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Shame on the Directors Guild for its vituperative attack on the colorizers as "pimps . . . out to make a fast buck."
The reality for those of us who don't have privileged access to Hollywood's film vaults is that black-and-white films are receiving a steadily decreasing proportion of air time even as television programming (via independent and cable) expands.
The assertion that the colorizers are destroying cherished cultural documents is ridiculous. Colorization doesn't destroy the original film; colorized copies and original black-and-white movies are both available at many local video stores.