TenPoundHammer wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:05 pm
Precalled "Old Time Rock and Roll" in "Rock and/or Roll Songs". Can't say I've heard of Steve Winwood or the song associated with him.
Nina is wrong, and no one wants to take the coinflip on Pinta/Santa Maria?
No guess on FJ! There were lots and lots and lots and lots of famous films in 1939 and I saw literally no way to narrow this down.
Since 80s (and early 90s) pop music is kind of my thing (google the screen name), I can give you a bit of a pass on Steve Winwood's song, but Steve Winwood himself is famous for his association with Eric Clapton - they were in Traffic together. He also did the original version of "Higher Love", which has seen new life thanks to a remix by Kygo* featuring vocals lifted from Whitney Houston's remake off a Japanese version of the "I'm Your Baby Tonight" album. The song "Roll With It" isn't exactly Winwood's signature song, but it's not a super deep cut - anyone in their late 40s probably heard it on the pop radio stations back in the mid-late 80s.
The coin flip isn't exactly a coin flip. Get it right, and you net +x. Get it wrong, and one opponent nets +2x (your neg plus their correct response) for responding with the only other option, while the other opponent nets +x (not including their original incorrect response, which is already in the books.) So, while it's a coin flip to get it right, you're basically risking more than you could win.
As far as 1939, there really AREN'T that many movies that you have to know - there's a sort of decay in knowledge. When you go back that far, you're only talking about BIG, important, cultural flims. The type of films that would be on AFI's "100 years, 100 movies " list. Even then, there are some, like 1942's "Yankee Doodle Dandy", that probably have been rotated out of the canon by now, or at least appear infrequently. Sorting the list by year, and going +/- 5 years, the significant films from 1934-1943 are probably Snow White, Gone With the Wind, Wizard of Oz, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Grapes of Wrath, Citizen Kane, Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and Fantasia. But the key here is knowing that MLK was from the South - and specifically, Atlanta. Gone With the Wind takes place in Atlanta. It was basically asking "late 30s, film, Southern, possibly Atlanta".
*bonus: Any connection between Kygo and my screen name?