At this point in the game, not a lot of go on, but the theme, History According to Hollywood, is enough to start speculating on, and I figure why not make a game out of it. Thus, I present the 2015 TCMFF Pool. Just pick 10 films you think they will be showing at the Festival.
As a prize, I would like to offer a bottle of Humphrey Bogart Gin, but since that is not yet available, I can't say for sure that will happen. Humphrey Bogart Gin is scheduled to go on sale later this year. I'm going to say, if I can lay my hands on a bottle for less than $200, that will be the prize. If not, it will be something else, but it will be good.
As an alternate for people who do not drink, I am offering a signed and numbered (6/40) print from artist, Jim Silke, of Myrna Loy.
I would like to restrict this to people who plan to attend the 2015 TCMFF, so the prize can be presented at the Festival. If the winning entry cannot attend for some reason I will make arrangements to get the prize to the winner some other way, but bear in mind that you can't really ship liquids or alcohol. To enter, you must post a comment to this blog entry, stating your 10 films. All entries must be posted by 12 am November 1 (Midnight, Halloween night), US Pacific time or whenever TCM makes the first announcement containing titles of films to be shown at the TCMFF, whichever comes later:
- If TCM announces film titles before the end of October, entries must be posted by Midnight Halloween (any films revealed at this time considered a gimme and will be accepted)
- If TCM announces film titles after the end of October, entries must be posted before this announcement is made. I will use my discretion on whether or not to allow entries made on the same day as the announcement
I will keep a running tab of who is leading in the pool. Normally, TCM announces just a handful of films at about the time tickets go on sale. Then announce more films over subsequent months, until the final schedule is announced in the few weeks before TCMFF. Once the final schedule is announced, the winner can be determined.
My entry is given below. Yes, I am playing too. If I win, I'm drinking the gin. In the case of a tie, I will exclude myself if I am involved in the tie and the winner among the tied entries will be the first posted tied entry.
Good luck, everyone.
- The Gold Rush
- History of the World Part 1
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Sound of Music
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- Sergeant Rutledge
- North By Northwest
- Ben Hur (1925)
Good luck, everyone.