Monochrome Raiders.


Steven Soderbergh posted, for educational purposes (ha!), a black and white version of Raiders of the Lost Ark to study “how all the various elements of a given scene or piece are aligned, arranged, and coordinated. Soderbergh also took out all of the original sound and replaced it with the score from The Social Network, which works surprisingly well.

There are so many things that go on and into a minute of a feature film that this is an interesting technique to use to isolate one thing for study. The black and white really shows off the pulpy-ness of this movie. Some of these scenes could easily have been shot in the 40’s.