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Title: Connecting films
Post by: dr_christian_troy on May 28, 2010, 01:30:07 PM
I believe you can connect any film together from any genre or era...somehow.

For example, let's try to connect Deep Throat to American Beauty:

DEEP THROAT (1972)
starred
Carol Connors
who also starred in
RED LINE 7000 (1965)
with James Caan
who also starred in
THE GODFATHER (1972)
with Al Pacino
who also starred in
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (1992)
with Kevin Spacey
who starred in
AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999)

That worked out surprisingly sooner than I expected.

Okay, here's one for the next poster, who suggests one to the next and so on:

The Great Dictator to Die Hard.....

Clue: Phil Silvers
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Blumf on May 28, 2010, 01:47:58 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon)
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: dr_christian_troy on May 28, 2010, 01:52:03 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon)

This is kind of an extension of that I guess. Taking any film from any era and any country or any genre and connecting them through the actors. One might argue that 'of course it's possible if you're going to be that broad!' but I still think it's quite a bizarre concept.
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Cerys on May 28, 2010, 02:16:07 PM
I invented that game years ago as a sleep aid.  I was simultaneously devastated and ecstatic to discover that somebody else got there too.
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on May 28, 2010, 02:27:19 PM
I've tried to play this game too, but with little success. My brain goes all super-logical and starts linking any film with any other film in one step simply by virtue of the fact they're both films.
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: AsparagusTrevor on May 28, 2010, 03:57:27 PM
I invented that game years ago as a sleep aid.  I was simultaneously devastated and ecstatic to discover that somebody else got there too.
A sleep aid? That would do the exact opposite to me, I can't sleep when my brain is busy.
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on May 28, 2010, 04:09:00 PM
The Great Dictator to Die Hard.....
I thought I had this, but it turned out I was mixing up Jackie Coogan with Jackie Cooper

Edit: I got it.

The Great Dictator Starred Charlie Chaplin
Who starred in The Kid with Jackie Coogan
Who was in The Addams Family with John Astin
Who is the father of Sean Astin
Who was in Lord of the Rings with Elijah Wood
Who was in Sin City with Bruce Willis
Who was in Die Hard.
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: An tSaoi on May 28, 2010, 04:13:57 PM
The Great Dictator to Die Hard.....

Clue: Phil Silvers

The Great Dictator
starred
Charlie Chaplin
who directed
A Countess from Hong Kong
which featured
Anthony Chinn
who was in
The Fifth Element
which starred
Bruce Willis
who was in Die Hard

I cheated by the way (http://oracleofbacon.org/index.php)
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Serge on May 28, 2010, 04:34:16 PM
I'll give a shiny pound to anyone who can connect 'The Werckmeister Harmonies' with 'Porkys' in ten moves or less.

DISCLAIMER: Pound may not be shiny. Pound may actually consist of 68p in loose change as 'that's all I've got on me.' Competition will be rendered null and void if it turns out that somehow Henry Winkler was in both of them.

EDIT: Actually...
'Werckmeister Harmonies' stars LARS RUDOLPH, who's also in...
'Run Lola Run', which stars FRANKE POTENTE, who's also in...
'The Bourne Identity', which stars MATT DAMON, who co-stars in...
'Oceans Eleven' with BRAD PITT, who's in...
'Inglourious Basterds', directed by QUENTIN TARANTINO, as is...
'Death Proof', which stars KURT RUSSELL, as does...
'Big Trouble In Little China', which also stars KIM CATTRALL, who apparently is in...
'Porkys'.

I get to keep the pound.
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Bad Ambassador on May 28, 2010, 05:33:16 PM
I'll give a shiny pound to anyone who can connect 'The Werckmeister Harmonies' with 'Porkys' in ten moves or less.

DISCLAIMER: Pound may not be shiny. Pound may actually consist of 68p in loose change as 'that's all I've got on me.' Competition will be rendered null and void if it turns out that somehow Henry Winkler was in both of them.

EDIT: Actually...
'Werckmeister Harmonies' stars LARS RUDOLPH, who's also in...
'Run Lola Run', which stars FRANKE POTENTE, who's also in...
'The Bourne Identity', which stars MATT DAMON, who co-stars in...
'Oceans Eleven' with BRAD PITT, who's in...
'Inglourious Basterds', directed by QUENTIN TARANTINO, as is...
'Death Proof', which stars KURT RUSSELL, as does...
'Big Trouble In Little China', which also stars KIM CATTRALL, who apparently is in...
'Porkys'.

I get to keep the pound.

Beat you.
 
"Werckmeister Harmonies" starred LARS RUDOLPH, who's also in...
"Luther" with ALFRED MOLINA, who's also in...
"Spider-Man 2" with KIRSTEN DUNST, who's also in...
"The Bonfire of the Vanities" with KIM CATTRALL, who's also in...
"Porky's".
 
James Whale's "Frankenstein" to "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein".
 
Oh wait, I can actually do that in two. Alright, to "Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde".
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: kidsick5000 on May 28, 2010, 07:03:34 PM
James Whale's "Frankenstein" starred Boris Karloff
Who was in The Terror with Jack Nicholson
who was in Blood and Wine with Michael Caine
who was in Blue Ice with Sean Young - 'star' of Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde

I intially tried the Ian Ogilvy route but then realised any link to Nicholson or Caine is like a triple word score or Rolling two 6's with these things. They've been with everyone


How about Bringing Up Baby to Monster
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: SavageHedgehog on May 28, 2010, 07:53:19 PM
Bringing Up Baby starred Carry Grant
Grant in That Touch of Mink with Doris Day
Day in Caprice with Richard Harris
Harris in Unforgiven with Clint Eastwood
Eastwood in Blood Work with Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels in Trial and Error with Charlize Theron
Theron is the star of Monster
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Serge on May 28, 2010, 07:55:43 PM
'Bringing Up Baby' was directed by HOWARD HAWKS, who also directed...
'El Dorado' in 1966, which starred JOHN WAYNE, who also starred in...
'The Cowboys', where his character famously gets shot in the back by BRUCE DERN, who apparently plays a character called Thomas in...
'Monster'

EDIT: Damn, beaten to it by SavageHedgehog, though I did it in less moves!

Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: TotalNightmare on May 28, 2010, 07:59:11 PM
Bringing Up Baby starred Carry Grant
Grant in That Touch of Mink with Doris Day
Day in Caprice with Richard Harris
Harris in Unforgiven with Clint Eastwood
Eastwood in Blood Work with Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels in Trial and Error with Charlize Theron
Theron is the star of Monster

Or

Bring up Baby starred Katharine Hepburn
who was in
Love Affair which featured Annette Benning
Who was in
Grifters with Anjelica Houston
Who was in
Addams Family with Christina Ricci
was in
Monster

not better... just different
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: kidsick5000 on May 28, 2010, 08:36:36 PM
Wow. Three excellent and different routes. I thought it would be harder.
OKay. Seeingas no-one put a new challenge

The Thin Man to Dude, Where's My Car
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Serge on May 28, 2010, 08:45:37 PM
'The Thin Man' stars MYRNA LOY, who decades later starred in..
'The End', a fairly lame comedy starring BURT REYNOLDS, who apparently played Boss Hogg in the movie version of..
'The Dukes Of Hazzard', which starred SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT, as did...
'Dude, Where's My Car?'

Addictive, this. OK...

'Chinatown' to 'Run, Fatboy, Run!'

Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: TotalNightmare on May 28, 2010, 08:54:24 PM
The Thin Man starred William Powell
who was in
Mister Roberts with Jack Lemmon
who was in
The Apartment with Shirley Maclaine
who was in
Valentine's Day with Jennifer Garner
who was in
Dude Where's My Car
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on May 28, 2010, 09:01:38 PM
Chinatown Starred Jack Nicholson
Who was in The Departed
Which was directed by Martin Scorsese
Who directed Taxi Driver
Which Starred Robert DeNiro
Who Starred in Heat
Which featured Hank Azaria
Who Starred in Run Fatboy Run


Blue Velvet to Blade
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: SavageHedgehog on May 28, 2010, 09:17:08 PM
Blue Velvet starred Dennis Hopper
Hopper was in Boiling Point with Wesley Snipes
Wesley is Blade

Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf to Commando
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: kidsick5000 on May 28, 2010, 10:52:01 PM
Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf starred Richard Burton
who starred in 1984 with John Hurt
who starred in Alien with Sigourney Weaver
who starred in Alien:Resurrection with Dan Hedaya
who was in Commando



Hell Drivers to Predator
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on May 28, 2010, 11:17:40 PM
Hell Drivers starred Patrick McGoohan
Who was in Braveheart
Which starred Mel Gibson
Who was in Lethal Weapon
Which Was written by Shane Black
Who was in Predator

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and The Shining
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Serge on May 28, 2010, 11:31:12 PM
'Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure' stars KEANU REEVES who was in...
'Dangerous Liaisons' alongside MICHELLE PFEIFFER, who was in...
'Witches Of Eastwick', as was JACK NICHOLSON, who is the star of...
'The Shining'

'Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas' and 'Night Of The Demon'
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on May 28, 2010, 11:36:41 PM
Och I'm bad at this.
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Bad Ambassador on May 28, 2010, 11:38:07 PM
Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf starred Richard Burton
who starred in 1984 with John Hurt
who starred in Alien with Sigourney Weaver
who starred in Alien:Resurrection with Dan Hedaya
who was in Commando



Hell Drivers to Predator

Hell Drivers featured HERBERT LOM who was in
King Solomon's Mines with SHARON STONE who was in
Total Recall with ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER who was in
Predator
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Cerys on May 28, 2010, 11:39:30 PM
Fear and Loathing - Johnny Depp - Sleepy Hollow - Christopher Lee - Julius Caesar - Charlton Heston - Airport 1975 - Dana Andrews - Night of the Demon.

Ginger Snaps and Peeping Tom.
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Bad Ambassador on May 28, 2010, 11:50:43 PM
'Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure' stars KEANU REEVES who was in...
'Dangerous Liaisons' alongside MICHELLE PFEIFFER, who was in...
'Witches Of Eastwick', as was JACK NICHOLSON, who is the star of...
'The Shining'

'Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas' and 'Night Of The Demon'

Night of the Hunter starred DANA ANDREWS who was in
The Last Tycoon with JACK NICHOLSON who was in
The Pledge with BENICIO DEL TORO who was in
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Bad Ambassador on May 28, 2010, 11:55:08 PM
Fear and Loathing - Johnny Depp - Sleepy Hollow - Christopher Lee - Julius Caesar - Charlton Heston - Airport 1975 - Dana Andrews - Night of the Demon.

Ginger Snaps and Peeping Tom.

Peeping Tom starred ESMOND KNIGHT who was in
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace with CHRISTOPHER REEVE who was in
Street Smart with MIMI ROGERS who was in
Ginger Snaps.
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: dr_christian_troy on May 29, 2010, 01:15:21 PM
Here's an interesting one....

Citizen Kane (1941) to Disaster Movie (2008)
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: SavageHedgehog on May 29, 2010, 01:23:17 PM
Citizen Kane starred Orson Welles
Who was in Transformers: The Movie with Judd Nelson
Who was in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back with Shannon Elizabeth
Who was in Scary Movie with Carmen Electra
Who was also in Disaster Movie
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: dr_christian_troy on May 29, 2010, 01:31:18 PM
Very good!

Duck Soup (1933) to Y tu mamá también (2001)
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Serge on May 29, 2010, 02:07:10 PM
Duck Soup (1933) to Y tu mamá también (2001)

'Duck Soup' was directed by LEO McCAREY, who later directed...
'An Affair To Remember', which starred CARY GRANT, as did...
'North By Northwest', which featured MARTIN LANDAU, who, decades later turned up in...
'Ed Wood', alongside BILL MURRAY, who played the title role in...
'The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou', which also featured CATE BLANCHETT, who co-starred in...
'Babel', which also featured GAEL GARCIA BERNAL, who was one of the stars of...
'Y Tu Mamá También'!

'Way Out West' to 'Back To The Future'
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: surreal on May 29, 2010, 02:47:04 PM
WAY OUT WEST starred OLIVER HARDY
who was in THE FIGHTING KENTUCKIANS with JOHN WAYNE
who was in THE SHOOTIST which also featured SCATMAN CROTHERS
who was in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST with CHRISTOPHER LLOYD
who was in BACK TO THE FUTURE


right... Metropolis to Fight Club
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on May 29, 2010, 03:05:12 PM
Metropolis was directed by Fritz Lang
Who also directed The Big Heat
Which starred Lee Marvin
Who was in Gorky Park
Which featured Michael Elphick
Who was in Withnail and I
Which starred Paul McGann
Who was in Alien 3
Which was directed by David Fincher
Who directed Fight Club

Casablanca to Robocop
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Serge on May 29, 2010, 04:27:35 PM
'Casablanca' stars HUMPHREY BOGART, who also starred in...
'Beat The Devil', which featured BERNARD LEE, as did...
'The Third Man', featuring ORSON WELLES, who starred in and directed a version of...
'Macbeth', with MacDuff played by DAN O'HERLIHY, who also happened to be in...
'Robocop'

'Vivre Sa Vie' and 'Blazing Saddles'

Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: kidsick5000 on May 29, 2010, 09:13:59 PM
'Casablanca' stars HUMPHREY BOGART, who also starred in...
'Beat The Devil', which featured BERNARD LEE, as did...
'The Third Man', featuring ORSON WELLES, who starred in and directed a version of...
'Macbeth', with MacDuff played by DAN O'HERLIHY, who also happened to be in...
'Robocop'

'Vivre Sa Vie' and 'Blazing Saddles'

I confess, had to look the first bit up but the rest is memory...

Anna Karina in Vivre Sa Vie. Also in
Before Winter Comes with John Hurt
who was Jesus in History Of The World Part 1, written directed starring Mel Brooks
as was Blazing Saddles


Carry On Sergeant to Dead Man
(trying to think of a tough one , but chnces are its a two move thing)
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Serge on May 29, 2010, 11:32:24 PM
I can't do it in two moves, but I'll happily bow down towards anyone who can...

'Carry On Sergeant' shares (amongst others) SHIRLEY EATON with the later...
'Carry On Constable', which features the great LESLIE PHILLIPS, who, decades later, turned up in...
'King Ralph', as did JOHN HURT, who's in...
'Dead Man'

'Young Sherlock Holmes' and 'Three Colours: Blue'




Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on May 29, 2010, 11:48:51 PM
Young Sherlocke Holmes was produced by Steven Spielberg
Who directed Empire of the Sun
Which starred Christian Bale
Who was in Public Enemies
Which also starred Johnny Depp
Who was in Chocolat
Which also starred Juliet Binoche
Who was in Dracula Bleurgh

Dr Strangelove to Desperado.
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: dr_christian_troy on May 30, 2010, 02:47:40 AM
DR STRANGELOVE
was directed by STANLEY KUBRICK
who also directed
THE SHINING
starring Shelley Duvall
who also starred in
BREWSTER MCCLOUD
starring Stacy Keach
who also starred in
UP IN SMOKE
starring Cheech Marin
who also starred in
DESPERADO

or

DR STRANGELOVE
starred Peter Sellers
who also starred in
CASINO ROYALE
which also starred Woody Allen
who starred in
ANYTHING ELSE
with Christina Ricci
who also starred in
SLEEPY HOLLOW
with Johnny Depp
who starred in
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO
starring Antonio Banderas
who was also in
DESPERADO

The 400 Blows (1959) to 300 (2007)
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: kidsick5000 on May 30, 2010, 09:00:51 AM
Young Sherlocke Holmes was produced by Steven Spielberg
Who directed Empire of the Sun
Which starred Christian Bale
Who was in Public Enemies
Which also starred Johnny Depp
Who was in Chocolat
Which also starred Juliet Binoche
Who was in Dracula Bleurgh
You can drop a space there because rofessional mad looking, borderline tramp Freddie Jones was in YSH
and he was also in The Libertine wth Depp

The 400 Blows (1959) to 300 (2007)


400 blows directed by Francois Truffaut who starred in Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
also starring Richard dreyfuss who was Dick Cheney in W. with Thandie Newton who was in Rocknrolla with Gerard Butler who WORE. A. BEARD. in 300


The Bulldog Breed to Street Kings
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Bad Ambassador on May 30, 2010, 06:18:27 PM
The Bulldog Breed to Street Kings

The Bulldog Breed features MICHAEL CAINE who was in
Bullseye! with ROGER MOORE who was in
Spice World with HUGH LAURIE was in
Street Kings.

A Hard Day's Night to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: kidsick5000 on May 30, 2010, 06:47:22 PM
The Bulldog Breed features MICHAEL CAINE who was in
Bullseye! with ROGER MOORE who was in
Spice World with HUGH LAURIE was in
Street Kings.

Not a bad thing but seeing how short that was genuinely made me exclaim FUCK out loud. :)
Like I said before Caine is a key lynchpin to all movie history. Without him it would all fall in on itself.Him and John Hurt it seems.

A Hard Day's Night to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

A Hard Days Night starred George HArrison
who cameoed in The LIfe Of Brian with John Cleese
who was in Charlies Angels 2 with Shia Labeof.

A ISIHAC classic - Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia to Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on May 30, 2010, 07:10:26 PM
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia starred Warren Oates
Who was in Stripes
Which starred Bill Murray
Who was in Coffee and Cigarettes
Which was directed by Jim Jarmusch
Who directed Ghost Dog

Labyrinth to Pan's Labyrinth
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: kidsick5000 on May 30, 2010, 07:31:15 PM
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia starred Warren Oates
Who was in Stripes
Which starred Bill Murray
Who was in Coffee and Cigarettes
Which was directed by Jim Jarmusch
Who directed Ghost Dog

Labyrinth to Pan's Labyrinth

Labyrinth's Jennifer Connelly in Inkheart (and bed) with Paul Bettany in Legion with Doug Jones who was in Pan's Labyrinth
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: DJ Solid Snail on June 04, 2010, 07:57:50 PM
Am I the only one going, "Right, first one... not seen it... next first one...not seen it, next first one..seen it but there's no stars in it. Balls" and on and on?

Is my knowledge of films pants or are you lot cheating and using IMDb? Shirley there's no fun in that!
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: Bad Ambassador on June 04, 2010, 08:34:10 PM
Using IMDb is n't cheating in my book, especially if people keep choosing difficult routes.
 
For my own amusement: Batman: the Movie to The Dark Knight:
Batman: the Movie starred FRANK GORSHIN who was in
Twelve Monkeys with BRAD PITT who was in
Se7en with MORGAN FREEMAN who was in
The Dark Knight.
Title: Re: Connecting films
Post by: dr_christian_troy on June 05, 2010, 04:21:47 AM
Am I the only one going, "Right, first one... not seen it... next first one...not seen it, next first one..seen it but there's no stars in it. Balls" and on and on?

Is my knowledge of films pants or are you lot cheating and using IMDb? Shirley there's no fun in that!

I think it's fun either way, but even if you use IMDB and prove how completely different films from different eras and countries can still connect, it's still quite fascinating (to me anyways).