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    Favorite B&W movies.

    Just to take away from Wirenuts thread. What's your favorite B&W movies.

    One of my favorites is The Fighting Sullivans also Schindlers List, all of the old Saturday/Sunday monster/scary movies. The Thing scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.

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    I know it's kind of a cheat, but Young Frankenstein is great in black and white.

    Thunder Road is a good movie bringing up issues caused by laws creating criminals.
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    King Kong with Faye Dunaway is vastly superior to the first remake, although I did enjoy the latest remake with Jack Black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stamas View Post
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    Those are not B&W.

    Most movies I watch are in B&W because I watch older films.

    The thing about B&W films is they are generally better crafted through the use of shadow and lighting that are not as relevant to color. Watch the movie Babes in arms with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland where they pour out of a house and march through an alley. There is supposed to be a bonfire, you do not see a firs just the shadows, this would not work in color.

    John Ford’s movies Stagecoach, Fort Apache and Rio Grande are great examples of B&W film making. I cannot imagine these films in color look at how poorly films that Ted Turner colorized were miserable failures because they did not transfer well.

    Another great B&W movie was Taskforce with Walter Brennan and Gary Cooper was in B&W but the last scene was in color very interesting effect.

    Another would be The Longest Day I cannot imagine it in color either.

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    [QUOTE=RoBoTeq;5053462]I know it's kind of a cheat, but Young Frankenstein is great in black and white.
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    Alfred Hitchcock movies were my favorite. Also Psycho was bada$$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diceman View Post
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    Casablanca

    When the kids where little we watched Casablanca (one of my favorites) and when they get up and start singing to stop the Germans from singing I told the kids how emotional that was for people at the time ... it gets me going a little too.

    There is another one I'm not remembering the name right now ... maybe the raft or the boat ... something like that. It's where the boat is sunk by a U-boat and it is sunk to and they pull a couple of germans into the life raft and things go bad for a while ... till the end ... and then a happy ending.

    William Bendix (sp) was in it.

    I bet during the war people got up and cheered the ending ... I'll see if I can find a link to it.


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    [quote=forged alloy;5055562]
    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    I know it's kind of a cheat, but Young Frankenstein is great in black and white.
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    "Put the candle back!"

    Classic
    How about:

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    "Oh...thank you, Doctor Frankenstein"

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