Film Quizzes: World War 2 Films

After seeing the superb Dunkirk last week, it got me thinking about what other depictions there had been of World War 2. There are some pretty famous ones I’ve left out, which you’re more than welcome to mention in the comments section. I wanted a wide range  that covered different aspects of the war. Fighting on the ground, being under attack under water, aerial warfare, resistance fighters and the struggle within concentration camps among them. See how many you can get. A bonus point if you can guess my favourite among them.

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 1 1. (1940s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 2 2. (1940s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 3 3. (1950s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 4 4. (1950s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 16 5. (1950s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 5 6. (1960s)

WHERE EAGLES DARE 7. (1960s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 7 8. (1970s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 8 9. (1980s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 9 10. (1990s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 10 11. (1990s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 11 12. (1990s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 14 13. (2000s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 15 14. (2000s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 12 15. (2000s)

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Gr8at: One-Liner Jokes

I’ve always liked a good one-liner. There’s a great skill in making you laugh with only a few words. I haven’t quoted any jokes for a bit so thought it was about time I put some up. Which one of these jokes from the web makes you laugh chuckle the most? And if you want even more, why not check out my posts on restaurant jokes, one-liners by comedians and Christmas Cracker Jokes.

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Line(s) of the Day #Shiver

Shiver - Coldplay

So I look in your direction
But you pay me no attention, do you
I know you don’t listen to me
‘Cause you say you see straight through me, don’t you

The opening lines of the song Shiver by Coldplay. From the English band’s debut album Parachutes (2000), it was the follow up to the hugely successful Yellow.  Here’s a photo of when I saw them live, where they closed with this song.

Line(s) of the Day #OnlyFoolsandHorses

A losing Streak only fools and horses

Boycie: (Through gritted teeth) “Well done, Del. Nicely played. Where did you get those bloody Aces from?”
Del: “Same place you got them Kings. I knew you was cheating, Boycie.”
Boycie: “Oh yeah? How?”
Del: “‘Cos that wasn’t the hand that I dealt you.

John Challis and David Jason in the much-loved British sitcom Only Fools and Horses (1981 – 2003, 2014). Set in East End Peckham, it tells of a poorly educated but hugely entrepreneurial market trader who dreams of getting rich. You can see other examples of the show’s humour here and here, with some memorable quotes on poker here.

Things to See: #SoccerSixes 2017 at the 02, London

As an odd number year, there hasn’t been a World Cup or European Championship this summer. While there has been a Confederations Cup and various youth competitions, there’s still been plenty of appetite for more football. And so the first Star Sixes competition was created. Hosted at the 02, it featured 12 countries, including half who come from a nation that have won the World Cup – Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. In China, Denmark, Mexico, Nigeria, Portugal and Scotland there was mostly solid representation too. The even ran for four days, with three groups of four teams. The top two from each group and then the two best third placed teams went through to the quarter-finals. Each team had 11 players in their squad, with only 6 allowed on the field at the same time.

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Things to See: The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

Pink Floyd really are something. Formed in London in 1965 by students Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, the group have gone on to be one of the most famous bands ever. They’ve sold 250 million records worldwide, had 17 UK Top 10 albums (6 at Number 1) and with 5 US Number One albums, are one of the few British bands to truly break the US over a sustained period. But the group has always been about more than chart success, as this exhibition by the V@A Museum in South Kensington demonstrates.

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Film Quizzes: Bank Robberies

Yesterday I watched Baby Driver, about a getaway driver who listens to music all the time to drown out his severe tinnitus. It got me thinking about bank robberies conveyed in film. The dangers, carefully planning, adrenalin rush and huge rewards on offer has long appealed to Hollywood. This one might be tougher than usual, but I’m still curious as to how you do. Answers as always below, with your comments welcome.

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies 1. (1950s)

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies Film 2 2. (1960s)

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies Film 3 3 (1960s)

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies Film 4 4. (1960s)

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies Film 5 5. (1970s)

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies Film 6 6. (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies Film 7 7. (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies Film 8 8. (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies Film 9 9. (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies Film 10 10. (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies Film 11 11. (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies Film 12 12. (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies Film 13 13. (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies Film 14 14. (2010+)

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies Film 15 15. (2010+)

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Photography: Pink Floyd Artwork

The Wall stuff

This photograph was taken in the V&A Museum at the Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains. I will be writing a review soon, but wanted to give you all a taster first with this shot of the artwork associated with one of their most famous albums.