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.)
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