Sunday, January 18, 2009

Rejected Name That Movie Clips


Next week a whole new Name That Movie contest begins. Everyone starts at zero and hopefully now that everyone is accustomed to the format and time (11:00 a.m. EST every Saturday) there will be a lot more competition. I get old and even obscure DVDs almost every month so I hope to run a bigger range of selections this time as well. In the meantime, I thought it would be interesting to run five clips that I had originally intended to use but for one reason or another decided not to. I'm not sure why, but something just said, "Don't use this clip." Maybe you can figure out why I didn't use them.












19 comments:

Joseph said...

Priceless.

Jonathan Lapper said...

By the way, Joseph and everybody, if you need a list of what movies are in these mystery clips just let me know and I'll be happy to reveal the answers.

Marilyn said...

Oh my gosh, I know one of them. Number 4 is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest! That's the Indian. Gee, I love that movie.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Marilyn, this is pretty embarrassing but... number four is the Phil Collins concert film No Jacket Required.

And the first one is some Flash Gordon serial, I forget which one.

bill r. said...

Number 2 is Fando Y Lis. I'm glad you didn't use that one, because I never would have gotten it.

Jonathan Lapper said...

You're right, you wouldn't have, because that one is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest!

Number five is Fando Y Lis.

Maybe you just mixed up the numbers. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.

Peter Nellhaus said...

I actually knew someone who got stumped when I asked him who was buried in Grant's Tomb. He yelled at me about not being good at history.

As far as that last clip goes, it's been years since I've seen it, but I think John Boorman owes Monty Python bigtime.

Jonathan Lapper said...

And Python owes Pasolini. Where does it end?! Oh the madness.

Oh, and I believe Eisenhower is buried in Grant's tomb. Curiously, Grant is buried in Chester Arthur's tomb. Arthur I believe was simply dumped in a pauper's grave and covered in lime. I mean c'mon, it was Chester Arthur, who cares?

Arboghost! said...

These clips remind me of my snarky youth (much like my snarky middle age, but with more hair in my eyes) where my friends and I would announce the title of a movie being worked into the film's dialogue as if it were a coroner's time of death.

"Movie title spoken by supporting character... thirty-four minutes, twelve seconds."

Jonathan Lapper said...

That reminds me of the time I saw Penn of Penn and Teller talking about one of his favorite activities at the movies: He and his friends would always applaud when the title was spoken.

Arboghost! said...

Penn had a whole bunch of rules for going to the movies; anyone was invited who showed up at this one West Side diner but they had to abide by his rules. They weren't weird or anything, just common courtesy rules.

Bob Westal said...

You missed my particular favorite in this category. Richard Jaeckal in a certain very popular picture, responding to a group of soldier/criminals who have refused to bathe:

"Okay, you...dirty dozen."

Jonathan Lapper said...

Bob - What movie's that from?

Jonathan Lapper said...

Arbo, I have too many rules to list but the most important one falls to the lucky person seated behind who must rub my shoulders for the length of the film - including trailers!

PIPER said...

Lapper,

Don't try to fool me with your witchy ways. You say these are hard, but these are really easy which makes them very hard.

But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would make the movie clips this easy? Now, a clever man would make them that easy, because he would know that only a great fool would not know those movies. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not make the obvious choices. But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not give the obvious answers. You've beaten my giant, which means you're exceptionally strong, so you could've made the choices really obvious, trusting on your strength to save you, so I can clearly not count on these choices being that hard. But, you've also bested my Spaniard, which means you must have studied, and in studying you must have learned that man is mortal, so you would have made the choices painfully obvious, so I can clearly not choose the obvious choice.

IT HAS WORKED! YOU'VE GIVEN EVERYTHING AWAY! I KNOW THE ANSWERS.

PIPER said...

And by divine, I obviously mean divide.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Inconceivable!

PIPER said...

I do not think that means what you think it means.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Hello. My name is Inigo MonLapper. You killed my blogmaster. Prepare to die.