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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.

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  • 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.

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Rankings (points, player):

Round 6 results:

  • 6: Kilgore
  • 4: rdgrimes
  • 3: Josh Z
  • 3: robnix
  • 2: LineWalker
  • 2: PooperScooper
  • 1: Michael Sargent
  • 1: 8mile13
  • 1: NorthSky
  • 1: rickardl
  • 1: Shaded Dogfood
  • 1: subavision212
  • 1: tboe77

Previous rounds:



Round 5 results:
  • 25: Kilgore
  • 9: V'ger
  • 7: rdgrimes
  • 7: wmcclain
  • 6: Josh Z
  • 6: robnix
  • 5: Shaded Dogfood
  • 4: LineWalker
  • 4: tboe77
  • 3: dledmo
  • 3: Michael Sargent
  • 3: PooperScooper
  • 2: Morpheo
  • 2: Phlegm Hankie
  • 2: RFK54
  • 2: subavision212
  • 1: 8mile13
  • 1: Aliens
  • 1: hitchfan
  • 1: kkl10
  • 1: laugsbach
  • 1: Mr.G
  • 1: Raker13
  • 1: trans_lux

Round 4 results:
  • 25: Kilgore
  • 15: V'ger
  • 6: hitchfan
  • 6: Mr.G
  • 5: robnix
  • 4: laugsbach
  • 4: rdgrimes
  • 4: Phlegm Hankie
  • 4: Shaded Dogfood
  • 3: dledmo
  • 3: Morpheo
  • 3: trans_lux
  • 2: Josh Z
  • 2: RobertR
  • 2: tboe77
  • 2: wmcclain
  • 1: 8mile13
  • 1: Aliens
  • 1: LineWalker
  • 1: NJPete
  • 1: Phil17108
  • 1: subavision212
  • 1: Tack

Round 3 results:
  • 26: Kilgore
  • 23: V'ger
  • 9: hitchfan
  • 8: Aliens
  • 8: Mr.G
  • 7: dledmo
  • 7: robnix
  • 5: Josh Z
  • 5: laugsbach
  • 5: rdgrimes
  • 3: freekmccoy
  • 2: fjames
  • 2: Michael Sargent
  • 2: Morpheo
  • 2: Phlegm Hankie
  • 2: Shaded Dogfood
  • 2: tboe77
  • 1: benes
  • 1: J_P_A
  • 1: NJPete
  • 1: Tack
  • 1: wmcclain

Round 2 results:
  • 25: Mr.G
  • 14: Kilgore
  • 11: Josh Z
  • 11: wmcclain
  • 10: dledmo
  • 10: fjames
  • 9: rdgrimes
  • 8: Morpheo
  • 6: Aliens
  • 4: laugsbach
  • 4: V'ger
  • 3: LineWalker
  • 3: robnix
  • 2: DragonLoaf
  • 2: gstspyder
  • 2: Michael Sargent
  • 2: Modicen
  • 2: simontan
  • 1: Bunga99
  • 1: daryl zero
  • 1: HFXguy
  • 1: J_P_A
  • 1: myoda
  • 1: NJPete
  • 1: RoyGBiv
  • 1: subavision212
  • 1: Tack
  • 1: tboe77
  • 1: wizzack

Round 1 results:
  • 25: Mr.G
  • 23: RUR
  • 17: dledmo
  • 17: Morpheo
  • 16: Kilgore
  • 15: Aliens
  • 15: wmcclain
  • 14: robnix
  • 11: laugsbach
  • 7: Josh Z
  • 7: simontan
  • 5: cshawnmcdonald
  • 5: LineWalker
  • 4: J_P_A
  • 4: Michael Sargent
  • 2: NJPete
  • 2: PooperScooper
  • 2: Steeb
  • 2: tboe77
  • 1: A-Roc29
  • 1: aquastar
  • 1: lonwolf615
  • 1: ozzzie3
  • 1: RoyGBiv
  • 1: wizzack



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I hope this is an easy one.

Name the movie or TV series.



Answer:
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Twin Peaks.

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King of the Forum? Funny. biggrin.gif


All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Movies

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Now we're cooking!

Name that movie:



Answer:
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She (1965)

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Name that movie:

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

Dude, are you made of leprechauns? Cause that was awesome!

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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

Dude, are you made of leprechauns? Cause that was awesome!

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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.

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

Name that album:



Answer:
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Sunfighter, by Paul Kantner and Grace Slick (this was between Jefferson Airplane and Starship)

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A Boy and His Dog.

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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.

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A Boy and His Dog.

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

Name that album:



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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!

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For the true (psychedelic) hippies. smile.gif

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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).



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Patricia Highsmith, author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley and others.

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United States of America...

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

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


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


Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -- Thomas Alva Edison
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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
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^^^ Bingo

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Here's an easy point for someone:

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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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