Bloody foreigners!

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The answers are all films (in some cases, also novels). All titles, except one, are in English.

  1. A force of nature is amazing, by this bullish account. (4, 9 )
  1. Affectionately yours, my cousin in Moscow writes (4, 6, 4, 4)
  1. A magnificent western was inspired by this group of warriors (5, 7)
  1. That’s the life, the French might say, when viewed through pink spectacles. (2, 3, 2, 4)
  1. Lean exposition of Yuri and Lara’s revolutionary love affair (6, 7)
  1. Not sure that this really has anything in common with 4, aside from an obvious association. (3, 6, 10)
  1. Sinister Chinese (but not quite the full Fu Manchu) reign, I hear, over aspirants to high office. (3, 10, 9)
  1. I turn to him and say (all together now): “You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off! “(3, 7, 3)
  1. Early(ish) hitch for this journalist already over here in the run-up to WW2 (7, 13)
  1. The story of the long-suffering Laszlo demonstrates that foreignness is a matter of perspective. (3, 7, 7)
  1. Stratford lad’s Danish tragedy, loosely translated to the Pride Lands, Africa. (3, 4, 4)
  1. Donnish character, lyrically tilting at windmills. (3, 2, 2, 6)
  1. Jerry struggling to make it as an artist on Montmartre (2, 8, 2, 5)
  1. Uruguayan villager enthusiastically makes sanitary arrangements for John-Paul’s visit. (English 3, 5, 6)
  1. After the big cat prepares to pounce, Smaug (maybe) is concealed in Lee’s millennial epic. (9, 5, 6, 6)
  1. Berliners try to avoid saying farewell to Vladimir Ilyich. (4,3,5)
  1. Meanwhile we can all have a good laugh over the demise of 16’s successor. (3, 5, 2, 6)
  1. Vermeer’s subject causes tension in a Delft household. (4,4,1,5,7)
  1. Mahler’s Fifth underscores tale of Mann’s mortality in this imperilled city. (5,2, 6)
  1. Poles? Bloody Foreigners, coming over here, using hawkish fighters to defend us against fascist invaders! (9)

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Quiz: Novels and Films

The answers are all novels or films – or occasionally both.

  1. Alligator cake from this Scottish city. (9, 6)
  2. Did the metal company construct Arthur’s utopia? (7)
  3. The White House in Morocco. (10)
  4. The opposition to a short salutation? (3,4,7)
  5. I laugh out loud at Humbert’s self-justifying narrative. (6)
  6. Country almost totally unlike Shangri-La and all (2, 2, 4)
  7. Starling’s unsettled till the bleating stops (3,7,2,3,5)
  8. Oxymoronic male who witnessed Custer’s last stand. (6, 3,3)
  9. Aslan’s stoned pal, under the White Witch’s spell, perhaps? (3,4,2,6)
  10. Don’t think this brilliant wee lass was one of Hargreaves’ creations (6, 4, 8)
  11. Hardy’s happiest quoting Gray (3,4,3,7,5)
  12. It all depends on the container you pour it into, I suppose (3,5,2,5)
  13. Defoe’s Newgate bird in Belgium? (4, 8)
  14. Well he definitely wrote the final coupletof 116, so I suppose he much have been at least once. (11, 2, 4)
  15. Yossarian’s hit a snag – but at least there’s only one, not 21 (5-2)
  16. Half a century, minus a cricket team, makes for quite a long flight (3,6-4,5)
  17. Feared by the bad, Loved by the good… but not quite the King of Ali Baba’s enemies? (5,4,6,2,7)
  18. Initially, Trefusis or Sackville-West (1)
  19. Hidden horticultural delight for Mary, Dickon and Colin. (3,6,6)
  20. If you didn’t have 1-20, what would you be? (8)

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