Saturday, October 8, 2011
Seeking Missing Movies
Note to people seeking a Lost Movie: Try to include all the details you can remember, even if they don't seem crucial to the scene you remember. Black and White or Color? Daytime? Night? Was the room a bedroom? conference room, living room, control room? Were the other men in the room in suits? uniforms? space suits? Seemingly stray details can help.
Can You Help?
Below are some queries from readers, trying to track down a mystery film from their childhood. Have a read through. See if any of these descriptions ring a bell. Post comments. Help a poor movie lover be reunited with a part of their past.
Ryan: Basically I am trying to track down an old movie. Something I saw when I was really young, maybe 7. I'm now 31. The imagery has really stuck with me. But unfortunately I do not know the title and have not had much luck internet searching. It is an old Black White movie. A Middle aged man, likely wearing a suit, appropriate for the time. boards a commercial airliner, everything is normal. The plane takes off and he falls asleep. When he wakes up the plane is completely deserted, it is apparently flying itself. From there all I remember is him just perplexed walking around plane trying to figure out what is going Generic commercial airliner. I saw it on tv but it looked like a movie aired on tv. But I am almost certain it was a movie. The imagery was so good. Just a simple clean eerie movie.
C: I'm looking for a sci-fi film, maybe 60's (or 70's) All I remember is a scene at a beach with a guy in a suit running from giant bouncing balls (like weather balloons) that kill. Any idea ?
Billodot: I saw a movie in 1962 or 3 that opened with the view of a clock... everyone on earth was gone, and the camera looks out on to the street below to see robots with rays coming out of their visors destroying everything I was 8, it was a B/W matinee anyone have a clue? I think 'day' was in the title?
David T: I too am looking for one I enjoyed years ago. It's a color film, as I recall, from my teen years, quite grainy. I don't recall much of the plot but do recall enjoying it. The best details I remember: The hero flew in an unusually shaped spaceship, kind of like the claw of a scorpion. And, the real thing that I recall that sets it apart, during a war of aliens vs. aliens, one of ships on the good guy size was a classic flying saucer. I recall the bad guy captured one of the almost all white aliens from the saucer. He had a habit of taking limbs from those he captured and had a mad doctor that tried to keep them alive so they could endure the emotional pain of seeing their appendage stolen. This turned bad for the bad guy because the aliens in the saucer had zero tolerance for pain and the victim died. Further, the aliens were able to use telepathy to control the stolen arm and used it to choke the bad guy - who managed to have it cut off before it killed him.
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