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Old 22nd Sep 2006, 14:17   #21
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Does it have to do with the soundtrack?
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Old 27th Sep 2006, 9:49   #22
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Nope.

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Well give us the answer then, afore ye return!
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Old 27th Sep 2006, 10:24   #24
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Maybe a clue would be better? The clue is:

screenwriting
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Old 28th Sep 2006, 19:38   #25
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Well, that obviously didn't help much. The link, in brief, is that each film features an actor who is also a screenwriter. Anybody want to have a go at completing the answer? If not, I'll just tell ya.
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OK so...

Short Cuts ... uh, dunno (can't remember who was in it other than Waits and Lovett)

Gattaca ... Ethan Hawke, presumably, as he's written a couple of novels?

Uncle Buck ... no idea, haven't seen it

Swingers ... Vince Vaughn? (can't actually name anything he's written though)

Good Will Hunting
... Matt Damon
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Okay Mr Self, I'll give you Matt Damon, who co-wrote Good Will Hunting with Ben Affleck, apparently.

Sorry, but none of your other answers are right. And it's Chuck And Buck (not Uncle Buck). Thanks for participating, though!

Anybody else care to try and guess the rest? If not, I'll post answers tomorrow.

Oh, and by the way, they are all screenwriters, if that's any help. Some of them have also written in other forms. But there are no pure novelists included.

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OK, a little light IMDb-ing brings me the following suggestions (which are still my own guesses... sort of!):

Short Cuts: Tim Robbins (wrote Bob Roberts)

Gattaca: Gore Vidal (wrote Spartacus)

Chuck & Buck: I see from IMDb that the Weitz brothers were in it (who directed American Pie, About A Boy etc) so presumably they are also screenwriters?

Swingers: Jon Favreau (ie the other one, not Vince Vaughn!) - he wrote it...
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Not bad . . .

Jon Favreau is right, he wrote and starred in Swingers.

Gore Vidal is right, he played Director Josef in Gattaca, and wrote yes, Spartacus, Suddenly Last Summer etc

Tim Robbins isn't actually who I was thinking of in Short Cuts, but if he did indeed write Bob Roberts then that would do. I was thinking of Buck Henry (who plays the studio security guy) and who wrote, amongst other stuff, the screenplays of The Graduate and To Die For.

Mike White, who starred in Chuck and Buck, also wrote it.

So nearly all correct, well done. (But surely IMDB is verboten????!!!!)http://palimpsest.org.uk/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif

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