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Author Topic: Guess the movie game  (Read 1491 times)

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Guess the movie game
« on: June 26, 2022, 05:41:32 AM »
This is a game for hardcore movie fans.

Make a brief poem or limerick about a movie, old or new, that is at least somewhat known.  See who guesses the movie.

Here goes:

A murderer utterly silent
kills all victims quite neatly.
A taker of lives unrepentant,
removes all evidence completely.
Fuck the fascist right and the fascist left.

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Re: Guess the movie game
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2022, 08:46:13 AM »
This is a game for hardcore movie fans.

Make a brief poem or limerick about a movie, old or new, that is at least somewhat known.  See who guesses the movie.

Here goes:

A murderer utterly silent
kills all victims quite neatly.
A taker of lives unrepentant,
removes all evidence completely.
Hogfather.

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Re: Guess the movie game
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2022, 04:55:24 PM »
The blob, sorry.
Fuck the fascist right and the fascist left.

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Re: Guess the movie game
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2022, 12:59:31 AM »
The blob, sorry.

Didn’t see that one coming, though it totally fits. Seldom thinking further back than the 80s, typically, especially in pop culture, and seeing past the 90s only dimly. It’s a weakness of mine, and it cost me here.

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Re: Guess the movie game
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2022, 05:08:16 AM »
I put this one in another forum, but see if yoh can get it.

At an articulate sphere's behest
an audience learns it's dark tales.
A defender wakes as another earns rest.
and in the end, once again, evil fails.
Fuck the fascist right and the fascist left.

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Re: Guess the movie game
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2022, 10:13:42 AM »
Given how "Show unread posts since last visit" works, everyone probably saw the answer.

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Re: Guess the movie game
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2022, 11:41:43 AM »
NGL, saw oggsmash answer this one. That thread’s pretty popular these days, so Pat might be right. Had to look up the anthology as well as the orb bit to understand the film and the connections to the poem, but I feel like the fact that I could do that shows it fit pretty well. The narrator’s Loc-Nar, huh? Feel like I had heard that name referenced at one point but had no context prior to this. (I feel like I’m not necessarily the best audience for properly guessing on this game, unfortunately, since I’m not great at pop culture and am broadly an uncivilized brute. Still, enjoy the poems and watching other people try their hand, as well as spinning the wheels in my brain to no effect.  ;)  )

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Re: Guess the movie game
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2022, 02:24:49 PM »
Over on the movie movie site people get into movies that are very little known but didn't get heavy metal. Ill try to avoid the esoteric ones.

Ok, here's one I got. Since this isn't a movie page I'll give hints.

A 100° winter
with several folks slain
blame it on microwaves
and hope that it rains.

It's a British scifi horror movie from the 60's  that had a prominent British scifi horror actor.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2022, 02:34:07 PM by Battlemaster »
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Re: Guess the movie game
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2022, 02:40:38 PM »
How about haiku?

suicide is a
game I play she's bright, alive
I love her she dies

It's a geek film, but not the typical geek genres of sf, fantasy, or horror. Dark comedy, plus. Predates the wood-grained boxes. Don't expect anyone to get it.

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Re: Guess the movie game
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2022, 02:49:48 PM »
Over on the movie movie site people get into movies that are very little known but didn't get heavy metal. Ill try to avoid the esoteric ones.

Ok, here's one I got. Since this isn't a movie page I'll give hints.

A 100° winter
with several folks slain
blame it on microwaves
and hope that it rains.

It's a British scifi horror movie from the 60's  that had a prominent British scifi horror actor.

Before I resorted to properly reading the hint I was looking into 100 Degrees Below Zero and trying to see if rain or microwaves somehow come into a plot involving volcanic winter or whatever.  So I was pretty damn far off. I knew for sure at that point I wasn't getting it without doing some digital research, so to speak. I don't know how if at all to do spoilers on this site, so anybody wanting to try to guess it the proper way, be forewarned.



Is it Night of the Big Heat? I really ought to look into the cinema classics a bit more, especially horror, though I've never really been able to get into that genre for some reason. You seem to know that area of artistic expression admittedly a fair bit better, but I appreciate the references and poems because it gives me stuff to look into.

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Re: Guess the movie game
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2022, 02:56:10 PM »
How about haiku?

suicide is a
game I play she's bright, alive
I love her she dies

It's a geek film, but not the typical geek genres of sf, fantasy, or horror. Dark comedy, plus. Predates the wood-grained boxes. Don't expect anyone to get it.

This is gonna sound sad, but even with a brief internet search, I'm not 100% sure what "the wood-grained boxes" even are/were. Oh, millennials. (Though according to wikipedia, I might actually qualify to be Gen Z. Generation categorization is messy, apparently, and there seems to be weak agreement on who is what these days.)
« Last Edit: June 30, 2022, 03:01:45 PM by KindaMeh »

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Re: Guess the movie game
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2022, 03:01:29 PM »
This is gonna sound sad, but even with a brief internet search, I'm not 100% sure what "the wood-grained boxes" even are/were. Oh, millennials.
First printing of OD&D:
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-C9if6Jv1uSw/WEcUN4-7fDI/AAAAAAAAFIc/Z-WH_vkMLsQfGSI-RROOPa0ek0KL34F_QCLcB/s1600/s-l1600.jpg

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Re: Guess the movie game
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2022, 03:04:59 PM »
This is gonna sound sad, but even with a brief internet search, I'm not 100% sure what "the wood-grained boxes" even are/were. Oh, millennials.
First printing of OD&D:
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-C9if6Jv1uSw/WEcUN4-7fDI/AAAAAAAAFIc/Z-WH_vkMLsQfGSI-RROOPa0ek0KL34F_QCLcB/s1600/s-l1600.jpg

Ah. Hence why Wizards may have marketed some things as the Red Box, trying perhaps to make a reference and capitalize on that nostalgia? Or maybe why White Box is an OSR product line that respects the original foundations of the hobby.

Anyway, thanks for the info. Cool to know more about the origins of the hobby. (And to now have a more narrow timeframe. The internet shall help me find your movie, mwahahahahaha!)
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Re: Guess the movie game
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2022, 03:09:24 PM »
This is gonna sound sad, but even with a brief internet search, I'm not 100% sure what "the wood-grained boxes" even are/were. Oh, millennials.
First printing of OD&D:
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-C9if6Jv1uSw/WEcUN4-7fDI/AAAAAAAAFIc/Z-WH_vkMLsQfGSI-RROOPa0ek0KL34F_QCLcB/s1600/s-l1600.jpg

Ah. Hence why Wizards may have marketed some things as the Red Box, trying perhaps to make a reference and capitalize on that nostalgia? Or maybe why White Box is an OSR product line that respects the original foundations of the hobby.
Wood grained box: Early printings of OD&D
White box: Later printings of OD&D
Red box: Mentzer/BECMI basic set
Gold box: The SSI computer game series
There are more box colors, but those are the most commonly referenced.

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Re: Guess the movie game
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2022, 03:10:57 PM »
This is gonna sound sad, but even with a brief internet search, I'm not 100% sure what "the wood-grained boxes" even are/were. Oh, millennials.
First printing of OD&D:
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-C9if6Jv1uSw/WEcUN4-7fDI/AAAAAAAAFIc/Z-WH_vkMLsQfGSI-RROOPa0ek0KL34F_QCLcB/s1600/s-l1600.jpg

Ah. Hence why Wizards may have marketed some things as the Red Box, trying perhaps to make a reference and capitalize on that nostalgia? Or maybe why White Box is an OSR product line that respects the original foundations of the hobby.
Wood grained box: Early printings of OD&D
White box: Later printings of OD&D
Red box: Mentzer/BECMI basic set
Gold box: The SSI computer game series
There are more box colors, but those are the most commonly referenced.

A lot of colored box references I had seen but never understood or questioned are suddenly starting to come together in my head and make sense.