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brilliant film. Absolutely brilliant.
cannot fault it.
heard of but not seen on my LoveFilm list. I saw The Third Man but unfortunately didn't like it. I loved Citizen Kane, though I saw that years ago. It's probably worth starting another thread but what's the best black and white film? Off the top of my head, it's a toss up between Brief Encounter and Goodbye Mr Chips.
is the best b/w iv seen
but the camera shots, war torn vienna and that chase were breathtaking. love the final shot too, great finish.
Go on - really set your mind to it.
What was unreasonable about what I said? Just comes down to what you think the purpose of a/the soundtrack should be. Also I thought the final chase scene was too long. Probably reused footage.
would make my top 100 without troubling the top 20.
relative to old film buffs who're liable to rave over it. Still, Joseph Cotton and Orson Wells (in his prime)... so it's splitting hairs a bit...
I like Michael Caine's Spy With No Name / Harry Palmer movies better. Funeral in Berlin is awesome.
Though did it as part of my Design degree and having a tutor tell us lots of great stuff behind the scenes made it even better.
Often watch an old classic with the missus. Just finally got The Lodger last month and watched it, An early silent film Hitchcock did. Even for a 90 year old film it's rammed full of touches that are still pretty awesome.
So many good b&w Hitchcock films: 39 steps, Strangers on a train, Psycho (though I think technically colour film was out by then), Lady vanishes, Rebecca, Stage Fright... Basically all of them.
Others I adore: Citizen Kane isn't a film I love to repeatedly watch but it is even now very contemporary, Some like it hot is still a hugely funny rom com, Brief Encounter is just a thoroughly moving film, Its a wonderful life will never be bettered as a poignant Christmas film.
I also love watching the 60s Doctor Whos, though my wife reckons it's like pulling teeth...
Hitchcock's 'Lifeboat' is on Film4 in a sec, very interesting film that's rarely on and forward thinking given it was a war propaganda piece
Later Orson Wells is brilliant.