Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday Movie Meme: Monochrome Movies

I have not seen many movies that are made in Black and White. When I was new here in the USA, I watched Gone with the Wind. It was a black and white movie. I asked hubby if Gone with the Wind is a black and white movie, he said it was but they made a colored one out of it. Anyway, I still consider that movie a monochrome movie since I have seen it in that style.

The following are my picks for this week's movie meme:

1. It's A Wonderful Life. On Christmas eve, all of the citizens of the small town of Bedford Falls pray to the heavens to help George Bailey. It's then decided that Clarence, an angel who hasn't earned his wings, is to help George. Before he does, he should know who George Bailey was. George Bailey grew up in Bedford Falls, a small town where he dreams of leaving it and making his mark on the world. His family's business is the only thing stands between the good citizens and Mr. Potter, a rich miser who takes sick pleasure in taking from everybody, without even caring how it affects them. George was all set to leave when his father died and had to take care of the business. George would forever be hindered by his plans to leave and thinks that he is nothing but a failure, he decides to kill himself. That's when Clarence comes in and tries to convince him that he has made something with his life, and that he had a "Wonderful Life".

2. Schindler's List. Oskar Schindler is a vain, glorious and greedy German businessman who becomes unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. A testament for the good in all of us.

Gone with Wind. The epic tale of a woman's life during one of the most tumultuous periods in America's history. From her young, innocent days on a feudalistic plantation to the war-torn streets of Atlanta; from her first love whom she has always desired to three husbands; from the utmost luxury to absolute starvation and poverty; from her innocence to her understanding and comprehension of life.

For more list of favorite monochrome movies, please visit The Bumbles Blog.


fickleinpink said...

I've watched Schindler's List, a very good movie!

just hopping around to show some bloglove!
Happy RT/WW

have a great week ahead!
Come over my place if you have the time!
life's beautiful!
~fickle in pink

Heather said...

Excellent choices!

The Bumbles said...

We went to see Gone With The Wind when they re-released it in theaters like 15 years ago or whenever it was. Andy had never seen it and I warned him that it was truly an "epic" length movie - he didn't believe me when I told him there was an intermission! But he survived - he always falls asleep in long movies so you know it was captivating!

Carolyn said...

Good list - I'm always looking for people writing about It's A Wonderful Life online. I wrote a song called George Bailey for the holiday season, would love for you to take a listen via my website or watch the youtube video below. Thanks and happy holidays!

Carolyn Sills

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