Thread: And the best Black and White movie ever is:

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    Citizen Cane
    Dr. Strangelove
    Paper Moon
    Casablanca
    Double Indemnity
    Sunset Blvd.
    Frekkin great films geezer

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    Yeah, way too many but...

    To Have and Have Not
    Notorious
    Best Years Of Our Lives
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    Bride of Frankenstein

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    As usual, I am the first (only?) one to mention it:

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    To name a few:
    Tod Browning's Freaks (US 1932), with Wallace Ford.
    The Petrified Forest (US 1936) directed by Archie Mayo and starring Leslie Howard.
    H. G. Wells' Things to Come (GB 1936) produced by Alexander Korda, directed by William Cameron Menzies, written by H. G. Wells and starring Raymond Massey. The special effects are truly amazing.
    Frank Capra's Lost Horizon (US 1937), starring Ronald Colman, from the 1933 novel by English writer James Hilton. Incredibly, despite being restored, parts are missing.
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (US 1948) by John Huston and starring his dad.
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    Geezer, you need to get that spell check worked on.

    It's Citizen Kane, and it is the greatest film ever made. Also the greatest B&W movie ever made.

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    In second place is either Casablanca or Night of the Living Dead.
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    My favourite film period is black & white...Manhattan

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    Some right off the top of my head:

    Double Indemnity 1944 Fred McMurray

    Gaslight

    The Asphalt Jungle

    The Blue Dahlia 1946

    White Heat - James Cagney 1945

    Laura - Gene Tierney 1944

    ,,,ANY early James Cagney, Robert Mitchum,

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoony View Post
    Geezer, you need to get that spell check worked on.

    It's Citizen Kane, and it is the greatest film ever made. Also the greatest B&W movie ever made.
    I never understood the reputation of this movie, it is a stage play on film, with exaggerated acting and a totally predictable plot. It makes NO USE of the capabilities of film, it holds no surprises, it evokes no emotions (in me). A lot of people love it, for reasons I cannot fathom, but I'm not one of them.

    I feel the same way about Gone With The Wind, by the way. Great production, lousy movie. "Birth of a Nation" is almost a shot-for-shot identical movie and it's much more dramatic.

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    Wow, so many good ones mentioned. I'll add

    Gold Diggers of 1933
    Imitation of Life (with Claudette Colbert)
    Metropolis
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (though it was tinted in yellow at times)
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
    Miracle on 34th Street
    Public Enemy
    Man of a Thousand Faces (with Cagney)
    Yankee Doodle Dandy
    Holiday Inn
    Blackboard Jungle
    and just about any WWII movie with William Bendix (usually named "Brooklyn") in it
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    Casablanca
    Dr. Strangelove
    Young Frankenstein
    Seven Samurai


    And I'll stand by It's a Wonderful Life too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    I'll add

    Gold Diggers of 1933
    Imitation of Life (with Claudette Colbert)
    Metropolis
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (though it was tinted in yellow at times)
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
    Miracle on 34th Street
    Public Enemy
    Man of a Thousand Faces (with Cagney)
    Yankee Doodle Dandy
    Holiday Inn
    Blackboard Jungle
    and just about any WWII movie with William Bendix (usually named "Brooklyn") in it
    Not to nitpick, but....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    I never understood the reputation of this movie, it is a stage play on film, with exaggerated acting and a totally predictable plot. It makes NO USE of the capabilities of film, it holds no surprises, it evokes no emotions (in me). A lot of people love it, for reasons I cannot fathom, but I'm not one of them.
    I felt about the same after seeing Citizen Kane on TV. Later on, I saw it on film in a real movie theatre and realized how beautiful it was visually. I think it's quite unfair to say that it makes no use of the capabilities of film, when it was actually quite revolutionary for its time regarding camera angles, image composition, usage of light and shade, etc.

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    Far far too many to choose from and list. An impossible task, especially when you consider all of the great silents, like "The Phantom of the Opera," "Metropolis," "Birth of a Nation," "The Wind" and "The General."

    I wouldn't know where to start.

    BTW, regarding the comment about silents being tinted, keep in mind that that was only in the subsequent prints. Movies were originally tinted at the theaters when color lenses were placed in front of the camera.
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    Worth mentioning but... Elephant man?

    Maybe someones favorite. Not mine.
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    Jane Eyre--Orson Wells.

    A Touch of Evil
    Third Man
    Kane

    His textures in B&W was amazing.
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    We seem to be simply naming movies there were shot in B&W. I would be looking for movies that were special because of the B&W format. Did I say that right? For example, Each Dawn I Die, a great movie, but the "B&W" of it was not impressive. However, Inherit the Wind, The Grapes of Wrath and To Kill a Mockingbird would not have worked as well in color.
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    Any fans of "Diabolique"?

    Maybe not one of the true greats, but what an ending!

    BTW, "Sunset Boulevard" is on TCM tonight. So is "Stalag 17." Best channel on TV, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Any fans of "Diabolique"?

    Maybe not one of the true greats, but what an ending!

    BTW, "Sunset Boulevard" is on TCM tonight. So is "Stalag 17." Best channel on TV, IMO.
    This, is truth. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevegSr View Post
    What's your favorite B&W movie?

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