Favorite B&W movie

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Favorite B&W movie#1
Posted: 1/3/08 at 10:14pm
What film is the greatest ever in B&W? Takes full advantage of the medium? Could NEVER be better in color?

My nominees:

Citizen Kane
Casablanca
Metropolis
Sunrise
Bride of Frankenstein
Schindler's List
Jean Cocteau's Beauty & the Beast
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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re: Favorite B&W movie#2
Posted: 1/3/08 at 10:16pm
Schindler's List and It's A Wonderful Life.
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re: Favorite B&W movie#2
Posted: 1/3/08 at 10:20pm
The Asphalt Jungle
Advise And Consent
On The Beach
From Here To Eternity


ETA: and also Baby Jane
....but the world goes 'round
Updated On: 1/3/08 at 10:20 PM
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re: Favorite B&W movie#3
Posted: 1/3/08 at 10:20pm
Also...

Children of Paradise
The Third Man
Born Yesterday
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re: Favorite B&W movie#4
Posted: 1/3/08 at 10:20pm
Citizen Kane
Casablanca
Schindler's List
Sunset Boulevard
"If you are going to do something, do it well. And leave something witchy." -Charlie Manson
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re: Favorite B&W movie#5
Posted: 1/3/08 at 10:21pm
How could I have fogotten Sunset Boulevard?
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re: Favorite B&W movie#6
Posted: 1/3/08 at 10:22pm
Citizen Kane
Touch of Evil
Blonde Venus
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re: Favorite B&W movie#7
Posted: 1/3/08 at 10:23pm
Raging Bull
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re: Favorite B&W movie#8
Posted: 1/3/08 at 10:26pm
Oh, and:
To Kill A Mockingbird
Streetcar
Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe
On The Waterfront
Laura

forget it, 80% of my favorite movies are B&W.
....but the world goes 'round
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re: Favorite B&W movie#9
Posted: 1/3/08 at 10:27pm
The first 10 minutes of The Wizard of Oz

The Grapes of Wrath

Scrooge with Alistar Sim

any of the film noir movies that relied on shadows
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re: Favorite B&W movie#10
Posted: 1/3/08 at 10:28pm
well that narrow it down to about two thousand.
....but the world goes 'round
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re: Favorite B&W movie#11
Posted: 1/3/08 at 10:30pm
Jules and Jim
Shoot the Piano Player
The 400 Blows
8 1/2
La Dolce Vita
La Strada
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favorite bbw movie#12
Posted: 1/3/08 at 10:30pm
favorite bbw movie

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favorite bbw movie#13
Posted: 1/3/08 at 10:32pm
There are so many. All of the black and white films of Orson Welles should be on the list and all of the Joseph von Sternburg films.
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re: Favorite B&W movie#14
Posted: 1/3/08 at 10:36pm
The Rose Tattoo

Come Back Little Sheba

Hud

Two Women

A Child is Waiting

All About Eve

Toys in the Attic

The Women



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re: Favorite B&W movie#15
Posted: 1/3/08 at 11:34pm
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re: Favorite B&W movie#16
Posted: 1/3/08 at 11:36pm
Arsenic and Old Lace
His Girl Friday
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re: Favorite B&W movie#17
Posted: 1/3/08 at 11:38pm
All About Eve, Sunset Boulevard and Born Yesterday all came out in 1950. Such wonderful films. One of my favorite years.
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Posted: 1/3/08 at 11:38pm
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re: Favorite B&W movie#19
Posted: 1/3/08 at 11:52pm
The Song of Bernadette
The Miracle Worker
Village of the Damned
The Snake Pit
Two For the Seesaw
Strangers on a Train
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re: Favorite B&W movie#20
Posted: 1/3/08 at 11:55pm
re: Favorite B&W movie
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Posted: 1/3/08 at 11:55pm
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re: Favorite B&W movie#22
Posted: 1/3/08 at 11:55pm
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Posted: 1/3/08 at 11:58pm
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re: Favorite B&W movie#24
Posted: 1/4/08 at 12:13am
re: Favorite B&W movie

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. (1939 version, with Laughton)