Diane Haithman is a contributor to AwardsLine

Surprisingly, Laurence Bennett, production designer for The Artist, calls his first experience working within the confines in black and white “incredibly liberating.” Bennett, also production designer for 2004’s Best Picture Oscar winner Crash, says that black and white, for all its limitations, strips a film down to its “essential imagery. There is less getting in the way of composition.” (more…)