The other day I saw at Best Buy a DVD 2-pack with Requiem for a Dream and the director's earlier movie, Pi, for $19.99. Having wanted RfaD for a while but not having gotten around to actually getting it, I picked that up for the deal that it was. I didn't know anything about Pi but I figured hmm, two for $20 or one for $15... Anyway, I watched Pi the other night. Now the interesting thing about this was that it wasn't until about half-way through the movie that it occurred to me it was in black & white! I guess the story pulled me in so much that a detail like color, or the lack thereof, was by comparison not important. I'm wondering if any of you have had a similar experience. Not necessarily with the same movie, but with any other modern movies that were done in B&W. By "modern", I mean movies since the time when color became the norm, and I'm specifically asking about these because with older movies, B&W is expected, because there was no choice. But with a modern movie, with color available, the director had to make a specific and deliberate choice to use B&W. That's an artistic choice, and whatever the exact reasoning or emotion behind it, it seems to have worked out well for Darren Aronofsky (director). I think it was a successful decision on his part because if it didn't work, it would stick out like a sore thumb, but like I said, I didn't even consciously notice it.