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wmcclain's Avatar wmcclain 07:21 AM 10-18-2012
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's Avatar wmcclain 07:21 AM 10-18-2012
Rankings (points, player):

Round 7 results:

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

Previous rounds:

Spoiler!


-Bill
wmcclain's Avatar wmcclain 07:34 AM 10-18-2012
I hope this is an easy one.

Name the movie or TV series.



Answer:
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Twin Peaks.

-Bill
Michael Sargent's Avatar Michael Sargent 08:15 AM 10-18-2012
Twin Peaks
wmcclain's Avatar wmcclain 08:18 AM 10-18-2012
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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's Avatar Mr.G 10:05 AM 10-18-2012
King of the Forum? Funny. biggrin.gif


wmcclain's Avatar wmcclain 11:35 AM 10-18-2012
Now we're cooking!

Name that movie:



Answer:
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She (1965)

-Bill
wmcclain's Avatar wmcclain 11:37 AM 10-18-2012
J_P_A's Avatar J_P_A 12:51 PM 10-18-2012
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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's Avatar Mr.G 09:16 AM 10-19-2012
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La jetée

-Bill

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



-G
J_P_A's Avatar J_P_A 11:31 AM 10-19-2012
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's Avatar wmcclain 12:18 PM 10-19-2012
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's Avatar simontan 09:41 PM 10-19-2012
Troll Hunter!
J_P_A's Avatar J_P_A 06:58 AM 10-20-2012
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Troll Hunter!

We have a winner! biggrin.gif
wmcclain's Avatar wmcclain 09:24 AM 10-20-2012
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)

-Bill
PooperScooper's Avatar PooperScooper 09:30 AM 10-20-2012
movie



wmcclain's Avatar wmcclain 09:32 AM 10-20-2012
A Boy and His Dog.

-Bill
PooperScooper's Avatar PooperScooper 09:38 AM 10-20-2012
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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's Avatar PooperScooper 09:39 AM 10-20-2012
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A Boy and His Dog.

-Bill
I knew you would get it. smile.gif
wmcclain's Avatar wmcclain 09:42 AM 10-20-2012
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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's Avatar PooperScooper 09:44 AM 10-20-2012
For the true (psychedelic) hippies. smile.gif

Album


wmcclain's Avatar wmcclain 11:17 AM 10-20-2012
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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:
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Patricia Highsmith, author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley and others.

-Bill
lonwolf615's Avatar lonwolf615 11:23 AM 10-20-2012
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

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


United States of America...
PooperScooper's Avatar PooperScooper 12:13 PM 10-20-2012
^^^ Very good! smile.gif You have it (album or CD)?

larry
PooperScooper's Avatar PooperScooper 12:21 PM 10-20-2012
I thought United States of America would be somewhat tough, and this one somewhat easier. We'll see.


PooperScooper's Avatar PooperScooper 06:54 AM 10-21-2012
Here's an easy one for some folks here from a movie:


RUR's Avatar RUR 07:11 AM 10-21-2012
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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's Avatar PooperScooper 07:14 AM 10-21-2012
^^^ Bingo
PooperScooper's Avatar PooperScooper 07:17 AM 10-21-2012
Here's an easy point for someone:

album


Morpheo's Avatar Morpheo 07:36 AM 10-21-2012
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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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