The Hardest 4 Icon Challenge Yet

Jul 13, 2012 by

I’ve been following Jim Groom’s “Name that 80s movie” 4 icon challenge series, and while he promised that they would become more difficult, I think the many summers I spent glued to the TV watching HBO for hours on end gives me an unfair advantage (I totally nailed the Flash Gordon one). I thought I’d try to up the “name that obscure movie” difficulty level, and while it was entertaining for myself to put together the following 4 icon challenge (I learned how to make a parchment-like background in Adobe Illustrator), I’m not sure if I did actually come up with something that will stump anybody….at least not anyone who is halfway decent with Google searching. Think you can name the this movie?

I continue to fiddle with the 4 icon challenge concept, this time blending both icons and actual images, one of those images laying over another. It’s not that I think it adds to the piece any, I’m just having some fun as I mess around with trying to visually represent the major elements of the story.

If you haven’t read any of my previous posts about the 4 icon challenge, you can check out how visually summarizing a movie, book, or other story is both really easy using tech, and is a great way for students to summarize major story elements, while having a bit of fun.

image credits:

vitruvian man – http://thenounproject.com/noun/vitruvian-man/#icon-No2532
gold brick – http://www.officialpsds.com/Gold-Bricks-PSD31100.html
mask – http://www.denbigharmysurplus.co.uk/army-stores/balaclava004.jpg
cup – http://thenounproject.com/noun/coffee/#icon-No16

4 Comments

  1. You forgot the damsel in a dress!

  2. CIndy Hughes

    “The Usual Suspects?”

  3. I cannot even make a good guess, but I love they way you are extending the form here.

    My guess is “Hudson Hawk”

    • Nice work Alan! I feel like I was a bit harsh on calling Jim out on promising to make his harder. These really are quite difficult to create and actually make them tricky, the imagery just lends itself so well to figuring out the movie.

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