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#1 Old 06-01-2017, 01:11 PM
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Here's a new game we can play. We played this over at The Saucy Vegan, but I'm sad to report, SV has gone offline, so I thought I'd introduce it here.

Your job, if you decide to accept it, is to guess the title of a film, a play, a song, a book, an opera- whatever it is- based on the clue I give.

If you don't know the answer, players can ask up to ten questions for further clues. Questions must be of the 'yes-or-no' type, like, "Was the song composed by George and Ira Gershwin," etc. If you're absolutely stumped, you can simply ask for an extra clue.

Whoever guesses the title right wins, and must then pose the next puzzle. Be sure to state what it is (book, movie, etc.) and provide a relevant clue. Shall we?

Here's the first one. I'll try to make it easy-

A movie, based on a play. Lovers reunite in war-torn Africa.

"There is more wisdom in the song of a bird, than in the speech of a philosopher...." -Oahspe
"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
"The fact is, none of us truly win, until we all win."

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#2 Old 06-01-2017, 07:14 PM
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Does it star Meryl Streep?

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“Under the twinkling trees was a table covered with Guatemalan fabric, roses in juice jars, wax rose candles from Tijuana and plates of food — Weetzie's Vegetable Love-Rice, My Secret Agent Lover Man's guacamole, Dirk's homemade pizza, Duck's fig and berry salad and Surfer Surprise Protein Punch, Brandy-Lynn's pink macaroni, Coyote's cornmeal cakes, Ping's mushu plum crepes and Valentine's Jamaican plantain pie."

from Witch Baby, Francesca Lia Block, 1991
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#3 Old 06-01-2017, 07:44 PM
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No. Good guess, but try again.

"There is more wisdom in the song of a bird, than in the speech of a philosopher...." -Oahspe
"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
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#4 Old 06-03-2017, 11:05 PM
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Is it Casablanca?
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#5 Old 06-03-2017, 11:58 PM
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Dingdingding! You got it, @Purp . Well done. Your turn to dazzle us with a stumper.
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"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
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It's a book and a movie about a boarding school.

Anytime I think I'm perfect, I remember that my cousin lives on an island, and I've never walked over to visit her.
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Has the book been made into a movie more than once?
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"There is more wisdom in the song of a bird, than in the speech of a philosopher...." -Oahspe
"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
"The fact is, none of us truly win, until we all win."
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Has the book been made into a movie more than once?
Nope.

Anytime I think I'm perfect, I remember that my cousin lives on an island, and I've never walked over to visit her.
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#9 Old 06-04-2017, 11:06 PM
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Is it about Harry Potter?
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"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
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Is it about Harry Potter?
Why, yes it is. How'd you know?

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#11 Old 06-06-2017, 01:31 PM
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Why, yes it is. How'd you know?
My first thought was, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, but it's been filmed more than once. Then I thought, Dead Poets Society, but it wasn't a book, just a film. Harry Potter was a lucky guess.

The question is, which film? Is it the first one, The Sorcerer's Stone?
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"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
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My first thought was, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, but it's been filmed more than once. Then I thought, Dead Poets Society, but it wasn't a book, just a film. Harry Potter was a lucky guess.

The question is, which film? Is it the first one, The Sorcerer's Stone?
Yes, it is.

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#13 Old 06-07-2017, 12:26 PM
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Okay, this one may not be so easy-

A #1 hit song from the 1950s that was banned from Boston radio, for being too 'suggestive.' It's about a girl and boy on a date.

"There is more wisdom in the song of a bird, than in the speech of a philosopher...." -Oahspe
"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
"The fact is, none of us truly win, until we all win."
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Wake up Little Susie - Everly bros ?
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Wake up Little Susie - Everly bros ?
You got it! Were you around back then? Your go....

"There is more wisdom in the song of a bird, than in the speech of a philosopher...." -Oahspe
"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
"The fact is, none of us truly win, until we all win."
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Just love '50s and early '60s music is all.

OK, hope this won't be too hard.

A movie based on a play which is based on another play.
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I'm gonna go for broke and say, My Fair Lady?

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"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
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#19 Old 06-10-2017, 11:22 PM
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Is the movie a musical?

"There is more wisdom in the song of a bird, than in the speech of a philosopher...." -Oahspe
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No it isn't

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#21 Old 06-10-2017, 11:42 PM
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Hmm. Can you provide a little more of a hint- maybe something about its plot or setting?

"There is more wisdom in the song of a bird, than in the speech of a philosopher...." -Oahspe
"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
"The fact is, none of us truly win, until we all win."
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sort of.

The movie has been called an absurdist,existentialist, tragicomedy. Think medieval -for the movie setting and for the play and for the play that that play was based on.

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Is the original play by Shakespeare?

"There is more wisdom in the song of a bird, than in the speech of a philosopher...." -Oahspe
"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead?
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"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
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YES - excellent.

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You were very generous with your clues. Try this-

A book that's been filmed at least 3 times and served as the basis for a Broadway musical. It is set on two continents.

"There is more wisdom in the song of a bird, than in the speech of a philosopher...." -Oahspe
"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
"The fact is, none of us truly win, until we all win."
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Is the author of the book English ?

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#29 Old 06-11-2017, 09:21 PM
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No.

"There is more wisdom in the song of a bird, than in the speech of a philosopher...." -Oahspe
"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
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Was the musical successful ?
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