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Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:27 am
Here is a new consolidation
Identify the 100 movies in the clues below. (Every other clue is a quotation.) Then, match them into 60 pairs according to a Tangredi, or principle you must discover for yourself.
20 movies will be used twice, each time in a different capacity.
1. The sight of actor Justus D. Barnes at the end of this short film made an indelible impression on audiences – and on film history.
THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY (1903)
2. “Fraulein, is it to be at every meal, or merely at dinnertime, that you intend on leading us all through this rare and wonderful new world of indigestion?”
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
3. This romantic film was based on a hit Broadway play, but they changed the title – perhaps because they didn’t think the word ‘Cuckoo’ sounded very romantic. (They also made the heroine a lot nicer.)
4. “Please die, my love... die, die now my darling!”
5. Based on a play written more than 300 years earlier, this film was originally dedicated to “the Commandos and Airborne Troops of Great Britain the spirit of whose ancestors it has been humbly attempted to recapture."
6. “You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan. No plan at all. You know why? Because life cannot be planned. Look around you. Did you think these people made a plan to sleep in the sports hall with you? But here we are now, sleeping together on the floor. So, there's no need for a plan. You can't go wrong with no plans. We don't need to make a plan for anything. It doesn't matter what will happen next. Even if the country gets destroyed or sold out, nobody cares. Got it?”
7. This wartime propaganda movie began filming on March 23, 1942 – exactly three months after the real-life battle it depicted.
8. “Alone: bad. Friend: good!”
TARZAN THE APE MAN? FRANKENSTEIN?
9. Nominated for a record twelve Razzies, this movie proceeded to win in every category.
10. “You're probably wondering where you are. I'll tell you where you might be. You might be in the room that you die in. Up until now, you've simply sat in the shadows watching others live out their lives. But what do voyeurs see when they look into the mirror? Now I see you as a strange mix of someone angry, yet apathetic. But mostly just pathetic. So are you going to watch yourself die here today, Adam, or do something about it?”
11. The titular star of this, his last film, had spent seven years as a regular on Petticoat Junction; in the sequels, his role was taken over by his daughter.
12. “I want to be near you. I want you to hold me. Oh! Hold me closer! Closer! Closer!”
“If I hold you any closer, I'll be in back of you!”
A DAY AT THE RACES? A NIGHT AT THE OPERA?
13. The hit song from this movie brought a popular American singing group their first #1 hit in 22 years – and their last ever.
14. “Dog pile on the rabbit! Dog pile on the rabbit! Dog pile on the rabbit!”
A HARE GROWS IN MANHATTAN
15. CLINT OUT WEST, PART ONE: This 1968 Western brought Clint Eastwood his first leading role in a Hollywood film.
HANG EM HIGH
16. “For you, it's a crusade. For me, it's a job.”
“You're Jewish. They hate you. Doesn't that piss you off? Why are you acting like you don't got skin in the game?”
17. The most uncomfortable moments in this movie included a scene in which a wife catches her husband masturbating with a pair of her panties on his head while watching online pornography, and a scene in which a child molester castrates himself with a kitchen knife. And how is your day going?
18. “As you see her, two years later, I wonder if you realize something. I wonder if you understand that all of us - Dolores, me, the children who survived, the children who didn't - that we're all citizens of a different town now. A place with its own special rules and its own special laws.”
19. An actor best known for playing Barbara Stanwyck’s son on television had his one major movie lead in this film set in a mental hospital.
20. “So what would Brian Boitano do if he were here today?/I'm sure he'd kick an ass or two/That's what Brian Boitano'd do!”
SOUTH PARK BIGGER LONGER UNCUT
21. The subject of this Oscar-nominated 2018 documentary celebrated her 87th birthday last month.
22. “You're soft. You should have let 'em kill me, 'cause I'm gonna kill you. I'll catch up with ya. I don't know when, but I'll catch up. Every time you turn around, expect to see me, 'cause one time you'll turn around and I'll be there. I'm gonna kill ya, Matt.”
23. Two years before this Danish movie won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, an adaptation of a work by the same author won the Oscar for Best Picture.
24. “I know that by coming here, I saved the lives of these 22 people, but that isn't why I'm here. I don't care anything about saving them. They're murderers. I know the law says they're not because I'm still alive, but that's not their fault.”
25. After an incident on the set of this film, the Martin Guitar Museum announced that it would no longer be loaning out any of its collection.
26. “BIG NO NO! BIG NO NO! Sex equals death, okay?”
27. This film – whose title translates as Song of the Little Road – did for it’s country’s cinema what Rashomon did for Japan’s.
28. “We should have stuck with the old ways. Raising cattle for our feed. Where's the life in that?”
“Humans are our cattle.”
“Humans are our prey. We should feed on them, like we've always done. Screw all this ‘channel your energies’ crap.”
29. In this 2015 musical biopic, the top-billed actor played his own father.
TRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
30. “What happened today was just the beginning. We're gonna lose this war.”
“Come on. You really think so? Us?”
“We been kicking other people’s asses for so long, I figured it's time we got ours kicked.”
31. The actor who played the lead in the hit TV series on which this film was based made a cameo appearance as the character he played on his other hit TV series.
THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES
32. “I have to warn you, I've heard relationships based on intense experiences never work.”
“OK. We'll have to base it on sex then.”
“Whatever you say, ma'am.
33. This movie is a fictionalized account of the 1898 hunt for the Tsavo Man-Eaters.
THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS
34. “She borrows the will of the ball.”
35. The director of this graphically violent 1980 film was charged with murder based on rumors that several people were killed during filming. (They weren’t.)
36. “The KGB is here. I recognize two agents.”
“The ones dressed as Texans?”
“No. The ones dressed as Arabs. The ones dressed as Texans are Arab agents. I also recognize two guys from Turkish intelligence.”
“Which ones? The ones in the Hawaiian shirts?”
“No, the Bermuda shorts. The ones in the Hawaiian shirts are tourists.”
37. Let us now return to the Documentary and Experimental Film class I took back in 1975 … and to this 1946 classic in which a woman falls asleep in a chair and dreams of chasing a mysterious hooded figure with a mirror for a face.
38. “Dancers have such ugly feet. Ugh. If I was a man, I could have all the feet ... I mean, children … I wanted to, and still danced.”
39. You can watch this 1959 movie on TV, but you won’t get the full effect unless you have Emergo in your living room.
40. “A long time ago, in the underground realm, where there are no lies or pain, there lived a Princess who dreamed of the human world. She dreamed of blue skies, soft breeze, and sunshine. One day, eluding her keepers, the Princess escaped. Once outside, the brightness blinded her and erased every trace of the past from her memory. She forgot who she was and where she came from. Her body suffered cold, sickness, and pain. Eventually, she died. However, her father, the King, always knew that the Princess' soul would return, perhaps in another body, in another place, at another time. And he would wait for her, until he drew his last breath, until the world stopped turning.”
41. This movie’s leading man Gavin Gordon (who?) was so anxious to work with Garbo that he showed up at the first day’s shooting with a broken collarbone. (She assured him they would hold up the film until he was healed.)
42. “I give you eleven f**king years of my life and you're telling me you're leaving me for a white woman?”
“Would it help if she was black?”
“No. It would help if you were black.”
WAITING TO EXHALE
43. This movie completes the following list: Camelot, Gigi, The Little Prince, My Fair Lady, Paint Your Wagon.
44. “Nobody thinks in terms of human beings. Governments don't. Why should we? They talk about the people and the proletariat, I talk about the suckers and the mugs - it's the same thing. They have their five-year plans, so have I.”
“You used to believe in God.”
“Oh, I still do believe in God, old man. I believe in God and Mercy and all that. But the dead are happier dead. They don't miss much here, poor devils.”
THE THIRD MAN
45. A year after a music superstar made a highly successful film debut, he went downhill fast with this turkey that won a Worst Picture Razzie – tied with Howard the Duck, no less.
UNDER THE CHERRY MOON
46. “I came to a realization that I was - and am - a blonde, female folk singer trapped in the body of a bald, male folk singer and I had to let me out or I would die.”
A MIGHTY WIND
47. An actor who passed away last month at the age of 92 received his only Oscar nomination for this 1961 British drama.
48. “Did they look like psychos? Is that what they looked like? They were vampires. Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them, I don't give a f**k how crazy they are!”
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
49. This adaptation of a classic 1850 novel starred a silent screen icon who usually appeared in far more virginal roles.
THE SCARLET LETTER?
50. “What is it about Italy that makes lady novelists reach such summits of absurdity?”
A ROOM WITH A VIEW
51. Arguably the most famous of all the Silly Symphonies, it spawned a hit song and three sequels.
THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
52. “I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up, because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply ... evil.”
53. This Ivorian film was a surprise Oscar winner over Seven Beauties and Cousin Cousine.
BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOR
54. “Slavery is the only insult to the natural law, you fatuous nincompoop.”
55. Collectively, the cast of this Shakespearean adaptation won nine Oscars for acting and one for directing – though none for this film.
56. “I know I gave him four threes. He had to make a switch. We can't let him get away with that.”
“What was I supposed to do - call him for cheating better than me, in front of the others?”
57. This Oscar winner for Best Production led to a steamy affair between its leading lady (whose career was about to go into decline) and one of its supporting players (whose career was about to take off.)
58. “Gangway! Gangway for de Lawd God Jehovah!”
59. This is often considered the first “true” Hitchcock film.
60. “No one's ever been mad enough to attempt the Rach Three.”
“Am I mad enough, professor? Am I?”
61. In order to get this film made, Christopher Reeve had to agree to do a fourth Superman film.
62. “You wanna get high, man?”
“Does Howdy Doody got wooden balls, man?”
UP IN SMOKE
63. The Polish subject of this biopic was originally supposed to be played by an American actress, and then a Swedish actress, but was finally played by a British actress.
64. “Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that.”
BETTER OFF DEAD
65. For unknown reasons, the makers of this movie – and the play on which it was NOT based – changed the name of its real life title character from Joseph to John.
THE ELEPHANT MAN
66. “Andrew, do you remember once telling me that a all good research man needed was a notebook, a microscope and a room with a roof over it?”
67. More than a quarter of a century after this movie was made, the same director made another version of the same play, but this time with the original plot and the original title.
68. “Bikinis and big booties - that's what it's all about.”
69. CLINT OUT WEST, PART TWO: This was Clint Eastwood’s only western of the 1980s – and the highest grossing Western of that decade.
70. “Twelve people go off into a room: twelve different minds, twelve different hearts, from twelve different walks of life; twelve sets of eyes, ears, shapes, and sizes. And these twelve people are asked to judge another human being as different from them as they are from each other. And in their judgment, they must become of one mind - unanimous. It's one of the miracles of Man's disorganized soul that they can do it, and in most instances, do it right well. God bless juries.”
ANATOMY OF A MURDER? INHERIT THE WIND?
71. In order to direct himself in this 1960 comedy, its star created and patented the video-assist technique.
72. “I'm so sorry I almost shot you. I probably wouldn't have.”
“Hey. Hey, no, shh, no. I totally get it. I'm sorry I let you get attacked by a werewolf and then ended the world.”
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
73. This cop buddy movie spawned a hit single for Michael McDonald.
74. “This is between us. Leave them out of it.”
“No. You should have left them out of it. Your son was an accident. I wanted to kill you. But, you took it too personally. Why couldn't you just kill yourself or let it go?”
“No father could.”
“No brother could, either.”
75. Let us return yet again to the Documentary and Experimental Film class I took back in 1975 … and to this 1963 classic which featured bikers, Jesus, Nazi fetishism, and a use of a Bobby Vinton song in a context he never intended.
76. “Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.”
THE COLOR OF MONEY
77. Roger Ebert described this 2005 Hong Kong actioner – the tenth highest-grossing foreign language film in the U.S. – as "Jackie Chan and Buster Keaton meet Quentin Tarantino and Bugs Bunny."
KUNG FU HUSTLE
78. “Remember Operation Desert Storm? Those surgical hits made by our smart bombs that were covered so well on CNN? It was my men on the ground that made those hits possible by lazing the targets. Twenty of those men were left to rot outside Baghdad after the conflict ended. No benefits were paid to their families. No medals conferred. These men died for their country and they weren't even given a goddamn military burial. This situation is unacceptable. You will transfer one hundred million dollars from Grand Cayman Red Sea trading company to an account I designate. From these funds, one million dollars will be paid to each of the eighty-three marines' families. The rest of the funds, I will disperse at my discretion. Do I make myself clear?”
79. It was the last film to receive an Oscar in the category Best Motion Picture Story – an award that went to a screenwriter who didn’t exist
THE BRAVE ONE
80. ”Grandma says hi.”
THE SIXTH SENSE
81. Speaking of pop stars who came a-cropper in their second films– as we were back in Question #45 – this turkey was a considerable comedown for a star who had received an Oscar nomination only three years earlier.
82. ” I made you a champion, knowing you'd hate me for it. That's the sacrifice a mother makes! I wish I'd had a mother like me instead of nice. Nice gets you sh*t! I didn't like my mother either, so what? I f**king gave you a gift!”
“You cursed me!”
83. Not only were this fantasy and its remake both nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture, but the roles that earned Oscar nominations for the actors in the first film also did the same for the actors playing the equivalent roles in the remake. Got that?
HERE COMES MR. JORDAN
84. “You see, I wanted to be a detective too. It only took brains, courage, and a gun ... and I had the gun.”
MY FAVORITE BRUNETTE
85. An actor who passed away last month at the age of 90 received his first Oscar nomination for this 1988 Danish film.
PELLE THE CONQUEROR
86. “I told you I wasn't gonna let you touch the remote anymore. Now, give me that, buttknocker.”
“No way. And stop calling me buttknocker!”
“Give it here before I kick your buttknockering ass!”
BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD DO AMERICA
87. This movie was partly inspired by the text of the Popol Vuh.
88. “You see any white people in there waiting an hour and thirty two minutes for a plate of spaghetti? Huh? And how many cups of coffee did we get?”
“You don't drink coffee and I didn't want any.”
“That woman poured cup after cup to every single white person around us. Did she even ask you if you wanted any?”
“We didn't get any coffee that you didn't want and I didn't order, and this is evidence of racial discrimination?”
89. The title character of this 1956 film was an 85 feet long and made of rubberized steel.
90. “You're a very nosy fellow, kitty cat. Huh? You know what happens to nosy fellows? Huh? No? Wanna guess?”
91. Originally produced for television, this film was inspired by a production its director saw at the Stockholm Royal Opera when he was a boy.
THE MAGIC FLUTE
92. “And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.”
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
93. Peter O’Toole said he modeled his character in this film on David Lean.
THE STUNT MAN
94. “Yeah, man. Yeah. Say, we did it, man. We did it! We did it. We're rich, man! We're retirin' in Florida now, mister.”
“You know Billy, we blew it.”
95. Thanks to a coin toss, Cecil B. DeMille made this film instead of one about the building of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe.
96. “Waiter, will you serve the nuts? I mean, will you serve the guests the nuts?”
THE THIN MAN
97. You can watch this 1981 movie on TV, but you won’t get the full effect unless you have Odorama in your living room.
98. “The Americans are fools. I offered my services; they refused. So did the East. Now they can both pay for their mistake.”
“World domination. The same old dream. Our asylums are full of people who think they're Napoleon. Or God.”
99. CLINT OUT WEST, PART THREE: This Clint Eastwood western spurred a successful lawsuit by Akira Kurosawa’s production company.
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS
100. “You tell me what you know, and I'll confirm. I'll keep you in the right direction if I can, but that's all. Just follow the money.”
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN