November 30, 2004

Name That Movie 15

Chuck likes to start out with a computer display when he does his Name That Movie puzzles, so that’s what we’ll do this week. I’ve made it too easy for him lately. Have at it!

Posted by James at November 30, 2004 9:21 AM
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I don't really know, but I'll guess anyway. Andromeda Strain?

Posted by: Julie at November 30, 2004 9:28 AM

I take that back. The display looks like something from the mid-80's. I thought Andromeda Strain was from around that time, but it was actually made in 1971. (IMDB says a miniseries is coming next year.)

Where is everybody??

Posted by: Julie at November 30, 2004 10:41 AM

I dunno. How about Saturn 3? or Silent Running?

Need more information. More pix please!!!

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 30, 2004 11:29 AM

Okay ask and ye shall receive, pic 2 is up. Hmmmm.

Well that pretty much rules out Saturn 3. Can't remember such a scene from Silent Running either.

Still baffled. Hrmmm. Outland with Sean Connery?

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 30, 2004 11:31 AM

Is this Blade Runner? I was thinking before that the display looked like something that would be on a vehicle control panel... I know there is a scene were he looks at photos...

Posted by: Julie at November 30, 2004 11:33 AM

Not to metagame, but Blade Runner would be a good choice considering how much James likes it. I'm not a Blade Runner afficionado, but I don't remember the viewscreen depicted in #1. #2 has Blade Runner possibilities.

I'm still majorly stumped.

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 30, 2004 11:40 AM

Not Blade Runner. Haven't got a clue what it is though.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at November 30, 2004 12:45 PM

I don't recognize the people in the photo. A mother and her little girl. This is what made me think of Outland, but in Outland, I think Sean Connery has a son not a daughter.

In Blade Runner, isn't there a scene where Harrison Ford checks out the belongings of the principle love-interest who was implanted with false memories of childhood? The child in the picture would be her as a child.

Otherwise I'm just guessing in general. The screen in image 1 suggests an airlock. And that looks like a man's hand in image 2 looking at some pictures of a family (his family?) Those look like windows in the background with daylight outside. That implies either the movie takes place part of the time or all of the time on a planet as opposed to in space.

Andromeda Strain? Hrmm... maybe? I seem to remember the video screens in that flick being rather crude.

I don't think it is "Outbreak" which is another film which might have an airlock and somebody rummaging through someone's photos.

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 30, 2004 1:00 PM

Well, B.O.B. (bob) says it's not Blade Runner, but he doesn't say why. If the first picture is from an airlock, then I'm in trouble because I don't remember any airlocks in Blade Runner.

The video screens in Andromeda Strain were indeed very crude... but the thing is, the graphics in picture #1 remind me of an Atari 2600, which is about 10 years after Andromeda, and come to think of it I think the monitors were whatchamacallems (not like TV screens) with amber letters. I admit that's a weak argument, but I don't think there was any photo-perusing in Andromeda Strain anyway.

I never saw Outbreak, so no comment on that one.

Posted by: Julie at November 30, 2004 1:17 PM

C'mon James, give us the next picture. Something with some origami in it...

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 30, 2004 1:49 PM

My main reason is I've seen it around 50 times and don't recognize the images. Doesn't mean I'm right though.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at November 30, 2004 2:07 PM

Okay... racoon-faced Darryl Hannah says this is Blade Runner. Hats off to Julie who was right all along.

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 30, 2004 2:13 PM

It is, indeed Blade Runner.

Photos are a huge part of the plot, because it was somehtign the Replicants had in common.

That one picture is really neat because in the next few frames you see it in close up and for about a half second the picture comes to life. It is *very* subtle and it lends the scene a slightly surreal feel.

Posted by: James at November 30, 2004 2:19 PM

I wouldn't have even thought of BR if not for the little-girl photo.

Just another example of how, in a movie full of striking visual images, the mundane stuff goes in one eyeball and out the other. (Ow!)

Posted by: Julie at November 30, 2004 2:19 PM

I am now a very angry woman.

My very first thought when I saw the first picture was "Blade Runner."

Did I type it in? No. DAMN AND BLAST!

Posted by: Patti M. at December 1, 2004 1:21 PM

Ya gotta post. Gotta gotta.

And, if you had said "Blade RUnner" after that first pic, you would have driven me mad, because it would mean you're more of a fan than I am. I don't think I could have gotten it from that pic, which was intended to mislead.

It did not deter Julie, though.

Posted by: James at December 1, 2004 1:32 PM

I didn't get it from the first pic, though. She would have beaten us all.

Posted by: Julie at December 1, 2004 2:06 PM

I now feel even more annoyed with myself.

Rats.

Posted by: Patti M. at December 1, 2004 2:48 PM

You also would have served B.O.B. some humble pie as he would have told you that you were wrong. And how often do you get to do that publicly? :)

Posted by: briwei at December 2, 2004 2:29 PM

Publically? Not very often.

Posted by: Patti M. at December 2, 2004 2:39 PM

of course it was blade runner, the last picture gives it away. where else would anyone look like that, lol.

Posted by: Aaron Hoy at January 5, 2005 2:02 AM

Its Bladerunner 100%

Posted by: ORSHEE at January 11, 2005 8:09 AM

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