As I sat and watched Ang Lee's Lust, Caution last night I couldn't help but wonder what that movie would look like if it were filmed in black and white like the films of it's timesetting. And then as the film went on I thought it became glaringly obvious that masterful cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (Brokeback Mountain, the films of Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu) was filming this movie as if it were being made in the 1940s. His way with shadows and closeups are beautiful, and it's amazing that there really isn't any obvious playing with the camerawork. It's just simple and sublime.
But, naturally, I am who I am and I wanted to see what the film would look like if it were filmed in black and white. Here's some screencaps (click to enlarge) to prove it would've been just as tops.
And the film? B+