June 21, 2005

Name That Movie 41

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.

8 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

Link to Clue 8

Link to Clue 8

That’s all of ‘em!

Posted by James at June 21, 2005 12:44 AM
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"The Abyss" ?

Posted by: teeem at June 21, 2005 2:51 AM

If you had posted #2 first, I would have guessed "Logan's Run." But you didn't. And I don't think it is. So nyah.

Actually, I have a suspicion as to what this is, but since I may have inside information, perhaps I should sit on it.

Posted by: Julie at June 21, 2005 9:34 AM

The Poseidon Adventure?

Posted by: jeremy at June 21, 2005 9:38 AM

My guess from image #1: Man I am sick of these dolphins...

My guess from image #2: Hmmm. Well that shoots down my first guess. I can think of three movies this could be from, but, I can't think of any catchy lines to identify them without saying their names. Well ONE of them I can... "always have an escape plan." As for the other two, I'll remain silent for now on them.

I'm pretty sure it isn't the Abyss, BTW. Too much rust.

Posted by: Chuck S. at June 21, 2005 10:20 AM

Beneath The Planet of the Apes?

Posted by: Julie at June 21, 2005 11:01 AM

The faded color palette of image #3 reminds me of those old Disney movies like "Escape from Witch Mountain". I don't remember if they ever tried to drown the kids in any of them.

Being feline I'm sure "The Cat from Outer Space" at least thought about it.

Posted by: Mike at June 21, 2005 11:10 AM

A Bond movie, perhaps?

Posted by: Bob McCown at June 21, 2005 11:14 AM

Oh, a sparkly thing. Uh... Diamonds Are Forever?

Posted by: Julie at June 21, 2005 11:14 AM

I thought I saw floppy Gungan ears in picture #1. I was sure it was "20,000 Leagues Under Naboo," but now I'm sure it isn't.

Posted by: J. Sandstormer at June 21, 2005 11:22 AM

Okay I'm pretty sure it's none of the films I was thinking of, which were, for the record: Ghost Ship, The World is Not Enough, and The Poseidon Adventure.

I like the "Diamonds are Forever" guess. That seems possible.

Posted by: Chuck S. at June 21, 2005 11:33 AM

Oh and, my very first guess was the Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou... and it ain't that either.

Posted by: Chuck S. at June 21, 2005 11:34 AM

Okay, I know what it is now. Somebody needs to 'renew' their guess.

Posted by: Chuck S. at June 21, 2005 11:58 AM

The first image made me think "Reign of Fire" but not quite sure. The second image didn't really confirm or deny. The third image definitely denied and made me think of Planet of the Apes (the original, Hestonized version). Though I knew the other scenes were not from PotA, I do remember them returning to the same beach and caves in Beneath the Planet of the Apes.. the one where the worship the nuclear missle and control things with oversized bulbous brains.

Posted by: David Grenier at June 21, 2005 11:59 AM

I renewed it upon further consideration of image 1. From image 3 on I've just been babbling. :)

Posted by: Julie at June 21, 2005 12:04 PM

Yeah, there were two people and a horse in the first PotA movie, but I think that in Beneath, not-Heston is traveling with Cornelius and Zira. Which would explain the three people in clue 3.


Posted by: Julie at June 21, 2005 12:07 PM

Hmm. Little white dolls standing around a plate of cherry jello... hmm...


Posted by: Julie at June 21, 2005 1:41 PM

Logan's Run?

Posted by: Bob McCown at June 21, 2005 2:02 PM

I feel really, really bad about it and tried hard to steer people elsewhere.

James, did you reverse any of those frames?

Posted by: Julie at June 21, 2005 2:05 PM

Not the Poseidon Adventure--there is no picture of Shelley Winters!

Posted by: Patti M. at June 21, 2005 2:56 PM

Nor is there a picture of Leslie Nielsen.

Posted by: Chuck S. at June 21, 2005 3:06 PM

I put the rest of the clues up because, well, Julie got it right away and I was waiting for the rest of you to catch up! (Actually, Chuck got it soon after)

Congrats to all!

It is Logan's Run.

This is a film I saw in the Drive-In when it first came out. I was a little kid, but I think it was the second of some double-feature. I probably fell asleep before the end.

In any case, it's a classic Sci-Fi film, deserving of a spot in NTM. It's not a very good film, but not bad by the standards of the day.

Thanks to Julie for providing the DVD, which I have borrowed long enough that she probably forgot I had it.

Posted by: James at June 21, 2005 3:17 PM

Sorry about that. :( I was so sure that it WASN'T Logan's Run, I didn't think twice about blurting it out. That's because it I thought it was obviously 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, which I knew the girls had rented for a week.

Posted by: Julie at June 21, 2005 3:17 PM

1. Logan and Jessica dive into the Water Gardens at Fort Worth to sneak back into the City.

2. Logan and Jessica escape through an abandoned underwater food processing plant.

3. Logan, Jessica, and Peter Ustinov walk up the coast (this was the frame I thought might have been reversed).

4. A sparkly thing on the ceiling prepares to zap the faithful as they float up towards a fiery death.

5. Box wants to freeze the runners and add them to his collection of frozen seafood.

6. The landscapers of Washington, D.C. went on strike. Bush called their bluff and discovered it wasn't a bluff.

7. The faithful prepare to float up to the sparkly thing which will zap them to death as a reward for agreeing to die at age 21 because they think they're going to be "renewed".

8. Farrah kills some time before her big break to stardom.

9. Logan and Jessica have just fallen in love whilst posing nude for Box to carve a statue of them. But that scene was deleted, so you just see them sitting around in these convenient animal pelts afterwards.

Posted by: Julie at June 21, 2005 3:25 PM

Sorry, age 30 in the movie, never mind

Posted by: Julie at June 21, 2005 3:27 PM

Yeah - did they change it to 21 for the TV show? Or was that the book?

I didn't reverse any of the frames. That's what it looks like in the film. Unless the DVD transfer reversed it.

Posted by: James at June 21, 2005 3:58 PM

Oh - and (as I'm sure you remember) there is nudity in that scene. Jessica is completely naked while changing and Loganhad his top off. It's cold and they're trying to get out of wet clothing. It's a good thing the robot kept animal pelts around.

That whole scene is really weird and I'd say it doesn't fit with the rest of the movie except for the fact that the whole film is odd.

Posted by: James at June 21, 2005 4:00 PM

It was 21 in the book (and will supposedly be in the remake of the movie). 30 for the TV show and movie.

I'm sure the frame is oriented properly. Just that my brain is backwards. I thought they were walking in the opposite direction, but maybe we are seeing them from the other side.

Posted by: Julie at June 21, 2005 4:09 PM

Late to the party. Didn't get it until image 5. Julie does it again!

Posted by: briwei at June 21, 2005 6:13 PM

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