“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”: DEC. 2014 CLASSIC MOVIE PHOTO QUIZ, VOL. 222


O HOLY NIGHT, THE HACKING COUGHS ARE RINGING: Welcome one and all to snow time at the old CSR, where the menfolk develop severe respiratory ailments shoveling driveways while in the comfort of a roaring fireplace, the delicate women of the house giggle in amusement while sipping the last of the hot chocolate and knitting tea cozies on the loom or whatever the fairer sex does when it gets together in a conspiratorial clowder.


Welcome to yet another edition of the international Interweb’s favorite bored game, the CSR monthly CLASSIC FILM IMAGES PHOTO QUIZ, brought to you- as always  -by those good folks who have made SKITTLES America’s breakfast candy… SKITTLES, we eat ’em ’cause we’re not Communists. In this edition, we remind the reader that the holidays do not signify the climax of the frigid Winter season, but the beginning (which mayumbrellas_o_GIFSoup.com account for the insanely optimistic volume of sales in Christmas thong bikinis, which perhaps is a related symptom of an equally unrealistic sense of optimism in the restorative effects of Starbucks’ holiday Viagra Nog Frappuccinos, but I digress…) and therefore caution should be exercised as to the scrupulously dedicated application of safe highway driving combined with the exciting possibility of litigation  against fast food franchises who quite improperly dare to serve actual hot coffee to customers in spillable (liquid) form. [Call the law firm of Snipe, Weasel & Confuse at 1-800-SWAG for a free consultation!] The point is that there are two unassailable truths about the Winter season: that it’s cold (there’s your global warming, Harvard dilettantes) and that the great influx of Third World consumers will turn the holiday shopping season into a bargaining nightmare unheard of this side of Jaffa’s Turkish Rug Bazaar. This month’s quiz deals with the former rather than the latter and so onto matters of intemperate climate zones: more specifically, the frozen and the frigid. The following sixteen images are collected from films in which wintery weather plays a significant (or, at least, visually evident) role. Your mission is, as always, to correctly identify the titles of all sixteen films (as always, incorrectly identifying the films will get you nowhere here, though it might get you a prominent seat on the Presidential Council of the Arts). The prize for the first correct participant is the often coveted but seldom properly worshipped CSR CULTURE SHOCK AWARD, the symbol of international excellence in free speech and a continuous thorn in the side of the shirtless Putin who has yet to crack above the 30% solution mark. Good luck.








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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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1 Response to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”: DEC. 2014 CLASSIC MOVIE PHOTO QUIZ, VOL. 222

  1. beetleypete says:

    OK, short of resorting to the Internet to confirm titles, I can’t get them all. These are the answers that I am fairly sure about, just from memory.
    2) The Bedford Incident
    3) Ice Station Zebra
    4) A Simple Plan
    8) The Thing From Another World
    9) Downhill Racer
    10) Lost Horizon ? (Guess…)
    12) Runaway Train
    14) Barbarella
    My best effort from England, I am afraid, but I didn’t cheat! Regards, Pete.

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