Tuesday, 22 June 2010

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RESULTS: Hello folks, again. I realised I was just being a tad hard on Luke since he's guessed the correct answer. Each of the seven characters above was involved in a tragic love affair. Six of them were involved in a love affair where one of the parties died, and five of them died themselves. So, it's all together a rather bleak banner - but I love it nonetheless. The clue was that I said look at the characters (not the actors) but I still applaud Ryan's thinking...
...so Luke wins the guest post. Shoot me an email whenever you're ready, and thanks to all for guessing.

Hello folks, as you can see the banner has been changed. As usual I'll let you take a guess, but it will be more diffiuclt than choosing which movie the actors are from (which is quite easy, no?). The seven characters above have something in common, tell me what it is. To narrow it down, another five of the seven have something else in common. Answer one, or both and you'll get bragging rights...and a guest post if you're desirous.

HINT: You could probably say that most of the seven took my tagline advice...So many of those characters cast off common sense...they did a lot of feeling and little thinking. Viola is moved by Will's poetry, Madame de Tourvel casts off her religion for her seducer, Cecilia petulantly (but courageously) casts off her family in the face of wisdom, Keats was the ultimate sympathetic artist, and Tony didn't think enough about the ramifications of his romance with Maria. I can't say if Katherine and Frank were thinkers or feelers though...

PS. The quote is from Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George - my favourite musical.
                

10 comments:

Heather said...

Well I was just going to say I love it, but hmmmm.........lemme thinky thinky.......

Have they all been in movies that they've flown a plane or had something to do with flying?

Probably way off. I'm going to think further on it.

Ryan T. said...

I know some of them have appeared in Shakespeare projects, but that's probably not it. I think I just saw Gwyneth (Shakespeare in Love) and Leonardo (Romeo + Juliet) and that's where my mind went. When I thought more about it I realized Michelle was in Midsummer's Nights Dream. Don't know the filmography of the others, but saying "actors have done Shakespeare once" is probably a bit too broad (and common).

Luke said...

Something about... they all had forbidden loves... or something like that - and I know the two ladies on each end were both supposed to have been in love with Colin Firth and totally ditched him. Is that something? :)

Castor said...

Easy one: They are all white people!

;)

Ryan T. said...

After a few more research, I'm sticking with my Shakespeare guess... Ben was in an uncredited role in The Merchant of Venice, Kristin was in Richard III, and Richard was in West Side Story (which if we're counting Shakespeare in Love should count). That leaves only Keira Knightley...

Luke said...

On a side note (in reference to a previous Encore Entertainment banner), I finally got around to watching Howards End today, and I completely understand your undying love. It was wonderful.

Wild Celtic said...

I think Luke has it right. I love the new Banner! It rocks.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

well, i was going to give you a day, so time's up. one of you is dangerously close...results abound later.

(castor, seriously, i was expecting that. i completely deserved that).

Luke said...

Woo! That was a total stab in the dark, but thank you! Yep, it is kind of a big sad banner... but lovely. :)

Castor said...

I only recognize the first 3 characters (sadly) so I will only venture a WAG (wild ass guess): All the characters have suffered a doomed romance?