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« Reply #270 on: February 24, 2008, 04:16:22 PM »

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005488/
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« Reply #271 on: February 24, 2008, 06:10:53 PM »

George Clooney in Attack of the Killer Tomatoes?  Though Carrot Top would be inspired casting.
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« Reply #272 on: February 25, 2008, 01:09:46 AM »

Hey, hars, did you watch the oscar?  I liked the old fella.
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« Reply #273 on: February 25, 2008, 07:48:30 AM »

You betcha -- it's the first time in a few years I stayed up for the whole thing. Good for the Coens, and I still wonder what Ethan Coen wanted to say when he'd smile enigmatically and say "I'll just say thank you." Guess it's good to leave them guessing.
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« Reply #274 on: February 25, 2008, 08:22:54 AM »

He had plenty of words for Charlie Rose, but he could always thank his mom.
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« Reply #275 on: February 25, 2008, 10:28:52 AM »

Harrie zup.  (technically, it was Clooney in the sequel, "Return of....")
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« Reply #276 on: February 25, 2008, 11:27:21 AM »

Thanks for the leeway, barton.  Okay, this is a gimme. 

Things That Spin for $200:  What do these round, often spinning, objects that have appeared in some freakin' great films have in common?    Fans; tumbleweeds; hubcaps; hats; bowling balls. 
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« Reply #277 on: February 25, 2008, 03:06:49 PM »

The answer might be considered timely (as timely as last evening) in the movie world. Also, two names are eligible for the correct answer - pick one or give both.  Or don't.
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« Reply #278 on: February 25, 2008, 03:18:12 PM »

Um, for tumbleweeds I'd say Raising Arizona so will guess the general category is Coen Bros. movies, but I can't cite specifics for any others so will yield to others more detail oriented (or more correct if my guess is wrong).. 
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« Reply #279 on: February 25, 2008, 03:28:13 PM »

Right you are, nytempsperdu! 

Tumbleweed from Raising Arizona; tumbleweed and bowling pins from The Big Lebowski; fans from Blood Simple; hats from Miller's Crossing; and the hubcap from The Man Who Wasn't There (and I'm still wondering if the stinkin' hubcap actually means anything.)   On a totally personal note, I also noted a Coen fixation with hair pommade (see Raising Arizona, O Brother, Where Art Thou for example) but chose not to go there.

Duh! -- Add hula hoop in The Hudsucker Proxy to the list.

Ask away, nytp....
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« Reply #280 on: February 25, 2008, 04:19:31 PM »

Getting that makes me feel like a winner (not that I'm heading out to buy a lottery ticket, or anything), though I haven't seen Miller's Crossing and The Man Who Wasn't There I've never even heard of...at least til now.  Pomade would be good thematic, as would A Coen Bros. Geography--there was a time I thought they were "doing" regions: South (Blood Simple & later Oh, Brother...), SW (Raising Arizona), NY (Hudsucker Proxy), Midwest (Fargo), S CA (Barton Fink, TBL), now the West (NCfOM).  Dunno about Miller's Crossing or The Man Who... 

I decided to forego setting questions because I'm often gone for days and no one wants to wait for me to come back with hints or answers, but on the off chance I can come back to find the correct answer this eve., I'll ask what other director (who also writes and acts) has done much of the US region by region, starting in and returning "home" at least once to what the geography teachers call MidAtlantic states?   
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« Reply #281 on: February 25, 2008, 05:44:36 PM »

Luck man to have not seen "Miller's Crossing" yet.  It's the best, like, the best, I like "Chinatown" and "Goodfellas," and other movies, but it's right up there.
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« Reply #282 on: February 26, 2008, 01:39:17 AM »

I've moved it up the TBV list, jbot, truly I have.
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« Reply #283 on: February 26, 2008, 07:30:08 PM »

Oh dear, I sure have a way of putting a halt to proceedings, don't I? 

Hint: Movies by the director in the trivia question include those set in: New Jersey, NYC, Chicago, W. VA, FL, TX (and others not specified).

Will try to come back tonight to see if a winner or to give answer/yield the floor.
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« Reply #284 on: February 26, 2008, 10:02:56 PM »

Totally a WAG -- John Sayles?
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