March 16, 1989 |
Film colorization used to be such a nice simple debate. Bad guys, good guys, a moral issue, and victims on a conveyor belt being carried toward the jaws of a computer. On one side, there were people like Ted Turner, twirling their gnarly mustaches and cackling about the evil deeds they planned for some classic black and white American movies. On the other, there were directors and critics whose outrage often erupted in molten invective.