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Check This Out: The Guardian's Film Season Video Challenge

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September 24, 2010
Source: The Guardian

The Guardian's Film Season Video Challenge

I love these kinds of visual challenges. The Guardian recently debuted a fantastic viral video for what they're calling the "Film Season Video Challenge." The video contains various imagery designed to represent a certain movie and you're job is to figure out what movie that is. It's about naming 26 films in 85 seconds. In the short clip you'll notice sly nods to 26 movies - it'll make sense when you see it. And if you need more of a direction, just think of Pixar's UP and that floating house with balloons seen near the beginning will be your first answer. Now you need to watch this and figure out the rest of the movies on your own. Have fun!

If you want to actually participate in The Guardian challenge in hopes of winning the prize (although I think you have to live in the UK to win unfortunately), visit this page and you'll find the form to enter all 26 of the film titles. Winners will get copies of all 26 movies on DVD. I'm having trouble figuring out all of the names, but I love the animation they made for each of them, it's so fun to watch this and figure out what everything is. It reminds me of the Tron Legacy viral pixelated video game map or Empire's Cryptic Canvas, which have a similar name-this-film concept. Let us know if you figure out all 26 of these! So how many can you get?

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Reader Feedback - 21 Comments

1

i gotta watch that again that was so cool,0:32 looks like Indiana Jones,0:40 airplane,i saw the matrix at 1:00, gladiator at 1:08,1:12 looks very familiar,maybe borat at 1:14

Spider94 on Sep 24, 2010

2

I got 18 out of 26.

LW on Sep 24, 2010

3

I LOVE the transition from 0:27 to 0:28; subtle, sly and clever....I got either 19 or 21 (still not sure on 3 of them). I do think the one Alex used on the header is quite brilliant...p.s. it's not Captain America:)

Marc on Sep 24, 2010

4

😉 James Bond / Edward Scissorhands / Stalin / Up / Omen "Not so Sure" / Godfather / The Usual Suspects / The Birds / Back to the Future / The Big Lebowski / Indiana Jones 2 / ( ? ) / Airplane! / ( ? ) / The Shawshank Redemption / ( ? ) / ( ? ) / ( ? ) / The Blair Witch Project / Matrix / Pan's Labyrinth / Singin' in the Rain / Gladiator / The Silence of the Lambs / Borat / ( ? ) .

shero on Sep 24, 2010

5

By the way there is kind a ( Mulholland Drive ) atmosphere in the road move after that there is the flower flying from ( American Beauty ) but both of these may refer for another movies I am not so sure about both of these !!!

shero on Sep 24, 2010

6

im gonna try to fill in your gaps shero James Bond / Edward Scissorhands / Stalin / Up / Omen "Not so Sure" / Godfather / The Usual Suspects / The Birds / Back to the Future / The Big Lebowski / Indiana Jones 2 / ( ? ) / airplane/ barbarella (maybe?) / shaw shank / videodrome (maybe?) / (?) / sunset boulevard / blair witch / matrix / pans labrynth / Singin' in the Rain / Gladiator / The Silence of the Lambs / Borat / groundhog day

kyle on Sep 24, 2010

7

Passsion of the Christ?Delicatessen?..

Chev Chelios on Sep 24, 2010

8

Not Barbarella - One Million Years. And it is Mulholland Drive It was Raiders, not Indy 2 (which would be Temple of Doom) And for the first one, James Bond is not really a movie. Are they asking for a specific movie?

AJ on Sep 24, 2010

9

I think the crosses one is Life of Brian...the "ahhh" after the lightning strike sounds like something off the Monty Python soundboard. As far as Bond, I'd venture either Goldeneye or Goldfinger:P @7 I was thinking Delicatessen too

Marc on Sep 24, 2010

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#7 ^ AJ " It was Raiders, not Indy 2 (which would be Temple of Doom) " You are right ... I wrote it fast and I pushed 2 in place of 1 ... -------------------------------------------- #%5 kyle ^ videodrome (maybe?) ... There is a flag of Algeria on the tape !!! ... I don't know that yet !

shero on Sep 24, 2010

11

It's not Barbarella, it's One Million Years B.C.

M on Sep 24, 2010

12

Delicatessen after Indiana Jones

tms on Sep 24, 2010

13

American beauty before blair witch

tms on Sep 24, 2010

14

lost highway before sunset boulevard

tms on Sep 24, 2010

15

Goldfinger / Edward Scissorhands / Stalin / Up / (?) / Godfather / The Usual Suspects / The Birds / Back to the Future / The Big Lebowski / Raiders of the Lost Ark / Delicatessen / Airplane! / One Million Years B.C. / Shawshank Redemption / Hidden / Lost Highway / JFK? / Blair Witch / Matrix / Pan's Labrynth / Singin' in the Rain / Ben Hur / The Silence of the Lambs / Borat / Groundhog Day

Misha on Sep 24, 2010

16

Goldfinger / Edward Scissorhands / Stalin / Up / (?) / Godfather / The Usual Suspects / The Birds / Back to the Future / The Big Lebowski / Raiders of the Lost Ark / Delicatessen / Airplane! / One Million Years B.C. / Shawshank Redemption / Hidden / Mulholland Drive / American Beauty / The Blair Witch Project / Matrix / Pan's Labrynth / Singin' in the Rain / Ben Hur / The Silence of the Lambs / Borat / Groundhog Day

Misha on Sep 24, 2010

17

Number 3 is definitely Dr. Zhivago.

Louis on Sep 24, 2010

18

I got 21. The references to American Beauty & Blair Witch Project were awesome... lol James Bond Edward Scissors Hand Up The Godfather The Usual Suspects Alfred Hitchcokcs the Birds Back to the Future The Big Lebowski Raiders of the Lost Arch Airplane 100000 BC The Shawshank Redemption American Beauty Blair Witch Project Matrix Pans Labyrinth Singing in the rain Ben Hur Silence of the Lambs Borat Groundhog Day Couldnt solve the mustache, the russian reference, the three crosses with the lighting hitting one and those tapes ...

dreckent on Sep 24, 2010

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Number 16 is definitely Caché (Hidden) by Michael Haneke. The lead character keeps receiving mysterious videotapes in his mailbox and his adopted Algerian brother ends up being the one who sent them.

Louis on Sep 24, 2010

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1.goldfinger/2.edward sissorhands/3.dr zhivago/4.up/5.life of brian/6.godfather/7.the usual suspects/8.the birds/9.back to the future/10.the big leboski/11.raiders of the lost ark/12.delicatessen/13.airplane/14.million yrs bc/15. shawshank redemption/16.hidden/17.sunset boulevard/18.american beauty/19.blair witch project/20. the matrix/ 21.pans labyrynth/22.singing in the rain/ 23.ben hurr/24. silence of the lambs/ 25.borat/ 26.groundhog day.

Red_dead_Duvet on Sep 27, 2010

21

#20 ^ Red Dead ... Congratulation 😉

shero on Sep 27, 2010

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