And a Little Child Shall Lead Them: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, May 2018 Edition, Vol. K – 6

littlewonders25And a Little Child Shall Lead Them: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, May 2018 Edition, Vol. K – 6

     Why does it seem that the very idea of “good”children has been abandoned? The bawling spoiled moppets who pollute every public venue, turning both suburban and urban life into a teeth grinding endurance test of strained patience and an increasingly rueful realization that perhaps we should have voted for those candidates who promoted the idea of a return of corporal punishment by the reestablishment of island penal colonies (All hail Papillon!), are hardly children in the actual sense (keenly curious, bright as a penny and cute as a button) but are, in actuality, merely homunculi versions of those loutish, sociopathic hillbillies who call themselves their parents, who themselves can be more accurately described as “thoselittlewondersgif who procreate only because they’re too stupid not to”. If this sounds unforgiving to some, just imagine if this horrid progeny were to become a nuclear power and you might understand our desire for a healthy supply of toddler-sized  shackles. (A recent unpleasantness on an Amtrak train involving a “precocious” five year old kicking the back of my seat inspired thoughts as to the viability of twenty third trimester abortions.) Fortunately, certain movies have been invaluable in providing nostalgic succor in documenting the halcyon days of a more idealized family structure in which the children were more innocent (and interesting) than their current status as the familial smartass who seems to be modelled on tiresome foul-mouthed burlesque comics. Which brings us to this month’s edition of everyone’s favorite mental teething ring, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you by those fine distributors of SKITTLES, America’s favorite oral suppository. In this edition, we celebrate the many faces of children as seen in the movies. Your task is correctly identify the twenty five film from which the images were sourced. The first to do so will eventually receive the  coveted and politically incorrect CSR Culture Shock Award. Good luck.




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7 Responses to And a Little Child Shall Lead Them: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, May 2018 Edition, Vol. K – 6

  1. beetleypete says:

    From your intro, it would appear that we have very similar views on children. As an adult, I have generally avoided any film featuring a smiling toddler, or earnest pre-teen. But it strikes me that I have seen some of these films, despite my proclivities. So here goes, in reverse order.
    25) The Night Of The Hunter. (Just reviewed that film on my blog)
    24) No idea. (And I don’t think I want to know)
    23) Twenty Four Eyes. (I think I saw this at the NFT in London, late 60s)
    22) The Cowboys. (Saw that one, John Wayne)
    21) Mighty Joe Young. (The original) (Not 100% but pretty sure)
    20) In Search of The Castaways. (Hayley Mills was annoying in this one. Much better in ‘Whistle Down The Wind.)
    19) One Upon A Time In The West. (I might be the only film fan who doesn’t like that film)
    18) Village of The Damned. (I did like that one)
    17) The Miracle Worker. (Never forgotten that one)
    16) The Fallen Idol. (Now you’re talking, one of Reed’s best.)
    15) I know this Louis Malle film, but as I haven’t seen it, I won’t count it.
    14) Obviously Culkin, but I have only seen Home Alone, and it’s not that. So no.
    13) No idea, but she looks like she could land you in court! (Best not go there, Pete)
    12) Nope!
    11) Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. (The good version, with Gene Wilder)
    10) The Innocents. (Now that’s a great film!)
    09) Once Upon A Time In America. (A personal favourite)
    08) I don’t know what it is, but I do know I never want to see it.
    07) Small Change. (?) A French film I vaguely remember.
    06) Doctor Zhivago. (The hat is a good clue)
    05) It’s A Wonderful Life. (Seen that a few times…)
    04) Cat People? (That’s a shaky one though. Not sure.)
    03) Sure I should know it, but don’t.
    02) The King And I. (Best guess, as it looks right. But I haven’t seen it since I was younger than that boy)
    01) No idea.
    Well, considering I am not fond of child actors as a rule, I will claim a reasonable 17/25.
    (One not sure though, so maybe only 16)
    Yes, 16/25. (And 17 if that was right)
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Alex Good says:

      Your proficiency with these quizzes is scary, Pete. I think 4 is Curse of the Cat People and 18 is Children of the Damned. Most of the others I would never have got. I only wanted to see Patty McCormack!

      • beetleypete says:

        Thanks, Alex. I have just lived long enough to watch far too many films, that’s all. Chandler’s quizzes do tax my brain, which is a good thing, but I wonder how long my memory will last, when he gives my powers of recall such a pounding! 🙂
        I was rather annoyed not to get the ones I missed, to be honest., but as I said, kids in films is not my thing at all.
        Children of The Damned is a sequel to Village of The Damned, so I went with the first film. So you could indeed be right.
        Best wishes, Pete.

      • beetleypete says:

        By the way, did you not try the ‘Nuns’ quiz last month? So many Nun films, so little time… 🙂

        • Alex Good says:

          I was almost totally stymied by the nuns. But for a very good reason: going off your answers I think I’d only actually seen a couple of the films. The only nun movies I watch tend to be the ones set in a convent of vampires, or where the mother superior turns out to be a cruel dominatrix.

      • Both are correct, and Patty McCormack was going to be featured in the header photo but then got bumped because the chosen shot wasn’t clear enough in the dimensions needed. Sorry. P.S., Pete is scary for many reasons. hee hee

    • An amazing fifteen correct. I only got eight right myself.

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