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Guess the Game Game
Topic by: woozy
Posted: March 28, 2007 - 4:43 PM PDT
Last Reply: June 7, 2007 - 12:24 AM PDT

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author topic: Guess the Game Game
DLeonard
post #21  on April 3, 2007 - 5:58 PM PDT  
Is Miki Howard B1?
Is Diana Ross B3?
Is Leelee Sobieski A2?
Is Meredith Salenger c1?

2003

Is one of the hidden names Fairuza Balk?
woozy
post #22  on April 3, 2007 - 7:22 PM PDT  
> On April 3, 2007 - 5:58 PM PDT DLeonard wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Is Miki Howard B1?
Yes
> Is Diana Ross B3?
Yes
> Is Leelee Sobieski A2?
Sure, why not.
> Is Meredith Salenger c1?
Yes
>
> 2003
A2
>
> Is one of the hidden names Fairuza Balk?
Yes
> ---------------------------------


> Names: Miki Howard, Cathy Podewell,Cynthis Szigeti,Uma Thurman, Billie Holliday, Lisa Bentwright, Pamela Peadon, June Haver, Jan Nagyova, Paula Jai Parker, Dorothy Dwan, Marilyn Miller, Leelee Sobieski, Diana Ross, Judy Garland, Cecile de Volanges, Ginger O'Hara, Fairuza Balk, zzzzzzz, Meredith Salenger, Pascale Bardet
> >
> > Years: 1925, 1927, 1939, 1946, 1949, 1972, 1978, 1978, 1980, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2003
> >
> >

> > A:Cecile de Volanges F:_____________
> > A1:__________(1988)
> > A2:Leelee Sobieski(2003)
> > A3:__________
> > A4:__________ FA:__________
> > B:Billie Holiday
> > B1:Miki Howard (1992)
> > B2:__________
> > B3:Diana Ross FB:__________
> > C:_____________
> > C1:Meredith Salenger FC:__________(1999)
> > D:_____________
> > D1:__________
> > D2:__________
> > FD:__________(1925)
> > E:Marilyn Miller
> > E1:June Haver
> > E2:Pamela Peadon(1978)
> > E3:Judy Garland
> > E4:__________ FE:__________
> > (Currently unlabelled Slot for Pascale Bardet)
> >

> > Chart is not alphabetical, not chronological, not ordered by type of celebrity, not geographical.
> > Chart has something to do with movies.
> > xxxxxxxx is/was Meredith Salenger.
> > yyyyyyyy is/was Faiuza Balk.
Cinenaut
post #23  on April 4, 2007 - 10:49 AM PDT  
Is zzzzzzzz A1?
Is Fairuza Balk A3?
Is Pascale Bardet A5?
Is Lisa Bentwright C?

1980?

Is Uma Thurman zzzzzz?
woozy
post #24  on April 4, 2007 - 11:11 AM PDT  
> On April 4, 2007 - 10:49 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Is zzzzzzzz A1?
No.

> Is Fairuza Balk A3?
Yes
> Is Pascale Bardet A5?
Yes
> Is Lisa Bentwright C?
Yes
>
> 1980?
A4
>
> Is Uma Thurman zzzzzz?
>
> ---------------------------------
> Names: Miki Howard, Cathy Podewell,Cynthis Szigeti,Uma Thurman, Billie Holliday, Lisa Bentwright, Pamela Peadon, June Haver, Jan Nagyova, Paula Jai Parker, Dorothy Dwan, Marilyn Miller, Leelee Sobieski, Diana Ross, Judy Garland, Cecile de Volanges, Ginger O'Hara, Fairuza Balk, zzzzzzz, Meredith Salenger, Pascale Bardet
> > >
> > > Years: 1925, 1927, 1939, 1946, 1949, 1972, 1978, 1978, 1980, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2003
> > >
> > >

> > > A:Cecile de Volanges F:_____________
> > > A1:__________(1988)
> > > A2:Leelee Sobieski(2003)
> > > A3:Fairuza Balk
> > > A4:__________(1980) FA:__________
A5:Pascale Bardet
> > > B:Billie Holiday
> > > B1:Miki Howard (1992)
> > > B2:__________
> > > B3:Diana Ross FB:__________
> > > C:Lisa Bentwright
> > > C1:Meredith Salenger FC:__________(1999)
> > > D:_____________
> > > D1:__________
> > > D2:__________
> > > FD:__________(1925)
> > > E:Marilyn Miller
> > > E1:June Haver
> > > E2:Pamela Peadon(1978)
> > > E3:Judy Garland
> > > E4:__________ FE:__________
> > >
> > >

> > > Chart is not alphabetical, not chronological, not ordered by type of celebrity, not geographical.
> > > Chart has something to do with movies.
> > > xxxxxxxx is/was Meredith Salenger.
> > > yyyyyyyy is/was Faiuza Balk.
>
> ---------------------------------



Cinenaut
post #25  on April 4, 2007 - 12:07 PM PDT  
Gah! Uma was already in the list. Sorry, Uma!
woozy
post #26  on April 4, 2007 - 12:16 PM PDT  
> On April 4, 2007 - 12:07 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Gah! Uma was already in the list. Sorry, Uma!
> ---------------------------------

Yeah, well. When you suggested her I panicked for a minute or two in thinking I had left her loveliness off the list. She was meant to be the attraction for this game (with Meredeth and Fairuza being the surprise switch hitters).

So, are you going to take another turn? Maybe put the right name in A1?

Cinenaut
post #27  on April 4, 2007 - 1:39 PM PDT  
Q: Is Uma A1?
A: Yes, indeedy.
woozy
post #28  on April 4, 2007 - 1:50 PM PDT  
> On April 4, 2007 - 1:39 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Q: Is Uma A1?
> A: Yes, indeedy.
> ---------------------------------

Bit sure of yourself, aren't you? Well, yes, Uma Thurman is indeed A1. A role I barely remember her in. It was Fairuza Balk in A3 that I found ... somewhat disturbing.

woozy
post #29  on April 4, 2007 - 2:03 PM PDT  
ReCap:

Names: Miki Howard, Cathy Podewell, Cynthia Szigeti, Uma Thurman, Billie Holliday, Lisa Bentwright, Pamela Peadon, June Haver, Jan Nagyova, Paula Jai Parker, Dorothy Dwan, Marilyn Miller, Leelee Sobieski, Diana Ross, Judy Garland, Cecile de Volanges, Ginger O'Hara, Fairuza Balk, zzzzzzz, Meredith Salenger, Pascale Bardet

Years: 1925, 1927, 1939, 1946, 1949, 1972, 1978, 1978, 1980, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2003


A:Cecile de Volanges F:_____________
A1:Uma Thurman(1988)
A2:Leelee Sobieski(2003)
A3:Fairuza Balk
A4:__________(1980)
A5:Pascale Bardet FA:__________
B:Billie Holiday
B1:Miki Howard (1992)
B2:__________
B3:Diana Ross FB:__________
C:Lisa Bentwright
C1:Meredith Salenger FC:__________(1999)
D:_____________
D1:__________
D2:__________
FD:__________(1925)
E:Marilyn Miller
E1:June Haver
E2:Pamela Peadon(1978)
E3:Judy Garland
E4:__________ FE:__________

PRE>
Chart is not alphabetical, not chronological, not ordered by type of celebrity, not geographical.
Chart has something to do with movies.
xxxxxxxx is/was Meredith Salenger.
yyyyyyyy is/was Faiuza Balk.
DLeonard
post #30  on April 5, 2007 - 1:28 AM PDT  
Is Dorothy Dwan D1?
Is Dorothy Dwan FD?
Is Judy Garland FE?
Is Diana Ross FB?

1994

Is the last missing name Dorothy Gale?

Wow, you don't remember Uma in Dangerous Liasons? She's practically my only memory of that movie.
woozy
post #31  on April 5, 2007 - 10:19 AM PDT  
> On April 5, 2007 - 1:28 AM PDT DLeonard wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Is Dorothy Dwan D1?
Maybe to be mean I should say "no".
But I won't. Yes

> Is Dorothy Dwan FD?
Yes
> Is Judy Garland FE?
Yes
> Is Diana Ross FB?
Yes
>
> 1994
B2
>
> Is the last missing name Dorothy Gale?
Yes.

>
> Wow, you don't remember Uma in Dangerous Liasons? She's practically my only memory of that movie.
> ---------------------------------

Well, I didn't know who she was back then and I haven't seen it since. The seduction/harrasment scene always creeped me out. In hindsight it's hard to imagine Uma is such a victimized role (which in the novel was meant to be a 14 year old). A bit later 14 year old Fairuza Balk, looking all of 11 years old had the same role in Valmont and ... well, I sincerly hope it was intended to creep me out! However I saw it with a woman who said she that the scene was "sweet". I guess it's all a matter of perspective. Gad, people who lost their virginity at an average or younger age are so *weird* compared to those of us who .... waited, yeah, that's the ticket! We waited to have sex... and waited, and waited, and waited....

> Names: Miki Howard, Cathy Podewell, Cynthia Szigeti, Uma Thurman, Billie Holliday, Lisa Bentwright, Pamela Peadon, June Haver, Jan Nagyova, Paula Jai Parker, Dorothy Dwan, Marilyn Miller, Leelee Sobieski, Diana Ross, Judy Garland, Cecile de Volanges, Ginger O'Hara, Fairuza Balk, Meredith Salenger, Pascale Bardet, Dorothy Gale
>
> Years: 1925, 1927, 1939, 1946, 1949, 1972, 1978, 1978, 1980, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2003
>
>

> A:Cecile de Volanges F:_____________
> A1:Uma Thurman(1988)
> A2:Leelee Sobieski(2003)
> A3:Fairuza Balk
> A4:__________(1980)
> A5:Pascale Bardet FA:__________
> B:Billie Holiday
> B1:Miki Howard (1992)
> B2:__________
> B3:Diana Ross FB:Diana Ross
> C:Lisa Bentwright
> C1:Meredith Salenger FC:__________(1999)
> D:_____________
> D1:Dorothy Dwan
> D2:__________
> FD:Dorothy Dwan(1925)
> E:Marilyn Miller
> E1:June Haver
> E2:Pamela Peadon(1978)
> E3:Judy Garland
> E4:__________ FE:Judy Garland
>

> Chart is not alphabetical, not chronological, not ordered by type of celebrity, not geographical.
> Chart has something to do with movies.
> xxxxxxxx is/was Meredith Salenger.
> yyyyyyyy is/was Faiuza Balk.
zzzzzzz is/was Dorothy Gale.


And we're just about done. I think DLeonard's had the whole thing for a while now and if Cinenaut didn't get the F group before, I'm sure he does now.
woozy
post #32  on April 5, 2007 - 3:57 PM PDT  
So have I done this game before? I know I did it on the car talk boards but I don't think I did it here.

'course I could do it with other actors and roles. It'd be fun to work in that Oliver Hardy and Danny Thomas both played the Tin Woodman.

Hmm, what's the longest role/actor chain you can come up with?

I've come up with

Diane Behrens=>Doris Day=>Ruth Etting=>Della Dellmar

But four isn't very hard considering that can be done with just two bio pics and regular pic. Can't seem to get much longer though. I'm surprised how many actresses haven't been portrayed in bio pics (Other than Glenn Close as a stand in no-ones ever played Faye Dunaway) or how many haven't done bio pics (Joan Crawford hasn't seemed to have ever played a real actress). Would have loved to have followed the Minnie Driver=>Brooke Shield thread but it seems to end right there.

Let me know if you can get five.
DLeonard
post #33  on April 7, 2007 - 12:36 AM PDT  
I believe I've figured out how to fill in the blanks, but that's it.

Is Cathy Podewell D2?
Is Meredith Salenger FC?
Is Paula Jai Parker B2?
Is Dorothy Gale F?

1939

Is the order of the names significant?

woozy
post #34  on April 7, 2007 - 2:49 AM PDT  
> On April 7, 2007 - 12:36 AM PDT DLeonard wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I believe I've figured out how to fill in the blanks, but that's it.

Well, that might be all there is to it....

>
> Is Cathy Podewell D2?
Yes
> Is Meredith Salenger FC?
Yes
> Is Paula Jai Parker B2?
Yes
> Is Dorothy Gale F?
Yes
>
> 1939
FE, as you probably already knew.
>
> Is the order of the names significant?
>
Well, the grouping is. but the order... not really. In fact I've been giving them all "yes"es if you guessed the right group.

>
> > Names: Miki Howard, Cathy Podewell, Cynthia Szigeti, Uma Thurman, Billie Holliday, Lisa Bentwright, Pamela Peadon, June Haver, Jan Nagyova, Paula Jai Parker, Dorothy Dwan, Marilyn Miller, Leelee Sobieski, Diana Ross, Judy Garland, Cecile de Volanges, Ginger O'Hara, Fairuza Balk, Meredith Salenger, Pascale Bardet, Dorothy Gale

Only three left!
> >
> > Years: 1925, 1927, 1939, 1946, 1949, 1972, 1978, 1978, 1980, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2003
> >
> >

> > A:Cecile de Volanges F:Dorothy Gale
> > A1:Uma Thurman(1988)
> > A2:Leelee Sobieski(2003)
> > A3:Fairuza Balk
> > A4:__________(1980)
> > A5:Pascale Bardet FA:__________
> > B:Billie Holiday
> > B1:Miki Howard (1992)
> > B2:Paula Jai Parker
> > B3:Diana Ross FB:Diana Ross
> > C:Lisa Bentwright
> > C1:Meredith Salenger FC:Meredith Salenger(1999)
> > D:_____________
> > D1:Dorothy Dwan
> > D2:Cathy Podewell
> > FD:Dorothy Dwan(1925)
> > E:Marilyn Miller
> > E1:June Haver
> > E2:Pamela Peadon(1978)
> > E3:Judy Garland
> > E4:__________ FE:Judy Garland(1939)
> >
>

Only four slots to figure out

woozy
post #35  on April 10, 2007 - 12:33 PM PDT  
I suppose if no-one is interested I should just let the game peter out...

but...

Here is a list of all the words of all the movies and tv shows involved in this game. As well as guessing four names, a year, and a general question you can also try putting together the names of movies. You can put together as many as you want at a time and I will put them where they belong on the chart.

Words:

a an and angel bathroom beautician beverly beyond bless blues boss by came child clouds dangereuses dangereuses dangerous for god heal hills his in in jimmy lady land law les les liaisons liaisons liaisons life lining look malcolm man nebezpecne night of of of oz oz oz oz project reardon return roll she silver sings the the the the the the the the the the the the the the through thyself till to touched TV TV TV TV TV TV valmont who's window witch wiz wizard wizard women x ziegfeld znamosti 90210
woozy
post #36  on April 14, 2007 - 3:24 PM PDT  
Well, no-one seems particularly interested in continuing so I might as well end it.

It was pretty much meant to be a trivia question: What do Cecile de Volanges (the righteous and virginal conquest of Valmont in Dangerous Liasons), Billie Holiday, and Marilyn Miller have in common? (Maybe I should have used Mrs. Irene Hoffman Wallner of Judgement at Nuremberg instead of Marilyn Miller.) The answer, of course, is they were all played by actresses who played Dorothy of "The Wizard of Oz". The idea being of diverse actresses in diverse roles but tied to a common role but with diverse interpretations.

Then I get amused, when I considered other actresses who have played Cecile de Volanges (which is such a perfect name for a trivia question) and the loose connection of Uma Thurman's performance in Dangerous Liaisons compared to Fairuza Balk's child molestation performance of the same role in Valmont with a loose tie to her sweet performance as Dorothy in Return to Oz just seemed .... Well, maybe I got carried away.

Still these actresses-roles-actress chains can be amusing.

Anyway the answers:


A:Cecile de Volanges F:Dorothy Gale
A1:Uma Thurman(1988)
Dangerous Liaisons
A2:Leelee Sobieski(2003)
Les liaison dangereuses-- TV
A3:Fairuza Balk(1989) FA:Fairuza Balk(1985)
Valmont Return to Oz
A4:Jana Nagyova(1980)
Nebezpecne znamosti-- TV
A5:Pascale Bardet(1980)
Les Liaisons Dangereuses-- TV

What is it about that dumb novel that it got remade so many times? I don't get it. Frankly I found the story creepy and unpleasant. I particularly got upset seeing 15 year old Fairuza (looking all of 12) being mauled by Colin Firth. I could definately have lived without seeing her bare baby butt.


B:Billie Holiday
B1:Miki Howard (1992)
Malcolm X
B2:Paula Jai Parker(1994)
Touched by an Angel-- TV: God Bless the Child
B3:Diana Ross(1972) FB:Diana Ross(1978)
Lady Sings the Blues The Wiz

C:Lisa Bentwright
C1:Meredith Salenger(1988) FC:Meredith Salenger(1999)
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon The Oz Witch Project

Perhaps a bit misleading to only have a single actress one-time/one-movie role such as this but 1) I thought the name "Lisa Bentwrght" was a great sounding name and would be a hint in the right direction without making it obvious and 2) I absolutely, totally, completely need to include the hilarious The Oz Witch Project which is so *perfectly* acted and ... bizaar... I still laugh aT Meredith Salenger screaming "Where the fuck is the Yellow Brick Road!?"


D:Ginger O'Hara
D1:Dorothy Dwan(1927) FD:Dorothy Dwan(1925)
The Land that Law Forgot The Wizard of Oz
D2:Cathy Podewell(1990)
Beverly Hills 90201-- TV: She came in through the Bathroom Window

Okay, maybe this is cheating as these roles are obviously different characters with a coincidental common name (or so I assume having seen neither). I felt obligated to include the original Wizard of Oz movie and Dorothy Dwan, despite being a real cutie wasn't in many movies. The original movie is interesting because it was made before the Wizard of Oz became part of our national pathos so it's surprising to see it bearing *no* resemblence to the story we know. Actually in 1902 a stage musical of the Wizard of Oz had been a huge hit and it was the basis of the national pathos then (until the 1939 movie usurped the role). The stage musical was basically comedy and stage extraveganza tied together with a nominal and disposable plot. So the movie has a 20-something year old Dorothy making goo-goo eyes at her pretty boy soldier, Oliver Hardy dressing up as the Tin Man and doing schtick, the Wizard flying an airplane, a stepnfetchit character dressing as the cowardly lion, and imogene the dancing cow. Weird, and not particularly good, stuff.

E:Marilyn Miller
E1:June Haver(1949)
Look for the Silver Lining
E2:Pamela Peadon(1978)
Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women-- TV
E3:Judy Garland(1946) FE:Judy Garland(1939)
Till the Clouds Roll By The Wizard of Oz
E4:Cynthia Szigeti(1984)
Who's the Boss-- TV: Beautician Heal Thyself


Okay, the Cynthia Szigeti one isn't kosher (unless that episode featured a Ziegfeld folly girl which I doubt) but it's cutely retro.

==================
Hmmm, in hindsight maybe this game wasn't as fun as I thought it'd be but it's kind of cute in a stream of Conscience sort of way.
Cinenaut
post #37  on April 16, 2007 - 2:26 PM PDT  
It was a fun game! Especially after DLeonard and I started chipping away at the answers. It did seem a bit daunting at first, but IMDB was very helpful with the pattern recognition.

Of course, I never extrapolated to the Wizard of Oz level of the game.
woozy
post #38  on April 16, 2007 - 3:52 PM PDT  
> On April 16, 2007 - 2:26 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> It was a fun game! Especially after DLeonard and I started chipping away at the answers. It did seem a bit daunting at first, but IMDB was very helpful with the pattern recognition.
>
> Of course, I never extrapolated to the Wizard of Oz level of the game.
> ---------------------------------

Glad you liked it. Here's another two in the same vein:

1) The following roles: Ted Bundy, James Bond, Dr. Liam Neesam, Nayland Smith, Jean Picard, Steve Drexel, Sherlock Holmes, Morgan Edge, Blake Edwards, and Doctor Who

were all played by actors who had what role in common?

2) If the above is too easy or too hard, this next one will be harder or easier:

Leo Bloom, Sweeney Todd were played by two actors who both had what role in common?

3) And just because this leads to such interesting results here's an interesting third. Same thing: a bunch of different roles which were played by different actors who all played one role in common; guess the role.

Prospero, Roger O. Thornhill, Frank Zappa, Cosmo Brown, and the Artful Dodger.
Glangorous
post #39  on June 6, 2007 - 10:02 PM PDT  
> On April 16, 2007 - 3:52 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> 3) And just because this leads to such interesting results here's an interesting third. Same thing: a bunch of different roles which were played by different actors who all played one role in common; guess the role.
>
> Prospero, Roger O. Thornhill, Frank Zappa, Cosmo Brown, and the Artful Dodger.
>
> ---------------------------------

Missed out on the original Oz game. Just saw this new query now, and I think I got the answer: The Mock Turtle?
Glangorous
post #40  on June 6, 2007 - 10:20 PM PDT  
> On April 16, 2007 - 3:52 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> 1) The following roles: Ted Bundy, James Bond, Dr. Liam Neesam, Nayland Smith, Jean Picard, Steve Drexel, Sherlock Holmes, Morgan Edge, Blake Edwards, and Doctor Who
>
> were all played by actors who had what role in common?

Man in line at grocery #3?

No, wait!... Robin Hood.
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