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|1) Blockbuster Drama:||
Jaws 3, The Godfather 2, Star Wars 2, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1,
Taxi Driver 1|
|2) Number of Screens:||
One 6, Four 2, Six 1|
|3) Blockbuster Comedy:||Monty Python & the Holy Grail 3, Animal House 2, M*A*S*H 1,
Sunshine Boys 1, Blazing Saddles 1, Annie Hall 1|
|4) Favorite Snack Bar Purchase:|| Popcorn 9 |
|5) Cost of a Regular Ticket:||$2 4, $1 2, $4 1, $5 1, $1.75 1|
|Categories||Blockbuster Drama||# of Screens||Blockbuster Comedy||Snack Bar Item||Ticket Cost|
|01)||David Partridge||Jaws||Animal House||Popcorn||$2||=||138||+||24||=||162|
|02)||Fred Davis||[[no entry received]]||=||146||+||15||=||161|
|Kevin Wilson||The Godfather||M*A*S*H||Popcorn||$2||=||143||+||18||=||161|
|04)||Doug Kent||Jaws||Animal House||Popcorn||$2||=||135||+||24||=||159|
|05)||Brendan Whyte||Jaws||Monty Python & the Holy Grail||Popcorn||$2||=||132||+||25||=||157|
|06)||Tom's Mom||The Godfather||Sunshine Boys||Popcorn||$4||=||136||+||19||=||155|
|07)||Tim & Sarah Snyder||Star Wars||Monty Python & the Holy Grail||Popcorn||$5||=||136||+||16||=||152|
|08)||Jim Reader||Star Wars||Blazing Saddles||Popcorn||$1||=||131||+||20||=||151|
|09)||Tom Howell||Cuckoo's Nest||Monty Python/Holy Grail||Popcorn||$1.75||=||122||+||20||=||142|
|10)||Mark Stretch||Taxi Driver||Annie Hall||Popcorn||$1||=||112||+||15||=||127|
|11)||Ward Narhi||[[no entry received]]||=||84||+||15||=|| 99|
|12)||Mark Nelson||[[no entry received]]||=||81||+||15||=||96|
Top Score Possible: 25 Top Score Achieved 25 by Brendan!
1) Blockbuster Drama: With this crowd, I expected Star Wars to be a
strong front runner - it was the only one that came to my mind. But, we
have a much more informed set of players with wide ranging tastes.
2) Number of Screens: If you were thinking towards the beginning of the decade, one screen was the only answer. At the end of the decade, with the phenomena of suburban malls, the multiplex had come into being. As I recall, the first multiplexes I was aware of consisted of six screens.
3) Blockbuster Comedy: Boy, my expectations were way off. My choice was Ghostbusters and I wondered why no one had chosen it. So, I checked my Video Hound book and discovered that it was released in 1984. Well, that answered that mystery. Of the movies picked by players, I'd have to go with Animal House.
4) Favorite Snack Bar Purchase: Hmmmmm - something else that I should have seen coming. I've been trying to remember the name of the sweet/sour, lozenge shaped candies that I often bought as a kid. Popcorn was definitely the answer I should have thought of.....
5) Cost of a Regular Ticket: I don't remember at all what a ticket cost back then. So, I was debating between $2 and $3 for my answer. $2 definitely won out!
1) Blockbuster Drama: [Kevin] First, by blockbuster I'm
looking at movies that had a lot of revenue whether they won awards or not.
[WAY] Correct interpretation. [Kevin] I hope others see it
that way too. There were many very good dramas from that period: The
Godfather, The Exorcist, Jaws, Star Wars (OK, maybe not a drama but other
than sci fi what do you call it?), [WAY] Yep. Star Wars falls into
the drama category. [Kevin] Apocalypse Now just to name a few. I
might choose star Wars but I'm not sure everyone will truly consider it a
drama so I'll go with The Godfather instead. [Dave] Hmmm, what
qualifies as a drama? Jaws and Star Wars are the two biggest movies, I
remember, but I think I'm stretching to call Star Wars a drama. I'll go
with Jaws. [Tim] Star Wars - I was three and my parents wouldn't let
me watch the barfight scene; that's all I know. [Tom] There were
also a couple of Godfathers.
2) Number of Screens: [Kevin] I don't remember just when the multi-screen facilities truly kicked in. Where I grew up the theater had 1 but I think in the larger cities there were probably 4-screen complexes so I'll go with four. [Dave] We had a great theater in my home town. Up where the projection room normally is there was a full bar. It was separated from the rest of the theater by a plate glass window and had it's own sound piped in. You could sit at the bar or in a few rows of plush theater seats. A waitress cam around for drinks or pub food orders. Great way to watch a movie! Of course it's a triplex now (<:) [Tom] One. One. One! That was before they started chopping up the theaters, ..... wasn't it? [WAY] At the beginning of the decade, one was it. But, by the end of the decade, the multiplexes had sprouted.
3) Blockbuster Comedy: [Kevin] Same thing as #1, a tough category. There were just as many good comedies as good dramas: Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Rocky Horror, Smokey and the Bandit, Animal House but the one I think will get the nod is M*A*S*H. [Dave] While MASH is probably my favorite (and a bit of a black comedy), as a Dartmouth grad I have to go with the alma mater and pick Animal House. [Tim] Monty Python & the Holy Grail, although we almost picked "MASH". [Tom] Monty Python & the Holy Grail followed by American Graffiti.
4) Favorite Snack Bar Purchase: [Kevin] The one category that might get some common response: Popcorn. [Dave] Popcorn - not what I'd buy, but should hopefully be a popular answer. [Tom] Popcorn - when wasn't it?
5) Cost of a Regular Ticket: [Kevin] tough one too. I can remember being on dates and being able to go to the movies have snacks and something to eat before and after all for under $25 bucks or so. At that rate I guess the movies were probably about $2.00 a shot so I'll go with that. [Tom] I say $1.75, Barb says $3; we're both probably wrong...
[Kevin] A very good category this month. I think it may be tough to
get some common answers on a couple of the items.
[Brendan] Just back from a month's honeymoon yesterday - today have computer access. [WAY] Congrats!
1) Common Over-the-Counter Drug
2) Common Food Item
3) Favorite Comic Book
4) Common Prescription Drug
5) Favorite Magazine
Anyone want to suggest a theme for the next one??? Yes, Virginia, there will be another By Popular Demand game starting next issue.
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