Black and white movies again ....

A late Friday afternoon note .....

I was watching an old episode of 8 simple rules this morning. Rory had to do a book report on To Kill a Mocking Bird. His father got the Gregory Peck movie, but his mother suggested he actually read the book, or read the book and watch the movie. I was amused to hear Rory say something along the lines of ...

Forget it. I am not going to read a book and watch a black and white movie too.

Luckily, he later came across notes on the book which mean that he could give up reading it ;-)

I was reminded of my own note about 'black and white' movies a while ago ....

I was surprised to discover a while ago that the children had never actually seen a western! We agreed we would look out for one on TV and watch it. The first we saw was in black and white. No way would they watch a movie in black and white ;-) It was soooo old. We never did manage to watch a full one ... [Lorcan Dempsey's weblog: Westerns]

Comments: 2

Apr 21, 2008
John Kirriemuir

Me (39) speaking to my cousin (11 and expensive private education) a few months ago, while watching the news on TV:

Him: Who's that old woman meeting the Prime Minister?

Me: Margaret Thatcher.

Him: What's she famous for?

Me: (baffled) She was prime minister for over a decade.

Him: Never heard of her. We had a woman as Prime Minister? You kidding?

Me: (has small seizure).

Apr 22, 2008
David Fiander

A thirty-something I used to work with also commented that she didn't want B&W movies.

I find this truly mind-boggling, especially considering that people still make them today.