Famous Objects from Classic Movies
February 28, 2011 3:40 PM   Subscribe

Famous Objects from Classic Movies, the game. [via smissmiss]
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse (61 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I see we have different ideas about what the word "classic" means.
posted by Nomyte at 3:47 PM on February 28, 2011 [11 favorites]


I'm with Nomyte--I went in expecting to see a sled. 30 questions in and I've seen a hacksaw, a hooker boot, and a hockey mask, but no sled.

Pretty, though!
posted by phunniemee at 3:51 PM on February 28, 2011


We have different ideas about what the word "object" means as well.
posted by tomswift at 3:57 PM on February 28, 2011


Well I liked it. Nice style and not too challenging. If I didn't immediately recognize the object I could usually guess enough letters to find a familiar-sounding title. Thanks for posting!
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 3:59 PM on February 28, 2011


Either we have different ideas about what "movies" means or I missed the one called Indiana Jones.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:03 PM on February 28, 2011 [5 favorites]


Yeah, no sled and no black bird, so far. And why is a black rectangle on top of a white rectangle supposed to suggest 'Memento'?

All in all, pretty cool, though.
posted by steambadger at 4:05 PM on February 28, 2011


Eh... it gives you too many lives. I've never even heard of "A Christmas Story" but a couple of random keyboard jabs and I could guess easily. It's hangman, basically.

Also I got one clue with a picture of a briefcase with F O R R E S T G U M P written under it. The answer was... er... Forrest Gump.
posted by afx237vi at 4:05 PM on February 28, 2011


The Memento one was a polaroid, I think.
posted by afx237vi at 4:06 PM on February 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ah. Okay, I get it.
posted by steambadger at 4:07 PM on February 28, 2011


interesting interface, but way too easy.
posted by rikschell at 4:08 PM on February 28, 2011


The sled is there.

I'm at 39 so far and I've guessed a number of movies that I haven't seen just by guessing the obvious letters. It's like hangman for people who need really good hints to do well at hangman.
posted by Dojie at 4:09 PM on February 28, 2011


Famous Artifacts, Entities or Abstract Representations from Movies Whose Possibly Abbreviated Title Most People Will Recognize Even If They Don't Think It Was All That Great, the game. frigging pedants
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 4:09 PM on February 28, 2011 [7 favorites]


Also, there is no actual milkshake in There Will Be Blood.
posted by Rangeboy at 4:10 PM on February 28, 2011


Well, come to that, there's no actual Maltese Falcon in The Maltese Falcon, either.
posted by steambadger at 4:11 PM on February 28, 2011


Well, come to that, there's no actual Maltese Falcon in The Maltese Falcon, either.

What?
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 4:16 PM on February 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I could've sworn that the one for Pretty Woman was for A Christmas Story. I spent a good ten, fifteen seconds confusedly thinking things like "Maybe it's just 'Christmas Story' rather than 'A Christmas Story'? But 'Christmas' wouldn't fit anyway...." Eventually I got that one via etaoin shrdluing.

Then, later, it turned out there actually was the one I was thinking of, for A Christmas Story.
posted by Flunkie at 4:21 PM on February 28, 2011


Many of these are great movies but "Classic" is not applicable to a lot of these.
posted by Verdant at 4:22 PM on February 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I like this, but one of the clues was a gun. A fucking gun? That's like every movie ever.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 4:23 PM on February 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


There are 78 in there.
posted by freshwater at 4:27 PM on February 28, 2011


There's no hockey mask in Friday the Thirteenth unless you're counting the recent reboot as a 'classic.' Jason doesn't get the mask until Part III.
posted by shakespeherian at 4:27 PM on February 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I went 70 - 7 thanks to my poor command of Asian cinema.
posted by chaff at 4:32 PM on February 28, 2011


--SPOILERS--

Why is there a small monkey wearing Captain America's helmet?
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 4:32 PM on February 28, 2011


The first object the game gave me was the DeLorean from Back to the Future. The second was the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters. I think this game was made specifically for me.
posted by Servo5678 at 4:36 PM on February 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


70-7. And CitrusFreak, that is not the bird you're looking for.
posted by longtime_lurker at 4:37 PM on February 28, 2011


Too many errors...'WALLE' with no space, 'Clockwork Orange' instead of 'A Clockwork Orange'.
posted by rocket88 at 4:38 PM on February 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also I got one clue with a picture of a briefcase with F O R R E S T G U M P written under it. The answer was... er... Forrest Gump.
That happened to me on several, but not on Forrest Gump.
posted by Flunkie at 4:40 PM on February 28, 2011


Well, come to that, there's no actual Maltese Falcon in The Maltese Falcon, either.

What?


It's a fake. The stuff that dreams are made of.
posted by steambadger at 4:42 PM on February 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


There's also no scroll in Ninja Scroll. Lots of ninjas, though. And, um, tentacles.
posted by kaibutsu at 4:42 PM on February 28, 2011


It's possible that the falcon shown during the opening credits to The Maltese Falcon is real.
posted by shakespeherian at 4:44 PM on February 28, 2011


It's possible that the falcon shown during the opening credits to The Maltese Falcon is real.

Yes, that's possible. I like to think not, though.
posted by steambadger at 4:46 PM on February 28, 2011


This game could be greatly consolidated if we could just find a picture of a MacGuffin.
posted by steambadger at 4:48 PM on February 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


Personally I don't believe the falcon even exists, or ever existed. It's much more cynical that way.
posted by shakespeherian at 4:49 PM on February 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I tend to immediately get the ones for movies I've actually seen, which is cool because I never really thought about how iconographic some of those objects are.

But I missed the one for Memento because the polaroid looked like a computer monitor.
posted by Nattie at 4:52 PM on February 28, 2011


I got 12 in a row and it made me sad. So I stopped... ::sigh::
posted by Splunge at 5:00 PM on February 28, 2011


Yeah, I thought the Memento one was a television, or perhaps a sandwich of some kind. I got it by using my +3 Ring of Hangman, but still...
posted by steambadger at 5:07 PM on February 28, 2011


I resent knowing all this -- I think I'll go fill up my head with information that resembles something useful...pretty, tho!
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 5:11 PM on February 28, 2011


It keeps getting stuck.

Pat, I'll take R,S,T,L,N and E.
posted by helmutdog at 5:11 PM on February 28, 2011


Who in the hell goes on the internet and admits to not having seen A Christmas Story?
posted by ethnomethodologist at 5:16 PM on February 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I got about 20 in, 3x A Christmas Story, 2v Inception, 2x Pretty Woman...nice try.
posted by lobstah at 5:20 PM on February 28, 2011


At least it's harder than those trivia questions they show before movies in theaters these days. It used to be a challenge sometimes, but now they ask you to identify a current release by a line that's used in the trailer.
posted by brundlefly at 5:20 PM on February 28, 2011


DAMMIT, so far the only one I blew was the original title for Fistful of Dollars (it's the one with the severed hand that is one word). That's cheatn' there, hoss.
Excellent way to waste time before Castle is on.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 5:45 PM on February 28, 2011


I got sixty-four right. I feel I should have done better.
posted by hot soup girl at 6:17 PM on February 28, 2011


I can't get it to work. It just keeps showing me the same picture over and over unless I close the window and open it back up.
posted by P.o.B. at 6:36 PM on February 28, 2011


I can't get it to work. It just keeps showing me the same picture over and over...

Groundhog Day?
posted by rocket88 at 6:41 PM on February 28, 2011 [9 favorites]


Famous MacGuffins from Movies You've Seen On Cable
posted by littlerobothead at 6:59 PM on February 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


53:25. Screw you guys, I'm going home.

(Cool quiz!)
posted by archagon at 7:14 PM on February 28, 2011


The helicopter by itself?? I get it, but there are about 50 things I think of with that movie before a helicopter. I really don't understand what the Fight Club one is supposed to be (yeah it's probably obvious, but I haven't seen it) but lucky for me it came up about 10 times, so my score went up by 9 right there. Nice interface and kinda fun though.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 7:16 PM on February 28, 2011


And 64 is bad? Whenever these sorts of quizzes come up, the comments make me think that everyone on the internet has seen every movie and TV show, ever.
posted by archagon at 7:17 PM on February 28, 2011


The inclusion of Snatch leads me to believe that the individual responsible is a guy in college right this very minute, because who cares about that movie except a guy in college right this very minute?
posted by shakespeherian at 7:20 PM on February 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Movies.Objects.Hangman.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 7:46 PM on February 28, 2011


I really don't understand what the Fight Club one is supposed to be

I think it's a cake of soap, but I spent like five minutes trying to think of a movie with a book that had bubbles coming out of it. I did not succeed.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 8:27 PM on February 28, 2011


Fight Club is definitely a cake of soap. That's one of the few I got without having to resort to typing in vowels then guessing.

AEIOU, I love you.

(63-15, incidentally. I don't watch movies much, but I do know how to spell.)
posted by Jilder at 9:39 PM on February 28, 2011


Jeeeeezus. TIME SUCK. Thanks.
posted by New England Cultist at 12:14 AM on March 1, 2011


Way too easy if you know ETAION SHRDLU.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 2:07 AM on March 1, 2011


So its just me that's had Silence of the Lambs five times in a row? You're not all part of some plot to see how many times I would type it before moving on?
posted by biffa at 2:24 AM on March 1, 2011


ethnomethodologist: Who in the hell goes on the internet and admits to not having seen A Christmas Story?

Me, although it turns out I have seen it, or at least bits of it, but I just didn't know what it was called. Reading its Wiki entry, I'm blaming the fact that it seems to have a big cult status in America with 24 hour TV screenings and so on... it's not really a big Christmas film here in the UK.
posted by afx237vi at 5:16 AM on March 1, 2011


I like it.

Glad nobody came into my office when Clockwork Orange popped up though.
posted by caddis at 6:34 AM on March 1, 2011


Glad nobody came into my office when Clockwork Orange popped up though.

I see what you did there.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 7:18 AM on March 1, 2011


Hell yes leg lamp!
posted by WinnipegDragon at 8:46 AM on March 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


How are you people getting different objects? Today its just back to the future again and again.
posted by biffa at 1:25 PM on March 1, 2011


Hey everyone, I made this (along with two other folks). To those who were getting the same movie over and over, that was an IE8 issue that should be fixed now, if you feel like trying again.

And I have to say, of all the comment threads about FOfCM I've seen, this is by far the most pedantic one in regards to the definition of classic/object/movie etc. I love it. :)
posted by eoligarry at 8:45 AM on March 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


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