Sunday, February 3, 2013

154 Quiz Answer

The correct answer is “Groundhog Day,” a film that starred Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. On an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event, a man finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again.

Bloggers who provided us with the right answer include Kathe W, naturgesetz, Lady in Read, Karen S, Zafaran, Lyn, jaerose, Altonian, uberrhund and Stan Ski.

(Also submitted to Three-Word Wednesday and ABC Wednesday: "D" is for "Day")
We had a nice response with last week’s quiz. Let’s see how we do with this week’s.
I wrote the following little scenelet, basing it on a popular motion picture. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is – tell us which motion picture.

[Frank, a feature writer for Bright Magazine, is on an assignment and is holed up in a small town in upstate Connecticut.]
Frank: Bit of a shock, seeing you here, Carol. Is there some kind of emergency?
Carol: I guess you could say that. You don’t answer the home office phone calls and when you do, what you say doesn’t make all that much sense. They think this whole project has backfired so they sent me to find out what’s what.
Frank: Well, I’m sorry you were put to so much trouble. I told them, things are fine; stop worrying and let me do my job.
Carol: How can you say things are fine? What have you written? They’ve received nothing; no first draft, nothing. It's as though you feel you have immunity and you don't have to produce anything. It costs money to keep you up here and they’re getting nothing for it.
Frank: Don’t worry, they’ll be getting plenty. Carol, I’m on to something big. It was difficult to explain over the phone, especially since the bigwigs in our home office are, I'm embarrassed to say – well, I’d call them simple-minded but that’s too complimentary.
Carol: That's in rather poor taste. I’m not sure it’s the right attitude to take toward your superiors.
Frank: Forget about our superiors, Carol. This thing is bigger than them, bigger than our magazine. They want a story? What I’m going to be sending them will be bigger than the biggest story they’ve ever published!
Carol: I’m a bit concerned, Frank. You sound like you’re on something.
Frank: I’m on to something! At first you won’t believe it; I sure didn’t believe it myself at first.
Carol: It’s some kind of miracle? Not that I believe in miracles.
Frank: Call it what you will. It’s a power, a channel, a – a force!
Carol: Okay, Luke Skywalker, may it be with you. Now calm down and tell me exactly what it is you’re talking about.
Frank: I’m talking about something that’s been happening during these last two weeks that I’ve been in this New England town. I remember it well. You don’t remember it at all, do you?
Carol: How could I remember it? I just got here.
Frank: Of course, of course! You just got here! Fresh off the Greyhound bus! So how could you remember a talk the two of us had here yesterday?
Carol: What is that supposed to mean?
Frank: Carol, this crummy little town is the home of something very special! A time loop.
Carol (laughs): Is that anything like a Fruit Loop?
Frank: It’s not really funny, Carol. You see, it’s amazing but true that for some reason, and by some strange power, an individual day here may be repeated again and again.

So go ahead; give it a try. The above suggests which motion picture?
(Submitted also to Sunday Scribblings.)

38 comments:

Kathe W. said...

oh hahah Ground Hogs Day?

Berowne said...

First honors go to Kathe W, first blogger to come up with the correct answer.

zongrik said...

i'm not good at this. made me think of Glengarry Glen Ross


epideictic rhetoric

naturgesetz said...

Only thing that comes to mind is Groundhog Day, based on the last line. No idea if the rest of it fits, as I never saw the movie.

Roger Owen Green said...

I'll ponder this...

Lady In Read said...

i would go with the first thing that comes to my mind on reading this - Groundhog Day (I watched it as many times as Bill Murray repeated the day, I guess!)

Berowne said...

Lady in Read, who always seems to do well in these things, and naturgesetz have both provided us with the correct answer.

Lady In Read said...

:) thank you Berowne, pure luck last time.. and this time i was pretty sure.. and i love that movie too.. so glad i was correct..
thank you for tickling our brains each week..

Karen S. said...

This was exciting to read- I'll venture to say the movie is "Groundhog Day"

Za faran said...

inception?

Za faran said...

Hm...Groundhog Day looks like it.

Berowne said...

A few more winners. Both Karen S and Za faran have given us the correct answer.

Lyn said...

I woke up this morning and for some reason it seems just like yesterday...could I be caught up in "Groundhog Day"? Anyway....

Helen said...

I embarrassed myself last week! I did enjoy your little scenelet.

Berowne said...

Lyn, who has a fine batting average with these quiz questions, has done it again - another correct answer.

jaerose said...

Groundhog Day? Maybe..I cant remember if he was a journalist though..you always make me research something after a guess..(should probably do it before may get some right then!)

Berowne said...

I'm pleased to report that jaerose has also joined the distinguished list of those who guessed the right answer.

oldegg said...

My immediate thought was "A 100 first dates" but will have to have another think.

kaykuala said...

Got to pass this again, Berowne! No inkling!

Hank

Karen S. said...

Hooray! I'm so excited! I finally got one right!!!!

Altonian said...

One of my favourite films - for sure it's 'Groundhog Day'.

Berowne said...

Another correct answer to add to the list, this one from Altonian.

Kutamun said...

The Hours- Virginia Woolfe .
By the way Bero' , i watched the splendid " Life of Pi" the other day, which i found to be enormously archetypal . There is an amzing scene where a large modern freighter ship sinks in a storm. In full 3 D i was blown away, and thought of you , an old mariner. There is something obscenely terrifying about a technological marvel being swallowed whole by nature, watched by a small boy swimming in the water who managed to escape , disappearing into the depths with its lights still blazing, people snug and asleep one minute and thrust into the roiling seas the next. Words cant adequately describe it.
Cheers Kuta

Berowne said...

Yes, I "read" "Life of Pi" a year or two ago - read it, that is, by listening to an audio version of the book while jogging. A remarkable story.

Leslie: said...

Sounds like something from Stephen King but other than that, I'm perplexed.

Leslie
abcw team

Tigerbrite said...

Nice one Berowne. Your quiz is always well crafted :)

Berowne said...

Another winner. Stan Ski has just given us the right answer.

Josie Two Shoes said...

My fuzzy brain has not a clue, but now I'm curious to see if this is from a film I've seen. Entirely possible since I traded my memory for that new vaccine! ;-)

Ann Grenier said...

An interesting new quiz you have going here Berowne. I'm sure I'd be the class dunce at it;-)

Thanks for stopping by my place, I appreciate it.Nice to hear from you.

uberrhund said...

Groundhog Day!
Love the quiz posts!

Ann said...

One day I'll figure this out, hopefully I can get the table set firstn Mr. Carson. Loved your comment.
Ann

Berowne said...

uberrhund has just provided us with the right answer.

Carver said...

The idea seems sort of like the Time Travelers Wife but I know that's not it. I can't think of what it is.

rallentanda said...

Ha...
"Last Tango But Not In Paris"

OR

Something with either Bette Davis or Joan Crawford in it.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Just a bit too late posting, but I DID get it. The last sentence was the biggest clue. Long time since I saw the movie. So you jog and listen to books, huh? Great idea that I may copy, though I have to use the elliptical since my knees object to jogging.

Helena said...

I've never seen the film - and I've had a lot of berating for having not - but the day just never seems to come!

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Damn Berowne, I missed an easy one! We Love that movie and can't wait to see "Hyde Park on Hudson," if only to see Bill Murray and Laura Linney in action together! Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.com/2013/02/07/dads-dynamic-deeds/

ninotaziz said...

I knew I should have answered this! My internet broke down and I did not come back....

 
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