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Favorite Black and White movie?

Started by RCMerchant, March 18, 2022, 04:29:49 PM

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RCMerchant

Alex got me to thinking...what's your favorite black and white movie?
I, myself, love many b+w films- and I'll list some!

What about you folks?
It can be anything from an old silent movie to NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968).


http://youtu.be/V5XwrRFP7Zw
"Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."

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LilCerberus

There's a couple more obvious ones that I'll wait for other people to mention, but on one extreme, I always liked Haxan, on the other extreme, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn.
"Science Fiction & Nostalgia have become the same thing!" - T Bone Burnett
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RCMerchant

#2
^ Both those films are great.  :thumbup:



I really love HAXAN (1922)   (of course!)
"Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."

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Alex

As mentioned previously, Arsenic & Old Lace. I did a 14-hour flight once, got off the plan all jet-lagged to hell and went to see a performance of it. Was a long trip just to see it, but I figured while I was in town that I might as well get married to Kristi while I was there too.

Movies vying for second place include The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Phantom of the Opera (black and white AND a silent movie to boot), Night of the Living Dead, It Came from Beneath the Sea and King Kong. If thought about it a bit more I could no doubt add quite a few more to that list.
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RCMerchant

^ KING KONG (1933) is always on my list.

"Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."

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Ticonderoga 64

FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN(1943)



This is at the top, but there are so many more I could think of.

LilCerberus

Triumph Of the Will has it's moments.... And they're BIG moments....
So does Frankenstein VS The Space Monster.....
"Science Fiction & Nostalgia have become the same thing!" - T Bone Burnett
The world runs off money, even for those with a warped sense of what the world is.

RCMerchant

Quote from: Ticonderoga 64 on March 18, 2022, 07:25:31 PM
FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN(1943)



This is at the top, but there are so many more I could think of.

^ That's the first horror film I ever seen in my life, in 1967.
"Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."

Slobber, Drool, Drip!
https://www.tumblr.com/ronmerchant

RCMerchant

Quote from: LilCerberus on March 18, 2022, 07:38:20 PM
Triumph Of the Will has it's moments.... And they're BIG moments....


Is that the scenes with Hitler or the scenes of Nazi's cheering Hitler?
The photography is the only memorable part of that piece of s**t.
"Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."

Slobber, Drool, Drip!
https://www.tumblr.com/ronmerchant

LilCerberus

Quote from: RCMerchant on March 18, 2022, 07:48:21 PM
Quote from: LilCerberus on March 18, 2022, 07:38:20 PM
Triumph Of the Will has it's moments.... And they're BIG moments....


Is that the scenes with Hitler or the scenes of Nazi's cheering Hitler?
The photography is the only memorable part of that piece of s**t.
The review of the Reich Labor force also got me, which I later realized is just one of several heavily scripted scenes....
In a weird way, it's almost like you're watching one of the most well behaved concert movies ever made, this is an entire city, thousands of people, doing what the director tells them to do....
Nuremberg it's self was refitted so that Leni Riefenstahl could capture certain moment & make them look a certain way...
Even though it's all fake, you realize that Riefenstahl has been given a level of both control & cooperation that any other director would kill for!
"Science Fiction & Nostalgia have become the same thing!" - T Bone Burnett
The world runs off money, even for those with a warped sense of what the world is.

RCMerchant

Quote from: LilCerberus on March 18, 2022, 08:06:12 PM
Quote from: RCMerchant on March 18, 2022, 07:48:21 PM
Quote from: LilCerberus on March 18, 2022, 07:38:20 PM
Triumph Of the Will has it's moments.... And they're BIG moments....


Is that the scenes with Hitler or the scenes of Nazi's cheering Hitler?
The photography is the only memorable part of that piece of s**t.

Even though it's all fake, you realize that Riefenstahl has been given a level of both control & cooperation that any other director would kill for!

Bad wording there, man.  :lookingup:
"Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."

Slobber, Drool, Drip!
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LilCerberus

The cabinet of Dr Caligari
While I've always found the plot a bit formulaic, the surrealistic set makes for an interesting mood.......
"Science Fiction & Nostalgia have become the same thing!" - T Bone Burnett
The world runs off money, even for those with a warped sense of what the world is.

RCMerchant

^ In 1919, it wasn't formulaic, being as the form was just developing.
It is a beautiful film.
"Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."

Slobber, Drool, Drip!
https://www.tumblr.com/ronmerchant

LilCerberus

I said Triumph of of the will had it's moments, I didn't say the whole movie kicked @$$..........

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"Science Fiction & Nostalgia have become the same thing!" - T Bone Burnett
The world runs off money, even for those with a warped sense of what the world is.

RCMerchant

^ What moments?  :question: It's all Nazis! That's all it is!  :buggedout:

For me, the 3 Stooges I have found are ageless. My parents loved them, I loved them, my kids loved them, my grandson loves them.  It's a living cartoon.  :smile:

"Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."

Slobber, Drool, Drip!
https://www.tumblr.com/ronmerchant