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Sun, May 3, 2020 10:36 PM

Live Poll: What Ever Happened to Wilson?

The last time that we saw the beloved soccer ball from Cast Away (2000), he was floating on the ocean, tragically separated from the adoring Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks). We all know where Chuck went from there, but what do you think happened to Wilson?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls099456155/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/UKmwa8EbZns/

Suggestions welcomed. : )

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Right now, I'm still trying to decide which images to use so that's why two of the options are repeated. That's temporary of course so ignore it if you can. 

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good one! I'll definitely add it. : )

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I used a different photo but added Gilligan's Island. Thank you!

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He became a part of someone's fantasy...
(Fantasy Island, show or movie)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0512499/mediaviewer/rm3519644673
He met Howard Sprague of Mayberry!

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How did I never see Howard Sprague on that show? What's his story?

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Howard joined in the last season or two - he was very funny!
In that episode he moved to an island somewhere.  That was a great episode!
"Ya wanna buy a ship in a bottle?"

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FYC:

Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) came and took it back with him.

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Ah, that would be so sweet, lol. I'll be adding it soon. 

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? ?
 
Good thing that Chuck Noland came and took it back with him.
He was on his way to what he thought was a theme park ...
 
Waterworld
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114898/reference
  
Waterworld 1995
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114898/mediaviewer/rm3758987521
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SeaWorld
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Lol. That's hilarious. I added it. (Thank you!)

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Oh, I added both Boss' suggestion and Act_1's -- thanks to both of you!

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He was on his way to visit ...
 
Robinson Crusoe
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117496/reference
stranded  on an uncharted island.
 
Pierce Brosnan in Robinson Crusoe 1997
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117496/mediaviewer/rm4163441152
  

But he changed his mind  .. Been there!  Done that!
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He shudda learned something from that previous travel adventure
 
Joe Versus the Volcano  (1990)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099892/reference
Tom Hanks as Joe
Joe accepts an offer to throw himself in a volcano at a tropical island

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in Joe Versus the Volcano 1990
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099892/mediaviewer/rm274086144
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I prefer to believe that he went looking for a companion of his own species

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I was going to add this as a suggestion but since you had already posted your suggestion, I won’t since it would have been redundant. But I’ll post it as a comment to yours. Warning: it gets more than a little risqué.
He went to the French open and met a nice little tennis ball named Fifi*. He got bouncy with her and they ended up with whole packaged gross of little balls.

*Sorry, but the name was influenced by Snoopy’s writing a WW1 book section in “The Peanuts Movie”.
Besides, when it comes to romantic love (or l' amour or amore) which 2 nations do you think of first? France and Italy!

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gitte, I added your suggestion. Thank you!

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My first answer would be the realistic
- he sank
And then the fantasy answers of
- he sank and was saved from drowning by Ariel the little mermaid.
- he was saved by a mermaid and brought to the beach to meet Frankie, Dee Dee (Annette Funicello) and Eric Von Ripper in “Beach, Blanket, Bingo” and those other beach movies.

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One more with Ariel:
- Ariel, the Little mermaid, found Wilson and put him in her collection.

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Ooh, good!

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And Wilson was okay with that, because no one wants to be around Aquaman and Willem Dafoe.

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'Added the Ariel suggestion, which is such a good one. Thank you much!

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He became a politician and served as the 28th president of the USA in 1912.

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... aka Woow-Woow.

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Hahahahaha, 'Added. 

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Wilson is canceled

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They tried to “cancel” him but they cannot. I agree he was a racist that brought segregation to the U.S. federal government. Before him, segregation was at the individual state level with the Jim Crow laws. But he was also the president of this nation during World War 1 and got this nation through that war. And he was the president who pushed for the League of Nations which inspired the United Nations. It was partisan politics infighting that prevented the USA from entering the league.
Peter, I don’t want to go more political than I already have. This is not the forum for it. But there is something more going on in this “Cancel” movement than racism and the confederacy because statues and monuments that had nothing to do with slavery ( aka replicas of the Statue of Liberty and monuments to firefighters and such) are being torn down or defaced. In fact, statues and monuments who fought against slavery (abolitionists And Abraham Lincoln) and union soldiers and generals (Grant) who fought
against the confederacy are being torn down too. This about erasing culture, and national identity, as well as history. This being a film board, there is a movie that expresses that idea about when artwork and achievements is destroyed or stolen, so is culture and national identity is too. Monuments Men (2014).

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More like the president who got the nation into a war it didn't need to be in and had no interest being in despite his promise to stay out of it--the basis of his re-election.  And, then, only to get into another war a few years later due to the political weakness and punitive recklessness of him and others.  There were reasons the other party won one of the biggest landslides in American presidential history after the war.  Wilson's inflated reputation is a result of looking to promote predecessors to FDR and an active presidency regardless the benefit of the actual actions.

But, you're right, this doesn't have anything to do with movies really, and I don't care to talk about statues or school names.  Though, Wilson (1944) is hagiography.  There, movies.

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Standing ovation:

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Woodrow Wilson was initially reluctant to go to war but changed his mind throughout the process of the Central Powers leaders' becoming increasingly hostile, both overt and covert, toward the United States. Is it really all that clear who on the American side of the equation was responsible for necessitating the United States' entry into the war? In general, it has been very hard for great powers and superpowers to avoid being drawn into foreign conflicts. Wilson is more so criticized for not vetoing the establishment of the Fed (which he regretting going along with) and for the empty idealism of his Fourteen Points; somewhat blamed for enabling the conditions for the sequel to the Great War. Also, to this day, not everybody sees the United Nations (or the League of Nations for that matter) as a meaningful organization. By the way, as a side note, it very disturbing that the second World War was the last one in which the United States joined a war by the declaration of the Congress of the United States, as pursuant to the Constitution of the United States; whereas ever since, the executive branch has to a significant extent been somehow delegated that the power to make the decision to escalate use of force to the point of resembling war.

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He felt deflated when Hollywood tossed him to the side. Maybe he needs a new agent to bounce back.

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Wilson definitely needs an agent that's on the ball.

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Unfortunately, it was a sports agent. First he got drafted to a “BASEketball” team and then later to a “Dodge ball” team.

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BTW, I was at work when I had realized there was another layer of texture to that last comment. I had thought Ed Jones would come up with it..... but he didn’t. So I will have to say it.
“SPORTS AGENT !?! Jerry Maguire and Les Grossman must be getting desperate!”

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Hahahaha, that's really good. I'll add it -- 'just have to find an image. Thanks, Peter.

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I like the idea of the agent being Jerry Maguire, so I guess that might help with the image.

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That does! Thanks!

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That does! Thanks!

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He passed through a time vortex and ended up on the Galapagos Islands, where he was discovered by Paul Bettany's character (from Master and Commander), and subsequently categorized as a new species.

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Hahahaha, I like it. I'll look for an image and add it. Thanks!

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'Added. Thank you both. : )

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I have not been to the Galapagos, but I spent several months in Ecuador some years ago. I do not remember the details of all my "interactions" with natives or other species, but a couple of the ladies in the photo posted by Ed seem a little familiar, but my memory of most interactions are really fuzzy.

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If people can remember this old computer game and television show that taught geography, Wilson was kidnapped by Carmen Sandiego. So find him by determining “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106172/...
Begin your search, junior detectives, by first stopping her henchmen. Start your search in what city, shown in The Caper of The Golden Bulls, that runs with the bulls in the festival of San Fermin, where thief Syndly Whipflash is trying to steal a suit of light?
Or
Snake Oiler, from “Speed Racer”, is trying to steel the mother road, Route 66, in what New Mexican town that is one of several towns, that inspired Radiator Springs in Cars?

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Cool information! But can you answer my questions?
I’m thinking this might be a cool idea. Have people suggest geography questions that are answerable by movies and do it in the style of “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” with movies villains trying to steel hilarious impossible objects to steal. And poll itself asks which is the best question.

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Boy, did I mis-spell Snidely Whiplash!

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No Ed. Try again. The questions have real answers. Look at the first one’s summery. It tells you the answer.

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I might be confused but I'm assuming you're talking about an idea for another poll? (If so, it sounds interesting.)

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I started it. It is “Find Carmen Now!”?poll. https://www.imdb.com/list/ls080828537... But the more interesting one is this poll. Are you going to finish it?

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I'm definitely going to finish it. I know it's taken me a long time but I've just been busy and distracted and this one seems to take more time than most suggestions. Thanks for all of your help. I think your initial post about Carmen Sandiego is really funny and I like the idea of the poll but when I click on the link, I get an error page. Is it maybe set to private?

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Oh, I found it! : )

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I like the first image of the shark (more direct to the point) and the first image of lost ( it tells you who and what they are).

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Thank you for the feedback! Unless I get a lot of other comments that differ, I'll go ahead and take your advice. : )

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That's deeply depressing since there's an 88-year difference between Castaway and the sinking of Titanic. There can't be much meat left on Jack's skeleton.

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LOL

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I don't know if what I did works but, since there was another option that involves DiCaprio, I added your suggestion but put a spin on it. 

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Oh and I chose a different picture because the picture you left is a really good one but I thought it might be too dark to show up clearly in poll format.

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That is a good idea for Rubyfruit to work in!

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Three more with a sea theme of which two are based on novels by classic authors that were adapted into Oscar winning movies.

- Wilson floated around into the Atlantic fishing banks where he was caught in the fishing nets of the We’re Here and spent the rest of his days happily fishing in Rudyard Kipling’s Captains Courageous (1937).

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028691/...


- He was picked up by the sealer “Ghost”, and was pressed into seal hunting by the brutal captain Wolf Larsen in Jack London’s The Sea Wolf (1941)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034162/...

- He turned Pirate

- He turn into a Kakamora hunting for the heart of Te Fiti in Moana (2016) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3521164/...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3521164/...

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Sorry, I had to correct the grammar and tenses there.

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I'm going to return to these after I see how many options there are and how crowded the poll feels but I'll probably add at least one. Thank you for all of your suggestions!

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I just added the Moana suggestion and I'm sure I'll add the pirate suggestion in some form. I'll consider the others after I get a bit further. Thanks again. : )