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Guess the Name of the Film Game – Round Four

It’s Round Four of Guess the Name of the Film Game!  For those new to the game, we’re asking you to guess film titles based on clues from the IMA’s permanent collection. All films will be shown during the Summer Nights Film Series, beginning June 3 at the IMA. On the schedule so far, we have the 1981 biopic, Mommie Dearest, Blue Hawaii (1961), and The Sandlot (1993).

The answer will be given tomorrow and the first to correctly guess (by commenting below) will win two Summer Nights tickets. Ready to play? Let’s go!

FILM FOUR (playing June 24): The fourth film of series is two words. Based on clues from the works of art below, guess the name of this film. (Hint: click on the image for additional clues such as artist, title of piece, etc.)

LOCATION CLUE
Gerald Kenneth Geerlings, Jeweled City, 1931.

CHARACTER CLUE
William Merritt Chase, Dorothy, 1902.

FILM GENRE CLUE
Lawrence Beall Smith, Theater Magic, 1938.

Comment below and the first correct answer wins two free tickets to any Summer Nights film.

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26 Responses to “Guess the Name of the Film Game – Round Four”

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    Allison Says:

    wizard of oz

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    Christine Says:

    The Wizard of Oz

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    Sam Says:

    The Sting

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    Allison Says:

    Blue Velvet

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    Melissa TuSsey Says:

    The Wizard of Oz

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    Mallory Says:

    The Hurricane

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    Allison Says:

    Jerry Maguire

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    Allison Says:

    The Wiz

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    Jim Says:

    A League of Their Own

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    Jim Says:

    I was making this trickier than it is. I was looking for a film set in Chicago with a character named Dorothy. The Jeweled City is obviously Emerald City and it is the Wizard of Oz.

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    MalloryR Says:

    The Wiz

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    Allison Says:

    Jim, it can’t be the Wizard of Oz because it’s only 2 words. That’s what I thought at first, though. :)

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    Crista Says:

    Carmen Jones

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    Jim Says:

    Allison, I think your Jerry Maguire guess is correct.

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    Jim Says:

    although the genre clue is still a bit bothersome

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    Julie Says:

    Jerry Maguire like Allison commented above.

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    Allison Says:

    Jim: Yeah, the genre clue makes me think of musical theater or fantasy… which is why I’m leaning most toward the Wiz. It’ll be interesting to see what the correct answer is.

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    Julie Says:

    I think the genre clue is misleading but only because we overanalyzed it. I found this on wikipedia (I know) when I was doing my own research and trying to understand why everyone answered the way they did. I figured you had seen this also Allison.

    In June 2008, AFI revealed its “Ten top Ten”—the best ten films in ten “classic” American film genres—after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community. Jerry Maguire was acknowledged as the tenth best film in the sports genre.

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    Allison Says:

    Julie: Maybe I’m just tired, but I don’t understand what the point is you’re trying to make. Are you saying it can’t be Jerry Maguire because that’s a sports movie?

    Yeah, this all still baffles me. I’m really curious what the answer is. haha

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    Allison Says:

    Tossing Sixteen Candles on as a last minute guess just to cover my bases. :)

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    Dustin Says:

    Apocalypse Oz

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    Julie Says:

    Well, when I posted I thought it was Jerry Maguire because of what I copied and pasted from wikipedia. Sport is a movie genre. And Jerry Maguire is considered the tenth best in that category from an American Film Institute survey. How many movies are noted for being highly rated in their particular film’s genre?

    However, I’m now not understanding the Chicago/Jewelled City link and its connection to Jerry Maguire.

    I just think The Wiz was too easy but I’m now leaning towards it as the correct answer.

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    Jenny Says:

    Some very good (and very interesting) guesses! Thank you to everyone who played. The Wizard of Oz seems like an obvious answer, but as Allison caught, the important thing to note was the two-word title. So indeed the film is The Wiz.

    Congratulations to our first correct responder, Allison. Please email web@imamuseum.org and we’ll respond with information on your tickets.

    Thank you all for participating! We still have 8 films to go so good luck on the next ones!

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    Jim Says:

    I thought The Wiz was set in New York.

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    Jenny Says:

    It was, the clue was “Jeweled City”.

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    Allison Says:

    That’s what I was banking on. Since Purse Sand Pail worked for the Sandlot, Chicago probably wasn’t a necessary part of the clue. :) Yayyyy! So excited!

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