31. Billy Elliott (2000)
32. Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) - spectacular silent epic with a cast of thousands.
Judean Prince, Ben Hur (Ramon Novarro), coerced to become a galley slave on a Roman warship, his wealth and property seized, and his mother and sister put into prison seeks revenge upon his perpetrator, Messala, a ruthless Roman nobleman (Francis X. Bushman).
Throughout the film, interwoven with the trials and tribulations of Ben Hur, the life and ministry of Jesus Christ is lovingly portrayed in awe-inspiring two-strip Technicolor, while the majority of the movie is in black and white and colour tints.
For many decades, only the monochrome prints existed, until 1980 when Technicolor prints were uncovered in a Czechoslovakian archive. Since then, Ken Brownlow and David Gill of Thames Silents have restored the film to its former glory.
The players of this game are a treasure-trove of knowledge that never ceases to amaze me. Let me know when you're out of ideas, so we can move on to a new category (unless you think we can actually make it to 50).
It is so interesting to know about the Technicolor parts of "Ben Hur." I had never heard of that.
33. Head from 1968. This is a movie with the Monkees, and it is in color, but I understand that there are clips from several earlier films, including The Sign of the Cross, The Black Cat (1934), Golden Boy, and Gilda, plus others. These are in black and white.
The other participants have been thinking of some interesting movies!
Here's one I've been longing to post!
34. Joan the Woman (1916)- tremendous silent epic ten-reeler directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Geraldine Farrar.
Remarkable and sweeping portrayal of the life and sacrifice of French martyr Joan of Arc, Maid of Orleans, witnessed through the eyes of a World War One Soldier.
A fatigued Officer, Eric Trent (Wallace Reid) fighting in the trenches of Normandy, on a suicide mission, experiences a vision when he finds Joan of Arc's sword. In the vision, he is approached by Joan and travels back in time to the 15th century as his ancestor, engaged in battle with the English troops against King Charles VII and the French.
The movie is shot in black and white, with segments of colour tints. Almost at the finale, when Joan is burning at the stake; in a segment, yellow and red is used to emphasize the effect of the billowing flames.
Looks very interesting
Sorry I haven't been on here in a while. I've been really busy. This category seems to have stalled. I propose we change to a new category. Does anyone have any good ideas?