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Describe A Movie Based On Poetry

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In this new game, whoever controls the thread must write a short rhyming poem that describes a particular movie. Everyone else can then guess from the poetry what that movie is. Here is the first poem; can you name the movie?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A movie actor walks alone by himself,

 

 

 

Discovering that his career has been put back on a shelf.

 

 

 

He then meets up with two of his perky friends,

 

 

 

And soon becomes a part of many song and dance numbers that only musicals can amend.

 

 

 

He meets a tall guy who is rather tough,

 

 

 

But who'd probably rather watch "Faust" than act rough.

 

 

 

Oh, these actors talk and dance both in the sun and in the dark,

 

 

 

But they discover that the only place to use the darkness for music is in a certain New York park.

 

Edited by: THEMovieman on Jan 25, 2013 10:08 PM

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You're obviously talking about "The Band Wagon". Fred Astaire is the veteran actor, the perky friends are Nanette Fabray and Oscar Levant, Jack Buchanan is the tall guy, and Fred dances in the dark with Cyd Charisse. Now, here's my contribution (in limerick form):

 

A drunkard and former gun runner

Was once in love with a stunner.

She came back in his life,

Which caused him some strife,

"Cause he knew that another had won her.

 

He grabbed her and looked her straight in the eye,

And then without even heaving a sigh,

From out of the blue

Came "Here's looking at you!",

The words that comprised his good-bye.

 

Anyone who can't guess this movie probably doesn't belong on these message boards.

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{color:black}{font:Times New Roman}There once was a girl,

who dreamed of another world.

But she woke up in her bed

to be grateful instead

with her dog curled in her lap.{font}

 

{color:black}{font:Times New Roman}While lying in her room,

{font}{color:black}{font:Times New Roman}witches on brooms and shiny red shoes,

{font}{font:Times New Roman}things ugly and things of beauty

{font}{font:Times New Roman}her imagination could see

{font}{font:Times New Roman}but these places of new are not on a map.{font}

 

Edited by: allaboutlana on Feb 11, 2013 2:29 PM

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Obviously, "The Wizard Of Oz". Try this on:

 

A dancer looks for a blonde,

Of whom he has grown very fond.

She's kept out of sight

Until one summer's night.

When a man drives her into a pond.

 

From that night in the pond in a car,

Her talent takes her quite far.

She even gets to sing

With that fellow called Bing

And becomes a big movie star.

 

This one's not as easy as the last couple of poems, but it's not all that difficult either. Give it a try.

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Yes, it's "Holiday Inn". Bing doesn't want Fred Astaire to steal Marjorie Reynolds away for his dance act, so he tells Gus the handyman to drive her around a while when he picks her up at the train station. He ends up driving into a pond. OK, Mr. 6666, it's your turn to dazzle us with some original poetry.

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In a mid western town,

Three friends play.

When they grow up,

One moves away.

 

While he's gone, his friend looses money.

He winds up with girl, whose quite a honey.

He gets a job, works on a train.

Thou he looses his legs, he won't go insane.

 

Hope I did this right.

:)

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thanks flash,

 

Yes, it's Kings Row

 

This film is considered to be Ronald Reagan's best film and one in which he might have earned an Oscar had Warner Bros. promoted it instead of "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and James Cagney (who won).

 

Your turn

 

:)

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Thanks, Gipper. Trying one here, sort of a tribute to Ogden Nash.

 

Type it and pen it,

The Poet is in it!

 

No dinghies or barges,

But Cavalry charges.

 

Sabers and axes,

And Thuggee fanatics.

 

Aggression is borne --

A warning horn.

 

A tribute; quote it,

And the Poet who wrote it.

 

"You know what assonance means, don't you.-- It means you got the rhyme wrong."

...Michael Caine in *Educating Rita*.

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:) Thanks, Sixes. The plot itself is based on a Rudyard Kipling poem, and Reginald Sheffield portrays Kipling in this dramatization. I believe there are other filmscripts that trace back to poems, but I can't think of any.

 

Sixes' thread.

 

 

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Here's one:

 

 

They said the sun never set on the British empire,

 

 

And it can also be said that "good old Nick" would have been a fair umpire.

 

 

This rule-abiding WWII veteran would probably memorize and know well every rule of the game bridge,

 

 

Just as he'd most certainly build a big bridge.

 

 

He'd think of the Geneva Code as quite groovy,

 

 

Can you name the movie?

 

 

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Oh-kaaay:

 

I've heard of a gumshoe named Sam

Whose mumblings all sounded like spam.

But then he got word

Of an ebony bird --

And decided to go on the lam.

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