Directors Guess that review

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  1. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Here's an excerpt from a film review. You need to guess what film this is from. If no one can do it, I may turn it into a multiple choice format.

    "There is no document of civilization that is not a document of barbarism," said the great German-Jewish post-modernist philosopher Walter Benjamin, just before he overdosed on morphine in 1940.
     
  2. Bill McA

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    The Sorrow and the Pity???
     
  3. Adam_S

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    Schindler's list???
     
  4. Brook K

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    1492 Conquest of Paradise
     
  5. Bill McA

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    Hot???

    Warm???

    Cold???

    ?????
     
  6. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Very good guesses. However, time to make this multiple choice. [​IMG]

    "There is no document of civilization that is not a document of barbarism," said the great German-Jewish post-modernist philosopher Walter Benjamin, just before he overdosed on morphine in 1940.

    a) Fantasia
    b) Taxi Driver
    c) Birth of a Nation
    d) 2001
    e) Saving Private Ryan

    I'll reveal the answer tomorrow night.
     
  7. John Kilduff

    John Kilduff Screenwriter

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    It's a wild guess, but is it "Birth Of A Nation"?

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Just a wild guess.
     
  8. Jeremy Stockwell

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    George, I'm gonna go with a) Fantasia.

    Simply due to the reference to 1940.

    Totally guessing, though.

    JKS
     
  9. Adam_S

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    Taxi Driver
     
  10. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    2001

    I cheated and Googled for the 1492 answer. It was the only movie that came up associated with that quote in the first 3-4 pages of hits.
     
  11. Steve Christou

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    Once Upon a Time in the West
     
  12. Jeremy Stockwell

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    Steve,

    My signature is not, I repeat, NOT a screenshot contest.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    JKS

    [EDIT]: What are you doing in Polls anyway??
     
  13. Steve Christou

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    [​IMG] I tripped, fell, next thing I knew I was in George's thread.

    Still trying to figure out Bill's signature shot, hmmmm... Bareback Mountain? Bill?
     
  14. Jeremy Stockwell

    Jeremy Stockwell Supporting Actor

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    Happens to me all the time.



    Indiana Jones 4??

    JKS
     
  15. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Well since Brook spilt the beans.

    Yes, it's 2001. It's so completely irrelevant, that it jumped out at me, hence this thread.

    I was going to make this into a contest, but I'm not sure I can find any other reviews that contain such irrelevance. [​IMG]
     
  16. Jeremy Stockwell

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    We could play, "Guess that Rambo Rick Review."

    There's plenty of irrelevance there!!

    [​IMG]

    JKS
     
  17. Hunter P

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    I Yahoo'ed it and saw that this quote was used in several movie reviews, like Cape Fear and LOTR.
     
  18. Bill McA

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    Nope!!

    [​IMG]
     
  19. george kaplan

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    OK, here's another one.

    "It's the best film I've seen in the last 10 years. The acting was superb, the script one of the finest, and the directing? Out of this world. I cheered inwardly at scene after scene." The author? It's a Wonderful Life director Frank Capra.

    I'll reveal the movie that this is from a review of tomorrow morning. The goal for you - try to guess it before then without googling. [​IMG]
     
  20. Jeremy Stockwell

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    I'm going to go with a self-praising Capra, and guess,

    "It's A Wonderful Life"

    JKS
     

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