Tuesday, April 08, 2008

IMDB meme

I saw this one at Tiny Little Reading Room. The rules:

1. Go to IMDB.com and look up a bunch of your favorite movies.
2. Post three or four official IMDB "Plot Keywords" for each.
3. You guys guess the movies (no looking them up!)
1. Leonardo Da Vinci. Arranged Marriage. Rich snob. France.
2. Mud Mask. Time Travel. Striptease. Blindfold.
3. Martini. Shopping. Street Vendor. Chipmunk.
4. Face Slap. Jail Break. Donkey. Rum. Chelsea guessed right. The first Pirate movie it is!
5. Ethnic Cleansing. Stained Glass Window. Onion. Tower.
6. Dress from Curtains. Telegram. Cemetery. Postulant. [Not Gone With The Wind, though it was a good guess, Debi. I was surprised to see "Dress from Curtains" appear on several of the movies I was looking up.] [Yes, JanieJane is right! It is Sound of Music!!!]
7. Dancing. Eavesdropping. Dysfunctional Family. Sarcasm. Again, Chelsea was correct. This is Pride and Prejudice!
8. Coca Cola Billboard. Dance. Mock Documentary. Independent Film. [No, keep guessing. New hint: Australia.]
9. Postmodernism. Narcolepsy. Liberty. Windmill.
10. Photographer. Husband. Model. Dog.
11. Tuxedo. Shampoo. Dance Teacher. Snowball.
12. Bowling Alley. Gorilla. Waitress. Bicycle.

6 comments:

Chelsea 10:33 PM  

Is number four Pirates of the Carribean?

And number seven -- Pride and Prejudice? I love that movie. The newer version with Kiera Knightley. And the book.

Debi 5:49 AM  

Boy, I'm an idiot when it comes to movies. But #6 must be Gone With the Wind, right?

janiejane 11:30 AM  

#6 is the Sound of Music.

Laura 1:59 PM  

Is #8 Waiting for Guffman?

KT 10:27 AM  

#1 looks like Ever After

#3 looks like Enchanted

A couple others ring some bells, but I can't quite put my finger on them.

KT 11:01 AM  

Oh, and #5 reminds me of Shrek. Though the ethnic cleansing remark is kind of odd.

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