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What black & white old movie would you recommend for a first time viewer?

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  1. Luminosity

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    Rashomon (1950)
     
  2. therealdope

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    I'll go with 3 Ingrid Bergman movies: Notorious, Spellbound and Casablanca.
     
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    irish_thug Forum Moderator Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    I actually enjoyed watching 12 Angry men, granted it's been 25 years. As opposed to being subjected to It's a Wonderful life.
     
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    She fucked Rossellini. As much false hope as this gives me, I can't help but be a little disgisted at the sight of her.
     
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    I suspect most Sherdoggers would be supprised at both how modern it feels and how easy it is to watch, its only latter that Goddard became much more overtly arty and meta, along the same lines I would say...

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    Forget "benching teh 275" Marcello Mastroianni in this film is probably who most Sherdoggers wish they were.
     
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    Not old but "the man who wasn't there" is pretty great
     
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    Arsenic and Old Lace.

     
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    She had affairs with several of her co-stars.

    Still wood

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    Somebody Up There Likes Me - Paul Newman flick about the life of Boxer Rocky Graziano. It's an under-appreciated and underrated gem IMO.
     
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    Honestly I think theres a good case that colour cinema really only started to come into its own in the late 60's, not that there aren't some good looking colour films before that but I think both in terms of film stock and cinematography it took awhile to catch up to black and white.

    You look at a lot of the most visually praised directors and they stuck with B&W up to that point then went colour, Kubrick, Bergman, Kurosawa, Tarkovsky, Polanski, Fellini etc
     
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    Check it out man. Its worth it for the acting talent in the film alone
     
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    Shindlers list was one of those movies I never wanted to watch because of the black and white. It was on TV one day and I had it on for about 4 mins and I was hooked.
     
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