Recently, Zach Prewitt of Plot Point Productions cut together another fantastic montage (he's also responsible for one of the best supercuts of Roger Deakins' work we've ever seen). This time, Zach brings together some of the most memorable black and white moments in cinematic history. You can turn on the closed captioning to see the individual films listed as subtitles. I've also listed them below the video. Anyhow, check it out:

Here are the films that made an appearance in this supercut:

  • Persona
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Rumble Fish
  • Killer's Kiss
  • Manhattan
  • Letter Never Sent
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Ivan's Childhood
  • The Better Angels
  • The Man Who Wasn't There
  • The Stranger
  • The Good German
  • Schindler's List
  • Raging Bull
  • Metropolis
  • Kuroneko
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Ida
  • Out of the Past
  • The Third Man
  • Odd Man Out
  • Psycho
  • Good Night, and Good Luck
  • Through a Glass, Darkly
  • Concrete Night
  • The Big Combo

Sure, black and white may be most associated with older films -- films made before color was an option. Even after color stocks became the norm, however, directors and cinematographers continued to choose to shoot some projects in black and white. And it's still a popular choice today, as many of the films in that montage are from the past year. Put simply, it's a unique aesthetic that just works well for some stories. Not to mention that, as a cinematographer, shooting in black and white is as challenging as it is fun because it forces you to use contrast more intentionally and expressively than you might otherwise.

What are some of your favorite black and white films, and what particular shots from those films stand out the most to you? Let us know down in the comments!

Source: Plot Point Productions