Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Monday Quiz XLIII

Black and White Movies

The following are stills from famous and/or critically acclaimed B&W movies. Name 'em. NOTE: Possibly kind of hard.






Submit your answers in the comments.


Elizabeth said...

I knew if I stayed up just a few minutes longer I'd be first in line for a series of complete guesses. Movie maven, me? No.

1. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and this is the one where she says "put your lips together and blow" isn't it? Not that I've ever seen it. Is it "On The Waterfront"? God knows why that one came into my mind.

2. Okay, the dog is Asta, and I only know that because I do crosswords a lot. Myrna Loy, but I'm spacing on the guy's name, and the only movie title appearing in my brain is "The Thin Man" so there you go.

3. Um. "My Beautiful Laundrette"?

4. Rocky I. Why not. I never saw any of the movies but it's a boxing ring, so what the hell.

5. No, wait, THIS is "My Beautiful Laundrette." I do not know what significance electrical tape plays in the Jewish calendar though.

As I go reeling off, defeated again - if only you'd done FOREIGN B&W. I would have known "Les Enfants du Paradis" and "Metropolis".

More popcorn!

Anonymous said...

1 / Key Largo
2 / The Thin Man
3 / Diner
4 / Raging Bull
5 / Schindler's List

Way hard.

Rebel said...

The only one I think I know is #3... but I can't remember the name of it. Jay and Silent Bob are in it. Or I could be completely wrong.

Rebel said...

I promise I didn't look it up - Clerks for #3?

The Calico Cat said...

#5 - Pi?
If not I am very embarrassed...
Not many moves have tefillin - aka electrical tape...

Take a look at what I found in full living color: AKA Mr. 5000 made.

Jennifer said...

Dunno about the films, but I'm delighted to see the Labyrinth link. How awesome--and with full credits as well!

Cartophiliac said...

1. Key Largo
2. The Thin Man
3. Taxi Driver
4. Raging Bull
5. The Jazz Singer

d said...

1 casablanca
2 casablanca
3 casablanca
4 casablanca
5 casablanca

it's the only b/w movie i can think of right now. oh. and citizen kane, but i don't think any of them are it either.

G said...

1. The Big Sleep
2. The Thin Man (hee!)
3. Clerks??
4. Raging Bull
5. Schindler's List

Becky! Where is Becky! She should know all these.

DrSchnell said...

1. Key Largo
2. Is that Orson Welles? If it is, how about the Magnificent Ambersons?
3. Clerks
4. Raging Bull
5. No clue. How about, um "Bondage in the Time of Cholera?". Except with Jewish people.

Anonymous said...

Uh, five fairly wild guesses.
1 The Big Sleep
2 The Thin Man
3 Clerks
4 Raging Bull
5 The Wizard of Oz (Director's Cut)

Rex Parker said...

big sleep
thin man
raging bull
schindler's list (nearly said "down by law"!)


Kritkrat said...

OMG. I SUCK AT YOUR QUIZZES!! I thought I'd know some of these, but I DON'T!! :(

Kritkrat said...

#3 does look like Clerks!! And that is NOT Schindler's List!! Unless there is an older version...

Anonymous said...

1. Key Largo? (I can't get that damn song out of my head now).
2. The Thin Man (or a sequel)
3. Clerks
4. Raging Bull
5. My Beautiful Laundrette (A young DDL is my only clue).

Anonymous said...

1. Key Largo or Cassablanca ... Key Largo
2. The Thin Man
3. Clerks?
4. Raging Bull
5. no idea

When I see these stills, I miss late late television.

Michael5000 said...

OK, here's the deal:

1. The Big Sleep (M5K Review here)

2. The Thin Man

3. Clerks

4. Raging Bull

5. Pi

Michael5000 said...

So, with four out of five, we've got three winners of the MQXLII E.P.:

The lovely G, recently reemerged in blogland to the delight of all, takes her 3rd E.P.

The lovely Mrs.5000 extends her lead on the all-time list, claiming Exclamation Point #17.

And the lovely Rex Parker, the King of Thursday, makes a visit to Monday to pick up his third piece of bling from the other L&TM5K Quiz.

Special nod to Calico, who recognized the trippy 90s film "Pi."

Michael5000 said...

@Calico: Good spot on "Pi." And kind of amazing spot on the other. How did you happen to see that?

@d: I'm tricky, but I'm not THAT tricky....

@G: Indiana, I think.

@DrSchnell: Nice Hail Mary.

@Mrs.5000: Couldn't have been THAT random....

@Rex: Almost USED Down By Law. Forgot about it when I was collecting images, though.

@Kadonk: No worries. I suck at them too.

@Critical Bill: Here's looking at you, kid! Here's to all the things we did!

@boo: Oh my God! Did television die?

The Calico Cat said...

I flickr daily - using "quilt" as a my search guide. Jerry got a nice shot of your quilt & it was nice to see it appropriately credited. I used to do that, so I know the extra bit of effort that it took. With my Luck (It has happened) Michael would have e-mailed flickr & told them that I was violating he copyright - so I quite giving credit to those snooty "Art quilters.

Yes, Pi was very trippy...

I haven't been this happy to have failed a quiz so miserably... (Hey, I was the only on to get that one right, right?)