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« on: September 23, 2004, 07:32:19 PM »

This is one of the board's longest-running games. The way it's played is that one member is "It" and thinks of something from a Clint Eastwood film. This "something" can be almost anything that's tangible and seen in a film, such as a character, an inanimate object, an animate object, or a location; or something that is heard in a film, such as a song or a popular quote. When the member who is "It" announces he's ready, whoever is playing along will take turns asking questions. Each question must be phrased so that it can be answered either "yes" or "no". The member who is "It" is not required to give more of an answer than that, although if he/she wants to clarify their answer with any additional information, that's up to them.  If the members asking the questions get the correct answer within 15 questions, the team wins and the player who first named the correct item is the winner who is "It" for the next round. There's an extra bonus (peanuts) if the item is guessed within 12 questions. If the correct answer is not given by the 15th question, then the member who is "It" wins. No player should be 'It" for more than two consecutive games, even if he/she has stumped the players two games in a row. At that point, a volunteer should choose to be "It" to start the next game.

Here are some helpful hints for playing:

Usually the members asking the questions will try to first figure out which Eastwood film the item is in. Once the film is known, it's usually best to figure out the category (a character in the film, an inanimate object, an animate object, a song, a location, or a popular quote). Once the category is known, questions are asked that help the members figure out what the item could be.

Below are a few guidelines that all players should become familiar with. Although a player may not agree with all of these, it's important to adhere to them anyway so as not to throw anyone off:

Film Categories

For the purposes of this game, the following (and only the following) are considered "cop films":  Mystic River, Blood Work, A Perfect World, In the Line of Fire, The Rookie, The Dead Pool, Tightrope, City Heat, Sudden Impact, The Gauntlet, The Enforcer, Magnum Force, Dirty Harry and Coogan's Bluff.
 
The following are films where Clint's character is a cop or a law enforcement officer:  Blood Work, A Perfect World, In the Line of Fire, The Rookie, The Dead Pool, Tightrope, City Heat, Sudden Impact, The Gauntlet, The Enforcer, Magnum Force, Dirty Harry, Coogan's Bluff and Hang 'em High.  (Note that Hang 'em High is on this list, but is not on the list with the "cop films", it is only considered a western.)

The following are films where Clint's character worked for the government:  Blood Work, Space Cowboys, A Perfect World, In the Line of Fire, The Rookie, The Dead Pool, Heartbreak Ridge, Tightrope, City Heat, Sudden Impact, Firefox, The Gauntlet, The Enforcer, The Eiger Sanction, Magnum Force, Dirty Harry, The Beguiled, Kelly's Heroes, Where Eagles Dare, Coogan's Bluff and Hang 'em High.

The following films are the only westerns:  Unforgiven, Pale Rider, The Outlaw Josey Wales, High Plains Drifter, Joe Kidd, Two Mules for Sister Sara, Hang 'em High, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, For a Few Dollars More and A Fistful of Dollars.  (Paint Your Wagon and The Beguiled are not considered westerns.)

For the purposes of this game, these films are the only comedies:  Space Cowboys, Pink Cadillac, City Heat, Any Which Way You Can, Bronco Billy and Every Which Way But Loose.

Check the "Filmography" section of this site to see release years, and to look up the director of any film. This is the list we all go by, which is slightly different from the IMDb. The only change to this list that we make is that Clint is the true director of Tightrope, but the official credits list Richard Tuggle as director.  We always recognize Tightrope as an Eastwood-directed film.

Only use post-A Fistful of Dollars films for this game.

All films that were directed by Clint in which he does not appear are perfectly fine to use.


Object Categories

Animate objects, for the purpose of this game, are objects that are seen in the film which are alive. Animals and characters from the film are animate objects, trees and plant life that are still in the ground are also animate objects.

Inanimate objects, for the purpose of this game, are objects that are seen in the film which are not alive. One of the problems we encountered a while back is what to consider cut flowers (such as the dozen roses that Mally received). We agreed to consider them inanimate since they are no longer alive.  For the same reason, any character who is dead from the beginning of the film (such as Arch Stanton in GBU) is inanimate.

Locations are the city, state or country names that a film is supposed to take place in. A location can also be a geographical feature such as a mountain or a body of water. Buildings are not locations, but are considered inanimate objects. For example, in A Fistful of Dollars, San Miguel is considered a location, but Silvanito's Cantina is an inanimate object.

Other acceptable object categories include: Song Titles and Quotes. If choosing one of these categories, please only choose songs which are featured prominently in the film, and quotes which are "popular" or for whatever reason are very significant.


If we need to amend any rules as we play along, I'll edit this post so we have one place to look to answer any question that's come up before.

And with that, I believe this thread is up and running.  :)
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2004, 07:36:00 PM »

Thanks for making a new thread matt.  You're awesome  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2004, 07:38:19 PM »

Thanks, Chessie.

We're going to start a round tonight in about 20-30 minutes, if anyone wants to join us... stick around. :)
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2004, 07:56:09 PM »

By the way, KC... you're "It"!  :D
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2004, 08:05:30 PM »

I AM???  :o

OK, give me a couple of minutes to think of one ...  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2004, 08:13:54 PM »

All right! I've got one! Start asking, everyone ...
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2004, 08:15:06 PM »

I'm in.

Who in all is playing?  
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2004, 08:17:27 PM »

#1. Directed by Clint?
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2004, 08:19:26 PM »

#1, No, not directed by Clint this time ... I think both mgk and Matt will be playing, besides Matt and Chessie ...
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2004, 08:20:13 PM »

I think both mgk and Matt will be playing, besides Matt and Chessie ...

I worry about your grammar sometimes KC.   ;)
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2004, 08:21:59 PM »

mgk's tired tonight, so she's not going to play tonight.

So.... let's do this order...   Brendan, Chessie, Matt.

Chessie, you're up. :)
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2004, 08:22:41 PM »

Thank you Matt.

#2.  Western?
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2004, 08:23:21 PM »

It ain't my grammar, it's my mind ... it's going!  :o

I meant "besides Brendan and Chessie," of course! ;)

Sorry not to have mgk along for the ride but at least she won't risk being "IT" next time!  :D
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2004, 08:24:11 PM »

#2, nope, not a Western!
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2004, 08:24:26 PM »

I meant "besides Brendan and Chessie," of course! ;)
Of course you did  ;) ;D
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« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2004, 08:25:49 PM »

Directed by Mr. Siegel?
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« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2004, 08:27:16 PM »

#3, nope, not A Siegel Film!
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« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2004, 08:29:17 PM »

#4. - Does Clint work for the government?
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« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2004, 08:31:10 PM »

#5, yes, Clint is a G-man in this one. (G-man in the extended sense.)
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« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2004, 08:33:43 PM »

#6. A dirty Harry film?
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