Gr8at: Wonderful Colour Sporting Photographs

There were some incredible shots in the black and white sporting photographs post, but here are eight different sports, this time using colour. Do you have a favourite of the eight? Which do you think was the most impressive?

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Gr8at: Wonderful Black and White Sporting Photographs

I’ve always had a huge passion for photography and sport, so having a post that combined the best of the two was an idea I just had to carry out. As there so many great sporting photographs I’ve decided to separate them into two posts, starting with black and white images. Do you have a favourite of the eight? Has there ever been a sporting moment you wish you had been able to take a photograph of?

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Film Quizzes: Previous Best Picture Winners from the 1930s Onwards

With the 87th annual Academy Awards, there’s no way I couldn’t do a quiz to celebrate. I just had to top last year’s themed quiz. And so today’s quiz isn’t just a regular six films, but a bonus special with a film each from the past seven decades.  Any predictions for this year? Any notable omissions from any of the lists? As always feel free to share any thoughts or comments under the answers below.

Film Quiz - Previous Best Picture Winners from each decade Film 1  (1930s)

Film Quiz - Previous Best Picture Winners from each decade Film 2  (1940s)

Film Quiz - Previous Best Picture Winners from each decade Film 3  (1950s)

Film Quiz - Previous Best Picture Winners from each decade Film 4   (1960s)

Film Quiz - Previous Best Picture Winners from each decade Film 5  (1970s)

Film Quiz - Previous Best Picture Winners from each decade Film 6  (1980s)

Film Quiz - Previous Best Picture Winners from each decade Film 7  (1990s)

Film Quiz - Previous Best Picture Winners from each decade Film 8  (2000s)

Film Quiz - Previous Best Picture Winners from each decade Film 9  (2010s)

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Foreign Favourites: Stranger by the Lake

Time for another entry to the Foreign Favourites series thanks to the very awesome Wendell at Dell on Movies. You should definitely pop over. Wendell has a perceptive and detailed way of writing and has plenty of fantastic features and blogathons. Here is his take on the French thriller/drama Stranger by the Lake.

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Directed by Alain Guiraudie.
2013. Not Rated, 97 minutes.
Pierre Deladonchamps
Patrick d’Assumcao
Christophe Pauo
Jerome Chappatte
Mathieu Vervisch
Gilbert Traina
Emmanuel Daumas

Quick Synopsis: (IMDB)

Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel. An attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.

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Gr8at: JD

Medical comedy Scrubs had a large ensemble, but the geeky, needy and oddly charming John ‘JD’ Dorian always tended to have the best lines. Here are eight examples of just how memorable he was. Feel free to let me know if you have a favourite, any thoughts on the show or any other lines you really liked.

JD

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Film Quizzes: Racial Tensions Part 2

There were some hugely powerful films about racial tensions in the 20th century as mentioned in Part 1, but this century has also provided plenty of memorable, provocative and reflective films on the same theme. How will you do? As always, please feel free to comment on how you’ve done, any thoughts on any of the films or any notable omissions.

Film Quizzes - Racial tensions part 2 film 1  (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Racial tensions part 2 film 2 (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Racial tensions part 2 film 3  (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Racial tensions part 2 film 4  (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Racial tensions part 2 film 5  (2010s)

Film Quizzes - Racial tensions part 2 film 6  (2010s)

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