Monday, January 29, 2007

Regurgitated movie quiz

In recent years, before New Times Media lately began gutting them, the Village Voice would run the aptly named "World's Hardest Film Quiz" in its pages. I doubt anyone will get upset if I repost one section of the 2004 quiz here for my readers, who I'm guessing haven't seen - or won't remember - this portion, and who I'm putting on the honor system (no googling). Name the film in which these final lines of dialogue are spoken:

1. "She wouldn't even harm a fly."
2. "The day I left, it was written in the almanac: 'The Fire forces the Goldto move. Extremely favorable for going west.' "
3. "Don't shoot—they're in Switzerland." "Good for them."
4. "Its origin, and purpose, still a total mystery."
5. "If not today, then tomorrow, I will have told someone. I can think about escaping after that."
6. "He was a credit to the fight game, to the very end."
7. "Yeah, maybe our fucking orders will come through."
8. " . . . Cannibal."
9. "Won't you leave me a souvenir. Only a small souvenir."
10. "Alright, Chief, take'em away. I'm gonna go home and sleep with my wife."

Please note that I changed #8 from what originally appeared in print ("...Animal") as I'm certain they were incorrect. Truthfully, I only got #s 3 and 4 right at the time but felt afterward like I definitely should have known 1 & 7. I'll post the answers in the comment section later this week, if anyone actually tries to answer any of these.


BayonneMike said...

#1 is Pscyho, right? That's the only one that's jumping out at me.

Sarah T said...

#10 - Clue! Spoken by Michael McKean as Mr. Green, the not-as-gay-as-we-thought undercover FBI agent!

Chris said...

Both of you were correct, so you will each be treated to a caffeinated doughnut by me at some point in the distant future. Here are the answers:

1. Psycho
2. Ashes of Time
3. Grand Illusion
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
5. Woman in the Dunes
6. Champion
7. The Last Detail
8. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
9. L'Avventura
10. Clue

Yeah that was pretty hard, although I have seen 8 of these (never even heard of "Champion" though). Maybe I should have came up with all-new clues but I'm pretty sure I would need a research grant for that.