Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Wild Card #1


Time for revenge.

When I was in high school, I was known for basically one thing: my mastery of the Kevin Bacon game. It's about as impressive as being a master cup stacker or a pro Jenga player, and I wore the badge of "Kevin Bacon Guy" with self-loathing. Now it's your turn.

Below, I've listed two actors; your goal is to connect them in six steps or less. For instance, if I were to say "Buster Keaton and Michael Keaton," you might respond with the following:

Buster Keaton was in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with Zero Mostel, who was in Watership Down with John Hurt, who was in Dogville with Nicole Kidman, who was in My Life with Michael Keaton.

The person who does this in the fewest steps by 8pm tomorrow night wins the choice of one film previously voted out of The Gauntlet as the wild card choice in the next round, as well as one of these five fabulous prizes:

A VHS copy of The Wizard, starring Fred Savage.
A DVD copy of the director's cut of Natural Born Killers.
A giant wall-sized banner of The Good Thief.
Ten 35mm frames from Nadja.
A Boobah.

The challenge is as follows:

Liv Ullman and Hulk Hogan

Best of luck.
UPDATED: Congrats to Jess C. for bridging the gap between Ullman and Hogan in just two steps! I applaud your tenacity - please leave a comment here with your wild card choice and your preferred prize. Another contest is coming soon - anyone can win!

8 comments:

Steve said...

Okay, here goes:

Ullmann and Bibi Andersson in Persona
Andersson and Ed Begley Jr. in The Concorde: Airport '79
Begley with the Hulk in Santa with Muscles

Yeah, that's right. I said Santa with Muscles. I couldn't resist.

Sam said...

good job steve. I don't think I can beat that.

Jess C said...

Is a long and boring search on IMDB disqualify me?

Hulk was in Little Hercules in 3-D John Heard
John Heard in Mindwalk with Liv Ullmann

Bemis said...

No, research totally counts.

jess c said...

Yay! I'll take The Wizard. Wasn't I there when you got that?

What are my choices for wild card?

Bemis said...

They are as follows:

Kill Bill vol. 2
The Wild Bunch
Akira
My Own Private Idaho
Stop Making Sense
Ed Wood
Blue Velvet
Psycho
Punch-Drunk Love
Nashville
E.T.
Eyes Wide Shut
Enter the Dragon
El Topo
The Shining
King Kong
Night of the Hunter
Before Sunrise
Oldboy
Brazil
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
It's a Wonderful Life
Raging Bull
The Wicker Man
Yojimbo
Ikiru
Rosemary's Baby
Aliens
Blade Runner
Vertigo
Alien
Apocalypse Now
Dazed and Confused
Mulholland Drive
Carrie

Jess C said...

It was a tough choice, but I'm going with Blue Velvet.

I'm sorry to Punch Drunk Love, Kill Bill Vol 2, and Ed Wood, which were my runners up.

Steve said...

The Concorde failed me! *GASP!* It's never let me down before...