Yer fav B&W films

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Re: Yer fav B&W films

Unread post by joe » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:45 pm

Mississippi Blind Child Assburn wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:35 pm

BLOW UP

Is in colour. Indeed, the director had a row of houses in London painted red to fit in with his colour scheme for the film.


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Re: Yer fav B&W films

Unread post by Mississippi Blind Child Assburn » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:50 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_0BaneyJh8

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Unread post by Mississippi Blind Child Assburn » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:00 pm

ANDREI RUBLEV (1966, RUSSIA)


Blind Child's all-time fav film is likely, The Seventh Seal. Seal is about a knight who returns disspirited from The Crusades, questioning God. His "fool" is ,even darker - but always with a mocking smile - totally caustic when it comes to God and how people are manipulated by religion. They return to Sweden - a landscape of misery.

Andrei Rublev is also about traversing a landscape of grotesques and misery. Rublev is a monk, an itinerant icon-painter. He strives to hold on to his faith in the face of a cruel time when Russia was under the thumb of the Tartar horde in 15th century. But daily iniquities witnessed and even pagan rituals do not keep him from his course and devotion to God.
Astounding landscapes here, so best seen on wide-screen.
Moves slowly, so if your into fast-action,trigger-finger niggah-film, this is not for you,Jimmeh.

This is deffo NOT cocksure American-hero film.

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Re: Yer fav B&W films

Unread post by Lindsayt » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:33 pm

There are some great films on this list.

Laurel and Hardy's The Music Box is a great comedy.

Nosferatu is flawed, but has some mega classic and very scarey scenes.

Citizzen Kane is an epic film.

Ice Cold in Alex is a great war film. Or more like, it was the forerunner of Top Gear and the Grand Tour.

All of the Ealing comedies have charm and an understated sense of humour.

And then there's Dr Strangelove...

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Re: Yer fav B&W films

Unread post by Mr Quackers » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:26 am

Yes, ice cold in Alex has to be up there - what about sea of sand?

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Re: Yer fav B&W films

Unread post by Mississippi Blind Child Assburn » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:29 am

Which ealing comedies would you recommend.

(I guess Passport To Pilmico is the big one.)

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Re: Yer fav B&W films

Unread post by Lindsayt » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:52 am

Most, if not all the Ealing Comedies are highly wtchable.

The Lavender Hill Mob - as already mentioned by Latteman is a good one.

I'm All Righ Jack reminds me of my time working at a manufacturing company. Maybe a lot of people working there used it as their role model?

The Man in the White Suit also takes a look at industrial relations.

Whsky Galore reminds me of the time I visited a friends family near Lochgilphead.

And then there's School for Scoundrels... "Hard Cheese!"

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Unread post by CN211276 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:14 am

Must include Tiger Bay, partly because of the location. Hayley Mills recently appeared in a programme talking about this film which made her famous.
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Unread post by Chunk McDaniel » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:02 am

Brighton Rock , Raging Bull.

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