I like this quote of Walter Bernstein's:
I went to the movies as often as I could. A few films were now coming out in glorious Technicolor, but these seemed paradoxically pallid beside black-and-white. This had nothing to do with their content. Their shadows had no mystery. In fact, they had no shadows. Color had diminished them; they had lost the quality of dream. Movies were going in the wrong direction, from silent to sound, from black-and-white to color. It should have been the other way around, it should have become simpler rather than more complex.