You Don’t Put a Bra in a Dryer! It Warps!

Sometimes I really feel like a visual nerd, a person who is obsessed with images and recurring themes, who loves writing down lists to catalogue films, videos or else containing a certain theme or imagery. I don’t know where this comes from (maybe I should put it down to my job, or maybe it’s just my twisted mind), but I actually don’t care, since I enjoy it so much! Apart from music videos featuring a bride or a marriage, I am obsessed with water and enclosed spaces containing water – bath tubs and swimming pools; for this reason, some time ago, with a huge help from my friends on Facebook, I started writing a list of films where a character having a bath is featured. Today’s guessing game is the first [1] based on this list: it’s not easy to guess all the pictures, but if you want to add your two cents to the cause, please write in your comments films containing bath tub scenes that eventually come to your mind.

[1] This means that on each first Friday of the month I will bring you a bath tub guessing game. Exciting, huh?

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  1. I only recognise the 5th- Virgin Suicides, if I am not mistaken. All the others look familiar but I’m not too sure where they come from.
    Maybe the second is from What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (BUon Compleanno Mr. Grape)- if it isn’t, then there’s another bathtub scene for your list!

    1. The Virgin Suicides is correct: the screencap is from the scene where Cecilia (Hanna Hall), the youngest of the Lisbon sisters, first tries to commit suicide by cutting her wrists.

  2. if the second pic is not from Bertolucci’s The Dreamers, you should include it in your list – but you probably already did ^_^
    one more bathtub scene: Michelle Pfeiffer in Zemeckis’ What Lies Beneath (Le verità nascoste). This has been on my mind a lot recently (I’ve been even wondering if a toes detail is really from Pfeiffer’s own feet… look who’s obsessed here!)
    buon fine settimana…

    1. I’ve included both films in my list, I will put them in my guessing game soon🙂

      What Lies Beneath is such a great movie (no idea if a toe’s detail is really from Michelle Pfeiffer’s foot, though).

  3. I terzi dal fondo sono Hugh Jackman e Rachel Weisz in “The Fountain”.
    (ma nel tuo nuovo giochino delle foto di vasche ci saranno molti film horror quindi? brrr:-/ e non ne indovinerò uno)

    1. Giusto, sono proprio loro.

      Mah, effettivamente ci sono diversi film horror con scene in vasca, ma penso sia ormai un classico per il genere.

  4. Ormai ho superato la timidezza e ho preso gusto nel commentare🙂
    Un’altra scena di bagno è in Big Fish, quando Albert Finney rimane nella vasca con il pigiama, e Jessica Lange si immerge insieme a lui vestita.
    Mi viene in mente anche una puntata di Sex and the city, in cui Carrie e Aidan non hanno ancora fatto sesso, ma lui le prepara la vasca da bagno circondata da candele!
    Last but not least, Sciarada, in cui il cadavere di Herman Scobie (l’uomo con l’uncino) nella vasca da bagno!
    Ciao!

  5. Ciao ^_^
    Nei film di Sofia Coppola, (esclusi i cortometraggi che non ho visto, però uno si chiama “Bed, BATH and Beyond”), c’è sempre una vasca.
    The Virgin Suicides la foto 5 che hai messo ma anche in:

    Lost In Traslation nella foto (Bill Murray)
    http://leavemethewhite.com/caps/displayimage.php?album=112&pos=549

    Marie Antoinette nella foto(Kirsten Dunst)
    http://screenmusings.org/MarieAntoinette/pages/MA_1053.htm

    http://screenmusings.org/MarieAntoinette/pages/MA_0622.htm

    Sono tanto curiosa di vedere Somewhere😉
    (Nel trailer c’è una piscina)…

  6. La prima foto è di una difficoltà inenarrabile…che sia forse un episodio di One Three Hill e lui James Van der Beek (ex Dawson’s Creek?)
    Non son per nulla sicura pero’…

    1. Yes!!! It’s the first movie of the series – A Nightmare on Elm Street, written and directed by Wes Craven in 1984. I love it, it’s the best!

      The scene where Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) is attacked in the tub is impressive: in the underwater sequence, you may see that the tub was put in a bathroom set built over a swimming pool.

  7. Uffi apparte quelli già indovinati non ne so altri!😥
    Sempre in tema di vasche da bagno e di suicidi, mi viene in mente il film “Le regole dell’attrazione” (The rules of attraction”. C’è una scena secondo me meravigliosa, ti lascio il link al video su Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GAwi34vHyQ.
    Ah e come dimenticare poi la sensualissima scena tra Angelina Jolie e Antonio Banderas in “Original sin”.

    Riguardo a “Somewhere” della Coppola, mi dispiace deludervi ma non c’è nessuna vasca, solo una doccia! In compenso però ci sono un sacco di piscine😀

    1. Grazie! Entrambi i film mi erano già stati segnalati su Facebook.

      Le piscine in Somewhere mi torneranno presto utili🙂

  8. In quanto alla presenza di vasche da bagno e piscine, aggiungo anche Mr Nobody alla lista.
    Che per altro se non lo conosci è uno di quei film assolutamente da vedere, per tanti altri ottimi motivi!🙂

  9. It’s Sunday evening, so it’s time for the solution of the guessing game.

    1. Irène Jacob and Laurent Lucas in Automne by Ra’up McGee
    2. Michael Pitt in Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell
    3. Natalie Portman in Black Swan by Darren Aronofsky
    4. Doris Day and Rock Hudson in Pillow Talk by Michael Gordon
    5. Hanna Hall in The Virgin Suicides by Sofia Coppola
    6. Julia Roberts in Sleeping with the Enemy by Joseph Ruben
    7. Melanie Lynskey and Kate Winslet in Heavenly Creatures by Peter Jackson
    8. Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz in The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky
    9. Heather Langenkamp in A Nightmare on Elm Street by Wes Craven
    10. Brittany Murphy in Deadline by Sean McConville

    I think the 1st, the 2nd and the 7th were the most difficult to guess. To be honest, I’m quite surprised no one could identify the 2nd, I was sure there were some Hedwig fans among my readers! If you have never watched this movie, please do it, it’s amazing to watch and to listen to🙂 The title comes from the same movie.

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