HORSE SENSE: CLASSIC FILM IMAGES PHOTO QUIZ, MAY 2021 EDITION, VOL. 6 HANDS
If the current pandemic teaches us anything (a supposition which for reasons only a scientific investigation the size of the Manhattan Project might begin to unravel why any enlightenment is foreign to the intellectually and morally bereft elected Beltway political cadre of clowns), it is that whatever assumptions we might have attributed as to the basic worthlessness of a certain two-legged species (identified though now legislatively censored pronoun designations), they are, in reality, far more dire than previously suspected. However dour this realization may have upon initial consideration, further meditation lends itself to a rather optimistic alternative point of view and that is in acquiescence to a comforting surrender to the fact that those post-apocalyptic movie scenarios involving cities suddenly absent of bustling, elbowing, noisome crowds, obliviously rude children and their moronic parents who insist on jamming a wide-load stroller onto a working escalator only to create greater traffic tie-ups than downtown Tokyo at rush hour, are an unconscious and prescient example of cultural wish fulfillment in which the entirety of a miserably unsocial and surly populace is relegated to those phantasmagorical states of limbos so embraced by those same grim science fiction films. Surely, the past year has proven that the company of the four-footed make for far more substantial and loyal companions than anything which both walks erect and is equipped with the opposable thumbs necessary for interminable selfie scanning on smart phones. Which brings us to this month’s edition of America’ most trusted mental laxative, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you, as always, by those diligent purveyors of SKITTLES, America’s favorite breakfast candy. In this edition we turn our attention to the most noble creatures to ever suffer through the humiliation of forced human interaction. We are, of course, referring to the valiant horse whose positively supernal resistance to throwing their rider into the nearest bottomless chasm is proof positive of an incalculable tolerance toward dumb creatures far exceeding that of even the most decorated Saint. The following twenty five images depict the horse in all of their patient nobility as seen on the motion picture screen. Your task is to identify the films from which the images are sourced and report said result to our CSR offices conveniently located in an undisclosed underground bunker somewhere in the Western Hemisphere. The first to correctly identify all twenty five images will receive the splendid (and nourishing) CSR Culture Shock Award, suitable for marking the pathway for marauding armies of red ants. Good luck.
Pete cruising as usual. I really don’t know how he gets so many of these! I got six, all but one of which has been mentioned.
6 could be anything!
12 looks like it should be easy, but I don’t know it.
23 is Animal House.
Yeah, 25 is a picture of the Lone Ranger, but that doesn’t look like Armie Hammer. Is it Clayton Moore? So I can’t say anything besides “some Lone Ranger movie.”
I only rode a horse once. It wouldn’t go where I wanted, and I felt too high off the ground. I had to be led back to the riding stables by a young girl. That was humiliating enough, and now this!
1) Black Beauty. (That’s Jim Carter, I recognise his nose.)
2) Bite The Bullet. (Hackman gives it away)
3) The Misfits.
4) War Horse.
5) Lady Godiva of Coventry. (Maureen O’Hara.)
7) National Velvet. (Rooney and taylor.)
8) True Grit. Original. (Fill your hand, you sonofabitch!)
9) Wizard Of Oz.
10) Cowboy. (Frank Harris)
11) Sleepy Hollow.
13) Breaker Morant. (Love that film!)
14) The Black Stallion.
15) Broadway Bill.
16) Rio Grande.
18) The Electric Horseman.
19) The Red Pony.
20) Hidalgo. (Watched it, didn’t care for it.)
21) Nope.(Looks like a fantasy film of some kind.)
22) Leave Her To Heaven. (Gene Tierney.)
24) The Horse In The Grey Flannel Suit. (Disney nonsense.)
25) The Lone Ranger. (Depp version.)
One guess, five nopes. Nineteen reasonably confident.
Best wishes, Paul Revere.
Well, I’m going to be terrible at this…I recognize most of these images, but I can’t place them…here goes: 25. The Lone Ranger 18. The Electric Horseman 14. The Black Stallion 10. Two Mules for Sister Sarah 9. Wizard of Oz 8. True Grit 7. Black Velvet 4. War Horse