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joachimt on Nov 12 2014, 02:59:57 PM wrote:
sortile9io on Nov 12 2014, 02:56:07 PM wrote:Would it be cheating if I write a script that short-lists all the films that meet the conditions above (checkers, decade, number of checks and number of official lists)?
If you want to go through that trouble, go ahead. :lol:
Shall I give you the name of the official list instead? That saves you some work.
Number of lists is actually easier to process. The only problem in this case is that monty is on the dark side so I can't use his check history. Anyway I got about 20 candidates from allisoncm's list alone. I could check them on by one but I think I won't. I'm too lazy these days (that's why I've had to travel back in time to write the script when I wasn't a few weeks ago).
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Since Allison and monty seem to be absent here, let me give you this then:

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L'héritage du griot (1996)

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Un tranquillo posto di campagna / A Quiet Place in the Country
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Perception de Ambiguity on May 13 2015, 02:23:43 PM wrote:Un tranquillo posto di campagna / A Quiet Place in the Country
Bingo! Did you like it?
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Yes, pretty interesting and nicely psychedelic film with a great insane avant-garde score.

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Hint: Listed twice on ICM under the exact same title. On one page it's listed in one official list.
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Perception de Ambiguity on May 13 2015, 02:38:00 PM wrote:Hint: Listed twice on ICM under the exact same title. On one page it's listed in one official list.
You mean it's a duplicate? You can correct these, you know?
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joachimt on May 13 2015, 02:46:51 PM wrote:
Perception de Ambiguity on May 13 2015, 02:38:00 PM wrote:Hint: Listed twice on ICM under the exact same title. On one page it's listed in one official list.
You mean it's a duplicate? You can correct these, you know?
I can't correct anything (I'm not registered on ICM), but once somebody guesses it somebody else can do it. ^_^
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Less than 50 checks (naturally).
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Perception de Ambiguity on May 14 2015, 09:45:13 AM wrote:Less than 50 checks (naturally).
That's helpful. :think:
Can you give another hint? Is it Asian? :lol:
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joachimt on May 14 2015, 11:58:40 AM wrote:
Perception de Ambiguity on May 14 2015, 09:45:13 AM wrote:Less than 50 checks (naturally).
That's helpful. :think:
Can you give another hint? Is it Asian? :lol:
Well, monty's last film unlawfully had more than 50 checks, so...

I can not reveal this much, I'll just say that it is not a Brazilian film... Yes, of course it's Asian. Japanese, obviously. And the actress we see here should be familiar to many cinephiles who are into Japanese films from that era. The actor who looks like the 'Shura' (1971) dude but he isn't probably too (he's the protagonist of this film) but to me personally at least the actress is better known.

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Hint: The main actor plays eight roles.
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Let's start a new one. Only 2 checks (I'm not one of them), 0 official lists, but you might recognize this actor.

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Maybe he's more recognizable in this shot?

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Another actor, but not such a big movie star as the previous one, but his face is clear in this shot, so you might be able to find it now. It's from the 80's.

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A Stoning in Fulham County
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bjornam on Oct 13 2015, 12:45:53 PM wrote:A Stoning in Fulham County
Yes.
The first guy was Brad Pitt, btw, in case people didn't recognize him.
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joachimt on Oct 13 2015, 02:45:27 PM wrote:
bjornam on Oct 13 2015, 12:45:53 PM wrote:A Stoning in Fulham County
Yes.
The first guy was Brad Pitt, btw, in case people didn't recognize him.
I actually thought it was Di Caprio...
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Yeah, didn't recognize Mr.Pitt at first myself, but Perlman was much easier... Not many people have a face in that ballpark.
So, out of curiosity, what brought you to this obscurity?

Next one shouldn't be too hard, at least not within the limits of this game (it has "a lot" more checks than the previous one).

The director is European, and pretty well known in art house circles.
No official lists.
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bjornam on Oct 14 2015, 07:55:10 PM wrote:Yeah, didn't recognize Mr.Pitt at first myself, but Perlman was much easier... Not many people have a face in that ballpark.
So, out of curiosity, what brought you to this obscurity?
Many many years ago, before I discovered classic movies etc... I thought Brad Pitt was by far the best actor in the world. So I set myself the goal to watch every movie he ever played in. That was actually the first list I ever worked on. This movie was very hard to get by, one of the last ones I found. In the meantime I had started working on more important lists, so the movie ended up in my huge backlog just waiting to be watched when its turn would come up. This week it finally got its turn.

It's a typical TV movie. Some 19 year old boys mess around with a the Amish. When they throw some rocks at a family in a coach, a baby gets hit and dies. One of the local lawyers picks side of the Amish and tries to bring justice. The village just wants to put it aside as if nothing terrible has happened, so the lawyers gets all kind of trash. Well, you get the story. Mediocre stuff.

Still think Brad Pitt is a great actor, btw. ^_^
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Alright, I'll leave that one off the watchlist for now:) But I agree, he is good.

Back to this one; the woman on the horse is more known for her singing than her acting. Especially on an album with connections to fruit and art.
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The Inner Scar (or whatever the French title is - something like "Cicatrice interieur")
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Yes, correct!
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Next one...

On 1 official list. From my birthyear.

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Between 30 and 40 checks.
The director also has a movie on DtC, but that one has even fewer checks.
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Arthur has seen it, I haven't.

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I'm off to bed, so last one, an easy one, and then I'm not able to post (a lot) for about 20 hours.
Somewhere in this picture you can read the name of the movie, if you know where to look and look really closely
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Let's see how long this will take...

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I'm not going to give any hints...
For Rich... (NSFW)
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A Story of the Forest: Mavka
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Of course
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Let's see how long this one takes then:

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Hin helgu vé AKA The Sacred Mound
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joachimt on Apr 23 2016, 11:10:03 AM wrote:Hin helgu vé AKA The Sacred Mound
So you did watch it, hehe.
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monty on Apr 23 2016, 12:58:44 PM wrote:
joachimt on Apr 23 2016, 11:10:03 AM wrote:Hin helgu vé AKA The Sacred Mound
So you did watch it, hehe.
Did you think I voted in that group without watching? :blink:
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joachimt on Apr 23 2016, 01:01:53 PM wrote:
monty on Apr 23 2016, 12:58:44 PM wrote:
joachimt on Apr 23 2016, 11:10:03 AM wrote:Hin helgu vé AKA The Sacred Mound
So you did watch it, hehe.
Did you think I voted in that group without watching? :blink:
Ah, so you voted too? B)
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Next one...

On 1 official list. I haven't seen it.

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This century. 30-40 checks.

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