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  DannikJerriko
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Quick question, does the "racism" one have to be like Inglorious Basterds, where it's about racism, or contains it, or could it be a very outdated film where the black man is a stereotyped version of a bumbling moron sidekick? Eg. Most detective comedy films from the 20's. And also, with *ahem* 36 and 37 do we have to see it or can it be a kind of a shadow or outline on a curtain? Eg. Austin Powers.
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DannikJerriko wrote:
Quick question, does the "racism" one have to be like Inglorious Basterds, where it's about racism, or contains it, or could it be a very outdated film where the black man is a stereotyped version of a bumbling moron sidekick? Eg. Most detective comedy films from the 20's. And also, with *ahem* 36 and 37 do we have to see it or can it be a kind of a shadow or outline on a curtain? Eg. Austin Powers.


I really like to leave it up to players to decide. I think that your example of racism is a good one. No, the story wouldn't HAVE to be about racism. It would just have to contain it during some portion of the film. But if you wanted to include an outdated film, I think that'd work perfectly fine.

As for the full frontal nudity... you'd be surprised how many movies would work for that. If you watch Saw IV and Borat, you've got both of those categories completed! Laughing


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I'd make a suggestion that each person post their list in a spoiler tag. Once everyone starts to get to about 50 movies, the lists will take up a lot of space and be a pain to scroll through. The spoiler tag will make it much easier to scroll to each person's list and then view it.


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Old Master Ben wrote:
I'd make a suggestion that each person post their list in a spoiler tag. Once everyone starts to get to about 50 movies, the lists will take up a lot of space and be a pain to scroll through. The spoiler tag will make it much easier to scroll to each person's list and then view it.


Oooooh fantastic idea!


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Question: do TV series count if we watch at least 50 minutes worth of episodes and count only one slot per series, no matter how many episodes we watched?
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Jaina Solo Fel wrote:
Question: do TV series count if we watch at least 50 minutes worth of episodes and count only one slot per series, no matter how many episodes we watched?


For the most part, TV seasons wouldn't count. There are exceptions, though, that I think could be made on a case-by-case basis. If it's a single season only (like Firefly), then I'd say that would count - but it would only count as one entry. And while a show like Family Guy wouldn't count, I don't see a problem with using any of the "made-for-TV-specials" that Family Guy has done (i.e. the Family Guy Star Wars specials).\

TV shows are kinda tough, since it's a major time sink. And then you also get into stuff like, "Well why can't I count X-Files if I just watched one season, but I can count Firefly and that's only a season too?" That's why I tend to shy away from TV shows for this. But a good rule of thumb is that made-for-TV-specials and short series can count, because they're not a huge time-sink. But you'd still have to watch the whole thing, not just 50 minutes.


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VileZero wrote:
Jaina Solo Fel wrote:
Question: do TV series count if we watch at least 50 minutes worth of episodes and count only one slot per series, no matter how many episodes we watched?


For the most part, TV seasons wouldn't count. There are exceptions, though, that I think could be made on a case-by-case basis. If it's a single season only (like Firefly), then I'd say that would count - but it would only count as one entry. And while a show like Family Guy wouldn't count, I don't see a problem with using any of the "made-for-TV-specials" that Family Guy has done (i.e. the Family Guy Star Wars specials).\

TV shows are kinda tough, since it's a major time sink. And then you also get into stuff like, "Well why can't I count X-Files if I just watched one season, but I can count Firefly and that's only a season too?" That's why I tend to shy away from TV shows for this. But a good rule of thumb is that made-for-TV-specials and short series can count, because they're not a huge time-sink. But you'd still have to watch the whole thing, not just 50 minutes.


Well, there are quite a few detective shows over here that are about 1h30-2h. Would they count?
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DannikJerriko wrote:
VileZero wrote:
Jaina Solo Fel wrote:
Question: do TV series count if we watch at least 50 minutes worth of episodes and count only one slot per series, no matter how many episodes we watched?


For the most part, TV seasons wouldn't count. There are exceptions, though, that I think could be made on a case-by-case basis. If it's a single season only (like Firefly), then I'd say that would count - but it would only count as one entry. And while a show like Family Guy wouldn't count, I don't see a problem with using any of the "made-for-TV-specials" that Family Guy has done (i.e. the Family Guy Star Wars specials).\

TV shows are kinda tough, since it's a major time sink. And then you also get into stuff like, "Well why can't I count X-Files if I just watched one season, but I can count Firefly and that's only a season too?" That's why I tend to shy away from TV shows for this. But a good rule of thumb is that made-for-TV-specials and short series can count, because they're not a huge time-sink. But you'd still have to watch the whole thing, not just 50 minutes.


Well, there are quite a few detective shows over here that are about 1h30-2h. Would they count?


As in, each episode is that long? Or it's just a one-shot? Could ya give me an example?


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Each episode. There's a detective show called Inspector George Gently and each episode is two hours long.
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DannikJerriko wrote:
Each episode. There's a detective show called Inspector George Gently and each episode is two hours long.


Wow, that's pretty crazy! I've never heard of the show, but I did do a little research just now using BBC. Based on what I'm seeing, I think it's fine to allow each episode to be used as one film. The reason simply being that, according to the BBC, the show is written as "feature length films," and not as a television show.

I say, rock on with it! It sounds like a neat show, I'm gonna have to check and see if I get it on satellite.


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I'd like to raise the case of the show LEXX.

The first season of LEXX was basically four 2-hour movies.

The remaining seasons were standard 1-hour TV shows, so they wouldn't count, but season 1 was aired as made-for-tv-movies.
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
I'd like to raise the case of the show LEXX.

The first season of LEXX was basically four 2-hour movies.

The remaining seasons were standard 1-hour TV shows, so they wouldn't count, but season 1 was aired as made-for-tv-movies.


Oh my gosh, see - this is part of why I love this game. I'm already getting drawn to stuff I've never heard of before.

Anyway, this is what Wikipedia (the most reliable of sources, I know) has to say about LEXX: "The first season, debuting in Canada on 18 April 1997, consisted of four two-hour TV movies (sometimes screened as eight one-hour episodes), alternatively titled Tales from a Parallel Universe."

I say, works for me!


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VileZero wrote:
DannikJerriko wrote:
Each episode. There's a detective show called Inspector George Gently and each episode is two hours long.


Wow, that's pretty crazy! I've never heard of the show, but I did do a little research just now using BBC. Based on what I'm seeing, I think it's fine to allow each episode to be used as one film. The reason simply being that, according to the BBC, the show is written as "feature length films," and not as a television show.

I say, rock on with it! It sounds like a neat show, I'm gonna have to check and see if I get it on satellite.


Indeed. And there are also shows like Poirot and Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. They're detective shows based on the old novels. Each TV film episode is about two hours long, is a self contained story (but through it having the recurring character, it ties in to the series as a whole). While I'm not a big fan of Marple, I absolutely love Suchet's Poirot. If you like detective shows, and shows based in The Old Era, then I'm sure you'd like it, too.
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I regret that I must withdraw. Unfortunately, I cannot give back my reserved spot on page one, but I hope everybody has fun. Smile
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Jaina Solo Fel wrote:
I regret that I must withdraw. Unfortunately, I cannot give back my reserved spot on page one, but I hope everybody has fun. Smile


Aw, how come? Don't plan on watching any movies next year? Razz


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