May 16, 2007

Bound and Gagged Tagged

The lovely Ken S hit me with this one:

Pick out ten favorite movies, then look them up at IMDb. In the overview at the top of each movie's page, there are "Plot Keywords," usually five of them. (Plus more, if you click the link.) Take the first five, and post them. Then the rest of us get to play movie buff and see if we can guess them.
Ok, folks here goes. Y'all know me so this should be a piece of cake, right?   To make  it even easier, these aren't necessarily my MOST FAVORITE, but ones I love to watch again and again, and especially I can fall asleep to them.  In no particular order (that would be too easy!):

1.Anachronistic/ Jewish Humor / Nazi / Actor Playing Multiple Roles / Nazis
(none of these has much to do with the film. Huh.)

2. Christmas/ Concert Scene/ Choreographer/ Choreography/ Dancer
(this is SO EASY)

3.Badminton/ Happy Birthday To You/ Money / Dungeon / Disney Animated Feature
(good luck!)

4. Moon/ Messiah/ Wilhelm Scream / Wuxia Fiction/ Alien Civilization
(yeah, WTF????)

5. Ex Nazi / Air Base / British / Eccentric / Doomsday Machine

6. Fortune / Dysfunctional Family / Quirky / Friendship / Party
(suckers... that's a hint BTW)

7. Dirty Cop / Dock / Criminal Mastermind / Burn Victim / Manipulation

8. Catholic Church / Catholic / Roman Catholic / Blues Music / Country Music

9. Female Killer / Honeymoon / Police / San Francisco California / Serial Killer

10. Multiple Murder / Sidekick / Blind / Sam Spade / Hercule Poirot

Two Bonus, because they didn't fit in the 10:

11. Severed Arm / British Film / Corporeal Mortification / Severed Leg / British

12. Hungry / Fantasy Life / Hardship / Stylized / Enchantment

Play along in the comments, and answers will be posted tomorrow.

As for tagging, well, I'm supposed to tag 10 people, so I'll tag
Mrs. Who,
Beth C,
and Richmond.

Mostly because I want to know what your favorite movies are.

Posted by caltechgirl at May 16, 2007 10:27 PM | TrackBack

Number 5 is Doctor Strangelove. It's way too early in the morning for me to figure out any of the others.

Posted by: Will at May 17, 2007 03:56 AM's only 6:00 AM and I was just checking my Will said, too early yet. But wait till I get home from work.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at May 17, 2007 04:03 AM

#2 is white christmas

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at May 17, 2007 05:20 AM

Cool - and I can't guess any of yours! Must have more caffine...

Posted by: Richmond at May 17, 2007 05:43 AM

Wild guesses, I'm actually terrible at these.

1. "To Be or Not to Be"?

9. One of the Dirty Harry movies?

10. "Murder by Death"?

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at May 17, 2007 05:55 AM

mine is now posted

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at May 17, 2007 07:09 AM

Oh DUHHHH. I just realized that #11 is Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at May 17, 2007 07:26 AM

I want to say #8 is Sister Act. The others I might know have been guessed above. It's way too early in the day for me to figure this out. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at May 17, 2007 07:43 AM

1 - History of the World Part 1?
3 - Badminton? Huh. Robinhood. Frank got it right away when I said, "What's a Disney movie with Badminton in it?" "Robinhood." Yeah, when he said it, I remembered it easily, but that did NOT pop into my head.
4 - Uh. Star Wars? Do I get credit for knowing what a Wilhelm scream is?
9 - Sudden Impact. I had to ask Frank which Dirty Harry movie has a female killer. So if I'm right, he gets half credit.
12 - Ever After?
8 - Blues Brothers?

Note that most of these are followed by question marks.

Posted by: sarahk at May 17, 2007 07:45 AM

1 - Messiah / Wuxia Fiction / War / Invented Language / Disguise

2 - Warp Speed / Messiah / Wuxia Fiction / Fight / Hologram

3 - Humiliation / Melodrama / Alien Contact / Woman In Labour Scene / Human Alien

4 - Computer / Hyperspace / Outer Space / Martial Arts / Invented Language

5 - Wuxia Fiction / No Opening Credits / Kiss / Dismemberment / War

6 - Moon / Messiah / Wilhelm Scream / Wuxia Fiction / Alien Civilization

7 - Convenience Store Clerk / Long Take / Disrespect / Spit In The Face / Anti Social (no way anyone CAN'T figure this one out)

8 - Interrogation / Fight The System / Graphic Violence / Airplane / Confrontation

9 - Bloody Body Of Child / Rain / Darkness / Decapitation / Impalement

10 - Blood / Gimp / Katana Sword / Drug Addict / Long Take

Posted by: Thomas Warlock at May 17, 2007 08:20 AM

#5 is Dr. Strangelove, and #1 is Springtime for Hitler. It's worrisome that I only get the ones with Nazi references.

Posted by: Joel at May 17, 2007 09:02 AM

2, 3, 5, 8. and 10 have been named correctly. The others are still up for grabs.

Posted by: caltechgirl at May 17, 2007 09:47 AM

#1 is the Producers, says Frank.

Posted by: sarahk at May 17, 2007 10:34 AM

4 is Return of the Jedi? Ewoks on Endor.

Posted by: sarahk at May 17, 2007 11:18 AM

#1 is the Producers, says Frank.

Gaah! That's what I was thinking of. I don't know why the title-within-a-title came to mind instead.

Posted by: Joel at May 17, 2007 02:02 PM

#1 possibly 'Top Secret'?

Posted by: Mrs. Who at May 17, 2007 02:28 PM

I'm going to throw votes for #7: Usual Suspects and #9: So I married an axe murderer.

Posted by: ZTZCheese at May 17, 2007 04:43 PM

for #4 I was going to start off with Dune, but I think I'm going with Star Wars: #1/#4/New Hope.

#11: Boxing Helena?

#12: Pursuit of Happyness?

#6: Wedding Crashers?

#9 is on my list so I'm silent on this one.

Posted by: rsm at May 17, 2007 05:14 PM

sarahk is correct on 4, KenS named 11, and ZTZCheese got 7 and 9.

That leaves just 1,6, and 12. Which I must admit were guessed already by someone in a private email. But that's ok. Y'all can still play.

I'm honestly surprised hardly anyone has even GUESSED at 12....

Posted by: caltechgirl at May 17, 2007 05:19 PM

6 sounds like it could be "Five Easy Pieces".

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at May 17, 2007 06:41 PM

12. Cinderella?

Posted by: sarahk at May 17, 2007 07:46 PM


Posted by: sarahk at May 17, 2007 07:50 PM

sarahK is correct. #12 is in fact LOTR: FOTR.

I'll end the suspense for y'all.

#1 is Blazing Saddles. I told you the keywords didn't make any sense. Kudos to those of you who guessed ANY Mel Brooks movie.

#6 is Auntie Mame. Re: the hint, the most famous quote from the movie is when Rosalind Russell, as Mame says:"Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!"

Posted by: caltechgirl at May 17, 2007 11:00 PM

Phew. glad I waited to read the comments before guessing. Didn't get any of them right. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at May 18, 2007 04:52 PM

All I can say is that I think we have nothing in common, except for The Blues Brothers.

Posted by: Aaron at May 18, 2007 06:15 PM

I can do #2 on Thomas Warlock easily. Star Wars.

Posted by: Nancy at May 26, 2007 05:28 PM