Time for another quiz. I’ve always had a soft spot for the whole teenager/adolescence genre, and unlike last time’s 2018 quiz, have seen all of the ones listed below. Do you have a favourite? How many can you get? As always feel free to share your score, offer any thoughts about the genre or recommend any others that you like.
I’ve been told I’m as good as whistling as I am singing. Which I’ve decided to take as a compliment and use it as inspiration for a post about some of the best whistling songs around. Featuring more one hit wonders than you might think (more here), please enjoy my eight favourite whistling songs that just beg you to join in. Do you have a favourite? Any others that you like?
There simply wasn’t enough space to cover so many great rites of passage films. It is a genre in which Hollywood really seems to revel in. See if you can work out which six films the pictures represent. Feel free to give yourself a score out of six or 18, if you want to add your scores from Parts 1 and 2.
There really are some fantastically original blogathons out there. One that really caught my attention was by the awesome blogger Dell on Movies. He runs a great site and regularly comes up with some really fantastic ideas. His latest one is the challenge of picking eight distinctive film characters to match specific roles within a school setting. I couldn’t say no.
Brian Johnson: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain… Andrew Clark: …and an athlete… Allison Reynolds: …and a basket case… Claire Standish: …a princess… John Bender: …and a criminal… Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question?… Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.
Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwold and Judd Nelson in the film The Breakfast Club (1985)