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          Alan Sondheim wrote:
>[Another way to consider this: Since the 'real' is in color, but
>dreams are often in black and white, 'black-and-white' becomes a
>somewhat occluded signifier of the dream-state. A black and white
>film is then always already ulterior to everyday normative processes.
>This would explain the heightened 'reality' of black and white film,
>in which EVERYTHING appears to signify - just as everything appears
>to do in a dream.]
 
        The films of Maya Deren would seem to illustrate your point.
It's hard to imagine them as having the same trance-like effect had
they been in color.
 
Bob Stewart  [log in to unmask]