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6 hours ago, Fausterlitz said:

Patricia Neal in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)?

Yes, Patricia Neal and The Day The Earth Stood Still is correct

 Between takes, Patricia Neal said she was laughing. She admitted she thought the film would just be another silly scifi film and didn't realize that the film would become one of the most famous and best sci fi films ever made.She had a hard time saying " klatu harada nikto" without laughing.

Good thinking Fausterlitz, your thread.

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Thanks, Lavender Blue!

Next:

The following directors all remade their own films, in some cases nearly 30 years later.  How many of the originals and their remakes can you name?  (Note: in many cases, the remake has a different title than the original. Also, in every case the original is in black-and-white, and the remake is in color.)

Frank Capra

Cecil B. DeMille

John Ford 

Howard Hawks (not counting the strong influence of Rio Bravo on both El Dorado and Rio Lobo)

Alfred Hitchcock

Leo McCarey

Yasujirô Ozu

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1.  Lady for a Day (1933) & Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

2.  Ten Commandments (1923 & 1956)

3.   Red Dust (1932) & Mogambo (1953)

4.  Ball of Fire (1941) & A Song is Born (1948)

5.  The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934 &1956)

6.  Love Affair (1939) & An Affair to Remember (1957)

7.  A Story of Floating Weeds (1934) & Floating Weeds (1959)

 

 

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33 minutes ago, Peebs said:

1.  Lady for a Day (1933) & Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

2.  Ten Commandments (1923 & 1956)

3.   Red Dust (1932) & Mogambo (1953)

4.  Ball of Fire (1941) & A Song is Born (1948)

5.  The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934 &1956)

6.  Love Affair (1939) & An Affair to Remember (1957)

7.  A Story of Floating Weeds (1934) & Floating Weeds (1959)

Hey, Peebs, you got 6 out of 7!  #3 is incorrect (Red Dust was directed by Victor Fleming), but admittedly a bit tricky.  Hint: the original is a silent film, and the son of its lead actor appears in the remake.

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2 hours ago, Peebs said:

How about:

Three Godfathers 1948

Marked Men 1929

There ya go!  (Although Marked Men is 1919...also a lost film, as unfortunately are the majority of Ford's silents.)

Nice work as always, Peebs, and you are once again Master of the Thread.  🙂

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Thanks Fausterlitz (and MIles)!  Let's see how this goes. 

Saul Bass created distinctive opening credits for several classic movies.  Can you name the movies by the Saul Bass images below?

 

 

1. .  notcoming.com | Anatomy of a Murder: The Title Credits

 

 

2.  Saul Bass: Around the world in eighty days (1956) title sequence

 

 

3.  Vertigo (1958) - First computer animation ever! (HD) - YouTube

 

 

4.  Saul Bass: Ocean's Eleven (1960) title sequence + video

 

 

5.  Saul Bass: West Side Story (1961) title sequence + video

 

 

6.  Saul Bass | Seconds (1966) title sequence

 

 

7.   Digitally Recreated Saul Bass Inspired Titles - The Man with the Golden Arm  - YouTube

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F Scott Fitzgerald?

1. F Scott Fitzgerald and the Last of the Belles (1974)

2. Midnight in Paris (2011)

3. Last Call (2002)

4. F Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood (1975)

5. Genius (2016)

6.  Beloved Infidel (1959)

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Yes, Peebs, that's it!  For some reason four of these actors (Chamberlain, Hiddleston, Irons, Peck) are or were well over 6 feet tall, whereas Fitzgerald was only 5'8-1/2" (e.g., 6.5 inches shorter than Peck).  Hiddleston is probably the most similar-looking otherwise:

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Nice sleuthing, and your thread.  🙂

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Thanks, Fausterlitz!  I'd say of that list Jason Miller was the least obvious choice to play Fitzgerald. 

 

Next:   Same idea, what real life person did each of these actors play on tv or in  movies?

David Keith

Michael Shannon

Don Johnson  

Kurt Russell 

Jonathan Rhys Myers

 

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3 minutes ago, Peebs said:

Thanks, Fausterlitz!  I'd say of that list Jason Miller was the least obvious choice to play Fitzgerald. I

 

Next:   Same idea, what real life person did each of these actors play on tv or in  movies?

David Keith

Michael Shannon

Don Johnson  

Kurt Russell 

Jonathan Rhys Myers

 

Elvis Presley

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6 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

Who welcomed backed Elvis Presley from the Army by hosting a spectacular TV special for the rock and roll star? 

And what surprising thing did the host and the guest star perform to entertain the audience?

Frank Sinatra hosted Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley (1960).  The two sang a medley of each other's songs including Witchcraft and Love Me Tender.

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9 minutes ago, Peebs said:

Frank Sinatra hosted Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley (1960).  The two sang a medley of each other's songs including Witchcraft and Love Me Tender.

And it was a great show. Nancy couldn't take her eyes off Elvis and Sammy was there too.

Peebs, your serve.....

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Thanks, Princess.  That was fun one.   Here's a clip of their duet:

 

 

 

Next:  Elvis Presley first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on Sept. 9, 1956.  However, Ed Sullivan was not hosting that night.  He was in the hospital recovering from a serious car accident.  What rotund Oscar-winning actor was the guest host that night?  

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