Despite today’s advancements with movie making technology; CGI, digital recording, color, etc… I still enjoy an old black and white talkie now and again. Although sometimes the quality isn’t the greatest they still tend to hold up. Especially if we are talking about one of the Dukes (John Wayne) movies.
I’m also going to chalk it up to some really innovative people who actually had some creative talent and didn’t rehash or recycle what has already been done.
If you haven’t sit down and watch a black and white movie find one that looks interesting and do it. It must have been made prior to 1950. A current movie that was done in black and white because of the “artists vision” doesn’t count.