I have been taking advantage of the Summer TV re-run season by - no, not turning off the set and going outside - but by catching up on movies, old and new, that I haven't seen, or seen in a while. Now you can play the home game with this little quiz.
I'll tell you what two of the movies are that I saw this week and then give you a page of dialog from each one. You try to match the words with the correct film. Sounds easy, right? Let's see. Here are your choices:
A) Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest. Movie, 1952, from the play, 1895.
B) Jenna Jameson's Zombie Strippers. Movie, 2008
Now the texts, and the movie posters, in random order. But which is which?
Jack. I am in love with Gwendolen. I have come up to town expressly to propose to her.
Algernon. I thought you had come up for pleasure?... I call that business.
Jack. How utterly unromantic you are!
Algernon. I really don’t see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. If ever I get married, I’ll certainly try to forget the fact.
Jack. I have no doubt about that, dear Algy. The Divorce Court was specially invented for people whose memories are so curiously constituted.
Algernon. Oh! there is no use speculating on that subject. Divorces are made in Heaven.
Stripper 2: I am? imagine that.
Stripper 3: No, no, no, hold on. you are f***king dead!
Stripper 2: I was. But now I am back.
Stripper 4: Not possible. This is not possible.
Stripper 5: How does it feel?
Stripper 2: Great! I've never felt more alive!
Stripper 1: Oh, sweet irony!
Stripper 5: Hey, where are you going?
Stripper 2: I'm going to dance!!!
Think you know? You're such a show off!