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Six Degrees Summer Movie Tourney – And the winner is ……

Highlander Posterby Dave Umbricht

And so we have come to the end of this adventure.  No preamble, let’s get to the results.  Here are the final two entries:

Entry 1:

Morgan Freeman (who we’ve already established is God) was in the South Africa based INVICTUS with Matt Damon, who travelled to London in OCEAN’S 13 (which I actually love, despite my comments on OCEAN’S 12).

OCEAN’S 13 also starred Brad Pitt, who travelled to Morocco in BABEL, which also starred the Mexican Gael Garcia Bernal and Australian Cate Blanchett.

Cate Blanchett played the titular Irish journalist in VERONICA GUERIN, which features a cameo by Colin Farrell, who not only appeared in the Belgium-set IN BRUGES, but also played Macedonian (Greek) King ALEXANDER, which also starred Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins.

Anthony Hopkins played Spanish artist Picasso in SURVIVING PICASSO, which also featured Joan Plowright, who starred in the Italian-set TEA WITH MUSSOLINI.

TEA WITH MUSSOLINI also stars Judi Dench, who was in CHOCOLAT with the ever-so French Juliette Binoche, as well as the Swedish Lena Olin, and Alfred Molina, who played a Russian character in LETTER TO BREZHNEV, and the Cuban Juan Raul in THE PEREZ FAMILY, alongside Indian actor Ranjit Chowdhry, who was in LAST HOLIDAY, which is partially set in the Czech Republic, which was also one of the settings for THE BOURNE IDENTITY, which stars the German actress Franka Potente.

Potente also stars in CHE, pt 2 of which is set in Bolivia and stars Puerto Rican Benicio del Toro.

Benicio del Toro appeared in TRAFFIC alongside Don Cheadle, played Rwandan Paul Rusesabagina in HOTEL RWANDA, which also stars Sophie Okenedo.

Sophie Okenedo appears in ACE VENTURA 2: WHEN NATURE CALLS, which is partially set in Tibet and also stars Simon Callow, who appeared in Austrian-set AMADEUS.

Austrian capital Vienna is the setting for BEFORE SUNRISE, which stars Julie Delpy. Delpy was in THE THREE MUSKETEERS with Canadian Michael Wincott, who appeared in 1492 CONQUEST OF PARADISE, which also featured Turkish born actor Tcheky Karyo, who also starred in KISS OF THE DRAGON with Chinese Jet Li.

Jet Li appeared in THE MUMMY 3 alongside Brendan Fraser, who travelled to Egypt in the earlier THE MUMMY films, which also featured Israeli actor Oded Fahr and Iranian actor Omid Djalili, who appeared in SEX AND THE CITY 2, which was set in the United Arab Emirates, and also stars Pakistani actor Art Malik.

Art Malik played an Afghani character in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS, which also stars Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbe, who appears in KAFKA with Romanian actor Ion Caramitrou, American actor Joel Gray and English actor Jeremy Irons.

Jeremy Irons played Danish socialite Klaus von Bulow in REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, and because I’ve run out of time, also played the Dad in DANNY CHAMPION OF THE WORLD.

Entry 2:

The Accidental Tourist 

Kathleen Turner

The Jewel Of The Nile

Michael Douglas

The American President

Michael J Fox

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

James Garner

One Little Indian

John Doucette

The Last Time I Saw Paris

Elizabeth Taylor

The White Cliffs Of Dover

Van Johnson

Brigadoon

Gene Kelly

Seagulls Over Sorrento

Bernard Lee

From Russia With Love

Sean Connery

A Good Man In Africa

John Lithgow

The Manhattan Project

Richard Council

Canadian Bacon

Bill Nunn

Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead

Fairuza Balk

The Island Of Dr Moreau

David Thewlis

London Boulevard

Keira Knightley

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse OF The Black Pearl

Jonathan Pryce

Brazil

Ian Holm

Wetherby

Vanessa Redgrave

Little Odessa

Maximilian Schell

Judgement At Nuremberg

William Shatner

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Christopher Plummer

Battle Of Britain

Michael Caine

Blame It On Rio

Demi Moore

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Kevin Kline

Grand Canyon

Steve Martin

The Prince Of Egypt

Ralph Fiennes

In Bruges

Colin Farrell

Miami Vice

Justin Theroux

Return To Rajapur

Lynn Collins

The Merchant Of Venice 

Jeremy Irons

Danny the Champion of the World

Yeah, so those are easy to judge.  But we must have a winner, and rather than declare a tie and have these two battle it out for another week, I have had made my choice.  Entry two is the Champ.  Congratulations!  Oh wait, who is entry two and why has he won?  Congratulations to Daniel.

It came down to the fact that he had more links than Entry 1 (Mags).  And really, how could he not be declared the winner if both of them ended with Danny the Champion of the World?  If you want to be prophetic, I will happily oblige.

So Daniel, please send me your address so I can send you your gift for winning (a copy of Ernest Cline’s fun new novel, Ready Player One)

Next week we start a new feature here at Forgotten Flix – The Quizmaster Presents.  We’re back to playing games for fun, and the games are going to be more diverse.  Next week we will play with dialogue – be afraid…

…be very afraid!

Until next week.  Rest your little brain, you’re gonna need it.

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Dave Umbricht is a self proclaimed "guy who knows a couple of things". However, he has never claimed to know them well. Genetically predisposed to love movies, at age ten he felt really cool being the only fourth grader who knew of the film "My Dinner with Andre", thanks to Siskel & Ebert. For the next twenty years he pretended to have seen the movie until he finally watched it at age 28 and understood what all the fuss was about. He attempted to watch all of the films on Ebert's Great Movies list by age 40. He failed.

2 comments for “Six Degrees Summer Movie Tourney – And the winner is ……

  1. Mags
    September 12, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Well played, Mr Gray… I’ll get you next time 😉

  2. September 12, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Wow! Those are some impressive entries. Congrats to the winner! I’m glad I didn’t have to judge that one.

    Coincidentally, I’m about to start reading the prize book so I hope it’s a good one!

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