A Movie Montage For Spring

Maybe it’s that fresh smell in the air…Maybe it’s that warm breeze that occasionally wafts by that signals the end of the long winter those of us in the colder climes have had…Hell, maybe it was just the Super Moon, but the arrival of Spring has given us all here the urge to DANCE!

Yes, dance. Set to the tune “Cineramascope” by the monster groove band Galactic (from New Orleans), the following video is a compilation of dancing clips from a diverse set of films. We avoided too many “professional” dancers in the clips in order to get things closer to how we here in the RowThree offices are celebrating the arrival of Spring.

This time we’re leaving off the movie titles at the end, so start guessing. There are obvious and non-obvious titles alike, so use the Comments section to list where the clips came from and we’ll keep a running tab to see who gets the most right. As with the Screenshot quizzes (also about to come back out after a lengthy hibernation), the winner will be rewarded with our greatest gift – respect.

 

 

Film titles (and those who guessed them):

1. Dickson Experimental Sound Film (TORO913)
2. Duck Soup (Jandy)
3. Young Girls Of Rochefort (Jandy)
4. Funky Forest (Andrew)
5. Funky Forest (Andrew)
6. UHF (Aaron)
7. Moulin Rouge (Dave)
8. The Social Network (Jandy)
9. Caddyshack (David)
10. Toy Story 3 (Jandy)
11. How To Succeed At Business Without Really Trying (TORO913)
12. Detective Bureau 2-3: Go To Hell Bastards! (no one)
13. How To Succeed At Business Without Really Trying (TORO913)
14. Soul Kitchen (Dave)
15. Ten Nights Of Dreams (no one)
16. Animal House (David)
17. Revenge Of The Nerds (Kurt)
18. School Of Rock (Jandy)
19. The Big Lebowski (Jandy)
20. Austin Powers (no one)
21. Adventureland (no one)
22. Blazing Saddles (Aaron)
23. Napoleon Dynamite (Jandy)
24. Southland Tales (Kurt)
25. 8 1/2 (Marc)
26. How To Succeed At Business Without Really Trying (TORO913)
27. Takeshis’ (no one)
28. The Big Lebowski (Jandy)
29. Strictly Ballroom (no one)
30. Drop Dead Gorgeous (David)
31. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Jandy)
32. Black Orpheus (no one)
33. How To Succeed At Business Without Really Trying (TORO913)
34. Nights Of Cabiria (Jandy)
35. 8 1/2 (Marc)
36. Peeping Tom (Dave)
37. Meet The Baron (no one)
38. Funky Forest (Andrew)
39. Only Human (no one)
40. Broadway Rhythm (no one)
41. Detective Bureau 2-3: Go To Hell Bastards! (no one)
42. Top Secret! (Kurt)
43. 8 1/2 (Marc)
44. Citizen Kane (Marc)
45. Miracle Of Morgan’s Creek (Jandy)
46. Citizen Kane (Marc)
47. Princess Raccoon (no one)
48. 8 1/2 (Marc)
49. The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension (Dave)
50. La Strada (Jandy)
51. Zatoichi (Marc)
52. Blazing Saddles (Aaron)
53. Bring It On (Jandy)
54. Revenge Of The Nerds (Kurt)
55. O Brother Where Art Thou? (Jandy)
56. How To Succeed At Business Without Really Trying (TORO913)
57. Revenge Of The Nerds (Kurt)
58. Monty Python And The Holy Grail (Jandy)
59. Real Genius (no one)
60. Top Secret! (Kurt)
61. Top Secret! (Kurt)
62. Drop Dead Gorgeous (David)
63. Monty Python And The Holy Grail (Jandy)
64. Boogie Nights (Jandy)
65. Zatoichi (Marc)
66. Good News (Jandy)
67. Young Girls Of Rochefort (Jandy)
68. Donnie Darko (David)
69. Funky Forest (Andrew)
70. Detective Bureau 2-3: Go To Hell Bastards! (no one)
71. The Big Lebowski (Jandy)
72. Southland Tales (Kurt)
73. Youth Of The Beast (no one)
74. Strictly Ballroom (no one)
75. Mic Macs (Dave)
76. Monsoon Wedding (no one)
77. Black Orpheus (no one)
78. Bring It On (Jandy)
79. Head (no one)
80. House Of The Devil (Aaron)
81. The Loved One (no one)
82. Modern Times (Jandy)
83. Ghostbusters (David)
84. A Christmas Story (Aaron)
85. Grosse Pointe Blank (Dave)
86. Airplane! (David)
87. Better Off Dead (no one)
88. Boogie Nights (Jandy)
89. How To Succeed At Business Without Really Trying (TORO913)
90. Airplane! (David)
91. Funky Forest (Andrew)
92. I Love You, Man (TORO913)
93. Russian Ark (Marc)
94. Face In The Crowd (no one)
95. Triplets Of Belleville (Jandy)
96. Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (Jandy)
97. Only Human (no one)
98. Toy Story 3 (Jandy)
99. Taste Of Tea (no one)
100. Funky Forest (Andrew)
101. Duck Soup (Jandy)

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Jandy Hardesty
Admin

That was pretty freaking awesome, Bob! Just on a first runthrough I saw:

Duck Soup
The Young Girls of Rochefort
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
School of Rock
Napoleon Dynamite
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Nights of Cabiria
La Strada
The Big Lebowski
O Brother Where Art Thou
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Boogie Nights?
Good News
The Gay Divorcee
Bring It On
Modern Times
Triplets of Belleville

What I didn’t see…Band of Outsiders. 🙁 Just kidding, aside from that, this was fantastic! Definitely brought a smile to my face. Now I can’t decide whether to go ahead and work on a post I’ve been halfway formulating about dancing in non-musical movies, or hold off for a while, because you’ve got a bunch of them right here!

Jandy Hardesty
Admin

Hmm…I was kind of on a limb with The Gay Divorcee one – I thought the shadow clip was from that. I kind of agree, the Band of Outsiders clip is paced differently than the rest, so I was kind of wondering if it would fit or not. But I love it SO much. 🙂

Andrew James
Admin

Saw a little Funky Forest in there too. Nice touch Bob.

That was great and you’re right – very “Spring in your step!”

Marc Saint-Cyr
Editor

Wow – another stellar job, Bob! I must say you’re quite gifted at these things…

Glad to see you include 8 1/2 and Zatoichi, to add to the ones Jandy has already guessed. I’ll throw in one last title – Citizen Kane, with that random shot (of the dude with his eyes shut tight) that gets a little chuckle out of me every time I watch it.

Regarding my own favorite cool-as-hell dance scene from French cinema, I was almost expecting to see Denis Lavant’s crazy dance at the end of Beau Travail. But I ain’t complaining – thanks for another sweet montage!

David Brook
Admin

As awesome as ever. I got as far as capturing about 3 clips for my martial arts montage. It takes so long to find the right clips, I don’t know how you do it! I’ll try and get back into it one of these days.

A couple that on first glance I noticed people had missed:

National Lampoon’s Animal House
Caddyshack
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Donnie Darko
Ghostbusters
Boogie Nights
Airplane!
From Russia With Love (? Not sure on this one – but one clip reminded me of a Bond Film)

David Brook
Admin

I thought it was a long shot, it was the bellydancer/gypsy clip towards the end.

Kurt
Guest

Digging the Nights of Cabiria and the closing scene of Zatoichi

What is the B&W Japanese film with the bird-like dancing?

Oh, and i thought I spotted some TOP SECRET! in there too.

toro913
Guest

How to succeed in business without really trying is in there a few times.

Kurt
Guest

And nobody mentioned REVENGE OF THE NERDS, it’s in there twice.

Kurt
Guest

ahem. Southland Tales.

Aaron
Guest

UHF!

Jandy Hardesty
Admin

Is that Confessions of a Dangerous Mind towards the end?

Aaron
Guest

On further inspection:

Blazing Saddles
The House of the Devil
A Christmas Story

Marc Saint-Cyr
Editor

Got some Russian Ark towards the end there – classy!

David Voigt
Guest

Gotta add Moulin Rouge(Lurhmann version), Peeping Tom and The Adventures Of Buckaroo Bonzai Across The 8th Dimension

Bob Turnbull
Guest

Nice catches by Marc and Dave…The list is filling in. I’ll probably fill in the rest sometime tomorrow, so get your last guesses in now…

Marc Saint-Cyr
Editor

Ah yes, Moulin Rouge! I thought I recognized that moustachioed guy from somewhere…

David Voigt
Guest

Add Soul Kitchen and Grosse Pointe Blank

toro913
Guest

1. Dickson Experimental Sound Film
92. I Love you, Man

David Voigt
Guest

Animatrix, Kingpin(?), Micmacs

David Voigt
Guest

Yeah, Kingpin and Animatrix were hail mary guesses, the rest has got me stumped

David Brook
Admin

There were a couple more that I vaguely recognised, so here are my wild guesses:

21: Last Days of Disco?
29: A Life Less Ordinary?
81: The Apartment?

37 and 74 are driving me mad because I’m sure I recognise them but can’t think what they are.

Is there any West Side Story in there too or am I just clutching at straws? 🙂

Jandy Hardesty
Admin

Two more guesses:

12 – On the Town?
45 – Miracle of Morgan’s Creek? I’m 78% sure that’s Betty Hutton.

Ditto Dave on 37 and 74. 37 has to be a 1930s Warner musical, right? RIGHT? And 74 is the one I thought was Gay Divorcee, even though as I look closer, the shadows don’t match Astaire’s cutouts in there. But I’m pretty sure I’ve seen both those films.

Jandy Hardesty
Admin

Aargh. Everything I thought of based on your clues for #37 are cut out by one of your other clues.

I have trouble choosing between The Lady Eve and Sullivan’s Travels for Sturges. But I’ve watched The Lady Eve way more times, so I guess I’ll give it the edge. Plus, Barbara Stanwyck. Miracle I like, but I find Hutton a bit grating.

David Brook
Admin

Ha! Thought as much. I’ll probably kick myself once you reveal them.

David Voigt
Guest

DAMN that was Adventureland?…it was buggin me…the Austin Powers clip was a case of it being too obvious we all over thought it

Jandy Hardesty
Admin

Well, I did have a major advantage of getting my answers in first…I took all the obvious ones. 🙂 Will have to rewatch when I get back to a computer and check out the ones we didn’t get.

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