September 20, 2014 at 11:14PM

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Submit your Top 10 Low Budget B/W Films

Hello board members! Would you please list your favorite top 10 B/W films with a hyper focus on low budgets? I'd love to get a great list of super scrappy B/W films.

My top 10:
(Some are not so low budget. I had to list some bigger budget titles to get to 10. But I'd love to know more cheaper cool films so please recommend.)

-Shadows, Cassavetes
-Faces, Cassavetes
-Detour, Ulmer
-Stranger Than Paradise, Jarmusch
-Coffee and Cigarettes, Jarmusch
-For Lovers Only, Polish Bros (hated the writing & storyline but LOVED the cinematography)
-Little Fugitive, Ashley/Engel/Orkin
-Eraserhead, Lynch
-Frances Ha, Bumbach
-Rumble Fish, Coppola

Honorable mention: The Good German, High School Confidential

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Jarmusch and Cassevetes <3

September 25, 2014 at 9:08PM

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Anton Wong
Video Producer/Actor/Writer/Producer
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Down by Law!

October 9, 2014 at 4:55PM

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John Morse
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the following. nolan's first.

December 15, 2014 at 1:56PM

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Tony
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La Jetée (Chris Marker)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WXMp5BHZ_o

A man asleep
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TNurvWW4_0

Night of the living dead (Georges Romero)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6IDNqHuHmE

Pi (Darren Aronofsky)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ1sZSCz47w

Tetsuo (Shin'ya Tsukamoto)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uROMTzJsfOI&spfreload=10

Not-so-low-budget :

Dead Man (Jim Jarmush)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDceawCF5Xk

The Night of the Hunter ( Charles Laughton)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFzTBPy7nl8

December 17, 2014 at 1:34PM, Edited December 17, 1:34PM

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Jul
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"In Search of a Midnight Kiss" is a good romantic dramedy, and reportedly cost $25,000 -- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0989000.

December 17, 2014 at 8:22PM

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Minor Mogul
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Pi for sure

The thing about that film is that I wouldn't have liked it better in color

December 18, 2014 at 1:51AM

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Filmdudezero
Director
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how has nobody said Clerks yet?

December 23, 2014 at 1:26PM

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Michael Militscher
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"Here For Scarlett" is an interesting romantic dramedy, made for less than $8,000 Cdn: http://www.panicmoonproductions.com/here-for-scarlett-film. One thing I think they did right is reserve part of the budget for post-production audio. (Full disclosure: I was on-set Sound Recordist for this project.)

January 29, 2015 at 7:41PM

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Minor Mogul
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i like Detour (1945) by Ulmer

January 30, 2015 at 7:46AM

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Kazu Okuda
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