Friday, July 10, 2015

Film Society presents Six Degrees of Separation

 Mock and The Armchair Squid presents the next challenge! This is a monthly film challenge to watch a film that someone picks and we get to review. Last month we had fun with a trivia challenge. This month we are to connect one of our previous films we chose to a film that another player chose and connect the dots, sort of speak, from the one film to another.

I choose the previous film I picked "Strangers on a Train" to "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." I realize that I did it in less than 6 degrees but hope this suffices. Oh and I am trying to write this why one of the pussy cats has decided to walk across the computer and felt playing with the plugs is a good idea. So On with the game!

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Alfred Hitchcock directed Robert Walker in "Strangers On A Train."-That great movie

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Robert Walker co-starred with Katherine Hepburn in the film "Song Of Love". A biopic on Robert Schumann and Clara Schumann's love. Robert Walker played Johannes Brahms.

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Katherine Hepburn starred with Anthony Hopkins in "The Lion In Winter."  She plays Eleanor of Aquitaine and Anthony Hopkins plays one of her sons-actually Richard the Lionheart. To be honest, I still have to see this film. Place another on the list!

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Anthony Hopkins starred with Keanu Reeves in "Bram Stoker's, Dracula." One of my favourite films about this blood sucking bat/man/wolf/mist...well you know....

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 Introducing Keanu! Oops ...wrong one


OK Got the right one-Keanu Reeves (his first name always reminded me of a killer whale from some sea world) in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." I have not seen this film but this is the one I shall watch and review. Keanu looks like himself in this picture doesn't he? I never think of him as one who advanced beyond building blocks but he has made some decent films actually.

So concludes my 6, um, make that 5 degrees of separation. Have a great weekend everyone!


51 comments:

  1. What a clever idea. Too much brain work for me, lol.

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    1. Hahahaaa. I am glad I know this stuff so It wasn't too bad for me

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  2. Well done! I never would have thought one could connect those movies in five steps. I look forward to your review.

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    1. I was bummed I couldn't do it in 6 but I am still happy about it. I was going to rent the movie yesterday and was shocked to find that someone had rented it!

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    2. It is a classic! I hope you will enjoy it.

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  3. That was so cool. I connect Bill and Ted too, but you totally got me beat.

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    1. Thanks! I liked your take as well

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  4. Hi, dear Birgit! I frequently play Six Degrees on my blog, albeit with music acts. It's a great way to put your memory to the test, plus you learn a lot in the process. I loved what you did here, connecting a classic Hitchcock film with a much more recent one and doing it in so few steps. Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of my favorite movies, too, and it is my favorite performance by the lovely Winona Ryder.

    Have a great weekend, dear friend BB!

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    1. Winona was really great in this and this is one of my favourite Dracula films if not my favourite. I also will do 6 degrees in my head with film stars, directors etc...

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  5. Awesome idea indeed to go all connect the dots. Bill and Ted wasn't a bad movie. Don't think there are a ton of Keanu movies I like though.

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    1. I have to see the film still. Keanu does appear in some films I didn't know he was even in them like "The Gift". It's when they make him out to be a romantic hero that I go all icky-I keep thinking of the killer whale

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  6. Clever, don't know enough about movies to do that, but way to go. I got The Lion in Winter from iTunes, great movie.

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  7. Clever! I watched the Lion in Winter when I was a student and studying the period - must watch it again some day. I first remember Keanu in Dangerous Liaisons in the 80s - another great movie, also made as Valmont with Colin Firth in his pre Darcy-mania days.
    Anabel at Anabel's Travel Blog

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    1. I have not seen Dangerous Liaisons since it came out and don't remember him in it. Have to check that out again

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  8. You were very clever to put this together :) You really know your films too!

    betty

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  9. I'm glad you did it. I was worried I would have to make the connections and I wasn't sure I was up to the task. If I needed to, though, I was going to go with "Strangers on a Train" to "Throw Momma From the Train." I was hoping I could find a connection between "BATEA" to Danny DeVito or Billy Crystal.

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    1. I have to ask what "Batea" is. I keep think "Battle of the Network Stars" but that is not it:)

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  10. The reason I've never been able to take Keanu Reeves seriously is that I always picture him as his Bill & Ted character. He just always seems like he's doing that act to me, no matter what movie he's in. I've never seen Strangers on a Train, but I've always wanted to. I saw Throw Momma from the Train...not quite as good, though, I'm sure!

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    1. I have not seen "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" yet so I have been spared this but I don't think of him as a major actor. "Throw Mama From the Train" is a fun movie but yes, "Strangers" is a better film:) Hope you see it one day

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  11. I did celebrations today and totally forgot about "six degrees!" Then I was gone all day, and heck - there's only an hour and a half of this day left. I'll have to skip it this time. But I love YOURS!

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    1. Oh I screwed up and was supposed to review the film-lol. Oh well maybe you can incorporate it into your next Film society

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  12. I believe the rule is to get it in six links or less, so you win. Great job.

    Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure... Hmmm... I don't know if you really want to invest the time. It's rather silly. So-crates. They're a little too surfer, and this is from someone who was a teenager at the same time and in around the same area as the characters. And I thought they were total idiots (at the time).

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    1. Yes...I didn't want to see it when it came out but now I will. I was shocked that, when I tried to rent it, someone already did!

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  13. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. What a clever idea! I haven't seen Bill & Ted... not being a great fan of Keanu, that movie slipped by unnoticed. Oh #1 - #4.... awesome movies and in that order. Thanks for sharing, Birgit! Cuddles to your furballs!
    hugs, Asha

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    1. Thank you! Keanu is not one of my favs either but will see this flick. Oh the fur balls say Hi

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  14. You are so good with films. I don't see many movies. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  15. Kianu is a hottie. I imagine the whale pleases the ladies too.

    Happy weekend, Birgit!

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    1. He always seemed geeky to me but oh well. Have a great weekend too

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  16. Very clever, Birgit. I wouldn't even know how to begin figuring it out. It sure is fun. Can it be done with any 2 random movies? Something else you have me wanting to try. I wonder if any movie can be 6 degrees to George Clooney or Sandra Bullock.

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    1. Thank you-let's see-Alfred Hitchcock directed Cary Grant in "North By Northwest". Cary Grant starred with Audrey Hepburn in "Charade." Audrey Hepburn starred with Albert Finney in "Two for the Road". Albert Finney starred with Julia Roberts in "Erin Brokovich" and both of them were in "Ocean's 12" with George Clooney:)

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    2. Wowza! I curtsy to you all great cinema lady.

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  17. Very cool connection. I like this. I'm also looking forward to your review of Bill and Ted. Six year old me liked it, but he wasn't a very good judge of character, so I'd rather hear what you think of it.

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    1. Hahaaa-Yes I could not believe it was actually rented out. I almost thought someone from this film society was at my video store

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  18. Oh my gosh. Keanu looks like such a baby.
    Good one about his name and whales:)

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    1. Yes...it does sound like one doesn't it:)

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  19. i love thar game. Instead of movies ise random actors.

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  20. How fun.I don't think I would be able to do this but I enjoy reading other people's take on the game. I enjoyed Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. I saw it way back when and there's a chance that I wasn't of a sober mind. Hope you like it.

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  21. Bill and Ted is a classic from my childhood. The film is silly, but at least it gets people maybe thinking about learning more about history.

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    1. That is an interesting take so now I want to see the film even more and see if I have the same reaction

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  22. Keanu has matured very nicely, thank heaven.

    Strangers on a Train was quite a thriller and I saw it at a movie house that dates from the 20's. It was a perfect setting with plush seats and big chandeliers. They have an organ in the orchestra pit, too and I go just to hear that.

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    1. OOOH you are lucky to have seen this film in a theatre and one from the 's so it has a real nice ambiance. Love the grand old theatres

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  23. The Lion in Winter is my all-time favorite movie. I've seen it a dozen times. Strangers on a train is also a great movie. Take care.

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    1. This is one film I have not seen yet-I know=Ghastly!

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  24. What a fun activity. ☺ "The Lion in Winter" earned Katharine Hepburn the Oscar; a truly classic film. "Strangers on a Train" has always been a favourite as well. I like Keanu, but Bill and Ted? Not so much. LOL

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  25. The Lion in Winter intrigues me. I haven't seen it either but from what I know theres a good few of them out there. Glen Close and Patrick Stewart who played Captain Picard in Star Trek made one too! Now I'm going to watch both versions and find out which one is the best, ohhh the agony! LOL

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  26. Awesome job! I have never seen Strangers on a Train- but I watched Bill and Ted's about 100 times growing up. It is a funny movie and takes teens (and adults) through history in a memorable way. I still hear their voices when I read about some of the famous historical figures that they met in the movie. I will be curious what you think of it when you watch it. I have never seen it as an adult- so I should probably rewatch it. :)
    ~Jess

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