22. Bell, Book, and Candle from 1957. This is a color film with Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart in which she plays a beautiful witch. She has a pet Siamese cat, Pyewacket, who is an important part of the film. His perspective is shown a few times, and it is always shown in black and white, oddly stretched film. I guess that shows what Richard Quine thought of feline ocular characteristics!
23. The Magic Box (1951) - Charming British biopic in rich Technicolor of cinematography pioneer William Friese-Greene starring Robert Donat.
In 1889, William Friese-Greene invented and patented a moving picture camera capable of taking ten photographs per second using perforated celluloid film.
In one scene, overcome with emotion, (for the first time) he demonstrates his 'magic box' apparatus to a suspicious Police Constable onto a white sheet.
24. Zelig - Woody Allen stars in this mockumentary about a "Chameleon Man" who can look like anyone. Set in the 1920s and filmed mostly in black and white in newsreel style, except for the modern interviews with notables such as Susan Sontag and Saul Bellow. I don't know how the contemporary interviewees managed to play their part with such a straight face, but they did a great job.
25. The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)- TV movie in colour starring Tommy Lee Jones.
This biographical drama made quite an impact on me when I first saw it.
The multi-talented Howard Hughes: the maverick business tycoon; the controversial movie producer and director; the ingenious aircraft designer and pilot and sadly at the end of his life how he became a neurotic recluse.
Some of the scenes in the movie have clips of monochrome newsreels of his activities in the aircraft industry and also some footage of his movies.
26. I'll Never Forget You (1951)
This is a time-travel film, starring Tyrone Power and Ann Blyth. All of the scenes in the past are in color, while the present day events are black and white.
Here is a music video using that film.
27. A Bridge Too Far (1977)- Epic World War 2 movie in Technicolor directed by Richard Attenborough.
In September 1944 the Allied Forces attempt to capture strategic bridges in occupied Arnhem, Holland. The secret campaign was known as Operation Market Garden.
At the beginning of the movie, black and white newsreel is shown.
There have been some excellent films listed recently. I haven't mentioned one in a while since I didn't know any more to do, but I just stumbled on one. 28. "Dixiana" from 1930 is a pre-Code Wheeler and Woolsey comedy set in the South in the 1840s. There is a Mardi Gras finale which is in two-strip Technicolor.
30. The Campus Vamp (1928) - Mack Sennett silent two-reeler featuring the risqué and somewhat controversial Sennett's Bathing Beauties, including the lovelies Sally Eilers and Carole Lombard.
Sweet Sally, bright, bespectacled and pretty has a love rival; a long-legged athletic blonde vamp. Who will Matty her beau choose?
The movie is shot in black and white, except for a short segment at the start of the film when the girls are waving and almost at the finale when the scantily-clad gals play baseball on the beach. These are in two strip Technicolor.
I remembered this movie after reading one of Mack Sennett's biographies about a year ago. I dug out the book just to clarify the details I needed.