Looking for title of a film?

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Can't remember the title, name, actors or director of a film/short in the worlds of science fiction/fantasy?
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We welcome requests for film's names, but to help us with your query please try to provide as much information as possible:

Questions must have as much detail as possible, including:
  • Media (short/standard/epic film, black&white/colour )
  • Original year of release/airing, or at least when you have seen this work of fiction. "Saw when I was a child" is not as useful as "Saw when I was a child (early 1980s)"
  • Major themes
  • Plot (as much as you can remember)
  • Setting
  • Characters (names, descriptions)
  • Actors names
  • Director's name
  • The language of the film
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  • Target audience/age group
  • Ideas that you have already ruled out (for example, if you know the film was not directed by Kubrick, then tell us so that we can save time)
  • Try to put as much information in the title to the post as is reasonable.
If you don't know the release date, was it colour or black and white? It may have been old when you saw it.

If you don't know the title, do you remember anything at all about the name i.e. "I think the title had a Tiger in it."
Everything you remember helps.

f the film is eventually correctly found, please post again saying so (your thanks would be appreciated too) so that others can stop looking for it.

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If you can identify a film being searched for and you name it, please give the name and, if you wish, a link.
Please don't just say "here you are" and post a link.
There's more than one in this forum where people have done just that and, years down the line, the link is no longer valid, leaving the query unanswered again.


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Hi all,

I watched a film some time back where the rebel/soldiers "fell" through streets at sharp angles, I just cannot remember the films title.
 

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Hey everyone. I'm stuck on a film title. It's anime and possibly a Ghibli production. It's old, I think, 90's or thereabout. It's hauntingly beautiful like all Ghibli's but all I remember is giant waves crashing onto the shore. Are they living waves? I saw it once more than twenty years ago and immediately recorded it to my external hard drive. Then my external drive fried and took everything with it.
I've done the usual google search of all Ghibli films and nothing is ringing a bell. Damn my memory. Does anyone remember this film?

Mods. I know there's a separate thread for this, somewhere, but I can't find it. So feel free to move it if you wish.
 

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I dont recall that from any of the older Ghibli films.

The Red Turtle is only a few years old.
 

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Thanks, Guttersnipe. Sadly, not Ponyo. How can I be haunted by a movie that I can't remember? Grrrr. Bloody unreliable memory.
That's the word, isn't it? Haunted. I remember finding the movie beautiful, like all Ghiblis, and haunting. And another, grrrrr.
 

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I'm Looking for the title of a film

I think the lead actor was Ed O'Neil as the Father of a family, of shrimp fishermen who decide to go North because of rising temperatures. They travel in an old station wagen.And eventually go to Canada.

Can't find title.
 

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I’ve been searching for a particular film for decades but I haven’t mentioned it here because my memories are too vague. I only remember one scene and that it scared the beejeezus out of me (I was probably about six when I saw it). It’s one of those ’I’ll know it when I see it’ things.

Unfortunately, I’ve bought a number of films thinking ’this is the one’ only to be disappointed yet again. My latest theory is that it might be Roman Polanski’s Repulsion (I should have it soon). But no doubt it will turn out to be another wild goose.

I suspect a lot of movie searches may be based on memories as vague as my own.
 

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Just the back of a blonde woman’s head as she passes through double doors with circular windows (like fire doors or hospital doors). I’m pretty sure it was a psychiatric hospital. Other memories elude me but I remember being pretty frightened by the whole movie.

If you’re wondering what a six year old was doing at the movies watching this, here is my story.

We were on a family holiday (I’m pretty sure it was Dunkeld) and we went to the local cinema because it was showing King Kong versus Godzilla. Me and my younger brother moaned and whined about it until my parents cracked. When we got there, we discovered it was an X certificate (probably because of this other movie). My dad persuaded the ticket guy to let us in and we sat through this first feature. Once Kong started, I forgot all about the scary movie until about 20 years later and then I began to wonder what it was. I asked my mum and she remembers the film but not what it was called.
 

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We were on a family holiday (I’m pretty sure it was Dunkeld) and we went to the local cinema because it was showing King Kong versus Godzilla.

That's the 1963 film? Then it was an X certificate at the time. The rating of the other film would have been irrelevant.
 
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Here's a link to an unanswered film query
 

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Just the back of a blonde woman’s head as she passes through double doors with circular windows (like fire doors or hospital doors). I’m pretty sure it was a psychiatric hospital. Other memories elude me but I remember being pretty frightened by the whole movie.

If you’re wondering what a six year old was doing at the movies watching this, here is my story.

We were on a family holiday (I’m pretty sure it was Dunkeld) and we went to the local cinema because it was showing King Kong versus Godzilla. Me and my younger brother moaned and whined about it until my parents cracked. When we got there, we discovered it was an X certificate (probably because of this other movie). My dad persuaded the ticket guy to let us in and we sat through this first feature. Once Kong started, I forgot all about the scary movie until about 20 years later and then I began to wonder what it was. I asked my mum and she remembers the film but not what it was called.

I've had a poke about and found this:
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which appears to be part of someone's labour of love attempt to compile a database of such things. Unfortunately The Raiders the only film I can find released as a double bill with KK vs G is a western starring Robert Culp so I don't think that's the film you are looking for. I suspect the cinema you saw it in must have been an independent, (as you say 'local') cinema picking up films that had already done the rounds. Older cheaper movies they could put together as double bills rather than take whatever package of newer stuff the distributors were offering.

What year did you see it?

Could a Mod move these to the new thread?
 

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Maybe not the film I’m looking for but great work all the same @JunkMonkey
I’d searched for something like that list but couldn’t find anything. I’m impressed and amazed that you did:)

The year is the thing. I think I was about six, which would make it 1967 but I could have been older (maybe up to nine) so anywhere between 1967 and 1969. It definitely was not 1970 because that was the year I got my first ride in a plane (Comet) when we went to Malta.

Edit: I know it was a different time but I still find it difficult to understand why Kong vs Godzilla would be classified X
 
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Been looking further into Repulsion. It looks promising. I wonder if my memory plays tricks on me and I mistook a circular window in a door for this ‘eye’ shot?
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Maybe not the film I’m looking for but great work all the same @JunkMonkey
I’d searched for something like that list but couldn’t find anything. I’m impressed and amazed that you did:)

The year is the thing. I think I was about six, which would make it 1967 but I could have been older (maybe up to nine) so anywhere between 1967 and 1969. It definitely was not 1970 because that was the year I got my first ride in a plane (Comet) when we went to Malta.

Edit: I know it was a different time but I still find it difficult to understand why Kong vs Godzilla would be classified X


If it was 1967-9 then it was definitely a second run indy cinema. King Kong Vs Godzilla was made in 1962 got a BBFC certificate and release in the UK in 1963. THE best idea I can come up with is going through a local newspaper archive - you wouldn't have to go through the whole year just the times you were on holiday.
I did a quick look through The Glasgow Herald on Google (Google Books) which did list cinemas outwith Glasgow later on but no luck I'm afraid.
 

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Well it looks like my mystery film has been resolved. Repulsion arrived today and, after watching it, I’m pretty sure this was the movie I saw all those years ago. Of course, I was too young to understand what it was actually about but the images I recall were there but not in the way I expected. What I remembered was a lot of camera work looking over the protagonist’s shoulder (a blonde woman). That woman was Catherine Deneuve as Carol. The circular windows were door spy holes and, near the end, that speciific scene I remembered wasn’t a door with a window, it was a ceiling with a circular cornice around the light fitting (again looking over the shoulder of Deneuve). I’m about 80% certain this is the one and now declaring my search over.

Just as an aside, the plot regarding a woman repulsed by the thought of sex had an ending I thought ironic. The final shot is a close up of a family photograph in which we see the younger Carol glowering at her father. I suspect she was sexually abused by her father and this led to her sexual repulsion. I say Ironic given the fact that it was directed by Roman Polanski. Enough said in that department.
 

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