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viygif2METAMORPHOSIS EDITION:  SEPT. 2014 CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ, Vol. 999

Greetings cinephiles, or Fellowship of Those With Far Too Much Free Time, and welcome to this month’s edition of America’s most persistent irritant not treatable with a topical ointment: the monthly Classic Film Images Quiz, brought to you by Americans For SKITTLES, defenders of the All-American breakfast candy. In this edition we examine life through the prism of that great philosopher David Bowie, who once said “Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes…” (who knows what the rest of the song says as who can understand them kids and their devil music?), which got us here at CSR thinking that indeed life is full of changes, but not half as much as that organic sourdough bread from Whole Foods which premature gorgon_o_GIFSoup.comto its expiration date seems to be a breeding ground for the Andromeda Strain. Nevertheless, there are an abundance of films which deal with the idea of transformation both physical and psychological and this month’s quiz turns its focus to those wonderful movies in which a drastic, and we mean DRASTIC (see how serious we are by the use of capitals?), change takes place in a main character. What doesn’t change are the quiz rules: you must correctly identify the film from which all of the following twelve images were taken. The first to successfully answer correctly will receive the fabulous CSR CULTURE SHOCK AWARD, a prize so invaluable that William Devane has been rumored to be divesting his entire holdings in gold, silver and real estate to horde these coveted jewels. Good luck.

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olivertwistTEACH YOUR CHILDREN EDITION:  AUGUST 2014 CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ, Vol. 222

Welcome back to America’s favorite waste of time and space (that’s SCIENCE 101, baby), the CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ, brought to you by those wonderful folks who foil the Surgeon General’s Recommended Nutritional Daily Requirements by consuming massive quantities of SKITTLES, the All-American Breakfast Candy. It’s the middle of the Summer Vacation, the time when our nation’s dedicated educators are desperately seeking political sanctuary in any moderately friendly nation with indoor plumbing who will grant asylum from those monstrous hordes of feral, vacuous, obscenely ill-mannered and self-serving thugs that we call school age children. Yes, it’s time for teachers to fly the coop and to hope that over the Summer the numbers of the returning numbers of sixth graders will be diminished by natural occurrences (fortunate meteor showers), spontaneous combustion nutty-professor_o_GIFSoup.com(more possible among Satan’s offspring than you’d think) or violations of their parole conditions. So, in the spirit of celebrating that most noble of professions (no, not film critic but you may leave your gift baskets at the door nonetheless), the humble teacher, or so the bullying union pamphlets declare in immense block letters (so you know they mean business), we dedicate this even more humble (and equally simple) edition of our monthly brainteaser. Depicted in the following sixteen photos are scenes from films which choose (for no particular reason) to have as their subject teachers and education in some form. Your job is to correctly identify all sixteen. That’s all. No hidden exams or extracurricular credits given. Being that this quiz is celebrating modern educational standards, the first six (consistent with the number of years it takes the average reader of Chandler Swain Reviews to finish high school, according to a recent WordPress actuarial) correct entrants who complete the task will be awarded the coveted (and slightly radioactive- sorry, we had a slight mishap in the School Cafeteria) CSR Culture Shock Award, seldom given, always pawnable. Good luck.

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0000julynV-A-C-A-T-I-O-N EDITION: JULY 2014 CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ, VOL. 1776

     It’s time to pull out the Coppertone, ship those vile, unwanted kids off to summer camp where they’ll learn life lessons in hiking through poison ivy and the competitive thrill of dodgeball generated compound fractures, and the adherence to stubbornly retained Grammar School calendars by people who haven’t seen the inside of a school since the Truman administration.  Yes, it’s Summer, that special time when dedicated parents drop their kids off at malls and movie theaters to torment others while they pamper their NPR fueled cluelessness with happy thoughts of empathizing with the impoverished people of the Third World by the possibility of sending their own demon spawn to the latest summerwithmonikagif3fashionable Third World hell hole during the next seasonal vacation break from school (aka, extended day care). In the spirit of globe trotting travel and leisure, we present this month’s edition of America’s favorite visual laxative The Monthly Classic Film Images Quiz, now celebrating its fifty seventh consecutive year by the makers of SKITTLES, the All-American breakfast alternative to World Cup soccer. In this edition, we dive head first into the empty pool (ouch) of the world of filmed vacations, a world free from that hillbilly clown car full of moonshine children and goats who always seem to be bouncing off the adjacent wall to your room at Motel 6. Your quest, as always, is to identify the twelve films from which the following still are taken. As always- to keep the eyes on the Prize -at stake is the coveted CSR Culture Shock Award, designation as a third alternative for Miss Delaware and free passes to the next Michael Bay film which is designated Best Picture of the Year by the National Society of Film Critics. Good luck.

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0000jungif1“THE OUTLOOK IS DOUBTFUL”- MAGIC 8 BALL EDITION: JUNE 2014  CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ, VOL. 8

Welcome to another edition of the monthly Classic Film Images quiz. Today we are doing a bit of Spring cleaning by shaking out the cobwebs, emptying the dusty boxes, disposing of the occasional carelessly buried cadaver in temporary graves far too shallow to support the rainy season., which also brings us to this month’s Classic Film Images Quiz challenge. (Brought to you by SKITTLES, the All-American breakfast candy preferred 2-to-1 by those who vanquish their enemies from the safety of an underground lair.) In this edition, not only is your thinking cap required, but your powers of perception and precognition (have your credit card numbers ready, please). The following twelve film images are fromtoomanycrooksgif1 movies which we are contemplating writing about sometime in the near future. In other words, it is up to you to pick our brains (none of which will be admissible in a court of law) and only then will you be capable to solve that greatest of mysteries: the identity of the twelve films from which these images are drawn. Given that this month’s edition of the Quiz lacks the fundamental theme by which all of the other challenges have enjoyed, one might suppose we might provide a few helpful hints or, at least, up the ante as to what we might entice your efforts by way of a really valuable prize. Well, forget that concept, Miss Cleo. As usual, the only enticement is the possible claim to fame as having defeated the world’s most obscurely illegitimate film contest and (here it comes) the awarding of the CSR CULTURE SHOCK AWARD, for which entire empires have fought and died. The first to correctly identify all twelve images will enjoy the award and the basking in the glow of celebrity which naturally follows such an esteemed victory. Good luck.

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MOTHER WAS A ROLLING STONE: MAY 2014 CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ, VOL. 214

     Without falling into an Oedipal abyss, one of the shared characteristics of both America as a nation and the cinema as a universal cultural voice is the celebratory manner in which Motherhood is placed on a lofty pedestal usually reserved for those rare other examples of beloved institutions worthy of unbridled devotion such as steroid infused jocks and serial A-List felons/actors who spend double the time in avoiding rehab and parole officers as snoringapril00gif1 through their performances. The movies have always been a special arena in which mothers are celebrated at the loving givers of Life, the nurturers of the young, the backbone of the family unit; quite disregarding the campaign of terror their rabid progeny inflict upon every coffee house where Chandler Swain Reviews attempts a bit of caffeine infused quiet time to compose unread and unappealing mental dribbles that flow naturally from a harmonious brat-free environment. (When is that silly Seattle-based coffee bean consortium going to follow the numerous suggestions for the Fat-Free Chloroform Mocha Frappuccino for the kiddie’s menu?) So with this exaltation of mindless cultural honoraria and familial subservience in mind, we bring you the latest in a long line of wasteful, unnecessary and environmentally unfriendly competitions, known in the Old World as The Black Plague, but in modern times as the Monthly Classic Film Images Quiz, brought to you by those happy folks who keep the economy alive by hording Skittles, the All-American bomb shelter candy. In this episode, your task is to correctly identify the films from which all sixteen photos are sourced, each being a film which is either a direct celebration of dear old Mom, or at least containing a significant portrait of the maternal instinct at work. The first to correctly identify all sixteen will, as usual, be gifted with the incomparable CSR CULTURE SHOCK AWARD, the world’s preeminent indicator that the mind is a terrible thing to waste. Good luck.

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0000mar2SINEMA CINEMA, FOREPLAY EDITION: MARCH 2014 CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ, VOL. 690

Despite the resultant smoking craters, scattered casualties and ruined lives left in permanent disarray by way of recent unfortunate events- no we’re not referring to the unrest in the Ukraine, but the endurance of yet another Valentine’s Day -we persevere forward with yet another edition of America’s favorite brain teaser (if by “America” you mean the three or four bored or drunk people who stumble across this nonsense in the wee hours before the gin mills reopen):  this month’s  new edition of the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, as usual brought to you by the good folks who make Skittles, America’s favorite brain food, and by those heart neighbors across the Pacific pond from the Land of BCTA1the Rising Sun who brought you Pearl Harbor and then knock-off transistor radios. This month’s edition anticipates the upcoming blogathon, Sinema Cinema (memo from the Cheap and Shameless Product Placement Department: April 1 – 7 at a Chandler Swain Reviews near you) with a dozen photos from films whose erotic content or sexual theme might find expressive representation in said blogathon. However, despite this being a cursory warm-up to a later enterprise, your mission remains the same: to identify the film from which the dozen images find their genesis. Those hardy enough to complete the enterprise successfully will find themselves proud possessor of something which only perhaps modern medicine may find a cure- no, not a social disease, but the ever esteemed if only slightly less significant CSR Culture Shock Award, suitable for framing or exchanging in a ransom situation to very stupid criminals. Guess away and good luck.

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“OUT, DAMNED SPOUSE!”: FEB. 2014 CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ, VOL. 121

     Painful as it may be to admit, the only reason for men and women to interact is to give a boost to Jane Seymour’s post-acting career as a designer of retail baubles feeding the burden men feel in having to humor the whines of insecurity women express in commercials by assuming that men don’t appreciate their magnificence without a constant barrage of jewelry, perfumes, flowers and Caribbean sunsets with buffed young men who curiously don’t seem to be the same guy as the poor dope who initially and thoughtfullybatmanreturnsmichellepfeiffermichaelkeatongif1 paid for the trip as he prematurely collapsed and died of the stress and overwork necessary to max out his credit card in order to keep his lady happy in the first place. Happy Valentine’s Day! Then, we must consider the bond between men and women and the inspiration it has given to such strangers to the Internet as the inimitable Bard of Avon (“How can he be taken seriously if he don’t rite 4 the ‘Net?” inquires the collective wisdom of the computer Gen.) who immortalizes the delicate bonds of innocent love (Love To Be Cherished, declares the Hallmark Card Co. as long as you cough up $3.95 to $12.95 per heartbeat of romantic pining.) in such three hanky tearjerkers as “Romeo and Juliet”, “Macbeth” and “Othello”. The heart may soar with melodies from Cupid’s songbook, but perhaps a more useful application of practical survival skills might be employed in heeding the warning: “Get thee to a nunnery.” The heart goes pit-a-pat. With these appropriately misanthropic holiday ruminations in mind (brought to you by Skittles  the All-American Candy of Romance), we enter into another exciting edition of the monthly Classic Film Images Quiz, celebrating males and females and…. well that’s about it. In the following fourteen movie images, it is your task to identify the films from which each photo is derived. The hardy individual who best asserts their knowledge of the battle of the sexes by identifying all fourteen films will win the coveted CSR CULTURE SHOCK AWARD and perhaps an additional offering under the consideration that February has been designated as truly the month to be forced to give until you’re bled dry. (HINT: Given the circumstances, the obvious choice of “Attack of the Giant Leeches” is not among the illustrated offerings.) Good luck.

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YOU’VE NEVER LOOKED BETTER, NOW THAT YOUR FACE IS PARALYZED WITH BOTOX:  JANUARY 2014 CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ, VOL. 2014

     Here we are again with America’s favorite waste of time, the monthly Classic Film Images Quiz, brought to you by those good folks, the makers of  Skittles, the All-American brain candy. When one thinks of Hollywood, one thinks of glamor (well…also cocaine binges, DUI arrests, two weekend marriages, narcissism, vice and depravity), but for our purposes let’s stick to the glamor stuff. In the old days- sometime before last March, I believe -keeping a stiff upper lip meant something different than today. It meant poise and cool in the face of danger, adversity or unfathomable stressful situations. Today it means collagen injections. However, happily we have the stars of the Silver marlowe_o_GIFSoup.comScreen to lead the way (what, to the plastic surgeons?) in demonstrating shining examples of that old axiom “grace under fire”, that living and breathing (hard to do one without the other) ideal of facing the impossible with a cool head, keen eye and perfectly manageable hair. What follows are sixteen examples of the sometimes stoic, but always (well, almost) sense of calm with which the great figures of the cinema conduct themselves. A lesson to us all. An example for all Mankind. An affair to remember….(oops, went a Bridge Too Far on that one) The following sixteen images are from films which demonstrate, if not every ideal which has been promoted above, that, at least, we carry a lot of surplus material in our image archives. Your task is to put a film title to each image (and then send it to us- the contest doesn’t mean a great deal if you keep the answers to yourself). The first to correctly identify all sixteen will receive the glorious (and fat-free) CSR CULTURE SHOCK AWARD. Not unlike performing your patriotic duty at a voting booth during a national election, you may participate early and often. Good luck.
 
 
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“I’M READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP, MISTER DEMILLE.”:  DECEMBER 2013 CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ , VOL. 1941 (100% SELFIE-FREE)

This month’s festive photo quiz has the good fortune of containing socially redeeming content (we actually have to do this every now and then to excuse the usual crap we serve up) that may actually help those who have to put up a good front when what they receive in good faith under the Xmas tree disappoints (“But gee Dad, I wanted a Camaro, not a a-christmas-story-leg-lamp_a_GIFSoup.coma-christmas-story_a_GIFSoup.comBonneville!”- OK, probably dated ourselves here, but you get the gist.), so let the following be an instructional guide to that good old fashioned expression we call “the poker face” (or, in some of the examples: the poker face as expressed by the inmates of the Asylum at Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Swain), which may carry you through many bouts of selfishness and blind consumerism throughout this holiday season. This little hunk of joy has the same rules: identify all the titles of the films in the following stills, or die. (We just threw that last in there to see if you were paying attention.) The first to correctly identify all will receive the ever-popular CSR CULTURE SHOCK AWARD- won only three times, the last time by two-timer (with all of the connotations that may imply…ho ho ho) and long time supporter Aldora. Congrats babe. Now off with all of you, and don’t get on the bad side of mall Santa…I have it on good authority he’s packing heat.

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000nov0SINCE YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, YOU MUST  HAVE HAD A LOVE AFFAIR WITH BOLOGNA: NOVEMBER 2013 CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ, VOL. 1620

    Here we are, boys and girls, with another exciting edition of America’s favorite duty free brain sizzler: the Classic Film Images Quiz. In this edition, we salute those brave Pilgrims and their future casino managing compatriots who decided to bury the hatchet, smoke a peace pipe, develop a chronic respiratory ailment and have a Thanksgiving meal of berries,jeanne-dielman_o_GIFSoup.com cornmeal, wild turkey and Nicorette. Each of the following sixteen photos is a scene from a movie in which food or drink plays a prominent part. Your assignment, as always is to correctly identify all sixteen films (a copyrighted process known as “getting them right”) and to aspire to attain the coveted CSR CULTURE SHOCK AWARD, only handed out two times in history, which makes it a sight more difficult to obtain than that foil covered bit of chocolate called the Nobel Peace Prize. The first to correctly solve the quiz will receive the award and the animosity of lesser mortals. Congratulations are also in order to longtime participant Aldora who correctly solved both portions of September’s quiz and thus becomes only the second to proudly display the CSR CULTURE SHOCK AWARD in her home, useful in frightening away kids selling Burpee Seeds for valuable prize points and gas meter readers. To the rest of you, good luck.

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IS THAT A TARANTULA IN YOUR CORSET OR ARE YOU JUST SCARED TO SEE ME?: OCTOBER CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ

    Greeting boys and ghouls, once again it is time for another exciting plunge into that pit of darkness, that chasm of quaint irrelevance, that maelstrom of preposterously pitiable possession known as the Monthly Film Images Quiz. As if the prospect of yet another exercise in tedious title tail chasing weren’t gorgon_o_GIFSoup.comenough, this month’s quiz imposes a deeper supernatural imposition (thus the imposing part of the program- pay attention!) as the number of images exhibited for your earnest, but eminently misguided, edification is 18, as counsel with leading scholars, theologians and relative theorists throughout the free world (except for Vermont, which is a totally useless place and is available for sale or rental at our Organizational Malapropism & Scheme Hatchery division in this website) has determined that a cohesion of the numbers 6, 6 and 6 is a far more palatable presentational quantity than its three digit counterpart which might upset the children, annoy the politically correct and make some smart-aleck insist we provide 666 images, which is out of the question as this is an enterprise fueled by extreme laziness and an uncertainty as to whether it’s even legal- with the government shutdown and all. Blame President Eddie Haskell, not me. As for the quiz itself, you will note the rules have not changed and that you are required to identify all 18 films pictured in the following stills; each representing a shuddery, spine-tingling horror feast, or perhaps just a bad movie that’s horrible (I forget). Once again, the pride of the title of Exceptionalism is at hand, and the first to identify (Correctly, if you please. There’s no sense of humor in the judge’s chambers.) all 18 will receive the treasured CSR CULTURE SHOCK AWARD, won by few (only one, actually) and coveted by even fewer. Good luck.

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HISTORY IS OLD NEWS: SEPTEMBER CLASSIC FILM IMAGES

Ah, the good old days. Plagues, extinction level meteors, worldwide armed conflicts, the career of Elizabeth Taylor. OK, so maybe the past was hideous, filled with horrific events that will disturb Mankind until the Sun burns out (Remember “X, Y and Zee”? “The Biggest Game in Town”?), but look on the bright side: tomorrow can only be worse. And so bonnieandclydefayedunawaywarrenbeattygif1with that Hallmark sentiment in mind, its time for another meaningless episode of the Classic Film Images Quiz, brought to you by the good folks at the Smarterin U. Film School, where movie smarts are worth their weight in popcorn. This quiz is a two part puzzle in which every film depicts a significant historical event or period. Your task- and that you have chosen to apply your time to this test of brainpower, automatically demonstrates a tremendous character (good or bad remains to be determined) and a spectacular amount of free time -is to correctly identify all twelve films associated with the following photos, and (here’s the kicker) to list all of your answers in chronological order of each film’s depicted  historical occurrence, from the distant past to the present. All winners will receive a passing nod and muffled whispers of jealous derision on the campus of Smarterin U. Good luck!

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AGE ISN’T A FOUR-LETTER WORD: AUGUST CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ

Despite the best efforts of the Millennials (a.k.a., the Generation Y, as in “Y do they exist?” collective) to dismiss the very existence of anyone over the age of 30 (which puts the elder of their clique against the firing squad wall…sorry kids), there have been an abundance of remarkable performances played by those eligible for the AARP. In an effort to counteract 00Augustthe popular wave of ageism pervading the land by those still living at their parent’s homes, this month’s Monthly Photo Quiz will feature those wonderful actors and actresses who dared to annoy the youth of the world by daring to star in a film, and not be dependent on comic book tomfoolery or CGI enhancement in order to amuse their ADHD addled minds. To further compound insult with injury, this month’s quiz will be 21 photos rather than the usual 12, so those who feel energy compromised might want to take a nap or gulp an energy drink before proceeding. As usual, the first to identify all of the following films will receive a special prize of instant gratification and the knowledge that life isn’t over at thirty (those familiar with the finale of “Wild in the Streets” will appreciate the irony of CSRCULTURESHOCKAWARDthat message). Good luck. And genuflections and kudos to long-time reader quimedelivera for correctly solving the June Classic Film Images Quiz, thus becoming the first recipient of the coveted, oft imitated but never pawnable CSR CULTURE SHOCK AWARD. Congratulations!

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A FACE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS:  JULY CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ

During this month of mindless summer entertainment, it would be a good time to reflect on those glamorous images of yesteryear, those faces that filled the silver screen and our marlowe_o_GIFSoup.comcollective imaginations and helped us forget the jabbering idiots across the aisle, or the imbecile kicking your seat behind you, or that glandular specimen sitting directly in front of you not simply satisfied with being eight feet tall, but also wearing an Australian bush hat. So, as your air conditioner browns out, simply divert yourself by identifying all twelve of the following films. Winners will receive nothing but a secret, misplaced pride and two tickets to the next Kansas City Athletics World Series Game 7. Good luck.

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PORTRAIT OF A PHOTO AS A TRIVIALITY:  JUNE CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ: THE SOLUTIONS

June is the month of Joyce. James Joyce. Actually, any month is a time for good reading, but the pressure of coming up with new and interesting photo categories is really getting grating and if you weren’t so damn demanding and just mind your own business, I wouldn’t rock-a-bye-baby_a_GIFSoup.comhave to go through this Hell of….oh, uh, never mind. This month’s quiz involves a bit o’ the old stream of consciousness favored by avant-garde writers and publishers with very sloppy punctuation checks. The last word of each title will be the first word of the next, until it all forms one long sentence that won’t make any sense, but neither does much of Joyce, so…  The first to correctly identify all of the titles will receive a hardy “Why?” and the reputation as someone who has far too much free time. Good luck! THIS JUNE CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ WASCSRCULTURESHOCKAWARDCSRCULTURESHOCKAWARD SOLVED BY LOYAL READER AND CINEMA BRAINIAC quimedelivera WHO IS THE PROUD (a.k.a. INVOLUNTARY) RECIPIENT OF THE PRICELESS RELIC KNOWN AS THE CSR CULTURE SHOCK AWARD. CONGRATULATIONS ON A FINE EFFORT AND A LIFE WELL SPENT.

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A NAME BY ANY OTHER FACE: MAY CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ/ THE SOLUTIONS

May being the month of Memorial Day, let us expand the concept of remembrance and include all biographical films in comprising this month’s film photo quiz in which you are once again asked to identify the following twelve stills, only this time, in keeping with ourin-cold-blood_a_GIFSoup.com inflationary times, there are three parts to the puzzle. All willing are expected to (1) name the film, (2) name the subject character of the film and (3) name the actor who plays that subject. As usual, all correct entries will be scrutinized by our crack staff of scholars from the hallowed halls of the Smarterin U. Film School. Anyone who correctly identifies all thirty six portions of the puzzle will achieve fame, fortune and a sense of superiority to all Mankind, though somewhere else. Here, if you’re lucky, you might get a shrug and an almost sincere “well done, I suppose.”

#1 REMBRANDT, Rembrandt van Rijn, Charles Laughton00may1

#2 VALENTINO, Rudolph Valentino, Rudolf Nureyev00may3

#3 SERPICO, Frank Serpico, Al Pacino00may2

#4 THE STORY OF ADELE H., Adele Hugo, Isabelle Adjani 00may9

#5 OCTOBER SKY, Homer Hickam, Jake Gyllenhaal00may4

#6 HILARY AND JACKIE, Jacqueline du Pré, Emily Watson00may10

#7 AMERICAN SPLENDOR, Harvey Pekar, Paul Giamatti00may12

#8 HOUDINI, Harry Houdini, Tony Curtis00may7

#9 THE JOLSON STORY, Al Jolson, Larry Parks00may5

#10 PRICK UP YOUR EARS, Joe Orton, Gary Oldman00may8

#11 HENRY AND JUNE, Henry Miller & Anaïs Nin, Fred Ward & Maria de MedeirosMSDHEAN EC001

#12 SILKWOOD, Karen Silkwood, Meryl Streep00may0

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LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!: JANUARY CLASSIC FILM IMAGES/ THE SOLUTIONS

With Winter nipping at the heels there seems no better time to recall those great films in which snow, ice and snugglin’ with a spiked mug of cocoa inspired holiday cheer and depressed fourth quarter retail sales numbers. (Sorry Jordan Marsh, but no one reallythe-sweet-hereafter_a_GIFSoup.com wanted the exclusive set of macrame luggage.) Your goal is to get out of that pesky nor’easter, dust off the frostbite and join Al Gore’s “no I wasn’t wrong about global warming- that’s a warm blizzard out there” cult by identifying all twelve of the following cinema images; films that take place in or feature important sequences in snow and ice. Good luck, and remember…when throwing a snowball at the landlord, don’t forget the cue ball in the center, for balance and a more accurate toss.

#1 DOWNHILL RACER03

#2 LETTER NEVER SENT011

#3 THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD02

#4 QUINTET01

#5 THE WHITE HELL OF PITZ PALU04

#6 SMILLA’S SENSE OF SNOW06

#7 THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS05

#8 THE SHINING07

#9 ALEXANDER NEVSKY012

#10 A SIMPLE PLAN09

#11 DOCTOR ZHIVAGO010

#12 WHERE EAGLES DARE08

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OCTOBER CLASSIC FILM IMAGES: FOR GUYS AND GHOULS OF ALL AGES/THE SOLUTIONS

   October, bringing the annual season of Halloween, witches, warlocks and nausea inducing candy corn, is a perfect time to slide down the secret staircase bannister to the bubbling cauldron of Memory Lame and relive the glorious moments which terrified and made you watch a film from underneath a blanket or eye covering fingers. You assignment is to identify all 13 of the spooky films from which the following hallucinations emanate. As always, the winners of such an enterprise will receive boxes of raisins, cans of mushroom pieces, a soggy bag of coffee grounds and anything else we here at CSR can extract from the depths of our cupboards to fill your Halloween bags with the rich aroma of an off season room at our favorite Cornwall castle equipped with ghostly apparitions and decaying nests of vole.

#1 THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS

#2 NIGHT OF THE DEMON/CURSE OF THE DEMON

#3 VIY

#4 MARK OF THE DEVIL

#5  PSYCHO

#6  THE RAVEN

#7  CIRCUS OF HORRORS

#8 HAXAN

#9 REPULSION

#10 X (THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES)

#11 BLOOD FOR DRACULA (ANDY WARHOL’S DRACULA)

#12 THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES

#13 KWAIDAN

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aa99No More Undocumented Aliens!: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, August 2016 Edition, Vol. 30,000,000

    If we have learned anything from this election season, it is that it has never been more imperative that the sanctity of national borders must be subject to serious and intensive scrutiny regarding the problem of stemming and reversing the uncontrolled flow of unwanted aliens into our streets, towns and neighborhoods. It’s time to keep the unwanted, unwelcome and unexpected gatecrashers out of our living rooms and back to their own places of origin, since- as evidenced by all of the available data  -they are a continuous burden on our secure social order and a drain upon our law enforcement resources. The immediacy of this plea toward protecting our very way of life brings usaa9 directly to the subject of this month’s Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you by the patriotic consumers of SKITTLES, America’s favorite terrestrial breakfast candy. In this edition, we focus on Hollywood’s frustratingly unheeded warnings against these trespassing invaders who make a mockery of our way of life and generally create havoc that generally calls for a great deal of strenuous mopping up and repair work. Each of the following thirteen images features an occasionally cleverly disguised xenomorph who rudely decided to visit without the courtesy of even a phone call. Your task is to identify the film from which each image has been sourced and report your findings to both this site and ICE. The first to correctly identify all thirteen images will receive the coveted CSR Culture Shock Award, possession of which is generally considered the only reliable documentation that one is from the right side of the Van Allen Belts. Good luck.

01)  The Brother From Another Planetaa6

02)  Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)aa2

03) The Blob (1958)aa10

04)  The War of the Worlds (1953)aa5

05)  Mars Attacks!aa17

06)  The Thing From Another World (1951)aa4

07)  Starmanaa85

08)  Cocoonaa75

09)  Man of Steelaa11

10)  Quatermass and the Pit (Five Million Years to Earth)aa31

11)  Lifeforceaa99

12)  The Man From Planet Xaa39

13)  The Andromeda Strainaa25

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july0aIt’s My Party: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, July 2016 Edition, Vol. 54

      In these days of American celebration, let us not forget those attributes of the human spirit which have helped cement our nation as the place of dreams, the cradle of free and independent action, and, of course, the birthplace of the celebration of almost anything at the drop of a hat or the merest suggestion of a group gathering in which no one has cab fare. This spirit is, of course, of the eighty proof variety, which if imbibed in sufficient quantity, is potent enough to render common sense null and void. (For an illustrative july0gifreference point, see the James Comey announcement of the Clinton Investigative findings.) With this time honored tradition of voluntary surrender to celebratory grossly negligent behavior (correction: extremely careless) in mind, we welcome you to yet another episode of America’s favorite monthly mental aphrodisiac, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you by those wonderful folks who manufacture and distribute SKITTLESAmerica’s anti-Communist breakfast treat. In this edition, we celebrate the celebration: movie gatherings of friends and colleagues in the form of dinner parties, galas and anarchic orgiastic excesses (just kidding about the latter, though we probably have your attention). The following twelve images, each feature a scene of a celebratory gathering. Your job is to determine from which film each image has been taken. The first to solve the mystery will receive the coveted CSR Culture Shock Award, which automatically confers immunity from unbiased investigation from the FBI, no matter how blatant and unapologetic the offense. Good luck.

01)  Singin’ in the Rainjuly0502)  Romeo and Juliet (1968)

july0603) The Wild Partyjuly016

04)  Ropejuly08

05)  All About Evejuly02

06) Breakfast at Tiffany’sjuly04

07)  The Big Countryjuly017

08)  The Fearless Vampire Killersjuly015

09)  The Chase (1966)july014

10)  Beetlejuicejuly012

11)  Eyes Wide Shutjuly03

12)  Back to Schooljuly07

13)  Carrie (1976)july013

14)  Hannah and Her Sistersjuly019

15)  McLintockjuly018

16)  All That Heaven Allowsjuly09_______________________________________________________________

june2016bJune Brides:  Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, June 2016 Edition, Vol. 121

     During the month of June, we engage in the annual observance of a wide variety of events: academic graduations leading to a closer inevitability with unemployment, disillusionment with the realities of life and despair, the anniversary of D-Day, the day when the Boston Celtics are generally mathematically eliminated from the championship  for the next season, the full flowering of the summer movie season in which the nugget of sardonic wisdom  “there’s a sucker born every minute” is proven with horrifying regularity, another monthly period in which june2016cthe Clinton Family-  not unlike the Corleones  -is likely to engage in their continuous calendar of felonious behavior (lock up your daughters and your savings accounts!), and, perhaps most cheerily, the emergence of the beautiful June bride. Which brings us this month’s edition of America’s favorite post-mortem time killer, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you this month by the makers of SKITTLES, America’s favorite breakfast candy and, 3 to 1, the chosen substitution for wedding rice. In this edition we celebrate the glowing image of the blushing bride as depicted in the cinema. The following twelve images are taken from films in which a lovely lady in white is prominently featured. Your task, as always, is to identify the films from which the dozen images originate. The first to do so will receive, as always, the CSR Culture Shock Award, NATO’s first line of defense, and a pretty nifty bauble to adorn the fireplace mantel. Good luck.

01)  Goodfellasjune2016h

02)  Fiddler on the Roofjune2016f

03)  Funny Facejune2016g

04)  Guys and Dollsjune2016i

05)  The Deer Hunterjune2016d

06)  Mamma Mia!Film Title: Mamma Mia!

07)  A Weddingjune2016e

08)  Gone With the Windjune2016n

09)  Robin Hood, Prince of Thievesjune2016m

10)  Sense and Sensibilityjune2016k

11)  Funny Girljune2016p

12)   …And God Created Woman (1956)june2016r________________________________________________________________

may10Life in Bloom:  Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, May 2016 Edition, Vol. 111

    Despite the grand apocalyptic allusions to global warming, orbital rotational shifts or the mysterious shortage of stylishly lapelled union suits, there can be no question that Spring is in the air; along with a range of unsavory toxic particulates wafting over from our global neighbors in Beijing, whose daily motto of: “If you can see it, then you know what you’re maygif11breathing”, has, for popular recognition and marketing favorability rankings, just recently eclipsed that most recognized advertising slogan for Bottled Ganges Spring Water: “Refreshment with only the slightest suggestion of urine”. This, of course, leads us directly to this month’s highly anticipated edition of America’s favorite decaffeinated stimulant, the Monthly Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you-  as always  -by those magical pixies who manufacture SKITTLES, America’s breakfast candy, and the #1  I.O.C. recommended Zika virus preventative nutritional supplement. In this edition, being that we are a sustainably green site (well, at least when we indulge in a wee sip of crème de menthe), we turn to films which feature our friends in the floral realm; those delicate, colorful sprouts which sustain and engage the happy bumble bee who diligently labor to produce enough honey so that we might soak our morning flapjacks (still a felony in certain counties of Alabama). The following twelve images are painfully removed from films in which a bit of Mother Nature’s pollen pushers are present. Your task, as always, is to identify the twelve films; the first to do so will receive the hypoallergenic CSR CULTURE SHOCK AWARD, useful in the warding off of evil spirits and easily doubling as a substitute croquet mallet. Good luck.

01)  South Pacificmay5

02)  Frankie and Johnny (1991)may12

03)  Werewolf of Londonmay1

04)  Green Snakemay7

05)  An American in Parismay3

06)  The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)may2

07)  Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)may9

08)  The Makioka Sistersmay8

09)  Elvira Madiganmay6

10)  What Dreams May Comemay20

11)  Enchanted April (1991)may19

12)  My Fair Ladymay13________________________________________________________________

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