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Jan 21Liked by moviewise ๐ŸŽŸ

I'm 64 and adore black and white movies, but my 20-something kids refuse to watch even one. Apparently, they're boring!

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Iโ€™ve always watched black and white since I was little. TCM was one of my favorite channels ๐Ÿ˜Š They have a romance to them that modern movies donโ€™t. Last night, I watched Enchantment which was one of those depressing ones where the couple doesnโ€™t end up together, but the acting was phenomenal.

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Jan 17Liked by moviewise ๐ŸŽŸ

Love that Dr Strangelove is on here!! Strong list overall. I know for me, I was wary to watch Some Like it Hot after AFI dubbed it the best comedy of all time. "But it's an old b&W movie. How can it be funnier than Caddyshack or Super Troopers?"

Nope, it was indeed worthy of the title.

Nice topic, thanks!

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Jan 17Liked by moviewise ๐ŸŽŸ

I like the vibe of this but I think you're missing a bunch of really good movies. For example modern times is a much better movie than the Great dictator, but better still would be any of the features of buster Keaton. You can watch those with or without sound, as you can with Harold Lloyd. Wings is another fantastic silent film. I don't see any Kurosawa on your list. I would definitely include either seven samurai or stray dog, both of which are vividly visual despite being black and white. Miracle on 34th Street is sentimental dreck, and Frank Capra can be better represented by it happened one night which was a much better movie then a wonderful life. I get what you're trying to do, but the list is pretty vanilla. I'd like to see more non-American movies in it. I like the inclusion of Doctor strangelove but it would be also neat to see paper moon. I like when modern directors make the deliberate choice of black and white. Anyway just a few thoughts from a cranky cinophile.

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