I was recently reading a collection of essays by Umberto Eco where he talks (complains, really) about how wristwatches have been replaced by cell phones. Why has this happened? “Technology had invented the wristwatch so human beings didn’t have to carry a pendulum clock around their neck or pull a pocket watch out of their waistcoat pocket every few minutes, and now my friend [with a phone] has to walk around, whatever he’s doing, with one hand perennially busy. Humanity is losing the use of one of its limbs . . . ”
But enough complaining from grumpy old men! Here’s a line-up of watches for you to examine in one of our more challenging quizzes.
See also: Quiz the twenty-seventh: Keeping time (Part one), Quiz the one hundred-and-twenty-fifth: Keeping time (Part two).
Mind if I play through?
11. In Time
In the rough.
Wow, not a one this time! This was a hard quiz!
It is! Have to throw in the really challenging ones every now and then.
Well, this was definitely challenging. How’d you find this many pix of watches anyway?
Back in the day we all wore watches. They were big. Like daguerreotype big. Sometimes you went to the moving pictures just to see them.
I guess I didn’t miss much by not going to the theatres 😀
We called them movie palaces. And they had usherettes! You missed a lot!
Or Interstellar, to use the Canadian spelling.
Not according to my notes. If Fraggle can prove me wrong though I’d have to give it you.
11 is Our Man Flint! (Or In Like Flint). ONE OF ‘EM! 🙂
Our Man Flint!
Hah. That can be my win for the day. 🙂
1) Thomas Crown Affair (Brosnan not McQueen)
2) Mission Impossible 2
3) Hot Fuzz
5) Inland Empire)
6) Knives Out
10) Our Man Flint
14) Minority Report
15) Transporter 3
16) Resident Evil
20) Kingsman The Secret Service
23) Pulp Fiction
25) Easy Rider.
Damn. Very impressive research!
*takes a bow*
BTW I would have gone for Looper if you hadn’t told Dix it was wrong. That was a hard one to find.
Wow, Fraggle is too damn good. As a matter of fact, I know a guy who produced and worked on Narcopolis. Occasionally supplies me with hard-to-find movies. Quite the character…
You buy bootleg DVDs out of the back of a Prius in Towton? From the producer of Narcopolis? Sounds like a movie right there.
Oh, I wish it was a Prius…
It was a hard one this week.