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Discussion in 'Movies & Entertainment' started by Diana Kristof, Jul 21, 2016.
@Von Jones The special effects in The Birds were great, especially for that period of time.
@Von Jones , I forgot about The Birds, also a favorite.
Also the Miracle Worker.
I love those movies too @Krissttina Isobe Also the Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis movies.
Another favorite is Stalag 17
From my recollection, 2 black and white movies stand out in my list. First is the Ten Commandments starring Charlton Heston which is always shown on TV during the lenten season. There are times that it had a rerun in theaters. That movie was first shown when I was not born yet. The second in the list is Psycho of Alfred Hitchcock. The story of a psychotic son who manages the inn. The victim is a guest of the inn that the manager had befriended.
The movie Ten Commandments came out in 1956, and it was one of the most awesome movies of that time period, and I have watched it several times over. Both Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner were favorite actors of mine, and the story was told in spectacular fashion.
However, it was not a black and white movie, it was in Technicolor, and I think cinamascope as well. Here is the trailer for the original movie.
That's the first movie I saw in a movie theater, I was 5.
@Yvonne Smith, I'm sorry if I am wrong with the Ten Commandments but from what I remember, I saw it in black and white on our tv when I was a grade schooler - that may be before 1970. And I am not sure if our tv then was black and white hence the confusion. Yeah, I remember that Technicolor thing because that term was being used to mean colorful like when you have a car with 3 colors, people would say your car is technicolor.
It was a 'powerful' film - made a big impression on me as a youngster
I saw it at the cinema in glorious colour, which added to its magnificence
My folks only had a black and white television set when i was growing up, @Corie Henson , and that occurred to me after i had written the post about the Ten Commandments movie. If you only had a B/W television, all of the movies you watched back then would have been that way, just like the ones I saw on TV were.
Since I am 71, I am old enough that I saw the movie at our local theater, and did see it in color when it first came out.
I think that they did make a lot of the television programs in B/W back then, because that was what most people had for a television; so it didn't matter.
One of the earliest color movies was Gone With the Wind, which came out somewhere around 1935, I think, at a time when just about every other movie was only black and white. Not only that, but it was maybe also the longest movie made at that time, because the whole movie lasts for several hours.
I think that shows just what an impression the book must have caused when it came out, to inspire such a movie back in those days.
I recall vividly going to see the Wizard of Oz at the cinema and when Dorothy opened the door to all the vivid colour of Oz
well it took me breath away, the film was 1939, I think - I didn't see it then, I wasn't even thought of
Remember Combat? I had to watch it. It was black and white with the last season in color. Great shows!
Combat was one of my favorites.
I remember Combat with Vic Morrow. He fit the character very well.
Thank You for bringing that up. I still remember my Mom telling about when her and her girlfriends went to the theater and how
she almost cried when the door opened to color. Her face would light up when she told the story.
@Tim Burr - thanks Tim for your post, nice to share a memory such as that