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Burn out than fade.

December 30, 2009 3 comments

Definitely not really an exhaustive list and technically, not completely accurate. But still, there is a connection. What?

Cracked only by ManishA. Brilliant!!

Answer: Charles Laughton directed only one film – Night of the Hunter. Chandra Bardot only directed Don (1978). These are two of the greatest films, which have been the respective director’s only films. Chandra Barot though did direct e Bengali film in the nineties, but for a long time he was remembered as the director who made only one film. <See, I’m not saying that Bengali films don’t count 🙂 )

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Freedom to be kinky.

December 29, 2009 10 comments

Which campaign? Also identify the models in these ads, and I have left out one famous actress who appeared in them, since it would have been too easy then to google,etc. So identify her too.

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Men, its time.

December 27, 2009 8 comments

Woohoo! Our first united sports question. Whose retaliation for what?

Cracked by nooney, blackdvl666, arun, NishanthR, NitishK,VarunG, ManishA <obviously, ESPN sports quiz winner and all>. Sorry amanoberoi, you were talking of the other great guy.

Apologies for the laziness attack.

Captain Zattack for the week is <again> Nitish Khadiya, who was followed by Mrinalini, ManishA and KCG. Congratulations!!!

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Similarly, at Madison.

December 26, 2009 4 comments

Who’s playing for whom?

Cracked by woenvu, Mrinalini, NishanthR & NitishK.

Answer: The infamous photograph of Lauren Bacall and Harry Truman. She is supposed to have been done this unwillingly and later said that Truman played piano “badly, playing the Missouri Waltz, or something”.

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Book in Lost.

December 25, 2009 2 comments

Whats common to all? <not an exhaustive list>

ManishA came close.

Answer: Fictional characters who have Evil Twins. Austin Powers -Dr.Evil. Flash – Cobalt Blue. Prof Charles Xavier – Cassandra Nova. Phoebe – Ursula. Bart – Hugo Simpson. Doppelganger is a bigger set, and thats why I didn’t include Garthe Knight,etc. But still, an acceptable answer. 🙂

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Looking for cover.

December 24, 2009 5 comments

What is <unfortunately> common to all these films?

Cracked by NitishK, Mrinalini, Santosh, ManishA & KCG.

Answer: Quoting Mrinalini, All movies that were nominated for Oscar and were written by writers (two of these are by the same writer, Trumbo) who were on the Hollywood blacklist and hence were not credited in the films, when they were released.

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Sweater.

December 23, 2009 2 comments

One part of  what was supposedly inspired by these two?

Only Mrinalini cracked the answer, though from a different <valid> angle.

Answer: Frank La Salle was accused of kidnapping 12-year-old Florence Horner from her and forcing her to submit to sexual relations while traveling the continent. This is said to be an inspiration for one part of Nabaokov’s Lolita. link. Though Mrinalini spoke of the other famous story – Charlie Chaplin & Lita Grey which was also said to have inspired Lolita.

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