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This is another game from the poetry site Eratosphere. Contest, really. Drop one letter from a movie title and make a summary of what results.

In this link you have to scroll down a ways before the fun begins.

http://www.ablemuse.com/erato/showthread.php?t=18283

Anybody wanna play?
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I thought about John Ford, and came up with these:

The Searches -- The heroine sits at her desk, hunting through databases for 60+ hours a week. (This one is autobiographical.)
The Quit Man -- Unlike Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain, this guy knows how to...
Stagcoach -- Bambi gets a new ride.
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Plane of the Apes - Charlton Heston gets on board an aircraft and discovers all the staff and passengers are apes. Hijinks ensue.

Shun of the Dead - dead people re-emerge as zombies who proceed to ignore everyone.

The Genera - Buster Keaton takes on the rich comic territory of biological taxonomy.

Vampy - Carl Dreyer does Russ Meyer.
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Good ones, Burney and Broken.

Magician, I'm partway through the first link and am crying with laughter.
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Lien - Ripley learns that if you don't pay back your loan they take your stuff.
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Having read those threads in a blur I'm prolly repeating some....
Well, let's see. Some silent films:

Robin Hod - Douglas Fairbanks steals bricks from upscale construction sites and gives them to poor Irish immigrants

Go wet - Buster campaigns to repeal Prohibition

The docs of New York - drama from when they still made house calls

Daddy-Log-Legs - A WW I veteran returns to his family

Sifting sands - The Sheik sets his minions to finding jewels from a lost caravan

Seedy - Harold Lloyd on skid row
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3eyes on Aug 10 2012, 07:41:47 AM wrote:Daddy-Log-Legs - A WW I veteran returns to his family
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Closely watched rains - Anxious autist kid runs away from home to the woods with a tent and a video camera.
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Night of the Living Dad -
Separated from his wife, a single father struggles taking care of his toddlers

The Iron Hose -
Turn of the century story of America's first garden sprinklers

True Heat Susie -
Susie gets a bad stomach
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3:10 to Uma -
Tarantino's new Western rip-off

A Tar is Born -
Drama about a rookie at a construction site
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Laurence Anyway - same film, different title
A New Laf - A girl is ostracized from society until she comes up with a new laugh.
A Royal Sandal - People are sandalized when a woman who is a shoe-designer marries a king and becomes royalty.
A Tale of To Cities - a story of gypsies who wander from city "to city".
After Ours - a couple breaks up only to reminisce about the time they spent together.
Another Ear - A man goes in for a hair transplant and comes out with Another Ear.
Billy adison - About the man who discovered Adison's disease - the inability to pass high school.
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Barfy - an even more honest Bukowski story

Lust, Cation - a love story about chemistry, literally.

Anal (Wajda, 1957) - self explanatory.

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Days of Heave (1978) Two guys have got to move a piano up the stairs... to the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building.
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brokenface on Aug 14 2012, 02:53:52 PM wrote:Barfy - an even more honest Bukowski story
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2082197/

Got so close :thumbsup:
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The Tailor of Pan Am - period piece about the days when air travel provided meals and everything.
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3eyes wrote: August 10th, 2012, 2:29 am Magician, I'm partway through the first link and am crying with laughter.
This! :lol:
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Lammetje wrote: March 23rd, 2021, 12:45 am
3eyes wrote: August 10th, 2012, 2:29 am Magician, I'm partway through the first link and am crying with laughter.
This! :lol:
Lol! :ICM:
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Forgot about this one.

Fish tan - that “rotten mackerel by moonlight” look (think Mitch McConnell)
Twin peas - popular series clones itself
Mach point - Chuck Yeager meets Sonic the Hedgehog
Gags of New York - Audience retches at Woody Allen festival
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