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On 7/18/2021 at 3:12 AM, hamradio said:

Never seen that movie, did it went to her head?

I was confused by this question too. What is "it" that you refer to? 

17 hours ago, hamradio said:

The expression "money going to people's head" like when Jonathan Whitaker won the $315 million dollar lottery.

The "clarification" is equally confusing. I don't recall a lottery in either 1941/2004 Million Dollar Baby movie, nor any Jonathan Whitaker charactor.

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4 hours ago, TikiSoo said:

 

I was confused by this question too. What is "it" that you refer to? 

The "clarification" is equally confusing. I don't recall a lottery in either 1941/2004 Million Dollar Baby movie, nor any Jonathan Whitaker charactor.

uh. that was a joke regarding the 1941 movie.  Really! :wacko:

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Risky Business

1939.  George Murphy, Dorothea Kent.  Radio commentator Dan Clifford takes desperate chances to save the life of a young girl who has been kidnapped.

1983.  Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay.  A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.

 

Safe

1995.  Julianne Moore.  An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity.

2012.  Catherine Chan, Jason Statham.  Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops.

 

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"Black Sunday" (1960)

Italian gothic horror film directed by Mario Bava in his official directorial debut, and starring Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani, Arturo Dominici and Enrico Oliveri. Loosely based on Nikolai Gogol's short story "Viy", the film takes place in Moldaviaand tells the story of a witch who is put to death by her brother, only to return two centuries later to seek revenge upon his descendants

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This scared the **** out of me when I was 7!! :angry:

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"Black Sunday" (1977)

Conspiracy to detonate the Goodyear blimp turned into a flying bomb over the Super Bowl.

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Whirlpool

1934.  Jack Holt, Jean Arthur.  Carnie owner Buck Rankin marries local girl Helen and plans to go straight  After a brawl ends up with a twenty-year sentence for manslaughter, Rankin forges a letter from the warden's office informing her he drowned while attempting to escape. Twenty years later Rankin, released from prison,  becomes a nightclub owner with ties to the mob. Helen's daughter Sandra, a reporter cognizes Rankin from a photo her mother kept, and father and daughter have a tearful reunion. Now Rankin must decide what to do: testify at a trial, exposing Helen as an unintentional bigamist, or refuse to testify, protecting Helen and Sandra but angering the mob.

1970.  Karl Lanchbury, Vivien Neves.  A rich older woman living in a country house brings home a new model to be photographed by a young enigmatic photographer who lives with her. The unsuspecting girl becomes entangled in a web of sex, abuse and death.

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Don't forget about the 1949 movie WHIRLPOOL with Gene Tierney, Jose Ferrer and Richard Conte.  Directed by Otto Preminger.  About kleptomania, hypnotism and, of course, MURDER!  😛

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9 minutes ago, Mr. Gorman said:

Don't forget about the 1949 movie WHIRLPOOL with Gene Tierney, Jose Ferrer and Richard Conte.  Directed by Otto Preminger.  About kleptomania, hypnotism and, of course, MURDER!  😛

I didn't list it because I felt it was a little too similar to the 1939 movie.  I'd substitute it, though.

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Little Old New York (1923) Marion Davies masquerades as her dead brother Pat O'Day to win an inheritance. The story of Robert Fulton's steamboat is a subplot.

Little Old New York (1940) Alice Faye stars as Pat O'Day in a love story with Fred MacMurray and Richard Greene as Fulton as the main plot.

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On 7/23/2021 at 11:30 PM, skimpole said:

This appeared in the last 48 hours or so:  https://www.msn.com/en-ca/entertainment/movies/20-very-different-movies-with-identical-titles/ss-AAMrzxF?li=BBqdc3x.

Apparently there are less famous version of The Wolf of Wall street, Iron Man, Suicide Squad and Men in Black.

Obviously piggy-backing on my inventiveness.  How are the movies different?

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Clash By Night

1962.  Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan.  A woman embittered by failed affairs returns home for a new start, but only finds more of the same.

1964.  Terrence Longdon, Jennifer Jayne.  A bus carrying prisoners on their way to jail, is hijacked by a gang, who want to free one of the passengers.

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Long Day's Journey into Night

1962  Adaptation of the classic drama by Eugene O'Neill directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Ralph Richardson, Katharine Hepburn, Jason Robards and Dean Stockwell

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2018

Ultra-romantic Chinese film directed by Bi Gan, notable for concluding with a fifty minute tracking shot as the protagonist wanders around a Chinese rust belt city at night.

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43 minutes ago, skimpole said:

fifty minute tracking shot as the protagonist wanders around a Chinese rust belt city at night.

 

Welll, if anything makes me want to NOT watch a movie at any time ever .... 

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We have the 1986 summer blockbuster hit TOP GUN with Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis + a buncha kool fighter jets and "Take My Breath Away" (by BERLIN). 

Then we have the 1955 Western TOP GUN which does not involve Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, kool fighter jets, Val Kilmer, Icemen, and it don't got no hit song or double negatives!  → Instead there is Sterling Hayden and he's a gunfighter (surprise!). 

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NIghtmare

1942.  Diana Barrymore, Brian Donlevy.  An ex-gambler helps a beautiful widow, and becomes involved with a murder, secret agents, and saboteurs.

2005.  Nicole Roderick, Jonatha Bates.  A director is forced to make a movie chronicling the horrific murders he believes he is committing.

 

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A Shot in the Dark (1935) The apparent hanging of a suicidal student is revealed to be murder, as he was already dead when the noose was placed around his neck, killed by a sharp needle that penetrated the back of his skull with great force.

A Shot in the Dark (2017) Despite a lifetime of adversity, a blind high school wrestler attempts to win a State Championship before the end of his senior year.

There are several other movies with the same title but they are in the same genre and have other similarities to the: 1935 movie.

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Certainty

2011.  Robert Arensen, Jo Armeniox.  In the big city a loving young couple Deb and Dom planning to get ready to marry seek guidance from the Catholic Church, which only brings out the true life problems they may encounter with each other and their friends.

2013.  Dean Mauro, Lou Fossessca.  Ralph Edwards has been offered a second chance by crime boss Mr. Luchino, a game of chess to wipe out his debt. What he doesn't know, and what he could never imagine is how much is really at stake.

 

Benefit of the Doubt

1984.  Paul Antony-Barber, Hetty Baynes.  An inexperienced young cricket umpire learns how to interpret the rules of the game (and the rules of life) from an irascible colleague.  (Okay, okay, it's a TV movie.)

1993.  Donald Sutherland, Amy Irving.  A convicted wife murderer returns 22 year later to seek revenge on the daughter who help convict him.

 

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54 minutes ago, slaytonf said:

Benefit of the Doubt

1984.  Paul Antony-Barber, Hetty Baynes.  An inexperienced young cricket umpire learns how to interpret the rules of the game (and the rules of life) from an irascible colleague.  (Okay, okay, it's a TV movie.)

1993.  Donald Sutherland, Amy Irving.  A convicted wife murderer returns 22 year later to seek revenge on the daughter who help convict him.

 

Ha ha ha yep, those sound like the sort of titles I would get confused wandering into Blockbuster circa 1999, then bring it home and start playing the movie and be all like "What the hell is THIS?"

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Casino Royale

1967.  Peter Sellers, David Niven, Ursula Andress, Deborah Kerr, Orson Welles, Woody Allen, and--oh, others.  James Bond saves the world--but not himself.

2006.  Daniel Craig, Eva Green.  James Bond saves the world--but not Vesper.

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I don't know if this violates the "rules" of the thread, since both of those movies are adaptations of the same source material, although the first one has a satirical bent.

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The point being that even with the same source, the two movies still couldn't be more different.

Besides, if I can't violate the theme of my own thread, what's the use of starting one?

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Atlantic City

1944.  Louis Armstrong, Paul Whiteman, Dorothy Dandrige, Belle Baker.  Vaudeville acts are re-created in the story of how Atlantic City became a famous resort.

1980.  Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon.  In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.

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