Posted by Zeebadaboodee at roc-66-66-107-170.rochester.rr.com on August 23, 2001 at 21:37:12:
In Reply to: I think it's in the summaries... posted by Neil on August 23, 2001 at 19:36:25:
: : Just curious. Why was Clerks shot in black and white? And are there any plans to re-release it in color? I would love to see it in color if possible.
: But it ultimately came down to budget.
Neil is dead on here for two reasons (at least).
1) Black & white film is cheaper. Not to mention the fact that Kevin got a discount after enrolling in some crazy class up in NYC (I don't remember the name of the class, but I think it had something to do with a farm animal. Read "My First Movie" for the whole scoop).
2) Kevin and crew wanted to use the lights from the store instead of renting an expensive light kit. Unfortunately, this type of lighting causes color film to have a greenish tint to it.
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