Game - The 5 Elements

Hello everyone,

I’m new, but I would like to propose you a new game. It’s an idea I had some months ago, and I’ve been playing it quite a bit with one of my friends.

The concept is very simple, some would say minimalistic:

I think of a movie, and establish a list of 5 elements that appear in it, or that I associate with the movie. These elements can of course be objects, but also names, concepts, sentiments, etc. Then, you try to guess which movie I’m thinking about. After a certain period, if nobody has found the right film and if the players are asking for it, I give another element.

It’s then up to the person who has found the right movie to think of a new one, establish a list, etc. If nobody did, well, I guess I have to find a new movie.

I guarantee that it is actually easier than it sounds. Obviously, if you have any suggestions on how to improve it, we can change the rules the way we want to.

Here are some examples of (easy) lists of elements, to get a clearer picture of what I poorly tried to explain (I chose well known or recent movies for my examples):

Pulp Fiction :

  1. Hamburger
  2. BDSM
  3. Racial Slur
  4. Fictional Brand
  5. Band-aid/Sticking plaster

The Irishman :

  1. Blue eyes
  2. Flashbacks
  3. Conflicting friendships
  4. JFK
  5. Cereals

No Country for Old Men :

  1. Coin
  2. Cowboy
  3. Ventilation ducts
  4. Silencer
  5. Car accident

Atomic Blonde :

  1. (Great) Soundtrack from the 80’s
  2. Bruises
  3. Umbrellas
  4. “John-le-Carréesque”
  5. Stalker

So, in order to start the topic, here’s my first list:

  1. End of an Era
  2. Long Take
  3. Nudity
  4. California
  5. Awards Ceremony

I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Neat idea.

This is a bit out of left field as a guess, but I’m going to boldly go with: Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult

Tell me how wrong I am. :)

Quite far from it I’m afraid. But very nice try - the ceremony, California etc. However, does Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult really contain a long take ?

Good question. I can never quite remember which ones of those parodies do.

Back to the thinking board.

The Artist?

No, although it would fit almost perfectly (I don’t remember any nudity, but who knows, it’s a French movie after all …).

Yeah, neither do I, but the rest fits well enough that I had to try ;)

I’m going to guess The Master.

No, it isn’t The Master. However, I’m very interested in knowing what made you pick this specific movie!

The Bodyguard? I don’t watch many movies, but I like this concept for a game.

I don’t have a good reason, mainly the nudity and California parts I guess. Plus I figured Paul Thomas Anderson probably had a long take in there somewhere. It was the first thing that popped in my head, really.

The Brown Bunny

No, it isn’t The Bodyguard. Happy to see that you like this game!

It isn’t the Brown Bunny either. I suppose you came to this idea with the combination “Nudity+long take” ?

And divedivedive, it was actually a rather great pic.

Boogie Nights?

But if I was right I am not prepared to do this myself, so someone else would have to cover. I know very little of substance about movies. :)

@Buckaroo has sent me a PM. He is at his new user posting limit but wanted me to post this:

Yes ! It is Boogie Nights indeed! A favourite of mine! Nice job!
The awards ceremony is actually something like “the porn industry awards”.

Divedivedive, I couldn’t emphasize how great was your intuition with The Master, and especially the reasons you gave, without bringing to much attention on Boogie Nights, but it is exactly why I love this game.

Arrendek, if you have time, you can try. It’s very easy really, just find 5 elements that come to your mind when thinking about a specific movie. It doesn’t have to be easy, or representative.

@stusser @tomchick Can we give this guy full posting privileges? Not every day a new user shows up and adds something to the community like this. :)

If anyone else is ready to jump on this, please go ahead and post. I will commence with the thinking about it my dumb self and see if I can come up with anything.

Great idea @Buckaroo!

I’ve got one while @arrendek thinks:

  • a rabbit
  • some fields
  • the desert
  • a virus
  • bliss

Ha, that’s funny, I got the director right just the wrong movie. Would you believe I’ve never seen Boogie Nights?

Sure, done.