Solo: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Jan. 2019 Edition, Vol. 1

passengers1Solo:  Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Jan. 2019 Edition, Vol. 1

    The act of being alone comes in many forms in the cinema, from a voluntary solitude to an imposed seclusion, with the reaction to such isolation ranging from moodiness to surrendering to the brink of madness. However, anyone who enjoys a long weekend in Boston with the streets magically cleared of a vast majority of the population-  giving the illusion that you havealonegif1 suddenly been blessed with insertion in one of those The Twilight Zone episodes in which the entire population has vanished without a trace, which seems like a bad idea on the program, but encountered in the real world gives one the warm sensation of having won the lottery without buying a ticket  -might think that the feelings of emotional devastation rendered on the Silver Screen are subject to a bit of overreach. Nevertheless, being cognizant that not everyone shares the extremities of antisocial attitudes of we here at CSR, there are many instances in the movies in which the act of being alone brings with it a meditative placidity that some might find comforting, but they’re probably anarchists anyway. And with this awkward (and probably morally inappropriate) segue we bring you yet another in a long line of editions of America’s favorite monthly brain stimulant, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you, as always, by the street pushers of SKITTLES, America’s favorite legally addictive breakfast candy. In this edition we celebrate those films in which characters experience the extremes of solitude whether voluntarily, or more likely, through the cruel hands of fate. Your task, as always, is to identify each of the following twenty five movies and report your finding right back here for evaluation. The first to correctly identify all twenty five films will be the proud recipient of the CSR Culture Shock Award, the only cultural honorarium that can act as both an amenable companion and an emergency flotation device. Good luck.  

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4 Responses to Solo: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Jan. 2019 Edition, Vol. 1

  1. beetleypete says:

    Hmm. A couple that immediately shouted out to me, but some devilish ”could-bes’ too.
    I see you are starting 2019 with your usual desire to give me a headache. OK, I’m off to make myself a large coffee…
    In reverse order.
    25) Invasion of The Body Snatchers. (1978 remake)
    24) Moon. (Got that on DVD)
    23) Papillon.
    22) The Mist. (I actually liked that a lot)
    21) 127 Hours. (Such a dull and boring film!)
    20) The Omega Man. (Loved that at the cinema)
    19) Nope. Annoying, as I feel I should know it.
    18) Monty Python and The Holy Grail. (Doesn’t seem so funny now)
    17) THX 1138. (That deserves a wider audience)
    16) Greed. (A silent film by Von Stroheim. Luckily, I saw this at the National Film Theatre)
    15) Nope. I could guess at any number of ‘man on ice’ films, but no point.
    14) All Is Lost. (Saw that around five months ago, for the first time)
    13) Mad Max 3 Thunderdome. (I didn’t rate that sequel much)
    12) Robinson Crusoe. (Man Friday’s footprint, I think)
    11) 2001: A Space Odyssey.
    10) Into The Wild. (I confess I got bored, and turned it off)
    09) The Conversation. A simply wonderful film. Gets better every time.
    08) The Incredible Shrinking Man. (That scared me a bit at the time)
    07) Lawrence of Arabia. (One of Lean’s many masterpieces)
    06) The Last Man On Earth. (An earlier version of number 20)
    05) The Spirit of St Louis.
    04) Robinson Crusoe On Mars. (I had to keep coming back to this one. I finally used the ‘theme’ to decide it had to be that film)
    03) Man In The Wilderness. (I am going with the 1970s Richard Harris film, as I haven’t seen The Revenant, so only remember that one from the cinema)
    02) The World, The Flesh, and The Devil. (I haven’t seen that since my teens, but it is memorable)
    01) Silent Running. (Who could forget that?)

    So, a ‘new year-hopeful’ 23/25. I will be 67 years old in March, so doubt I will ever live long enough to get a 100% score in your quizzes.
    Happy New Year, Chandler.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Alex Good says:

    I think I actually got a few of these.

    1. Silent Running
    4. Zabriskie Point?????
    6. The Last Man on Earth
    8. The Incredible Shrinking Man
    9. This really bugs me. I saw it just recently. Ugh.
    11. 2001
    12. Robinson Crusoe (1954)
    16. Greed
    17. Looks like the end of THX 1138
    18. Whatever that movie was. Mel Brooks or Monty Python.
    20. The Omega Man
    22. The Mist
    25. Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Happy New Year, Chandler!

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