Guess That Movie: VI: The Meaning Of Life

January 23rd, 2003 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

[Guess That Movie Round Six]Congratulations Ph33r_m3 for correctly guessing (or recognising) the previous “Guess That Movie image. The picture showed Leelee Sobieski playing “Aldys Martin” in the film Never Been Kissed [Order from Amazon.co.uk] . The screen shot is taken from near the end of the movie at the prom ball, just as Drew Barrymore’s character (Josie ‘Josie Grossie’ Geller) is giving the “you will spend your whole lives trying to keep others down because it makes you feel more important… Find out who you are and try not to be afraid of it” speech.

Anyway, on to this image. No people this time, just a flag. How are you meant to recognise a movie from a flag? With great difficulty 🙂 Some people have already remarked that a few of the images have been extremely easy (although the previous one seemed to have people guessing a bit), so let’s see how long a “really hard one” (in my eyes at least) takes to be correctly guessed. I’m feeling in a generous mode so I’m going to give a clue – D.Crepid Holdings and O. Verpaid Associates Ltd had connections with this film.

But it’s going to be worth guessing – I’ve decided on a prize system.

A: Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life. Correctly guessed by Ph33r_m3

Each screenshot is worth 100 points. Every incorrect guess made on that image takes the prize down by 5 points. After the image has been “live” for 12 hours, the points value goes down by 10 – and then it falls by a further 10 every 24hours after posting. So, let’s say you guessed it 2 days 1hour after it was posted and there had been 3 incorrect guesses before yours – you would be awarded 65points: made up of 100points – 3 times 5 (3 incorrect guesses) – 10 (as its after 12 hours) – 10 (as it’s been 24hours since posting).

Once you’ve got over 500 points, you can consider claiming your prize which will be a choice between an electronic Amazon gift certificate for the Amazon store of your choice (500 points will get you a minimum of a £5 gift certificate – of course it’ll be in your local currency) and maybe something else (I’m still trying to decide what the something else could be)! You could, if you were a quick guesser, be able to get the prize within 5 movies… I will shortly be going back through the previous entries and tallying up winners scores so far – expect a “score chart” soon (it’ll just show a name and score – nothing else, so there’s no need to worry about your email addy).

Yep, I am being generous – a contest which costs you nothing to enter, and one that I get no money from…. I must be a fool (yep 😉 ). I’m going to make a little “promise” here that I’ll try and keep “GTM” running until at least post number 24 (which is when the current “prize run” will halt, but I may decide to keep running it) – so the quicker you correctly guess the image the better. Judges decision (ie mine) is final, yadda yadda yadda. Of course, if people decide to make a donation to me it may convince me to either “up” the prize fund or keep it running even longer…

So, how do you enter? Simple! Just leave a comment with your guess in this post and that’ll be it! Good luck and god speed!

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3 comments

  1. Ph33r_m3 says:

    only thing i can think of is the crimson permanent assurance bit from the start of monty pythons meaning of life

  2. Richy C. says:

    *shocked* How the h–ll did you guess it that quickly?

    Yep, you were right and you get 100 points (mutter mutter curses mutter). Well done!

  3. Argh! I had the movie wrong. I kept envisioning her at the prom, but had it in the wrong movie.

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