See Fourum for details.
Posted - 11/03/2005 : 02:44:12
| The Rules
The first line of a haiku poem has five syllables.
The second line of a haiku poem has seven syllables.
The third, and final, line of a haiku poem has five syllables.
The Movie Haiku Contest (MHC) is open to every member of the FWFR site.
To enter, all you have to do is think of a Haiku for the current movie, then post into the current thread. Simple as that. Also, haikus may be risque, but nothing explicit please.
Only one entry per person as per The Blevins Rule. However, you are allowed to edit your existing entry until 9pm Tuesday FWFR time. *
If you have entered the MHC, then you have to vote. If you do not vote, you'll lose 3 points from your total. This could mean the difference between the adoration and envy of your fellow Fwiffers or being the feckless butt of our jokes!
You do not have to enter an MHC to vote. Vote away. It'll be like a lurker vote!
For each round, you get to vote for your three favourite MHC. The voting is as follows:
3 pts Stalean
2 pts Conan
1 pt Benj (Gotta get a jab in here at Benj on account he confessed that haikus aren't his thing. Stay tuned for "movie limericks.")
As I will not know if AC gets 1 vote or AC is your favourite for 3 votes.
You cannot vote for yourself.
You can vote for the previous winner
You vote by sending the currently designated Haiku Meister your votes in a PM (Private Message).
You may vote only once.
When the voting deadline ends (9pm Wednesday FWFR time), the votes are tallied and the top three places are announced.
*After winners are announced, the floor is open for posting of alternate Movie Haikus under that topic heading.
The winner then gets to make an acceptance speech, and choose the movie for the next MHC contest. The winner will post the new movie as a new topic under Movie Haikus in this format:
Movie Haiku Contest: Movie Title
(Acknowledgement: FWTO after which these rules are modeled.)
Note for academic purists: I acknowedge that what we're doing here is not Haiku in its purest form.
Check FWFR time (assuming the server is in England?).
Thanks to Benj for giving Movie Haiku Contest its own folder under Games!
Edited by - duh on 31/01/2006 17:15:53
"Charlie Don't Serf!"
Posted - 11/03/2005 : 21:50:02
MHC HALL OF CHAMPIONS
Note: I used to post the champs and should resume this along with links, but now we're far past the threshold where I got lazy. Still, some day...
Meantime, check out the Movie Haiku topic to get in on it.
Haiku Movies To Date
Movie Haiku #218 - pending
Movie Haiku #217 - Inception
Movie Haiku #216 - Across the Universe
Movie Haiku #215 - Anchorman
Movie Haiku #214 - Amadeus
Movie Haiku #213 - The Full Monty
Movie Haiku #212 - Life of Brian
Movie Haiku #211 - Wag the Dog
Movie Haiku #210 - No Way Out
Movie Haiku #209 - House of Sand and Fog
Movie Haiku #208 - The Hangover
Movie Haiku #207 - March of the Penguins
Movie Haiku #206 - A Scanner Darkly
Movie Haiku #205 - Sweeney Todd (2007)
Movie Haiku #204 - Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
Movie Haiku #203 - Metropolis (1927)
Movie Haiku #202 - Father of the Bride (1950)
Movie Haiku #201 - otnemeM (Memento)
Movie Haiku #200 - Mississippi Burning
Movie Haiku #199 - Up
Movie Haiku #198 - Carrie
Movie Haiku #197 - Chariots of Fire
Movie Haiku #196 - All the President's Men
Movie Haiku #195 - The Hurt Locker
Movie Haiku #194 - A Few Good Men
Movie Haiku #193 - Cool Hand Luke
Movie Haiku #192 - Independence Day
Movie Haiku #191 - Das Boot
Movie Haiku #190 - Oliver Twist - Polanski Edition
Movie Haiku #189 - Kramer vs. Kramer (Beanmimo)
Movie Haiku #188 - Avatar (Sludge)
Movie Haiku #187 - 300 (Bife)
Movie Haiku #186 - First Blood (Bife)
Movie Haiku #185 - Die Hard (MguyX)
Movie Haiku #184 - Seabiscuit (Sludge)
Movie Haiku #183 - Do The Right Thing (Clay)
Movie Haiku #182 - Bringing Up Baby (Sludge)
Movie Haiku #181 - Hoop Dreams (BaftaBabe)
Movie Haiku #180 - The Elephant Man (Clay)
Movie Haiku #179 - From Here To Eternity (BaftaBabe)
Movie Haiku #178 - The Blues Brothers (BaftaBabe)
Movie Haiku #177 - Slumdog Millionaire (MguyX)
Movie Haiku #176 - My Fair Lady (MguyX)
Movie Haiku #175 - Oliver! (Whippersnapper)
Movie Haiku #174 - A Christmas Story (Sludge)
Movie Haiku #173 - Inglourious Basterds (Montgomery)
Movie Haiku #172 - American History X (MguyX)
Movie Haiku #171 - Mars Attacks! (Sludge)
Movie Haiku #170 - Matewan (BaftaBabe)
Movie Haiku #169 - They Live (Sludge)
Movie Haiku #168 - Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (Sludge)
Movie Haiku #167 - To Kill A Mockingbird (Montgomery)
Movie Haiku #166 - Ghost (Sludge)
Movie Haiku #165 - WALL-E
Movie Haiku #164 - Lawrence of Arabia
Movie Haiku #163 - Wait Until Dark
Movie Haiku #162 - Midnight Cowboy
Movie Haiku #161 - Get Carter (1971)
Movie Haiku #160 - White Heat
Movie Haiku #159 - Repo Man
Movie Haiku #158 - Back To The Future
Movie Haiku #157 - Witches of Eastwick
Movie Haiku #156 - M*A*S*H
Movie Haiku #155 - The Terminator
Movie Haiku #154 - All About Eve
Movie Haiku #153 - The 39 Steps
Movie Haiku #152 - North by Northwest
Movie Haiku #151 - Papillon
Movie Haiku #150 - The Ten Commandments
Movie Haiku #149 - Annie Hall
Movie Haiku #148 - The Great White Hope
Movie Haiku #147 - Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
Movie Haiku #146 - The Exorcist (1973)
Movie Haiku #145 - Logan's Run
Movie Haiku #144 - Planet of the Apes
Movie Haiku #143 - The Graduate
Movie Haiku #142 - The Ring
Movie Haiku #141 - Rain Man
Movie Haiku #140 - Pulp Fiction
Movie Haiku #139 - Bonnie & Clyde
Movie Haiku #138 - Tropic Thunder
Movie Haiku #137 - National Velvet
Movie Haiku #136 - The Sting
Movie Haiku #135 - Moonstruck
Movie Haiku #134 - Aliens
Movie Haiku #133 - Hannibal
Movie Haiku #132 - Galaxy Quest
Movie Haiku #131 - Beetlejuice
Movie Haiku #130 - 28 Days Later
Movie Haiku #129 - Primary Colors
Movie Haiku #128 - Duck Soup
Movie Haiku #127 - She Done Him Wrong
Movie Haiku #126 - Monster
Movie Haiku #125 - Training Day
Movie Haiku #124 - Goodfellas
Movie Haiku #123 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Movie Haiku #122 - The Bicycle Thief
Movie Haiku #121 - The Day The Earth Stood Still
Movie Haiku #120 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Movie Haiku #119 - Unforgiven
Movie Haiku #118 - Heathers
Movie Haiku #117 - The Karate Kid
Movie Haiku #116 - Ed Wood
Movie Haiku #115 - Mean Streets
Movie Haiku #114 - Ratatouille
Movie Haiku #113 - Hot Fuzz
Movie Haiku #112 - Easy Rider
Movie Haiku #111 - High Noon
Movie Haiku #110 - The Searchers
Movie Haiku #109 - ¡Three Amigos!
Movie Haiku #108 - Dirty Harry
Movie Haiku #107 - Psycho.
Movie Haiku #106 Arsenic and Old Lace
Movie Haiku #105 There Will be Blood
Haiku Contest #104 - Leon
Haiku Contest #103 -- Tootsie
Haiku Contest #102 - Mr Smith Goes To Washington
Haiku #101 Little Miss Sunshine
Movie Haiku Contest #100 - No Country For Old Men
Movie Haiku Contest #99 The Stepford Wives
Movie Haiku Contest #98 - Philadelphia Story
Movie Haiku Contest #97 Monster's Ball
Movie Haiku Contest 96: Catwoman
Movie Haiku Contest #95: Twelve Monkeys
Haiku Contest #94 - Groundhog Day
Haiku Contest # 93- Brazil
Haiku Contest #92: Gojira (Godzilla)
Haiku Contest #91 - Shichinin no samurai AKA Seven Samurai
Haiku # 90 The Birds
Haiku Contest #89 Casino Royale
Haiku Contest #88: 12 Angry Men
Haiku Contest #87: Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Haiku Contest #86: Miracle On 34th Street
Haiku Contest #85: The Deer Hunter
84. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
82. Silence of the Lambs
81. Shaun of the Dead
80. Thelma and Louise
78. Rosemary's Baby
77. Singin' in the Rain
76. Lord of the Flies
75. 2001: A Space Odyssey
74. The Wizard of Oz
72. Talladega Nights, Ballad of Ricky Bobby
71. Raging Bull
70. The Shop Around the Corner
69. Schindler's List
68. In the Heat of the Night
67. Some Like it Hot
66. Taxi Driver
65. Finding Nemo
64. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
63. Sunset Blvd.
62. A Clockwork Orange
61. Raiders of the Lost Ark
59. The Great Escape
58. Southern Comfort
58. Citizen Kane
57. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
54. Toy Story 2
53. Toy Story
52. Brokeback Mountain
51. Being John Malkovich
Haiku #50 - Reservoir Dogs
Haiku #49 - It's A Wonderful Life
Haiku #48 - On The Waterfront
Haiku #47 - Saving Private Ryan
Haiku #46 - West Side Story
Haiku #45 - Rear Window
Haiku #44 - Clerks
Haiku #43 - Dr. Strangelove
Haiku #42 - The Sixth Sense
Haiku #41 - Supersize Me
Haiku #40 - Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Haiku #39 - Fargo
Haiku #38: Fight Club
Sludge (3 3 2 2 1)
Marla, Ed's brain, and
the skyline haven't been banged
like this since grade school
Norton beats up Pitt.
But Pitt is really Norton.
What's it mean? Beats me.
Things blown in Fight Club:
Ed's flat, financial records,
Haiku #37(b): The Truman Show
Bife (3 3 3 3 2 1)
Everywhere you look
Carrey's always on the screen,
I blame Hollywood
2nd Chris C
Truman's life on view.
He escapes. All the world watch...
and then change channel.
Product placement ads
disrupt establishment of
Haiku #37: Pitch B(lack of participation)
Haiku #36: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Zeike (3 3 2 1)
Whilst searching for grail,
Avoid the white rabbit, And
rise above mom jokes!
2nd Paddy C
Camelot's silliness skipped.
Swallows hold the key.
by swallows! African or
King Art’s idle quest.
Rabbits, pythons, frogs. Oh my!
Holy Grail! Spammed. Arrrghhh!
Haiku #35: Speed
Paddy C (3 3 3 3 3 2)
Neo takes pop quiz
and escapes exploding bus.
(Also pulls Bullock)
Bus will soon blow up
Wooden agent intervenes
He Keanu act
Thumb-less Payne's bus hitch:
Valley cop won't let bus "Whoa!"
That dude's so bus-Ted.
Haiku #34: Edward Scissorhands
comes to town, snips bush all week
snow falls, end looks bleak
2nd TIE Paddy C + Heather
Rex tails/savors Jeep,
Bipedal to the metal,
3rd TIE Paddy C + duh + StaLean + zeike
Haiku #32: Forrest Gump
Forrest home aids ill
Robin who falls but joins roots
leaves fresh heir above.
2nd TIE duh + StaLean
Haiku #31: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Jeff's jonesing stray boy,
Cracks back door, gets kicks, head swells,
Haiku #30: Casablanca
Rick's Place welcomes all:
Nazis, gamblers, rebels, thieves --
A hill of beings
3rd TIE Conan & Bife
Haiku #29: Raising Arizona
Four child film review:
We had another sibling!
Suspects pled the fifth.
Haiku #28: Chicago
10 points EACH:
Gere singing, dancing.
He may have had it comin'.
Audience did not.
Prison broads in lingerie
Roxie has no heart.
Haiku #27: Better Off Dead
Is saved by language lessons.
Enjoys the French tongue.
Haiku #26: [font=Script MT Bold]Gone with the Wind[/font=Script MT
Like Atlanta, Scarlett burns
Wants what she can't have
Face flushed, embarrassed
"Pretty in Pink"'s other hu(gh)es
Thanks, Geek! Thanks, Granny!
Haiku #24: The Shining
Snowed inn, old spirits
Tempt dry writer, fuel hack job.
Jack on ice. Chilling.
Haiku #23: Crash
Haggis’s black, white
Yellow, brown in seething mash.
VoiLA -- Ram’s stomach.
-- TIE for 2ND with 5 points each --
Haiku #22: Fallen
Narrator's tale told
from "the middle," false tracks laid.
Not Hobbes. Azazel!
Haiku #21: American Beauty
In midlife crisis
Lester longs for love, romance
but not with neighbor
@}-,-`- @}-,-`- @}-,-`-
-- 2-WAY TIE FOR 2ND --8 votes each:
Haiku #20: Animal House
Flounder, rushing, downs
Sudsy river, joins Delta:
Where lush, wild, Land-is.
Haiku #19: The Godfather Part II
-- 2-WAY TIE FOR 1ST --16 votes each
De Niro's young Don.
Frail and sickly was one son.
Goodbye kiss. Go fish.
Hates us, Fredo does
Not true! Fredo is our bro!
We must kill Fredo
Haiku #18: King Kong (1933)
Fay Wray Film Review:
Kong has a bird in the hand
but longs for the bush
-- 2-WAY TIE FOR 3RD --3rd
Haiku #17: Finding Neverland
15 Votes: 33333
Titled: J.M.’s (or M.J.’s) Neverland
Rich design all staged
To ease innocence-lost boys
And lift wee Peter.
Haiku #16: The Godfather (Pt. 1)
-- 2-WAY TIE FOR 1ST
Don't mess with the Don
Unless you enjoy sleeping
With a right old nag
Horse's head in bed
These offers can't be refused.
Marlon's cheeks are huge.
Haiku #15: The Big Lebowski
Rug’s a litter box
Nihilists’ vant ze money
Dude just wants to bowl
-- 2-WAY TIE FOR 3RD
Mampers <-- 1st haiku entry
Movie Haiku #14: Scarface (1983)
Snow in Florida.
Tony introduces friend.
Pfeiffer sniffs throughout.
-- 3-WAY TIE FOR 2ND --Cheese_Ed
Movie Haiku #13: The Shawshank Redemption
Andy ain't evil
Just a banker with dead wife
who settles accounts
Movie Haiku #12: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Herd, you found Genghis
Khan’s rein and pasture final --
Future’s stable. Whoa.
2nd Evil Andy
Movie Haiku #11: This Is Spinal Tap
Airport alarms ring
Cucumber is inspected
Groupies' hopes foiled
-- TIE --3rd Rocat
Movie Haiku #10: Blade Runner (either ver.)
Deckard's programmed dream
in wind-blown origami
I Olmos caught it
Movie Haiku #9: Bambi Meets Godzilla
One step for 'Zilla;
One giant stomp for a deer.
Bambi joins mother.
Movie Haiku #8: The Matrix
-- TIE --turrell71
Take this little pill.
Wake-up to the world's true state.
Kick-ass with Ones, Oh's.
Dog Star dude unplugs.
The real world’s a toilet. Flush.
...Holy ship! Plucked up.
-- TIE --2nd Shoon
Movie Haiku #7: Dead Poets Society
Seize the day, young men,
Rebel against the system ...
By reading poems!
Movie Haiku #6: The Princess Bride
I do not think this word means
what you think it means.
Movie Haiku #5: Star Wars
-- TIE --Bife
Storm troopers beware:
There is a new Jedi knight
Luke: Pilot, virgin,
pursued by heavy breather...
with force, shoots in hole.
Movie Haiku #4: Titanic
Budding artist Jack
Sketches lovely nipped Rose then
Puts her in water.
Movie Haiku #3: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Chief finishes job.
Movie Haiku #2: Lord of the Rings
-- TIE --Shoon (Tied for 1st at
Fellowship of Ring
Next was The Two Towers, then
Return of the King
Sludge (Tied for 1st at 3,3,2,2)
Hates us, Frodo does
Not true! Frodo is our friend!
We must kill Frodo
-- TIE --3rd Markandlain
* voting rules put Bife in 2nd at 6 votes. MarkandLain's and Wheelz's
votes weren't received on time, so their 8 votes apiece were counted as 5
Movie Haiku #1: Apocalypse Now
Colonel's morning faves:
Fresh napalm wafts on the breeze
Flying to Wagner
Note: Rankings & honorable mentions with tie games above are not presented
in a consistent way. I'm in the process of cleaning this up.
Edited by - Sludge on 18/08/2010 22:42:10
"Charlie Don't Serf!"
Posted - 11/03/2005 : 21:52:29
| Totals (I think)
Emily DesMont (Montgomery)
Edited by - Sludge on 17/07/2006 02:18:58
"Five(ish?) years as a fwiffer"
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Posted - 07/04/2005 : 15:55:55
| Ahem, I feel I should be 1st and a half for the LOTR Haiku, as I was on the same points as Sludge.
"Five(ish?) years as a fwiffer"
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Posted - 07/04/2005 : 17:18:24
| Much appreciated!
"The Provolone Ranger"
Posted - 14/04/2005 : 18:27:05
| This is not a criticism!
I was curious to read more about haiku since I knew about their syllable structure and the nature references but not much else and found this:
This list of "rules" for haiku is interesting. I'm sure many folks would consider what we are writing to not be haikus at all since we seem to adhere to nothing but the syllable structure (although even that isn't necessarily required). I'm happy for our only RULE to be the sylable structure, but I think it'll be interesting to try and keep some of these others in mind as I write.
"Charlie Don't Serf!"
Posted - 25/04/2005 : 13:17:45
| Cheese, I've definitely noticed yours are more disciplined (with the) and it does make for more poetic reading... I hope you'll keep it up. You'll have a collection worth hanging onto.
""Welcome to Fantasy Island!""
Posted - 31/08/2006 : 05:11:02
| That's because cheese is a genius.
"Charlie Don't Serf!"
Posted - 02/02/2008 : 16:01:16
Originally posted by Sludge
MHC HALL OF CHAMPIONS
Note: Totals measured in smilies below this message.
check out the Movie Haiku topic to get in on it.
Note: Rankings & honorable mentions with tie games above are not presented in a consistent way. I'm in the process of cleaning this up.
Edited by - Sludge on 05/05/2010 20:54:43