Cathy and her friends have gone to their school’s quiz night, for a laugh. The phone has rung several times this evening concerning a "famous movies" question – a set of pictures, with the task "name the film".
Q Mum, what’s Robert Redford’s most famous film?
A The Great Gatsby?
Q No, don’t think it’s that. Any others?
A Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?
Q No, it is after they invented phones….he’s got a phone in his hand and a suit.
A [Thinks, obvious, why didn't she say?] The Sting.
We have also been questioned on: "number 13 and 14 winning a race" [Chariots of Fire]; Clint Eastwood looking young in army uniform [Where Eagles Dare]; "man in moustache with a plastic arm" [Dr Strangelove]; some famous old actor next to a car……very famous…..think his name is James someone [Rebel Without a Cause]; and Tom Cruise with long hair and a moustache [Born on the 4th of July - which I haven't seen, but have seen the publicity shots].
There were quite a few more in this ilk but these are the highlights. I don’t know yet how I did but having "old" (my era) movies described by a gaggle of uncomprehending sixteen year olds was probably better than actually being there.