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Re: XX Questions, Game LX

#61 Post by Jamiet99uk » Tue Oct 11, 2022 9:32 am

dargorygel wrote:
Tue Oct 11, 2022 12:26 am
I'd say willy wonka, but there were two ww films.
That was originally a book by Roald Dahl.

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Re: XX Questions, Game LX

#62 Post by JECE » Tue Oct 11, 2022 12:43 pm

damo666 wrote:
Tue Oct 11, 2022 8:40 am
JECE wrote:
Mon Oct 10, 2022 7:53 pm
Jamiet99uk wrote:
Mon Oct 10, 2022 11:51 am
Does the film appear on this list?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... _the_1970s
Yes
Does the film appear in this list under an even numbered year?
Yes

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Re: XX Questions, Game LX

#63 Post by Jamiet99uk » Tue Oct 11, 2022 12:56 pm

^ I think Octavious's question is far too subjective, I think it doesn't need to be answered, tbh.

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Re: XX Questions, Game LX

#64 Post by Octavious » Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:37 pm

It wasn't remotely subjective :razz:
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Re: XX Questions, Game LX

#65 Post by Hamish » Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:55 pm

I think it could be answered, but with the questions we've asked since, we don't need the answer anymore.

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#66 Post by JECE » Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:06 pm

Ha ha. Controversy! Do you withdraw the question, Octavious?
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Re: XX Questions, Game LX

#67 Post by Octavious » Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:05 pm

Indeed, the moment has passed
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#68 Post by Jamiet99uk » Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:13 pm

This requires some work but is solve-able, because a lot of the films of that list are either (a) sequels or part of a series, or (b) star an actor in the male protagonist's who did win an Oscar at some point, or (c) are excluded on the basis of other questions asked in this round.

But I don't have time to do all that cross-referencing right now.

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Re: XX Questions, Game LX

#69 Post by Doom427 » Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:52 pm

Kelly from Kelly's heroes is my guess

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Re: XX Questions, Game LX

#70 Post by Doom427 » Tue Oct 11, 2022 4:30 pm

Doom427 wrote:
Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:52 pm
Kelly from Kelly's heroes is my guess
Wait shit, lol. He's gotten, several oscars. Well, that was my guess anyway

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#71 Post by JECE » Tue Oct 11, 2022 9:33 pm

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Kelly from Kelly's heroes is my guess
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Re: XX Questions, Game LX

#72 Post by VillageIdiot » Wed Oct 12, 2022 2:45 am

I think the funnest clues are that this was a real world person in an American film who would have never ever celebrated Halloween and wasn't in law enforcement but that needed to be double checked due to some level of ambiguity.

There's certainly something to be deduced there (by somebody more knowledgable of 19070's films then I am).

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#73 Post by Jamiet99uk » Wed Oct 12, 2022 3:48 pm

VillageIdiot wrote:
Wed Oct 12, 2022 2:45 am
I think the funnest clues are that this was a real world person in an American film who would have never ever celebrated Halloween and wasn't in law enforcement but that needed to be double checked due to some level of ambiguity.

There's certainly something to be deduced there (by somebody more knowledgable of 19070's films then I am).
What kind of role / job / person would cause the questionmaster to have to think: "possibly law enforcement but I'll have to check...... ok nope"...?

A security guard at a parking garage?

A public toilet attendant?

Someone dressed up as a policeman at a fancy dress party?

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#74 Post by Jamiet99uk » Wed Oct 12, 2022 3:49 pm

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Wed Oct 12, 2022 3:48 pm
Someone dressed up as a policeman at a fancy dress party?
But not a HALLOWEEN PARTY, obviously!!!
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#75 Post by Jamiet99uk » Wed Oct 12, 2022 4:10 pm

I have checked all the films on that list from 1970 and I can rule them all out, as follows:

Kelly's Heroes: No reason to believe the good guys would not have celebrated Halloween.

The Boatniks: Very obscure film, unlikely to hold the answer.

Catch-22: NO – based on a book.

The Cheyenne Social Club: Very obscure film, unlikely to hold the answer.

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes: Actually released in 1969 and included on the Wikipedia list in error.

Doctor in Trouble: NO – film is part of a series.

Hi, Mom: NO – Robert De Nero won an Academy Award.

Hoffman: Very obscure film and not really a comedy.

M*A*S*H: NO – based on a book.

Myra Breckinridge: The main “good guy” is actually a woman, and there is no reason to believe they would not have celebrated Halloween.

The Out-of-Towners: NO – Jack Lemmon won more than one Academy Award.

The Owl and the Pussycat: There is literally a Halloween scene in this movie, so that rules it out.

There’s a Girl in my Soup!: The main male character is a TV chef. There is no possible ambiguity about whether he has anything to do with law enforcement.

The Twelve Chairs: NO – based on a book.

Start the Revolution Without Me: NO – based on two books, of which it is a parody.

There Was a Crooked Man: This has two co-lead actors. Of these, Henry Fonda won an Academy Award and, while Kirk Douglas did not, his role in the film is a robber and later an escaped convict – not any kind of law enforcement figure, but the opposite.

Which Way To The Front?: No reason to believe the good guys would not have celebrated Halloween. Also this film is TERRIBLE and why would you ever pick this rubbish?

Little Big Man: NO – Dustin Hoffman won more than one Academy Award.

So that rules out a film from 1970.

Someone else do 1972?

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Re: XX Questions, Game LX

#76 Post by Hamish » Wed Oct 12, 2022 4:38 pm

I will make a start.

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Re: XX Questions, Game LX

#77 Post by Hamish » Wed Oct 12, 2022 4:46 pm

Another nice mess - cartoon
Avanti! - male lead Jack Lemon who won an Oscar.
Bless this house - British
Everything you always wanted..... - short stories, not really a male lead.
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Re: XX Questions, Game LX

#78 Post by VillageIdiot » Wed Oct 12, 2022 9:57 pm

No charity hints at the finish line, eh? Guess we're going to have to crack this the hard way.

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Re: XX Questions, Game LX

#79 Post by JECE » Wed Oct 12, 2022 11:37 pm

VillageIdiot wrote:
Wed Oct 12, 2022 9:57 pm
No charity hints at the finish line, eh? Guess we're going to have to crack this the hard way.
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Re: XX Questions, Game LX

#80 Post by Doug7878 » Thu Oct 13, 2022 12:04 am

Free guess: Harold (from Harold and Maude)

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