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« on: October 27, 2016, 02:55:55 PM »

I mean it's a tight call for me.
I think I'd go with THE THIRD MAN, but SABRINA is so great looking too.
I dunno, there are some great looking b-movies to consider also.
So what you say boys?
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 08:23:11 PM »

Just a quick vote for The Passion of Joan of Arc, or at least the Criterion release.

It's an hour and a half of impeccably shot ugly, ugly faces.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 01:49:39 AM »

I agree about The Third Man.

There are also two films shot in colour which become very eerie and creepy when you watch them in b/w, namely Sir Kenneth Branagh's Dead Again - this is really a film noir - and David Millin ASC's Ride The High Wind, the first South African zombie movie.



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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2016, 08:42:52 AM »

NIGHT OF THE HUNTER immediately comes to mind. (wWell, duh!)





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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2016, 08:53:38 PM »

I like the visuals in the following:

The Trial
Alphaville
Kafka
Pi
The Saboteur (1942)
Pool of London (1951)
Dark Passage (1947)
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 11:37:39 PM »

toughie........here are some of my favorites

Casablanca, The Third Man, The Rules of the Game, M, The Artist
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2016, 07:39:37 AM »

Also consider THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI.



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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2016, 01:13:14 PM »

Forgot Dr. Strangelove too
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2016, 02:39:40 PM »

All my favorites are Expressionist.

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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2016, 12:30:52 AM »

i'd have to say suddenly,last summer is my fave. not only for my beloved K.H., but the cinematography is AMAZING!
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2016, 01:26:04 AM »

All my favorites are Expressionist.

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I'm about with ya on that...though Mario Bava's movies all look GREAT.

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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2016, 01:37:51 AM »

Oops! Black and white films! Well-BLACK SUNDAY looks great! As does anything shot by Karl Freund-which a lot of those old silents from Germany,as did DRACULA (1931) and the MUMMY (1932) among others.
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2016, 12:56:24 PM »

BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (1925) is awesome and gorgeous to look at... it was on TCM last night. 
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2016, 10:18:22 PM »

BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (1925) is awesome and gorgeous to look at... it was on TCM last night. 


I love that movie. It's in my Top Ten Favorite silent films.

I think  Dreyer's VAMPYR (1932) has an eerie,dreamlike quality to it. It's beautiful.

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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2016, 01:24:44 AM »

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans is one of mine - it's hard to find single images that look great, it's more about the picture with motion.  One of the most active and inventive cameras in all silent film.
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