Stairway to Heaven (Or At Least To The Mezzanine): Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, June 2018 Edition, Vol. 384
Life has its ups and downs and so do staircases. If you’re looking for a philosophical musing that’s deeper, you’d better consult Bertrand Russell. But in the absence of such intellectual ambition, we present yet another episode of that most challenging of regularly scheduled couch potato mental appetizers, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz brought to you by the makers of SKITTLES, America’s most beloved breakfast candy. In this edition we celebrate that most useful of architectural features used in going from one floor to another (absent an elevator or escalator and not nearly as much fun as a firehouse pole, but I digress), the humble staircase, and its appearances in the motion picture (but without compensation in the form of the same SAG benefits as other inert constructions, such as the cast of “Twilight”). The following twenty images each feature a movie scene in which a stairs are prominently featured, and your task is to identify all twenty films. Sounds easy, but so does cold fusion. The first to identify all twenty correctly will eventually receive the fashionable and lactose tolerant CSR Culture Shock Award. Good luck.
Happy to help. It’s this one. With David Bowie! 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
Bit late to this, so scrolled past the answers from the others. A couple of the images are just too dark for my cataract-obscured eyes, but a few are familiar enough. Here goes, from 1 down.
1) The Money Pit. (Yes, I laughed at Hanks)
2) No idea.
3) The Exorcist.
6) The Comedy Of Terrors. (I share Lorre’s sad eyes…)
9) Sleeping Beauty.
10) Not a clue.
11) Mary Poppins. (I hate that film…)
12) White Christmas.
13) Too dark to tell.
14) (Guess) The Ninth Gate, Johnny Depp?
15) Vertigo. I actually suffer from Vertigo, which is a medical condition, and a not a fear of heights. So Hitchcock got this wrong, and it should have been called ‘Acrophobia’. If he was still alive, I would write and tell him. 🙂
16) The Haunting. (Robert Wise)
17. Flummoxed by that one.
18) The Third Man.
19) Island of The Dead. (Karloff)
20) The Lodger. (That’s Ivor Novello, I love his songs.)
14/20 plus one guess with a so-so stab at Ninth Gate. Better than I expected, with these eyes! 🙂
Now I can look at the answers from the others.
Best wishes, Pete.
OK, I haven’t seen Labyrinth. Thanks!
Hitch should have kept the French title.
Fifteen correct on the first pass. I am duly impressed. One question, you say you have Peter Lorre’s eyes… do you keep them in a jar?
Thanks for the scoring, Chandler. I decided to take Lorre’s eyes out of the jar, and wear them as my own instead. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
Can’t place 7, 10, 16, or 20. What a fun post. Stairs! I love them. I’m surprised you didn’t include Scarlett and Rhett in Gone with the Wind.
Rhett storming up the stairs with that vixen Scarlett in arms was a serious contender for the header image. Or Richard Widmark demonstrating a provocative prototype for the Stairlift system in “Kiss of Death”.
Gosh darn, you scooped me again Chandler! I’ll have to put my own staircase quiz on the backburner.
I think I gathered up some of the low-hanging fruit here, and took some wild swings at a few others.
1. The Money Pit
2. Marathon Man?
3. The Exorcist
6. Tales of Terror?
13. The Uninvited?
16. The Haunting
18. The Third Man?
20. The Lodger
8 looks really interesting. I’m sure I’d know it if I’d seen the movie. Interested to hear where it comes from. I’m sure Pete will be able to help.
Sorry Alex, missed the reply box. Answer above.
All ten are correct. That was a sharp eye you have on #13 as it was a bit contrast obscure. Nice call on #2 as well. I thought that was going to be a toughie. I want to see your staircase quiz!