AKA: ColorizedA film alteration process where an operator digitally alters a black and white image to include color. It is a controversial practice because many filmmakers and viewers believe it fundamentally alters an artistic creation. Early attempts at colorization in the 1980 s were relatively crude in their shading range. Examples of this kind of alteration are versions of Casablanca and It s a Wonderful Life. Citizen Kane is notable in that Orson Welles was able to legally prevent its alteration.