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Name that film:

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1900?

"You city folk are a strange lot -- you say, "Shock me," and then when I do, you say, "Oh no, I didn't expect that!"
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Name that film:

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How about . . .

The Untouchables

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How about . . .

The Untouchables

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Still no winner.

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Name that film:

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK

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I want to be a part of it...

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

?

I've been eagerly awaiting you but....that's not it.

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Everybody’s missing that is Roy Scheider in that pic (at least it better be smile.gif).

That looks to be around the time Jaws was out. I’ll guess - Marathon Man.
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Everybody’s missing that is Roy Scheider in that pic 9at least it better be). smile.gif

That looks to be around the time Jaws was out. I’ll guess - Marathon Man.

The voice of reason! Still wrong.

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Everybody’s missing that is Roy Scheider in that pic (at least it better be smile.gif).

Yeah, I totally missed that, but looking again, I think you're right.

I'll refrain from guessing again today in case someone else knows it.

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Name that film:

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Ok, I'll bite....

The French Connection
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Ok, I'll bite....

The French Connection

That's how it's done!

Gene Hackman is the star but the eye is drawn to Roy Scheider whenever he's on screen.
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Everybody’s missing that is Roy Scheider in that pic (at least it better be smile.gif).

That looks to be around the time Jaws was out. I’ll guess - Marathon Man.

That was a good guess: see the bandage on his hand? Didn't he have something similar in Marathon Man, a result of the garrotting attempt in Paris toward the beginning of the film?

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That was a good guess: see the bandage on his hand? Didn't he have something similar in Marathon Man, a result of the garrotting attempt in Paris toward the beginning of the film?

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I honestly can’t remember. It seemed like Roy was a cop in a lot of movies and I was going back and forth on how he could have gotten that hand hurt. That guess was based on the time period, which I was fairly close to. I was also close to saying The Outside Man. I had forgotten he was in The French Connection.

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Ok, I'll bite....

The French Connection

I’ll take a half point credit for that, a 6-pack of beer, or $5 million. You make the call. wink.gif
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That second photo is Leif Erickson, so I would go with THE CARPETBAGGERS. I have only the dimmest memory of the film.

-Bill

Very good. The Carpetbaggers (1964)

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It seems that much of the world has forgotten Harold Robbins who during his career sold over 750 million books, more than J.K. Rowling. He is credited as being an important part of the sexual revolution of the 60's - "as important as the pill, Playboy and pot". His trashy steamy potboiler novels would come along at just the right time to cash in on the emerging sexual mores. The Carpetbaggers is purported to be the fourth most read book in literature to which many folk on the AVS Forum would think - huh?

I was in my first year in the military when this movie was released and believe me as an 18 year old it didn't take much to titillate me so I saw it several times. I read the book which has way more sexual content than the movie, which is true of all of his novels turned into movies. The DVD was released in 2003 and has become somewhat of a collector's item, available copies are over priced. It's not available on Netflix so I paid VUDU $5 to stream this HDX movie in a fit of nostalgia, which looked good but not great.

It was everything I remembered with lines like:

"You're the meanest, cruelest, most loathsome thing I've ever met."
"You're just like me. You can't make love to anyone you like."
"Oh yes, yes. Oh damn it, yes!"

I've always been fond of Alan Ladd and this was his last movie, he died soon after. His Nevada Smith character inspired a prequel in 1966 starring Steve McQueen.

For a complete rundown on the storyline (spoilers) check out this review.

Cool Cinema Trash

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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Name that movie:

Lavc54.86.100

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Oblivion

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Beat me to it! Rented Oblivion just last night. T'was better upon a second watch..

"I knew you'd say that"...*BLAM!*
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Oblivion

Correct! And welcome to the game.

I liked this well enough, and more importantly, so did my wife. A romance sub-plot contributes a lot to the rewatchability factor of an SF/Adventure film in certain circles.

It "quotes" other SF films (so to speak) but I didn't mind.

It was only when I made that screenshot that I realized the grime had been wiped from from the book at that passage. Did the Morgan Freeman character do that to draw our hero's attention to it? He quotes it later. But why would Cruise pick up that specific book?

The passage is significant: Horatius sacrifices himself defending against invaders, just as our hero is asked to do. Horatius was defending a bridge until it could be destroyed. He was on the wrong side when it went down and jumped into the water in his armor.

"Horatius" is from Lays of Ancient Rome by Thomas Babington Macaulay. Churchill said he learned to write by emulating Macaulay and Gibbon.

Ain't that right, Bob?

Lavc54.86.100

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Name that movie:

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A Guy Named Joe

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Complete guess, as I've never seen it - A Guy Named Joe?

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Complete guess, as I've never seen it - A Guy Named Joe?

You guess correctly. Pretty syrupy wartime entertainment. Shelve it with Here Comes Mr Jordan and Stairway to Heaven.

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I haven't seen Spielberg's 80's remake, either. I would guess that it might lay the schmaltz on fairly thick as well.

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I haven't seen Spielberg's 80's remake, either. I would guess that it might lay the schmaltz on fairly thick as well.

I saw Always once and thought: "Did I nod off or did they drop a reel? Because this is not making sense". I'd try it again if I had a convenient copy onhand. Rather have 1941. Seriously. Theatrical cut, not director's.

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That opening scene in 1941 was magic to my 8 year old eyes. Bless you, Mr Spielberg LOL

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Name that movie:



Answer:
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Niagara (1953)

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While you're mulling the above, here is a separate puzzle challenge.

I am thinking of...
  • two films with the same name
  • the second is a remake of the first
  • the earlier film has a wider aspect ratio than the later, which is unusual
  • [edited to add]: no TV remakes. For example, the Dune miniseries is disqualified

If there are multiple correct answers I'll give a point for each, but I am thinking of one specific example.

Name that title.

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The title I had in mind was:
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

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While you're mulling the above, here is a separate puzzle challenge....

Name that title.

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The Omen (1976) & (2006)
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The Omen (1976) & (2006)

I wasn't even aware of that remake! Point for you, but the challenge is still available. (And always will be, I guess).

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Total Recall?
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Total Recall?

No, 1990 was 1.85 and 2012 was 2.35. If that had been reversed...

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While you're mulling the above, here is a separate puzzle challenge.

I am thinking of...
  • two films with the same name
  • the second is a remake of the first
  • the earlier film has a wider aspect ratio than the later, which is unusual
  • [edited to add]: no TV remakes. For example, the Dune miniseries is disqualified

If there are multiple correct answers I'll give a point for each, but I am thinking of one specific example.

Name that title.

-Bill

Could it be..?

The Fly (1958) - 2.35:1
The Fly (1986) - 1.85:1
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Could it be..?

The Fly (1958) - 2.35:1
The Fly (1986) - 1.85:1

That's worth a point, but still not what I had in mind.

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