A Movie Quiz

November 21, 2014

A Movie Quiz

If you are a movie buff and want to have a go
At trying to find some famous films in the lines below
I’m sure you’ll find it easy cause I’ve tried to list the best
And if you spot a hundred, I’ll say you’ve passed the test

So hurry for the gold rush if you’re singing in the rain
Dial M for murder with a puppet on a chain
Switch of all the city lights while kissing Dr. No
Goodfellas are on the prowl though some have vertigo

The taxi driver’s flirting with the graduate from Spain
Who’s sleeping with the enemy as well as citizen Kane
Charging like a raging bull who has been cast away
With a million dollar baby on a Roman holiday 

The Godfather and ET said that Annie Hall was cool
Lawrence of Arabia confessed she made him drool
I guess like me some like it hot with strangers on a train
I loved La Dolce Vita though scarface sniffed cocaine 

In a streetcar named desire we made our great escape
And the gangs of New York wondered if King Kong was an ape
We sailed to Casablanca and flew to Notting Hill
And tried to kill a mocking bird who told us to kill Bill 

We did not want to die hard with all the President’s men
While Kramer vs Kramer thought of star wars now and then
They said that one flew over the cuckoo’s nest at four
And Lincoln found Mackenna’s gold with Dr. Zhivago 

The sound of music beckoned and so did Malcolm X
With some psycho caught in traffic which I must say was complex 
Avoiding all the Mean streets Rambo used his fist
Argo caught the fugitive while checking Schindlers List 

In the shining light of skyfall finding Nemo was a joke
The wolf of wall street reckoned that the lion King was broke
The raiders of the lost arc who walk the line were gone
With the wind which blew over the black swan in the morn

We gatecrashed to the party with Erin Brokovich
Who liked the French connection but not the seven year itch
Ben Hur emailed Forest Gump to witness sister act
And my fair lady spanked the kid who said the mirror crack’d 

Our last tango in Paris was just where eagles dare
And not about the fight club or the Thomas crown affair
So use your basic instinct like Thelma and Louise
A Pretty woman’s saving Private Ryan whom she’ll tease 
The hunt for red October had ended in a crash
Eyes wide shut the terminator tried his best to splash
The silence of the lambs seemed like the day the earth stood still
Hiding from the blade runner who sang songs in Nashville

The titanic survivor saved the dark knight and the ghost
While JFK and rain man said Goldfinger liked to boast
They fried a fish called Wanda and killed a few good men
Wanted to pulp fiction with the body guard at 10

The pink panther said breakfast at Tiffany’s could wait
Until dark in cold blood where dead men walking skate
Dancing on the waterfront were beauty and the beast
Who liked the colour purple   and the Les Miserables priest 

To make their way to China town they changed their avatar
The grapes of wrath and lilies in the field were in a jar
Capote said the clockwork orange made him want to squeal
Unlike the fiddler on the roof who would not seal the deal

Your game is almost over so let's check if you've won
No matter what your score is I hope you had some fun
I’ll click you kiss your Oscar amidst the loud applause
The walk of fame will see your name, not Steven Spielberg’s jaws.

By Anita Britto, Auckland
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Comment on this article

  • Avinash Saldanha, Belman/Dubai

    Wed, Nov 26 2014

    Unparalleled Anita, look forward for many from you of the same caliber.

  • Richard Lewis, Udyavar/Bangalore

    Mon, Nov 24 2014

    Great poem Anita, loved it

  • Dr.Pamela.Pinto, New Zealand, Kuwait

    Mon, Nov 24 2014

    Anita ! absolutely loved and thoroughly enjoyed it! reading the rest of your wonderful work too :)
    Here's to more from you!

  • Vinson Vaz, Kadri, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Nov 24 2014

    Brilliant piece of writing. I was in awe until the last line. Left me reminiscing.

  • R.Bhandarkar, M'lore

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    Helping with joy to go a trip down memory lane and you score full points
    on this one Madam!

  • Prabhu, Blore

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    With the Gold rush , Looks like Goldfinger found Mackennas Gold without the help of Dr. Zhivago at Mangalore Airport lately.
    Now they are listening to the Sound of Music waiting for a Godfather to help them Fly over the Cuckoos nest and sure they will get the Seven year itch, which even Rambo cannot cure.
    I am sure All the Presidents men could not have got them @ JFK airport
    Good one Britto !
    I managed hundred

  • Jude, lisbon/ mangalore

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    Wonderful! !!
    I was just thinking about the lines you wrote on dads demise!!
    But this really is AWSUME!!!
    Keep going mate!! All thee best.
    jude n Rufi

  • Oliver Sutari, Manipal

    Sat, Nov 22 2014

    Simply brilliant !

  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Sat, Nov 22 2014

    I can give the quizmaster herself run for her money on this one! If her answer is n, mine is n PLUS 1. I'm sure she hasn't heard of a Kannada film titled 'A'.

  • Lita, Kulshekar, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 22 2014

    Hi Anita what a quiz, but i did not pass, i got only 80. You are really good at this. Keep it up.

  • Vijay, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 22 2014

    Beautiful..... Very nice poem

  • Dr.Anand & Geeta, sakleshpur/Kadri

    Fri, Nov 21 2014

    Another Brilliant piece of Poetry. Nostalgic memories of movies past and Present. Up in the hills at Sakleshpur, where we reside, one could hear the bells ringing with the Sound of Music. Glad that you are sharing your talent for the benefit of others.

  • Joe Britto, Nakre/Bangalore

    Fri, Nov 21 2014

    Amazing one Anita!

    The words and Rhythm absolutely perfect !

    Keep writing !

  • Annie, Moodbidri / Bangalore

    Fri, Nov 21 2014

    Super, Ms.Britto !!

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