Help me pick a black & white movie

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  1. niccig

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    It seems off topic, but really it isn't. For my photo class, our next assignment is to watch a black and white movie, and then choose a character and do a series of self portraits as that character. It sounds really fun - but I don't know what movie to pick! Any suggestions?
     
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    How about Gone With the Wind?
     
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    How about 'The Elephant Man'? It's beautiful.
    Ok, a portrait as the Elephant Man is probably not your first choice...:D, but there are more characters to choose from.

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    "Citizen Kane" Ground breaking film as far as cinematography goes. Plus Charles Kane is a pretty eccentric character. "Duck Soup" or any Marx brothers film. These guys are stupid funny and very photogenic. "Lolita" by the incomparable Stanley Kubrick. Check out movie database before watching this one. Adult themes to put it mildly. "Shadows and Fog" by Woody Allen. This is a tribute to the film noir days.
     
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    Man, you should talk to my boss...his job is pretty much to order movies from Amazon for the university library's media resource center where I work. He could probably tell you about any movie ever created, and if we have it in our collection of over 16,000 movies, just off the top of his head.

    Unfortunately, I'm no help. The only b&w movie I can think of is It's A Wonderful Life.
     
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    Doing self-portraits of the narrator in "Citizen Kane" would be a gas. His face is never shown! Your only problem would be to simulate the clothing of the era.
     
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    I knew if I asked here I'd get some great ideas! Thanks guys!
     
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    Charlie Chaplin
     
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    Yojimbo, by Kurosawa. That would make for a fun costume and self portrait.
     
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    You could go slightly newer, but not the most happy movie. Shindler's List.
    A fun one would be The Maltese Falcon.
     
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    Great ideas here. We could go on for days. ;) I like the Marx Bros. idea, because any of them would be a fun costume, and fairly recognizable, too.

    That said, I'm also down with any movie that has Peter Lorre in it.

    Fun project! Whatever you decide, be sure to post your pictures here, okay? :)
     

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