black & white.

30 Jun

i’ve been watching some fantastic black and white films lately. they aren’t necessarily out of my element, but having a boyfriend with a film background has expanded the typical movie night to include genres such as experimental, avant garde, classic hollywood, and just plain weird at times (i.e. videodrome, which i coincidentally loved).

the dreamy haziness of summer nights pairs well with black and white classics, no?  here are some of my more recent favorites. they just don’t make films like this anymore.

a well crafted british comedy full of subtle humor, wit, and murder.

a dark comedy of political espionage, or rather counterespionage

an action mystery involving political scheming, romance, and lots of meddling.

a romantic comedy starring the leading duo of the day.

my personal favorite, full of drama and suspense. joan fontaine is breathtaking.

and we’ve got TONS more listed for watching, which i’ll be sure to recommend.

also, can we please talk about the artwork on these posters?! i’d love to find a spot in our home for the kind hearts & coronets poster. maybe in the guest bathroom as it fits the decor. i love the typeface and coloring and this film is a personal favorite of the boy.

3 Responses to “black & white.”

  1. Catherine J July 6, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    Cute! I just watched It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) with my dad and Adam over the 4th. I’m not typically into old classic movies, but this was sheer hilarity. It’s amazing how much of the humor of the 60’s is recycled into today’s format. P.S. It goes over much better with a few bottles of wine. :)

    • leaner by the lake July 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

      LOVE IT! have you ever seen Brewster’s Millions? Watched that over the weekend and it was really funny–screwball comedy.

      ps. when do i get to see you!!!!


  1. wise words. « leaner by the lake - August 13, 2011

    […] we’re creating a gallery wall above our bed and re-organizing the art layout around the rest of the place. a huge hallway wall is begging for a fresh look. for which thus far, the boy and i have agreed on classic hollywood films posters. […]

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