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

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    And the best Black and White movie ever is:

    What's your favorite B&W movie?
    To be or not to be? That is the point. - Harry Nilsson.

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    Dr. Strangelove!
    Still alive and well...

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    Not that I know that many but my vote goes to:

    Young Frankenstein


    Runner up would be:

    High Noon

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    Excluding silent ones; The Third Man, Dr. Strangelove, M, Der Blaue Engel, Brief Encounter.

    I'm extremely intrigued about Citizen Kane and always was, but I somehow couldn't ever make up my mind.
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    Too many to mention. I like Digital Man's choice of Young Frankenstein. But then there's Schindler's List, Raging Bull, Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast, Casablanca...
    Too many to list, as I said.
    "And your little sister's immaculate virginity wings away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision."

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    The OP states "the best" AND "your favorite". There's a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nijinsky Hind View Post
    Dr. Strangelove!
    The finale is one of my earliest souvenir of TV (that crazy cowboy falling with his bomb)

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    "Mirage"
    Was "Blow Up" in b&w?
    "The Bicycle Thief"
    "Otto e mezzo"
    "The 400 Blows"

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    Far too many to mention or to remember.

    But lots of British comedies do spring to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philsunset View Post
    The OP states "the best" AND "your favorite". There's a difference.
    Like with albums, I have no single favorite or best film. There's just rows upon rows of CDs and DVDs on bookshelves.
    "And your little sister's immaculate virginity wings away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision."

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    Gotta show some love to Hitchcock here:

    Lifeboat
    Rebecca
    The Man Who Knew Too much (1934 version)
    The Lady Vanishes
    Strangers On A Train
    The 39 Steps
    Saboteur

    and, of course, Psycho.
    Prog's Not Dead

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    Touch Of Evil


    Ed Wood
    Some Like It Hot
    Dr Strangelove
    Sin City
    Young Frankenstein
    The Third Man
    Maltese Falcon
    Double Indemnity
    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    Gotta show some love to Hitchcock here:

    Lifeboat
    Rebecca
    The Man Who Knew Too much (1934 version)
    The Lady Vanishes
    Strangers On A Train
    The 39 Steps
    Saboteur

    and, of course, Psycho.
    Damn those are all great
    Ian

    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    Gotta show some love to Hitchcock here:

    The Lady Vanishes
    Strangers On A Train
    Actually, those 2 came to mind when I read the thread title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Touch Of Evil


    Ed Wood
    Some Like It Hot
    Dr Strangelove
    Sin City
    Young Frankenstein
    The Third Man
    Maltese Falcon
    Double Indemnity
    Very good list!!! Love all of those.
    Prog's Not Dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Was "Blow Up" in b&w?
    No. Love it, tho'.
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    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    #1 Psycho
    #2 Eraserhead
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    Seven Samurai (七人の侍 - Shichinin no Samurai)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Touch Of Evil


    Ed Wood
    Some Like It Hot
    Dr Strangelove
    Sin City
    Young Frankenstein
    The Third Man
    Maltese Falcon
    Double Indemnity
    You and Lopez and I should talk movies.

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    Raging Bull

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    Citizen Cane
    Dr. Strangelove
    Paper Moon
    Casablanca
    Double Indemnity
    Sunset Blvd.
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    Night of the Living Dead
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still.

    Love many others mentioned as well... Dr. Strangelove, The Third Man, High Noon.

    Bill

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