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August 11, 2008 7:02 AM   Subscribe

Can you guess these movies from just one letter of the poster? Empire has put together a little quiz to test your movie font knowledge. Guess the movies from just one letter in the film's poster title. Via Neatorama
posted by daHIFI (40 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
NO. I CAN'T.


"Sex AND the City"... dammit.. I always muck that one up...
posted by Debaser626 at 7:07 AM on August 11, 2008


I can't either, because spelling counts as does typing in the entire title, i.e., "Stanley Kubrick's Clockwork Orange".
posted by yhbc at 7:11 AM on August 11, 2008


I couldn't, because I've spent my life in (slightly) more fruitful, rewarding ways than scrutinizing and memorizing every letter on movie posters.
posted by DU at 7:20 AM on August 11, 2008


I got 9!
posted by ND¢ at 7:32 AM on August 11, 2008


Nine right, not I got the answer right to #9. I got nine answers right.
posted by ND¢ at 7:33 AM on August 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I rock?
posted by ND¢ at 7:35 AM on August 11, 2008


Hm. 21 right. This was harder than I thought after first look and I kind of collect movie posters...
posted by starzero at 7:38 AM on August 11, 2008


typing in the entire title, i.e., "Stanley Kubrick's Clockwork Orange

Or you could just type in A Clockwork Orange.
posted by billypilgrim at 7:41 AM on August 11, 2008 [3 favorites]


And I'm undeservedly pleased with myself for finagling 28.
posted by billypilgrim at 7:43 AM on August 11, 2008


nope. i sure can't. oh well, luckily that isn't a job requirement here.
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 7:44 AM on August 11, 2008


28 right. My co-workers pushed it up to 40.
posted by minifigs at 7:51 AM on August 11, 2008


An even dozen between the two of us, before I lost interest. Some of them are very picky, like 28 is obviously 101 dalmatians, but bugger if it would accept that.
posted by paisley henosis at 8:19 AM on August 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's working for me, paisley. Are you sure you weren't writing dalmations or something?
posted by ODiV at 8:49 AM on August 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


I was expecting they'd all be set in Trajan Pro.
posted by stopgap at 8:50 AM on August 11, 2008 [8 favorites]


I'm not blaming this as the reason I didn't do as well as I'd have liked, but I was a lot of these are photoshopped out of context (like, the saturday night fever one looks a little odd not being part of a larger 3-d graphic) which totally messes it up for me.

Okay, I'm totally blaming it.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 8:52 AM on August 11, 2008


The E in "Aliens"? Seriously?

Why do some of them keep the poster background, while others blank them out? Do it one way or the other, damnit.

just grumpy about only getting 18...
posted by GhostintheMachine at 8:57 AM on August 11, 2008


If you click on the letter you get the answer, which is good as I was getting annoyed with the 101 dalmations one and at least this confirms it was them being stupid.
posted by biffa at 8:59 AM on August 11, 2008


I got some of them!

Aren't you all excited about that?
posted by aubilenon at 9:24 AM on August 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Damn you stopgap. I wanted to make that joke.
posted by seanyboy at 9:51 AM on August 11, 2008


OK being a font freak does come in handy for once in my life. Did pretty well.
posted by bjgeiger at 10:14 AM on August 11, 2008


Biffa: I thought the same thing. Turns out the dog breed is spelled dalmatiAns not dalmatiOns
posted by arcticwoman at 10:33 AM on August 11, 2008


I couldn't, because I've spent my life in (slightly) more fruitful, rewarding ways than scrutinizing and memorizing every letter on movie posters.

Or, like most people, you'll just happen to recognize some of them.
posted by ORthey at 11:05 AM on August 11, 2008


#29? Seriously? WTF?
posted by grubi at 11:06 AM on August 11, 2008


It's working for me, paisley. Are you sure you weren't writing dalmations or something?

I even typed it out, spell checked it, cut and pasted, to make sure.
posted by paisley henosis at 11:43 AM on August 11, 2008


Ah bugger i reloaded it and it worked right off. I give up.

Fun idea, though.
posted by paisley henosis at 11:45 AM on August 11, 2008


I haven't clicked the link yet, but won't it be hard because they're all in Trajan?
posted by shakespeherian at 11:51 AM on August 11, 2008


Ghost in the machine: I actually got the E in aliens. I'm a big Aliens fan, but also, the typeface and the amount of space around the E are both clues if you remember how tracked out the title is on those posters.
Fun quiz. I spelled Shreck [sic] wrong.
posted by JBennett at 12:04 PM on August 11, 2008


I got them all! It's easy if you click on the letter for the answer!
posted by aftermarketradio at 12:05 PM on August 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


The movie is called "A hundred and one dalmatians". No numbers
posted by tehloki at 12:08 PM on August 11, 2008


"101 Dalmatians" works.

I got 13, I suck. I can't believe I missed Blade Runner and Terminator.
posted by Talanvor at 12:12 PM on August 11, 2008


40!! I'm excited! And pathetic! It's like winning and losing at the same time!
posted by tzikeh at 12:18 PM on August 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I probably would have got all of them, but the page didn't load. Yeah, I would totally have got all of them.
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:00 PM on August 11, 2008


How the hell does that thing work? It says to type in and press enter. I did that, and it didn't do anything.

I'm thinking this is yet another 'WOO WOO ONLY ON IE BUT WE DIDN'T TRY TO TELL YOU HA HA" kind of page.
posted by mephron at 3:35 PM on August 11, 2008


That was fun. Thanks.

I wasn't so good on more recent movies, but Saturday Night Fever? C'mon. That was the gimme (or Shrek). There were 10-11 that were pretty easy. Speed Racer, Sweeney Tood, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and Iron Man ... a little harder.

The "T" for Pretty Woman was tricky to spot cuz it wasn't vertical, and I could have sworn the "S" was Basic Instinct (although Showgirls was a smart 2nd guess). The Simpsons, West Side Story, Psycho, Pulp Fiction, and Bladerunner were also all pretty identifiable.

I got about 20.
posted by mrgrimm at 5:03 PM on August 11, 2008


I did pretty well when it came to movies that were released before 2001. That's when I last worked in a video store, so I saw all those boxes hundreds and hundreds of times during the execution of my duties. Anything released after that? Not a clue, except for the really obvious stuff. Go figure.
posted by cathodeheart at 5:22 PM on August 11, 2008


I got 20. I like that they included "M."
posted by brundlefly at 6:03 PM on August 11, 2008


I got 20 as well. Some I'm embarrassed I didn't know/were on the tip of my tongue, and some were as noted odd choices for lacking context or even photoshopping out the background. Some were blatantly obvious, and some just required a little close examination (i.e., Titanic is obvious as soon as you see the waves).

This was actually pretty fun.
posted by hincandenza at 8:04 PM on August 11, 2008


I got 6, but that's 6 more than I expected to get.
posted by MtDewd at 3:09 AM on August 12, 2008


I'm more than a little disappointed that I didn't get Vertigo, Schindler's List or Chinatown, but immediately recognized Showgirls.
posted by Who_Am_I at 2:21 PM on August 12, 2008


Hmm, a friend just sent me this, and I was all ready to send it up to the blue when I discovered it would have been a double.

I got 16.
posted by quin at 3:48 PM on August 25, 2008


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