Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Monday Quiz VII -- a Beethoven-Free Post

The Monday Quiz VII

Movie Images

All five questions are the same this week: What movie is this image from? Witty remarks or in-jokes demonstrating your familiarity and appreciation of the movies in question will not help your case. They are nevertheless encouraged.




5. Note: If more than three people are able to identify all five films, exclamation points will be issued only to those who give the full, complete name of this last one.

Submit your answers in the comments.

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Anonymous said...

1. "The Graduate" The really odd thing about this scene is that the Kyle McLachlan character in Blue Velvet is hiding in the closet, watching.

2. "Eight Moderately Irate Men"

3. "Twelve Angry Men" wherein the great Henry Fonda says, "Wherever there's a jury, I'll be there..."

4. " Misdial M for Murder" Damn, that mistake really cost me.

5. "Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" wherein Peter Sellers plays an incredible 8 different roles; this feat was only outdone by his own effort in Ben-Hur, where he played all 112,00 extras.

fingerstothebone said...

Hmmm, I should do better than I will do, but here goes:

1. The Graduate
2. Resevoir Dogs
3. Star Wars
4. Duck Soup
5. Dr. Strangelove, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb, or something like that.

Karin said...

1. The Graduate -- Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
2. ? -- hey, isn't that what's his name?
3. 12 Angry Men--(Maybe Henry Fonda would do jury duty for me? You know, if he were still alive.)
4. ? very Hitchcock
5. ? "Look, we're all about to die. Man, and I didn't even get a donut."

d said...

i'm really tired this morning.

1. the graduate - dustin hoffman's character is really wishing that mrs robinson's leg was attached to a turkey

2. reservoir dogs - all 2,000 of the main characters are plotting to kill tarantino because they're all really sick of his motor mouth.

3. 12 angry men? - the one guy in the hat is sad 'cause he thought this was a new year's party not jury duty

4. dial m for murder? - the guy is fantasizing about boneing the person the woman is talking to

5. um. wargames? - all of the people sitting at the table are wondering what crazy thing matthew broderick is going to do next

Dan Nolan said...

1. The Graduate - Here's to the original milf.

2. Reservoir Dogs

3. 12 Angry Men, or a brief description of my many personalities.

4. Rear Window - not sure about this one.

5. Dr. Strangelove - How I learned to love the bomb. (looking at your other responders after having written my answers, I believe that I may have missed a piece of the full title. But Rear Window might be wrong, so I may be screwed anyways).

Rex Parker said...


The Graduate

Reservoir Dogs ("Pup Fiction")

12 Angry Men

Dial "M" for Murder

Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (ew, I may have botched the last part of the title).


Rebel said...

You know, this started out okay, I do actually watch movies... but apparently not the same ones you're watching!

1. The Graduate. I believe Mrs. Robinson is trying to seduce him.

2. Resevoir dogs? It looks like a movie poster I've seen.

3. Twelve angry men?

4. no idea

5. the manchurian candidate?

G said...

OOook, here we go:

1. The Graduate
2. Reservoir Dogs
3. Let's see, how many men are there? Over 9? And they look sorta unhappy... I'm going to go with 12 Angry Men (unless there's a movie about cranky railway conductors doing bald-man marketing research on cigarettes and ties).
4. I so want this to be Clue, but I know better... what I don't know is the title of this movie. Hitchcock? Vertigo?
5. Dr. Strangelove, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

I've now exhausted all of my cinema knowledge, which admittedly isn't much.
P.S. I think your quiz book idea is fab.

mhwitt said...

I seem to lack wit just now, despite my last name. (The previous sentence certainly demonstrates a lack of wit.)

1. The Graduate.
2. Reservoir Dogs.
3. Casablanca (?)
4. Dial M for Murder -- this is probably wrong since I am about 90% sure Diam M for Murder was in black & white.
5. Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb

McGuff said...

- The Graduate - Benjamin is quite uncomfortable at this precise moment, and getting uncomfortabler

- Reservoir Dogs - Can you still get that model of Ray Bans? Boy I'd like a pair.

- Twelve Angry Men - Was Lee J Cobb in it? Not sure. He was in the NYT puzzle twice last week.

- Dang. Dial M for Murder? The phone and color film are the only way I'm reaching this guess.

- Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
One ought to be of a certain age to nail all of these.

Chance said...

1. Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Bancroft? -The graduate.

You're Mr,. White, you have a cool sounding name. Do you want to trade? -Reservoir Dogs.

Hey, lookit this knife I bought at the drugstore! guess you guys are wrong about everything, huh? -12 Angry Men.

Hello? Who's there? A killer, baby! -Dial M For Murgatroyd.

We can't let Rooskies in here! They'll see the Big Board! -Dr. Strangelove, Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

Laura said...

Props for the pop-up comment box!

1. The Graduate
2. Men in Black: The Prequel
3. 12 Angry Men?
4. Death by Strangling
5. The World's Largest Round Table

Michael5000 said...

1. The Graduate
2. Reservoir Dogs
3. 12 Angry Men
4. Dial "M" for Murder
5. Dr. Strangelove, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

And the winners of the MQVII Exclaimation Point are Phineas, who collects his first MQ prize; Chance, who claims his second; and Rex Parker, the first person to bring home a third exclamation point. Congrats all around.

Rex Parker said...

I'm sorry. How did I not win? I was perfect.


Rex Parker said...

Oh wait ... I did win? I'm confused. Do we all get "!"s?

Michael5000 said...

This confirms my feeling that a rules review post is in order. Coming soon.

TomS said...

The Graduate
Reservoir Dogs
Twelve Angry Men
Dial M For Murder
Dr. Strangelove: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

(not too sure about number 4)

Michael5000 said...

TomS: You are entirely correct. But two years late.