CISRA Puzzle Competition 2007 - Solutions
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C.5 Hall of Fame
Intuitive Leap: Each line has the names of one or more movies (each preceded by 'The'), which have one starring actor in common.
After pre-pending 'The' to each word in the list, the resulting movie titles can be used to find an actor who starred in all movies on each line. (Internet resources such as the Internet Movie Database or Wikipedia may help.)
The Hurricane, The Siege Denzel Washington The Revolutionary, The Champ Jon Voight The River, The Keep Scott Glenn The Innocent, The Trial Anthony Hopkins The Scarecrow, The Producers Gene Wilder The Mob, The Sniper Richard Kiley The Innocents, The Journey Deborah Kerr The Robe, The Actress Jean Simmons The Clearing, The Walker Willem Dafoe The Piano, The Duellists Harvey Keitel The Fan, The Mission Robert De Niro The Patsy, The Stooge Jerry Lewis The Assassin, The School, The Executioner Sonny Chiba The Foliage, The Transporter Qi Shu The Conman, The Adventurers Andy Lau The Myth, The Wall Patrick Tam
From this point, a movie can be found for each pair of actors going down the list, which stars both actors. (Note that each of these movies start with "The" also.)
Denzel Washington, Jon Voight The Manchurian Candidate Scott Glenn, Anthony Hopkins The Silence of the Lambs Gene Wilder, Richard Kiley The Little Prince Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons The Grass Is Greener Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel The Last Temptation of Christ Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis The King of Comedy Sonny Chiba, Qi Shu The Storm Riders Andy Lau, Patrick Tam The Duel
This time, the link between each pair of movies is their director:
Manchurian, Silence of the Lambs Jonathan Demme Little Prince, Grass is Greener Stanley Donen Last Tempatation, King of Comedy Martin Scorsese Storm Riders, Duel Wai Keung Lau
For each pair of directors, the first has remade a movie which was originally filmed by the second:
Jonathan Demme, Stanley Donen "The Truth About Charlie" is a remake of "Charade" Martin Scorsese, Wai Keung Lau "The Departed" is a remake of "Infernal Affairs"
The first movie of each pair begin with "The" - a clue that the first movies of each pair, and not the second, are important. These movies share a starring actor:
Truth About Charlie, Departed Mark Wahlberg
And MARK WAHLBERG is the solution.