Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Go to Gift Wrap: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Dec. 2017 Edition Part Deux, Vol. 25

rg7Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Go to Gift Wrap:  Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Dec. 2017 Edition Part Deux, Vol. 25

    In Tom Stoppard’s absurdist play, two minor figures from Shakespeare’s Hamlet are granted the center stage in a theatrical exercise proving that even the most peripheral characters add a theoretical contributory weight to a broader proceedings while at the same time, within that limited context are powerless against the greater forces of  prescribed narrative fate. Heady stuff. or merely existential flummery? Only time willrggif tell, except that in this case-  despite the claims of John Cameron Swayze  -my Timex has inconveniently ceased to function (though falling out of the Chrysler Building may have had something to do with it, but that’s another story). Which brings us to this month’s special second edition (supplanting Ebola as the most odious spreading global threat). of America’s most beloved cerebral supplement with no value in preventing dandruff, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you by those folks responsible for bringing you SKITTLES, the holiday season’s most beloved neon colored energy booster.  In this special encore edition, we celebrate the supporting figures who orbit about the main character(s) of a Christmas themed film. Your assignment is to identify all twelve of  the films from which these unsung performers appear. To the victor (meaning the first to decipher all twelve films correctly) will go the celebrated CSR Culture Shock Award, the only cultural trophy to also serve as useful tongue scraper. 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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4 Responses to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Go to Gift Wrap: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Dec. 2017 Edition Part Deux, Vol. 25

  1. beetleypete says:

    Thanks, Alex. I must have seen that National Lampoon on TV in someone’s house, as it wouldn’t have been on in mine. No idea how I remembered that one, just a fluke. I only vaguely recall the Magic Christmas because I like Harry Dean Stanton. I would generally only watch Christmas films with kids, for their sake.
    I’m certain I have seen Tales From The Crypt, but didn’t recognise the girl. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. beetleypete says:

    1) That’s the Albert Finney version of ‘Scrooge’. I prefer Alistair Sim myself.
    2) White Christmas. (Yawn)
    3) The Lion In Winter. Historical drama with Peter O’Toole. (so-so)
    4) The Man Who Came To Dinner.
    5) (The wonderful Danny Aiello.) 29th Street.
    6) It looks like a Muppet, but that’s all I’ve got.
    7) The Lemon Drop Kid. (Bob Hope)
    8) Not a clue…
    9) National lampoon’s Christmas. (I never laughed at those…)
    10) Miracle On 34th Street. (The best version)
    11) Not a clue…
    12) One magic Christmas. (Worth it for Harry Dean Stanton)
    Only 9/12 today, Chandler. Considering I can’t be bothered with Christmas, I will take that.

    Best wishes, Pete.

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