Saturday, June 20, 2009

F&L

First and Last: the first image post titles (left) and the last image prior to 'the end' (right). Can you guess the movie?


Highlight for a clue (but try to guess without it)
The first image is preceeded by a title card which reads "Not East of Suez --- but South of Algiers". Cinematography is by George Barnes.

And if you give up here's a still which shows a very peculiar credit. Can you imagine all the funny / weirdness we'd have today if movies stopped to thank actors for favors and IOUs? (click to embiggen... but only if you've already given up). For fun in the comments, tell us which extra special thank yous you'd have liked to have seen in today's movies.


The answer is [please highlight]: SON OF THE SHIEK
previous first and last puzzles here

14 comments:

answer this said...

who are the people st the top of the page. I think the first on is scarlett johansson and I'm pretty sure the last on is susan surandon. The rest are familiar but I don't know. Someone please tell me!

pomme said...

rudolph valentino movie "the sheik"?

NATHANIEL R said...

answer this... across the top are

scarlett johansson, paul newman, claudette colbert, jean paul belmondo, debra winger and susan sarandon... but it changes every day or every other day ;)... i like to keep it a mix of stars from multiple eras.

Ann McD said...

Well I had to look it up based on all the clues you gave, but since I cheated I'll let someone else get it first who may actually know it. Pomme you were close.

Joe Shetina said...

Is that Son of the Sheik? I'm not really sure.

Kidman Winslet Hunter said...

I know this is out of the context but
Happy Birthday to Nicole Kidman!

NATHANIEL R said...

Joe... you got it right. Son of the Sheik

Anonymous said...

I thought for once I figured out who all the stars at the top of the page were, but alas who is this Jean Paul person? I thought that was "Oscar winner (cough cough)" Adrien Brody.

NATHANIEL R said...

well his face is very covered ;) Belmondo is a French star (Godard's Breathless being his most famous film)

The Know Nothing Know It All said...

Nathaniel...did you just use the word "embiggen"?

NATHANIEL R said...

i did

par3182 said...

it's a perfectly cromulent word

what's the story behind the agnes ayres thank you?

NATHANIEL R said...

i have no idea.

i just thought it was so peculiar... and immediately i started thinking of how many favors probably take place on every movie and what if we were privvy to them in credit form?

par3182 said...

google is my friend

she either had a very good agent or they felt guilty for making her play valentino's mother a mere five years after playing his lover