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I understand there are people who are not enthralled by this movie and often compare it to the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) version.

I view both films as classics but for different reasons. The first because of Gene Wilder's performance, the second because it's much closer to the actual book which is unsentimental and with a much darker humor than the somewhat frothy Wilder version.

I revisited Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a few days ago and was reminded during the credit roll that the lyrics in the songs were Roald Dahl originals. A book like this is tailor-made for a twitchy mind like Tim Burton's. And I can understand why Johnny Depp would be drawn to the role of Willy Wonky given his penchant for off-kilter characters. I thought Freddie Highmore was perfect as Charlie Bucket, the supporting cast was excellent as well.

Although not really considered a Christmas movie there is something here that reminds me of the holidays.
I seem to remember from my youth, that the original always seemed to be broadcast around the holidays, and that I really looked forward to it.

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I understand there are people who are not enthralled by this movie and often compare it to the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) version.

I view both films as classics but for different reasons. The first because of Gene Wilder's performance, the second because it's much closer to the actual book which is unsentimental and with a much darker humor than the somewhat frothy Wilder version.

I revisited Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a few days ago and was reminded during the credit roll that the lyrics in the songs were Roald Dahl originals. A book like this is tailor-made for a twitchy mind like Tim Burton's. And I can understand why Johnny Depp would be drawn to the role of Willy Wonky given his penchant for off-kilter characters. I thought Freddie Highmore was perfect as Charlie Bucket, the supporting cast was excellent as well.

Although not really considered a Christmas movie there is something here that reminds me of the holidays.
Awesome post! ...And I totally agree with it.
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Sorry if my response was a bit snide; it was intended more as a joke about eating too much candy than about the movie itself. Any flick with Christopher Lee as a dentist can't be all bad.

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This is probably unreasonably obscure, but I saw it and now must subject you to the challenge.

Name this movie.

Answer:

Spoiler!


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Name this movie.

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Spoiler!


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Working on a mobile phone with small image, but is that Bridget Jones Diary?
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It is! Dr Baltar relaxes during happy hour.



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Finally broke through! Now I need to learn a good frame grab technique.


Every once in a while, quite inexplicably, things actually go according to plan.
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MPC-HC has this function and works quite well, as well as being free. It doesn't handle BD navigation very well, but it does work.
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This is probably unreasonably obscure, but I saw it and now must subject you to the challenge.

Name this movie.

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Ding! Research allowed.

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A home-made SF bizarrity using clips from 1950s documentaries and some films. Netflix has the DVD.

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With some research I'm guessing "Monsters from the ID"
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With some research I'm guessing "Monsters from the ID"
No, I've never heard of that one. I'll put it on my want list, though.

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Ding! Research allowed.

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A home-made SF bizarrity using clips from 1950s documentaries and some films. Netflix has the DVD.

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'Pi' (1998)?
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'Pi' (1998)?
Aronofsky! No. That one was all B&W.

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Name this movie.

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Welcome to the Scoreboard!



Ding! Research allowed.

Hints:

A home-made SF bizarrity using clips from 1950s documentaries and some films. Netflix has the DVD.

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I'm feeling so close - yet so far on this one and I'm terribly intrigued.

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OK - With Bill's Blessing let's mix things up a bit. This is a multipart quiz. Along with the standard rules, scoring will be as follows:

1) One point for each correct answer
2) 1 Bonus point if you get all 5 answers before anyone else for a total of 6 points.

1) Name this movie:


2) Name this director:


3) Name this Movie:


4) Name this movie:


5) Name the documentary that I grabbed all four of these screenshots from.
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OK - With Bill's Blessing let's mix things up a bit. This is a multipart quiz.

4) Name this movie:
Australia?

Two points in two days would be a fun improbability.


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1 is Slim Pickens in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1971). "Knockin' on Heaven's Door".

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Two points in two days would be a fun improbability.
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1 is Slim Pickens in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1971). "Knockin' on Heaven's Door".

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Correct! 1 point for Bill, the bonus point is no longer possible.

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OK - With Bill's Blessing let's mix things up a bit. This is a multipart quiz. Along with the standard rules, scoring will be as follows:



5) Name the documentary that I grabbed all four of these screenshots from.

Side by side?
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Side by side?
Incorrect, but I like the guess.

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This is probably unreasonably obscure, but I saw it and now must subject you to the challenge.

Name this movie.

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Spectres of the Spectrum

https://www.fandor.com/films/spectres_of_the_spectrum

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Incorrect, but I like the guess.

Interesting docu BTW for anyone here who hasn't seen it.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2014338/
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Interesting docu BTW for anyone here who hasn't seen it.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2014338/
It's very good, and available for streaming on Amazon Prime.

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That's it! As I said: obscure.

I don't give it a strong recommendation, but may see it again someday. It's irresistible if you remember those times, or were a science nerd and recall the 1950s science video genre.

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That's it! As I said: obscure.

I don't give it a strong recommendation, but may see it again someday. It's irresistible if you remember those times, or were a science nerd and recall the 1950s science video genre.

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Quite honestly I'm very proud of myself just for finding that movie.

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Correct. Review: Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970).

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