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

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Dargo wrote: June 26th, 2023, 1:46 pm What B&W films would you consider visually "beautiful"?
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Intrepid37 wrote: July 29th, 2023, 3:06 am
Dargo wrote: June 26th, 2023, 1:46 pm What B&W films would you consider visually "beautiful"?
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Image Rebecca's cinematography has a haunting, creepy quality about it. Visually the film is stunning, but also has an unsettling atmosphere, plus the character of Mrs. Danvers, makes it a very spooky film. The titular character of "Rebecca" is never seen, but through the cinematography, music and Mrs. Danvers, you can't help but feel like Rebecca is present in every scene of the film.

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Another visually stunning film is Dragonwyck (1946). This is another gothic film, much like Rebecca. The period setting and ornate costumes, combined with Vincent Price's cavernous estate, makes it a very visually appealing film. The beautiful cinematography also helps keep a creepy mood as the ornate setting, combined with Price's presence, creates an uncomfortable vibe throughout the film.
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Although these films aren't a favorite of mine, I would have to say I think "The Uninvited" (1944) and "Gaslight" (1944) were both shot really well, and the usage of shadow and light are solid. Also in "Gaslight," there some foggy scenes that look positively eerie.

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One that instantly comes to mind for me is A Place in the Sun, starring Elizabeth Taylor & Monty Clift.
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The Big Steal is a "beautiful" movie to me because so much of it was filmed outdoors on location in Mexico. Especially the scenes at the Hotel Penafiel in Tehuacán, But, all the travelling and city scenes add "beaurty" as well.
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