rubyfruit76's profile
Champion

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Mon, Jun 25, 2018 9:04 AM

Live Poll: Ordinary Objects You'll Never See in the Same Way Again

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls021368151/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/pLDkKtilAkk/

What ordinary object will you never see in quite the same way as you did before seeing a particular film or scene in a film?

*Suggestions, as always, are very welcome. Thank you!*

Feedback requested: If I find other examples like 'It's a Wonderful Life,' do movies like that fit? (If I can't find similar examples, I'm assuming that it would seem strange among scary, odd, or disturbing scenes.)

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Thank you, Dan, x 4! I'll start adding as soon as I have a minute.

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

The bone was added, although it took me forever to decide on which photo to use -- they're both such iconic images.
Now I'm doing the same thing with 'Singin' in the Rain,' debating what picture to use. :)

2.8K Messages

 • 

78.1K Points

3 y ago

One minor correction: that is not a butterfly in “Silence of the Lambs”. That is a death head’s moth.

Scissors or shears from “Deal M for Murder”.

But the IMDb just doesn’t have that picture. Or at least a good one of the guy with the scissors sticking out of his back. I think you would remember this: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LBoL2vM...
Also add a telephone. But there are other movies had that better - like “Sorry, Wrong Number” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040823/...
Or a cellphone or phone booth: Phone Booth
I second all of Dan’s picks.

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Oh yeah, you're right, that is the death head moth. Since that's quite as commonly known as a butterfly, I'll look for a photo from the film with a butterfly. 

The scissors are a great idea! Thanks for the photo. I can upload that to IMDb. :)

I also like the phone booth idea -- and Dan's picks and several others that came after. I'll start adding soon. 

2.7K Messages

 • 

70.7K Points

Death head moths AREN'T common.  That's literally why they were an extremely important forensic plot point.

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Yes, they're certainly not and that's why I'll look for a photo of a butterfy; the omission of the word "not" was a typo. 

142 Messages

 • 

4.3K Points

Anther Silence point - liver was the least affected by its film. That stuff was already a blight on one's dinner plate decades before the movie.

Champion

 • 

3.7K Messages

 • 

232.5K Points

3 y ago

A great idea for a poll, but I can't quite capture what I wanted for FYC. Hopefully I will remember in a day or two... 

1K Messages

 • 

46.6K Points

3 y ago

If I understand your intention right, this poll by Elmo could have interesting additions for you (especially the plastic bag, the snow globe, the baby carriage, the feather, the hat, the coffee mug, the bottle):
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls063977152/?ref_=ls_mv_sm

Also FYC:

A balloon in M (1931)
A door knob in Home Alone (1990)
An ice pick in Basic Instinct (1992) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103772/mediaviewer/rm484720896

Would a glass of milk count? (either in Suspicion, A Clockwork Orange or Inglourious Basterds)

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Oh my gosh, a glass of milk is a great idea. 'Not too many things more ordinary that that and it's used to such great effect in all three of your examples. 

And thank you for your other suggestions and for reminding me of Elmo's poll. That was very helpful. :)

I can't wait to start adding all of these suggestions!

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

I uploaded images for the balloon in 'M,' the glass of milk in 'IB' ('couldn't find a workable one from 'Clockwork'), and an ice pick in 'Instinct.' I think some of them should be easily approved and crop well. Thanks, again, alb.

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

The images I uploaded for the balloon in 'M' and they never appeared, very unfortunately. I added the the others, though; thank you!

Champion

 • 

4.3K Messages

 • 

88.6K Points

3 y ago

I think you should change The Shining to isolated hotels - the story would still work in a modern hotel in such an isolated area, but it would not work in an old hotel in a urban area.

FYC:
A spinning top - Inception
A white hockey mask - Friday the 13th
A Wilson brand volleyball - Cast Away
A dentist's drill - Marathon Man
A chess board - The Seventh Seal
Reese's Pieces - ET
An '80s era alarm clock - Groundhog Day
A tennis racket - The Apartment
A discarded plastic bag - American Beauty
A drill - Lethal Weapon 2
A banjo - Deliverance
A clear cup of water - Jurassic Park
A red stapler - Office Space
Some small, broken sticks - The Blair Witch Project
A chainsaw - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
A croquet ball - Heathers
A '70s-era police car - The Blues Brothers
Wayfarer sunglasses - Risky Business

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Oh wow, yeah, a banjo! :). Thank you so much for all of these. I'm sure I'll add several, if not all. 

I can't remember the croquet ball in 'Heathers' and I can't believe it because I loved that movie. I just haven't seen it in a long time. I need to watch it again. 

Champion

 • 

4.3K Messages

 • 

88.6K Points

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Hahaha, now I remember. It was covered up by my memory of the "lick it up, baby" scene. :) Thank you. 

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

I added several and if I do a "part two," I'll probably use a few others. Thanks, Jen, so much. 

Champion

 • 

14.8K Messages

 • 

427.3K Points

3 y ago

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Thank you, again, Dan!

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Dan, I just realized that two of your five suggestions involve fruit. :)

Champion

 • 

14.8K Messages

 • 

427.3K Points

Ruby,
One of the two fruit suggestions may have been a subconscious pun:
Ruby Red Grapefruit

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Hahaha, that's great. :)

5.3K Messages

 • 

144.6K Points

3 y ago

but No photos ...

Charley Varrick  (1973)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069865/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069865/reference
Walter Matthau   ...  Charley Varrick
Woodrow Parfrey   ...  Harold Young 
John Vernon   ...  Maynard Boyle 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069865/quotes/qt0161913
Harold Young: I can't start my life over again now.
Maynard Boyle: You don't have much choice, Harold.
They're gonna try to make you tell where the money is.
You know what kind of people they are.
They're gonna strip you naked and go to work on you
with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch.
- - -

Pulp Fiction  (1994)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/reference
Bruce Willis   ...  Butch Coolidge 
Ving Rhames   ...  Marsellus Wallace

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/quotes/qt0447123
Butch: What now?
Marsellus: What now? Let me tell you what now.
I'ma call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' niggers,
who'll go to work on the homes here
with a pair of pliers and a blow torch.
You hear me talkin', hillbilly boy?
I ain't through with you by a damn sight.
I'ma get medieval on your ass.
- - -

RED  (2010)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245526/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245526/reference
 Bruce Willis   ...  Frank Moses 
John Malkovich   ...  Marvin Boggs 
Richard Dreyfuss   ...  Alexander Dunning 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245526/quotes/qt2115562
[preparing to torture Dunning]
Marvin Boggs: You want nuts? Nipples?
[holds up pliers, vise-grips]
Marvin Boggs: Potty trainer?
[and an auger spike]

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245526/quotes/qt1637831
Frank Moses: [Brings out a gas torch] Where'd you get this?
Marvin Boggs: Home Depot.
Frank Moses: How much?
Marvin Boggs: [shrugs] Ten bucks.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245526/mediaviewer/rm2660990976



Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Thank you for the suggestion(s)! Pliers are certainly ordinary but I'm not sure if a blow torch is as ordinary as some of the other suggestions. I'm also looking for a photo. :)

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

It's funny to be reminded of these quotes. 

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

How true! Dolls are so tainted now, lol. Thank you for the suggestions. I'll be adding these

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

'Added. 

795 Messages

 • 

29.7K Points

3 y ago

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103772/...

The ice pick from Basic Instinct [1992], You will never see the ice pick again the same way when you finish watching the movie.

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Indeed. I'm waiting for an image that I uploaded. Thanks for the suggestion!

795 Messages

 • 

29.7K Points

Your welcome ;) 

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

'Added.

2.8K Messages

 • 

78.1K Points

3 y ago

How about “Rosebud” itself from Citizen Kane? Aka: a sled.

As for snow globes, the ones in “The Santa Clause” and “Krumpas” comes into mind before the one in “Citizen Kane”. But in those movies, those are magical and shouldn’t count because they are not ordinary. But then again, you didn’t say anything about an object being magical in your description and you did use two poccessed dolls ( Chucky from “Child’s Play” and Annebelle from “The Conjuring”*). So therefore, magical or evilly processed objects counts.


In concideration for the balloon in “M”, how about the red balloon in the short Oscar winning film, “The Red Balloon” (1956)? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048980/...


* I got something that makes that even scarier. The real Annebelle doll is not an antique china or wooden doll pictured in the movie. It is a large antique Raggedy Anne doll. Knowledge of that little tidbit almost spoils Raggedy Anne for me.

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

'You saw 'The Red Balloon,' too? Not too many people know that film. I adore it. 

And yes, just hearing about the Raggedy Anne trivia makes those dolls seem creepy to me (that and that my brother used to make my Raggedy Anne and Andy seem demonic to scare me, lol). 

2.8K Messages

 • 

78.1K Points

They showed it in our school. I went to a Roman Catholic parochial Perish elementary school. It made the rounds of the schools in the sixties. Also A local Television station used to have a show that showed movies for kids and they showed that film all the time.

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

I can't find an image for a sled from 'Citizen Kane,' which is disappointing -- and very surprising. 

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Oh, I just noticed your second message about 'The Red Balloon.' I went to a Catholic school, too (for grade school and high school), but never saw any movie there, yet alone something so brilliant. Your nuns had good taste. I didn't see 'The Red Balloon' until a few years ago but I saw it at exactly the time I needed to see it. :)

2.8K Messages

 • 

78.1K Points

Actually they have three of them and technically four. You are seeing the sled without realizing you are seeing the sled. When Kane first looks at the snow globe, which is at a different side than what your picture shows, there are items around the cabin, a snowman, a sign post, and a kid pulling a sled ( that is hidden in your picture). That triggers the memory of the day Charles Foster Kane’s life changed. Now look at the pictures from the scene of Kane’s last day of a happy childhood. What is the kid holding? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033467/...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033467/...
The sled Rosebud!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033467/...

8.1K Messages

 • 

185K Points

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

'Added. I'm not sure how I missed that photo. I saw the other images but thought the sled wasn't visible enough in their small versions so this is great. 

2.8K Messages

 • 

78.1K Points

3 y ago

Hitchcock made a lot of items disturbing. Ever ride a merry-go-round? You won’t after this from “Strangers on a Train” https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=75ACQve... or a lighter from the same movie.

Or the Statue of Liberty after seeing “Saboteur”.

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

'Strangers on a Train' is such an effective mood-setter and, you're right, merry-go-rounds and lighters are very good suggestions. Thank you so much. I think I'll probably make a "part two," as well.  

Champion

 • 

4.3K Messages

 • 

88.6K Points

3 y ago

Ruby, are you going to use any of the many other suggestions?

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Definitely. I've just been really busy so this one might take a while to complete. Your suggestions are always great, as are several from others. This might need a "part two." :)

5.3K Messages

 • 

144.6K Points

3 y ago

Forrest Gump  (1994)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/reference
Tom Hanks   ...  Forrest Gump 
Forrest Gump:
My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get."
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/mediaviewer/rm815742720
- - -

Blazing Saddles  (1974)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230/reference
Cleavon Little   ...  Bart 
Alex Karras   ...  Mongo 

Candygram for Mongo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH6_kasOHac (Grab a frame from here?)
- - -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitman's
Whitman's is one of the largest and oldest brands of boxed chocolates in the United States.
Whitman's confections have been produced since 1842,
originally by Stephen Whitman, in Philadelphia



Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

I just added the box of chocolates. Thank you, so much, for suggesting that, especially because at some point, I thought about that but didn't make a note of it and forgot it. Thanks for reminding me; it's a great suggestion. 

I'm working on an image for your other suggestion. :)

5.3K Messages

 • 

144.6K Points

I just added the box of chocolates

by rubyfruit76, Champion

- - -

? ?

Not a box....

I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Job Switching  (1952)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0609243/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0609243/reference
Lucy and Ethel go to work in a candy factory
Lucille Ball   ...  Lucy Ricardo
Vivian Vance   ...  Ethel Mertz 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0609243/mediaviewer/rm4103129344

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnbNcQlzV-4
- - -

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  (2005)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367594/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367594/reference

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory  (1971)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067992/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067992/reference
- - -

https://www.imdb.com/find?q=chocolate&s=kw
Displaying 112 results for "chocolate"
box-of-chocolates (93 titles)
box-of-chocolate (2 titles)



Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

3 y ago

Plastic wrap (Dexter), a hearse (Six Feet Under), soup (Seinfeld), a chicken? (OITNB), antlers? (True Detective) raft

For a TV version? 

Champion

 • 

14.8K Messages

 • 

427.3K Points

3 y ago

Ruby,

FYI:

Title of the film not linked:
6 of 27

Butterflies since 'The Silence of the Lambs'

- - -

Title of the film not linked:

15 of 27

Banjos since 'Deliverance'

- - -

Title of the film not linked:
22 of 27

Dolls since 'Child's Play' (and a few other films)

- - -

Title of the film not linked:
25 of 27

A dental pick after the scene in 'Marathon Man'

- - -

There is no caption:
27 of 27
Titles: Citizen Kane

534 Messages

 • 

18.1K Points

Great idea..
ruby Was that Citizen Kane thing intentional? :/

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Do you mean that the sled has no caption? No, it wasn't but that would be funny, lol. I just haven't finished the poll yet because I haven't had the time.

Champion

 • 

7K Messages

 • 

187K Points

Dan, I'm just not nearly finished yet (ergo the "under construction") and, for example, am going to try to find a better photo for 'Silence of the Lambs' because that photo is not of a butterfly, so I don't want to type up info yet if I don't know if I'll be using it. I've been short on time so I'm working on it a little here and there whenever I get a chance. I would never leave a poll incomplete or inconsistent, yikes. I'm too much of a pathological perfectionist for that, lol. :)