Sunday, December 6, 2009

ON MOVIES ~ Monochrome Movies...


Feature Presentation...
MONDAY MOVIE MEME

Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.

This week's movie topic is all about Black & White Pictures...

Today we're kickin' it old school. Classic. Vintage. Black & White films. Digital special effects and vibrant rainbows of colors are terrific. But the simplicity and clarity of B&W movies creates an entirely different effect. And one that we love to experience every now and again for old time's sake. Here are some of our favorites. Share on your blog those color-free flicks that stop you in your tracks and link back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!

  • It's A Wonderful Life (1946) - "Teacher says, every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!"
  • 12 Angry Men (1957) - "I'm not trying to change your mind. It's just that... we're talking about somebody's life here. We can't decide it in five minutes. Supposing we're wrong?"
  • To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) - "Jean Louise. Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing."
  • You Can't Take It With You (1938) - "Maybe it'll stop you trying to be so desperate about making more money than you can ever use? You can't take it with you, Mr. Kirby. So what good is it? As near as I can see, the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends."
  • It Happened One Night (1934) - "Why didn't you take off all your clothes? You could have stopped forty cars." "Well, ooo, I'll remember that when we need forty cars."
  • Schindler's List (1993) - "I could have got more out. I could have got more. I don't know. If I'd just... I could have got more."
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    19 comments:

    J. Kaye said...

    I haven't watched a B & W movie in so long. I love them.

    Heather said...

    Oh, I love B&W movies! I really had to exercise restraint on this one. Umm...really. I could have posted two or three times as many as I did. =)

    My post

    Sandy Nawrot said...

    Like Heather, I could have gone on forever! Here are some goodies:

    http://sandynawrot.blogspot.com/2009/12/monday-movie-meme-monochrome-movies.html

    Susan said...

    Great movies all! B&W movies are so wonderful! However, I don't like the ones they do today as much...they seem fakey.

    My kids groan every time I quote "an angel gets his wings" during the Christmas season!

    I love It Happened One Night! Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert at their funniest!

    Penny said...

    Casablanca!!!
    We'll always have Paris!!
    I sob everytime..

    kaye said...

    I love watching "It's a Wonderful Life" every Christmas. my Monday movie

    hmsgofita said...

    The first three were my top choices! here are mine: http://gofita.blogspot.com/2009/12/monday-movie-meme-black-and-white.html

    Patty Reiser said...

    Black and White movies bring back many fond memories of watching the classics with my Grandmother and my Dad. I love watching the original Miracle on 34th Street and the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol with Reginald Owen. Another favorite though it is in color is The Five Pennies with Danny Kaye.

    Kathleen said...

    Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho comes to mind. It was terrifying in black and white!

    Amy said...

    This is a great topic! You listed some wqonderful classics!
    Here's my list:

    Movie Monday

    Thank you!

    The Gal Herself said...

    Damn you, Bumbles! Thinking of that scene from To Kill a Mockingbird always makes me cry. So I came up with three different B&Ws that I love.

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    ღ pinaymama ღ said...

    mine are up

    Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

    Classic movies! In addition to the ones you mention, you have to have Bringing Up Baby in a list of classic B/W movies!

    otin said...

    I have seen 12 angry men about 10 times! (Did you ever see the HBO remake? Well worth the look! An all star cast!)

    Irishcoda said...

    I love B&W films! I had a lot of fun with this one this evening. :)
    Mine is here

    Lulu said...

    My entry is up now... Almost late...

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    boliyou said...

    I'm sorry to have missed this one. All of yours would have been on my list, plus "Arsenic and Old Lace," "M," "High Noon" and "Casablanca." Just off the top of my head.

    stacybuckeye said...

    You have listed my favorites, with It Happened One Night at the top of my list. The only one I haven't seen (and loved) is You Can't Take It With You. I will add Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and stop there :)