2018 New Years Drawing

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dwk
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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#51 Post by dwk » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:41 am

This drawing is weak. I feel like Ralphie after he got his secret decoder ring.

The L knight has to mean L'amour, so maybe it goes with the skeleton: Resnais' L'amour à mort

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#52 Post by domino harvey » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:41 am

As a paleontologist, Cary Grant had to graduate from college. The caps are a clue for Bringing Up Baby

When Hepburn and Grant are searching the grounds for Baby, they are using the moonlight to see. The moon is a clue for Bringing Up Baby

The steak clearly refers to Baby's meal. Bringing Up Baby confirmed!!!

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#53 Post by Ishmael » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:42 am

How about The Conqueror Worm for the knight? The L shape looks coincidental to me. The clue wouldn't work if the top half of the worm's armor were lying on the ground. So I see a worm rather than an L. Also, if it this were for Lancelot du Lac, surely he'd be next to a lake rather than a river?

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#54 Post by domino harvey » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:44 am

Ishmael wrote:How about The Conqueror Worm for the knight? The L shape looks coincidental to me. The clue wouldn't work if the top half of the worm's armor were lying on the ground. So I see a worm rather than an L. Also, if it this were for Lancelot du Lac, surely he'd be next to a lake rather than a river?
A good guess, but the Conquerer Worm doesn't seem like Criterion's kind of thing

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#55 Post by Minkin » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:46 am

I'm just going to list Bringing up Baby + Thin Man - and whichever gets announced first = winner.

DWK's L'Amour suggestion seems like the best one yet, though I think the skeleton is already saddled with enough clues at the moment.

Thankfully there's only a million other movies that have L'amour in the title :P

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#56 Post by domino harvey » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:48 am

Amour and armor aren't even homonyms, why are so many of you suggesting a pun that only works if you misread a French word for an English one?

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#57 Post by Buttery Jeb » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:49 am

Ishmael wrote:How about The Conqueror Worm for the knight? The L shape looks coincidental to me. The clue wouldn't work if the top half of the worm's armor were lying on the ground. So I see a worm rather than an L. Also, if it this were for Lancelot du Lac, surely he'd be next to a lake rather than a river?
I initially thought that too; but I remembered how much Criterion liked using letters in last year's clue and disregarded it. Another one I thought of was El Cid, which was a Crtierion laserdisc title back in the day. Last I heard it was still owned by the Weinstein Company; not sure where the rights stand now.

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#58 Post by rwaits » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:49 am

The Color of Pomegranates

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#59 Post by KJones77 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:50 am

Reddit seems certain the the knight is for Nightcrawler.

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#60 Post by Minkin » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:50 am

True, perhaps it works better in Italian:

L'Amore (1948) - Criterion already have the rights + BFI included it on their War Trilogy set.

And some of you guys need to read the first post prior to guessing - as Pomegranates was like the first thing solved + I've been keeping track in the 1st post!
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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#61 Post by rwaits » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:55 am

Minkin wrote:True, perhaps it works better in Italian:

And some of you guys need to read the first post prior to guessing - as Pomegranates was like the first thing solved + I've been keeping track in the 1st post!
Ah - sorry! For some reason I thought this WAS the first page... ](*,)

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#62 Post by lefeufollet » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:03 pm

Edit: somehow missed the first page.
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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#63 Post by Forrest Taft » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:04 pm

Pretty sure the skeleton is a clue for SuperTed.

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#64 Post by theflirtydozen » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:11 pm

Does that fact that it's a moon mean that it's going to be another Bergman Eclipse set? This makes more sense to me than the pun guess.

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#65 Post by MongooseCmr » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:17 pm

I thought that hat on the dog was a vinyl disc embedded in his snout. That would have been a more interesting clue than any of these.

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#66 Post by CSM126 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:23 pm

Incredibly stupid guess: Knights are referred to as “Sir”, it’s an L, so… El sur?

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#67 Post by Andrew_VB » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:27 pm

theflirtydozen wrote:Does that fact that it's a moon mean that it's going to be another Bergman Eclipse set? This makes more sense to me than the pun guess.
don't really think a standard definition dvd set of minor works makes sense to pair with a 20+ film touring retrospective.

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#68 Post by domino harvey » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:32 pm

CSM126 wrote:Incredibly stupid guess: Knights are referred to as “Sir”, it’s an L, so… El sur?
Literally the best guess yet. Plus I just bought the BFI, so that much cinch it!

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#69 Post by DeprongMori » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:45 pm

One pretty straightforward one (since we knew it was coming anyway): The guy pondering a photographic frame within a picture frame is Memories of Underdevelopment (1967, Gutiérrez Alea)

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#70 Post by Yaanu » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:08 pm

DeprongMori wrote:One pretty straightforward one (since we knew it was coming anyway): The guy pondering a photographic frame within a picture frame is Memories of Underdevelopment (1967, Gutiérrez Alea)
Personally, my first thought that it was a reference to the art museum scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
But apparently all the clues in the stream refer to FilmsTruck.

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#71 Post by swo17 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:09 pm

domino harvey wrote:
CSM126 wrote:Incredibly stupid guess: Knights are referred to as “Sir”, it’s an L, so… El sur?
Literally the best guess yet. Plus I just bought the BFI, so that much cinch it!
But the Spanish pronunciation is more like EL SEWR.

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#72 Post by McNulty » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:12 pm

El Sewrpasso perhaps?

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#73 Post by Big Ben » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:13 pm

I see that Knight in armor and long for Lancelot du Lac but alas. I wonder if the sudden end to "Every Frame a Painting" on Youtube was because they made a deal with Filmstruck. Who knows!

Can't wait for a reviewer to complain that El Sur feels like a half a film!

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#74 Post by domino harvey » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:18 pm

McNulty wrote:El Sewrpasso perhaps?
Midnight Cowboy confirmed

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Re: 2018 New Years Drawing

#75 Post by CSM126 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:18 pm

swo17 wrote:
domino harvey wrote:
CSM126 wrote:Incredibly stupid guess: Knights are referred to as “Sir”, it’s an L, so… El sur?
Literally the best guess yet. Plus I just bought the BFI, so that much cinch it!
But the Spanish pronunciation is more like EL SEWR.
Yeah, but non-Spanish speakers like myself look at that and assume it sounds like sir. Or maybe it’s just me.

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