Sunday, 20 July 2014

Six Degrees of Separation Blogathon

Nostra over at My Filmviews has kicked off a really interesting Blogathon called the Six Degrees of Separation. The idea is that the Blogger before you links two actors/actresses/directors to each other in six steps, and then passes it on to someone else.

John at Hitchcock's World successfully linked Lindsay Lohan to Sidney Poitier, and has passed it to me to link Sidney Poitier to Groucho Marx. This is going to difficult as I really don't know Groucho Marx well at all, but let's give this a go!



Okay, okay, this was a tough one but I think I just about did it. Here we go...

1 - Sidney Poitier starred in Shoot to Kill (1988) alongside Tom Berenger.

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2 - Tom Berenger was in Breaking Point (2009), and so was Armand Assante.

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3 - Armand Assante had an epic argument in Judge Dredd (1995) with Sylvester Stallone.

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4 - Sylvester Stallone was the star of Oscar (1991), which also featured Don Ameche.

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5 - Don Ameche and Carmen Miranda were the leads in the musical Greenwich Village (1944).

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6 - Finally, Carmen Miranda featured in Copacabana (1947), and the lead actor just happened to be the one and only Groucho Marx.

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Phew! I can't believe I actually did it! That was a real challenge, I actually found it easier to work backwards so there's a hint for anyone still trying to complete their challenge.

As per the rules, I now need to nominate another blogger and pass on a challenge to them, starting with my ending point. So, Brittani at Rambling Film, I choose you! Your challenge is to link Groucho Marx to Leonardo DiCaprio. Good luck!

8 comments:

  1. Great job. I was curious how this one was going to play out.

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    1. Thanks :) I was really sturggling at one point, but after several IMDB searches I finally found the missing link!
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    1. It's a great one isn't it! Everyone's so creative around here :)
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  3. Oh wow, that was a pretty good job. I didn't know Groucho did any non-Marx Brothers work outside of You Bet Your Life.

    I found that sort of technique was very helpful. The tactic I used was sort of to go both ways until I found something. It took a little while and I had a few possible routes, then I saw James Coburn's name after one possible route from Lindsay Lohan led to The Great Escape, and then I remembered Rod Steiger popped up in one of the Sidney Poitier films I'd found.

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    1. I'll tell you that was a tough one :) It was great fun though and I learnt a lot about an actor I'd actually never heard of!

      I really was struggling at one point but something just sort of clicked into place after many a search!
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  4. Awesome job girls! I just find it fascinating how all these faces are connected in one way or another.

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    1. Thank you! It's actually really amazing isn't it? When I first read the challenge I'd been given I thought there would be no chance to make it work.
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