Wednesday, November 03, 2010

All Caps Scores & Answers

Thanks to all and sundry who played on the blog, on buzz, or on facebook. The very fact that I have my blog content propogated elsewhere made tracking scores a bit more complex than it should have been, and there might be an error or two in the final scoring, but I'm pretty sure it holds to the standard of everyone getting points for first mentions in their chosen mediums. If, not, they're only Fake Worthless Internet Points, right? Without further delay:

  1. (43 Fwips) Davey Cruz
  2. (40 Fwips) Eric Cooper
  3. (32 Fwips) Rob Greene
  4. (31 Fwips) Michelle Younce
  5. (25 Fwips) Kenneth Yee
  6. (20 Fwips) Anne Austin
  7. (15 Fwips) Geary Younce and Matthew Crowley
  8. (13 Fwips) William 'Wam' Atkins
  9. (10 Fwips) Frank Manna and Nick Renfroe
  10. (9 Fwips) Gabriel Soll
  11. (6 Fwips) Karen J Cordano
  12. (5 Fwips) Don Corcoran
  13. (4 Fwips) Agatha Jenkins
  14. (3 Fwips) Nathan Grow
  15. (1 Fwip) Tona Hangen, Kelly Bresnahan, Akaemi Barnett
Congratulations to all of you! Many of you had correct answers that were just a little too late, and all of you would have scored higher if you were just taking it as a recognition test rather than a competition. On the whole, I was highly impressed with your abilities - I chose some pretty obscure frames from some of those films, and very few went fully unanswered. Here are all the answers from all the rounds, in case you care to go back and check yourselves:

Round 0 (No Fwips Awarded):
  1. Brad Pitt in Troy
  2. Olivia Hussey in Romeo and Juliet
  3. Arnold in Conan the Barbarian
  4. Cary Grant in North by Northwest
  5. The end sequence from You Only Live Twice
Round 1:
  1. Buster Keaton in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  2. Michael Caine and Sean Connery in The Man Who Would Be King
  3. George Hamilton in Zorro, the Gay Blade
  4. Eric Bana in Black Hawk Down
  5. Sebastien Foucan in Casino Royale
  6. George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  7. Yuji Okumoto and Brian Imada as the Howard Cosell racers in Better Off Dead
  8. Kate Magowan in Stardust
  9. Christopher Walken in Last Man Standing
Round 2:
  1. Bob Hoskins in The Long Good Friday
  2. Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in Some Like it Hot
  3. Carole Boquet in For Your Eyes Only
  4. Sam Rockwell in Galaxy Quest
  5. Rex Smith, Kevin Kline, et al in The Pirates of Penzance
  6. Deep Roy in The Neverending Story
  7. Sam Elliot in The Golden Compass
  8. Emily Blunt in The Young Victoria
Round 3:
  1. Nick Cage in Raising Arizona
  2. Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in High Society
  3. Tim Curry, Mike McKean et al in Clue
  4. Steve Martin in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  5. Richard Harris in The Count of Monte Cristo
  6. Robert DeNiro in Ronin
  7. Phoebe Cates and Rik Mayall in Drop Dead Fred
  8. Ken Marshall, Liam Neeson, and Alun Armstrong in Krull
  9. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Nora Zehetner in Brick
  10. John Goodman and John Turturro in Barton Fink
Round 4:
  1. Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday
  2. Tim Curry in Legend
  3. Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep
  4. Gabriel Byrne and J.E. Freeman in Millers Crossing
  5. Arnold in Predator
  6. Peter Weller in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension
  7. John Leguizamo in Romeo+Juliet
  8. Stanley Tucci in A Midsummer Night's Dream
  9. Sean Connery in Goldfinger
Round 5:
  1. Russell Crowe and Ron Rifkin in LA Confidential
  2. Rutger Hauer in Ladyhawke
  3. Christian Bale in Empire of the Sun
  4. Eric Bana and Brad Pitt in Troy
  5. Sean Bean in Patriot Games
  6. Tim Roth and Gary Oldman in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
  7. Cory Feldman, Martha Plimpton, et al in The Goonies
  8. Sir Ian McKellan and Jane Seymour in The Scarlet Pimpernel
  9. Bogey again in The Maltese Falcon
  10. Cate Blanchett in An Ideal Husband
  11. Rupert Everett in The Importance of Being Earnest
  12. Madeline Stowe in Last of the Mohicans
  13. Paul Newman in The Sting
  14. Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan in Shanghai Noon
  15. Grace Kelly and Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief
  16. Pete Postlethwaite, Steven Baldwin and Gabriel Byrne in The Usual Suspects
  17. Al Pacino in Heat
  18. Harry Hamlin, Burgess Meredith, et al in Clash of the Titans
  19. Christopher Walken and Grace Jones in A View to a Kill
Any that you're kicking yourself for not recognizing? Which of these movies that you've seen do you enjoy most? Is there one that you want to see now based on this contest?

Monday, November 01, 2010


Competition is fierce!
Scores going in:
  1. (24 Fwips) Eric Cooper
  2. (23 Fwips) Davey Cruz
  3. (22 Fwips) Michelle Younce & Rob Greene
  4. (21 Fwips) Kenneth Yee
  5. (20 Fwips) Anne Austin
  6. (10 Fwips) Frank Manna
  7. (8 Fwips) William Atkins
  8. (6 Fwips) Karen Cordano
  9. (5 Fwips) Don Corcoran
  10. (3 Fwips) Nathan Grow
  11. (1 Fwip) Nick Renfroe, Kelly Bresnahan, Gabriel Soll, Akaemi Barnett