Things to See: Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition Part 2

There was so much to see at the Design Museum’s celebration of the works of Stanley Kubrick 20 years after his passing, that one post was never going to be enough to cover all the fantastic stuff inside.

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Here's Johnny

Here’s Johnny!

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) in the horror phenomenon The Shining (1980). Famously based on a Stephen King novel, it tells of an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who starts to lose his sanity amidst the confines of an isolated hotel.

Film Quizzes: Fictional Writers on Screen

I haven’t created any film quizzes for a while, so it’s definitely time for a new one. I have been reading a lot recently, so the idea of writers on screen seemed an apt choice for the current post. No need to remember the name of the ficitonal writer involved, but can you guess the films below? Feedback as already welcome.

Writers Film 1 Film 1

Writers Film 2 Film 2

Writers Film 3 Film 3

Film Quizzes - Classic films that initially recieved lousy reviews Film 4 Film 4

Writers Film 4 Film 5

Writers Film 5 Film 6

Writers Film 6 Film 7

Writers Film 7 Film 8

Writers Film 8 Film 9

Writers Film 9 Film 10

Writers Film 10 Film 11

Writers Film 11 Film 12

Writers Film 12 Film 13

Gertrude Stein Midnight in Paris Film 14

film-quiz-tom-hanks-film-15 Film 15

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Film Quizzes: Classics that left the critics cold

I’ve been extremely busy so haven’t been to the cinema much or reviewed many films recently, but I’m not letting that get in the way of another quiz. Especially on a topic I’ve always taken a big interest in: films lambasted on release that have since become classics. Do you have a favourite among the six below? Is there a film you love but was left the critics unimpressed? As always the answers are below and your scores and comments are always welcome.

Film Quizzes - Classic films that initially recieved lousy reviews Film 1 Film 1 – 1940s

Film Quizzes - Classic films that initially recieved lousy reviews Film 2 Film 2 – 1950s

Film Quizzes - Classic films that initially recieved lousy reviews Film 3 Film 3 – 1960s

Film Quizzes - Classic films that initially recieved lousy reviews Film 5 Film 4 – 1960s

Film Quizzes - Classic films that initially recieved lousy reviews Film 4 Film 5 – 1980s

Film Quizzes - Classic films that initially recieved lousy reviews Film 6 Film 6 – 1990s

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Film Quizzes: Snow

Christmas has gone, the New Year and Epiphany too, but it’s still Winter. And that means for most of us it’s still pretty cold. And for more than a few of us that can mean snow, a type of weather that’s been represented in all kind of non-Christmas films. How well will you do in the quiz that covers everything from thrilling and funny to sweet and sinister? As always, please feel free to share your score and any further comments you have.

Film Quizzes - Non-Christmas snow film 1  (1960s)

Film Quizzes - Non-Christmas snow film 2  (1980s)

Film Quizzes - Non-Christmas snow film 3  (1980s)

Film Quizzes - Non-Christmas snow film 4  (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Non-Christmas snow film 5  (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Non-Christmas snow film 6  (2010+)

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Film Quizzes: Horror

I will be very soon writing up The Exorcist as a review for the very fantastic Silver Screen Serenade as part of her 2014 Resolutions series. In tribute to the genre, here are a maverick set of horror films covering decades. Try and work out the six spine-tingling, bone-chilling films below if you dare…

Film Quizzes - Horror Film 1 (1960s)

Film Quizzes - Horror Film 2 (1970s)

Film Quizzes - Horror Film 3 (1980s)

Film Quizzes - Horror Film 4 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Horror Film 5 (2000+)

Film Quizzes - Horror Film 6 (2000+)

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