Why I hate colorized old photographs

Few years ago, using spectrograph and shades of grey analysis (computers) some old movies (Red Shoes) were restored, some of them in color even. That was made with witnesses of that time, assisting the restoration process, indicating the original color for clothing /interiors, so a whole frame could be regenerated and colorized pretty accurate. Lately, it is spreading like wildfire a new “trend” – colorizing old photographs, using the imagination and as only reference – the color of the skin /sky /grass. The result is terrible. I mean, NO decent movie star will accept these colors. Personally I feel like I’m witnessing a gang of graffiti “artists,” painting in color Michelangelo’s “David”. Well, the beauty lies in the eye of the beholder indeed …  


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