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View Poll Results: Do you prefer It's a Wonderful Life in Black and White or Color?
Black and White 27 90.00%
Color 3 10.00%
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I picked the B&W. It was really weird watching the color version. It didn't seem "right"...
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I'm not sure if I've seen it in color, but I like the BW because that is how it was originally made!
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Cursed is the day Ted Turner began colorizing films!
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We've only watched it in black and white.
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I've seen it both ways but will say that the black and white version is just fine with me. The colorized version was okay but I'll stick with the original.
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I had to double check who the OP was, because this sounded exactly like a post I made somewhere last year. I am THE "Wonderful Life" fan, and understand the B&W purist argument. However, with this new DVD, the colorized version is amazing. Made it a completely different movie. I too noticed things in the background that I never noticed before (and I've literally seen it hundreds of times). Especially in Potter's office. I also own the colorized VHS from the 80's, and colorization has come a long way since then. If you're basing your opinion on the 80's colorization that Ted Turner used to show, do yourself a favor and get the latest DVD and watch the newly colorized version. Not sure I'll watch it in color every time I watch it, but it's definitely worth watching for the true fan, and IMO equally as good.
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B&W movies should NEVER be colorized.
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I cannot stand things in black and white, My wife is always watching I love Lucy and Andy Griffith and is makes my head hurt to watch black and white, but even I chose black and white for It's a Wonderful Life. Kind of sets a tone to me.
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Black and white. I do not like colorized movies at all - ruins the ambience.
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