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« on: December 26, 2014, 20:43:20 PM »

Movie?
Character name?
Actress name?
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2014, 22:25:18 PM »

Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Who’s this (Character, movie & actor)?



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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 07:38:32 AM »

Jocob's Ladder. Can't remember the character's name but he was one of the doctors I think.
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2014, 07:45:23 AM »

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Correct. With Jack Nicolsen back when he was thirty something.
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2014, 12:51:36 PM »

Jocob's Ladder. Can't remember the character's name but he was one of the doctors I think.

Can't remember his name either, but if memory serves he was a chiropractor. Thus, a doctor only if you define that term rather broadly. :-)
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2014, 13:43:08 PM »

That was a great movie, I must watch it again, but with the Pirate Bay down, it's a bit of a problem to get the movie again. Will try Kickass.
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2014, 14:16:29 PM »

Yup, it’s Danny Aiello as chiropractor Louis in Jacob’s Ladder.

Now for something slightly trickier:



(Hint:  A better-known version of the movie was made about 15 years later under a different title featuring an actor whose name has become associated with this character.)

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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2014, 02:56:23 AM »

Brian Cox as Hannibal Lecktor in the film Manhunter. No idea why they had to change the spelling of his surname for this version of the novel Red Dragon, but there you go. The far more well known version of this character is of course the one played by Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs, and again in Hannibal.
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2014, 03:09:06 AM »

Let's see what everyone does with this one:



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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2014, 11:02:51 AM »

Hello Clarice Wink, correct & well done.  Manhunter was later remade as Red Dragon.  BTW, congratulations on your 1000th.

If I’m not mistaken, that’s Andrea Martin as Liz Butsky in Wag the Dog.  (Confession: I had to Google the actress’ name.)

This?



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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2014, 12:29:11 PM »

Wag the dog it is, but it's Kirsten Dunst, as an actress playing a faked Albanian peasant. Wag the dog, incidentally, tells you more about contemporary politics than many a thick tome on political "science." :-)
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2014, 12:33:38 PM »

Another one of my all time favorite movies.
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2014, 14:10:01 PM »

… but it's Kirsten Dunst, as … a faked Albanian peasant.
Oopsie, seems I got my characters confuzzled. Embarrassed

Tweefo:  That’s Robert Shaw as Lonnegan in The Sting.

See my previous post for the next one.

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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2014, 19:39:57 PM »

Strange how the mind work. Downloaded Jocob's Ladder and watched it again. I recodniced the chiropractor on Mefiante's post straight away and knew the movie's name, but watching it again, it is not at all how I remember the story.
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2015, 16:52:40 PM »

Quote Quiz, name the movie #NoGoogle: "That's it man! Game over man, game over!"

Dunno how many folks will get the reference, but this has made it's way into the internet meme halls, despite being from an older release. The bonus is it comes with an hilariously horrible peace of acting.

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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2015, 03:58:29 AM »

It's from "Aliens," after the drop ship that is supposed to come pick them up crashes. Now they're in deep shit because... "They mostly come at night. Mostly."  :-)


Next quote: "I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me. But it's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world."
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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2015, 09:38:51 AM »

Lester Burnam (Kevin Spacey) in American Beauty. Explanation skipped due to spoilers. But then, if you haven't seen this movie, you are a criminal. Yes I've seen it once to hundred times or so.

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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2015, 12:44:16 PM »

... if you haven't seen this movie, you are a criminal.
I believe it's been decriminalised. Even in the midst of the Great American Beauty Neglectors' Persecution of '99, my cousin got off scot-free. At the time she was a committed science fiction geek, and her counsel successfully argued that if you've seen one spacey movie, you've seen 'em all.

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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2015, 13:41:59 PM »

I believe it's been decriminalised.

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...  if you've seen one spacey movie, you've seen 'em all.

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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2015, 18:43:26 PM »

In Blade Runner, the TV screen is a chunky box and Harrison Ford use a pay phone, not a cell phone. This is the future? The flying cars are cool though, could find a use for one. The flying billboard not so cool. Slowly working my way through some old movies again.   Yawn
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« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2015, 03:54:18 AM »

Yeah, I'm also surprised they don't have cell phones in Blade Runner. It's after all supposed to be a dystopic film. Cell phones already make life hell, so in the future it can only become worse. The Blade Runner universe actually strikes me as kind of cool, with all the retro shit. :-)
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« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2015, 08:15:46 AM »

Talking about dystopian sci-fi movies any body see the trailer for the Niel Bloukamp movie Chappie, staring Die Antwoord
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« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2015, 08:41:21 AM »

It's interesting to note the type of things that we think will be likely in the future. Movie makers will probably first go for the dramatic ones - the flying cars etc. - but the small things are sometimes just as memorable, for example the mysterious seashells in Demolition Man.

In some old sci-fi movies, the space ships were often fitted with toggle switches, like those found on the dashboard of a vintage Jaguar.

And then there's that wonderful futuristic-retro, such as the steampunk genre, that deliberately (and successfully methinks) combines new technology with old fashioned styling.



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« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2015, 09:31:20 AM »

want one of those!!!! awesome!
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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2015, 09:35:03 AM »

agreed!  Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2015, 09:59:44 AM »

... but the small things are sometimes just as memorable, for example the mysterious seashells in Demolition Man.

In some old sci-fi movies, the space ships were often fitted with toggle switches, like those found on the dashboard of a vintage Jaguar.


This is why I admire the forethought that went into the tech for Star Trek starting at "The Next Generation". Not only did the envisage, frankly for the time, ludicrously high levels of technology, but they also seem to have thought deeply about how those technologies would be made more human friendly (talking computers, tappable communication badges, tablets, etc).

Now, they only thing they did miss, is that touch-screen technology actually sucks for doing long hours of work. For that normal keyboards are actually far superior...

Then again, most of the time-consuming text-entry in "TNG" is done via speech, so maybe that's their way of circumventing the problem.... or my geek side is totally over-analyzing this.
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« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2015, 14:43:35 PM »

It's interesting to note the type of things that we think will be likely in the future. Movie makers will probably first go for the dramatic ones - the flying cars etc. - but the small things are sometimes just as memorable, for example the mysterious seashells in Demolition Man.

In some old sci-fi movies, the space ships were often fitted with toggle switches, like those found on the dashboard of a vintage Jaguar.

And then there's that wonderful futuristic-retro, such as the steampunk genre, that deliberately (and successfully methinks) combines new technology with old fashioned styling.

And then there was "Dune." Not even sure how to classify it. LSD-steampunk?
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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2015, 15:49:49 PM »


Then again, most of the time-consuming text-entry in "TNG" is done via speech, so maybe that's their way of circumventing the problem.... or my geek side is totally over-analyzing this.

Don't worry I've spend a fair amount thinking about the start trek UI. I don't think it practical in real life,
But they must get credit for the amount of thought they put into it.

Show anybody a Star trek console and they will know what it's from. And they manage to support the story really well with it.
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« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2015, 16:33:24 PM »

Yeah, then again, I once found a site where guys had meticulously combed through Star Trek footage in order to... wait for it.... compile complete operating manuals for all the consoles on the enterprise.

I've never felt less geeky.
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« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2015, 12:44:52 PM »

Yeah, then again, I once found a site where guys had meticulously combed through Star Trek footage in order to... wait for it.... compile complete operating manuals for all the consoles on the enterprise.

I've never felt less geeky.

There is a pattern? Because it looks like what ever the actor feels like doing to me.
I'm busy watching the Voyager from the begging at the moment.
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« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2015, 15:29:20 PM »

There are many things about the above I don't understand, and I didn't care enough to investigate.

Moreover, I couldn't re-find said corner of the internet within 2 minutes so I gave up.
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