Noir!: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Feb. 2021 Edition, Vol. .38

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     Being that February is Black History Month and the crew at CSR are noted for their sensitivity to the burning issues of the day, it was decided during the last staff meeting that to designate this month’s edition as a celebration of Noir was a close enough thematic fit to make a glancing acknowledgement of a typically empty calendar celebration while keeping us at arm’s length in becoming embroiled in any of the raucous political boiling points of the day. (Who needs more obscene postage due telegrams from a certain high spirited former barmaid now working behind ironically appropriate razor wire in our fair nation’s capital?) Also, more importantly, it was in keeping with our titling our monthly brain teasers with a consistent level of social noirgif2impudence, and we are lovers of many things, but none more highly prized than impudent condescension. And so without further-  as the great Bard of Avon would put it  -ado, we present this month’s edition of America’s favorite cerebral headsneeze, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you, as always, by those fascinating folk who peddle us our daily supply of SKITTLES, America’s favorite breakfast candy. In this edition, we celebrate, acknowledge and continue to generate considerably visual strain over the beloved cinematic genre of the Film Noir, happily characterized as that slimy cinematic underworld of guys with gats, dames with dangerous curves and enough shadow to make Elizabeth Taylor’s eye make-up livid with envy. Each of the following twenty five images is from a Film Noir production. Your task is to solve the mystery of the true identity of each of the twenty five films illustrated, and then to bring your findings back here to CSR’s Mr. Big. The first to complete the dirty deed will get a payoff of one genuine copy of the CSR Culture Shock Award: more valuable than a sack of brass rings and a sweeter Valentine’s offering than a kisser full of grapefruit. Good luck.

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2 Responses to Noir!: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Feb. 2021 Edition, Vol. .38

  1. beetleypete says:

    25) The Big Heat. (Glenn Ford in the still)
    24) Nope.
    23) Union Station. (Holden?)
    22) Whirlpool. (Preminger)
    21) Where The Sidewalk Ends. (Preminger again)
    20) Nope.
    19) Nope.
    18) Born To Kill. (Elisha Cook.)
    17) I Wake Up Screaming. (Elisha again.)
    16) The Asphalt Jungle. (Heist scene.)
    15) Nope. (Just black screen to my eyes.)
    14) Stranger On The Third Floor. (Elisha yet again!)
    13) Kiss Me Deadly.
    12) Gun Crazy. (Peggy Cummins.)
    11) This Gun For Hire. (Ladd and Lake.)
    10) Nope.
    09) Nope.
    08) Nope.
    07) Black Angel. (Dan Duryea.)
    06) He Walked By Night. (Baseheart.)
    05) Nope.
    04) T-Men.
    03) Nope.
    02) Raw Deal. (O’Keefe.)
    01) The Narrow Margin.
    Nine nopes, and now the need of a white stick. My lawyers will be in touch about the damage this did to my eyes.
    Sincerely, J. Quincy Magoo.

  2. beetleypete says:

    Noir? All dark scenes, with my poor eyesight? I don’t fancy my chances. Back later.

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