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Post by flaiky » November 22nd, 2017, 12:53 am

I remember playing this on IMDb back in the day, it's not a bad way to waste some time.

Basically, load a "random article" on Wikipedia (available underneath the logo, five lines down), then use any link on that page, and then that page, to try and lead you to Stanley Kubrick's article in as few clicks as possible. You can't go back and try a different link, no cheating!

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Start: Amiga video connector
1. RGB color model
2. Photography
3. Filmmaking
4. Film director (dammit, I really thought this would include a link!)
5. Film (man, this didn't either)
6. Film history
7. Stanley Kubrick

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1. Romania
2. Cannes Film Festival
3. Apocalypse Now
4. List of films considered the best
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey (film)
6. Stanley Kubrick

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1. Bolivia
2. Culture of Bolivia
3. Latin American culture
4. Academy Award
5. Cinema of the United States
6. Stanley Kubrick

I'm sure someone can do it in less than 6!
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Post by albajos » November 22nd, 2017, 1:10 am

1. Harry Guest
2. United Kingdom
3. List of films considered the best
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (film)
5. Kubley Stanrick

so that would be 4
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Post by Mate_cosido » November 22nd, 2017, 1:22 am

4 as well

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Post by Cynical Cinephile » November 22nd, 2017, 1:26 am

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Post by Cynical Cinephile » November 22nd, 2017, 1:32 am

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2. Martin Scorsese
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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » November 22nd, 2017, 3:36 am

1. Four in a Bed
2. United Kingdom
3. List of films considered the best
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (film)
5. Stanley Kubrick

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » November 22nd, 2017, 7:33 am

I lucked out with my starting "random article", since it was a page for a film, haha:

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1. Warner Bros.
2. Inception
3. Stanley Kubrick

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Post by jvv » November 22nd, 2017, 10:14 am

Start: Asterivora albifasciata

1. New Zealand
2. Lord of the Rings
3. Academy Awards
4. Best Director
5. Stanley Kubrick

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Post by Daviddoes » November 22nd, 2017, 12:27 pm

Start: Maritime identification digits
1. North America
2. United States
3. New Hollywood
4. Stanley Kubrick

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Post by matthewscott8 » November 22nd, 2017, 12:45 pm

I knew that Kubrick studied at Columbia, but he isn't on the damned alumni list!!! Feel like this is a pretty poor effort given I started off with an actor.

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Post by matthewscott8 » November 22nd, 2017, 12:56 pm

Another poor effort, though at least I had a bad starting article to justify it. I at least learned something here, Kubrick really felt that Gance's Napoleon was a poor film,
"I found it really terrible. Technically [Gance] was ahead of his time and he introduced new film techniques - in fact Eisenstein credited him with stimulating his initial interest in montage - but as far as story and performance goes it's a very crude picture."
:facepalm: :'(

I had really thought that it would have been easier to draw a link between Kubrick and Napoleon given his famously unrealised film project Napoleon, but it was incredibly difficult, and non hyperlinked "Napoleon"s were not helpful either :pinch:

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Post by matthewscott8 » November 22nd, 2017, 1:03 pm

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1. Canada
2. Culture of Canada
3. James Cameron
4. Academy Award for Best Director
5. Stanley Kubrick

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Post by matthewscott8 » November 22nd, 2017, 1:07 pm

Boom, joined the "4" club. Time to hang up my spurs I think :unsure:

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Post by jvv » November 22nd, 2017, 1:39 pm

I also joined the "4" club.

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Post by matthewscott8 » November 22nd, 2017, 5:39 pm

Boom, "3" club. Probably given a lot of people a route to 3 here:

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Post by Carmel1379 » November 22nd, 2017, 5:52 pm

jvv on Nov 22 2017, 06:39:51 AM wrote:1. beetle
2. cyborgs
I like this link. "Technological adaptations have also utilised living beetles as cyborgs. For example, a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency funded project implanted electrodes into adult male Rhinoceros beetles, allowing them to be remotely controlled via a radio receiver held on its back. Electrical signals delivered via the electrodes command the insect to take off, turn left or right, or hover in midflight."

Kubrick is way too famous, I think this would be way more fun if you had to go in precisely the opposite direction - find something obscure and esoteric. [Without cheating by following the small subset of links that page already has in advance.]
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Post by flaiky » November 22nd, 2017, 9:33 pm

Yeah I was going to say, does someone want to suggest a new target, something a bit more obscure?(let's not go quite to "Find Kōji Yakusho" levels quite yet, though it could get gradually harder)
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Post by albajos » November 22nd, 2017, 9:43 pm

Large Hadron Collider ? 1480 links

or person

Neil deGrasse Tyson? 1220 links


Or if you want to go with a director, how about Atom Egoyan or Sarah Polley? (Polley is the easiest of those two with 50% more links on wikipedia, 970 vs 662) the popularity of Kubrick 4080 by the way)
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Post by flaiky » November 22nd, 2017, 10:32 pm

Yeah let's keep it film themed. We're already going pretty difficult, but alright! Let's try Polley:

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1. United States
2. Canada
3. National Film Board of Canada
4. Sarah Polley

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Post by joachimt » November 22nd, 2017, 10:39 pm

I just tried Kubrick, but after 8 or 9 clicks I still wasn't there, so I got bored. I suck at this.
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Post by weirdboy » November 22nd, 2017, 11:24 pm

PeacefulAnarchy on Nov 21 2017, 08:36:01 PM wrote:2. United Kingdom
3. List of films considered the best
That seems like sort of a random connection to have in an article about United Kingdom.

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Post by albajos » November 22nd, 2017, 11:33 pm

weirdboy on Nov 22 2017, 04:24:57 PM wrote:
PeacefulAnarchy on Nov 21 2017, 08:36:01 PM wrote:2. United Kingdom
3. List of films considered the best
That seems like sort of a random connection to have in an article about United Kingdom.
Is it though? You would write about a land's culture and when media is a big export some movies will be mentioned. It's more impressive that the one that wrote this actually know there was such a list on wikipedia and/or linked to it in the text.
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Post by weirdboy » November 22nd, 2017, 11:49 pm

albajos on Nov 22 2017, 04:33:32 PM wrote:
weirdboy on Nov 22 2017, 04:24:57 PM wrote:
PeacefulAnarchy on Nov 21 2017, 08:36:01 PM wrote:2. United Kingdom
3. List of films considered the best
That seems like sort of a random connection to have in an article about United Kingdom.
Is it though? You would write about a land's culture and when media is a big export some movies will be mentioned. It's more impressive that the one that wrote this actually know there was such a list on wikipedia and/or linked to it in the text.
Looking at the page in more detail there is an entire section labeled Cinema which has a large number of 1-hop options to get to Stanley Kubrick.

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Post by Cynical Cinephile » November 23rd, 2017, 12:29 am

I don't know many Sarah Polley films of the top of my head which makes this very difficult.

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Post by Kublai Khan » December 1st, 2017, 6:15 am

1. Fallturm Bremen
2. Weightlessness
3. Tom Cruise
4. Stanley Kubrick

Not bad. I thought weightlessness would lead to centripedal force and/or 2001: A space odyssey tech. But then future Tom Cruise film "The Mummy" mentioned out of nowhere. (guerilla marketing?)

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Post by Jimi Antiloop » December 6th, 2017, 1:21 am

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2. Venice
3. Venice Film Festival
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Post by TajSamKojiJesam » February 24th, 2018, 6:07 pm

I played this game a few years ago; this was my version of the more famous "Five Clicks to Jesus" game. Never expected to see it here!

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 16th, 2018, 11:09 pm

I'm annoyed at the world, so time to find Mr. Kubrick:

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1. United Nations
2. UNESCO
3. International Council for Film Television and Audiovisual Communication
4. Cinémathèque Française
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Post by TajSamKojiJesam » November 17th, 2018, 10:34 am

Start: Jintur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
1. India
2. Cinema of India
3. Warner Bros.
4. Cinema of the United States
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Post by Lakigigar » November 18th, 2018, 1:14 am

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Post by Cinepolis » February 10th, 2019, 7:08 pm

Start: Fioretti (surname)
1. Little Flowers of St. Francis
2. Federico Fellini
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Post by albajos » February 10th, 2019, 7:17 pm

Start: Borki, Ryki County (not exactly many links to pick from here)
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2: UK
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Post by Lammetje » February 23rd, 2019, 6:57 pm

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Post by monclivie » February 28th, 2019, 7:59 pm

Start: Ingmar Bergman (seriously, what are the chances)
1. List of film director and actor collaborations
2. Stanley Kubrick
Nah, almost like cheating.

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Nope. Still too easy.

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Post by joachimt » February 28th, 2019, 9:55 pm

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I could probably have gone quicker from Star Wars to Kubrick.
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Post by mjf314 » March 1st, 2019, 7:32 am

joachimt wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 9:55 pm
I could probably have gone quicker from Star Wars to Kubrick.
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Post by joachimt » March 1st, 2019, 7:45 am

Another try then.

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