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Favorite Black and White movie?

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

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RCMerchant

I grew up on black and white films, for the simple fact we didn't have a color set until 1970.
So I suppose I'm biased.

PANDORA'S BOX (1929) with Louise Brooks is  a heartbreaking and amazing film.

http://youtu.be/K0Furc-LygU
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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Allhallowsday

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and all the films it spoofs.  I like good movies.  And bad movies.  We got a color TV in 1970 too...! 
If you want to view paradise . . . simply look around and view it!

Allhallowsday

Quote from: RCMerchant on March 18, 2022, 05:03:27 PM
^ KING KONG (1933) is always on my list.



Mine too... and GOJIRA (1954)

If you want to view paradise . . . simply look around and view it!

RCMerchant

Quote from: Allhallowsday on March 18, 2022, 09:22:45 PM
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and all the films it spoofs.  I like good movies.  And bad movies.  We got a color TV in 1970 too...! 


Even with the color set, I sat in the backroom and watched the old black and white. I liked the black and white movies better anyway. Gilligan's Island was stupid. Laurel and Hardy was classic.
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

Dead men don't wear plaid
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.

LilCerberus

Not really a favorite, per se, but Carnival Of Souls made me realize why you tend to see those "evil mimes" more in black & white movies than in color....
"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.

Trevor

We have a b/w 16mm print of David Millin's Ride The High Wind and this makes it a bit more spooky.
We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.

RCMerchant

Quote from: LilCerberus on March 18, 2022, 10:07:50 PM
Not really a favorite, per se, but Carnival Of Souls made me realize why you tend to see those "evil mimes" more in black & white movies than in color....

For it's low budget- I think they did a fantastic job.
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

#23
Early '60's black and white horror movies helped transition people from Frankenstein and giant bug movies to PSYCHO (1960), which is a classic black and white horror movie done by one of the best directors of all time.

http://youtu.be/Nv88ASiLmgk
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

Allhallowsday

PRIDE & PREJUDICE (1940) was just on TCM and I ended up looking at some of it.  One of my top 10 favorite movies.   :thumbup:

CARNIVAL OF SOULS is a great movie, that I think of also as "bad".  Sure it's low-rent but that's not why it's bad...

THE THIRD MAN (1950) 

GREAT EXPECTATIONS (1946) breathtaking 

OLIVER TWIST (1948) stunning

THE GENERAL (1926) one of the best

THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940)  MODERN TIMES (1936)  CITY LIGHTS (1931)  THE GOLD RUSH (1925)  THE KID (1921)  all CHAPLIN
If you want to view paradise . . . simply look around and view it!

Trevor

It is old, controversial, non PC etc but Harold Shaw's De Voortrekkers [The Pathfinders, 1916] is South Africa's oldest surviving feature film.  :smile:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1yDtedt2iw&t=10s
We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.

Cult_Moody_Movies

Top 10 off the top of my head:
The Thin Man (1934)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Frankenstein (1931)
Psycho (1960)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Nosferatu (1922)
Casablanca (1942)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)

The Burgomaster

It's tough to pick a favorite because I watch a lot of B&W stuff. But here are a few that come to mind:

* Notorious!
* Angels with Dirty Faces
* The Man with the Golden Arm
* The Hustler
* Marty
* Eraserhead
* In Cold Blood
* A Christmas Carol (Alastair Sim)
* Night of the Living Dead
* I Want to Live!
* On the Waterfront
* The Wages of Fear
* Treasure of the Sierra Madre
* Casablanca
* The Incredible Shrinking Man
* The Manchurian Candidate
* Anatomy of a Murder
* The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Charles Laughton . . . but the Lon Chaney version is also excellent)

Well, that's a start anyway
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zombie no.one

my knowledge of b/w movies is poor, but PSYCHO is definitely my fav that I've seen

loved CLERKS when it came out. don't think it aged too well tho

I had to spend 6 months studying ON THE WATERFRONT for my A Level... a great way to put me off watching it ever again

want to check out LES YEUX SANS VISAGE, apparently it's great
please do not mock my potato.

zombie no.one

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



that's one way to break the ice, I guess?
please do not mock my potato.