Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Nov. 2021 Edition, Vol. 3000
At a time when it seems that every authoritarian agency, whether governmental or private (with the line between the two often obscure or nonexistent), of substantive public reach is overseen by a firgurehead (whether real or imagined) whose maturity would preclude any advisement to play with matches, lighters or any sentence including the phrase “fiscal responsibility”, we present this month’s chapter of America’s favorite continuing mind-bending soap opera, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you, as always, by those fine capitalists who nourish the world with SKITTLES, America’s favorite breakfast candy. In this edition, unlike those elected by public edict to drop their drawers and mark their territory in what Pierre L’Enfant surely intended as a mental institution for the morally muddled and criminally corrupt, Hollywood’s playful usage of the flammable is entirely decorative and, more often than not, intended to insert excitement into a narrative so lazily conceived that it screams for cheap visceral excitement. To celebrate this happy Hollywood tradition, we present the following twenty five images which graphically depict the danger of allowing a film director within spitting distance of a can of turpentine. Your task is to correctly identify all twenty five films and report the results of your shining exercise in acumen to our diligent staffers who will immediately rush to lunch and leave the computation of reader results to an unconscionably extended period guaranteeing the gnashing of teeth and development of peptic ulcers in all participants, The first to eventually identify all twenty five films correctly will receive the environmentally destructive (we spare no expense in accelerating the inevitable return of the Kingdom of the Cockroaches) CSR Culture Shock Award, the ownership of which will bring immediate expulsion from the attendance of any of the seven hundred and thirty two Hollywood award ceremonies scheduled for fiscal year 2022. (You can thank us later.) Good luck.
Not already identified:
4. The Towering Inferno
6. Mississippi Burning?
11. The Ninth Gate
15. Duck You Sucker?
18. The Dead Zone?
20. The Island at the Top of the World? (probably not)
21. Mark of the Devil?
Leaving some real easy ones on the table here, but I think I got a few.
2. Kiss Me Deadly
5. Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
7. City of the Dead
9. Fahrenheit 451
10. House of Wax
Sadly, most of these are rather too dark for my failing eyesight. But I wish good luck to younger quiz entrants with better vision.
Best wishes, William of Baskerville.
A thousand pardons. Perhaps the next will be more illuminating.
– Louis Braille