zeph’s pop culture quiz #51
Who is just arriving here?
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UPDATE and solution (07 December 2012):
Due to a ↵negligence of mine ↵ryoku solved #51 immediately by dragging the picture upon Google’s ↑image search field. Thereby he reached ↑Fantômas Over Paris and easily could deduce that in the screencap Princess Sonia Danidoff (Jane Faber) is arriving at the Royal Palace Hotel towards the beginning of the first chapter—‘Le Vol du Royal Palace Hotel’ [‘The Theft at the Royal Palace Hotel’]—of ↑Louis Feuillade‘s 1913 movie serial ‘↑Fantômas.’ For all about ↑Fantômas see ↑Fantomas Lives!
it is princess sonia danidoff arriving at the royal palace hotel right at the beginning of the first movie of the fantomas series by louis feuillade.
Bäm indeed! And … how the hell can you know that?!? This of course is completely correct—congratulations!
of course i didn’t know the movie – since i am only familiar with the much later fantomas movies starring luis de funes. and really – who does watch those old silent movies, with french narration on top :P
just know how to use teh interwebs to my advantage, i guess :))
… as I said months ago:>>Thou shalt know thy Google well!<< ;)
During the early days of zeph’s pop culture quiz I—not regularly, but more often than not—checked the screencaps, before posting them, against ↑Google’s image search. The image search has a lesser known feature which allows you not only to paste an image-url, but even drag and drop an image upon the search field. Then the engine proceeds to search similar pictures. That’s the way how ryoku hit on ↑Fantômas Over Paris and could solve the riddle in no time. Plus, you can upload an image file from your computer and have the engine go. I dropped the routine of uploading the pictures before posting them partly out of laziness, and partly because I had a false confidence in my screencaps being totally away from the mainstream of film-stills spread around the web. A grave misconception, obviously. By again using the upload feature I from now on will effectively short-circuit this resource and will thus prove, that you two, Messrs Rabitsch and ryoku (the Lance Armstrongs of online movie quiz), have no clue at all about motion pictures … ;o)
xD Thus we all gonna have splendid time. Even by checking the screenshots via google it´s just great dealing with movies … you should publish a collection of the until now mentioned movies … >>Zeph´s Must-Have-Seen-Ultimate-And-Above-Them-All Movie Collection<< ;)
if me taking the role of mr. armstrong puts you in the position of the uci – then i guess i won’t have anything to fear :P
nonetheless have i been waiting for you to catch on and put an end to my google-shenanigans – altough i have to say in my defense, that i got lucky using the search-by-image feature only this time – the rest of the time i didn’t even have to resort to that kind of extravagance :P:P
that being said, i am looking forward to the challenges of your refined riddlery, because i actually do have a clue about motion pictures.
but, you know, mainly about the good ones :P:P