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Term: Black and White

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Simply means without color; before the invention of color film stock, all films were black and white; monochrome (literally meaning “one color”) usually refers to a film shot in black and white, although it can refer to a film shot in shades of one color; grainy B&W is often used to convey authenticity; abbreviated as BW, B/W, and B&W; contrast to color.

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