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Film puzzle

After seeing fourcoffees and jrw do it, I thought I'd try my hand. It's not as easy as it looks, I learned. You've got to find the right still from the film that gives enough of a hint to make it guessable, but not too much to make it easy, nor too little to make it impossible. I hope I found the right balance.

I like jrw's idea: only guess one film, please. Feel free to indicate which ones you know, but only publically guess one of them, so as to give others a chance.

1. Guessed by storme

2. Guessed by derspatchel

3. Guessed by nothings

4. Gussed by isquiesque

5. (unguessed)

6. Guessed by roody

7. (unguessed)

8. (unguessed)

9. Guessed by tablesaw

10. (unguessed)

11. Guessed by jrw

12. Guessed by emshort

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12: Forbidden Planet, I believe.

I know what 1 is, too, but I figure 12 is worth more points.

Well done!

is #11 three colors: blue?

Sorry, but no. That series is on my to-watch list, though.

2 is It's A Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World.

Ha! I just recognized #10.

Well played, Mr. M. Well played indeed.

I think 7 is Waiting for Guffman? (And I think I know 6 too.)

Unfortunately not.

You are correct, sir!

I don't recognize any of them. Although I've probably seen some of them a long time ago. The woman in #3 sure seems familiar, but the only movie I can think of I don't recall any scenes that would have the other guy in it.

I don't suppose it's Willem Dafoe with his back to the camera in #1?

Sorry, I cannot provide hints.

I guess I'll take #11, Amadeus, which I was intending to take a shot from for my list, but I decided not to at the end.

I believe I also recognize 2, 3, 8, 9, and 12.

Yep. Took me about ten minutes to decide on this shot. The rest went much more quickly.

Is #1 Notting Hill? And, if so, can I go hide in shame for recognising that?

It is, and no you may not. I like this film, else it wouldn't be in my collection!


9. Looks like the fireplace in Citizen Kane. But not sure, because the rest does not look opulent enough (unless it's at the end when the mansion is being emptied). Or it's from a horror movie. :-)

Of course, the only one I really know is 12 (too bad Emily beat me to it).

5 looks awfully familiar and I think it's Al Pacino's back in 1.

6 & 8 are really too dark for me to make out much.

Doe :-)

Re: Guessing

No, I'm afraid it isn't Citizen Kane.


Okay, I'll take a shot. Don't think this is right, but the costume in 5 looks familiar.

Logan's Run?


Re: Phooey.

Sorry, 5 is not Logan's Run.

Nine looks very Young Frankenstein.

You're very right!

Pretty sure I'm wrong, but is #4 Blade Runner?

Care to bet on how wrong you are? I wouldn't, because you're right!

Ok, since I haven't made a real guess, and even though I don't actually recognize the scene, I'll hazard my guess for #3: There's Something About Mary

And there's something correct about your guess!

Trying Again

#5 Conan the Barbarian?

Doe :-(

Re: Trying Again

I'm so sorry, Doe.

This scene must look awfully familiar to you.


I think it's time for more hints (images) on the unguessed ones.

You can tell it's driving me crazy, can't you?

Doe ;-)

Re: Hints

Heh, OK. Tonight after I get home I'll try to grab extra screenshots and add them to the puzzle.

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