Quiz the fourteenth: Needlework (Part one)

No, when I say needlework I’m not talking about sewing circles. The needles here are hypodermic, most often seen in the hands of mad doctors and junkies but also put to more medically approved uses. I think this is a pretty easy quiz this week, but perhaps that’s just because needles make me nervous. I trust that anyone doing this quiz will be made of stronger stuff.

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7 thoughts on “Quiz the fourteenth: Needlework (Part one)

  1. Tom Moody

    11) Human Centipede 2
    –I think I only know this because you wrote about it (sparing me a viewing).
    Jaws and Diabolique seem straightforward but I thought there might be a trick.

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  2. Tom Moody

    Well, there was the “JFK trap” in the Crosshairs quiz. By tricky I meant something like, “bearded Richard Dreyfuss on a boat in a movie other than Jaws.” If I don’t remember a specific scene (and I don’t remember Dreyfuss sucking “Poison” into a syringe), I’m less confident about posting an answer.
    One of the things I find most interesting about the quizzes is the revelation of cliche “tropes” across many films that are forgettable precisely because they are cliches. Someone once said “you know a movie is in trouble when one or more characters is tied to a chair.” (Hmmm, quiz idea?) The same might be said for a gratuitous “needle scene” included to wake up the audience from its stupor.

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    1. Alex Good Post author

      You got me! I forgot about the JFK trap.

      I try to mix up the pictures so that there’s a range of difficulty within each quiz. I think what makes a pic easy to guess is an easily identifiable star or memorable scene. If you can’t recognize a face then that usually ups the degree of difficulty right away (making quizzes like the “Just a note” quiz harder). You’re right about cliché tropes, and this can make identification easier and harder. It might be a throwaway scene in an otherwise well-known movie, which can be confusing. But it can also be an iconic capture of a memorable scene. I mean, number 23 here, come on . . .

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