June 14, 2005

Name That Movie 40

Instructions: see the clues, one by one. Guess what movie they are from. Comment. (Or for a bigger challenge, avoid the comments) Repeat.

On the day I post the images, I post them one at a time, with a delay in between. It’s for suspense and it gives the users a chance to play along with each other in the comments. If all the clues are already posted, then play at your own pace. Look for the answer in the comments.

7 clues in all today. Here we go!

Link to Clue 2

Link to Clue 3

Link to Clue 4

Link to Clue 5

Link to Clue 6

Link to Clue 7

That’s all of ‘em!

Posted by James at June 14, 2005 10:01 AM
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Koyaanisqatsi... Koyaanisqatsi... Koyaanisqatsi...

Not really. I think I have seen this lately, though. I'm trying to remember where.

Posted by: Julie at June 14, 2005 10:10 AM

It's the surface of my brain, after trying to figure out Robert Plant's lyrics!!

Posted by: Maggie at June 14, 2005 10:14 AM

Looks like a bad acid hallucination. No guesses yet. More pix required.

Posted by: Chuck S. at June 14, 2005 10:17 AM

Wow. #2 is freaky. Maybe I haven't seen this.

Posted by: Julie at June 14, 2005 11:09 AM

Naah, I've seen this. I bet.

Posted by: Julie at June 14, 2005 12:18 PM

I could swear I saw this *at your house.* But I still don't know what it is!!

Posted by: Julie at June 14, 2005 12:48 PM

Is clue #2 a zebra? Or a horse painted with zebra stripes?

Posted by: Sara at June 14, 2005 12:53 PM

I beleive 2 is a zebra being eaten by a lion(ess). I think this is an anime or anime-like film. I've seen nothing of this genre.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at June 14, 2005 1:04 PM

Would knowing whether it is a zebra or a horse make it easier for you to identify the movie??

Hmm. Would it make it easier for ME to identify the movie, for that matter?

I can't deny that this is a movie with better cinematography than "The Big Chill."

I really think it is the second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. I will wait for confirmation, though.

Posted by: Julie at June 14, 2005 1:09 PM

I'm arriving late to the party.

Image 1 reminds me of "28 Days Later".
Images 2-4 reminds me of "2001: A Space Odyssey".

Neither one of those feel right although I think I'm on the right track. I think I've seen this too. Maybe that recent Time Machine remake with Guy Pierce?

Posted by: Mike at June 14, 2005 1:33 PM

Ah. I've seen this at *my* house.

Great movie. It's full of stars.

I got suspicious that this might be what I think it is when I saw the bathroom in clue 3. It reminded me of a Kubrick film, but I knew it wasn't that film because it didn't fit with clue 1. Actually, I can't remember where clue 1 fits in my answer either, but I'm pretty sure it does.

I would really love for someone else to weigh in before I give my answer.

Posted by: Julie at June 14, 2005 1:34 PM

Yeah, I think it's 2001.

Posted by: Julie at June 14, 2005 1:35 PM

Image #1 is during the sequence after Bowman travels into the monolith. I'm sure the trippy reverse color effects were cutting edge at the time.

Posted by: Mike at June 14, 2005 1:41 PM

Odd that of all the memorable images in that film, it was the little girl on the video phone who stuck in my mind the most (of the images shown thus far). I kept asking myself, "couldn't they find a better-looking kid?"

Posted by: Julie at June 14, 2005 1:45 PM

OK, so it's not anime. Ugh. If Julie and Mike are right can I just say I HATE this movie. It and Citizen Kane are two supposedly great movies that I heard talked up so I forced and I mean forced myself to watch. Ugh, I failed to stay awake through the 1st 20 minutes of 2001 about 4 times before I was successful. The 1st 4 viewings were more pleasurable.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at June 14, 2005 1:52 PM

Did Kubrick direct 2001? Because looking at the images, I thought "reminds me of A Clockwork Orange, but obviously it isn't." That's so WEIRD. I've never seen 2001.

Posted by: Maggie at June 14, 2005 1:57 PM

I don't like the first 20 minutes of it either. It's a good time to get the popcorn ready and mix myself a Moxie & VO.

Yeah, Kubrick directed it. Also directed Clockwork. I was thinking the bathroom reminded me of... I wasn't sure where I had seen it, but it screamed Kubrick. I don't know why. The lack of personal effects (shampoo bottles, etc.) suggested a hotel room (The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut) or a fantasy sequence (2001).

Posted by: Julie at June 14, 2005 2:01 PM

That bathroom, believe it or not, uniquely identifies the movie as "2001". It's very 1960s and I don't recall seeing another one quite like it. That floor lighting would feel right at home in an Apple Store.

Posted by: Mike at June 14, 2005 2:07 PM

I forgot to say, I almost said "Eyes Wide Shut" as a joke. It's just so weird that the movie screams Kubrick. Maybe not so weird.

Posted by: Maggie at June 14, 2005 2:09 PM

Is this 2001? I don't recognize most of these images but the eyeball and the bathroom tweak my memory.

Posted by: Chuck S. at June 14, 2005 2:12 PM

Picture #5 is the little girl's birthday. He calls her (from Mars? the Moon?) on the video phone and when I saw it as a kid, I would always think, "wow, we're going to have video phones in the future! Woohoo!!" and now I just think, "great, in the future I'm going to have to wash my hair even when I'm staying at home all day."

Posted by: Julie at June 14, 2005 2:19 PM

Remember the Jetsons, Julie? Judy gets a phone call and puts on her "morning face," which, being a cartoon, looks just like her regular face. Then she chats with her friend, her friend sneezes, and her morning face flies off and she's got curlers and bags under her eyes just like Judy did. So we just need that technology, to go along with it. Or maybe you could have a "screen saver."

Posted by: Maggie at June 14, 2005 2:27 PM

Anyone who calls me on the video phone is going to get flying toasters. Awesome.

Posted by: Julie at June 14, 2005 2:28 PM

Moxie and VO! I'm with you and the VO, but mixed with something more traditional like Sprite or ginger ale. Patti like Moxie and dislikes VO. I'm not fond of sodas that you can still taste long after they are gone.

Reminds me of the worst soda I ever tried, Irn Bru (Iron Brew with a Scottish accent). Had it in Scotland. It was all that was left in the soda machine at the place we were staying. It tasted like bubble gum. I could still taste it at least 24 hours later. Ask Brian, I believe I forced him to try it too.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at June 14, 2005 2:30 PM

All discussions eventually lead to soda. :-)

Posted by: Mike at June 14, 2005 2:33 PM

Sometimes a soda is so fascinatingly bad that you just can't stop tasting it. "Wow, I can't believe how bad this is! Ew! [sip] What is wrong with this stuff?? [sip] Wait... I need more so I can figure this out..." Next thing you know, you're addicted.

That's how I ended up with Moxie. I worked at a radio station where the three choices were caffeine-free diet Coke, cream soda, or Moxie. Somehow, Moxie emerged as the winner.

Posted by: Julie at June 14, 2005 2:34 PM

Hey, I love Moxie. It's tastes like ginger and blueberries and it's the best. Bite me, B.O.B.

Posted by: Patti M. at June 14, 2005 3:51 PM


It is 2001.

Sorry there are no satisfying pictures of spaceships for the last image, but I did feature one of the priciples. :D

Thanks for playing. This was a fun one to do, though a little challenging for me to find images.

Posted by: James at June 14, 2005 3:55 PM

I'm not sure which movie I disliked more, "2001" or "Citizen Kane."

Posted by: Patti M. at June 14, 2005 3:56 PM



To me it tastes like I imagine the contents of a spittoon might.

Ugh. Drank the stuff on a break once at Shaw's (if Bull wanders by, maybe he remembers).


Posted by: James at June 14, 2005 3:57 PM

Irn Bru! Wow that was nasty. Not as nasty as a Rum and Quik, but pretty nasty. I remember that lonely can in the vending machine. We should have let it be lonely. Next time over there I may have to bring some back, just to inflict it on others.

Posted by: briwei at June 14, 2005 4:30 PM

Disturbing information about Irn Bru from Wikipedia:

The legal status of Irn-Bru in America is unclear. Several American companies import Irn-Bru, yet it is currently listed as a banned substance by the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA website (http://www.fda.gov/) lists Irn-Bru and Diet Irn-Bru as containing two banned colourings: Sunset Yellow FCF and Ponceau 4R.

More from The Scotsman: http://business.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=639&id=485052004

Seems they have a special US formulation (read the mouse print on this page): http://www.irn-bru-usa.com/AboutIrnbru.html

Posted by: Patti M. at June 15, 2005 3:40 PM

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