [more inside]
Desperately searching for the same kind of shirt as the one worn by XTC bass player Colin Moulding in this video. [more inside]
Does anyone know where to find a copy of the 1960's Japanese film Age of Assassins? I've looked on Amazon, Netflix, etc. with no luck. [more inside]
What blasphemous, disgusting black and white movie did MeFi possibly introduce me to a few years ago? [more inside]
Is there a name for this photography technique/style? I'm trying to find more photos like that. [more inside]
Looking for early footage of cities from the beginning of the 20th century (but as late as the 1940s)
I'm looking for early movie footage of cities, the kind where someone just set up a movie camera on a street corner and recorded people walking around. Preferably from as early in the 20th century as possible. [more inside]
Help me find a comic about cupcakes and stabbing! [more inside]
Does anyone know anything about this photograph? I came across it on a stranger's Tumblr site and it's completely unattributed, and no amount of Googling has turned up even a clue as to where it's from. Looks like it's out of a book (page number in the bottom right), but beyond that, I got nothin'. I'm totally intrigued by it. (Note: I've already emailed the blog owner via their Tumblr site, so please don't email them again; I don't want to harass them...) Thanks!
Looking for the title of a foreign (Russian?) film, probably filmed mid-late 90s. What I remember of the plot: gold(?) smuggling operation, with the gold being smuggled in cigarette packs; I believe a factory or power plant was central to the plot somehow; the film was in black & white until about 2/3 through the movie, when in a crucial scene a gold cigarette was used to connect a circuit, flipping on the lights in the power plant and switching the film over to color. Help?
What are the drawing style of people or places often found in black and white newspapers called. An examples here. Where can I find galleries online of this type of art?
We bought an used Insignia TV and hooked it up to our comcast cable box. Unfortunately, we can get a picture but it is only in black and white. I've taken the cables in the back and moved them around and the only result I can get is in one of the inputs there is a small amount of color that shows on the screen that correlates to sound vibrations. I've used the remote to turn up the color and it has no effect. What can I do to fix this?
How do I optimize photos, vector illustrations, and grayscale tones for a crappy and probably lo-res copier? I'll be using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
How do I optimize photos, vector illustrations, and grayscale tones for a crappy and probably lo-res copier? I'll be using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (CS3 if it matters). [more inside]
What is a good bare-bones black-and-white laser printer for home use? [more inside]
Looking to ID an old B&W photograph based on a description of it. A dark-haired woman napping on a bed in daytime, with a baby beside her. [more inside]
In which black and white film (Probably from the 40s, UK) were german spies detected by their mispronounciation of "Slough"?
I'm looking for simple techniques, tricks, or experiments to get interesting results from a home B&W darkroom. [more inside]
Teach me how to download plugins for GIMP as if I were a person with no computer experience at all. [more inside]
Photograph of a girl dribbling milk... Where is this from and / or who is it of? Please help! Thanks...
Tried developing my first bw film last night and it didn't turn out at all - what did I do wrong? [more inside]
Help me plan a "Black and White" Fortieth B-day Party.. [more inside]
How can I achieve high contrast B&W film photographs? [more inside]
Where can I get cheap photocopies in San Francisco? [more inside]
Help me find a cool poster! A cool image that a (long ago) ex-girlfriend used to have on her wall... [more inside]
In the manga Black & White (Tekkon Kinkreet) by Taiyo Matsumoto what is the significance of the "96" shirt worn by Black and the "46" shirt worn by White? [more inside]
NameThatMovieFilter: I need help remembering the name of an old black-and-white Christmas special from the BBC. Problem: it may not have been a Christmas special, or from the BBC! [more inside]
I'm scanning old family photos and the scanner appears to be adding colored pixels to black and white photos. What do I do now? [more inside]
I'm looking for a photobooth in the Philadelphia area. [more inside]
Would black-and-white negative film still be good if it were stored in a refrigerator for over 3 years? What about printing paper? [more inside]
A number of online photo printing services have been mentioned here on AskMeFi, but a search hasn't revealed one that will print to my liking. I'm looking for a top notch black and white print with archival borders - 8x10 image on 11x14 paper. I'm working with high quality scans of black and white negatives. Suggestions?
I love this photograph (I don't remember where I found it, unfortunately). How would I go about taking similar photos with a 35mm and/or digital camera? What kind of lense/lighting/setup would have been used for something like this? Is there a name for this kind of effect? Is there a good way to duplicate this effect in digital post-processing?
Has anyone used Costco's film lab to print black and white? I develop my own b&w film but don't have a darkroom. Was thinking of getting a scanner and, after scanning and editing the negs, having the prints done at Costco. [more inside]
Where can I find public-domain images of hot air balloons? (Preferably black-and-white line-drawings, like the ones in The 21 Balloons.)