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Sat 24 Mar #1 
chooky
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Tried these both ways round and thought this would work best to avoid conflicts coming up in the options but I’m happy to change them around if necessary. I got stuck on the category name too - settled on ‘Movie Titles - Streets and Roads’ as a place-keeper and still can’t think of an alternative so hope that will do.
I thought the questions would be something like “The movie title X (example -10 Rillington) is missing the word Y (Place)” and “Y is missing from the film title X”
Sources are IMDB, Allmovie.com and Wikipedia.

10 Cloverfield _____ -- Lane -- 2016. Sci-Fi horror. After a car accident a woman wakes in an underground bunker to be told be the other inhabitants that the atmosphere outside has been contaminated by a nuclear/chemical event. Stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr.

10 Rillington _____ -- Place -- 1971. A dramatized depiction of the crimes of serial killer John Christie. Stars Richard Attenborough, John Hurt and Judy Geeson.

21 Jump _____ -- Street -- 2012. Action comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Based on the 1987 TV series.

23 Paces to Baker _____ -- Street -- 1956. Thriller about a blind man who overhears what he believes to be a conversation between criminals plotting a kidnapping. Stars Van Johnson, Vera Miles and Cecil Parker.

42nd _____ -- Street -- 1933. Backstage musical starring Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler.

84 Charing Cross _____ -- Road -- 1987. Drama starring Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins. Documents the twenty-year relationship by correspondence of writer Helene Hanff and bookseller Frank Doel.

Arlington _____ -- Road -- 1999. Thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Joan Cusack and Tim Robbins. A university professor becomes obsessed with the idea his neighbours are terrorists.

The Barretts of Wimpole _____ -- Street -- 1957. Remake of a 1934 version by the same director. Stars John Gielgud, Jennifer Jones and Bill Travers.

Berkeley _____ -- Square -- 1933. Fantasy drama starring Leslie Howard and Heather Angel. After reading the diary of an ancestor, an architect is transported back 149 years to the place and time depicted in the journal.

Blue Hill _____ -- Avenue -- 2001. Crime drama. Stars Allen Payne, Andrew Divoff, Angelle Brooks and Clarence Williams III. A young man and his three childhood friends drift into a life of crime in Roxbury, Boston.

Damnation _____ -- Alley -- 1977. Action film starring Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard, Dominique Sanda and Paul Winfield. A group of WW III survivors journey through a post-apocalyptic world full of high radiation and giant bugs to find a place of safety.

Flamingo _____ -- Road -- 1949. An ex-carnival dancer becomes embroiled in small-town political intrigue when she marries a local businessman. Stars Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet and David Brian.

Glory _____ -- Road -- 2006. Dramatization of the events leading up to the 1966 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament. Stars Josh Lucas, Jon Voight and Derek Luke.

Green Dolphin _____ -- Street -- 1947. Historical drama starring Van Heflin, Lana Turner, Donna Reed.

Half Moon _____ -- Street -- 1986. Thriller.  An American academic in London is caught up in political intrigue while moonlighting as a high-priced escort. Stars Sigourney Weaver and Michael Caine.

Hangover _____ -- Square -- 1945. Film noir starring Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell and George Sanders. An unstable composer is ensnared by an opportunistic singer.

The House on Carroll _____ -- Street -- 1988. Thriller. A journalist black-listed by the House Un-American Activities Committee uncovers a Nazi plot while working as a companion to an old lady. Stars Kelly McGillis, Jeff Daniels and Mandy Patinkin.

 _____ 61-- Highway -- 1991. A mystery girl persuades a small-town boy to drive her and the dead body of her “brother” from Ontario to New Orleans. Starring Don McKellar, Valerie Buhagiar and Earl Pastco.

The House on Sorority _____ -- Row -- 1983. Horror film starring Katherine McNeil and Eileen Davidson.

_____ 60 -- Interstate -- 2002. Fantasy drama. A young artist goes on a surreal road trip on a highway that doesn’t appear on any map. Stars James Marsden, Gary Oldman, Amy Smart and Christopher Lloyd.

It Happened on 5th _____ -- Avenue -- 1947. Comedy starring Don DeFore, Ann Harding and Victor Moore.

Lakeview _____ -- Terrace -- 2008. Thriller. A newly married interracial couple are terrorized by their neighbour, a prejudiced LAPD detective. Stars Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington.

Lost _____ -- Highway -- 1997. Surrealist neo-noir starring Bull Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty and Robert Blake about a jazz saxophonist wrongly convicted of murdering his wife.

Mad Max: Fury _____ -- Road -- 2015. Fourth in the Mad Max franchise and the first without Mel Gibson in the title role. Stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne and Zoe Kravitz.

Madison _____ -- Avenue -- 1962. Drama concerning the intrigues surrounding the advertising business. Stars Dana Andrews, Eleanor Parker, Jeanne Crain and Eddie Albert.

Miracle on 34th _____ -- Street -- 1947. Comedy drama. An old man hired as a dept store Santa claims to be the real Santa Claus which leads to a court case to determine his sanity and bona fides. Stars Edmund Gwen, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne and Natalie Wood in her first starring role.

Mulholland _____ -- Drive -- 2001. Psychological thriller about an aspiring actress and a woman she befriends who is suffering amnesia after a car accident. Stars Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring and Justin Theroux.

Mystery _____ -- Street -- 1950. Film noir starring Ricardo Montalban, Bruce Bennett, Sally Forrest and Marshall Thompson. A policeman enlists the help of a Harvard professor to solve a murder.

Nightmare _____ -- Alley -- 1947. Film noir. After achieving success through tricks and cons, an unscrupulous carnival barker gets his just desserts. Stars Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Colleen Gray and Helen Walker.

A Nightmare on Elm _____ -- Street -- 1984. The first in a franchise of nine horror movies, it introduces Freddy Krueger, the child-killer who returns from the grave to murder children in their sleep. Stars Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp and John Saxon.

Paradise _____ -- Road -- 1997. A group of American, Australian, English and Dutch women for a vocal orchestra after they are imprisoned in a Japanese internment camp after the fall of Singapore in WWII. Stars Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins and Juliana Moore. Based on actual events.

Peyton _____ -- Place -- 1957. Drama delving into the intrigues, scandals and hypocrisy of a small town in New England during WWII. Stars Lana Turner, Lee Philips and Hope Lange.

Revolutionary _____ -- Road -- 2008. Romantic drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathryn Hahn and David Harbour. A middle-class couple are deeply unhappy with their humdrum existence.

Scarlet _____ -- Street -- 1945. Film noir. A cashier and amateur painter is led off the straight and narrow when he falls for a scheming woman. Stars Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett and Dan Duryea.

Sunset _____ -- Boulevard -- 1950. Film noir starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson and Erich Von Stroheim. A struggling screenwriter is hired by an aging actress to help engineer her comeback.

Sunset _____ -- Strip -- 2000. Comedy drama. The action takes place over the space of a single day in the lives of a group of music artists on L.A.’s Sunset Strip. Stars Jared Leto, Anna Friel and Adam Goldberg.

Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet _____ -- Street. 2007. Adaptation of the 1979 Sondheim/Wheeler musical. Stars Johnny Depp Helena Bonham-Carter and Alan Rickman.

Tara _____ -- Road -- 2005. Drama based on the Maeve Binchy novel about two women who exchange houses for the summer. Stars Andie McDowell, Sarah Bolger and Iain Glen.

Thunder _____ -- Road (1958) -- 1958. Crime drama starring Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry and Jacques Aubuchon. A Korean war veteran takes over the family moonshining operation.

Times _____ -- Square -- 1980. An unhappy young girl from a wealthy family forms a friendship with a teen from the wrong side of the tracks when they are admitted to the same psychiatric hospital. Stars Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson and Tim Robbins.

Tobacco _____ -- Road -- 1941. Southern gothic starring Charley Grapewin, Marjorie Rambeau and Gene Tierney.

Washington _____ -- Square -- 1997. Romantic drama based on the novel by Henry James. Stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney and Maggie Smith.

Wall _____ -- Street -- 1987. Drama starring Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Darryl Hannah and Martin Sheen. A young stockbroker falls under the spell of a legendary but unscrupulous financier.

Waterloo _____ -- Road -- 1945. British war-time drama starring John Mills, Stewart Granger and Joy Shelton.

The Wolf of Wall _____ -- Street -- 2013. Black comedy based on the memoir of convicted stock market fraudster Jordan Belfort. Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey and Kyle Chandler.




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Sat 24 Mar #2 
Ruby Franks
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Brilliant, we touched on this a while back. The last hectic ten days or so hasn't given me much time for thought, but had wondered whether the title should be 'Addresses' in case there where any Rose Cottages, Buckingham Palaces etc.




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Sat 24 Mar #3 
chooky
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It's a difficult one. 'Missing Odonyms' would work if everything was set out the othe way around (according to Wikipedia & the Free Dictionary an odonym is the identifying name given to a street or road) but then it would be harder to avoid having conflicting correct options.




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Mon 26 Mar #4 
JMK
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Just so you know I am not ignoring you, just contemplating the best way to do this. I like the idea of Missing Odonyms, just need to think more about how the mechanics would work.




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Mon 26 Mar #5 
chooky
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Thanks. I saved a a copy with everything the other way around so I can post that one if you decide that's a better way.
No rush tho   : )




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Wed 28 Mar #6 
rmcmanus
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That is all rather inspired....




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Fri 27 Apr #7 
JMK
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I haven't forgotten this. The problem in its current form is that over half the answers will be either Street or Road which doesn't make for a very exciting subject. I can force it to only ask the first part, I will put it in and have a trial of a few options.




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Fri 27 Apr #8 
JMK
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I had a play and added the year to the x fact and set it so it is only one way round. I also removed a few of the lesser known titles which were roads or streets and it seems to play ok now. Have a play and let me know what you think.




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