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I didn't recognize Clive Owen either.
Same here...

Since you took Ray Stevenson...I will guess, Steven Mackintosh?
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That is Ray Stevenson, by gosh.
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Bill's challenge for this one was to name the four actors.

We've got Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Plowright and Clive Owen.

I have no idea who the other guy is. The cast list has Ray Stevenson in it, but that doesn't look like him to me. Of course, I didn't recognize Clive Owen either.
I rule that a touch is a move, so you get the point.

No one recognized young Ray Stevenson, Titus Pullo in the Rome series and recently hiding behind a bushy beard in the Thor movies.

My prepared remarks:

Early work for all except Joan Plowright whose first film was in 1951. Laurence Olivier was her second husband.

Catherine Zeta Jones and Clive Owen are fine; Ray Stevenson has gotten better since.

The movie is The Return of the Native (1994) by Hallmark. I'm not particularly recommending it, but just read the novel and wanted to see how well a short film could cover it. Which was well enough given the time and budget. Not quite as grim as the text, as you would expect from the family-friendly production company.

The book is more or less a tragic romance, not as ghastly as Hardy's other novels. My opinion: he's not a very good writer, but is famous for tragic plots that were controversial at the time. His stories have been grist for the movies now and then.




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Name this film.

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Spoiler!


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The Enforcer. I think this was the last Raoul Walsh/Humphrey Bogart collaboration.
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The Enforcer. I think this was the last Raoul Walsh/Humphrey Bogart collaboration.
Correct! Review: The Enforcer (1951).

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That is Ray Stevenson, by gosh.

The chap whose name I was trying to remember was RALPH BATES. And I was wrong.


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Correct! Review: The Enforcer (1951).

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That's a fascinating movie. When I first watched it I was bowled over because they were explaining what a contract killing is. I guess at that time, the concept wasn't something most people knew about. I realized that at some point, the concept had to be introduced to the public, and this was probably it.

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Hint: the picture is actually a movie scene within a movie scene.
As we pull back from the screen (in the original post) we see...
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As we pull back from the screen (in the original post) we see...
Explorers.

Looky here!
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As we pull back from the screen (in the original post) we see...
Fun thread! I got it but I cheated so I won't spoil the fun for others.
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Explorers.
LOL, you posted while I was researching.

I found this.
http://thelostclassics.com/?p=793



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Byzantium
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'Byzantium' directed by Neil Jordan.

EDIT: Too late for me.
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I posted nearly the same frame of that one in this post.
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I posted nearly the same frame of that one in this post.
I don't go there; bunch of perverts.




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Byzantium
Welcome to the game!

Neil Jordan is always worth a look, and I don't mind seeing the Gemma Arterton, but the topic is "vampires coping with modernity" and I'm not much caring. Rated R, though.



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Fun thread! I got it but I cheated so I won't spoil the fun for others.
You can research a movie 48 hours after it has posted. So it's not cheating according to the rules are listed in post #1 of this thread.

Thanks for playing.

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Explorers.
Correct!

The first picture submitted was Robert Picardo starring in the pseudo-movie "Star Killer"…as a close examination of the outdoor marque reveals. "Star Killer" was a-tip-of-the-hat to George Lucas and the Luke Skywalker character, his original name before it was changed in later versions of the Star Wars script. Character actor Picardo was a regular feature in many of Joe Dante's films.



Explorers (1985) - directed by Joe Dante. Starring Ethan Hawkes and River Phoenix in their film debuts, also James Cromwell and Dick Miller in small parts. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. The movie was a favorite with my two daughters who were young when it was released and the film's target audience, so it has a place in our family's movie watching history. I have often felt the film is on par with much of Steven Spielberg's family fare except that the movie has one major flaw - its third act, namely the alien encounter.

The film was also rushed to market by Paramount trying to capitalize on its theme of kid friendly fantasy, unfortunately the movie suffered from several production problems including an incomplete script. Dante was not happy with the finished product and in spite of its estimated $25 million budget it pulled in less than $10 million at the box office. The movie has developed somewhat of a cult following over the years in spite of its problems and there were rumors of a remake circulated last year. The movie has never been released on Blu-ray although there are soft looking HD versions streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
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Junior Bonner with Steve McQueen.
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Junior Bonner with Steve McQueen.
One of Peckinpah's more humane films. Great cast and crew. I reviewed it a while back: Junior Bonner (1972).

Desperately seeking a Blu-ray, or even a DVD upgrade. The existing disc is 4:3 letterboxed. It has a nice commentary track with Nick Redman and three Peckinpah scholars.



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One of Peckinpah's more humane films. Great cast and crew. I reviewed it a while back: Junior Bonner (1972).

Desperately seeking a Blu-ray, or even a DVD upgrade. The existing disc is 4:3 letterboxed. It has a nice commentary track with Nick Redman and three Peckinpah scholars.

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It does have a lot to offer, Robert Preston not being the least of it. I get tired of Peckinpah pretty quickly though. Enough with the slo-mo.
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