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No go.

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But that's the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything!!

Looky here!
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Lets get this over with.

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Bill, if nobody gets this, how about you start giving hints as to whether we're getting hot or cold?

Are we going to learn that she's actually some ridiculously young age like 17 but looks more mature?

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I'll say 35.

Is it 24 hrs between guesses?
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Lets get this over with.

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Bill, if nobody gets this, how about you start giving hints as to whether we're getting hot or cold?
I was going to wait 24 hours.

"ridiculously young age like 17 but looks more mature": that would be telling.

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Is it 24 hrs between guesses?
Yes.

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Here's a new type of challenge: How old is the actress in these shots?

You do NOT have to name the film or actress, just give her age.

For the official answer I am taking the film's year of release minus her birth year, both as shown in the IMDB.

No peeking in the IMDB! You need to guess by her appearance alone.

-Bill
Still available. I'll give hints, but research -- like using the IMDB -- is still forbidden for another 24 hours.

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22
Hot!

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I'll say 35.
Cold.

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I'll say 37.
Colder.

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Assuming that someone gets it right, will our next challenge be to guess what she had for breakfast on the morning of the shoot?
You don't think being able to guess a woman's age is a useful skill? They love it when men know them accurately. And think of the bar bets you could win.

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If everyone else it throwing out random numbers I want to play too!! How about 34?
Warmer.

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I am in for 36 years old...
Colder.

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COLDEST.

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Warmer.

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Warmer.

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21! (22 was hot...)

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21! (22 was hot...)
Oh, yeah. Lurk for a day and stick the knife in...

Winner!

Pushover (1954) minus Kim Novak (1933) equals 21.

Her first film credit. It's kind of a cut-rate Double Indemnity, just ok. Proper film noir, in the sense that "we're screwed" and there is no happy ending.

As to why it is hard to guess her age, maybe it is just Kim Novak or the way she is photographed, but I suspect these are additional factors:
  • Fashions change. In those days women wanted to look adult, not girlish.
  • Hair worn up looks older.
  • I can't speak as to her undergarments here, but Novak went braless in an era when that was rare. We associate uplift with perkiness and youth. Lacking that support makes her look older.



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Little Shop Of Horrors




???

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Little Shop Of Horrors




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I'm pretty sure it's Big Night.

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Hey Bill, what criteria do you use in selecting your screenshots? Of course you don't want to make it obvious, but you don't make it impossible either. Just curious. Since my batting average here is about .050 I thought about posting a challenge, but when looking through a movie for screens I found that this may be a little harder than it looks. Basically how do you select between too easy and impossibly hard?
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It's a good question, but there is not much science to it. You post some challenges and get a feel for what's challenging but not impossible.

Too easy is probably better than too hard. When easy someone gets a point, but when impossibly hard everyone is frustrated with the game.

I'm still often surprised about what is recognized and what not. I try to mix in more recent films for those who aren't old film fans.

You sometimes find amazing poster art when making stills and I like pretty pictures. Funny images are good, and I especially like "traps for the unwary": deceptive shots that suggest a different film. Post Richard Roundtree and the first answer is always Shaft. Someday it will be.

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Name that movie.

Answer:

Spoiler!


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I'm pretty sure it's Big Night.
I'm pretty sure you're right. Good catch but I suspect research.
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We're cooking now! With this one we'll have three open challenges.

Name that movie: (full sized attachment)

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Did anyone answer this one from last Sunday? If not, it is still available.

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I'm pretty sure you're right. Good catch but I suspect research.
No I just love this flick. Remember Janey's outfit she had on in her flower shop. Have had the laser disc since it was first released and even own the crappy non-anamorphic DVD that I found at a flea market for $3 (I think you can buy it on Amazon but it's more than $100). Easily the top food movie on my list, followed by Tampopo and Jiro, Dreams of Sushi.

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Name that movie.

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The Magic Christian


"Oh no!"
"Oh yes!"


You ought to have asked for the names of the people pictured.

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Did anyone answer this one from last Sunday? If not, it is still available.

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Apparently, it's Mr. Nobody. I had to look it up.
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No I just love this flick. Remember Janey's outfit she had on in her flower shop. Have had the laser disc since it was first released and even own the crappy non-anamorphic DVD that I found at a flea market for $3 (I think you can buy it on Amazon but it's more than $100). Easily the top food movie on my list, followed by Tampopo and Jiro, Dreams of Sushi.
OK, credibility restored. It does appear that Big Night is OOP on DVD. It is available in HD for free streaming from Amazon Prime.The DVD I have is 16:9. Its in my top 3 food movies, with Babette's Feast and Eat Drink Man Woman.
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You spotted Roman Polanski's distinctive profile...

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The Magic Christian


"Oh no!"
"Oh yes!"


You ought to have asked for the names of the people pictured.
...and that's Yul Bryner singing "Mad About the Boy" to him. One's brain explodes.

Reviewed here: The Magic Christian (1969)

As a bonus, I've attached a couple of full-sized (so to speak) clips of Raquel Welch.

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Apparently, it's Mr. Nobody. I had to look it up.
A multi-worlds fantasy. Imaginative, beautiful and moving in spots, but way long for what it covers.



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Answer:

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