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Movie Prop Trivia!

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  • jayn_jjayn_j Member Posts: 481 ✭✭ One-Sheeter
    #138 is shown on the poster.  early 80s.
    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 3,381 admin
    138-spot on Jay, and the "house"  and movie is...
    Mark
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
  • jayn_jjayn_j Member Posts: 481 ✭✭ One-Sheeter
    edited December 2016
    138-spot on Jay, and the "house"  and movie is...
    Trying to get someone else to chime in.  Caddy shack 1980.  It is the clubhouse for what is called the Brushwood Country Club in the movie.  Actually according to wikipedia
    Golf scenes were filmed at the Rolling Hills Golf Club (now the Grande Oaks Golf Club) in Davie, Florida.
    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    HONDO said:
     # 140. My guess is The Big Sleep ( 1946 ),

    I have changed my thinking from perhaps it is The Big Sleep  to it is definitely The Big Sleep. 
    Lawrence
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 3,381 admin
    Correct Jay-138 is the country club from Caddyshack! Great 80s comedy!

    Lawrence, this was likely one of the toughest items I've posted yet! And yes, it is Geiger's house from the 1946 movie The Big Sleep! I think it's one of Bogart's best-I mean Chandler, Hawks, Bogart, Becall, Cook jr, John Ridgley, Martha Vickers, etc! How could a cast like that not create a masterpiece! 

    Bogie always found trouble when he went into the house...and the line he gives to the woman in the bookstore that he's a, "private dick on a case"...

    and don't get me started on the paper...i think Chris has an awesome AU one sheet!
     
    Mark
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
     I had thought all along from memory the image looked like it was from The Big Sleep, so I initially guessed that it was. After I posted this I decided to check and try to confirm that this was correct. I couldn't find the exact image but I did find the image above. Note the fence and the shrubs behind the fence look the same in both images, so I had confirmation my original thought was correct, which  thenput my mind to rest.
    Lawrence
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 3,381 admin
    Nice work!  Did you find any other images of the house? I tried and it's a tough search!    

     I think that's Carmen Sternwood in her nice convertible, Bogart had a simple coupe. Great scene in the rain as Bogie stakes out the house. 
    Mark
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 3,381 admin
    edited December 2016
    Here's a neat diagram I found regarding the complexities of the character relationships in The Big Sleep. 
     

    Mark
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited December 2016
    Nice work!  Did you find any other images of the house? I tried and it's a tough search!    

     I think that's Carmen Sternwood in her nice convertible, Bogart had a simple coupe. Great scene in the rain as Bogie stakes out the house. 
     Best enlargement I could perform. I couldn't find any other images of the house also.

    Lawrence
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 3,381 admin
    edited December 2016
    Ok. A final 5 homes before the New Years festivities envelope the planet. 

    143-


    144-


    145-


    146-


    147-not a house, but a very large building...of course that might be quite obvious...



    Mark
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    # 143 is The Notebook ( 2004 ).

    # 146 is Mildred Pierce ( 1945 ).

    Other three no idea.

    Lawrence
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 3,381 admin

    Two more bulls-eyes, Lawrence!

    143-The Notebook-never seen the movie all the way from beginning to end, wife watches it and cries every time she watches it. It seems to be very good.

    146-Mildred Pierce-one of Curtiz's best! First film noir I ever saw.

    Mark
  • jayn_jjayn_j Member Posts: 481 ✭✭ One-Sheeter
    #145.  Clearly Back to the Future.
    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 3,381 admin
    145-correct, Jay. McFly's house from Back To The Future. 
    Mark
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 3,381 admin
    Ok. A final 5 homes before the New Years festivities envelope the planet. 

    144-


    147-not a house, but a very large building...of course that might be quite obvious...



    Last two still outstanding.
    Mark
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 3,261 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    147.  North by Northwest
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 3,261 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    144.  Meet the Parents?
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited January 2017
      I. While Mark reloads some classic noir.
    Lawrence
  • jayn_jjayn_j Member Posts: 481 ✭✭ One-Sheeter
    147.  North by Northwest
    I thought this one was a bit of a cheat since the building only appears during the opening credits and isn't really significant to the plot.
    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 3,381 admin
    Correct Ves! 
    144-Meet the Parents-very clever comedy. 
    147-North by Northwest-fantastic Grant and Hitchcock!
    Mark
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 3,381 admin
    jayn_j said:
    147.  North by Northwest
    I thought this one was a bit of a cheat since the building only appears during the opening credits and isn't really significant to the plot.
    Damn! I got caught cheating! 
    Actually, I had read previously about how the opening title sequence was groundbreaking-Saul Bass helped in its creation. And while I couldn't use an image of the credits-using Roger Thornhills office bldg would be fun. From the following article taken from Artofthetitle.com its actually the C.I.T Building.

    From artofthetitle.com
     >Perhaps the best way to frame Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller North by Northwest is to examine the least conspicuous word in its title: by. In the context of the film, ‘by’ represents a crossroads — a point of intersection between two paths that would otherwise never meet.

    Consider protagonist Roger Thornhill, played by Cary Grant — a playboy ad executive who lands himself in trouble when he is mistaken for a spy and kidnapped, throwing his life into chaos as he plays an increasingly dangerous game of cat and mouse with his abductors and the authorities. And it’s only because of this game that he meets Eve Kendall, played by Eva Marie Saint, a love interest who twice helps him evade capture.

    Intersections are further explored in the transient locations Hitchcock chose to shoot: downtown cross streets, trains, airports — even the infamous crop-dusting scene, which takes place quite literally at a crossroads.

    It is appropriate, then, that Saul Bass establishes this theme in both the tone and design of the main title sequence — his second Hitchcock outing, following Vertigo the previous year. Almost immediately, the open canvas of forest green is jailed by a series of intersecting lines, setting the ground rules for the sequence by corralling the sans serif title blocks into vertical columns, rising and falling as though tethered to one another.

    The sequence is split into three distinct tiers — the first being entirely graphic, with the titles superimposed over the gridded background. In the second, the graphics dissolve into the reflective façade of the C.I.T. Building in Manhattan — the location of Thornhill’s agency — perfectly mimicking its orthographic window framework. The third tier brings us down to ground level, observing the anonymous masses navigating the Big Apple.

    This progression from cold abstraction to perceived reality — symbolically reflected in the building’s façade — to up-close and personal parallels Thornhill’s journey through the film, mirroring both his plight and his changing identity over its course. It also draws the audience into human-scale conflict, where commuters do their best to ignore each other unless compelled otherwise, resulting in hostility. Bernard Hermann’s big, climactic score gives the sequence a sense of increasing urgency, turning up the volume in concert with the march of the crowd.

    Bass had experimented with graphic animation techniques as far back as The Seven Year Itch in 1955, but the title cards themselves had always remained static. North by Northwest is often credited as being the first sequence to use kinetic type — or simply, type in motion. It is also one of the first examples of situational type in film, where the text is integrated into the environment by matching its perspective, a technique famously revisited by Picture Mill for David Fincher’s Panic Room in 2002.

    Although Bass was already an established designer by 1959, North by Northwest is likely his first truly modernist title sequence, adopting a clean, minimal style and a veneer of graphic sophistication previously unseen in his title work or elsewhere in mainstream film. It’s a style that he carried into his next two projects, Psycho and Ocean’s Eleven, and would revisit almost 30 years later for Goodfellas in 1990.<

    Mark
  • jayn_jjayn_j Member Posts: 481 ✭✭ One-Sheeter
    Ok, ok, I take it back :)
    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
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  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    HONDO said:
      I. While Mark reloads some classic noir.

    Where are all the film noir fans?
    Lawrence
  • jayn_jjayn_j Member Posts: 481 ✭✭ One-Sheeter
    I think you missed on this one Lawrence.

    I had guessed the movie based on Ed Gein, the Wisconsin serial killer.  I see where you got the idea for the image, but this was never used in that film and the website only references that film as the fantasy home.  Actual home is in South dakota and the picture was taken in the 1970s.
    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 3,261 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    HONDO said:
    HONDO said:
      I. While Mark reloads some classic noir.

    Where are all the film noir fans?

    Are you thinking a film from 1947?
  • CharlieCharlie Member, Administrator, Moderator, Game Master Posts: 5,985 admin
    It's a farm house in South Dakota.  Did you get the right picture?  North by Northwest was shot there but I can't find a still with this abandoned farm house in it...
    That second mouse in the bowl of cream we call life...
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  • jayn_jjayn_j Member Posts: 481 ✭✭ One-Sheeter
    A pinterest post described it as the sort of house Lenny wanted in Of Mice and Men.  I assume that was what Lawrence was looking for.
    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 3,261 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
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