3.19.2019

NAME THAT MOVIE!


In terms of movie history and general mise-en-scene aesthetic, this last one presented a really cool anomaly: Dan and Peyton mistook Poltergeist for E.T. - which adds some fuel to the fire re. who actually directed that film...

The more we play these, the 'educated guesses' are proving to be more fun & fascinating than straight up 'correct' answers, as anyone who plays is unknowingly illustrating direct influences, homages, leitmotif, auteur theory, and a bunch of other highbrow hooey pertaining to the idea of similar themes and styles across moviemaking.
This is exciting, because it breathes some new life into this tired premise, taking it beyond a remedial game of memory. At any rate, keep it up!

Here are the answers from the previous set:
EASY
Plains, Trains, and Automobiles
Poltergeist
Barton Fink
Forrest Gump
Ghostbusters

FAIR
Looper
Toys
Wonder Boys
About Schmidt
The Lost Boys

DIFFICULT
Predator
Night of the Creeps
10 Cloverfield Lane
Miller's Crossing
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

And now, leave the bodies, move the headstones, and turn on your heartlights: here come the new ones.

EASY





FAIR





DIFFICULT





5 comments:

Dan The Movie Man said...

Haha, that's pretty funny that I confused Poltergeist for ET.

ATM I can name (or believe I can):
O Brother Where Art Thou
Last Action Hero
Gremlins 2: The New Batch

But I recognise:
Screencap 2 of the bridge
4 of the puppet Richard Dreyfuss
8 of the license plate
9 of the bedroom
10 of the coins and the ring

But am having trouble actually naming the movies. I'll kick myself if I don't figure them out before you reveal the answers

Peyton D said...

I recognize What About Bob? (4) and Reservoir Dogs (10)!

YS Kim said...

The first 2 are O Brother & Last of the Mohicans, "EAT SHIT" plate is Forrest Gump.

YS Kim said...

Ah, I just recognized the third one: The Devil's Rejects! And is the Honest Abe silhouette from Bill & Ted?

P and J said...

Here are the answers:

EASY
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Last of the Mohicans
The Devil's Rejects
What About Bob?
Last Action Hero

FAIR
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
The Jerk
Falling Down
Happy Gilmore
Reservoir Dogs

DIFFICULT
The Passenger
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2
Kentucky Fried Movie
Dutch
Vibes

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