Movie Lovers

Movie Lovers
Movie Lovers – Re-marks – 500 pieces

This was a great puzzle that went together extremely quickly; I love old posters of pretty much anything – advertisements, artwork, travel, movies, etc. It seems as though they put much more thought and effort into them back in the day as compared to now. (Or it could just be my age showing, “Back in my day……” 👵)

There were lots of titles and other words to put together, which I adore. But with an image like this I don’t start with all the words, I separate them by entire sections. If I pulled out all the pieces with words on them it would be 90% of the entire puzzle!

I’ve only seen 9 of the 32 movies shown here, I guess that means I’m not much of a cinephile. Oh well. I know it’s hard to read some of the titles because the piece shape is very obvious but of the ones you can read, how many of these movies have you seen?

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You can’t really tell until you see them close up how good the image reproduction is – if your eyes were good enough you could read every word!

Movie Lovers 3

You can see from this picture that the fit wasn’t great; the pieces didn’t fit properly unless you really smushed them into place. I glued this puzzle for my son to hang in his room, and it looks a little better now that it’s been filled in a bit and the pieces are secured into place.

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I’ve never even heard of this film before, but after doing a little research I find that it’s a comedy that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. So it’s no surprise that I haven’t seen it; I don’t speak French – and it was released 10 years before I was born! 🙂

Interestingly, I found this 500 piece Re-marks puzzle had poorer quality than the last few 1000 piece puzzles I’ve assembled by the same brand. It could be that I got a puzzle from the end of the run when the die was a bit duller, but usually with a smaller piece count the quality is better. I haven’t done enough 500 piece puzzles from Re-marks to be able to say for certain, but as of now my experience has been that their larger puzzles have better quality.

As per usual, I loved this collage – it was an extremely entertaining and interesting puzzle!

12 thoughts on “Movie Lovers

  1. Deb

    Funny, I just did this same puzzle about 2 months ago. Did not photograph well for me – the shapes of the pieces do not blend in nicely
    I’ve seen maybe a handful but Easy Rider hold a special memory – young and in love. Ahhhhhh the good ol’ days.

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  2. I love this! I’ve seen at least 18 of the movies, I have especially fond memories of The Blob. Also, in Mon Oncle it doesn’t really matter if you understand French, in Tati’s films (the ones I’ve seen at least) there’s barely any dialogue.

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      1. Not a very interesting one, I’m afraid 🙂 There was a free channel in my youth (Sky channel?) that showed this movie a lot. It was often on in the background, and it’s actually not a bad movie, featuring a very young Steve McQueen. I still like it.

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  3. robinheat

    I think I’m at 14, but I can’t see some of the titles, especially that one in the upper right corner.

    I love old movies! There’s a theater that shows them nearby in a restored 1920s hall complete with balcony, red seats, and an organ which they play between films and accompanies the silent ones. They’re playing a Kurosawa festival right now. It’s amazing to see them on the big screen like they were originally meant to be seen.

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    1. West Side Story is the upper right corner. They are pretty hard to see, especially when some of them are small or mixed in with other words.

      The theater near you sounds amazing! My son would love it, he’s quite the authority on movies of all kinds, but he especially loves the old ones. 🙂

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  4. Anonymous

    Complete opposite for me. I have lots of Re-marks puzzles and I have found, in my experience, that the 500 piece puzzles are consistently of excellent quality. I’ve had some fit issues with the 1000 piece puzzles where (it’s hard to describe) the pieces just don’t fit well together because the backs of the puzzles piece aren’t smooth, there’s like a raised cardboard rim/edge on the backsides that I think somehow interferes with the pieces really locking smoothly together.

    Re-marks has such excellent image reproduction.

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    1. Perhaps I just got the runt of the litter in the 500 piece puzzles, it happens. It won’t stop me buying more collages from them, that’s for sure! 🙂

      I know exactly what you mean about the fit, sometimes I don’t know how to describe it either, I just call it “mushy” or “spongy”. And you’re also right about the image reproduction, it’s fabulous!

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