March 8, 2005

Name That Movie 27

Try to guess the movie! More clues as the day wears on! Comment if you have a guess. Avoid the comments if you don’t want your guesses colored by other people. Have fun!

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Posted by James at March 8, 2005 8:49 AM
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One of the "Lethal Weapon" flicks.

Posted by: Patti M. at March 8, 2005 9:19 AM

The color palette says 1970's to me. It's the wrong type of helicopter but Blue Thunder comes to mind.

Posted by: Mike at March 8, 2005 10:01 AM

Okay, I got it on clue #2. I could picture clue #1 happening, and I won't say more until everyone's guessed, but I couldn't put my finger on it until clue #2.

Wow... finally I get one!

Posted by: Maggie at March 8, 2005 10:26 AM

Wow, how ever did you get it from Clue no. 2?

I'm going to guess wildly and say "The French Connection."

Posted by: Patti M. at March 8, 2005 10:36 AM

Patti,
I could see clue#1 "playing" in my mind, but I couldn't remember what movie. Clue#2, like all of James' clues, is, if not relevant, at least important in the movie.
Mags

Posted by: Maggie at March 8, 2005 10:59 AM

Ummm... a movie with bees?

Posted by: Mike at March 8, 2005 11:10 AM

Bees? What?

Posted by: Patti M. at March 8, 2005 11:20 AM

Wait a minute. Let's see. City setting, helicopter monitoring overhead, temperature rising...

"The Warriors," perhaps?

Posted by: Patti M. at March 8, 2005 11:23 AM

3 is up now!

Posted by: James at March 8, 2005 11:33 AM

Wow, what hideous shoes! This is definitely the '70s.

Posted by: Patti M. at March 8, 2005 11:55 AM

Ok, I can say know with great confidence that I have not seen this movie.

Posted by: Patti M. at March 8, 2005 12:33 PM

Ah, Rear Window? One of your favorite movies, isn't it?

Posted by: Mike at March 8, 2005 12:34 PM

No helicopter in "Rear Window" as far as I can remember. Train, yes. Helicopter, no.

Posted by: Patti M. at March 8, 2005 12:36 PM

I don't remember a train either. Um another Hitchcock?

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at March 8, 2005 12:52 PM

Once Mike suggested a Hitchcock movie, I took a look at the photos again, and...this is going to sound weird, but the colors look like Hitchcock.

Posted by: Patti M. at March 8, 2005 1:02 PM

Sure you remember the train. Jimmy Stewart has a broken leg and he's stuck sitting in front of the window watching the world go by. He thinks he has seen a murder in the apartment across the way, but the train that went by had blocked his view.

Wait--have I just combined two movies?

Posted by: Patti M. at March 8, 2005 1:06 PM

Patti,
The train comes in later, when the suspect's wife goes away. (The one Jimmy Stewart thinks has been murdered.) It's true, James likes Hitchcock. We do have a number of Hitchcock movies. I don't remember one with a train blocking a murder. That is probably one I haven't seen.
Maggie

Posted by: Maggie at March 8, 2005 1:15 PM

Pic 1: no guess.

Pic 2: wild ass guess: Predator 2

Pic 3: ermmm ok it aint predator 2.

Pic 4: Looking like some film from the 50's or 60's that I've probably not seen.

Posted by: Chuck S. at March 8, 2005 1:31 PM

It "felt" like a Hitchcock to me, but as I have never seen any Hitchcok movies, I haven't seen this one. :) I know. You're all shocked that I never have. I am, too, actually.

Posted by: briwei at March 8, 2005 2:08 PM

Brian, I _am_ shocked. Tonight, run right out and rent "Rope." That's a good place to start.

Posted by: Patti M. at March 8, 2005 2:12 PM

No, but you've been in Dial M for Murder and that's a Hitchcock movie that should count for soimething. Ah Dial M, Making "whisky" with tea bags and not changing the bottle for the week and a half of production until Brian came up to me the night before the last performance. "Do you think you could change the tea?" mmm moldy tea. Must have been fun to drink on stage. Especially since that scene was like 20 minutes long and Brian was supposed top be drinking this whisky talking to someone the whole time.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at March 8, 2005 2:30 PM

Clue 5 is up.

Brian was in the play "Dial 'M' For Murder" and Hitchcock had based a movie on the same play. It does count for something, but it doesn't count for seeing a Hitchcock movie.

Bri, if you want to start watching Hitchcock, "Rope" (which Patti recommended) is a really good film in my opinion. But, then, I love all the Hitchcock films with Jimmy Stewart.

Posted by: James at March 8, 2005 2:44 PM

I don't think I've seen this movie, at least not lately. It is kind of Hitchcock-looking but it might just be the era.

Posted by: Julie at March 8, 2005 3:31 PM

Clue 6! 7 is coming in 5 minutes or so.

Posted by: James at March 8, 2005 4:00 PM

Man it was Rear Window! I can't believe it took me that long. I didn't get it until the casts.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at March 8, 2005 4:08 PM

OK - couldn't help it; I posted the rest of the pix.

Mike got it right. It is one of the greatest films of all time: Rear Window.

Jimmy Stewart is kind of a cool guy, even though he's stuck there in the apartment in the sweltering heat with a leg in a cast. Grace Kelly... well, I'll just say she's fantastic and avoid any gushing.

There's great dialogue. There's mystery. Intrigue. Suspense. Reversals. Emotions running high.

And Grace Kelly. Come on, guys.

Seriously, you have to see this film. This is one piece of cinematic work I never grow tired of. Best watched in the summer, but it can be appreciated in the winter as well, to remind you of how claustrophobic the heat can make you.

Posted by: James at March 8, 2005 4:15 PM

Congrats, Mike and htanks everyone for playing. When are we going to have a Hitchcock/Stewart film festival? Rear Window, Rope and Vertigo?

We own all three. Although, I don't have Rope on DVD, just VHS.

Posted by: James at March 8, 2005 4:18 PM

I haven't seen Rope yet or watched Vertigo all the way through. I'd be up for a Hitchcock movie night.

Posted by: Mike at March 8, 2005 4:30 PM

A plan hatches!!!

Posted by: James at March 8, 2005 4:48 PM

You know, Hitchcock isn't a natural complement to sushi, but it might be fun to watch some Hitchcock and discuss over sushi.

Posted by: James at March 8, 2005 4:49 PM

Julie -- Isn't that a funny coincidence? Wasn't it Rear Window we almost watched?

And I agree in general, Rope is the best. I love that movie. I'm actually a little sick of Rear Window, Dial M, and Vertigo. But who could get tired of Rope? And Marnie and that tie-strangler one... I can't remember what that one's called. Frenzy? Those two start to get a little sick and weird. Although one might argue that Rope is a little sick and weird. Anyway!

I got it because that helicopter scene is such a bad special effect. I could picture it hovering over the building like a fly. It jiggles around and looks totally weird. But see, I have to be bludgeoned over the head with a movie before I can win this game. And bear in mind, most movies he does have been in our collection a while!!

Posted by: Maggie at March 8, 2005 5:31 PM

Never saw Rear Window... too bad it wasn't Rope!!! ;-)

Posted by: Chuck S. at March 8, 2005 8:09 PM

That tea was pretty bad. It was made worse by the fact that I had to smoke a pipe during the same scene. Bleargh!

I'll put "Rope" on my list. Right after "Pajama Game" and the episodes of Lost, West Wing, and Boston Legal I have saved up. I expect I'll get to Rope in April. :)

Posted by: briwei at March 8, 2005 8:10 PM

I got Rear Window on 6... I remembered the dress. :)

I don't feel a need to see Vertigo again, but I would still be up for a Hitchcock night. Especially to see Rope and Rear Window.

I've never seen Strangers on a Train... I'd love to see that.

Posted by: Julie at March 8, 2005 8:54 PM

We just rented Strangers on a Train recently. What a weird movie. A Hitchcock film fest would be cool. I have seen most of them but only Strangers on a Train recently. Brian, I'd definately start with Rope, it's my favorite followed by Rear Window and Vertigo.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at March 9, 2005 8:04 AM

I left early to get an early train home (what a shitty night it was for a commute--just ask Bob).

Damn! If only I had seen clue 7! Congrats to those who have better recall than I.

Speaking of "Rope," a song WMBR played yesterday had a bit of dialog from the movie in it. Weird.

It's an omen, people. Get thee to the movie rental store!

Posted by: Patti M. at March 9, 2005 8:19 AM

casablanca is the movie

Posted by: sluttbutt at March 10, 2005 11:25 AM

casablanca is the movie

Posted by: sluttbutt at March 10, 2005 11:26 AM

Swing and a miss, strike one.

Play it again, sluttbutt.

Posted by: Mike at March 10, 2005 2:14 PM

Rear Window

Posted by: Alan at June 18, 2005 3:14 AM

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