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 Posted:   May 12, 2011 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   cps   (Member)

Hi All,

My friend has asked me to make up a movie quiz section for his Charity Quiz Night in the next couple of weeks.

His criteria were that it was to be a collection of films in fast succession, to be a variation between old & new films and easy to hard in guessing the film.

No pressure there then!!!!!

The clips are being played just before the interval so the teams can have a good chat what the films were before the next half begins.

Hope you enjoy,

Length: 3:04 minutes

http://vimeo.com/23164495

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2011 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yikes!

Dude, that was impossible!

Is one supposed to guess the film and write it down within a single second? Also, I was very confused by the simultaneous images. Are they from the same film or are you also showing multiple films in the same frame?

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2011 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   cps   (Member)

thor, simultaneous images are a mixture of the same film and different films


lol i think he will need to show it twice then.....

i havent shown it yet to my friend, less clips then!!!!

He did say he wanted a collection of films in fast succession, It might be easier just to name the actors then.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2011 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Would be interesting to hear what he says.

I'm a film buff, and only managed few of those.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2011 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   cps   (Member)

i hope he likes it i spend a week on it, i will post the results soon.

thor what films did you get then?

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2011 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

i hope he likes it i spend a week on it, i will post the results soon.

thor what films did you get then?


Something with Fred Astaire (not into musicals), THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, STALAG 17(?), FIRST BLOOD, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (or another Dean vehicle), STAR WARS, CASINO, BONNIE & CLYDE, TRAINSPOTTING(?), Some SHAFT and Elvis film, DIRTY HARRY, LE PROFESSIONEL, OMEGA MAN, POINT BREAK, THE MAD PROFESSOR, COLOR OF MONEY, TOWERING INFERNO(??), SHINING, ROBIN HOOD, 2001, GONE WITH THE WIND, THE THREE MUSKETEERS.

I'm not even sure that is half.

AND...mind you....I managed those only by cheating and pausing the film when I saw something I recognized.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2011 - 10:41 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I went to a quiz night recently in a pub that was so rough, the first question was "What the $&#% are YOU looking at?"

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2011 - 12:28 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

I'm pretty much with Thor on this---it would be well-nigh impossible to guess, perceive and/or write down the titles of most of the films in this clip sequence in 3 minutes. I'm guessing some images must last less than 30-40 frames---barely the blink of an eye.

There must be over 100 films shown, and I doubt anyone in your audience---even film buffs---will remember the titles to more than 10 % by the time the intermission is over.

What IS worthwhile is your imaginative and stylistic editing. Many of the combined images on the screen are quite beautiful and the movement is creatively and excellently formatted in a technical sense.

If you forget the quiz aspects of the video, the reality is that this is more of an art piece---and very creatively and visually entertaining, if somewhat frustrating in its intent.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2011 - 1:29 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I agree with manderley. It's pretty good as just a montage.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2011 - 2:44 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

Pretty sure that was actually Westworld, but you got more than me on the rest....

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2011 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

.....I agree with manderley.....


What a shock!

My heart's going pitter-patter!

Kiss, kiss, Thor!

smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2011 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

.....I agree with manderley.....


What a shock!

My heart's going pitter-patter!

Kiss, kiss, Thor!

smile


Well, it had to happen sometime. wink

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2011 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Very good taste in flicks there.

I don't think there's a single turkey among them.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2011 - 11:10 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I also agree with Manders in that I was very impressed with the presentation and the editing (less so the choice of music, but that's just me).

Where I diverge with M (and Thor too!) is that I think it's just right for its purpose. No point in everyone getting 100% - that doesn't move the quiz on at all. Part of the fun in participating is scrambling to get as many answers on paper as possible, leading to heated debates, cat-calling, demands to see it again and subsequent complaints.

What more could you ask of a quiz?

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2011 - 1:25 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I also agree with Manders in that I was very impressed with the presentation and the editing (less so the choice of music, but that's just me).

Where I diverge with M (and Thor too!) is that I think it's just right for its purpose. No point in everyone getting 100% - that doesn't move the quiz on at all. Part of the fun in participating is scrambling to get as many answers on paper as possible, leading to heated debates, cat-calling, demands to see it again and subsequent complaints.

What more could you ask of a quiz?


True, but at some point it goes from heated debates and cat-calls to stunned faces just saying...."uhm.....OK. What did we just watch?", which kinda defeats the purpose. I've attended quite a few quizzes over the years, and the best film-guessing bits have stayed with a clip long enough to trigger some basic response in the group before moving on. 15-20 seconds pr. clip usually the minimum, while in the montage above there are clips that last for LESS than a second!

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2011 - 3:45 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Most of the few quizzes I get to nowadays involve insurance personnel, which means that there are alot of stunned faces even before the questions are handed out...

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2011 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Most of the few quizzes I get to nowadays involve insurance personnel, which means that there are alot of stunned faces even before the questions are handed out...

He, he....insurance quizzes, now there's an untapped resource.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2011 - 4:59 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

He, he....insurance quizzes, now there's an untapped resource.

May it remain so.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2011 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

You don't have to slow it down. Just play it several times. Keep 'em hopping.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2011 - 4:57 AM   
 By:   cps   (Member)

Thanks for the feedback from everyone much appreciated.

My friend liked the results but wanted less clips so he was in the uhm.....OK. What did we just watch?" camp but i am glad to say he has come round to the cat-calling, demands to see it again and subsequent complaints. So its all worked out fine i am glad to say.

i think as a montage it works pretty well and as a quiz its a bit fast but as WILLIAMDMCCRUM states he may have to play it several times. Keep 'em hopping

Thanks to manderley, tall guy & thor for the kind comments regarding the editing.

i might do a montage of a film and its score any thoughts....

Thanks again


Here are the answers with different music for Tall Guy.

http://vimeo.com/23746166

 
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