Solo: 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 have 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.