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Discussion in 'Classic' started by Dave, Sep 6, 2016.
That's blasphemy ZD.
I'm sure I've offended someone
Not at all.
Oh I didn't think you were haha. I just assume some on here might be
The Bride of Frankenstein
The Haunting (1963)
House on Haunted Hill (1958)
Night of the Living Dead
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Don't Bother To Knock (Marilyn Monroe)
I like black and white films a lot, and will often watch generally terrible films like The Creeping Terror or Night of the Ghouls just because I like the B&W aspect so much.
Anyone mentioned Laura yet?
Just watched La Haine (1995) this weekend and highly recommend it.
Decided to rewatch Bava's The Evil Eye / Girl Who Knew Too Much based on Matt89's recommendation and I was wrong- it was a lot better than I remembered it. Of course, the version I watched was the 'more comedic' version but I'm sure the Italian 'serious' version is just as good and I was just not a very sophisticated viewer in 2008 when I first saw it.
Just kidding, but seriously, until the DVD came out I always thought that it was in black and white, or at the very least sepiatone because of the faded TV prints I became accustomed to in the 80s.
There are hundreds of black and white films that I enjoy, but none that I like specifically because they're in black in white. I could rattle off a handful, but I enjoy them for reasons that have nothing to do with lack of color.
I just downloaded a couple horror channels on my roku (some badass free horror channels on there, by the way) and I caught most of The Sadist (1963) which was of course in black and white. I surprisingly enjoyed it. I'm going to try and finish it soon.
The Sadist rules. It is Cabbage Patch Elvis' best film.
Laura is indeed a wonderful movie. Which makes me think of Preminger, which makes me think of Anatomy of A Murder. Which makes me think of 12 Angry Men. Two other fantastic B&W films.
I got AoaM right away. But, damn that running time eventually gave me a headache.
It is a long one, but did you think it was unnecessarily so? I felt like the run time was entirely justified. I bought the Criterion, having never seen it, and I loved it.
Especially given the ending.
Well, I would have to watch it again if I were going to debate you. But I remember being sold on it at the time.
I liked the ending. Sure, it was anticlimactic, but I thought it fit the tone of the picture.
I love George C. Scott and James Stewart, and probably could have watched them for another hour.
Stewart is hit or miss with me much more than with others.
It was an empty kind of conclusion. Not very intellectually stimulating. Just kinda sat there.
My personal rule is that a 2 and a half (or longer) hour movie really needs to deliver something at the end. This one just... had more running time.
well a movie is more than just its ending. a good film is entertaining throughout, not just in retrospect after you've evaluated it in terms of its ending. I don't know if you enjoy war films at all, but two classic examples are A Bridge Too Far and The Great Escape. Both are fantastic films that push the 3 hour mark, and happen to have downbeat, anticlimactic endings. And yet they are very rewatchable. Obviously it all comes down to personal taste, and if Anatomy of a Murder didn't entirely work for you, then that is what it is (although it sounds like you had more of a mixed reaction to it, rather than overtly negative).
These are my favourites & recommendations if you haven't yet seen them?
City Of The Dead
And I love Dead of Night - If ventriloquists dummies creep you out then you'll love the last segment!
Hammer's Nightmare, just recently saw it, amazing film.