Quiz the twenty-third: By the book (Part one)

Literature and film have long shared a love/hate, symbiotic relationship. Guess which films these books — not all of them “real” but not all of them fictional, if you know what I mean — are making cameos in.

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12 thoughts on “Quiz the twenty-third: By the book (Part one)

  1. chandlerswainreviews

    Pure guesses on most. But what the heck. How many opportunities a month do I have to look ridiculous? (How many quizzes ya got?) This is a good one, but they all are. Here goes nuthin’:
    04) It’s Alive 3, Island of the Alive
    05) Rushmore
    07) Patton
    09) Georgy Girl
    10) Quills (?) (???????) (Like that’s going to make me right.)
    11) The Brood
    13) La note
    17) Donnie Darko
    18) The Third Man
    22) Misery
    24) House of Games

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    1. Alex Good Post author

      Kurtz is a very well-read army officer! He can even recite The Waste Land.

      I love the Mad Magazine version of Apocalypse Now where he recites Longfellow’s “Song of Hiawatha” instead. Willard complains that he knows that poem and it goes on forever and Kurtz asks What’s the rush?

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  2. Tom Moody

    Those Mad parodies showed no mercy. I still remember 201 Minutes of a Space Idiocy (“what’s this black object? A prehistoric basketball court? A dawn-of-man tape deck?”)

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    1. Alex Good Post author

      I remember that one! I still have my old Mad magazines stored away somewhere. I think I have the Space Idiocy one in a special issue that was a collection of the best of their movie parodies. Mort Drucker was one of the only comic book artists I could have named when I was growing up. I loved his stuff.

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  3. Tom Moody

    25) Zardoz — of course (smacks forehead)

    Drucker is awesome. Another line: [ape throws bone into air; cut to] “I could have sworn a bone just bounced off the spaceship.”

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    1. Alex Good Post author

      Close. That book is in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, but that is not the movie I actually took the image from. I guess I was being a bit tricky.

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