Isn’t Running a Sign You’re Up to No-Good?: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Apr. 2021 Edition, Vol. 26.2

marathon12Isn’t Running a Sign You’re Up to No-Good?: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Apr. 2021 Edition, Vol. 26.2

     With this year’s upcoming cancelled running of the Boston Marathon, there is little reason for the annual Patriot’s Day holiday save for another unexplained day of state government workers not showing up for another day in which they don’t perform their jobs anyway, so… (Ask anyone on the a Boston street the reason for the holiday and you’re likely to get a vacant stare…. then again the same would probably apply with a similar Back Bay inquiry about Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, Columbus Day and Labor Day, so… ) Nevertheless, the former members of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (ostracized for their painfully stubborn resistance to the corruption that was expected of all within the agency) marathongifcomprising invaluable editorial assistance for the CSR home team are working their overtime magic to ensure that no holiday, observed or otherwise will compromise this month’s expected laxity of post scheduling. In the meantime, since we mentioned the Boston Marathon and are desperate to find a theme unconnected to the Muppet currently occupying a certain bleached D.C. residence (talk about yet another federal property which might usefully imprison its tenant with the same razor wire separating good citizens from the Feral Jackals on the Hill), we will proceed with a tenuous thematic attribution in this month’s edition of America’s favorite cerebral mind-melt, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you, as always, by those pioneer spirits who bravely distribute America’s favorite breakfast candy, SKITTLES, throughout Obama’s 57 states. (Obviously mistaking the Republic for a jar of sweet relish. A mistake anyone could have made.) In this edition, we present the humble and traffic obstructing runner as presented in the cinema. Your task is to identify the following twenty five films represented in the images and relay these sparks of wisdom to the CSR Headquarters. The first to do so will receive the invaluable CSR Culture Shock Award, a medicinal totem repellent to government rodents named Fauci. Good luck.


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5 Responses to Isn’t Running a Sign You’re Up to No-Good?: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Apr. 2021 Edition, Vol. 26.2

  1. wimcalp says:

    1. ?
    2. Marathon Man
    3. In the Line of Fire??
    4. ?
    5. Prefontaine
    6. The Warriors
    7. Tell No One
    8. Goldengirl
    9. The Fury
    10. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
    11. Gallipoli
    12. Skyfall
    13. Dirty Harry
    14. Chariots of Fire
    15. Conspiracy Theory
    16. Personal Best
    17. Without Limits
    18. The Naked Prey
    19. Jaws
    20. The Robber
    21. ?
    22. ?
    23. South Pacfic
    24. Billie
    25. Bande a part

  2. Alex Good says:

    Can’t do much to add to Tom’s encyclopedic as always response. A bad day for him is quite beyond what I can manage
    I’m pretty sure 6 is The Warriors. 15 looks like Mel in his big hair days. Conspiracy Theory? That or Lethal Weapon. 18 might be The Naked Prey but it’s a long shot (literally).

    • All three are correct but I’ll leave it to you as to which Mel Movie it is. Nice pick-up on “The Naked Prey”. Did you have binoculars?

      • Alex Good says:

        I was going off the landscape and trying to put that together with the theme of running.
        I was going to do a running quiz at one point only I couldn’t get screencaps I liked because of the movement. You pulled it off. Kudos!

  3. beetleypete says:

    Let’s see how I go. No wine yet, as it’s only 12:30 here.

    25) Bande a part.
    24) Billie. (Patti Duke)
    23) South Pacific.
    22) Nope. (Too dark, except for the white suit)
    21) Nope. (Except it’s in France.)
    20) Der Rauber. (The Robber.)
    19) Jaws.
    18) Nope. (Australia?)
    17) Prefontaine.
    16) Personal Best.
    15) Nope. (Too dark.)
    14) Chariots of Fire.
    13) Dirty Harry.
    12) Skyfall.
    11) Nope.
    10) The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.
    09) The Fury.
    08) Nope.
    07) Tell No One. (Got that on DVD.)
    06) Nope.
    05) Nope. (But looks like Prefontaine again?)
    04) Nope.
    03) Nope.
    02) Marathon Man.
    01) Nope.

    Well, a piss-poor showing from me this time. The wine obviously helps!
    11 Nopes! Shocking! 14 fairly confident answers though.
    Best wishes, Eric Liddell.

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