Writers as Artists: Classic Film Photo Quiz, April 2016 Edition, Vol. X

 sunsetblvdgloriaswansongif1Writers as Artists:  Classic Film Photo Quiz, April 2016 Edition, Vol. X

     Without writers the world would be full of blank pages and a seriously diminished need for bookmarks. Even the world of cinema, with its highly overdeveloped need to consider the director as the author of a film, would be hard pressed were it not fot the presence of the screenwriter to take the brickbats for all of the meddlesome executive interference, directorial egomania and vapid, semi-literate actors who portray themselves as masters of spontaneous jocularity worthy of the Algonquin Round Table, all of whom make Veg-O-Matic slaw out of the poor writer’s original creative intentions. To rage against this brand of industry ignominy, we present the newest edition of America’s favorite reason to wish the Internet was never invented, the Monthly Classic 000000000000aprgif1Film Photo Quiz, brought to you this month by those fabulous folks who peddle SKITTLES, the world’s most addictive non-narcotic breakfast candy. In this edition, we celebrate the writer (You might have guessed this, unless you’re suffering from a SKITTLEinduced sugar buzz.) as celebrated in film. (Yes Virginia, they make movies about them, they just don’t acknowledge the writers write them.)  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to not only identify the twenty-four  films from which the images are taken, but to also identify the author being portrayed. The first three readers who correctly solve the quiz will receive the CSR Culture Shock Award, a prize so coveted, Obama e-mailed us to see if he could trade in that hokey Nobel Peace Prize for one. (No dice, bub. Do the work.) Good luck. 

01)  Henry and June/Anaïs Nin000000000000apr8

02)  Star!/Noel Coward000000000000apr12

03)  Il Postino (The Postman) (1994)/Pablo Neruda000000000000apr1904)  Bride of Frankenstein/Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Lord Byron000000000000apr5

05)  Buffalo Bill and the Indians/Ned Buntline000000000000apr3

06)  The Hours/Virginia Woolf000000000000apr4

07)  The Life of Emile Zola/Emile Zola000000000000apr16

08)  Time After Time/H.G. Wells000000000000apr6

09)  Mishima/Yukio Mishima000000000000apr10

10)  The Last Station/Valentin Bulgakov, Leo Tolstoy000000000000apr7

11)  Reds/Eugene O’Neill000000000000apr9

12)  Miss Potter/Beatrix Potter000000000000apr20

13)  The Whole Wide World/Robert E. Howard000000000000apr33


15)  Julia/Dashiell Hammett000000000000apr1

16)  Beloved Infidel/F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sheilah Graham0000000000000apr3

17)  The Man Who Would Be King/Rudyard Kipling0000000000000apr6

18)  {riest of Love/D.H. Lawrence0000000000000apr4

19)  The Old Gringo/Ambrose Bierce0000000000000apt23

20)  Out of Africa/Isak Dineson0000000000000apr7

21) 0000000000000apr32

22)  Tom & Viv/T.S. Eliot. Vivienn Haigh-Wood Eliot0000000000000apr10

23)  Shadowlands/C.S. Lewis0000000000000apr8

24)  Cross Creek/Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings0000000000000apr22

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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 Writers as Artists: Classic Film Photo Quiz, April 2016 Edition, Vol. X

  1. beetleypete says:

    Got about half of these. The rest will have to remain a mystery…(Unless I Google them, but I don’t want to cheat.)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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