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The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/4/2016 9:38:44 PM   
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All these films are classics but the one that had the biggest impact (being age 8 or 9 really added to it) on me was Frankenstein (1931) #97!
http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/gallery/the-best-black-and-white-films-of-all-time/ss-BBwvYBK?li=BBnb2gh#image=1

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/4/2016 10:35:53 PM   
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There's some good'uns there alright

A Night to Remember
Some Like it Hot
Rebecca (just how gorgeous was Joan Fontaine)?
It's a wonderful Life
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Schindler's List (but which scandalously was not no.1)???? Simply the best film ever.

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/4/2016 11:31:20 PM   
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Thanks for this link. This gives me some new movies to watch. I remember so many of these and yet there are quite a few I have not seen either.

I haven't seen Miracle Worker in a long time but remember that being an amazing flick. My man, Humphrey Bogart is is so many of these too. Surprised African Queen wasn't in there.

Good Stuff for movie buffs!

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 12:04:59 AM   
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Zelig. It has to be one of Woody Allen's best. Great choice in making it in b&w. Close seconds; Stardust Memories or Manhatten.

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 12:26:29 AM   
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quote:

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Surprised African Queen wasn't in there.

Africa Queen is in colour.

Good selection, but missing Ivan The Terrible, Andrey Rublyov and the great Touch of Evil....

< Message edited by VPaulus -- 10/5/2016 12:27:03 AM >

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 12:30:05 AM   
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quote:

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My man, Humphrey Bogart is is so many of these too. Surprised African Queen wasn't in there.

Good Stuff for movie buffs!

The African Queen was in color!
Surprised Young Frankenstein wasn't in there.

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 2:12:20 AM   
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Citizen Kane?

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 3:18:47 AM   
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Citizen Kane?

Number 39

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 3:21:56 AM   
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Young Frankenstein for sure!

One BW Marlene Dietrich film i saw last year which was just outstanding in its sets and characters and costumes and dialogue i felt was

The Scarlet Empress - based on Catherine the Great, it has some great scenes like when Dietrich as the young Catherine is brought forth on the raised on the shoulders of the russian cavalry and in a Hussar uniform herself. Its not a dry film in the least.

Another one i saw which was great in its scope was 'Der Choral von Leuthen' an epic war film based around the battle of Leuthen. The portrayal of Frederick the Great and the scenes of the battle are great, though Frederick is probably portrayed as being a bit older than he was at the time

also F W Murnau's Faust is quite spectacular, some great effects used for the time

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 4:22:53 AM   
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Young Frankenstein for sure!


+1 I just watched Young Frankenstein last week and enjoyed it very much. I'm not saying it is the best black and white movie on that list--there are some real classics that have it beat--but it's well worth watching.

Thanks for the link, Wings.

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 6:31:24 AM   
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Ice Cold in Alex. 1958, war film starring John Mills, Cynthia Sims, Anthony Quayle. Used to be on TV a lot when I was young growing up in UK. Now got it on DVD and still watch it religiously!

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 8:18:00 AM   
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Ice Cold in Alex. 1958, war film starring John Mills, Cynthia Sims, Anthony Quayle. Used to be on TV a lot when I was young growing up in UK. Now got it on DVD and still watch it religiously!
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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 8:37:04 AM   
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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 10:32:41 AM   
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All of the Three Stooges movies!!

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 11:07:18 AM   
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Black & White & Sex.... really impressive film by John Winter

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 12:50:08 PM   
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All of the Three Stooges movies!!


oh and all of the Marx Brothers films too - Duck Soup! A Night at the Opera!

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 1:01:43 PM   
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I've watched recently Sweet Smell of Success, and undoubtedly it deserves to be on that list.
Outstanding performances, the script, photography is just top notch.
Maybe the best Tony Curtis performance.
Highly recommended.

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 2:23:55 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Surprised African Queen wasn't in there.

Africa Queen is in colour.

Good selection, but missing Ivan The Terrible, Andrey Rublyov and the great Touch of Evil....


Duh, must have been a senior moment.

I would like to mention the 1939 movie 'Four Feathers'. I have always thought that was a great movie as well.

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 3:01:32 PM   
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As far as black & white films go, I always really liked Sergeant York with Gary Cooper.

My second favorite is All Quiet on the Western Front

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/5/2016 9:26:07 PM   
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Nice list, but they missed The Longest Day. Unacceptable.

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/6/2016 1:47:35 AM   
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Yes Young Frankenstin should be in for me it's Also missing

Inherit the Wind
Arsenic and old lace
Godzilla
King kong
Nosferatu
Plan 9 from outerspace (so bad it's good)
Them
Thing from another world

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/6/2016 2:02:09 AM   
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No...

My Darling Clementine.
The Mortal Storm.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
Judgement at Nuremberg.

??? Wow.


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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/6/2016 2:51:00 AM   
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Giant
Night of the Living Dead
The Naked Prey

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/6/2016 4:30:15 AM   
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Dr. Strangelove
Night of the Living Dead
Citizen Kane
Four Feathers
Young Frankenstein
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/6/2016 6:17:52 AM   
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The Ladykillers (1955) - great acting cast and British comedy, to boot!

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/6/2016 9:14:50 AM   
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My personal ranking (definitely cold war biased):
1. Dr. Strangelove
2. Fail Safe
3. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
4. Young Frankenstein
5. Seven Days in May

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/6/2016 8:59:32 PM   
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The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Paper Moon (1973)

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 10/6/2016 9:17:46 PM   
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To Kill a Mockingbird

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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 11/8/2016 3:49:23 PM   
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Not many silent films (3) in the mix.
Not a single movie staring Marry Pickford?











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RE: The Best Black and White Films of All Time - 11/8/2016 4:14:49 PM   
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Casablance isn't #1, so the list is crap.

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