Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, my favorite film of 2013, is a gorgeous black and white film. Apparently there’s a color version in existence for international distribution, yet Epix has decided to air it in the US this weekend.
Matt Singer over at at The Dissolve has a great writeup. The black and white version is Payne’s canonical vision, but the color version is something I absolutely want to check out.
As Payne told Coming Soon, Nebraska “was shot digitally so it exists in color” at the flick of a switch. Even though it was “designed” and “lit” for black-and-white, Payne himself even called the color version of the movie “really beautiful.”