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The Directors Guild of America is furious over the colorization of the classic 1942 film “Casablanca.” The new color version of the movie made its debut Wednesday night on Ted Turner’s TBS cable station. The guild, in the forefront of resistance toward the process of colorizing black-and-white films, said Thursday the “new” movie represents “a new low point in the battle to degrade an American art form. . . . In total disregard for the place ‘Casablanca’ holds in America’s cultural heritage, TBS has gone ahead with a computerized assault on one of history’s greatest and most-beloved motion pictures.”


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