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« on: March 28, 2008, 06:51:32 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 either seen in a film, such as a character, an inanimate object, an animate object, a location, or an event; 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, a popular quote or an event). Once the category is known, questions are asked that help the members figure out what the item could be.

NOTE: We like as many people to play as possible, but if the game is already well underway (on Question Five or after that), please ask if you can join before you jump in with a question.


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 is said to work 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. (Note that Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and Gran Torino are not on this list. In these films, Clint's character is a veteran of the Korean War, but at the time the film takes place, he does not work for the government. In The Outlaw Josey Wales, Josey is working at least informally for the Confederate States of America, but in the opening credits sequence only. We've left it off this list, also.)

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.

For quicker reference, see the table in the post just below this one.

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.


Subject 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.

Song Titles: Please only choose songs which are featured prominently in the film.

Quotes: Please only choose quotes which are "popular" or for whatever reason are very significant.

Events: An event can be any memorable happening in the film, like the street parade in Tightrope, or a shooting in one of the Westerns or cop movies.

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 hasn't come up before.

And with that, I believe this thread is up and running.  :)
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008, 07:04:04 PM »

Films Not Directed By EastwoodFilms Directed By Eastwood
In the Line of Fire (1993)Invictus (2009)
Pink Cadillac (1989)Gran Torino (2008)
The Dead Pool (1988) Changeling (2008)
City Heat (1984)Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Any Which Way You Can (1980)Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Every Which Way But Loose (1978)Mystic River (2003)
The Enforcer (1976)Blood Work (2002)
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)Space Cowboys (2000)
Magnum Force (1973)True Crime (1999)
Joe Kidd (1972)Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Dirty Harry (1971)Absolute Power (1997)
The Beguiled (1971)The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)A Perfect World (1993)
Kelly's Heroes (1970)Unforgiven (1992)
Paint Your Wagon (1969)White Hunter, Black Heart (1990)
Where Eagles Dare (1969)The Rookie (1990)
Coogan's Bluff (1968)Bird (1988)
Hang 'em High (1968)Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
The Witches (1966)Pale Rider (1985)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)    Tightrope (1984)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)Sudden Impact (1983)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)Honkytonk Man (1982)
  Firefox (1982)
  Bronco Billy (1980)
  The Gauntlet (1977)
  The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
  The Eiger Sanction (1975)
  Breezy (1973)
  High Plains Drifter (1973)
  Play Misty For Me (1971)
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008, 08:07:24 PM »

I guess no one's interested, huh.

Anytime soon, then? It's been a while!
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 04:45:52 PM »

If we do one tonight or tomorrow I'm off from work.  :-)
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 07:12:45 PM »

A Chessie sighting! :D

Let's do it! Who else is up for it?
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009, 11:49:20 PM »

Maybe Friday night, then? :)
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009, 07:58:40 PM »

Sounds good to me.
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2009, 08:43:32 PM »

Anyone else?
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2009, 10:01:11 PM »

I'll play if we get a few people together.
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2009, 10:04:05 PM »

Gee, it's midnight (EST) already.

If we're going to play we have to start soon.

Anyone else? I guess we could wait another fifteen minutes ...

Otherwise, if Chessie still wants to play and Doug will join us, we could start about a quarter past the hour.
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2009, 10:09:08 PM »

I see SK online. 
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2009, 10:17:52 PM »

Yes, but Chessie isn't.

Kid? ??? :)
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2009, 10:34:59 PM »

It's 12:30 now, and Chessie never came back. And Schofield Kid went away.

So I guess not, tonight. Let's do it sometime soon though ... this thread hasn't been used since Schofield Kid started it way last March! :o
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2009, 10:40:32 PM »

Another time then.
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2009, 10:43:36 PM »

Can we say right now we'll try to get a game going at 11:00 PM EST tomorrow night (Saturday)? :)
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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2009, 12:04:13 AM »

I wasn't up to a game today but 11:00pm KC time is I think 3:00pm here, so I'll try and remember for tomorrow.
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2009, 01:22:00 AM »

3:00 PM seems to be right. For anyone who needs a conversion ...

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2009, 08:18:41 PM »

OK, it's 10:15 in New York now, is anyone around tonight who'd like to play this game? If so, make yourself heard! :)
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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2009, 08:26:23 PM »

Yeah, I'm here.

Although it's better with at least one more. I've only played this once and will need plenty of help.

Hopefully SC might come online. That is if he isn't watching the cricket.
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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2009, 08:49:54 PM »

I'll join in.  I too have only played a couple times long, long ago when Matt was a regular player.
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