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Title: black and white.
Post by: hello-kitty on February 15, 2005, 04:10:33 am

hi everyone sorry for the bother but what is black and white like. i just got it but it is an ex rental with no description. im hoping it is saucy like try 17. heheehhehee. is elijah in it much?? im frightened to see it incase it is horror. imdb.com arent saying a whole lot about it.. thanks for any help i can get. please tell me the elijah scenes. :D ;)

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on February 15, 2005, 04:21:26 am

Hey Elijahs*Kitty*Gurl.

I've seen Black and White once, though it was a very long time ago. I can't remember much about it, just that there is a very graphic scene at the start (doesn't involve Lij, unfortunately). Never fear, it's not a horror movie. Not sure if I liked it or not, I'd have to see it again. I can't remember much at all.

Hope I helped! :)

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: hello-kitty on February 15, 2005, 04:24:02 am

well im about 15 minutes into it all there is is cops talking someone got shot about 2 minutes ago im still looking for lij. i mostly want to see the kissing scene hhehehe. i wonder whereabouts he shows.it looks nypd blue so far. ::) :D

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: Cristiel on February 15, 2005, 04:29:10 am

I only have one word for this film... bad!

Sorry, but I just hated it. The story is crap, the acting is bad, even Elijah is not convincing, like he didn't really know what he was doing.

I really regret the fact that I have spent money on this.

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: hello-kitty on February 15, 2005, 04:34:19 am

so far its just crappy shooting shot people .ick. i hate it. still no elijah. i only got it to see about the kissing scene thing. hhheee. i only payed 5 dollars. ;) . next time i can just fast forward mostly what appears to be half the movie. *sigh* ::) ::)

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: Cristiel on February 15, 2005, 04:36:43 am

The kissing scene with Brooke Shields you mean? Well, that's at the end of the film, the last 5 minutes or so.

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: hello-kitty on February 15, 2005, 04:39:20 am

so whereabouts does elijah appaer then?? :P is he not in it alot then? :P

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: Cristiel on February 15, 2005, 04:46:51 am

I can't remember where he appears exactly but he isn't in it a lot. Only like 10 minutes or so.

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: hello-kitty on February 15, 2005, 04:56:44 am

:'(*whines* im not sure i have the right one :'( i went thorugh the whole tape and its all cops. no lij or brrooke no kissing just a ghetto type film. it says 1998 on it. *cries* mi so disapointed.*takes vid back to store* is there a clip of that particular scene anywhere?? *begs* :'(both brooke and lij arent listed in the credits *begins to now wail*

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: Cristiel on February 15, 2005, 05:01:40 am

In that case, you have the wrong one. Black and White is from 1999, not 1998.

Who is credited then? I checked imdb and there's no film with that title from 1998 :-\

Check the media section of bagendinn, they might have clips from the movie. There are others as well, but I don't remember the sites.

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: hello-kitty on February 15, 2005, 05:19:44 am

he made his in 2002. im trying elijahfans clip for it but its taking forever to open the clip???i have dsl so its werid. :P

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: blueangel21 on February 15, 2005, 05:24:27 am

right-click then save... download it first on your pc...

mine's dsl too and it worked for me...

I would have to agree with Cristiel, Black and White is plain old rubbish...

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: duvetlover on February 15, 2005, 05:29:27 am

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=4;threadid=25722;start=0#msg821240 date=1108459750]
I only have one word for this film... bad!

Sorry, but I just hated it. The story is crap, the acting is bad, even Elijah is not convincing, like he didn't really know what he was doing.

I really regret the fact that I have spent money on this.
[/quote]

I right there with you Cristel. I rented "Black and White" recently and I am so pleased I didn't spend the money buying it.

My beef with "Black and White" is as follows:

The gratuitous sex scene in park serves no purpose other than to supposedly "shock us". Well it didn't it. It was just cheesey skanky porn.

The black characters were so sterotyped it was almost farce. There are REAL people in the innner cities who don't live that way. Did we see them ? No. If I lived in Harlem I would be offended by Tobacks portrayal of "The Hood"

All of the chracters were unconvincing, poorly written and not developed. What was the point of Mike Tyson other than "OOh Mike Tyson's in our movie". Again a shock tactic that didn't work.

If this is the best commentary on "Race" Toback can come up with, he needs to shut the HELL UP! Race is not a binary. Are there no other cultures and races other that what he see as "Black and White" ?

He stated that although we may not like his film we "will respect it". I don't. It was a very poor film and I actually went to make a cup of tea halfway through and didn't bother to press pause.

Lij looks really uncomfortable in it and doesn't seem to get to grips with his character at all. In the improv scenes the others seem to shout him down.

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: hello-kitty on February 15, 2005, 05:34:39 am

oh ok its now downloading and i clicked to save it so hopefully it will open up when i go to it. hehheee :D

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: jennilisanne on February 17, 2005, 07:34:40 am

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=4;threadid=25722;start=0#msg821240 date=1108459750]
I really regret the fact that I have spent money on this.
[/quote]

Yeah, me too, wasn't great. But I really like the way he looks in this film, he looks so much like my friend.

Crap film though, oh well!!

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: SolskjaersGirl on February 17, 2005, 12:49:10 pm

Oh my goodness, am I the only who thinks this movie is great?

Don't shoo me off for saying so! LOL I liked it alot, I actually wrote a small review of it for a mailing list I was on. I can't say I watched this show because of Elijah. It was also because of Robert Downey Jr, whom I think is just brilliant, and the other reason being was the director James Toback. He did a movie called "Two Girls and Guy" ( with Robert Downey) which I thought was fantastic. I soon realised that Toback was famous for making indie movie, which in this case, was.

Anyway, if you've all not died of boredom as yet, I'll try to convince you with what I wrote before and posted somewhere on the board. Hehe, maybe this would put it in a better light for some of you. ;D
--------------------------------------------------------------

Black and White for me is a striking study of
identity as it is an interesting exploration of
cross-cultural relationships.

While there are some thoughtful exchanges on racial
and cultural differences,the interaction between
black-white starts off as promising in the beginning
but then proves uneasy and difficult for both sides.
They find that they don't quite know how to deal with
the undercurrent of crime and violence that swirl
around them.

There a few things that left me a little unconvinced,
it was the idea that pretty and intelligent white
girls would want to throw themselves at self-involved
African-Americans.And it's hard to believe that a
white teenager would kill someone just to gain
acceptance from the brotherhood.Somehow,it just didn't
go well for me on that part of the movie.

But,the best scene of work for me,was the provocative
scene where Tyson smacks Terry(the closet gay)was
really fantastic.I found the edgy camera work and the
improvising to be a great plus.I don't like Tyson,but
I thought his performance as an articulate
conversationalist,was great.Really floored me there.

But,it was Downey as usual,that really stood out for
me.I started watching the movie,without realizing his
character was supposed to be gay.This was mainly
because at the start of the film,I didn't really
notice him(although I was looking out for him)I think
it was because he wasn't in the scenes long enough.

And maybe that was the whole point to allow the
audience to find out about his character.But,that's
how I look at it anyway.I felt,in beginning,I was
still getting used to the fast paced,edgy camera
work,punctuated by the loud hip-hop rap music.

The rest of the cast turned in a great performance,
I don't think I've seen Ben Stiller star in a
non-comedic role before.It was very refreshing to see
these actors do material they don't normally do.

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: hello-kitty on February 17, 2005, 06:06:10 pm

im trying to download it over at elijahfan but it taking a really long time does nayoen know anywhere else i can view the kiss clip from the film?? ::) ::) thanks for any help. :D

Title: Has anyone seen Black and White?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on April 25, 2008, 02:07:44 am

Just a question, people of the Forum: I know Elijah played Bijou Phillips' boyfriend in the movie Black and White, but no-one ever mentions it and I've never seen it.

Does anyone have this movie? How big is Elijah's role? Is it any good/worth renting/buying?

Just curious! :)

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: deenan on April 25, 2008, 07:56:21 am

**i merged this topic with the existing one. just do a search to see if a topic has already been started.

i guess you can tell from the earlier responses, this isn't one of the better films elijah has been in, and i have to agree. i rented it once and thought it was bad, then i gave it a second chance and rented it again. it was still bad. :P

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on April 26, 2008, 12:26:01 am

Thanks for that info Deenan , I probably won't bother with this film then. ;) :-\

And thanks also for merging my query with the pre-existing thread. I couldn't find it, and for some reason, my searches are rarely sucessful!(?) ::)

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: elizabeth coffey on April 26, 2008, 02:50:51 am

I am with Solskie here cos I liked it for me it is watchable for entertanment kind of good, know what I mean. I liked Lij character in it too, Wren. He is in it for more than 10 minutes I would say Brenda nearer to half an hour. :)

I have it as part of my collection on dvd.

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on April 26, 2008, 04:25:12 am

Oh now I am confused Elizabeth! What to do??? :-\

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: AnnieG on April 26, 2008, 05:42:06 am

This is what I refer to as the 'marmite' film. UK fans will be familiar with the advertisement stating ' you either love it or hate it.' Firstly, it's not an easy film to watch, secondly it definitely needs more than one viewing and then you have to to adjust to the loud rap music which accompanies the soundtrack. That having been said, I've always found Shakespeare plays hard going but I've also found that if you persevere and stick with them they can be most rewarding and entertaining. So if you enjoy slickly produced, easy to follow action movies this may not be the film for you but if you're looking for something a little more challenging with comlex characters and hidden agendas you might wish to give this film a second chance.

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on April 26, 2008, 05:51:05 am

Annie I'm not one for slick Hollywood fare so perhaps I SHOULD try to find it.

After all my fave Elijah film after LOTR is Everything is Illuminated, and I seem to be one of the only people on here who really loves Chain of Fools LOL!

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: deenan on April 26, 2008, 08:30:52 am


Quote:
I've always found Shakespeare plays hard going but I've also found that if you persevere and stick with them they can be most rewarding and entertaining.


that's a very good way of putting it annie. btw, i love most shakespearean plays :)

i'm very open minded, and i always give films a chance which is why i sat through a second viewing of this film, but sadly it never gelled for me.


Quote:
I seem to be one of the only people on here who really loves Chain of Fools


i love that film. i have it in my collection, but not black and white. ;)

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: elizabeth coffey on April 26, 2008, 12:14:31 pm

I have Chain of Fools in my collection too I like it more than Black and White.

Title: Re:black and white.
Post by: Mai_o_ya on April 27, 2008, 05:26:59 pm

[quote author=Miss Sixty link=board=40;threadid=25722;start=15#msg1146414 date=1209226471]
I have Chain of Fools in my collection too I like it more than Black and White.
[/quote]
I likes COF too!Salma Hayek one of my fav actors :-*

But i haven't seen B&W yet! :(

Title: black and white
Post by: Khake89 on September 13, 2011, 10:08:16 am

Im new here I was looking around and why isn't there any photo of the movie black and white I know the site website has a photo of robert downey jr and elijah wood in it http://downeyunlimited.com/filmpics1/0blackandwhite2.htm


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