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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby KeE » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:55 am

I nominate *anybody*, and if she can't then *somebody*.
It is written.
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby KeE » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:59 am

Or, I'll just as well kick it off:
When Shanghai is lost, a boy finds that he has an extremely strong will to survive despite all the nastiness, evil and human degradation he has to witness.
It is written.
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby gpackin » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:34 am

is it Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard? I haven't read it, but I've seen the movie.
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby KeE » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:59 am

It is. Sherlock for you!
By the way, didn't that movie win several Academy awards, or am I mistaken?
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby gpackin » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:58 pm

The IRA kills his wife and kids; he goes a bit crazy and tries to get revenge by putting his background as a molecular biologist to use; now it's dangerous to be a woman.
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby Zybahn » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:49 pm

Frank Herbert, The White Plague.
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby gpackin » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:43 am

Zybahn wrote:Frank Herbert, The White Plague.


That's right.
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby Zybahn » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:57 am

New blurb:

Postwar British society has completely flipped over; not only are military officers lost among common men, but servants have begun to supersede their masters.
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby Zybahn » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:43 am

HINT: This little known novel of the 1940s was turned into a popular movie in the 1960s.
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby voralfred » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:36 am

This thread has been dormant for more than two years.

I call the previous blurb :cold: and offer a new one, (very easy) :


A little girl plays a completely demented chess game.


(this is not a quote, just a "blurb"; the quote is just to make it come out)
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:24 am

voralfred wrote:
A little girl plays a completely demented chess game.

The Wizzard of Oz? (Judy Garland and/or Diana Ross)
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:26 am

Zybahn wrote:
Postwar British society has completely flipped over; not only are military officers lost among common men, but servants have begun to supersede their masters.

"Oh, What a Lovely War" ?
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby voralfred » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:19 am

E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:
voralfred wrote:
A little girl plays a completely demented chess game.

The Wizzard of Oz? (Judy Garland and/or Diana Ross)


For Zybahn's blurb I have no idea, but I am not aware of any chess game in Wizard of Oz. Try again (even better known, I would say)
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:10 am

voralfred wrote:
A little girl plays a completely demented chess game.

Alice in Wonderland ?
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby MidasKnight » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:32 am

voralfred wrote:This thread has been dormant for more than two years.

I call the previous blurb :cold: and offer a new one, (very easy) :


A little girl plays a completely demented chess game.


(this is not a quote, just a "blurb"; the quote is just to make it come out)


Alice in Wonderland
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby voralfred » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:05 pm

MidasKnight wrote:
voralfred wrote:(....)
A little girl plays a completely demented chess game.


(this is not a quote, just a "blurb"; the quote is just to make it come out)


Alice in Wonderland



Closer, but not quite.
In Wonderland, Alice meets cards, not chess pieces...

Edit :
Neither I nor MidasKnight realized that EPS had proposed the same answer first. But anyway, it is still not the right one !
Maybe I should make it clear that I am referring to a book, not a movie adaptation
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby voralfred » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:32 am

voralfred wrote:
MidasKnight wrote:
voralfred wrote:(....)
A little girl plays a completely demented chess game.


(this is not a quote, just a "blurb"; the quote is just to make it come out)


Alice in Wonderland



Closer, but not quite.
In Wonderland, Alice meets cards, not chess pieces...

Edit :
Neither I nor MidasKnight realized that EPS had proposed the same answer first. But anyway, it is still not the right one !
Maybe I should make it clear that I am referring to a book, not a movie adaptation


Oh, come on, EPS, MidnasKnight or any third party !
The answer proposed twice is incorrect, but very close to the correct one. And my insistence on a book, not a movie is in fact a very strong hint. Not that there is any reference to chess in the movie either, but if you think in terms of a movie first, then in terms of books... I am giving you the anwer on a platter...
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:44 am

The Wizard in Wonderland?

Alice of Oz?

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg?
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby voralfred » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:12 am

E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:The Wizard in Wonderland?

Alice of Oz?

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What I meant was : your (and MidnasKnight's) answer interpreted as a movie...
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby clong » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:26 pm

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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby voralfred » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:40 pm

clong wrote:Through the Looking-Glass


Exactly!
One :sherlock: and a new blurb for you.

I was thinking that mentioning the movies adaptations which though called "Alice in Wonderland" often include episodes from "Through the Looking-Glass" (in the Disney one, we have the singing flowers, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, who also tell the story of the Walrus and the Carpenter) would be a strong hint to the existence of the latter book, which, as a book, is a separate entity from "Alice in Wonderland"!
Though none of the chess characters appear in the movies, that I know of. The Queen and the King are cards (heart suit), not the chess Red Queen and King of the Looking Glass.

Edit:
In fact I was pessimistic; except for the 1951 Disney movie, at least some chess pieces from "Through the Looking-Glass" actually do appear in most other movie adaptations, though the name is still Alice in Wonderland. So there !
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby clong » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:38 pm

I will post a new blurb...but first it seems like i need to take the time to review all the old blurbs so as to avoid a duplicate. :mrgreen:
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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby clong » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:07 pm

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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby MidasKnight » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:24 pm

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Re: GAME -- One line "blurbs" (for Sherlocks)

Postby clong » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:39 pm

That is it. You're up and :sherlock: +1
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