What B&W films would you consider visually "beautiful"?

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It doesn't appear that anyone has mentioned THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, with cinematography by three-time Oscar winner Robert Surtees.

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The Wind by Victor Sjostrom which I caught just today.

The later years of the silent era (25 -29) were some of the best cinematography around and I would maybe hesitate only a little to say the best years of cinematographic, visual beauty in all cinema. It really died overnight in 1929.
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LostHorizons wrote: April 15th, 2024, 3:46 am The Wind by Victor Sjostrom which I caught just today.

The later years of the silent era (25 -29) were some of the best cinematography around and I would maybe hesitate only a little to say the best years of cinematographic, visual beauty in all cinema. It really died overnight in 1929.
I wish a print of Victor Sjostrom's THE Tower of Lies (1925) would turn up, LostHorizons:

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Chimes at Midnight

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Othello

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Breathless

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What's this one called again?
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Never Open That Door and If I Should Die Before I Wake (both 1952).
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