Jesa (who is perhaps amusingly more of the film buff between us) and I have been having this game which we play whenever we walk in places (we started doing it somewhere in Ayala Avenue, when we talked to a lawyer in preparation for her libel case, and in Marcos Highway. on our way home). The “rules” of the game are simple. We are going to give one-line descriptions of films that both of us have watched (not necessarily together) and the other person should guess the film that is being described.
It is fun and challenging because there is a need to be creative in thinking of descriptions that will be guessable but not to the point of being a giveaway. Also, on the part of the one who will guess the film, she should be thoughtful enough to recall all the prominent scenes, the objects acting as motif, the decisive lines and all other technical aspects of the film in order to give the correct answer. Here are some of the lines we have used during our last “contest:” Film might get offended by how we made words alter/extend its own language, but to me, there is some positive value in it. But anyway:
1. The nymph was cured by the water of the sea.
The answer: Nunal sa Tubig, directed by Ishmael Bernal (1976)
2. The hero was not reasonable.
Trainspotting, directed by Danny Boyle (1996)
3. I will go to your dimension and bring you a coffin.
Dr. Plonk (2007), directed by Rolf de Heer
4. The eyes are penis.
The answer: Shame (2011), directed by Steve McQueen
(In the opening scenes, the protagonist, Brandon, was on a train and was “eyeing” a lady he finds sexually attractive. I cannot take a snapshot of this scene because the copy in available computers is all gone). But here: the movie poster:
5. I shall prove myself by making the moon tiny.
6. How about we go to the restaurant to say condolence?
The answer: Luis Buñuel’s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)