The Movies Trivia (Macintosh)
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1001 Video GamesThe Movies appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Cancelled portsA console version was announced, but later cancelled after the disappointing sales of the PC release.
MusicMany of the decade-specific songs that can be heard and used in the game are thinly-disguised imitations of actual songs released throughout history. During the 60s and 70s some music sounds very similar to Jimi Hendrix's Voodoo Child and in the 80s one may recognize the theme to Terminator.
ReferencesThere are some interesting references in the set decor in The Movies. On the "Shabby Hotel" set, a picture of a girl on the beach can be seen. This is the same picture that haunted Barton Fink in Joel and Ethan Coen's film of the same name. On the "Living Room" set, there is a picture on the wall depicting the wedding scene from Fable.
- 2005 – Best Music of the Year (PC)
- PC Powerplay (Germany)
- Issue 02/2006 - #2 Strategy Game in 2005
- Issue 04/2006 - #3 Strategy Game in 2005 (Readers' Vote)