Posts from OriginalMexicanBob in thread „The Longest Day (1962)“

    "The Longest Day" was filmed in black & white due to cost reasons as much as any...the movie "Cleopatra" was sucking up most of the financing of the studio (and almost bankrupted it) at the time and the war film had to cut costs where it could...and even then it was the most expensive black & white film ever done until "Schindler's List" in the '90s. I've read that Darryl Zanuck had to provide his own money to keep it going and complete it as he desired...true or not I can't say. Maybe it's an urban legend.

    There was a colorized version of the film released in the early '90s on videotape but other releases have all be in black & white...even blu-ray versions.