Baby, You Can Drive My Car: Classic Movie Photo Quiz, Jan. 2016 Edition, Vol. 500
Sometimes it simply seems a burden in being a film critic, but evidently that is child’s play in comparison with the Sisyphean effort women deem necessary in the maintenance of their appearance while juggling the full cosmetics inventory of Macy’s in a handbag that would give a seasoned Marine on bivouac a hernia, applying lipstick and eyeliner while driving a sports coupe down a crowded highway at a rate of speed that would make Scott Crossfield envious. all the while vacuum packing an exotic anatomical menu of curves and angles into a cocktail dress, elbow length gloves and fishnet stockings. (Hey… you think it’s easy writing this stuff every month? Indulge the noir-fueled visions if you will.) Not that any of this has to do with the monthly photo quiz (well, maybe a little), but the mind wanders in coming up with categories for the amusement of the unseen masses. Anyway, regarding women behind the wheel, there is a fascinating history of this documented in all directions of the world cinema that simply is too ripe for the picking for easy exploitation. So, without further ado we present yet another edition of Norway’s favorite national pastime, the Monthly Classic Film Images Quiz, brought to you, as always, by those good folks who distribute and sell SKITTLES, the favorite candy-coated contraceptive of Mumbai. In this edition we feature twelve images of femmes footloose and fast down the breakdown lane: your mission, as always, is to identify all twelve films. (And if you really wish to show off, relay the route numbers as well.) The first two readers to correctly identify all twelve film images will become the personal property of the auspicious CSR Culture Shock Award, the world’s most ominous celebratory totem. Good luck.