Name That Movie: 4/9/07

Follow up to Round Two of Name That Movie: 4/1/07.

Yes, the movie was Terminator 2: Judgment Day, aka T2.  Thanks to everyone who played and congrats to those of you who got it right!  Well done!

Next up...

NAME THAT MOVIE!

CLUES/TRIVIA

  • 2003 film
  • Genre: Drama/Fantasy/Comedy/Adventure
  • Nominated for an Oscar
  • Danny Elfman score
  • Based on a book published in 1999
  • Features music by Buddy Holly & Elvis
  • Spans over 60 years

QUOTES
There's a time when a man needs to fight and a time when he needs to accept that his destiny's lost, the ship has sailed and that only a fool will continue. The truth is I've always been a fool.

You spend years trying to corrupt and mislead this child, fill his head with nonsense, and still it turns out perfectly fine.

It's rude to talk about religion. You never know who you're gonna offend.

Tell me, have you ever heard the term "involuntary servitude"?

Most men have to get married *before* they lose their wives.

I've been nothin' but myself since the day I was born, and if you can't see that it's your failin', not mine.

I'd like to take your picture.
Oh, you don't need a picture. Just look up "handsome" in the dictionary.


Name That Movie: 4/1/07

Follow up to my first posting of Name That Movie: 3/14/07.

Yes, the movie was "Speed".  Thanks to everyone who played, and congrats to those of you who got it right!  Fun!

Next up...

NAME THAT MOVIE!

QUOTES

  • I need your clothes, boots and your motorcycle.
  • Anybody not wearing 2 million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day.
  • I know now why you cry. But it's something I can never do.
  • The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it, for the first time, with a sense of hope.
  • In an insane world, it was the sanest choice.
  • She... uh, stabbed me in the knee cap with my pen a few weeks ago.

CLUES/TRIVIA

  • 1991 Film
  • Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Thriller
  • Won four Oscars; nominated for two other Oscars.  Won six MTV Movie Awards.
  • Prior to making this film, the female lead received weapons training from a former Israeli commando.
  • The female lead's twin sister was used as a double in multiple scenes.
  • The male lead received a $15 million salary and a total of 700 words of dialog
  • Held the world record for highest opening-weekend gross of an R-rated film (with $52,306,548) until The Matrix Reloaded (2003).

 


Name That Movie: 3/14/07

I've started doing a 'thing' at work - I have a little window in my cube (not facing outdoors, of course, just "overlooking" the aisle).  Every Wednesday and Friday I post a new "Name That Movie" sheet on my window.  It gives some quotes, clues, and trivia about a movie.  People stop by and guess the movie.  If they're right, I note their name at the bottom of the sheet.  If they guess wrong, I note the name of the incorrect movie title (but not the person's name - I'm nice like that). 

When I started doing this like two months ago, a few people "played".  Now I have people from other departments stopping by, and people even stop me around the office, asking if a new one is up.  It's been really fun -- I get to relive movies I've really enjoyed, and it's fun watching how serious some people get about their guesses.  Some people don't want to guess unless they're absolutely certain they'll get it right, and other people throw out really random guesses.  A little relief from cubicle life.

So far I've posted quotes and clues for Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters, Sleepless in Seattle, Home Alone, Kindergarten Cop, Dumb & Dumber, Titanic, Back to the Future, and Serenity.

Soooo, I thought it might be fun to post them here, too.  Just like at work, there's no prize for guessing right (nor penalty for guessing wrong) - just something fun to try.  Feel free to leave a Comment with your guess.  I'll post the answer on Friday, along with another set of clues.

NAME THAT MOVIE

QUOTES

  • Tell me again... why did I take this job?
  • This day has been rather disappointing, I don't mind telling you.
    Why, because you didn't get to kill everybody?
  • Oh sure. It's just like driving a really big Pinto.
  • Be prepared. It's the Boy Scout marching song.
  • I have to warn you, I've heard relationships based on intense experiences never work.
  • Hey! Get you’re a** behind the yellow line.
  • Will the mystery guest please sign in?
  • "The whim of a madman"… I like that!
  • You didn't leave me. I can't believe it... you didn't leave me.
    Didn't have anywhere to be just then.

CLUES/TRIVIA

  • 1994 Film
  • Genre: Action/Thriller
  • Voted one of AFI's Top 100 Heart-Pounding Movies of all time: number 99.
  • The original screenwriter saw Jeff Bridges and Ellen DeGeneres as the lead actors.
  • Script doctor Joss Whedon rewrote the script uncredited.
  • Halle Berry turned down the role of the female lead.