Just seen this on Tom Harris’s blog (via about 7 others).
Apparently, Barack Obama gave Gordon Brown a set of DVDs as a kind gift recently. The game is simple: you get 2 points for each that you own and have watched, 1 point for those you’ve seen but don’t own, 1 point for those you own but have never watched* and no points for those you’ve never seen and don’t own (even if you intend to watch them this evening). My standing:
Own and have seen:
The Godfather, Raging Bull, Lawrence Of Arabia, Schindler’s List, Vertigo, Psycho, Chinatown, Some Like It Hot, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial. (18 points)
Seen but don’t own:
Citizen Kane, Singin’ In The rain, Gone With The Wind, The Wizard Of Oz, Star Wars Episode IV, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Graduate, On The Waterfront, It’s A Wonderful Life, The Grapes Of Wrath, To Kill A Mockingbird. (11 points)
Own but haven’t seen:
Casablanca. (1 point)
Neither own nor seen:
City Lights, The Searchers, Sunset Boulevard, The General.
Although I wasn’t ‘tagged’ to play this game, I don’t really care about the rules. So I’m going to customise the rules and pass it on.
*In my opinion, if you own one of the DVDs but haven’t watched it, you should actually be docked 1 point. So my final score is 28 points. My other new rule is that each person should add one DVD to the list. My choice is: No Country For Old Men.
Though I wasn’t passed this game by anyone involved, I’m willing to start a new chain and send it on to:
Graeme, Trevor, Jon, Katie, Andrew and Elena.