Were you a character in a movie or television show? (I read, but I wasn't sure about this).
Ah, wife screaming at me ... ok, so I leave ... guessing Charles Foster Kane
Are you a human being?
And I didn't see answers to a couple of questions earlier - are you American, are you Japanese, were you alive in the last 50 years?
What we know about me so far is.
Male. Fictional. From a Movie. Human. American. Did some writing but is not primarily known for it.
Oh yeah...also Dead.
DJ, if he's fictional how can he be dead? Did he die in the movie?
here's a wild guess- Forrest Gump?
Still no answer??? Hmmm...DJ tell us. Can't think of anyone dead right now. Im hungry.
I plan on telling you but I need a little effort here. There are questions that can be asked to narrow down who I am but people haven't really done it yet. The Who Am I thread in ENTERTAINMENT was so successful (WE DID IT ALL IN 2 HOURS) because they were intent on finding out and I was available to answer them in real time. I just need some spontaneous combustion to start up again.
you can whisper it in my ear...i won't tell the others promise.
Okay, okay, effort michelle, effort. let me see. Does he have a web? A bat? Geessh..
Not a superhero or comic book character. Not an animal either.
ok, having another go here - did you tell us if he was alive in the last 50 years (Jenni's question?)?
The movie was from the last 50 years if that's what your asking?
this has me stumped DJ, being from the UK would I have heard of this fictional character?.....jimmy
What about the next question?
Was he animated after he died, or just before he died?
I want to rule out zombie movies ...
Yes and Yes. Jenny's getting warmer...or hotter as the case may be.
Did he die in the last 15 minutes of the movie?
Did he die of natural causes?
And was he over 60 when he died?
Was he a villain?
And the other question - was he murdered?
Was the movie realistic? (for example, a police drama or romance)
James Bond movies don't count as realistic, for example - they are cartoons made with real people.
OK, so we are looking for an "animated" human American male fictional character who appears in just one big 1970s movie and is murdered in the last 15 minutes aged about 60.
Did they make a movie out of "Stranger in a Strange Land"?
That rules out a few, then.
Was the movie title one word?
OK, so we are looking for an "animated" human American male fictional character who appears in just one big 1970s realistic "prophetic" movie, the title of which is the name of his employer, and in which he is (some say) a savior and/or the antiChrist, and is murdered in the last 15 minutes aged about 60 by someone who thinks he is a villain.
Is he a whistleblower?
No. I'm going to bed. I'm betting that someone will have it by the time I wake up.
My name is Howard Beale and my Movie is NETWORK.
Howard Beale is a fictional character from the movie Network. He was played by Peter Finch (who won a posthumous Oscar for the role).
During the movie, Howard struggles with depression and insanity, but his producers, rather than give him the medical help he needs, use him as a tool for getting higher ratings. The image of Howard Beale, in a beige coat with his wet, gray hair plastered to his head, standing up during the middle of his newscast saying, "I'm as mad as Hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" ranks as one of the most memorable scenes in film history (the line made #19 on the American Film Institute's list of 100 great movie quotes).
Howard is told in the very beginning of the film that he going to be fired in two weeks' time. During his next news broadcast, he announces he is going to kill himself on the air in one week. This creates a media frenzy, and Howard is taken off the air immediately. However, his friend Max Schumacher agrees to allow him to anchor the news one more time, so that Howard can say a real goodbye to his viewers. But when he goes on the air, he instead lets loose with a rant about the meaninglessness of life.
Beale: I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth; banks are going bust; shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter; punks are running wild in the street, and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it.
We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat. And we sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be!
We all know things are bad -- worse than bad -- they're crazy.
It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out any more. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we're living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, "Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials, and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone."
Well, I'm not going to leave you alone.
I want you to get mad!
I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot. I don't want you to write to your Congressman, because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street.
All I know is that first, you've got to get mad.
You've gotta say, "I'm a human being, goddammit! My life has value!"
So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out and yell,
"I'm as mad as hell,
and I'm not going to take this anymore!!"
"Right now, there is a whole, an entire generation that never knew anything that didn't come out of this tube! This tube is the gospel, the ultimate revelation; this tube can make or break presidents, popes, prime ministers; this tube is the most awesome goddamn propaganda force in the whole godless world, and woe is us if it ever falls into the hands of the wrong people, and that's why woe is us that Edward George Ruddy died. Because this company is now in the hands of CCA, the Communications Corporation of America; there's a new chairman of the board, a man called Frank Hackett, sitting in Mr. Ruddy's office on the twentieth floor. And when the 12th largest company in the world controls the most awesome goddamn propaganda force in the whole godless world, who knows what s#!t will be peddled for truth on this network!?"
Howard is shot and killed at the very beginning of one episode of his show, making him, according to the movie, "the first known instance of a man who was killed because he had lousy ratings."
if you want to know why the news lies to us everyday, then look no further than Paddy Chayevsky's award-winng script.
THE MOST IMPORTANT FICTIONAL CHARACTER IN MOVIE HISTORY.
Congrats Jenny! I don't even know that guy so I would never be able to answer it in a million years. Hahaha
ripplemaker this thread is for YOU more than anyone. Go rent it, DL it, I don't care. It is important and entertaining. This Film IS A CLASSIC!
Old-Timers, rent it again. You'll be astonished at what you'll find. It makes Wag the Dog seem outdated.
MY ONLY INTENTION IS TO ENTERTAIN AND REMIND YOU.
Watch this with your kids and explain it to them. (if they aren't already hip to how Bullspit the News really is.) Trust Me, my friends, in this day and age, it's better to be informed about how the news is made.
If you like it and want something MORE hard-edged check out Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO which Oliver Stone made into a film. If you watch Law & Order and only know Bogosian from that, you are missing out on something special!
He's NY's Honest and Ugly Streetwise Prophet.
Thanks, for playing Who Am I
I've been your host DJaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayy Funktual!
(cue gameshow music)
Of you emjoyed this and would like to play again
you can go to the ENTERTAINMENT Forum and start at the first post. See if you can beat the contestants by guessing it b4 they do!
Would someone kindly post a photo of Mr. Howard Beale for me. Thanks in advance.
To keep things sporty
Tune In Next Time for a New Variant of Guessing Game: What's that song?
Little help? A photo of Howard pretty please with sugar on top!
NEW GAME IS ON in ARTS forum.
I didn't either, but there's on online database of the top 10 movies by year, and not that many in the 1970s had one-word names that might potentially be employers.
I have seen the movie, and I love the scene where Howard has the whole city yelling out their windows, but I had to go to IMDB to find out his name.
Great job DJ!!! I have been reading all the posts and though I didn't play this round, I am game for another one! 27 Jennifers? My daughter still loves that song so much! (will that entice you!?) - your second runner-up hot hubber, Steph
There's one going on right NOW in the ART forum Steph. Your words about 27 Jennifers warms my heart so. p.s. You are now, first runner up.
NETWORK: starring Peter Finch as Howard Beale, plus Robert Duvall, William Holden, Beatrice Straight and Faye Dunaway in the role she was born to play.
DIRECTED by Sidney Lumet 1976
The New 2-Disc Special Editon says STILL MAD AS HELL AFTER 30 YEARS.
It has several documentaries on it's prophetic influence including a interview with Walter Cronkite!
Robert Osbourne of TURNER MOVIE CLASSICS says "Frighteningly, hilariously prophetic! What was originally a satire is a stinging mirror of TV news today."
The Academy Awards that year
All The President's Men ~ Watergate flick with Redford & Dustin H.
Bound For Glory
Nothing pretty to pick this year, oh well ....so they gave it to Stallone. Hilarious.
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