July 5, 2005

Name That Movie 43

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.

9 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 9

That’s all of ‘em!

Posted by James at July 5, 2005 8:49 AM
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Dman, I seem to remember this image but have no clue as to what it's from.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at July 5, 2005 9:24 AM

Million Dollar Duck!

Posted by: Julie at July 5, 2005 9:27 AM

I have no idea, but I do have some WAGs:

* K-PAX
* Twin Peaks
* Howard the Duck

Posted by: Chuck S. at July 5, 2005 10:04 AM

Fish? WAG: A Perfect Storm?

Wasn't there a movie not long ago where a secret message was passed to a pair of Russian sleeper agents inside a fish? What the heck was that?

Posted by: Chuck S. at July 5, 2005 10:34 AM

My guess is The Perfect Storm. I've never seen the whole thing, but from the ads and shots I have seen that reminds me of the boat.

Posted by: jeremy at July 5, 2005 11:19 AM

Image #3: sticking by my last WAG.

Posted by: Chuck S. at July 5, 2005 11:43 AM

I didn't see that, so I'm inclined to trust your judgement, but for the sake of enjoyment I'll guess other films anyway:

The Ten Commandments
Jaws
Spaceballs

Posted by: Julie at July 5, 2005 11:46 AM

I'm not sure what it is, but it's not Jaws or Twin Peaks.

Posted by: Patti M. at July 5, 2005 11:49 AM

Someone likes unfiltered cigarettes. Didn't "ET" prefer unfiltered cigarettes? Yes, I think this is the "old" version of ET, where the lovable little alien smoked and drank and swore a whole lot. Damn that Spielberg and his constant revisions.

Posted by: Julie at July 5, 2005 11:51 AM

I'm with Julie,

I'll WAG Jaws even though I'm pretty sure it's not. I don't hink it's Perfect Storm. The boat doesn't look right (Although every time I make a statement like this i turn out to be wrong ).

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at July 5, 2005 11:54 AM

OK - clue 5 is up.

Whee - it's some modern technology.

Posted by: James at July 5, 2005 12:48 PM

Clue #5 isn't loading, so it'll be a while yet before I can confirm whether this is, for example, "Deathrace 2000."

Posted by: Julie at July 5, 2005 12:49 PM

Hmm. What an exquisite piece of machinery.

BTW, I was only kidding about Jaws. I really don't think this is Jaws. Especially the record player.

The record player suggests an earlier time (80s at the latest), but it's an *old* record player, so... uh... I don't know. Unfiltered smokes also imply an earlier time, but the Duck Xing sign does not. In the olden days, it was customary to run ducks over.

Here's a real WAG: Sea of Love.

Posted by: Julie at July 5, 2005 12:59 PM

Up with clue #6.

It's yuletide finery! But will the Grinch steal this NTM?

Posted by: James at July 5, 2005 1:14 PM

What do you call a blind deer with no legs?

Still No Eye Deer.

Yup, I've still no idea.

Posted by: Bob McCown at July 5, 2005 1:15 PM

Again with the Christmas scenes. The windows have an institutional look - prison, or maybe a mental hospital, or other secured building. Maybe military? I don't know. I don't think I saw this.

Posted by: Julie at July 5, 2005 1:27 PM

Oh, #7 is a LOT of help.

</sarcasm>

Posted by: Bob McCown at July 5, 2005 2:35 PM

There are actually 9 images today. I had "8" up there before. So, you have 2 images left, after this one (image 7)

Posted by: James at July 5, 2005 2:38 PM

It's just one more piece of the puzzle.

Posted by: James at July 5, 2005 2:43 PM

Image 4-7: Hmm. Nothing I recognize. I see no reason to stray from my last WAG.

Posted by: Chuck S. at July 5, 2005 2:48 PM

When I see a photo of a guy holding a big dead fish, I get a feeling that he is thinking of retirement. That doesn't help me, but perhaps it could help someone else.

Posted by: Julie at July 5, 2005 2:51 PM

I'll stick with Sea of Love, strictly because of that damn record player. :-)

Posted by: Julie at July 5, 2005 2:52 PM

You're probably right Julie. I never saw Sea of Love, and that would explain why nothing here looks familiar to me.

Posted by: Chuck S. at July 5, 2005 3:28 PM

OK - image 8. What a mess?

What happened?

Posted by: James at July 5, 2005 3:51 PM

Ah HA!

Its... no, nevermind, still dont know.

Posted by: Bob McCown at July 5, 2005 4:02 PM

I can't even tell whether that is a kitchen or a doctor's exam room or some type of lab. The knocked-over cabinet suggests either a big natural disaster (like a perfect storm but more like an earthquake) or an angry creature with superhuman strength.

Hmm. Angry superhuman creature in a lab. If I'd seen this movie, that might be a useful clue.

Posted by: Julie at July 5, 2005 4:04 PM

Looks like a lab to me (there appears to be a bottle of some sort of solvent in the open cabinet). Still have no clue. Also still think I have seen this but can't place any of the images.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at July 5, 2005 4:11 PM

I think I can safely say I have never seen this movie.

Posted by: Bob McCown at July 5, 2005 4:27 PM

Clue 9 help anybody?

Don't tell me none of you folks ever saw this film.

After people have commented, I'll go through and identify all the pictures.

Posted by: James at July 5, 2005 4:28 PM

OH!!!!
Nurse Ratched!
Well, I haven't seen it in at least 16 years. Oh well, at least I was right about the "institutional" window!

Posted by: Julie at July 5, 2005 4:35 PM

I expected someone would get it after you spotted that window.

Posted by: James at July 5, 2005 4:38 PM

I should have gotten it then, James. I saw that window, thought "Cuckoo's Nest", remembered images 1-4 and said, "Nah..."

Posted by: Mike at July 5, 2005 4:51 PM

Yeah - not one of those other pictures rang any bells for me at all. I remember the book better than the movie, and I don't even remember the book particularly well.

Posted by: Julie at July 5, 2005 4:57 PM

OK - Julie has mentioned one of the main characters (the antagonist) pictured in Clue 9, so anyone who has seen the film (or knows about it) should get it from Julie's comment.

It is the 1975 Jack Nicholson film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" -- #20 on AFI's top 100 films (the highest on that list of any NTM yet).

Image description:

#1 -- very obscure image from the film. You're looking out the window of the hijacked bus of patients. McMurphy is driving.

#2 -- Still obscure. This is the bait used on their fishing trip after escaping the hospital.

#3 -- This is the boat they commandeer for their trip. The patients are pictured on the boat. Quite a few crew for such a small craft.

#4 -- McMurphy encourages them to gamble with cards. They use cigarettes and McMurphy keeps winning all their cigs. And money.

#5 -- The record player shown many times throughout the film. McMurphy can't stand the loud music constantly played in the recreation room. But Nurse Ratched won't turn it down.

#6 -- During the party, some of the patients are decorating a tree.

#7 -- It's the picture that the administrator has on his disk. Himself holding a big fish. McMurphy takes special note of the picture when they first bring him in.

#8 -- McMurphy sneaks in Candy and Sandy who bring a whole lot of alcohol with them. By the time the party is over, quite a bit of the ward is in shambles.

#9 -- Nurses Pilbow and Ratched

Thanks for playing! Congrats, Julie, for identifying the movie!

Posted by: James at July 5, 2005 5:07 PM

Doh! I saw this film once ages ago. Y'know? When I saw the three cigarettes Cuckoo's Nest popped into my head, but I dismissed it when looking at the other images. Nothing else rang any bells for me except Nurse Ratchet. But being dreafullky sick right now, I'm off my game.

Anyway my name that movie this week should be much easier for folks. I suspect most of you will get it in the first 3 images if not the very first one.

Posted by: Chuck S. at July 5, 2005 5:24 PM

Doh! I knew it looked familiar. To be honest though I didn't even get it with 9 until I saw the comments. It's been about 20 years since I've seen this. might be time for another viewing.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at July 6, 2005 7:58 AM

Nurse Ratched! I want my cigarettes!

Posted by: Patti M. at July 6, 2005 8:53 AM

Heh. Took me until 9 as well. It's been a long time since I've seen this one. 20 on the AFI, huh? Where is it on the much more significant AFoL list?

Posted by: briwei at July 6, 2005 4:40 PM

Spitfire Grill?

Posted by: annie hall at August 5, 2005 12:23 PM

One Flew Over the Coo-coo's Nest.

Posted by: FF. at September 20, 2005 2:37 PM

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