I could not agree more. It's a disgraceful desecration of the talents of the directors who made the films initially in black-and-white, utilizing their craftsmanship and artistry to convey their visions in that particular and powerful visual format.I hope this "trend" does not persist. But I hoped that digital wouldn't persist either, and it has not only persisted, it has prevailed.My strong belief, as a filmmaker and as a human being, is that just because one can doesn't mean that one should.
The only reason I brought up colourizing SOME of the B&W pictures was ONLY if they used that particular pallet (you'll see it uses very dated and vintage hues, not bright, vibrant, technicolour hues, which would be dreadful), but that if on a few certain classics, just the OPTION was made available, it might make some films appeal to a younger generation who just flat out refuses to engage themselves in B&W movies. I don't understand that reasoning, but it might be a generational thing.