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Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Aug 27 2013, 02:15:35 PM wrote:
burneyfan on Aug 27 2013, 02:08:37 PM wrote:
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Aug 27 2013, 02:02:23 PM wrote:I don't know if a sheriff is considered a military man, but the rest of the clue does fit well with High Noon.
He's not a sheriff, and it's not High Noon. :)
OH! Short on time, her momentary indecision, her pacifism vs. romantic peace with the man of violence -- are you sure??? :'(
No, actually, the more I think about it, I really love your guess, but...no, that's not it. That film and mine seem VERY different on the surface (plot, characters, genre, etc.) but they do have some very interesting commonalities.

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Her period of uncertainty is short, but she can only find peace with a military man.
New clue:

The film doesn't really deliver what the title seems to proimse; we only see her for about an hour and a half.
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The Lady Vanishes?
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funkybusiness on Aug 27 2013, 05:16:32 PM wrote:The Lady Vanishes?
No, but I see where you got that! (And a good film!)
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Cléo de 5 à 7
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brokenface on Aug 27 2013, 05:19:38 PM wrote:Cléo de 5 à 7
:facepalm: Goddammit. Way to go, brokenface. :party:
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brokenface on Aug 27 2013, 05:19:38 PM wrote:Cléo de 5 à 7
That's the one! :thumbsup: Well done!

Like High Noon, Cléo de 5 à 7 basically elapses in real time (if any liberties are taken in either film, they're slight).

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Her period of uncertainty is short, but she can only find peace with a military man.
Cléo is waiting to find out her cancer diagnosis; her friends and acquaintances seem largely insensitive and she conforms to her frivolous pop singer image until she meets a soldier who is headed for Algeria in the park, near the end of her waiting period. With him, she is genuine and finds some respite and sympathy.

The film doesn't really deliver what the title seems to proimse; we only see her for about an hour and a half. The film title suggests a two-hour period, but the film only covers about 90 minutes.
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burneyfan on Aug 27 2013, 05:29:09 PM wrote:
brokenface on Aug 27 2013, 05:19:38 PM wrote:Cléo de 5 à 7
That's the one! :thumbsup: Well done!

Like High Noon, Cléo de 5 à 7 basically elapses in real time (if any liberties are taken in either film, they're slight).

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Her period of uncertainty is short, but she can only find peace with a military man.
Cléo is waiting to find out her cancer diagnosis; her friends and acquaintances seem largely insensitive and she conforms to her frivolous pop singer image until she meets a soldier who is headed for Algeria in the park, near the end of her waiting period. With him, she is genuine and finds some respite and sympathy.

The film doesn't really deliver what the title seems to proimse; we only see her for about an hour and a half. The film title suggests a two-hour period, but the film only covers about 90 minutes.
I didn't remember that it was a
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soldier at the end
so I don't think I had much hope of getting that one. :(
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new clue:

He turns her into a flower but she grows tired of his power.
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dang I thought I'd got in before the kittehs, but I see Local struck whilst I was working on it..
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brokenface on Aug 27 2013, 05:47:33 PM wrote:dang I thought I'd got in before the kittehs, but I see Local struck whilst I was working on it..
We are an impatient lot here in Guess the Allusion. :D I was readying a woeful kitten myself, I confess.
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brokenface on Aug 27 2013, 05:46:30 PM wrote:new clue:

He turns her into a flower but she grows tired of his power.
Svengali? I like the rhyming, btw.
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not Svengali. never seen it. though funnily enough it has a big overlap.

I can confirm that burney, Kas, Peaceful and Local have all seen this. funky & jvv have not got it checked. can check for anyone else if they wish..
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First random train of thought: he renames her (his young new wife, or his ward) with a flower name-- Rose, e.g.-- but she eventually bristles under his control ...
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Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Aug 27 2013, 06:15:59 PM wrote:First random train of thought: he renames her (his young new wife, or his ward) with a flower name-- Rose, e.g.-- but she eventually bristles under his control ...
That sounds like The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005) but that's not on any official lists and has less than 500 checks. :/ But it's got Daniel Day-Lewis!


edit: free check!
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Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Aug 27 2013, 06:15:59 PM wrote:First random train of thought: he renames her (his young new wife, or his ward) with a flower name-- Rose, e.g.-- but she eventually bristles under his control ...
you're on the right track for sure.
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clue #2: First he trains her, then by chance they do some training together

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clue #1: He turns her into a flower but she grows tired of his power.
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going to bed now so won't be in a position to confirm or disconfirm your suspicions for several hours
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brokenface on Aug 27 2013, 06:55:41 PM wrote:going to bed now so won't be in a position to confirm or disconfirm your suspicions for several hours
Oh, the suspense! :o No, enjoy your rest -- I'm intrigued by these two clues, so it will give them time to percolate. :thumbsup:
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brokenface on Aug 27 2013, 06:55:41 PM wrote:going to bed now so won't be in a position to confirm or disconfirm your suspicions for several hours
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Ooh...Twentieth Century?? I love that movie!
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burneyfan on Aug 27 2013, 07:12:19 PM wrote:Ooh...Twentieth Century?? I love that movie!
I was starting to ponder La Roue (trains), but it has got to be Twentieth Century. He renames her Lily.

Funny that my first "train" of thought about re-naming was correct! I didn't get the film, but I'll let that be my sad consolation prize. :rolleyes:

I also love that movie! (l)
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OK, we'll wait if we have to ...
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That's a highly inappropriate cue ball. Also, scratch.
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funkybusiness on Aug 27 2013, 08:37:21 PM wrote:That's a highly inappropriate cue ball. Also, scratch.
"Call it."
"Furball in the corner pocket."
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This is kind of what Brokenface did by going to sleep, he kept all the juice for himself:


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Kasparius on Aug 27 2013, 08:43:23 PM wrote:This is kind of what Brokenface did by going to sleep, he kept all the juice for himself:


http://video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/cat ... %257c%257c
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burneyfan on Aug 27 2013, 07:12:19 PM wrote:Ooh...Twentieth Century?? I love that movie!
You got it! sorry for the delay :unsure:

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clue #1: He turns her into a flower but she grows tired of his power.
- John Barrymore's character hires a model to act in his play, renaming her Lily. he then becomes a bit of a control freak, putting her under surveillance which causes her to quit.

clue #2: First he trains her, then by chance they do some training together
- he starts out training her as an actress, then later in the movie they re-encounter each other on a train (the Twentieth Century).

miniclue - burney's first guess was Svengali, which just so happened to also star John Barrymore.
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Oops...I started to try to think of a clue while I was driving to work, and then work took over... I'll try to think of one very shortly!
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Oh, kitties, no, I'm trying!

OK, new clue:

He goes in to get a soda, but comes out smelling like a still.
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Got to be some sort of play here in "smelling like a still" ...
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Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Aug 29 2013, 11:52:44 AM wrote:The Bank Dick?
Nope! He only smells like a still.
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Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Aug 29 2013, 11:53:54 AM wrote:Got to be some sort of play here in "smelling like a still" ...
I suspect you're giving me too much credit. I just didn't want to be too obvious.
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burneyfan on Aug 29 2013, 11:55:04 AM wrote:
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Aug 29 2013, 11:53:54 AM wrote:Got to be some sort of play here in "smelling like a still" ...
I suspect you're giving me too much credit. I just didn't want to be too obvious.
Ah, but your other answer suggests he doesn't drink the ... still-smelling liquid. Someone throws his/her drink on him or liquor splashes around or explodes for some reason ...

Just thinking aloud-- you don't have to respond to each thing I throw out. :lol:
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