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]

2 thoughts on “Black and white movies again ….”

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

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