“All Aboard!”: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Dec. 2017 Edition, Vol. 3:10

“All Aboard!”:  Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Dec. 2017 Edition, Vol. 3:10

With the exception of the horse, the automobile, the airplane and the whore with the heart of gold, there is, perhaps, no mode of taking a ride more celebrated in movies than the train; that chariot of the Plains gliding along a pair of steel rails eternally fixed on a parallel course yet somehow meeting in a magical kiss on a horizon which is a forever beyond reach. Then again, there’s Amtrak, Still, riding the rails has been a source for stimulating the imagination with wild flights of romanticized adventure  appearing possible around every bend in the track, in every bathroom stall at Penn Station. (Sorry,trainsgif1 we promised we weren’t going to make any references to Congress this time around.) And it this sense of hobo adventure that we find reflected in this month’s edition of America’s longest running non-steroid competition, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you this month, as always by those fine folks who market and distribute  SKITTLES, America’s most popular over-the-counter nutritional supplement. In this very special extended holiday edition (That’s what’s called hype folks, just so you’ll appreciate all the labor intensive minutes that were sacrificed to put this crap together.), we celebrate the time honored method of transportation known as the railroad as used as both a means of conveyance and a backdrop for romance and mystery. The following twenty five images (yes, we have increased this edition’s photo layout as a sort of cinematic Advent Calendar) illustrate just a few (25, in fact) examples of the endless representations of riding the rails in the cinema. Your task, as always, is to identify all twenty five films (correctly if you will, otherwise it’s far too easy a puzzle) from which the pictures are taken. The first to do so will, as always, receive the truly smashing CSR Culture Shock Award, a limited edition trophy which will suitably adorn any Georgian Manor mantel or the bottom of any dustbin with equal aplomb. 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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5 Responses to “All Aboard!”: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Dec. 2017 Edition, Vol. 3:10

  1. dbmoviesblog says:

    Great quiz, which reminded me to watch more older movies. I only guessed 7 out of 25 straightaway.

  2. beetleypete says:

    1) The Band Wagon.
    2) North By Northwest.
    3) The Train.
    4) Gun Hill?
    5) Closely Observed Trains. (LOVE that film)
    6) Dumbo. (My favourite Disney film)
    7) Some Like It Hot.
    8) Emperor Of The North. (Underrated)
    9) The Harvey Girls. (Childhood memory there)
    10) Silver Streak.
    11) Parapluies de Cherbourg. (Silly film, but Deneuve is devine)
    12) I Vitelloni. (I think). Made my headache trying to recall this.
    13) Daniel Craig as James Bond. I hate Bond films, so don’t care which one it is.
    14) Bad Day At Black Rock. Great film!
    15) My Little Chickadee. (I really like W.C. Fields)
    16) Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch.
    17) Klaus Kinski, in Doctor Zhivago.
    18) Shadow Of A Doubt. Great film, one of the few Hitchcock’s I like.
    19) A John Ford film. I think it is The Iron Horse.
    20) John Cusack, in The Journey of Natty Gann. I didn’t like it that much.
    21) The wonderful Claudette Colbert, in Palm Beach Story.
    22) The train crash, in The Greatest Show On Earth. Didn’t care much for that either.
    23) The Great Escape. (Who hasn’t seen that?)
    24) Claudia Cardinale, in Once Upon A Time In The West.
    25) The Polar Express. You can thank my grandson, for me knowing that film.

    Reasonably confident for 24/25 this time. I don’t mind losing a point for the dull James Bond.
    Have a good Christmas, Chandler.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Alex Good says:

      You deserve a double-size CSR Award for this Pete. I pulled a blank on most of them.

      I did get the Bond though. It’s Casino Royale.

      • beetleypete says:

        Thanks, Alex. I will take your word for the Bond film. I haven’t watched one in a long time, and never intend to watch one ever again 🙂
        As for the quiz, I’m old. (Older than 65!)
        That means I have watched a shitload of stuff! And I wasn’t always so choosy.
        Regards, Pete.

      • Going over the by-laws of the contest (yeah right), I see no reason as to why a victory cannot be declared with two contestants working in concert. Certainly such cooperation in this age of Internet aggression is something to encourage. Therefore it has been declared that both Pete and Alex are the official winners of this month’s (first) Classic Film Photo Images contest and thus will each receive the coveted and nutritious CSR Culture Shock Award to proudly display and repel ticks. Congrats gents, and may such intercontinental cooperation become an example between rogue nations and competing Girl Scout Cookie Troops everywhere.

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