Who Am I? (A Guessing Game for the Hangout)

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  1. Crash Jones profile image60
    Crash Jonesposted 12 years ago

    Were you a character in a movie or television show? (I read, but I wasn't sure about this).

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      A Movie

  2. Crash Jones profile image60
    Crash Jonesposted 12 years ago

    Ah, wife screaming at me ... ok, so I leave ... guessing Charles Foster Kane

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Nope.

  3. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    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?

    Jenny

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      One could say....I was the most human of beings in my lifetime.

  4. DJ Funktual profile image77
    DJ Funktualposted 12 years ago

    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.

    1. Lifebydesign profile image63
      Lifebydesignposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      DJ, if he's fictional how can he be dead? Did he die in the movie?

      here's a wild guess- Forrest Gump?

      1. DJ Funktual profile image77
        DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I died in the movie

        and btw, Forrest Gump didn't die.  His girlfriend and mother did though.

  5. ripplemaker profile image81
    ripplemakerposted 12 years ago

    Still no answer??? Hmmm...DJ tell us.  Can't think of anyone dead right now. Im hungry.

  6. DJ Funktual profile image77
    DJ Funktualposted 12 years ago

    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.

  7. ripplemaker profile image81
    ripplemakerposted 12 years ago

    you can whisper it in my ear...i won't tell the others promise.  lol

    Okay, okay, effort michelle, effort.  let me see.  Does he have a web?  A bat?  Geessh..

  8. DJ Funktual profile image77
    DJ Funktualposted 12 years ago

    Not a superhero or comic book character.   Not an animal either.

    1. Lifebydesign profile image63
      Lifebydesignposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      okay, but he was animated in films correct? fancy computer graphics involved or straight drawn animation?

      admit I'm a still a little confused

  9. Lifebydesign profile image63
    Lifebydesignposted 12 years ago

    ok, having another go here -  did you tell us if he was alive in the last 50 years (Jenni's question?)?

  10. DJ Funktual profile image77
    DJ Funktualposted 12 years ago

    The movie was from the last 50 years if that's what your asking?

    1. Lifebydesign profile image63
      Lifebydesignposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      yes

  11. DJ Funktual profile image77
    DJ Funktualposted 12 years ago

    Not a cartoon character at all.   a very animated human.

  12. jimmythejock profile image84
    jimmythejockposted 12 years ago

    this has me stumped DJ, being from the UK would I have heard of this fictional character?.....jimmy

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Probably.   This was a huge movie in the 70s...OOPS!

  13. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    In more than one movie? OR just the one?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Just One.

  14. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    And was he animated before or after he died? or both?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      this thread is prob'ly the most animated I've been in decades however I am influential.

  15. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    What about the next question?

    Was he animated after he died, or just before he died?

    I want to rule out zombie movies ...

    Jenny

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Nope. Normal guy.   No afterlife besides this thread.

  16. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    Did he die in the second half of the movie?

    Jenny

  17. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    And was he older than 40 when he died?

  18. DJ Funktual profile image77
    DJ Funktualposted 12 years ago

    Yes and Yes.  Jenny's getting warmer...or hotter as the case may be.

    1. Lifebydesign profile image63
      Lifebydesignposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not surprised :-) Do tell Jenny!

  19. DJ Funktual profile image77
    DJ Funktualposted 12 years ago

    You're giving up Lifebydesign?

    Take a stab at it.

  20. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    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?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Unsure.  Close to 60.

  21. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    Was he murdered?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      uh-huh.

  22. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    The Pink Panther?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        No.

  23. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    Was he a villain?

    And the other question - was he murdered?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      He was to someone obviously but not to most.

  24. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    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.

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It was so realistic, that people call it prophetic.

  25. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    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"?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

         Dunno.  But No.

  26. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    George from 1984?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        No.

      Jenny, I think his occupation might help.  smile   AHH!   This is my 666th post!

  27. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    What was his occupation?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      ah-ah-ah  Yes or No questions!  I'd tell ya but that would completely give it away.

  28. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    Was his occupation in the name of the movie?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      oooh.  Good Question!

      The name of the movie was his EMPLOYER.

  29. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    Hmmmmmmmmmm ....

    That rules out a few, then.

    Was the movie title one word?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

           YES!     OOOhhhh   Bursting!

  30. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    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?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Of sorts yes.

  31. ripplemaker profile image81
    ripplemakerposted 12 years ago

    Go Jenny go! big_smile

  32. Lifebydesign profile image63
    Lifebydesignposted 12 years ago

    ooh this is exciting..

    The Godfather?

  33. DJ Funktual profile image77
    DJ Funktualposted 12 years ago

    No.  I'm going to bed.  I'm betting that someone will have it by the time I wake up.

  34. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    Howard Beale?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dib2-HBsF08

      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.

    2. ripplemaker profile image81
      ripplemakerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats Jenny! big_smile  I don't even know that guy so I would never be able to answer it in a million years.  Hahaha

      1. Misha profile image64
        Mishaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        So do I smile

        1. ripplemaker profile image81
          ripplemakerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Misha, care to help look for that movie?  big_smile

      2. DJ Funktual profile image77
        DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. ripplemaker profile image81
          ripplemakerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          OKay DJ, will try to look for it.  I will be "educated."  lol  It's a sunday but I better finish my "curriculum" first for school.  Then I'll go look.  Ta ta

  35. DJ Funktual profile image77
    DJ Funktualposted 12 years ago

    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?

    COMING SOON!!!!!

  36. DJ Funktual profile image77
    DJ Funktualposted 12 years ago

    Little help?  A photo of Howard pretty please with sugar on top!

    NEW GAME IS ON in ARTS forum.

  37. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 12 years ago

    As requested:

    http://markpknowles.com/wp-content/uploads/network1.jpg

  38. DJ Funktual profile image77
    DJ Funktualposted 12 years ago

    I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GONNA TAKE THIS ANYMORE!

  39. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 12 years ago

    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.

    Jenny

    1. DJ Funktual profile image77
      DJ Funktualposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      a-ha!  As usual research prevails!

  40. stephhicks68 profile image92
    stephhicks68posted 12 years ago

    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

  41. DJ Funktual profile image77
    DJ Funktualposted 12 years ago

    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.

    ripplemaker: 

    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

    BEST PICTURE
    All The President's Men ~ Watergate flick with Redford & Dustin H. 
    Bound For Glory
    Network
    Rocky
    Taxi Driver

    Nothing pretty to pick this year, oh well ....so they gave it to Stallone.  Hilarious.

 
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