Quiz the one hundred-and-forty-fifth: Shutterbugs (Parts one and two)

Another special double quiz this week as we get snappy-happy with some movie shutterbugs. Yes, it’s pics of people taking pics. All you have to do is name the flicks.

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31 thoughts on “Quiz the one hundred-and-forty-fifth: Shutterbugs (Parts one and two)

  1. film-authority.com

    6. White Hunter, Black Heart
    14. Diamonds are Forever
    20 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    28. Candyman
    31. Welcome to Marwen
    35. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    37. The Killing Fields
    44. Eyes of Laura Mars
    49. Salvador
    50 Vertigo

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  2. Bookstooge

    A question for you.
    I was talking with Bormgans about Dune and got onto the subject of the ’84 Lynch version. I want to eventually get the bluray version and he was wondering how old movies can be upscaled to hd like that. I pretty much told him “magic” but am wondering now. How DOES that work?

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    1. Alex Good

      I’m not an expert, but a point that a lot of people don’t know is that film is higher resolution than digital, so movies shot on film (old movies) are actually higher resolution than HD. When doing a proper conversion they go back to original prints to convert them, which actually means downscaling them from film. They’re not taking a DVD copy and upgrading it to BluRay. Also for a really old film that is damaged they can restore it and improve it that way too. Anyway, I believe that’s a short answer but Eddie or someone might be able to help you out more.

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  3. fragglerocking

    I know Dix has got some of these but not sure which he got wrong so I’m putting mine all on.

    1)Booogie Nights
    3)Clueless
    4)Cult of the Cobra
    5)The Amazing Spiderman
    6) Bridges of Madison County (Dix got that wrong I think)
    12) Hopscotch
    14) Diamonds are Forever
    16) Midnight Meat Train.
    19) The Omen
    20) Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    24) City of God
    26) Clockwork Orange
    29)Memento
    30 Dog Day Afternoon (MAYBE)
    34) One Hour Photo)
    35) Majesty’s secret service
    37) Killing Fields
    40) Stepford Wives
    43) Eyes of LAura Mars
    45) Goodbye Charliie
    46) American Beauty
    48) Chinatown
    49) Salvador
    50) Rear Window.

    50 was a lot!!

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      1. Alex Good Post author

        Yes, Dog Day was off (though the movie it’s from was released around the same time). 45 and 46 were the other misses. Missing 46 brought a tear to my eye, especially after hitting on Cult of the Cobra and Midnight Meat Train . . .

      2. Alex Good Post author

        Nothing wrong with any of that. I would have thought these were really hard to search for though. Then I thought maybe Phil knows every movie ever made . . .

  4. Over-The-Shoulder

    I know Fraggle’s basically already won this, but I’m going to throw my hat in the ring here. Promise I haven’t looked at anybody else’s answers!
    1) Boogie Nights
    3) Clueless
    5) The Amazing Spiderman
    6) Bridges of Madison County
    10) Head Count
    12) Hopscotch
    13) Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    14) Diamonds Are Forever
    16) Midnight Meat Train
    18) Looks like Jeff Bridges – I’ll say King Kong
    19) Omen
    20) Walter Mitty
    24) City of God
    25) Spiderman 2
    26) Clockwork Orange
    27) Anthony Perkins, me thinks… Pretty Poison?
    28) Candyman
    29) Memento!
    30) The Conversation!
    31) Oh, is that your freaky doll man? Welcome to Marwen?
    34) One Hour Photo
    35) Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    36) La Dolca Vita
    37) Killing Fields
    40) Stepford Wives
    41) Topaz
    44) Eyes of Laura Mars
    46) Blow Up
    48) Chinatown! Great pic
    49) Salvador
    50) Rear Window
    Boom!

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    1. Alex Good Post author

      Jeez that’s impressive! How did you get Head Count?? What’s with both you and Fraggle getting Midnight Meat Train? And Close Encounters was a good catch too, from that pic.

      Jeff Bridges’ hair was a bigger tip off than Jessica Lange?

      Only one very very near miss. Looks like there are a few pics here that are still stumping people, but overall I’m gobsmacked you guys got so many of them. I mean, a lot of these were not easy, and I don’t see how you could even Google them.

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      1. Over-The-Shoulder

        Our cinematic knowledge is overflowing! You can’t contain the beast!

        I can hardly remember the film apart from Bridges. I didn’t even notice her there in that pic. But he’s got unforgettable hair!

        May I inquire into what the near miss was? There’s some very tough ones here, but when you’ve got 50 photos, there’s always a chance to build up some momentum…

      2. Alex Good Post author

        Looks like you got 30 by my count. Still a few out there but I think all the low-hanging fruit has been gathered up. Though given how obscure and difficult some of the ones that have been identified are, I’m a little surprised that a few of the remaining ones haven’t been picked.

      3. Over-The-Shoulder

        Hmm… I’ll have to come back and have a look tomorrow with fresh eyes. I know the post’s main picture is Apocalypse Now! Point for that? And I’ll throw Major Dundee into the mix for 7 – might as well take a risk!

      4. Alex Good Post author

        I don’t usually count the header pic as part of the quiz, because sometimes I’ve give them away. But that’s Dennis for sure.

        No Major Dundee here though. But good guess!

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