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#1 of 37 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted January 11 2006 - 01:08 PM

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.
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#2 of 37 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted January 11 2006 - 01:40 PM

The Sorrow and the Pity???
       

#3 of 37 ONLINE   Adam_S

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Posted January 11 2006 - 03:48 PM

Schindler's list???
 

#4 of 37 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted January 12 2006 - 03:32 AM

1492 Conquest of Paradise
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#5 of 37 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted January 12 2006 - 10:29 AM

Hot???

Warm???

Cold???

?????
       

#6 of 37 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted January 12 2006 - 01:12 PM

Very good guesses. However, time to make this multiple choice. Posted Image

"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.
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

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#7 of 37 OFFLINE   John Kilduff

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Posted January 12 2006 - 02:31 PM

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

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Just a wild guess.
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#8 of 37 OFFLINE   Jeremy Stockwell

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Posted January 13 2006 - 03:00 AM

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

Simply due to the reference to 1940.

Totally guessing, though.

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#9 of 37 ONLINE   Adam_S

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Posted January 13 2006 - 04:15 AM

Taxi Driver
 

#10 of 37 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted January 13 2006 - 06:26 AM

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.
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#11 of 37 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted January 13 2006 - 06:55 AM

Once Upon a Time in the West

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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#12 of 37 OFFLINE   Jeremy Stockwell

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Posted January 13 2006 - 07:02 AM

Steve,

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

Thank you for your cooperation.

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[EDIT]: What are you doing in Polls anyway??
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#13 of 37 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted January 13 2006 - 07:20 AM

Posted Image 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?

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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#14 of 37 OFFLINE   Jeremy Stockwell

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Posted January 13 2006 - 07:35 AM

Happens to me all the time.

Still trying to figure out Bill's signature shot


Indiana Jones 4??

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#15 of 37 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted January 13 2006 - 08:26 AM

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. Posted Image
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#16 of 37 OFFLINE   Jeremy Stockwell

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Posted January 13 2006 - 09:14 AM

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

There's plenty of irrelevance there!!

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#17 of 37 OFFLINE   Hunter P

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Posted January 13 2006 - 12:52 PM

I Yahoo'ed it and saw that this quote was used in several movie reviews, like Cape Fear and LOTR.
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#18 of 37 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted January 13 2006 - 05:21 PM

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

Nope!!

Indiana Jones 4??

Nope!!

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#19 of 37 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted January 14 2006 - 12:51 AM

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. Posted Image
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#20 of 37 OFFLINE   Jeremy Stockwell

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Posted January 14 2006 - 01:21 AM

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

"It's A Wonderful Life"

JKS
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