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Whats the Best black and white film of all time?

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i've have always enjoyed colour movies to black and white.

The main two exceptions to this rule are 'Whistle down the wind' and 'The last picture show'.

Both films were better for the lack of colour. Why? Well i think it was because both films had a bleakness and desolation about them.

Since colour adds a warmth to everything, i think the lack of it befits the harshness and isolation surrounding the characters.

But since i am only allowing myself one I'll go for the last picture show

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This will get moved I assume to ents but for the record there are 2 I would nominate.1 because it was made in a classic era of b and w films and 2 for sheer atmosphere.its a wonderful life and elephant man(the latter would have lost sizeable impact if it had been made in colour)

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night of the living dead

elephant man

 

and sheffields very own

the case of charles peace ;)

 

but there has been hundreds of BW films that could be construed as classics

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The Gold Rush.

Manhattan.

Raging Bull.

Kind Hearts and Coronets.

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Young Frankenstein

 

The Third Man

Eraserhead

young frankenstein and eraserhead forgot about those :)

 

eraserheads got the weirdest soundtrack lol

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Schindler's List.

Rebecca.

Its a wonderful life.

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Duck Soup, by the Marx Brothers

Oh! Mr Porter, by Will Hay

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I would second The Third Man, Schindler's List and the Elephant man...

 

also The Great Dictator.

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