Quiz the one hundred-and-sixth: Phone booth (Part four)

It’s time once again to put down your cell phone and head for ye olde phone booth, those time capsules of yesteryear’s telecommunications infrastructure. I think you’ll have no trouble making all the right connections, as this is one of the easiest quizzes yet! At least in my estimation.

See also: Quiz the third: Phone booth (Part one), Quiz the fifteenth: Phone booth (Part two), Quiz the forty-fourth: Phone booth (Part three).

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15 thoughts on “Quiz the one hundred-and-sixth: Phone booth (Part four)

      1. tensecondsfromnow

        I like an old typewriter, if that’s what you mean; I guess tyou might be referring to pyjamas or phone boxes. So I think the theme of your quiz it retro and I claim my prize! What’s next, gramaphones? Ear trumpets? Penny farthings?

  1. Tom Moody

    There are over a hundred of these quizzes. The “link” is often-cliched visual tropes from movies that the viewer may or may not have registered as such. I’m curious, Alex, why you don’t give the answers at some later point. Or, as in the old days of print contests, display the solutions in upside-down text. It would be a way to “build a brand,” as the internet marketers say, getting the audience involved to see if they were “right” the next day, or week, or month. (If I had to make a guess, it would be that you are building a slow, monumental indictment of the visual illiteracy of the film-consuming, internet-using masses. Not to educate so much as humble. But at the same time, the purpose might be pure critique, without a need to enlighten regarding content items that are individually trivial but collectively intriguing.)

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    1. Alex Good Post author

      I think your second theory is close to the mark. I also just believe in mysteries that may be without solutions. Of course there is a solution out there, somewhere, but can it ever be finally arrived at?

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      1. Alex Good Post author

        These quizzes are weird, the way they interact with memory. I was thinking “Why did Tom get The Dead Zone and not Scanners?”

        I should say that I am terrible at these quizzes myself, and would most likely never have got Scanners.

  2. Tom Moody

    My 1980s memories of going to the theatre to see mostly bad Stephen King adaptations are indelible. The Dead Zone is better than some but the two-stories-within-a-story structure still bugs me.

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