Tells me your favorite b&w

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  1. Dave

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    I don't care if it's horror, noir, comedy, etc. I have really enjoyed watching old b&w flicks I have never seen before. There's just something desirable about watching older flicks and not having to worry about cell phones and their nonsense, plus the teeny drama that is so prevalent today. Sadly my wife won't have anything to do with them, but that's her loss. And don't just assume because it's an 'all time classic' that I have seen it. I probably haven't!
     
  2. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    Clerks.

    This is the one that inspired me to want to make low budget movies (this and Pete Jackson's Bad Taste)

    The dialogue, the characters etc. all spoke to me and its one of the few comedies I can watch any day, any time and never sick of it.

    Also I was caught screwing a corpse in the back of a circle K when I was a teen so it spoke to me in that way...
     
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    Natas Theres no such thing as the boogyman

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    Human Centipede 2.

    Two hours of straight depravity. The black and white was a nice touch.

    I used to like Coffee and Cigarettes but after the 2nd viewing, it grew pretty tired for me.
     
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  4. buck135

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    The Third Man. Hands down one of the greatest films ever made.

    M with Peter Lorre is also a magnificent film.
     
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    Bride of Frankenstein. Great imagery. Some wonderful and very quotable dialogue. The iconic Bride and of course the amazing Pretorius. Not to mention the monster.
     
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    Night of the Living Dead and Psycho
     
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    Paff Super Moderator

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    Dead of Night. Best horror anthology ever.
     
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    Bride of Frankenstein
    Them
    Psycho
     
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    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    Here's a large helping of some of my favourite B&W films that I've seen:

    Un chien andalou
    Metropolis
    Haxan
    Nosferatu
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
    Modern Times
    The 39 Steps
    All the '30s & '40s monster movies + their Abbot and Costello comedy counterparts + Lon Chaney films (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Mummy, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, etc.)
    Island of Lost Souls
    Vampyr
    Freaks
    The Uninvited
    Casablanca
    A Bucket of Blood
    The 400 Blows
    We Are 18 Years Old
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    The Night of the Hunter
    Gojira
    Seven Samurai
    Plan 9 from Outer Space
    Glen or Glenda
    War of the Worlds
    The Thing from Another World
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Vertigo
    I vampari
    It Came from Outer Space
    Jules and Jim
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Lord of the Flies
    Dr. Strangelove
    Lolita
    Night of the Living Dead
    81/2
    Eyes without a Face
    The Zatoichi films
    Psycho
    The Virgin Spring
    The Last Man on Earth
    Last Year at Marienbad
    The Saragossa Manuscript
    Village of the Damned
    Judex
    Breathless
    A Knife in the Water
    At Midnight I'll Take You Soul
    The Sadistic Baron von Klaus
    The Diabolical Dr. Z
    The Babysitter
    Kuroneko
    The Exiles
    Spider Baby
    The Haunting
    The Rape of the Vampire
    Faster Pussycat Kill Kill
    Repulsion
    Cul-de-sac
    The Sadist
    The Mask
    The Reluctant Sadist
    Black Sunday
    Thundercrack!
    The Last Picture Show
    Young Frankenstein
    Eraserhead
    Forbidden Zone
    The Elephant Man
    Ed Wood
    Clerks
    The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
    Coffee and Cigarettes
    Graveyard Alive: A Zombie Nurse in Love
    13 Tzameti
    The Call of Chthulu
    The Monster of Phantom Lake
    Tetro
    The White Ribbon
    Polytechnique
    Keyhole
    Tabu
    Frankenweenie
    A Field in England
    Ida
    Hard to Be a God
    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
    Embrace of the Serpent

    There's plenty more, but this is long enough haha!
     
  10. Mok

    Mok Family is Forever

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    Dead Man :cool:
     
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    The Thing 1951
    Young Frankenstein
     
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    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    Frankenstein, Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman and Night of the Living Dead were probably my introductions to horror, courtesy of my father. Night of the Living Dead would probably rank as my overall favorite both for nostalgic and non-nostalgic reasons.

    I'll stick to talkies since a lot of silent films are color-tinted and technically not B/W.

    My top 10 Horror B/W favorites:

    -Frankenstein (1931)
    -M (1931)
    -The Invisible Man (1933)
    -The Black Cat (1934)
    -The Body Snatcher (1945)
    -Dead of Night (1945)
    -Gojira / Godzilla (1954) (Not the American King of the Monsters edit from 1956 with Raymond Burr.)
    -Curse of the Demon (1957)
    -Eyes without a Face (1960)
    -Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)
    -Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    My top 10 Non-horror B/W favorites:

    -Scarface (1932)
    -Duck Soup (1933)
    -The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    -It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    -On the Waterfront (1954)
    -The Killing (1956)
    -12 Angry Men (1957)
    -Dr. Strangelove (1968)
    -Young Frankenstein (1974)
    -Rumble Fish (1983)
     
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    That one was shot in Technicolor ;)
    Only the intro, before the credits, are in B&W.

    Great movie though :)
     
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    I absolutely love B&W films. I will be different and say that most the B&W films that I've enjoyed are not horror or sci-fi films, though I love those too. I really enjoyed Strangers on a Train, The Lodger, The Farmer's Daughter, A Streetcar Names Desire , Roman Holiday, The Children's Hour, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf, Hud, and The Miracle Worker.
     
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  15. Dave

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    Love The Third Man. Owned the blu but I'm a whore when it comes to the almighty dollar and I sold it off.
     
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    Sorry I only take Asian recommendations from you. Seriously, though, that looks pretty good and is officially on my 'to checkout' list.
     
  17. zbinks

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    Vertigo was in color, too. :)

    There's a StudioCanal Vintage Classics Blu-Ray which is sourced from a new 4K restoration. I haven't purchased a copy, yet, but it looks like the PQ is better than the Criterion release and comes at a much more reasonable pricetag.

    This is also available as a StudioCanal Vintage Classics Blu-Ray.
     
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    buck135 Kanamit

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    I have this as well and can vouch that it is better than the Criterion blu-ray.
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    As far as B&W "favorites" go:

    Carnival of Souls
    Eraserhead
    The Longest Day
    Stalag 17
    In Harm's Way
    Triumph of the Will
    The Haunting (1963)

    I would say Nosferatu (1922) also, albeit that could be termed as a "color-tinted" film in its original version.
     
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    Natas Theres no such thing as the boogyman

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    A Field in England........is this worth a view? Had plans to line up some shrooms and watch it, hearing it was trippy, but I heard other reviews claiming it was dull.
     

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