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Re: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by JayK33 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:07 pm

Guess who got today's FJ right, and therefore can already be glad he won't be getting an FJ shutout this week? :)


Well, not me. Congrats to whoever did, though.

I had to guess someone and for some reason, Hilary Swank came to mind, so I went with her. I'm now looking up info about her to see if it's a justifiable guess. And well, she got married in 1997 to Chad Lowe, an actor and director (although his first credit for the latter is apparently from 2000, but close enough), who has an also-famous brother in Rob Lowe. She has won Academy Awards but not as early as 1997. Well I guess I'll take what I can get.

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Post by floridagator » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:15 pm

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Post by Euphonium » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:32 pm

Accidentally posted this in yesterday's thread:

For some reason I got stuck on the fact that Gwyneth Paltrow is Blythe Danner's daughter and figured maybe she has other family in the film industry, too. I couldn't remember what year Shakespeare in Love came out but knew it had to be around there.

clprez noted that her father was a screenwriter and producer.
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Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:42 am

econgator wrote:
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Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:43 pm
I answered ensign, but do know that it is not an officer rank.
Yeah, it is.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:05 am

After FJ I was mad at myself. For missing, for forgetting the '90s portion of my previously-memorized lists of winners, for not piecing together that married to director + brother in law producing = brothers = Coen brothers, and also, how the !@#& did I not remember a vital bit of movie trivia like Frances McDormand being married to one of the Coen brothers!? *sigh* So many ways to get this right, so many failures.


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Post by harrumph » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:31 am

For FJ I knew that it was the Coen brothers, I knew it was Fargo, but I blanked on the name of the actress.

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Post by seaborgium » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:55 am

Euphonium wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:32 pm
Accidentally posted this in yesterday's thread:

For some reason I got stuck on the fact that Gwyneth Paltrow is Blythe Danner's daughter and figured maybe she has other family in the film industry, too. I couldn't remember what year Shakespeare in Love came out but knew it had to be around there.

clprez noted that her father was a screenwriter and producer.
You could have edited it out. I just saw some talk about Gwyneth Paltrow, then two posts later you saying you posted in the wrong thread. So that affected my FJ thought process; I don't know if I would have gotten it right on my own. It wasn't exactly a spoiler, but I would prefer not to have seen it, and it was within your power to prevent that even after the option to delete the post itself was gone.

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Post by alietr » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:56 am

Even with the picture below (which I think I've put on here before), I just didn't get there on this one.
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Post by John Boy » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:01 am

Linear Gnome wrote:
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For those board members with Navy experience the miss on the rank for the 2-striper would be a good time not to have a drink in the mouth.
I got confused because, with an Air Force background, the word "stripes" sent me to enlisted ranks. I'm familiar with the insignia the clue is talking about, but somehow never thought of it as "stripes". If the clue had referenced the collar insignia (which are essentially the same between the Air Force and Navy), in this case two bars, I would have made the correct conversion from Air Force Captain to Navy Lieutenant.

For FJ!, I fell into the initial trap of thinking of Titanic which was a 1997 movie that won its Academy Awards in 1998. Even if I had avoided that mistake, and even if I had picked up on the brothers clue, I'm not sure I would have gotten it. Too bad, because I think Frances McDormand is great.
Same here. "Stripes" to me are on the shoulder, and two stripes are a corporal, or in the navy a what, petty officer?

The army captain and navy lieutenant wear two BARS, although I guess I'm forgetting naval ranks being displayed with stripes at the end of the sleeve. It's all so confusing. All I ever have to remember is that my wife outranks me. Or so she keeps saying.

Only 1997 movie that came to mind was Titanic, with no Oscar-winning ladies coming to mind (probably because none exist). Never got out of the depths of the Atlantic to think about Fargo.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:20 am

alietr wrote:
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Even with the picture below (which I think I've put on here before), I just didn't get there on this one.
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Re: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bartleby » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:36 am

31,400 coryat.

Had a little trouble getting to McDormand, not only from the aforementioned 1996 release/1997 ceremony confusion, but also the supremely disingenuous description of the film as being directed by one brother and produced by the other. Union rules at the time notwithstanding, it was/is common knowledge that both of them directed and produced Fargo, just like all of their other movies.
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:55 am

52 R
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FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Gilt/Guilt, Acadians/Akkadians, Naiad, Arthur C. Clarke, Lieutenant, Bavaria, (Christopher), Francis, Alexander, Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana

Only misses were Incorrect Score Card, Shoreleave, Incidental, the Eurythmics song, and Uncle Kracker.

Probably would have gotten the remaining two in Bridge Burners.

Final Jeopardy: Brother-in-Law. That surely is the Coen Brothers. 1997 Oscars indicate 1996 film. Coen Brothers film 1996 == Fargo. Best Actress for Fargo == Frances McDormand. Very thankful to have a Mom who is a HUGE movie fan.
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Post by Woof » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:56 pm

Well, this was an improvement from Monday's game. For FJ, I got quickly to the Coen brothers and Fargo and came up with Frances McDormand. Then I spent the rest of Think Music fretting that I'd put down the wrong name ("wasn't she the wife in Independence Day?" -- my brain trying to kill me as usual)

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Post by MtlMike » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:38 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:09 pm
I wish the writers would specify "s/he won the award in 1997 for a movie released in 1996," for example. Barring that, I guess we just have to continue to assume that when they say they won in 1997, they really mean won in that year for the movie released the prior year. But really - they could clear it up so easily.
Agreed. In this case for example, instead of "In 1997 she became the first to win an Oscar ...", they could phrase it as:

For the movie year 1996 she became the first to win an Oscar ... "

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Post by Volante » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:53 pm

MtlMike wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:38 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:09 pm
I wish the writers would specify "s/he won the award in 1997 for a movie released in 1996," for example. Barring that, I guess we just have to continue to assume that when they say they won in 1997, they really mean won in that year for the movie released the prior year. But really - they could clear it up so easily.
Agreed. In this case for example, instead of "In 1997 she became the first to win an Oscar ...", they could phrase it as:

For the movie year 1996 she became the first to win an Oscar ... "
'Movie year' just raises more problems. Heck, Charlie Chaplin won in 1973 for a movie originally released in 1952.
McDormand won in 1997. That's all you need.

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Post by harrumph » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:07 pm

We had a Uranus clue in this game. Contestants should get double the value if they add a guffaw to their response.

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Post by morbeedo » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:11 pm

Great FJ and surprised it was a TS. I'm never going to sit down and memorize lists of Oscar winners by year, but it helps to have both the 90s and filmmaking brothers in the clue (the directing/producing distinction notwithstanding). Also helps that Frances McD won her second Oscar in 2018. Would it have helped even more to have the category named "OSCAR WINNING ACTRESSES" ?

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Re: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Elijah Baley » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:46 pm

Volante wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:53 pm
MtlMike wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:38 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:09 pm
I wish the writers would specify "s/he won the award in 1997 for a movie released in 1996," for example. Barring that, I guess we just have to continue to assume that when they say they won in 1997, they really mean won in that year for the movie released the prior year. But really - they could clear it up so easily.
Agreed. In this case for example, instead of "In 1997 she became the first to win an Oscar ...", they could phrase it as:

For the movie year 1996 she became the first to win an Oscar ... "
'Movie year' just raises more problems. Heck, Charlie Chaplin won in 1973 for a movie originally released in 1952.
McDormand won in 1997. That's all you need.
Yeah, I don't know that "movie year" clarifies things, but this is a constant source of confusion when you're talking about the Oscars and it would be incredibly easy to fix so that we're all starting from the same point. The award for Limelight is probably the only time there has been such a long passage of time between release and award, although I think it's predicated on a movie's 1972 release in Los Angeles. Casablanca is another confusing one because it had a limited release in 1942, national release in '43 and then finally got awards in the Oscar ceremony in '44. Those are very rare exceptions.

In any event, there's really no reason that they couldn't provide the information clarifying the year released and the award year.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:49 pm

harrumph wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:07 pm
We had a Uranus clue in this game. Contestants should get double the value if they add a guffaw to their response.
Or they can at least add ", Alex?" to the end of their response. So much funnier to say "What is Uranus, Alex?" Maybe points for saying "Where" instead of "What" as well.

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Re: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:11 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:46 pm
Volante wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:53 pm
MtlMike wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:38 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:09 pm
I wish the writers would specify "s/he won the award in 1997 for a movie released in 1996," for example. Barring that, I guess we just have to continue to assume that when they say they won in 1997, they really mean won in that year for the movie released the prior year. But really - they could clear it up so easily.
Agreed. In this case for example, instead of "In 1997 she became the first to win an Oscar ...", they could phrase it as:

For the movie year 1996 she became the first to win an Oscar ... "
'Movie year' just raises more problems. Heck, Charlie Chaplin won in 1973 for a movie originally released in 1952.
McDormand won in 1997. That's all you need.
Yeah, I don't know that "movie year" clarifies things, but this is a constant source of confusion when you're talking about the Oscars and it would be incredibly easy to fix so that we're all starting from the same point. The award for Limelight is probably the only time there has been such a long passage of time between release and award, although I think it's predicated on a movie's 1972 release in Los Angeles. Casablanca is another confusing one because it had a limited release in 1942, national release in '43 and then finally got awards in the Oscar ceremony in '44. Those are very rare exceptions.

In any event, there's really no reason that they couldn't provide the information clarifying the year released and the award year.
I still don't know why it's confusing...
I guess we just have to continue to assume that when they say they won in 1997, they really mean won in that year...Yes, a good assumption...If there are examples where they screwed up the distinction in the past, that's a separate issue.

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