7 Classic Black-and-White Films You Should Check out ...

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Classic black-and-white films have a special air to them that films in color don't.

You really begin to focus on the actors, their faces, movements and cadences of their voices.2

I enjoy them because you can see the hard-work that went into creating some of the classic black-and-white films.

Hey, they became classics for a reason!

1. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

In this classic black-and-white film, Mrs.

Muir moves away from her dead-husband’s house in the city to a cottage by the sea.

There she meets Captain Gregg, the ghost who haunts her home.

With a rough start, the two manage to coexist.

What’s more, the Captain helps Mrs.

Muir find herself developing her as a strong female character.

2. Casablanca

“Here’s looking at you, kid.” This line by Humphrey Bogart wins over my heart time and time again.

It’s no wonder this film is a classic!

The film won three academy awards and is ranked among the greatest films of all time.

So check out war-torn Casablanca and follow Rick Blaine, played by Bogart, help his former lover escape with her husband.

3. Adam’s Rib

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn co-star in this court-room comedy.2

The married couple represent opposite sides of the same court case.

One thing I admire about this couple is that the two portray the perfect balance in marriage;

an image of equality.

In fact, they have the same nickname, Pinky, for each other with a “‘y’ for him ‘ie’ for me!” If you haven’t seen the rapport between Tracy and Hepburn, then this is a great film to start with!

4. Now, Voyager

Following her mental breakdown, Bette Davis’ character goes to an institution and then a cruise.

Once back, it’s time to face her troubles again, namely, her mother.

The controlling and manipulative mother tries to push her way on Davis but with her new coping skills, Davis fights back.

This story is about forming identity, maternal care, and choosing what’s best for the situation, not what you want.

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