Happy New Close-Up Poster Answer!

by | Dec 31st, 2009 | 1:23PM | Filed under: Other Bits

Wow. I didn't intend this one to be so tough–really! I picked a very popular film, one that actually has a big, climactic scene set on New Year's Eve.

While a very small handful of you got it correct, most of you were stumped. Some of the incorrect guesses: Monsters vs. Aliens, Home Alone, Coming to America, An Affair to Remember, The Proposal, District 9, Whatever Works, Meet Dave, The Hudsucker Proxy, Big, Maid in Manhattan, Hancock, and Sleepless in Seattle. (Oh so close with that last one, Tina!)

However, not everyone was stumped! Sarah Moore was the first to get it correct, and Steve and Kimberly Sarmento were also right on target. Congrats to you three!

For the rest of you, seems like you need a little help. Have a second look at the image clue:

Film clip 3a

Still no idea? Let's see if a wider view helps:

Film clip 3b

Got it now? Head on over the jump to see the full poster!


See? There's a New Year's Eve tie-in! They finally get together and admit their love at a NYE party!

It may not surprise you that I'm not the world's biggest fan of Nora Ephron rom-coms (though I did like the Julia half of Julie & Julia), but I did really enjoy Rob Reiner's '80s films and liked When Harry Met Sally... even if it did almost singlehandedly set the modern formula for every rom-com in the 20 years since (including Ephron's own Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail.)

(In addition to admitting the other day that I owned a Carly Simon "Let the River Run" cassingle, I must admit I pretty much wore out my Harry Connick, Jr. Harry Met Sally cassette the following year.)

And so, some quotes for your New Years Eve enjoyment!

"Harry, you're going to have to try and find a way of not expressing every feeling that you have, every moment that you have them."
"Well, if you must know, it was because he was very jealous, and I had these days of the week underpants."
"Ehhhh. I'm sorry. I need the judges ruling on this. 'Days of the weeks underpants'?"
"Yes. They had the days of the week on them, and I thought they were sort of funny. And then one day Sheldon says to me, 'You never wear Sunday.' It was all suspicious. Where was Sunday? Where had I left Sunday? And I told him, and he didn't believe me."
"They don't make Sunday."
"Why not?"
"Because of God."
"'Baby talk'? That's not a saying.
"Oh, but 'baby fish mouth' is sweeping the nation?"
"And was it worth it? The sacrifice for a friend you don't even keep in touch with?"
"Harry, you might not believe this, but I never considered not sleeping with you a sacrifice."
"You take someone to the airport, its clearly the beginning of the relationship. That's why I have never taken anyone to the airport at the beginning of a relationship."
"Because eventually things move on and you don't take someone to the airport and I never wanted anyone to say to me, How come you never take me to the airport anymore?"
"Its amazing. You look like a normal person but actually you are the angel of death."

"Someone is staring at you in 'personal growth.'"
"You know, you may be the first attractive woman I've not wanted to sleep with in my entire life."
"That's wonderful, Harry."

"He just met her… She's supposed to be his transitional person, she's not supposed to be the one. All this time I thought he didn't want to get married. But, the truth is, he didn't want to marry me. He didn't love me."
"If you could take him back now, would you?"
"No. But why didn't he want to marry me? What's the matter with me?"
"I'm difficult."
"You're challenging."
"I'm too structured, I'm completely closed off."
"But in a good way."
"No, no, no, I drove him away. And, I'm gonna be forty."
"In eight years."
"But it's there. It's just sitting there, like some big dead end. And it's not the same for men. Charlie Chaplin had kids when he was 73."
"Yeah, but he was too old to pick them up."
"I've been doing a lot of thinking, and the thing is, I love you."
"I love you."
"How do you expect me to respond to this?"
"How about, you love me too."
"How about, I'm leaving."

7 Responses to “Happy New Close-Up Poster Answer!”

  1. juanita galarza
    Posted on December 31, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    This movie will be a great hit this year consradulations!!!!! Happy new years!!

  2. moviegoer123
    Posted on December 31, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Julie & Julia is a great movie, I especially like the Julie half.
    Happy New Year’s Eve…2010 starts on Friday!

  3. millar74
    Posted on January 1, 2010 at 2:17 am

    how sad is it that this is my favorite movie and i didn’t recognize the poster. in my defense my dvd cover is totally different.

  4. moviegoer123
    Posted on January 1, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I saw DVD covers of Harry Met Sally and the DVD cover is different.
    Now days, some distribution companies have the theatrical poster for the DVD cover. It’s complicated to tell you but that’s how they do it in the present. e.g: Julie & Julia had the same image of what was the theatrical poster. Julie & Julia is available, it’s been out for three weeks on DVD & Blu-ray.

  5. millar74
    Posted on January 1, 2010 at 4:27 pm


  6. Locke Peterseim
    Posted on January 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    No excuse, Millar! The DVD cover does have a different background, but the images of the two main figures are the same — you should have recognized the PANTS! ;)

  7. moviegoer123
    Posted on January 1, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    millar74…I’m confused–what do you mean by huh?
    To Millar74: I couldn’t explain that well about DVD cases because I DON’T WORK at a film distribution company, but I wish–you get to choose the theatrical and DVD release dates, I would love that!