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Kasparius on Sep 3 2013, 07:49:30 PM wrote:
burneyfan on Sep 3 2013, 07:45:24 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Sep 3 2013, 07:34:10 PM wrote:Fine, fine, fine.

Clue number 1:

He pets his tabby with method.
Stupid gut guess:
Dr. No
Nope, I see where you're coming from.

However:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 703AAB5nrX
Oh, hell...yes, I was thinking of Blofeld, but I mix up all my Bond movies. Since it sounds like it shows up in a bunch of them, that's probably not it.

Please tell me there is not a cat in Garden State! (Method Man is in that damn movie, as are my lovely Shins, forever tainted by their participation...and given that their music was used in a stupid McDonalds commercial, that's saying plenty.)
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I would never use that turd for this game!!
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Kasparius on Sep 3 2013, 09:26:00 PM wrote:I would never use that turd for this game!!
I knew I liked you. :wub: :hug: (l)

I'm probably not supposed to hate that movie quite as much as I do, but...dammit, I do!!
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burneyfan on Sep 3 2013, 09:27:24 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Sep 3 2013, 09:26:00 PM wrote:I would never use that turd for this game!!
I knew I liked you. :wub: :hug: (l)

I'm probably not supposed to hate that movie quite as much as I do, but...dammit, I do!!
Same here! I despise it.
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So now I'm working with a method actor and some character named Tabby or Tabetha/Tabitha/Tabatha/whatever. Or a cat. Did Brando pet any cats?
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:whistling:
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*cough*


I believe in America.





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:nod:
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The Godfather?
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Available in action figure form.
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Yes, it's the Godfather:

Brando, the infamous method actor petting a tabby.
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Heeeeeeeeere's Tabby!!!!!

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Oops! Sorry, I'll try to think of something in the next couple of hours. I'm currently going through the good/awful process of trying on all my old maternity clothes, ugh.
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OK, got one...not sure how I'll wing subsequent clues, but we'll see. It's pathetically straightforward. :)

A rich, odd aunt, not a fairy godmother, pretties her up for the ball. The sisters are jealous, but her prince won't be like Cinderella's.
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I don't know.

I haven't seen it but I know that Auntie Mame is rich and eccentric, and in the less famous version she's played by Lucille Ball, which makes no sense as a guess but since the word is there, and since recently I thought of the correct films at times but didn't guess them because I couldn't make them work completely in my head, I am going to haphazardly blurt out Auntie Mame.

Uh, come on, people!
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Great Expectations?
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Not Auntie Mame and not Great Expectations. You've both seen it -- and I'm amused that in both your cases, I don't even have to look. (I DID look for Kasparius, though, JUST in case.) Happy to check for anyone else. :)
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Anna Karenina?

EDIT: Scratch that. Doesn't work for all of the clue.
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PeacefulAnarchy on Sep 7 2013, 01:25:42 AM wrote:Have I seen it?
Yes, Peaceful, you have!
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Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Sep 7 2013, 01:34:08 AM wrote:Anna Karenina?

EDIT: Scratch that. Doesn't work for all of the clue.
Good scratch -- it's not Anna Karenina.
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A League of Their Own?
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funkybusiness on Sep 7 2013, 02:15:08 AM wrote:A League of Their Own?
No, but...ah, okay, I see where you got the ball, and the sisters, I think. Not A League of Their Own.
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burneyfan on Sep 7 2013, 02:27:17 AM wrote:
funkybusiness on Sep 7 2013, 02:15:08 AM wrote:A League of Their Own?
No, but...ah, okay, I see where you got the ball, and the sisters, I think. Not A League of Their Own.
I've never seen it. Grasping at balls.



That nun movie with Whoopi Goldberg?

The sequel to that nun movie with Whoppi Goldberg also identifiable as that nun movie with Whoopi Goldberg?
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funkybusiness on Sep 7 2013, 02:35:43 AM wrote:
burneyfan on Sep 7 2013, 02:27:17 AM wrote:
funkybusiness on Sep 7 2013, 02:15:08 AM wrote:A League of Their Own?
No, but...ah, okay, I see where you got the ball, and the sisters, I think. Not A League of Their Own.
I've never seen it. Grasping at balls.



That nun movie with Whoopi Goldberg?

The sequel to that nun movie with Whoppi Goldberg also identifiable as that nun movie with Whoopi Goldberg?
I was just rushing on here to say -- sorry, funky, I just checked, and you have not seen it! :/ (You're certainly welcome to guess, though!)

Whoopi Goldberg is definitely not in the film.
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A rich, odd aunt, not a fairy godmother, pretties her up for the ball. The sisters are jealous, but her prince won't be like Cinderella's.
Clue #2: Her loss of reputation is a blow, but far worse must be the loss of her trust.
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Well, you said the first clue was totally straightforward -- which, oddly, made it harder for me to think about it -- but I'm assuming there's a little wordplay in the second clue. I'm guessing she meets a bad boy at the ball, wealthy patron auntie doesn't approve and financially cuts her off (she loses her trust). Still sounds like too many stories in my head, but the wheels are turning.
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Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Sep 9 2013, 03:25:10 AM wrote:Well, you said the first clue was totally straightforward -- which, oddly, made it harder for me to think about it -- but I'm assuming there's a little wordplay in the second clue. I'm guessing she meets a bad boy at the ball, wealthy patron auntie doesn't approve and financially cuts her off (she loses her trust). Still sounds like too many stories in my head, but the wheels are turning.
I will confirm wordplay in the second clue (and that the first clue is, as I've said, straightforward), but...

Keep turning those wheels. :)
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Clue #1: A rich, odd aunt, not a fairy godmother, pretties her up for the ball. The sisters are jealous, but her prince won't be like Cinderella's.

Clue #2: Her loss of reputation is a blow, but far worse must be the loss of her trust.
Poor little thread. ;)

Clue #3: "Proper" people can be so judgmental and ostracizing; she's really left out in the cold.
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burneyfan on Sep 10 2013, 12:47:23 AM wrote:
Clue #1: A rich, odd aunt, not a fairy godmother, pretties her up for the ball. The sisters are jealous, but her prince won't be like Cinderella's.

Clue #2: Her loss of reputation is a blow, but far worse must be the loss of her trust.
Poor little thread. ;)

Clue #3: "Proper" people can be so judgmental and ostracizing; she's really left out in the cold.
I don't remember the aunt, but for the rest of the clues I'll guess Way Down East.
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Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Sep 10 2013, 02:27:39 AM wrote:
burneyfan on Sep 10 2013, 12:47:23 AM wrote:
Clue #1: A rich, odd aunt, not a fairy godmother, pretties her up for the ball. The sisters are jealous, but her prince won't be like Cinderella's.

Clue #2: Her loss of reputation is a blow, but far worse must be the loss of her trust.
Poor little thread. ;)

Clue #3: "Proper" people can be so judgmental and ostracizing; she's really left out in the cold.
I don't remember the aunt, but for the rest of the clues I'll guess Way Down East.
Yes, it's Way Down East!

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Clue #1: A rich, odd aunt, not a fairy godmother, pretties her up for the ball. The sisters are jealous, but her prince won't be like Cinderella's.
This is straight plot. Lillian Gish has a dowdy dress for the ball, and is sort of lurking around upstairs. There's an eccentric, wealthy, old aunt in the film -- the sisters decide to fake being nice (or at least halfway civil) to Gish when Gish first meets the family in order to impress this aunt with their generous spirit, even if they are really quite nasty girls). The aunt, who's no fool, decides to help Gish and sees to it that her dress is prettied up and she's coaxed downstairs to the main part of the ball, where she attracts a fair amount of favorable notice -- particularly that of "bad guy" Lennox Sanderson, who is no prince.

Clue #2: Her loss of reputation is a blow, but far worse must be the loss of her trust.
When people discover that Gish is an unmarried mother, they drive her away, talk badly about her, etc., but one of the most heart-rending scenes in the film is when she baptizes her baby with the name of Trust before he dies.

Clue #3: "Proper" people can be so judgmental and ostracizing; she's really left out in the cold.
The first half of the clue is simply true; when Squire Bartlett learns Gish's story, he throws her out of the house in a snowstorm, and Gish has her big scenes where she nearly freezes to death on the icy river.
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B-b-b-b-bump!
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I was just looking at that. Ugh! No kitties! I'm desperately trying to get work done for tomorrow morning right now (ugh-- power point), but I think I have something in mind, so I'll try to post a clue within the half hour.
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Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Sep 15 2013, 08:28:35 PM wrote:I was just looking at that. Ugh! No kitties! I'm desperately trying to get work done for tomorrow morning right now (ugh-- power point), but I think I have something in mind, so I'll try to post a clue within the half hour.
That kitten turd castle can wait, Local!
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OK, we'll start with a general clue-- maybe it will fit other movies?-- and then I'll follow up with another clue in about half an hour.

On a small number of official lists.

Clue #1: The cast credits for this film feature many character names, but in the movie itself I doubt any character names are mentioned.
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Sleuth?
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Kasparius on Sep 15 2013, 08:57:58 PM wrote:Sleuth?
No, not the one I had in mind. Was that true for Sleuth?
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Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Sep 15 2013, 08:59:22 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Sep 15 2013, 08:57:58 PM wrote:Sleuth?
No, not the one I had in mind. Was that true for Sleuth?
Don't really know/remember. For some reason I seem to remember a credit sequence where they show all their character variations, but I don't know if they remain nameless.
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Kasparius on Sep 15 2013, 09:09:12 PM wrote:
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Sep 15 2013, 08:59:22 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Sep 15 2013, 08:57:58 PM wrote:Sleuth?
No, not the one I had in mind. Was that true for Sleuth?
Don't really know/remember. For some reason I seem to remember a credit sequence where they show all their character variations, but I don't know if they remain nameless.
In my movie, there are a lot of characters, but if I asked you for their names right before the end credits, you'd say you had no idea.
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Microcosmos?
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