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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:00 am 
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Donald Brown wrote:
It's an opening in the ground, edged by a couple of cracks. Let's start thinking of what that might indicate.


Is that what people are calling blood? I thought that was for a gate of hell kind of thing - looks like an opening in the ground with smoke coming out.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:05 am 
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wouldn't the "silent" guys with the knives indicate a silent film of some kind? That's beyond my purview, but feels like something French for some reason by the way the guys are drawn. the knives are clearly the most important part there. 4 guys, 3 knives, and one silent leader who looks sort of French?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:06 am 
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HistoryProf wrote:
Donald Brown wrote:
It's an opening in the ground, edged by a couple of cracks. Let's start thinking of what that might indicate.


Is that what people are calling blood? I thought that was for a gate of hell kind of thing - looks like an opening in the ground with smoke coming out.

Could it be a meteorite from Armageddon?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:08 am 
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I can't tell the real guesses from the joke guesses anymore. :(


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:10 am 
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HistoryProf wrote:
wouldn't the "silent" guys with the knives indicate a silent film of some kind? That's beyond my purview, but feels like something French for some reason by the way the guys are drawn. the knives are clearly the most important part there. 4 guys, 3 knives, and one silent leader who looks sort of French?

I thought it was Cure.
*Spoilers Ahead*
The 4 guys:
The guy from the beginning of the movie
The guy who jumps out the window
The nurse
The cop
Xs play a big part in the film.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:12 am 
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Jeff wrote:
I can't tell the real guesses from the joke guesses anymore. :(

To be honest my Armageddon guess wasn't a joke.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:20 am 
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Actually it looks like it could be a map of France with the top part burning - PARIS IS BURNING?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:25 am 
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Donald Brown wrote:
It's an opening in the ground, edged by a couple of cracks. Let's start thinking of what that might indicate.


Maybe a grave? Since they teased Inside Llewyn Davis, maybe that's for Blood Simple? Tho it is missing the shovel...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:36 am 
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Donald Brown wrote:
It's an opening in the ground, edged by a couple of cracks. Let's start thinking of what that might indicate.

Maybe. Or it could be something that is partially buried.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:07 am 
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Are we sure that's an eye on the fishing line? It sure looks like two small planets or suns and a moon to me. Could that be the clue for Two Days One Night? It also resembles a bug as well...

I'm just not convinced it's an eye. Sorry if someone else has pointed this out.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:09 am 
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Are we sure that's an eye on the fishing line? It sure looks like two small planets or suns and a moon to me. Could that be the clue for Two Days One Night? It also resembles a bug as well...

I'm just not convinced it's an eye. Sorry if someone else has pointed this out.


It has eyelashes, dude. It's an eye.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:46 am 
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It's simple all we need to find is a film shot with a fish-eye lens. (Other than Seconds)
or...there's Hook-eye = Hawkeye= Last of the Mohicans (Tourneur or Mann)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:35 am 

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The lady with the flowing hair looks for all the world like Naussica, but I can't imagine Disney outsourcing to them, much less being able to let Ghibli do it. The two suns make me even more depressed that the original Star Wars still isn't out there :( :p. They could signify Linklater's trilogy, but it's more likely that they're Two Days, One Night. Can't believe I had to have someone point out The Fisher King to me, but yeah, that must be what that is. Inside Llewn Davis is a bit odd, that's a fairly recent release and the Coens don't tend to do many extras. Clock could be After Hours. I was thinking maybe The New World for some of the colonial-looking stuff. Can't figure out anything else for the life of me.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:41 am 
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I'm now sure we've been overthinking the soldiers as being their own clue: without anyone distinctive amongst the group, like a Napoleon, a Barry Lyndon or a Hawkeye from Michael Mann's Last of the Mohicans, then they're probably just the guys who came over in the New World ship moored in the distance.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:59 am 
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CSM126 wrote:
Harmonov wrote:
Are we sure that's an eye on the fishing line? It sure looks like two small planets or suns and a moon to me. Could that be the clue for Two Days One Night? It also resembles a bug as well...

I'm just not convinced it's an eye. Sorry if someone else has pointed this out.


It has eyelashes, dude. It's an eye.


Still not convinced.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:19 am 
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I loved Inside Llewyn Davis. An odd choice since there's already a decent BD of it available. It'll be interesting to see what extras Criterion comes up with.

I'm terrible at guessing these drawings, but I'll give it a shot.

The splotch under the bridge reminds me of either lava (Under the Volcano upgrade?) or ice (Altman's much-maligned Quintet?).

Could the car on the bridge be a clue for The In-Laws or The Out of Towners? Really random, I know.

Definitely going with the guesses that the eyeball is for One Eyed Jacks. But could it also be a clue for a Bunuel early films set that includes Un Chien Andalou (hence the eyeball), L'Age D'or and Las Hurdes?

The odd looking group chasing Harold Lloyd looks like The Brood. And that has been in the Criterion pipeline for a while.

No idea what the group with masks and knives could be.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:44 am 
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I feel as if the woman below the bridge has a dignified pose, but with her flowing blonde hair she could not be Joan d'Arc. At least not likely the Joan of Arc adaptation already in the Collection. Someone posted earlier about the possibility of this clue representing Jane Fonda as Barbarella. Although I am not convinced she is Barbarella, if you view this female figure withinin that context, then the badly-rendered ground goop to her right could be the Mathmos. Mathmos being the steaming lava-like weird plasma-ness which figures significantly into the second half of the Vadim film. For that matter, it could also be the hole in the ice floes of the Forrest of Weir beyond SoGo where Barbarella uses her "terra-screw" to avoid crashing. I am trying to avoid convincing myself that these are correct guesses because I can't imagine that Paramount would let Criterion have this.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:53 am 
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britcom68 wrote:
the badly-rendered ground goop to her right could be the Mathmos

This is the most coherent explanation yet. Now, if you can solve the riddle of the rose, I think we can call this thread done!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:06 pm 
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To review, I'll eat my shoe if these aren't the answers to this year's Wacky Drawing:
Suns/Moon - TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
House - MOONRISE KINGDOM
Boat - THE NEW WORLD
Kids on bridge - THE BROOD
Bridge - Koker Trilogy
Car - Wim Wenders' Road Movie(s)
X-Mouthed Knife-Wielders - THE CURE
King in boat - THE FISHER KING
Eyeball - ONE-EYED JACKS
Guy with cart - THE MERCHANT OF THE FOUR SEASONS
Guy with plans - A MASTER BUILDER
Llewyn Davis - INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
Harold Lloyd - SPEEDY
Woman with weapons standing next to Mathmos - BARBARELLA

The only things I'm unsure about:
clock (AFTER HOURS or ONE, TWO, THREE)
cloud (the Assayas film)
river (if it's even significant)
rose (I can't imagine it's the Bette Midler film)
18th Century soldiers (maybe NAPOLEON or BARRY LYNDON or LES MISERABLES)
architect's plans (SPINAL TAP)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:11 pm 

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Has anyone noticed at the end of the bridge closest to the bottom of the picture what appears to be a vent blowing those papery strands that are often tied to vents. Must be something but I'm stumped.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:24 pm 
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No I'm certain that the bridge is unfinished, and the "papery strands" are in fact the internal parts of the bridge sticking out.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:31 pm 
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The steel rods in reinforced concrete, I believe...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:34 pm 
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Minkin wrote:
Unfinished / destroyed bridge (that's rebar, not weeds growing out the end of it btw! + if it is rebar - that indicated the bridge has been destroyed, not just uncompleted :P ) - Koker Trilogy?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:47 pm 
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Yes, that was my line of thinking indicated some posts back...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:50 pm 
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ptatler wrote:
18th Century soldiers (maybe NAPOLEON or BARRY LYNDON or LES MISERABLES)

I feel like if it were Napoleon, the solider in the lead would be noticeably shorter than the rest of the army.


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