The two most thought provoking films which I've recently watched are George Clooney's Good Night And Good Luck and Das Weisse Band (released in the UK as The White Ribbon). Both happened to be in black and white, both were serious and highly moral films but cracking cinema nonetheless and both, particularly the latter, have led to long, thoughtful conversations amongst people who would not normally talk about such issues. That got me wondering: could it be that black and white lends itself to serious cinema more than colour? Does colour detract from the subject matter? Consider even Saving Private Ryan - the colour is relatively muted, which sort of makes it less flash Hollywood and more a worthy film. This is just a subjective impression and I've not arrived at an answer yet and I was just wondering what others think.