November 23, 2004

Name That Movie 14

Let the guessing begin.

Name That Movie clue 1

Second clue:

Name That Movie clue 2

Third Clue:

Name That Movie clue 2

Posted by James at November 23, 2004 2:43 AM
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That looks like the memory erasing gizmo from Total Recall with Arnold Swarzenegger.

So that's my guess for now, until I see more images.

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 23, 2004 9:44 AM

Pretty!

Posted by: Julie at November 23, 2004 9:51 AM

Judging by the color scheme, lighting, etc., I would say we're in the '80s. We're also in space, and we're about to leave a docking port to go into space.

Posted by: Patti M. at November 23, 2004 10:32 AM

the colors automatically made me think of the bottom of the Independence Day spaceship. but patti brings up a good point about the 80's-ness of it. must think more...

Posted by: ryan at November 23, 2004 10:55 AM

James and I were talking the other day about whether or not it's possible to stump a person on a movie they know inside and out and backwards. In light of that, I am wondering if this is a frame from one of the specific examples we talked about. I don't think it is, but I do think I have seen this movie.

It looks like a matte. The artwork quality suggests late 70's to early 80's. But it could also be something really recent and/or solid, with the blurring caused by motion.

I need another clue.

Posted by: Julie at November 23, 2004 11:06 AM

My first thought was that this picture is from Contact starring Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, and their total lack of romantic chemistry.

But I have no faith in this first impression.

Posted by: Jeremy at November 23, 2004 11:40 AM

Hmmm. That looks almost intentionally cheesy. Spaceballs?

How about Tron?

Posted by: Mike at November 23, 2004 12:18 PM

Second clue is now up. I'm guessing that this will help.

Posted by: James at November 23, 2004 12:45 PM

After the first one I was going to say "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." But the second picture makes me think "Total Recall" (as mentioned in the first reply) where the oxygen machine starts working in the end.

I dunno, I've tried to erase any Governator movies from my memory.

Posted by: David Grenier at November 23, 2004 1:09 PM

I baked a cake once that looked like that second photo.

Posted by: Mike at November 23, 2004 1:15 PM

Was it a cornbread cake, Mike?

I've seen this movie, but I still don't know what it is.

Posted by: Julie at November 23, 2004 1:25 PM

I, too, was tempted to say "Close Encounters," but that's definitely not Devil's Tower.

I'm puzzled. And I really hate corn bread.

Posted by: Patti M. at November 23, 2004 1:28 PM

mmm cornbread...

Um looks like artwork and I remember a discussion on cartoons being hard to fool people on.

Heavy Metal?

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at November 23, 2004 1:35 PM

My husband menaces me with cornbread!

Oooh, Heavy Metal. I thought it looked like a drawing, too. I think you're on to something. I can just see a Rodan-like thing flying by!

Posted by: Patti M. at November 23, 2004 1:37 PM

If it's Heavy Metal, then I *haven't* seen it. Poo! It's amazing how many movies I haven't seen.

Posted by: Julie at November 23, 2004 1:45 PM

Well that's DEFINITELY Total Recall... whoo-hoo! I was right!

The second image is the mountain on Mars spewing the air created by the ancient alien artifact within it.

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 23, 2004 1:59 PM

Well, I haven't seen it either. I'm thinking of the magazine covers with the Frazetta art.

Open question: Should I rent it?

Posted by: Patti M. at November 23, 2004 1:59 PM

For the memories of a lifetime... recall, recall, recall.

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 23, 2004 2:02 PM

I believe you, Chuck. I just haven't seen it in a really long time. I don't remember what the memory-erasing gizmo looked like (so I guess it worked).

Posted by: Julie at November 23, 2004 2:08 PM

I haven't seen it since shortly after it came out. Patti to answer your question. No, it's really not up your alley. You haven't even seen Terminator and Terminator 2 yet.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at November 23, 2004 2:28 PM

No no no. I want to know if I should rent "Heavy Metal."

Posted by: Patti M. at November 23, 2004 2:47 PM

I don't know your tastes well enough to answer that question. A lot of my friends liked Heavy Metal, but I did not. I thought it was bizarre.

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 23, 2004 2:51 PM

Oh, then definately not. It was really not very good.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at November 23, 2004 2:52 PM

Third clue is up!

But Chuck knows he's right, and I have to confirm it. He sounded so dejected when it was a movie he hadn't seen last week, I figured he'd get this one. Not on the first image, though!

It's "Total Recall."

I think Patty was asking about "Heavy Metal." I rented it earlier this year and I have to say... I can't recommend it. I lik eanimation, and I guess it was a big deal in its day. I like animation, but I found the Heavy Metal movie to be largely unwatchable. It appeared to be intended for visuals during a drug trip. But I imagine there are better ways to spend one's time.

As for "Total Recall", it's just your usual Arnie sci-fi shlock. Memorable for it's shlockiness, like an unhealthy comfort food.

Posted by: James at November 23, 2004 2:54 PM

Like lard? Oh, that's not a comfort food, that's just unhealthy.

Posted by: Patti M. at November 23, 2004 5:14 PM

Nothing like a pound of lard and a spoon.

Urp.

Posted by: James at November 23, 2004 6:06 PM

Memorable for the chick with three boobs.

Posted by: David Grenier at November 23, 2004 7:43 PM

Yeah, I find that lots of comic books, drawn by men, feature women whose breasts are bigger than their heads.

If this were to happen in real life, women would fall over or at least be plagued with strained shoulder and back muscles.

If Freud were alive to see these comics, he would probably say the fascination with these oversized breasts signifies an urge to return to infancy and to be breastfed, demonstrating a desire for security. He'd probably slip in something sexual there, but I"m no scholar of Freudian psychology, just a woman who is tired of seeing the female body misrepresented as a sexual playground.

Ok, rant over!

Posted by: Patti M. at November 24, 2004 8:39 AM

The character he's talking about was a mutant prostitute on Mars. So 3 breasts is almost banal once you've accepted that.

And IIRC, the breasts were so fake they wouldn't have even fooled a professional athlete in the midst of a steroid-induced frenzy.

Posted by: James at November 24, 2004 9:07 AM

What was the line from the movie? "Baby you make me wish I had three hands?"

5 points to whoever knows the response line.

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 24, 2004 12:38 PM

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