Movie club: Quiz show

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Lee Wright 11:00 PM
Da Nang
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Lee Wright 11:02 PM
Draw bridges can lift up and down or rotate.
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Lee Wright 11:06 PM
Quiz Show (1994)
A TV show
two people compete
by answering questions
they risk and win money
In the beginning, one guy wins every time
but he wasn’t very handsome, so the show asked him to lose, to take a dive.
He was socially inept.
Herb Stemple
Can he be stumped?

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Lee Wright 11:10 PM
He cheated and was given answeres.
The public loves a winner!
honest (ON ist)
Van Doren
a college professor

me 11:11 PM
erudition

Lee Wright 11:11 PM
He didn’t want to cheat
but was slowly subverted
and began cheating easily.
erudiite
erudite
very learned
Good speaker
They tricked him
He was in a room with questions and answers being practiced.
He heard all these questions beforehand.
Van Doren is now the champion.
His dad has very high integrity.
Van Doren wants to impress his rich dad but on his own terms, without help from anyone.
A federal investigator got a t ip that the game was rigged.
Harold Goodwin
investigator
Who is he?
Why is he interested in this quiz show?
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Gerard Arbat 11:17 PM
he is from Boston

me 11:18 PM
being rigged

Lee Wright 11:18 PM
Bronx
Boston
Sounded just like John Kennedy
Strong accent
Goodwin began interrogating people for information.
He found that previous contestants either didn’t talk or admitted that they cheated with the TV show’s help.
One guy had sent the questions to himself in advance by registered mail.
Goodwin liked Van Doren and tried to protect him from the scandal.
The TV show made Stempel look paranoid.
went to a shrink 5 days a week.
Goodwin wanted to catch the TV show leaders and the Geritol advertisers.
Pulled the strings
household names
known by everyone
one contestant showed that the game show was all rigged.
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Gerard Arbat 11:25 PM
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Lee Wright 11:26 PM
He lost on purpose to get out!

me 11:26 PM
1. Charles Van Doren said that he couldn’t go to any restaurant because of the fan following. Does your country have such crazy fan following in any field?
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Lee Wright 11:26 PM
True in USA.
Even Democrats harass Republicans in public restaurants..
fans
admirers
celebrities

Gerard Arbat 11:27 PM
everybody wants selfies with famous people
instead of autographs

Lee Wright 11:28 PM
Also groupies follow singers around
The Kardashians
Taylor Swift
Britney Spears

me 11:29 PM
2. What is the message you get from this movie?

Lee Wright 11:30 PM
Bollywood stars
Movie celebrities
Fans go crazy
Followers, stalkers
They get mobbed by fans
70-year-old celebrity
went to a shop’s grand opening
about to cut the ribbon
Knocked a fan’s phone out of his hands
and it broke
Fiji Water Girl
at the Academy Awards
ABBA

Sergey Kotyukov 11:33 PM
ibragimovich

Lee Wright 11:33 PM
Beatles

Sergey Kotyukov 11:33 PM
footboller

Gerard Arbat 11:33 PM
was a BARCELONA PLAYER

Lee Wright 11:34 PM
brutal, powerful football
now plays in USA

me 11:34 PM
2. What is the message you get from this movie?

Lee Wright 11:34 PM
for LA Galaxy
Powerful people can get away with cheating and dishonesty.

me 11:34 PM
the world is unfair
feasible

Lee Wright 11:35 PM
The small people are usually sacrificial lambs, the fall guy.
possible but not feasible

Gerard Arbat 11:36 PM
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Lee Wright 11:36 PM
If someone is winning too much, ask questions.
Entrapment

me 11:36 PM
the chance makes the bugler

Lee Wright 11:36 PM
Wouldn’t normally do it but an easy opportunity appeared
seduced
subverted
burglar
thief
Strike while the iron is hot
Seize the day
make hay while the sun shines
Make shorter movies
Reward the guilty.
Punish the innocent.
Don’t make 100% on every test in school. It will make it look like you are probably cheating.

me 11:40 PM
3. One of the candidates sent a registered mail to himself. How can it be an evidence? Is that still sealed?

Lee Wright 11:40 PM
Registered mail tracks the letter .
It documents in public records the date you sent it and when it was received. But NOT the contents.
Why did he do it?
CYA
cover your ass
In case HE was accused of fraud, he could push the blame to the company’s executives.

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Gerard Arbat 11:42 PM
q

Lee Wright 11:42 PM
organizers (OR guh NY zerz)
a witness
sees the contents placed.

me 11:45 PM
5. Why did Herbie Stempel decide to say the wrong answer despite the fact that he had told his wife that he would fool the show producers?

Lee Wright 11:45 PM
We have Registed Mail, Certified Mail, Registed Mail with Return Receipt Requested.
He was hoping for a reward of his own show.
He was NOT given his own show. He was cheated and became vindictive.
He was asked to miss a very simple question.
resentful
vengeful
he wanted payback!
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Lee Wright 11:48 PM
an initiation rite
to gain membership
he became dependent on them

me 11:49 PM
6. To whom the spectators in the court gave applause for? The judge or Van Doren?

Lee Wright 11:49 PM
to whom
Applaud for Van Doren
for his honest confession
applauded for the dissenter

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Lee Wright 11:50 PM
You should not be rewarded for finally telling the truth at the end.
Two sets of applause
The first for Van Doren, the second for the dissenting opinion
opportunistic
OLD car!
Chrysler
(CRICE ler)
to sell him a car
cigar
don’t burn the seat!
smoking was everywhere back then
showroom
chrome bumpers
double headlights
convertible
grill
bright and dim required separate headlight
leather = cow hide
pigskin
a studio
broadcasting studio
booths
stage
props
setting
lighting
cameras
TV monitor
Manuscript
script

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Lee Wright 12:00 AM
Geritol advertisement above the stage

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Lee Wright 12:00 AM
teleprompters
cue cards
News reporters on TV use teleprompters
audience in in a barricaded area

Vasanth Prabakar 12:03 AM
nowadays they use lights

Lee Wright 12:03 AM
Soundproof booths

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the color decides the laugh, claps

Lee Wright 12:03 AM
score displays
headphones
The women are in “uniform”.

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pretty assistant

Lee Wright 12:03 AM
Ventilation fan
to make them sweat
for dramatic effect
corrugated back doors on the booths
microphone
GERITOL is an advertisement

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Lee Wright 12:04 AM
guinea pig
histrionic
overacting
podium
pretty ladies
Van Doren
picture-perfect
dining room table
dresser with mirror
ottoman (foot rest)
post lamp with three lights
held in place at floor and ceiling
He was well-liked
smuck
tool
fool
someone easily deceived
slippers
bedroom slippers
wallpaper
he’s in the kitchen

Gerard Arbat 12:09 AM
chest of drawers

Lee Wright 12:09 AM
rug
sofa
end table
interrogation
books on the coffee table
suit and tie
tile floor
shiny
rug is movable
are you kidding?
is this a joke?
Is this a test?
They are standing.
Power positions!
he is sitting
reflection
catwalk
library-looking
file cabinets

Gerard Arbat 12:12 AM
actually Richard Goodwin

Lee Wright 12:12 AM
stairs up to the catwalk
desk lamps
files

Gerard Arbat 12:12 AM
congressional lawyer

Lee Wright 12:12 AM
agent (AY jent)
legal books
magnifying glass
picture
pencil
electric fan
blinds
on the windows
very cramped
(no free space)
organized mess

Gerard Arbat 12:13 AM
mug

Lee Wright 12:13 AM
file cabinets
water glasses
wine glass
booth
ring finger
bread basket
fake plants
gem
both are wearing glasses
Insult = four-eyes
wedding ring on third finger of left hand (tradition)
argue (AR GEW)

Gerard Arbat 12:15 AM
bonsai

Lee Wright 12:16 AM
large picture
stairs
cloth tablecloths = expensiver
coffee urn
ash trays for cigarettes
cardboard coffee cup
disposable
chalkboards
with real chalk
old phone
made of bakelite material
fancy double doors
urn
looking at his notes
small organizer
Next movie is 3 hours
Siberian Barber
russian movie
Americanized “Russian” movie
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