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Guess That Movie By Screenshot, Part V: "Obscure Film? Whatever Do You Mean?"

Old 10-10-07, 06:58 PM
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Guess That Movie By Screenshot, Part V: "Obscure Film? Whatever Do You Mean?"


l - r: The Man Who Wasn't There (2000), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Strange Brew (1983), Constantine (2005), The Butcher Boy (1997)

RULES
Current rules are as follows, from the old thread (subject to change):
1) Only ONE person posts a screenshot at a time. Multiple screenshots and clues are possible to make it easier.

2) Only the person who had guessed the movie correctly is allowed to post a new picture. If that person is not able to post a new picture => wildcard.

2a) In lieu of "wildcard," you can also declare "Kudama Time," which is basically the same thing, only difference is that it feeds the ego of a certain DVDTalk member.

3) If that person doesn't post a new picture within 6 hours => wildcard.

4) You can upload your pictures for free at:
http://www.imageshack.us/
http://www.photobucket.com/
http://www.imagehosting.com/
http://www.imagebanana.com/

5) Each user has two guesses and one question per post.

FOR PEOPLE NEW TO THE GAME
* You can get a sense of the format for this game by browsing the old threads:

Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV

* To take a screenshot, the two most common methods are to play the film on your DVD-ROM drive and use software such as PowerDVD to take a shot (it's the small camera icon in the control panel). Alternatively, you can download the free (and excellent) VLC Player which takes screenshots.

Please note that if you use PowerDVD to take shots, they will come out as BMP files; before posting, please convert them into JPG or GIF files, as BMP files are roughly 1MB whereas JPG files are only 50KB on average. Likewise, VLC Player converts screenshots into PNG files, which can often be 600KB on average. There is plenty of free software that will convert your images for you; two of them are:

Irfanview
Fast Stone


l - r: The Taste of Tea (2004), Bright Future (2003), Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), The Sure Thing (1985), Brazil (1985)

And now a list of films shown in the last thread, ordered by decade:

1900 - 1909
The Great Train Robbery

1910 - 1919
The Wizard of Oz
Intolerance


1920 - 1929
The Cameraman

1930 - 1939
The Bat Whispers

1940 - 1949
Cat People
High Sierra
Mother's Day


1950 - 1959
The Lady From Shanghai
The Rainmaker
North by Northwest
Mr. Hulot's Holiday


1960 - 1969
Le Samourai
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Letter From Siberia
Zulu
Contempt
Devil Doll
Mill of the Stone Women
The Plague of the Zombies
Mondo Cane
The Point


1970 - 1979
The Beyond
The Castle of Cagliostro
Carrie
The Bad News Bears
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Deathrace 2000
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Time After Time
The Last Picture Show
Kentucky Fried Movie
Ganja and Hess
Celine and Julie Go Boating
Italianamerican
Billy Jack
Blacula
Camera Buff
The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane
Mad Max
The Final Programme



l - r: Mondo Cane (1962), Letter From Siberia (1968), Camera Buff (1979), Intolerance (1916), The Point (1967)

1980 - 1989
The Lost Boys
Family Business
The Ice Pirates
Trading Places
Ghostbusters II
Blood Simple
Real Genius
Three O'Clock High
Poltergeist
Young Sherlock Holmes
Children of a Lesser God
Pelle the Conqueror
Scrooged
Midnight Run
The Secret of My Success
The Pirate Movie
Confessions of a Serial Killer
True Stories
Under the Cherry Moon
Crimewave
Phantasm
(second time!)
Re-Animator
The Stuff
Robocop
Brain Damage
Starman
The Vanishing
(original, not the shitty remake)

1990 - 1999
Romeo is Bleeding
City of Industry
Pump Up the Volume
PCU
Vanya on 42nd Street
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
U-Turn
State of Grace
(again!)
The Reflecting Skin
Defending Your Life
Blown Away
(again! And the same shot as last time!)
Zero Effect
Hurlyburly
The Doors
Joe Vs. the Volcano
Reservoir Dogs
Toy Story 2
Hardware
Full Metal Yakuza
American Beauty
Grosse Point Blank
The Killer Tongue
Sixty Million Dollar Man
Miami Blues
Orgazmo
Troll 2
Scream
Quick Change


2000 - current
Lucky Number Slevin
Unbreakable
Minority Report
The Dreamers
Fulltime Killer
A History of Violence
Wicker Park
CQ
Death Proof
Made
(second time!)
Tsotsi
Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest
Bad Company
The Four Feathers
Munich
(fifth time!)
United 93
Death Proof
(second time! In the same thread!)
Hard Candy
Baadasssss!
The Aviator
Donnie Darko
Titus



l - r: Children of Men (2006), Nosferatu (1979), The Scarlett Empress (1934), G.O.R.A. (2004), Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)

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Old 10-10-07, 06:59 PM
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Right now we're in wildcard time, so anyone who wants to kick us off, go ahead and post a shot.
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I'll start the party with an easy one (if you've seen the flick):

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The Blob remake?
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The blob (remake)?
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Nope.
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Originally Posted by GreenVulture
2000 - current
Lucky Number Slevin
Unbreakable
Minority Report
The Dreamers
Fulltime Killer
A History of Violence
Wicker Park
CQ
Death Proof
Made (second time!)
Tsotsi
Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest
Bad Company
The Four Feathers
Munich (fifth time!)
United 93
Death Proof (second time! In the same thread!)
Hard Candy
Baadasssss!
The Aviator
Orgazmo
Donnie Darko
Titus
Not that it's a big deal, but Orgazmo was actually 1998.
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Body Snatchers?
Old 10-11-07, 09:10 AM
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Huzzah! 20th century complete!

Fantastic work once again GreenVulture.

... it's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"
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Great work GreenVulture! But Bad Company is from 1995, it wasn't the Anthony Hopkins/Chris Rock movie but the one with Lawrence Fishburne/Ellen Barkin.
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Originally Posted by GreenVulture
2a) In lieu of "wildcard," you can also declare "Kudama Time," which is basically the same thing, only difference is that it feeds the ego of a certain DVDTalk member.
I always thought of as a friendly jab due to my vulture like tendency to swoop on "wildcard" in gross misproportion to how many shots I was actually guessing. I did think it was funny and I guess my ego got a little encouragement. It was good marketing.

Rest assured this tendency was solely due to the fact that I got blocked at work and could only play for a couple of hours when I got home. Although I cannot view all of the image hosting sites used by posters, I can at least enter the site now via Google as proxy. Thusly I have forsaken my opportunistic weasel ways and henceforth conduct myself with the honor befitting a gentleman.

It does give me a warm fuzzy whenever people shout out the alternate to wildcard, I will admit. So if anyone is not adverse to warm fuzzy donations, pray continue.
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House of Wax?
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Alien Nation?
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No.

Ok, so it wasn't as easy as I thought. I'll give a clue:

In the International folder here at DVDTalk I recently mentioned that I bought the DVD.
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Aaahhh...

The Company of Wolves

If that's right, I call wildcard. I have a date.

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Yep, that's right.
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The sickening sight of a gorgeous Raymond Loewy/Virgil Exner-designed 1953 Studebaker Starliner coupe getting crunched.

ETA that insomnia is a bitch.

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BTW, great job on the thread GreenVulture!

I suggest that anyone posting pictures list the year of the movie when it's guessed ... this will help if GV or anyone else continues the breakdown by year in a new thread. (I still can't believe you put in the work on this).

Here are a couple of more corrections to the year tallies:

1950 - 1959
The Lady From Shanghai (actually 1948)

2000 - current
The Four Feathers (actually the 1939 version)
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Originally Posted by tacos
Christine
Not Christine ... (but I have to take this opportunity to say that the 1958 Plymouth Fury is another American masterpiece of auto body design).

Here's one in the original Buckskin Beige (pictures in spoiler tags because they're distracting):

Spoiler:









Back to the screenshots:



This shot is from near the beginning of the movie, not the end.

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The movie is from the 1960s.






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