Thanks for your replies. A quick Catching Up with Posts ...
Well done, Will! I like How to Succeed in Business ... very much (Robert Morse in the photo) but haven't seen it since 1987. A very underrated musical by one of my favourite songwriters, Frank Loesser. Rudy Vallee was in that you know!
Didn't realise A Matter of Life and Death was filmed in 1945. So it came out a whole year after filming was completed?
Originally Posted by christoph404
The clue is in the title! Terrible film.
"Catcher in The Rye" appears in quite a few films ... very influential book!
Especially for John Lennon's murderer
Fahrenheit 451 has some of the most breathtaking images I've ever seen in films, even more so when you have time to study them during screencapping. Many of the books are shown for a split second before being picked up by brainwashed firemen or engulfed in the flames they've created. The first book that appears on screen, prominently at least, is Don Quixote by Cervantes:
Not another candidate for 'Anyone Recognise This Actor?'
Maybe Chris William as 'Trainee Black'?
Soon afterwards, many books are ruthlessly bundled into bags and emptied in the middle of a road.
A boy, who I think must be Kevin Elder, picks up one of the books and flicks through it. His father
takes it from him, under the watchful glare of Anton Diffring, and tosses it into the ready-to-burn
pile. And we then notice it's The Moon and Sixpence
- but what are the partially-obsured books?
I managed to capture this image, just before the Somerset Maugham book lands on top of them:
The Picture of Dorian Gray
, Tom Brown's Body
by Gladys Mitchell and something by Margaret Mead.
Can you identify the others? I'm not very happy about this strikingly individual film being remade
Moonfleet posted a photo from Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate
, which I don't know anything about,
but the book cover implies it's another witchcraft movie. A 'Rosemary's Baby
Special' is on it's way!
P.S . I've just noticed that the first capture, with the unknown fireman, is identical to the one on IMDb's page!