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Movie Quiz #6: The Answers.

Shot 1:

I can’t reveal the significance of the unicorn, though that’s been fought over by countless movie fans, sci-fi geeks, and comp-lit grad students. From Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982).

Shot 2:

Takeshi Kaneshiro finishes 30 cans of Dole sliced pineapples, the significance of which I can’t reveal either, in Wong Kar-Wai’s Chungking Express (1994).

Shot 3:

“These are the leads. These are the Glengarry leads.” One of my favorite films from the nineties: James Foley’s Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), from the David Mamet play. (Alec Baldwin’s character, whose hands you see in the picture — that’s Kevin Spacey in the background — is not originally in the play, but his character provides something of an extra, if somewhat unnecessary, impetus for the salesmen’s increasingly desperate behavior.

Shot 4:

The boulder in the pool is a portent of bad things to come — in this case, Ben Kingsley, in his portrayal of a coiled cobra — in Jonathan Glazer’s Sexy Beast (2001).

Shot 5:

It’s not just a plot (or hair) twist; it’s also a visual analogue to James Stewart’s spiraling descent into obsession and madness, in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958).

The quiz forms server messed up and I received several blank entries, unfortunately; hopefully it won’t happen next time. Two people guessed four movies correctly: Pat Padua and Brandon.

One person complained about there not being any people in this quiz, so up next: people.