Guillermo del Toro Reveals Black-and-White ‘Nightmare Alley’ Cut: ‘Looks Exactly’ Like 1940s Film

Guillermo del Toro Reveals Black-and-White ‘Nightmare Alley’ Cut: ‘Looks Exactly’ Like 1940s Film
Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley” channels Hollywood’s classic noir period of the 1940s and 1950s, only there’s one glaring difference: Del Toro’s film is in color. Gone are the high-contrast black-and-white visuals and instead are vivid greens and sumptuous golds. Speaking to IndieWire’s Eric Kohn this week as part of the Awards Spotlight video series, del Toro explained that even though his “Nightmare Alley” is not in black-and-white, he still filmed the noir as if it were. Del Toro even revealed a black-and-white cut of “Nightmare Alley” exists that he “hopes can be seen.”

“I was production assistant in a movie with Gabriel Figueroa, who was the greatest Mexican cinematographer,” del Toro said. “He had a great kinship with Gregg Toland, they were good friends. He said to me when you art direct for black and white, you use the greens and the reds and
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