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wmcclain 10-18-2012 07:21 AM

I thought we would have an open-ended "name that movie" contest, based on images posted to challenge readers. Everyone can contribute pictures, but of course you don't get points for your own submissions.

Not just movies, but TV shows, posters, album art, portraits; anything with an A/V connection that falls within forum decorum rules. Meaning there must be clothes on the women or artfully concealing camera angles.

The challenge is to find material that is not too easy but not impossibly obscure.

TIP: give your files a temporary name before uploading them, else "peeking" to see the original filenames is possible.

If anyone plays I'll keep a tally of correct answers so we know who is King of the Forum.

The Rules

  • This is a gentleman's game and is run on the honor system. It is the one place on the internet where I know such a scheme will work.
  • If you find yourself violating the rules, you must handicap yourself in playing the game until the violation is expunged. Use your judgment in deciding that.
  • Whoever posts a challenge can state his own rules, but unless otherwise stated, we've been using the following.
  • One answer at a time, no multiple solutions to a given challenge.
  • One wrong answer per challenge per 24 hours. This is to prevent a player from "bombing" the thread with plausible solutions.
  • Guessing is allowed, but "research" is forbidden in the first 48 hours. Example: you recognize an actor and look him up in the IMDB to find likely film matches. This is forbidden in the first 48 hours because we are trying to reward players who actually recognize the images.
  • If the poster of the challenge begins offering clues or additional images, we judge the 48 hours have expired, regardless of the clock. Research is allowed.
  • Automated image look-up tools are always forbidden. For example, google has a tool where you submit an image and it finds close matches. That's not playing the game.

-Bill

wmcclain 10-18-2012 07:21 AM

Rankings (points, player):

Round 7 results:

  • 3: Gecko85
  • 2: Phlegm Hankie
  • 1: dlhartzog
  • 1: HFXguy
  • 1: mogrub
  • 1: V'ger
  • 0: Debonaire
  • 0: LineWalker
  • 0: RFK54
  • 0: Tack
  • -1: 8mile13
  • -1: dledmo
  • -1: havsabas
  • -1: Michael Sargent
  • -1: Mr.G
  • -1: PooperScooper
  • -2: laugsbach
  • -2: rdgrimes
  • -2: Woobieizer
  • -3: Aryn Ravenlocke
  • -3: hitchfan
  • -3: Josh Z
  • -3: subavision212
  • -3: tboe77
  • -3: wmcclain
  • -4: rickardl
  • -4: Shaded Dogfood
  • -8: robnix
  • -9: Kilgore
  • -14: NorthSky

Previous rounds:

Spoiler!


-Bill

wmcclain 10-18-2012 07:34 AM

I hope this is an easy one.

Name the movie or TV series.



Answer:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Twin Peaks.

-Bill

Michael Sargent 10-18-2012 08:15 AM

Twin Peaks

wmcclain 10-18-2012 08:18 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael Sargent View Post

Twin Peaks

Every player a winner!

I'll start a ranking on post#2 as soon as I remember how tables work.

-Bill

Mr.G 10-18-2012 10:05 AM

King of the Forum? Funny. biggrin.gif


wmcclain 10-18-2012 11:35 AM

Now we're cooking!

Name that movie:



Answer:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
She (1965)

-Bill

wmcclain 10-18-2012 11:37 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post

King of the Forum? Funny. biggrin.gif


La jetée

Many images here: https://www.google.com/search?q=La+jet%C3%A9e&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=mJv&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=PT6AUJH9DcnkygHitYCQBg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1024&bih=600

-Bill

J_P_A 10-18-2012 12:51 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Now we're cooking!
Name that movie:

-Bill

Looks like the original "Most Interesting Man In The World" to me. biggrin.gif

Mr.G 10-19-2012 09:16 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

La jetée

-Bill

Okay, I'm not playing anymore. tongue.gif



-G

J_P_A 10-19-2012 11:31 AM

Oooh Ooooh.. I know this one!

Life of Pi

I have to admit, I'm at a loss as to what this movie is going to be about. Boy on a boat with a tiger. Seems like it should be short, right?

Here's my contribution

MoviesThread.jpg

wmcclain 10-19-2012 12:18 PM

That looks familiar, but like the guy in Memento I seem unable to form new short term memories. Recent memories. Contemporary culture things. You know, general relevancy.

-Bill

simontan 10-19-2012 09:41 PM

Troll Hunter!

J_P_A 10-20-2012 06:58 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by simontan View Post

Troll Hunter!

We have a winner! biggrin.gif

wmcclain 10-20-2012 09:24 AM

Like a marathon, the contestants bunch up at the beginning. Time will tell.

Name that album:



Answer:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Sunfighter, by Paul Kantner and Grace Slick (this was between Jefferson Airplane and Starship)

-Bill

PooperScooper 10-20-2012 09:30 AM

movie



wmcclain 10-20-2012 09:32 AM

A Boy and His Dog.

-Bill

PooperScooper 10-20-2012 09:38 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Like a marathon, the contestants bunch up at the beginning. Time will tell.

Name that album:



-Bill

Sunfighter - Paul Kantner and Grace Slick. Their daughter, China, is on the cover.

larry

PooperScooper 10-20-2012 09:39 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

A Boy and His Dog.

-Bill
I knew you would get it. smile.gif

wmcclain 10-20-2012 09:42 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Like a marathon, the contestants bunch up at the beginning. Time will tell.

Name that album:



-Bill

Sunfighter - Paul Kantner and Grace Slick. Their daughter, China, is on the cover.

larry

Correct! (Bunch of hippies in here...)

Good to see you here!

-Bill

PooperScooper 10-20-2012 09:44 AM

For the true (psychedelic) hippies. smile.gif

Album


wmcclain 10-20-2012 11:17 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

For the true (psychedelic) hippies. smile.gif


Well, there's a few brain cells gone. (A little wikiwork solves that one, but I won't pretend I knew it).

* * *

This may be a tough one: name that author. (Yes, she is A/V related).



Answer:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Patricia Highsmith, author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley and others.

-Bill

lonwolf615 10-20-2012 11:23 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

For the true (psychedelic) hippies. smile.gif
Album


United States of America...

PooperScooper 10-20-2012 12:13 PM

^^^ Very good! smile.gif You have it (album or CD)?

larry

PooperScooper 10-20-2012 12:21 PM

I thought United States of America would be somewhat tough, and this one somewhat easier. We'll see.


PooperScooper 10-21-2012 06:54 AM

Here's an easy one for some folks here from a movie:


RUR 10-21-2012 07:11 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

I thought United States of America would be somewhat tough, and this one somewhat easier. We'll see.

No Google needed... Captain Beyond.smile.gif

PooperScooper 10-21-2012 07:14 AM

^^^ Bingo

PooperScooper 10-21-2012 07:17 AM

Here's an easy point for someone:

album


Morpheo 10-21-2012 07:36 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

Here's an easy one for some folks here from a movie:

Dawn of the Dead of course! (now where's my happy dance smiley?! biggrin.gif)


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