Habit Forming: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, April 2018 Edition, Vol. 3:10
The nature of film criticism, being what it is, anyone who honestly indulges in the profession for any reasonable amount of time will surely fall into intimate acquaintance with the route to Hell since it is inevitable that so many readers will likely suggest that to the defender of the Art Form as a well deserved destination. At such times, the critic will find solace in the firm knowledge that such a divisive reaction may understandably be attributed to heretical populism which conspires to diminish the Divine wisdom which true critics are duty bound to impart upon the great unwashed (speaking of which, do we really have to talk to people from Vermont anymore?). Thus, the film critic is embedded in the Eternal Struggle between Good (Art) and Evil (Award Show Season, corporate multiplexes, top ten lists, Ebertism, any talk of Steven Spielberg as an Artist …. the list goes on and on), more often than not caught in the Purgatorial quagmire which has become the American cinema. With this in mind we bring you another edition of America’s favorite ecclesiastical alternative to collegiate hacky sack tournaments, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you, as always, by those meek but humble shepherds of the holiest of Sacramental snacks, SKITTLES, America’s favorite edible Rosary Beads.
This month we celebrate those swell Holy Sisters whose lifelong dedication to the spiritual is a true source of inspiration (in Millennialspeak: imagine someone as devoted to God as you are about your own face on your selfies). The following twenty icons feature images of the humble nun as realized in all of their (mostly) cinematic glory. Your pilgrimage, should you decide to ascend to the task, is to correctly identify the twenty films from which each of the visions is sourced. The first to do so and report their findings to the Vatican- or to us, since, being on the Internet, we can categorically state that there is such a place as Hell -will receive the coveted CSR Culture Shock Award, one of the few secular icons rumored to have been awarded three stars by the Michelin Guide. May the Saints be with ye.