Memorium: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, June 2021 Edition, Vol. 6
In the aftermath of America’s annual amnesia as to the true meaning of Memorial Day aside from the now-popular three day bacchanal celebrated by those nursing that perpetual hangover from the previous weekend’s two day bacchanal, we present with great pride (and more than a little trepidation to express patriotic zeal lest we be tagged as Trump/Putin marionettes by the current touring ensemble of The Karl Marx Follies currently- and ironically -at play at 1600 Pennsylvania) this month’s edition of America’s cerebral answer to post-nasal drip, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you, as always, by those wonderful folk who bring you SKITTLES, America’s favorite breakfast candy. In this edition we turned our jaundiced attention to the the humble cemetery, the eternal resting ground (until greedy local developers decide to use the land for the latest much-needed location of a nail shop/T-Mobile/Stan’s Package Store strip mall) of the dearly departed. The following images illustrate Hollywood’s understanding of the cemetery as not only a place of sorrow and remembrance, but equally useful as a backdrop for underhanded chicanery. Your task is to correctly identify the twenty five films represented in the following images and report your findings to, well… us. (What do you think? Reporting your info to the Senate Intelligence Committee is going to win you brownie points?) The first to complete the challenge correctly will receive the sacred icon known by scholars and certain disreputable people from Newark as the CSR Culture Shock Award, redeemable for a lovely sectional sofa (offer excludes, taxes, shipping costs, custom fees and the cost of the sofa) at our home office located in beautiful downtown Warsaw. Good luck.
Greetings Chandler! I was going to do a cemetery quiz at some point. Can’t get too many of these, but anytime I score five I figure I’ve done well. I think I got five.
3. Shaft’s Big Score!
4. Pet Sematary
8. The Godfather
9. The Third Man
17. Steel Magnolias
20. Plan 9 from Outer Space
22. Night of the Living Dead
23. The Thomas Crown Affair
I’m guessing 10 is some Capone biopic. 18 looks like the cemetery from The Good the Bad and the Ugly but that doesn’t look like a scene from the movie. Pete’s clue suggests Great Expectations for 24. Been decades since I’ve seen that movie though.
I am easing off too much blogging at the moment, so I will let someone else get the ‘glory’ for this quiz, Chandler.
Best wishes, David Lean. (#24)