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General Chat => Film Discussion => : Mister Pops 26 October, 2019, 01:52:01 AM

: The Addams Family
: Mister Pops 26 October, 2019, 01:52:01 AM
In case you didn't know, MGM are offering the original Addams Family for free (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCeu5Wy-oVI)
: Re: The Addams Family
: Frank 27 October, 2019, 06:28:38 PM
Genius move by the suits to excise the intro and theme tune - everyone's least favourite part of the old Addams Family TV show.

This and Bewitched were the highlights of getting home from school, for me, back in the early days of Channel 4. I listened to a podcast where millennials described this as unfunny - I can sort of see their point, but I find the show's one gag very entertaining.

They were discussing the show because of the new animated movie, which I'm boycotting on the grounds that casting latinx hearthrob Oscar Isaac as Gomez is PC gone mad.


: Re: The Addams Family
: JayzusB.Christ 08 November, 2019, 09:14:42 AM
Just found this on cracked.com. Who would have guessed?

(https://s3.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/pictofact/2/9/2/71329)
: Re: The Addams Family
: JayzusB.Christ 08 November, 2019, 09:15:53 AM
Sorry, it hasn't worked for some reason. Here's a link to it instead.

https://s3.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/pictofact/2/9/2/71329 (https://s3.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/pictofact/2/9/2/71329)
: Re: The Addams Family
: JayzusB.Christ 08 November, 2019, 09:16:55 AM
Oh bloody hell. One more try:

(https://s3.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/pictofact/2/9/2/713292_v2.jpg)
: Re: The Addams Family
: Mister Pops 08 November, 2019, 04:13:28 PM
I wonder if that's because those colours were chosen specifically because they created the desired atmosphere when filmed in black and white, or if it was just for shits and giggles.
: Re: The Addams Family
: JayzusB.Christ 15 November, 2019, 08:55:07 AM
I wonder if that's because those colours were chosen specifically because they created the desired atmosphere when filmed in black and white, or if it was just for shits and giggles.

The comments section would suggest the former.  Having worked in a TV art department, I can attest that painting and sourcing background materials is hard work , and would probably not be carried out on that scale just for a laugh.
: Re: The Addams Family
: IndigoPrime 15 November, 2019, 12:23:23 PM
I recall reading something about this a long while back. It was about designing for the medium, and using colours that would create the right type of contrast when converted to B+W.