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Title: Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 16, 2004, 12:46:55 AM
We did this a couple of years ago on the old Board, but I don't see why we can't do it again ... It works like the other games: Someone names a president, and the object is to name an Eastwood movie where that president was mentioned, or that took place during his administration. As usual, whoever gets the correct answer gets to post the next one.

There may be more than one correct answer, but one is all it takes to "win."

I'll start with an easy one ... and thanks to Dannyman for suggesting this!

Abraham Lincoln.
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 16, 2004, 11:47:17 AM
Actually I think I know this one, obviously the only option is that Lincoln was mentioned ;). Doesn't Tuco say in The Good Bad and the ugly.
"Yeah, and I'm Lincoln's gradfather."

Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 16, 2004, 12:22:29 PM
Something like that, Dannyman ...

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Carson, Carson, yeah, yeah, glad to meet you Carson, I'm Lincoln's grandfather. What was that you said about the dollars?

... and that film also takes place during Lincoln's administration. It's not the only film where Lincoln is mentioned, however. Hint: The other one is set in the present day. ;)

Even if you don't know it, you're entitled to post another one.
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 16, 2004, 12:26:31 PM
Well he was also mentioned in "In the Line of Fire". When Frank looks over at the Lincoln Memorial he says, "If only I couldv'e been there fore you Abe." or wait.......does he say Abe? ??? I better  :-X Please correct me KC
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 16, 2004, 12:29:34 PM
That's right, Dannyman. He's addressing the statue of Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial, and he says,
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Well, Abe... damn. Wish I could've been there for ya, pal.

Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 16, 2004, 12:38:04 PM
I knew it, I didn't doubt myself one second ;)
Hoepfully others join in :-\
Here's the next President:
James Monroe
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 16, 2004, 06:39:15 PM
Damb, Dannyman, you went and changed it, didn't you?

Monroe ... that's tough!  ???
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 16, 2004, 06:42:31 PM
Well, I had Thomas Jefferson. I had JFK but he was also "In the Line of Fire" like Abe Lincoln. Good Luck ;D

Hint: Jefferson, Monroe, & Washignton are mentioned in the same movie-same scene  :D
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 16, 2004, 07:09:52 PM
Ah, think I've got it ... Absolute Power!

Yup ... the scene in which Luther Whitney joins the White House tour (the tour guide is Eastwood's daughter with Roxanne Tunis, Kimber Eastwood):

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GUIDE: Thomas Jefferson used the Green Room as a dining room ... the walls are covered with green silk, just as they were when James Monroe was president ... many valuable objects and paintings in this room. Moving on to the Blue Room ... James Hilburn built the Blue Room as an oval, to please President Washington.

There's another president present in the scene in the form of a portrait, anyone recognize him?
(http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/APLutherFriend.JPG)
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 16, 2004, 07:34:13 PM
That's it KC!!! I had to watch it right now to refresh my memory. I remembered that the scene mentioned many presidents.

I was going to post the name of the preisdent in the portrait. But, how about the person who names the president posts the next trivia question. Maybe KC had already thought of that. ;)

Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Matt on February 16, 2004, 07:54:46 PM
Is that the next trivia question then?

It's William Howard Taft.   :D

Who's up? Me???
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 16, 2004, 07:55:39 PM
Sure Matt, go ahead. No one else is joining :D

Did you know that already? I had to whitehouse.gov ;D
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 16, 2004, 07:59:22 PM
Sure, Matt, g'wan ahead!

I guess we've expanded the rules of the game ... you either name a president, and the object is to get the movie ... or you can post a picture of a president from an Eastwood film, and the object is to name the president!  ;)
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Matt on February 16, 2004, 08:06:07 PM
Yeah, that was burned into my memory pretty good. Couldn't tell you much about Taft, but I looked at it, and said "That's Taft," and did an image search to compare, and sure enough... damn well was. Must be about 25 years since I've studied the U.S. Presidents.

I'm working really hard on copying everything on my hard drive to disks because I've got a new computer coming and I've promised this one to my girlfriend's kid... so I have to make sure I clear out all the porn and love letters.... this could take weeks! ;) :D So, I don't really have a whole lotta time to think up a new one... hope this one will do:

You don't see him, or hear his name... but you know he's there....  Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  8)
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 16, 2004, 08:08:19 PM
kid... so I have to make I clear out all the porn and love letters.... this could take weeks.

How charming Matt. Make sure you clean it out very well.  ;)
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 16, 2004, 10:06:17 PM
Roosevelt was president for a long time, Matt ... I can think of three Eastwood films set during his administration.

I'm guessing you mean the one set in the USA, though?
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Matt on February 16, 2004, 10:14:16 PM
Nope, the film wasn't set when he was in office either.

Think..... think...... think.....  ;)
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 16, 2004, 10:41:49 PM
Is this a western or modern time?
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 16, 2004, 11:12:00 PM
This is a wild shot but, is it "In the Line of Fire". When Frank is by the Lincoln Memorial. The Roosevelt memorial is near by? ???

Nice memorial...his dog ;D
(http://mercury.walagata.com/w/dannyman/Roosevelt1.jpg)
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Matt on February 16, 2004, 11:13:41 PM
Nope, think...... smaller.

And FDR wasn't around during the time period of any of Clint's westerns, so we're talking Modern time.
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 16, 2004, 11:34:26 PM
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You don't see him, or hear his name... but you know he's there....  Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Nope, the film wasn't set when he was in office either.
So ... was it set BEFORE he took office? Because he died in office, of course ...  ???
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 16, 2004, 11:37:29 PM
Maybe it was a bad idea to let Matt go ahead.
JK Matt ;)

KC, do you think it couldv'e been set before his office terms. I'm sure before that he wasn't really publicly known or famous.
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Matt on February 16, 2004, 11:44:48 PM
No, it was set after he died.

I'm heading out for the night, so I'll see if I can give a clue that will lead to the answer and move this thread along...  his image is on a prop that would be visible to you if you held the prop, but the audience can't see the image, only the prop. But the prop is part of the storyline, so it's not too far out there.
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 17, 2004, 12:08:55 AM
I got it, Matt!
(http://collecting-us-coins.com/pictures/roosevelt-dime-obverse.jpg)

It's the image of FDR on the DIME that Miss Lilly (in Bronco Billy) wants so she can call her stepmother back in good old New York!
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Matt on February 17, 2004, 12:12:10 AM
I was waiting up for you.... I knew you'd get it!

I guess that was a bit unusual for this thread, but it works... and it had you scratching your heads all night. That's hard to do to KC in trivia.  ;)

You're up, KC!
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 17, 2004, 12:14:21 AM
I was waiting up for you.... I knew you'd get it!

What are you trying to say Matt? That I had no hope ;)

Good job KC :D
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Matt on February 17, 2004, 12:16:40 AM
No, just that KC knows that I do Bronco Billy trivia about as often as she does Unforgiven trivia. That made it a little easier on her.  ;)
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 17, 2004, 12:58:23 AM
OK, while we're on FDR ... name the three Eastwood films that are set during his administration. That should be easier than yours, Matt!  ;)
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 17, 2004, 07:56:32 PM
City Heat, Where Eagles Dare and not sure.................maybe Kelly's Heroes ???
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 17, 2004, 08:10:54 PM
Yes to Where Eagles Dare and Kelly's Heroes ... both of Eastwood's World War II-themed movies take place during Roosevelt's administration.

As for City Heat, it squeaks in under the wire ... it's set in 1933 (the first year of FDR's administration), according to the press kit ... but plainly before the end of Prohibition, on December 5, 1933.

However, I had another picture in mind ... one set more squarely, and more obviously, in the Great Depression of the thirties. Anyone?  ??? ;)
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: vik on February 18, 2004, 01:57:23 AM
honkytonk man
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 18, 2004, 07:20:22 AM
That's right, Vik!

I guess either you or Dannyman is entitled to post another one.
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: vik on February 18, 2004, 07:46:28 AM
go dannyman u got most right
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 18, 2004, 08:59:06 PM
Thanks Vik
Heres the next president:
 :-\.......................you got anything in mind Vik? ;D
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 19, 2004, 07:58:55 PM
Aw, cmon, Dannyman, you can think of another president! Why not look here for some inspiration ...

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 19, 2004, 09:19:39 PM
Easy, who's the president in the background.

(http://mercury.walagata.com/w/dannyman/PDVD_005.BMP)
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 19, 2004, 10:33:16 PM
The guy in the painting, Dannyman?
(http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/APPres.JPG)

I cannot tell a lie ... I think it's George Washington!  ;)
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 19, 2004, 10:34:43 PM
Actually I was reffering to the balding gentlemen ;)

Just kididng, you got it KC, George Washington...........what a tough one :D

Whoa, I just noticed my wonderful job on resizing the DVD capture :-X......it looks all distorted
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 19, 2004, 10:55:47 PM
Not distorted ... just a little "pixelated." ;) Your original cap must have been too small to stand up to that kind of enlargement. Mine was over 800 pixels (full width of the image) before I selected that detail, then enlarged it slightly.

Let's see ... a new president. How about another easy one ... not mentioned in the dialogue, but his name is seen onscreen:

(http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/images/jg20.gif)

James A. Garfield
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 19, 2004, 11:25:52 PM
Isn't that James Garfield KC?
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: KC on February 19, 2004, 11:45:37 PM
Of course!  :D I mistyped. Better fix it!

But ... it's also "Jane Fonda" in The China Syndrome. ;)
Title: Re:Presidents' Day trivia
Post by: Dannyman on February 20, 2004, 04:44:43 PM
Of course!  :D I mistyped. Better fix it!

But ... it's also "Jane Fonda" in The China Syndrome. ;)
:P
You know what's the worst part......I posted a big pic of the DVD cover and it says in HUGE TYPING "Jane Fonda" :D