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What Do They Have in Common?


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3 hours ago, Peebs said:

Next:

Ben Kingsley

Robert Duvall

Martin Freeman

Dudley Moore

Jude Law

They all played Doctor Watson?

Kingsley: Without a Clue (1988)

Duvall: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

Freeman: Sherlock (TV series)

Moore: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)

Law: Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

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3 hours ago, cinemaman said:

in  the  city  or  state  of  New  York

Thanks, cinemaman.  Keitel, Stanwyck, and Streisand were born in Brooklyn, and Weaver and Pacino in Manhattan--so all born in New York City itself.

Next:

Julie Andrews

Jane Fonda

Gloria Grahame

Rita Hayworth

Margaret Sullavan

 

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24 minutes ago, uncle charlie said:

They all starred with Glenn Ford?

The first two actresses, no.  The last three, yes.  A good guess, though!

What I have in mind is something that involved both the professional and personal life of each actress.

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33 minutes ago, Fausterlitz said:

The first two actresses, no.  The last three, yes.  A good guess, though!

What I have in mind is something that involved both the professional and personal life of each actress.

They were each married to directors and worked with their spouses?

Julie Andrews & Blake Edwards. (SOB)

Fonda & Roger Vadim. (Spirits of the Dead)

Gloria Grahams & Nicholas Ray. (A Woman's Secret)

Rita Hayworth & Orson Wells (The Lady From Shanghai)

Margaret Sullavan & William Wyler (The Good Fairy)

 

 

 

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Another good question.  Thanks, Fausterlitz!

 

Next:

Walk Don't Run   (1966)

Jim Thorpe--All American (1951)

Downhill Racer (1969)

Miracle (2004)

Richard Jewell (2019)

 

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7 hours ago, Peebs said:

Next:

Walk Don't Run   (1966)

Jim Thorpe--All American (1951)

Downhill Racer (1969)

Miracle (2004)

Richard Jewell (2019)

They all involve the Olympics?

Walk, Don't Run: set during 1964 Summer Olympics (Tokyo)

Jim Thorpe: involves scenes of him at the 1912 and 1932 Summer Olympics (including archival footage)

Downhill Racer: about the U.S. ski team training for the Winter Olympics 

Miracle: about the U.S. Olympic hockey team's triumph over the Russian team (1980 Winter olympics)

Richard Jewell: about the Centennial Olympic Park bombing (1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta)

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Thanks, Peebs!  

Next:

•  Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

•  Outrageous Fortune (1987)

•  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

•  Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

•  What Dreams May Come (1998)

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19 hours ago, Fausterlitz said:

Next:

•  Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

•  Outrageous Fortune (1987)

•  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

•  Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

•  What Dreams May Come (1998)

Hint: the film titles all share a very specific, famous source

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18 hours ago, Fausterlitz said:

Hint: the film titles all share a very specific, famous source

Based on works by Shakespeare?

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Yes...but even more specific than that: all from the same single Shakespeare play, by far his most often-quoted one.  Some other examples would be Murder Most Foul (1964), The Quick and the Dead (1995) and (hopefully this one is the giveaway) To Be or Not to Be (1942/1983).

Dost thou see it now?

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1 hour ago, Fausterlitz said:

Yes...but even more specific than that: all from the same single Shakespeare play, by far his most often-quoted one.  Some other examples would be Murder Most Foul (1964), The Quick and the Dead (1995) and (hopefully this one is the giveaway) To Be or Not to Be (1942/1983).

Dost thou see it now?

Sorry, yes.  Of course, based on Hamlet.  (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern being minor characters from Hamlet.  I guess I was getting a little lazy with my answer!)

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1 hour ago, Peebs said:

Sorry, yes.  Of course, based on Hamlet.  (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern being minor characters from Hamlet.  I guess I was getting a little lazy with my answer!)

No worries, I couldn't really specify what I meant by "a very specific, famous source," so thanks for being a good sport about following through.  I was surprised myself to discover how many film titles have come from that one play!  (Incidentally, screenwriter Ernest Lehman apparently denied that the title of North by Northwest had anything deliberately to do with Hamlet's line "I am but mad north-north-west." )

Nice work as always, Peebs.  Your thread...  🙂

 

 

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Thanks, Fausterlitz.  Another good question. (I'll have to read them more closely next time!)

 

Next, what rather depressing thing do these people have in common:

Brian Keith

Rachel Roberts

Elizabeth Hartman

Spalding Gray

Walter Slezak

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