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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

screencap Friday: what the flick? #12

Friday fun! Here’s a screen capture from one of the DVDs in my collection (and it’s definitely from a movie, not a TV show). Guess the movie for fun and, well, fun. No prizes, just bragging rights.



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  • JT

    American Psycho?

  • It looks like Hitchcock’s Psycho to me.

  • Looks kinda like Panic Room to me, but I don’t think that’s right.

  • Nathan

    for some reason it makes me think of Miller’s Crossing…

  • Well, that seems to be working…

  • MaryAnn, one thing I see right now that you might want to have them address: On a Mac, apostrophes are showing up as this little black sign with a question mark in it. Looks like the character set settings aren’t set correctly.

  • Ryan H

    Well, the apostrophes are showing up just fine on my Mac. Clayj, it might be either you font settings or your browser. If the browser you are using doesn’t support the site’s default font, it might be falling over to one that isn’t quite the right character set.

    And if MaryAnn’s test comment was spurred by the lack of guesses for this one, well what can I say? It’s a staircase. This is one of the most iconic and repeated shots in motion pictures. I know it looks tantalizing familiar to me, but I have no idea what it’s from.

    In completely unrelated news, with Doctor Who (and BSG!) starting up again in less than two weeks, any chance we could get episode reviews as they com out? I love your commentary but this business of having it come six months after the fact just doesn’t cut it.

  • Well, now that I look at it again, I know I am wrong. My monitor at work sucks!

    At a loss.

  • Sorry for the triple post above… the site acted like it wasn’t accepting my comments, so I had no idea they were showing up.

    As far as my fonts go, nothing has changed between now and previously, when the site was on the old web host. Not sure what’s going on, but wanted to alert MaryAnn of the potential problem.

  • MaryAnn

    I know about the weird characters — it’s definitely a function of something on the new host or the slightly newer version of Movable Type I had to upgrade to. I’m looking into a solution now.

    The test comment was merely a test comment to see if commenting was working again. It had nothing to do with spurring comments here. There haven’t been any comments anywhere on the site since sometime Friday afternoon, when my host hosed the site. I’ve been spending the entire weekend moving to a new host, which is where the weird-character problem started, and why have the content on every page (in the left and right columns) is missing.

    And no, no one has yet guessed what film the screencap is from.

  • Ide Cyan

    I’m thinking of The Frighteners, but I have no solid guess for this. Or, well, it’s so dark and the character’s hair is hard to make out, but it might be Willard?

  • MontyGurl

    It makes me think of The Others. Yes, that’s pretty much a random guess. This picture bothers me. The answer is on the tip of my mind but I just can’t quite get it.

  • “Vertigo”?

  • ariadne

    Amelie?

  • MaryAnn

    Nope, nope, nope.

  • Maura

    This shot is in every single movie set in an old house, ever. The Orphanage?

  • Is it Grosse Pointe Blank? (I swear that’s John Cusack!)

  • MaryAnn

    Oh, Lanna, you are *good.* It is not GPB but it *is* our boy John.

  • High Fidelity?

    (Yes, that would be the third guess!)

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