Top B&W British movies

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  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    The Third Man wins... what else there?
    I remember Carry on Cabby being good :hmm:

    I guess A Matter of LIfe and Death is one a lot of people rate
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    39 steps was on tv yesterday and that was fun

    WHAT ELSE??
     
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  2. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    What year did it all go colour??
     
  3. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    A Matter Of Life And Death is partially in colour!
    It didn't go colour in just one year - there were colour films in the 20s
     
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  4. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    Went The Day Well?

    It Happened Here


    theres loads of powell and pressburger ones that evryone rates too but I only saw whisky galore and that was yeeeeeears ago but everyone else seems to big that team up

    e2a and on looking that one ealing anyway but they get bare love as well.
     
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  5. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    Hitchcock's Rebecca <3
     
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  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    LIES :mad:
     
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  7. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

  8. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    ive seen it, dont remember it being bnw though. so get your facts straight :mad:
    ...errr, just looked at clips and theyre all black and white. very strange :hmm:
    anyhow i mean like totally old films, not arty black and white stuff
    not sure what smiley goes next
    this one :p

    and yeah its an interesting film - flawed but good stab
     
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  9. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Quatermass?
     
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  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    mmyeah, never saw that...thats meant to be good :thumbs:

    ETA: :D
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  11. Siouxsie

    Siouxsie Fashionable objector with a uniform fetish

    I love b&w films, Brief encounter is my favourite.
     
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  12. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    You need the first one - Quatermass Xperiment :thumbs:

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  13. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Watched the trailer for this recently. Looks v nice.
     
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  14. Siouxsie

    Siouxsie Fashionable objector with a uniform fetish

    It very much portrays the era, Lovely film.
     
  15. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I think the appropriate smiley here is :oops: if you can't remember if films are black and white or not :p
     
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  16. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    There's A Taste of Honey - inaugural film @ Favelado's Fishco Film club...

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    Very good film :)
     
  17. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    show me a colour film from the 20s and then ill work out what smiley is appropriate.
    make it quick because im staying up for your post alone :)
     
  18. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    On with the Show! (1929) - IMDb :)

    The oldest colour film is from 1902
     
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  19. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    are these some kind of coloured in frame by frame things?
     
  20. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    On with the show is technicolor, which is 'proper' film I believe. Not sure about the 1902 stuff.
     
  21. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    well ill be. im going to bed to think about what this all means
     
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  22. Siouxsie

    Siouxsie Fashionable objector with a uniform fetish

    Saturday night and sunday morning is another one I love. There is a melancholy about b&w films that colour can't quite portray.
     
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  23. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    ...is a Hollywood film. ;)
     
  24. Lurdan

    Lurdan old wave

    They were still making black and white feature films well into the 1960s.

    What's a "top film" ?

    Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Innocents, Repulsion, The Cruel Sea, A Hard Day's Night, This Sporting Life, The Criminal, The Servant, I Know Where I'm Going, Gaslight, Dead of Night, The Dam Busters, Culloden, Night of the Demon, A Diary for Timothy, It Always Rains on Sunday, Oh Mr Porter, Green For Danger, The Fallen Idol, A Canterbury Tale, The Maggie, Night of the Eagle, The Small Back Room, The Nanny, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
     
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  25. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    Brighton Rock.

    Darling Dickie attenboroough utterly brilliant as brando-esque (before brando) violent gangster punk.

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  26. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    All of the Earth scenes are in colour in A Matter of Life and Death.

    The Third Man is a good shout. I always think of The Lady Vanishes, and Passport to Pimlico for b&w films.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2016
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  27. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    The early David Lean films, the Brothers (by David MacDonald), Kind Hearts and Coronets, Up the Junction, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Night and the City, Odd Man Out, It Always Rains on Sunday, anything by Carol Reed, half of If.
     
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  28. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Half way through If.

    Oh, wait...
     
  29. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    There's so many I can't list them. Just thought of a load more, but list threads dare boring.
     
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  30. Red Cat

    Red Cat Well-Known Member

    btw Mubi are currently showing some David Lean and Powell and Pressburger
     
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