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post #331 of 413
Lenscap.

-Bill
post #332 of 413
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Lenscap.

-Bill

Was that a guess? If so, nope.

I think I may have brought this thread to a standstill by stumping everyone. smile.gif
post #333 of 413
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Was that a guess? If so, nope.

I think I may have brought this thread to a standstill by stumping everyone. smile.gif


No, a new challenge, a quote: "Lenscap".

-Bill
post #334 of 413
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

No, a new challenge, a quote: "Lenscap".

-Bill

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, an underrated film if ever there was one!
post #335 of 413
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, an underrated film if ever there was one!

A love letter to 1930s and 40s fantasy art. You'd think it would have a big fan base.

-Bill
post #336 of 413
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A love letter to 1930s and 40s fantasy art. You'd think it would have a big fan base.

-Bill

IIRC, it had a lot of hype before it was released and then fizzled at the box office. I never saw it, so I couldn't say for sure, but I got the impression at the time that the story was lackluster and that word had gotten around that it was neat to look at, but that was about it.
post #337 of 413
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Expelled playwright redeemed.

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Clue 2: Murray love triangle.

Broken Flowers?

Teutonic redhead hurries
post #338 of 413
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Teutonic redhead hurries

Gamble, girl, gamble!

-Bill
post #339 of 413
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> Expelled playwright redeemed.
> Clue 2: Murray love triangle.

Broken Flowers?

I would guess Rushmore on that one.
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Teutonic redhead hurries

As Bill has already hinted, this is Lola Rennt (aka Run Lola Run).

New clue: Movie Backwards The
(There are at least three answers to this, one of them more obvious than the other two. Bonus points to whomever gets all three.)
post #340 of 413
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I would guess Rushmore on that one.
As Bill has already hinted, this is Lola Rennt (aka Run Lola Run).

New clue: Movie Backwards The
(There are at least three answers to this, one of them more obvious than the other two. Bonus points to whomever gets all three.)

Memento

Reservoir Dogs

Irreversible
post #341 of 413
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Memento

Reservoir Dogs

Irreversible

2 out of 3.

Someone want to point out his mistake?
post #342 of 413
Thread Starter 
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2 out of 3.

Someone want to point out his mistake?

Reservoir Dogs is not told in reverse chronological order. It has flashbacks, but that's not the same thing.

I believe a 3rd movie told in reverse, at least from the protagonist's perspective, is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Also, The Sweet Hereafter is sort of told in reverse.
Edited by Will2007 - 11/8/13 at 3:08pm
post #343 of 413
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I would guess Rushmore on that one.

Yeah, I'm sure it's Rushmore too. After re-reading the first clue "Expelled playwright redeemed," I'm ashamed I didn't get it then. It's one of my favorite films of all time, and I know it backwards and forwards.

"Oh, ARE they?" biggrin.gif
post #344 of 413
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Reservoir Dogs is not told in reverse chronological order. It has flashbacks, but that's not the same thing.

Correct. Memento and Irreversible start at the end and work their way systematically back to the beginning. Reservoir Dogs starts at the beginning and ends at the end, with lots of flashbacks in between. Not the same thing.
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I believe a 3rd movie told in reverse, at least from the protagonist's perspective, is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Not the one I had in mind. Although the character ages backwards, the narrative in the movie progresses in a forward direction.
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Also, The Sweet Hereafter is sort of told in reverse.

Like Reservoir Dogs, that's also more non-linear than backwards. The third movie from my clue has the same structure as Memento. In fact, it came first.
post #345 of 413
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The third movie from my clue has the same structure as Memento. In fact, it came first.

Ah. Following. An excellent film.
post #346 of 413
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Ah. Following. An excellent film.

Does that go backwards? I actually haven't seen that one. Wasn't the movie I was thinking of, in any case. I'll post the answer if no one gets it over the weekend.
post #347 of 413
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Does that go backwards? I actually haven't seen that one. Wasn't the movie I was thinking of, in any case. I'll post the answer if no one gets it over the weekend.

So what was your third backwards film?
post #348 of 413
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So what was your third backwards film?

All right, it appears that no one else is going to get it:

Betrayal
Starring Jeremy Irons and Ben Kingsley.
Directed by David Hugh Jones (84 Charing Cross Road).
Written by Harold Pinter, based on his play.

This movie was the inspiration for the famous 1997 "backwards episode" of Seinfeld, which was called "The Betrayal" and involved a character named Pinter.
post #349 of 413
New clue:

Empathical bookstore clerk
post #350 of 413
I'd say "Notting Hill".
post #351 of 413
Thread Starter 
Could be Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
post #352 of 413
Thread Starter 
Different classic film spoiler:

American girlfriend betrayal.
post #353 of 413
> New clue:
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> Empathical bookstore clerk

No one's gotten it so far. The first word is a big hint if you know the movie.

2nd clue: Boisterous Beatnik beebop!
post #354 of 413
Still nobody? Let's try again.

1) Empathical bookstore clerk
2) Boisterous Beatnik beebop!
3) Fred looks old
post #355 of 413
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Still nobody? Let's try again.

1) Empathical bookstore clerk
2) Boisterous Beatnik beebop!
3) Fred looks old

This must be Funny Face.

-Bill
post #356 of 413
Thread Starter 
Sorry, Josh, no idea. Must not have seen it.
post #357 of 413
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Different classic film spoiler:

American girlfriend betrayal.

2nd spoiler: Cop killer expires.
post #358 of 413
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

This must be Funny Face.

If you hadn't gotten it, I would have had to really give it away with my next clue: S'wonderfu! S'marvelous!

The age difference between Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in this movie is very problematic. It looks like she's falling in love with her grandpa.
post #359 of 413
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Originally Posted by Will2007 View Post

American girlfriend betrayal.

2nd spoiler: Cop killer expires.

That's Breathless, right?
post #360 of 413
Thread Starter 
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That's Breathless, right?

Right.
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