the moving image has always fascinated me. as a wee lass late at nite, while everyone slumbered (at 4 i was already an insomniac) i would turn on 'the late show.' their jingle was: 'here you'll find the greatest of stars, here on the great late show!!'

they showed movies from the 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's!! all in glorious black 'n white!! i fell totally head over heels in love!! i embraced this world with utter love and enjoyment! i never wanted to leave it. so much so that when my mum purchased our first colour television i refused to watch it! i wouldn't let her throw out my beloved bnw tv!!! the greatest of stars were in black & white not technicolour!!! ewww!!! i saw real life in colour, i wanted to see my cinema in black & white! i kept that tv until i could no longer rig it to work and succumbed to the world o' colour! my mums words: "NO, I AM NOT BUYING YOU A BLACK & WHITE TV!! GET USED TO COLOUR!!!"

my reply: NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

well, mum i'm STILL not used to colour!! i still love my black & white movies! colour will be included ~ our world today uses it for everything, so i settle. but if i had my world OUR CINEMA WOULD FOREVER BE IN GLORIOUS NOIR Y BLANCO!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014