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MrWriteLA

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> What do the following have in common?

>

> The Body Snatchers

> The Alien Machine

> Farewell to the Master

> Who Goes There?

 

HINT: The following could also be added to the list:

 

The Midwich Cuckoos

I Am Legend

Flying Saucers from Outer Space

The Tempest

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They're all the original short stories for successful science fiction films of the 1950s.

 

The Body Snatchers: INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS

 

The Alien Machine: KRONOS (a guess on this one)

 

Farewell to the Master: THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

 

Who Goes There: THE THING

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Shoot. I tried and tried on this one and couldn't figure it out. Smarty!!

 

Ralph

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Correct!

 

Actually, The Alien Machine was the source for "This Island Earth" (though it would indeed have been the perfect title for "Kronos".)

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Who said it, and in what movie?

 

"I wouldn't have you if you were hung with diamonds...upside down!"

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I think this comes from another one of my guilty pleasures, Female on the Beach, Joan Crawford says it to Jeff Chandler. (very very dramatic, very very cheesy, I love it!)

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Excellent, gramdc! You nailed it!

 

Yes, that movie's one of my favorite Crawford camp-fests. I wish it were out on DVD.

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I should've added that the other four titles are also literature that became 1950s-'60s SF films:

 

The Midwich Cuckoos: VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED

 

I am Legend: THE LAST MAN ON EARTH and THE OMEGA MAN

 

Flying Saucers from Outer Space: EARTH VERSUS THE FLYING SAUCERS (another guess)

 

The Tempest: FORBIDDEN PLANET (though the link is rather more tenuous than most accounts would lead you to believe; the film, as a tale about jealousy, really owes more to Shakespeare's Othello.

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> I should've added that the other four titles are also

> literature that became 1950s-'60s SF films:

>

> The Midwich Cuckoos: VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED

>

> I am Legend: THE LAST MAN ON EARTH and THE

> OMEGA MAN

>

> Flying Saucers from Outer Space: EARTH VERSUS THE

> FLYING SAUCERS (another guess)

>

> The Tempest: FORBIDDEN PLANET (though the link

> is rather more tenuous than most accounts would lead

> you to believe; the film, as a tale about

> jealousy, really owes more to Shakespeare's

> Othello.

 

Your guess was correct, and I completely agree re: "Forbidden Planet."

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Okay, let's go for another "In Other Words" clue:

 

Pirate makes a schoolteacher wet; impotent baker picks up TV mom in bordello.

 

What film are we talking about?

 

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Sounds like Elmer Gantry.

 

Burt Lancaster as The Crimson Pirate

 

Jean Simmons in A Small Killing

 

Arthur Kennedy in A Summer Place (wild guess)

 

Shirley Jones from Partridge Family.

 

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I think this is "From Here to Eternity"

 

Burt Lancaster is The Crimson Pirate

 

Deborah Kerr is the schoolteacher in "The King and I" (set in the 1860s)

 

Montgomery Clift is the impotent baker in "Judgment at Nuremburg"

 

Donna Reed is the TV mom.

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In what TWO movies can you hear the line:

 

"It's my happenin', baby, and it freaks me out!"?

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> Nancy Reagan.

 

Er, no. Not quite that boggling.

 

HINT: The first use of the line was in 1970, the second in 1997

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See if you can follow this one...

 

What movie featured a fictitious award that inspired the creation of a real-life award of the same name...that was presented to the star of the movie 23 years later?

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