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Movie & Black & White & Japanese & Modern?

I recently saw Rashōmon, and was wondering if the hive-mind had suggestions for more (live-action, not anime) Japanese movies that are black and white, but set in more modern-ish times? [more inside]
posted by slater on May 20, 2014 - 17 answers

Are afro wigs for a funk band politically correct?

Imagine a funk/soul band made up of white people, wearing Afro wigs on stage. Would that be fine, or rather politically incorrect? [more inside]
posted by willem on Mar 21, 2014 - 32 answers

What was the last major racially-segregated event in the US?

Does anyone know what the last segregated event was in the US ? I'm curious about "major events", say around 10,000 people. [more inside]
posted by dubold on Feb 18, 2014 - 8 answers

Name these two cartoons

I have a vague recollection of a very old, black and white cartoon about a huge cat that goes to a junk yard and searches for a mouse who lives in a house (I think). The cat kind of looks like Felix (or so I remember). There is a lot of gold in the episode (for reasons I can't seem to explain). The second cartoon is also old (probably 70s animation) and is about a boy who has these surreal adventures. I remember him riding his little car all over the place and in one scene, he is walking on a tight rope. There is also an umbrella scene. And I think it rains at one point. I believe the cartoon was British, but I'm not sure.
posted by omar.a on Jan 8, 2014 - 5 answers

Any websites or blogs similar to this one?

I'm thinking of starting a low-key blog that posts black and white photographs of impoverished and disadvantaged people from around the world. The stories don't have to be elaborate or contain a lot of photos. Each one can consist of only one photo and a short description of the person's plight. Are there any similar websites/blogs out there? [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Nov 21, 2013 - 19 answers

Google Search by Image failed ... anyone know where I could buy this?

I recently stumbled across this image, and I'd like to buy it. However, Google Search by Image didn't yield any applicable results, and I wasn't able to come up with the right Google phrasing to yield anything meaningful. Anyone know where I might be able to buy this (preferably via an online retailer, e.g. Amazon, etc.)?
posted by WCityMike on Oct 13, 2013 - 4 answers

Grammar Filter: [He is a "black" man] or [He is a black man]

Hello, I'm having some difficulty getting a conclusive answer to the question of which is more "proper" grammatically and in academia. When referring to "blacks" and "whites" in society, I used to write them without quotes until a professor corrected me. However, when I use quotes now, some people disagree. Could you all help me find the correct usage? Professors explanation inside... [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Mar 10, 2013 - 54 answers

Film Noir Cartoons

Does anyone have any examples of some cartoons that reference Film Noir or are drawn in a noir-esque fashion/explore noir themes? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Dec 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Do I have to go shopping before this wedding?

Some friends of mine got married last month in India, and they're having a large evening reception this weekend. I know that colorful is the way to go, but all of my colorful dresses are too casual. What I have left is a mostly black dress with a few grey panels, and a mostly white dress with a light blue floral print. Would either of those be ok, or should I go shopping this weekend? The bride had previously said that "a dress you would wear to an American wedding" is fine, and I don't want to pester her asking for specifics when I'm sure she has other things on her mind right now!
posted by amarynth on Aug 31, 2012 - 16 answers

Black and White Road Stripes

What are the deep black stripes on highway lane markings immediately following white stripes? [more inside]
posted by c0nsumer on May 16, 2012 - 10 answers

Need video clips

I need to find a resource (or resources) where I can download old black and white clips. [more inside]
posted by kenaldo on May 9, 2012 - 5 answers

White Book / Black Book / Gray Book

White Version / Black Version: I read a book in the early 1990s that I picked up at a foreign bookstore in Japan... [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Apr 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Do not like colors.

Can I switch the colors on my Android phone to grayscale? [more inside]
posted by blargerz on Feb 12, 2012 - 7 answers

What black and white film should I use.

Calling all film photographers. What 35mm black and white film should I shoot with? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Nov 20, 2010 - 20 answers

A Feminist's Bum

Where can I find a print of this photo (nsfw), taken by Art Shay and featuring Simone de Beauvoir?
posted by whimsicalnymph on Nov 2, 2009 - 1 answer

What do Different Colors Look Like on B&W Film?

Shooting a black and white 16mm film. It's my first (an "exercise"), and I'm not yet sure of the stock. How do different colors show up when filmed w/ BW film? My specific concerns: how best should I costume my actors so they remain dynamic when photographed (ie. nice deep blacks or pure-ish whites; avoid grey)? Esp: how can I costume them to keep them distinct from the background (grey/brown garage walls). Let me know if you need more info to be helpful; thanks meta people.
posted by barfmann on Sep 14, 2009 - 8 answers

White white Black black

Would like more understanding of black, Black, white, White. [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter on Jun 12, 2009 - 17 answers

Watched the Birdie

A woman's head on an owl's body. What film did I see? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on May 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Film in Lima

Where can I pick up Black and White film in Lima, Peru? There´s an abundance of photo processing shops with colour film but can´t find anywhere which sells black and white film (Fuji Neopan, Ilford etc) or more specialised slide film. [more inside]
posted by ashaw on Apr 21, 2009 - 0 answers

How can I watch videos in black and white on my computer?

How can I watch videos on my computer in black and white? [more inside]
posted by siclik on Mar 24, 2009 - 8 answers

Why do my black plastic frames turn white?

My glasses have black plastic frames and they turn white when wet from water or sweat, how can I get them clean? [more inside]
posted by BugsPotter on Mar 23, 2009 - 2 answers

How to develop 1940's negatives

Need photography help in the Kansas City Metro area. I have no photog back ground so I need some advice. I have several old black and white negatives from the 1940's. They need to be developed and printed. Then I want to archive them on cd's. The size is 6 1/4 inch by 3 1/2 inch. Any recommendations? Thanks
posted by Upon Further Review on Jan 7, 2009 - 9 answers

Snack us!

What are some creative black and white, bite sized snacks? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Jun 22, 2008 - 15 answers

Teaching resources about racial concepts: their biological validity and various cultural expressions

I need teaching resources about race: the biology of human "races"; why "race" is not biological but social; how racial categories have shifted over time and place; and related questions on teaching about race? This is as a supplement to reading The Mismeasure of Man in a university "Critical Thinking" class. I need more science and verifiable cross-cultural examples to back up my "there are no biological races" claim. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Nov 5, 2007 - 38 answers

A little something after the cake, anyone?

Looking for some great interracial bisexual porn on DVD. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2007 - 9 answers

I blacked out on a roller coaster last week. What should I do?

I blacked out on a roller coaster last week. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by D Wiz on Jun 22, 2007 - 18 answers

Advice for finding reputable photographer for nude photos

How do I find a reputable photographer who will take artistic nude black and white photos of me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2007 - 18 answers

Coming out of the windows closet

Wherein the apple gods torment me; or why does it take so long to get my macbook? [more inside]
posted by oxford blue on Feb 15, 2007 - 13 answers

Where to get film developed?

Where do I get 2.5 year old black and white film developed? [more inside]
posted by hampton on Jan 22, 2007 - 11 answers

Why does my TV turn from color to b&w?

Why does my new LCD TV go from color to black and white? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Jan 1, 2007 - 10 answers

Altruistic adoption?

Should a white couple adopt a black baby? [more inside]
posted by Crushinator on Apr 14, 2006 - 24 answers

Black and white films made since 1970

Please help me find black and white (or predominantly black and white) films MADE SINCE 1970 for an ongoing art project. [more inside]
posted by chocolatepeanutbuttercup on Apr 13, 2006 - 39 answers

Where Did I Get My Film Processed?

I want to start shooting 35mm black and white film after a 20 year absence. I used to get my film processed via the US Mail, but can't remember the vendor. [more inside]
posted by willmize on Oct 5, 2005 - 14 answers

Are they spitting at me?

As a white man in New York City, I've become conscious that when I pass some black men, they often spit immediately after I pass. Another white friend says it happens to him, too. Is it a statement about our race? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Feb 26, 2005 - 42 answers

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