Wednesday, February 12, 2020


1.  What movie is the picture from?

2.  What movie is the quote from?

"We're Airborne. We don't start fights, we finish 'em!"

3.  What movie is this?

It was the top box office attraction the year it was released.  It is based on the popular novel (1957) by Alistair MacLean, although the characters underwent major changes by screenwriter Carl Foreman ( for instance, there are no major female characters in the book ).  At $6 million, the film was one of the most expensive up to that time.  It paid off as the movie was a smash hit and critically acclaimed.  It served as a template for the James Bond series with its mixture of action, characters, and exotic locale.  It is often linked with similar movies from that time period, specifically with “Bridge on the River Kwai”, “The Longest Day”, and “The Great Escape”.  It was nominated for 7 Academy Awards and won for Best Special Effects.  It was awarded the Golden Globe for Drama.  One of the Oscar nods went to Foreman for his first credited screenplay since being blacklisted as a Communist.  The movie was filmed mostly on the island of Rhodes which hosted an all-star cast.  One of whom almost died during filming because of immersion in a pool of water for the explosives on the elevator shaft scene.


  1. My wild guesses:

    1. Where Eagles Dare
    2. The Longest Day
    3. Guns of Navarone

  2. Where Eagles Dare

    Hamburger Hill

    The Guns of Navarone

    1. Kudos. The quote was tough. I don't think I would have gotten it.


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