In the Forum Games: Movies, I recently gave a clue that got me thinking about movies and how they are connected to one another through actors, characters, plots, etc., and I thought it would be fun to see if the movie geeks here could figure out, given two movies, how to get from movie A to movie B. For example:
would be Point Break (Keanu Reaves and Patrick Swayzee).
I'll start with one of my favorite movies and one of my favorite TV shows:
Back to the Future
Winner gets to choose the next set. Good luck.
I hope you don't mind, since there hasn't been a lot of action here for a while, but my wife showed me one tonight, that might be pretty easy:
Amazing Spiderman (Just for clarification, each of those "x"s is a movie in the chain
Gary Oldman (Batman Begins)
Gary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones (JFK)
Tommy Lee Jones and Wesley Snipes (U.S. Marshals)
Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson (White Men Can't Jump)
Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone (Zombieland)
Emma Stone (Amazing Spiderman)
The more degrees, the more options there are. What was your wife's solution?
Technically, her words was "connecting Batman to Spiderman" (the reboot franchises) and her chain was
Dark Knight Rises (JGL)
10 Things I Hate About You (JGL and Allison Janney)
The Help (Allison Janney and Emma Stone)
Amazing Spiderman (Emma Stone)
But I added the extra chain kind of as a weasel word to start with the first of the reboot so:
Batman Begins (entire cast)
Dark Knight Rises (entire cast & JGL)
Also, technically, you could have done the same with Dark Knight Heath Ledger, because he was also in 10 Things.
So, yeah, lots of options. :-)
Ok, let's see if we can get away from just using actors as the connections. Starting out easy:
A League of Their Own
Children of the Corn
I think you have to be a special kind of movie geek to be able to find connections using the crew. We're talking like directors, producers, cinematographers, etc. That will take a lot of time and patience with IMDB. :-)
Think plot, not crew.
I think you're going for Field of Dreams, by thematically combining baseball and corn fields. Although, I like the mental image of an entirely new movie, where child cultists demand equal recognition by starting their own baseball league, much better.
Correct, and please greenlight this ASAP!