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In Reply to: RE: 1950 was an extraordinarily good year for movies posted by Bambi B on June 14, 2018 at 13:08:39
Great points, Bambi! I know both of those films very well, and we watched Eve again just a few weeks ago.
Color? What is that? I never even notice its absence - there is special magic to B&W films that immediately grabs you - or perhaps it is those familiar faces of good actors?
Anyway, as our B&W binge continues, I already dread its end, so I welcome more recommendations! :)
Other fantastic B&W, besides favorites Seven Samurai and the Third Man that I never get tired of seeing:
Dr. Strangelove: Watch out for Communists after your precious bodily fluids!
The Train: Burt Lancaster artfully beats the Nazis for art's sake!
Sanjuro: Great Samurai
Yojimbo: Greater Samurai: Clint Eastwood never did it as well
Our Man in Havana: Alec Guinness as mild mannered Havana vacuum cleaner salesman turned 007.
The Lavender Hill Mob: Alec Guinness as mild mannered bank clerk who gets Gold fever
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Bogart gets Gold fever,..
Dambusters: Mild mannered scientist /engineer beats the Nazis with giant billiard balls. I can never figure out why I like this so much.
The Artist (2011) Silent AND B&W - surprisingly captivating.
Young Frankenstein: I don't think is probably your taste, but for me an occasional dose of slapstick is a relief. I first saw this in Paris in 1975 called, "Frankenstein Junior" with French subtitles and that was a funny experience in itself.
As soon as I press "Post", I'll think of ten more.
PS: Very sorry to learn recently that our old friend Patrick is no longer with us.
Thank you! Most of these I know, but will check on 3 or 4.
Patrick's departure left a huge void, and the more time passes the more I feel it. He was a real, a true friend, one of the kindest people I have ever met. Generous, funny, witty, all the while suffering from painful and serious illness during his later years.
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