Film Quizzes: 2017 Films

2017 sure has passed quickly, hasn’t it? It doesn’t seem so long ago since I was selecting my choices for the 2016 Films Post. Have you been pleased with this year’s standard overall? Which films have stood out for either good or bad reasons? Below, (and in no particular order), are a wide range in genre from the past 12 months. How well have you been paying attention? I haven’t seen the latest Star Wars (though will soon), but you’re more than welcome to offer any other suggestions.

Films of 2017 - Film 1    Film 1

Films of 2017 - Film 2    Film 2

Films of 2017 - Film 3Film 3

Films of 2017 - Film 4    Film 4

Films of 2017 - Film 5jpg.     Film 5

Films of 2017 - Film 6    Film 6

Films of 2017 - Film 7     Film 7

Films of 2017 - Film 8     Film 8

Films of 2017 - Film 9     Film 9

Films of 2017 - Film 10    Film 10

Films of 2017 - Film 12    Film 11

Films of 2017 - Film 11 Film 12

Films of 2017 - Film 13 Film 13

Films of 2017 - Film 16 Film 14

Films of 2017 - Film 15 Film 15

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Line(s) of the Day #DoTheyKnowItsChristmas

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And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world at Christmastime

Taken from the charity song Do They Know It’s Christmas by Band Aid (1984). The multi-million selling single was written in response to a severe famine in Ethiopia, and, along with several re-releases, has raised an estimated $150m into different causes. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone.

Gr8at: #ComedyWildlifePhotographyAwards

I love animals, photography and comedy, so anything that successfully combines all three is a sure-fire winner for me. I covered The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards in a post last year so it’s great to add some from this year’s edition too. Especially as the standard is a high as ever. These are my eight favourites, but be sure to check out the official website for more great photos, as well as any possible merchandise that catches your eye.

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Gr8at: #MagicalIceKingdom

I’ve already reviewed Winter Wonderland but just had to dedicate a seperate post for the ice statues. I’ve always seen them as the highlight of my visit, and have posted about them in previous years. And this year’s effort, with the Deep Sea Adventure theme, did not disappoint. Here are my favourites.

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Line(s) of the Day #MadWorld

Tears for Fears Mad World

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere

Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head, I wanna drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow

The opening lines of the song Mad World by Bath duo Tears For Fears, from their debut album The Hurting (1983). As well as being a big hit for the group, a more sombre version of the song became an unlikely non-festive Christmas number one and won an Ivor Novellor award for songwriting, the second for the British band. I also quoted another of their delightful songs here and have tickets to see them live next year.

Things to See: #WinterWonderland

Running for 10 years, Winter Wonderland is a delightful way to celebrate the magical splendour of Christmas. Starting from 7 December, it takes over Hyde Park with attractions including food and toy stalls, rollercoasters and rides, ice statues and an ice rink and ferris wheel.

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Photography: #GiantObservationWheel in #WinterWonderland, London

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The striking 60m Giant Observation Wheel at the seaonal festive attraction, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. I’ve always liked ferris wheels and included previous efforts in my blog. This is the one from Leicester Square, and the two from Vienna are here and here.

Line(s) of the Day #ThePeopleVOJSimpson

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Evidence doesn’t win the day. Jurors go with the narrative that makes sense. We’re here to tell the story. Our job is to tell that story better than the other side tells theirs.

Johnnie Cochran (Courtney T. Vance) in the multi-award winning The People v OJ Simpson (2016). The 10 part miniseries covers the hugely controversial and highly divisive trial of high profile former American Football player O J Simpson, accused of a double murder.

Creative #EssenceofBeauty

Magnetic, electric, eclectic eyes,
That shine like frozen diamonds raised by sunlight,
Decorated by free-falling hair that parades and cascades
With the freedom of flight, that will best strike
Those able to see the beauty within,
that goes beyond mere skin

I’ve quoted countless of my favourite poems, but I do like to share my own work too. The last one, She Loved Me Once, was in June, so I was certainly due.