Cinema City Film Quiz #3

[30 August 2009]


Winning Team:
Pirate Potter & The Giant Squid

Genre – Family Adventure

Runners Up:
The Usual Suspects
Genre – Crime Comedy

ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What is the name of the magical, flying car in the 1968 family musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
2. The Quiet Man sees John Wayne exploring his roots in which country?
IRELAND
3. What is the name of the infamous chocolatier in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, played by Johnny Depp and previously Gene Wilder?
WILLY WONKA
4. Who plays the lead role in Amelie?
AUDREY TAUTOU
5. Comedy BASEketball sees the invention of a new sporting event combining which two current sports?
BASEBALL & BASKETBALL
6. During American Beauty, socially awkward student, Ricky famously shows his new girlfriend and neighbour Jane a video recording of what?
A PLASTIC BAG
7. Who directed Annie Hall?
WOODY ALLEN
8. What is the rank of the character played by Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan?
CAPTAIN JOHN MILLER
9. In the animated classic, Bambi, what animal is Thumper?
RABBIT
10. Which actress won an Oscar for her eight minute cameo in Shakespeare In Love? [bonus point – which character did she play?]
DAME JUDI DENCH [Queen Elizabeth I]
11. Many films have been made about the undead; what is the generally accepted method for killing a zombie?
REMOVE THE HEAD OR DESTROY THE BRAIN
12. What is the name of the cargo ship that features heavily in the science fiction film, Serenity?
SERENITY

ROUND II: Filming
1. According to musical comedy The Producers, the two cardinal rules of being a broadway producer are 1.) Never put your own money in the show. What is the second?
NEVER PUT YOUR OWN MONEY IN THE SHOW!
2. Who played the outlaw Josey Wales?
CLINT EASTWOOD
3. What is the name of the scrap book that houses the Plastic’s cruel opinions in Mean Girls?
THE BURN BOOK
4. In 1970 Rod Steiger played Napoleon Bonaparte in Waterloo. Who played the Duke of Wellington?
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER
5. Name the artists employed to write the soundtrack for The Graduate.
PAUL SIMON & ART GARFUNKEL
6. Manipulative seductress, Kathryn Merteuil, hides what in the crucifix around her neck in Cruel Intentions?
COCAINE
7. Which musician wrote the screenplay for the Australian Western The Proposition?
NICK CAVE
8. Apocalypse Now is an interpretation of which novel? [bonus point for naming the author]
HEART OF DARKNESS [Joseph Conrad]
9. What does Joe Gillis notice about the doors of Norma Desmond’s house in Sunset Boulevard?
ALL THE HANDLES HAVE BEEN REMOVED
10. 1984 biopic Amadeus focuses on the life of which composer?
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
11. How much was the milkshake at Jack Rabbit Slim’s in Pulp Fiction?
FIVE DOLLARS [ie. The Five Dollar Shake]
12. During the opening scenes of Withnail & I, in a desperate attempt to find alcoholic sustenance, Withnail finds and drinks what? [bonus point for naming what he wanted after it]
LIGHTER FLUID [Anti-freeze from the toolbox]

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. What brand of hair product does George Clooney’s character prefer in O Brother, Where Art Thou? [bonus point for naming the rival product he will not settle with]
DAPPER DAN [Fop]
2. What three words call off the destructive robot Gort in 1951’s The Day The Earth Stood Still?
KLAATU BARADA NIKTO
3. Which eighties icon cameo’d as the wise janitor in Not Another Teen Movie?
MR. T
4. In Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee & Cigarettes Jack White invites his sister out for coffee to show her what?
HIS TESLA COIL
5. Sean Connery starred in The Longest Day opposite two future bond villains. Curd Jürgens went on to play Karl Stromberg in The Spy Who Loved Me. Which villain did Gert Fröbe play?
AURIC GOLDFINGER
6. According to Terminator in which month and year does Judgement Day take place? [bonus point if you get the exact date]
AUGUST 1997 [specifically 29-08-1997]
7. One of the earliest examples of viral marketing was used for which 1920 silent German film?
DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI [Posters stating ‘Du mußt Caligari werden’ were put up all over Berlin without anyone knowing what they were for]
8. What is the full name of Russell Crowe’s character in Gladiator?
MAXIMUS DECIMUS MERIDIUS
9. Name any film directed by Darren Aronofsky [bonus. the least common answer will gain an extra point]
SUPERMARKET SWEEP (1991), FORTUNE COOKIE (1991), PROTOZOA (1993), PI (1998), REQUIEM FOR A DREAM (2000), THE FOUNTAIN (2006), THE WRESTLER (2008)
10. In Get Carter, Michael Caine’s character travels to which city to investigate the mysterious death of his brother?
NEWCASTLE
11. Why was the obscure Allison Reynolds attending detention in The Breakfast Club?
SHE HAD NOTHING BETTER TO DO
12. Which of the following actors has starred in the fewest movies? Christopher Walken? Jack Nicholson? Al Pacino?
As of August 2009: Walken [87] Nicholson [60] Pacino [39]

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Sergio Leone’s A Fistful Of Dynamite was originally titled what? Once Upon A Time In Mexico? Mas, Mas, Senor? Duck, You Sucker?
DUCK, YOU SUCKER
2. In Red Dragon, the killer, nicknamed the Tooth Fairy, is obsessed with a painting by which artist? William Blake? Francis Bacon? Pablo Picasso? [bonus point for naming the painting]
WILLIAM BLAKE [The Great Red Dragon & The Woman Clothed In Sun]
3. In V For Vendetta, the hero is quoted as saying, “Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are…” Unstoppable? Bulletproof? Indestructible?
BULLETPROOF
4. In the award winning comedy, Sideways, Paul Giamatti’s character, Miles is a connoisseur of wine. However, which particular type of wine will he refuse to drink? Cabernet? Pinot? Merlot?
MERLOT
5. Hot Fuzz is set in which British County? Gloucestershire? Somerset? Worcestershire?
GLOUCESTERSHIRE
6. Each of the following quotes were spoken by Ash in Evil Dead II but which was specifically used after he replaces his right hand with a chainsaw? Who’s laughing now? You’re going down? Groovy?
GROOVY
7. In The Notebook Noah convinces Allie to go out on a date with him after sabotaging which fairground ride? Merry-Go-Round? Ferris Wheel? Roller Coaster?
FERRIS WHEEL
8. Which of the following Westerns did John Wayne not star in? The Searchers? Hell Town? My Darlin’ Clementine?
MY DARLIN’ CLEMENTINE
9. Gus Van Sant’s 2003 film, Elephant, focuses on what traumatising event? Teenage Date Rape? Mass Suicide? School Shooting?
SCHOOL SHOOTING
10. To date, Robert De Niro has directed only 2 films; which of the following did he not direct? The Good Shepherd? Stanley & Iris? A Bronx Tale?
STANLEY & IRIS
11. What is the name of Rob Gordon’s music store in High Fidelity? Championship Vinyl? Top Five Records? Chicago Sounds?
CHAMPIONSHIP VINYL
12. During the 1992 Academy Awards show, Jack Palance did what to demonstrate his physical ability at the age of 73? An energetic tap dance sequence? One-handed push-ups? He punched fellow nominee, Harvey Keitel?
ONE-HANDED PUSH-UPS

Maximum Potential Points:
ROUND I: 0
ROUND II: 0
ROUND III: 0
ROUND IV: 0

CHARITY BONUS ROUND I: Family Films
1. What animal is the Sheriff of Nottingham in Disney’s Robin Hood?
WOLF
2. During his interrogation in Shrek, the Gingerbread Man was dunked in what liquid?
MILK
3. What is the name of the boy who lives next door to Andy in Toy Story?
SID
4. Enchanted dominated the 2008 Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. How many songs were nominated? [bonus points for each correctly identified song title]
THREE [Happy Working Song, So Close and That’s How You Know]
5. Name the high school in High School Musical? [bonus points for the city or state in which it’s located]
EAST HIGH [Albuquerque, New Mexico]
6. What item does Arial mistake for a comb in The Little Mermaid?
FORK
7. Who voices the Iron Giant in the 1999 film of the same name?
VIN DIESEL
8. Which of the following awards did Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit not win? Academy Award (Oscar)? BAFTA? Empire Award?
EMPIRE AWARD
9. Who directed The Nightmare Before Christmas? Henry Selick? Tim Burton? Stan Webb?
HENRY SELICK
10. According to The Lion King grubs are ‘Slimy yet…’ what?
SLIMY YET SATISFYING
11. The lead character in Miyazaki’s Spirited Away loses her name, Chihiro, only to have it replaced by what salve name?
SEN
12. Which actor from Lock, Stock & Two Smokin’ Barrels made his first on-screen appearance in Bugsy Malone? Jason Flemyng? Jason Statham? Dexter Fletcher?
DEXTER FLETCHER [in the role of Baby Face]

CHARITY BONUS ROUND II: Highest Grossing Films
1. How many funnels topped the Titanic?
FOUR
2. What word was spoken to enter the Mines of Moria in Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Rings?
FRIEND [‘mellon’ in elvish]
3. What is the name of Captain Jack Sparrow’s ship in Pirates Of The Caribbean?
THE BLACK PEARL
4. Which villain from Batman Begins makes a brief appearance in The Dark Knight?
SCARECROW / DR. JONATHAN CRANE
5. What is the name of the London street on which magical items can be purchased in Harry Potter?
DIAGON ALLEY
6. Which ship did Luke Skywalker fly when he blew up the Death Star in Star Wars?
X-WING
7. In Jurassic Park, Dennis Nedry intends to sneak out samples of Dinosaur DNA in a canister disguised as a can of what?
SHAVING FOAM
8. What is the name of the wrestler Peter Parker has to face in a cage match in Spiderman? [bonus point for naming the actual wrestler who plays this character]
BONE SAW MCGRAW [played by ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage]
9. What brand of car is Bumblebee in Michael Bay’s Transformers?
CHEVROLET CAMARO [1976 then 2007 concept]
10. Which zingy one-liner does Will Smith use after knocking out the alien pilot in Independence Day? Welcome to Earth? Now that’s what I call a close encounter? Aw, hell no!
WELCOME TO EARTH
11. Eliot uses which sweets to lure ET into his bedroom?
SKITTLES
12. What kills the monkey in Raiders Of The Lost Ark?
BAD DATES

Cinema City Film Quiz #2

[16 August 2009]


Winning Team:
The Axe In The Oven

Genre – Horror / Romantic Comedy

Runners Up:
While You Were Tweeting
Genre – Geek Rom Com (starring Felicia Day)
James Dean’s Jacket
Genre – Fantasy Romance
Hang ’em High School
Genre – Teenage Western
One Man & His Bar
Genre – Documentary / Comedy

ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Sleepless In Seattle is set in which US city?
SEATTLE
2. Stan & Ollie are more commonly known as what?
LAUREL & HARDY
3. Pride & Prejudice is based on the novel of the same name, written by which author?
JANE AUSTEN
4. What famous lines did Leonardo DiCaprio shout from the bow of the Titanic?
I’M THE KING OF THE WORLD!
5. Walk The Line is based on the life of which musician?
JOHNNY CASH
6. Epic Romantic Drama, Cold Mountain is set during the American Civil War. The citizens of the town of Cold Mountain fought for which side, The North or The South?
THE SOUTH / CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA
7. How many student filmmakers feature on-camera in The Blair Witch Project?
THREE – Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard & Michael Williams
8. What colour elephants does Dumbo see after first imbibing alcohol?
PINK
9. In Monty Python & The Holy Grail, the knights fashion a Trojan horse-esque infiltration device in the form of which animal?
RABBIT
10. What is the name of the nightmare haunting villain in Nightmare On Elm Street?
FREDDY KRUEGER
11. What is Jack Torrance’s job at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining?
CARETAKER
12. The Dirty Dancing character, Baby is first introduced to the staff’s preferred dancing methods whilst carrying which fruit?
WATERMELON

ROUND II: Filming
1. In Grease Danny Zuko’s gang is called The T-Birds. What’s the name of Betty Rizzo’s clique?
THE PINK LADIES
2. The Hmong people featured in Gran Torino emigrated from which country?
VIETNAM
3. Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep, is the editor-in-chief for which magazine in The Devil Wears Prada?
RUNWAY
4. In Memento, Leonard Shelby is tracking the man who murdered his wife. According to the clues detailed on his tattoos the killers surname begins with which letter? [bonus point for including the first name]
G [JOHN G]
5. How many actors play the role of Prem Kumar in Slumdog Millionaire?
ONE – Anil Kapoor plays the gameshow host
6. The completed tunnel in The Shawshank Redemption is hidden behind a poster of which actress?
RAQUEL WELCH
7. Which whistled tune gives Alex’s identity away in A Clockwork Orange?
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
8. What is Norman Bates’ hobby in Psycho?
TAXIDERMY
9. How many men make up the infamous police line-up in The Usual Suspects? [bonus points for naming each character]
FIVE – Todd Hockney, Michael McManus, Fred Fenster, Dean Keaton & Verbal Kint
10. What are the names of Casper’s three ghostly uncles?
STRETCH, STINKIE & FATSO
11. How many Samurai are enlisted to protect the mountain village from bandits in Seven Samurai?
SIX – Kikuchiyo is a farmer posing as a Samurai
12. What’s the name of the mouse in The Green Mile?
MR. JINGLES

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Whilst trying to console Ripley in the 1986 action/sf film Aliens, Hudson is quoted as saying, “We got tactical smart missiles, phase plasma pulse rifles, RPGs. We got sonic, electronic ball breakers! We got nukes, we got knives…” What is the final item he lists?
SHARP STICKS
2. Sergeant Jack Vincennes is the technical advisor of which fictional TV show in LA Confidential?
BADGE OF HONOUR
3. On the run from the law, Thelma & Louise decide to head to Mexico. However, the most direct route runs through one particular state that Louise absolutely refuses to enter. Which US state is it?
TEXAS
4. What is the name of the planet devouring character in the 1984 animated film Transformers: The Movie? [bonus point if you can name the heavyweight star who voiced him]
UNICRON [Orson Welles]
5. What item of clothing does Tom Reagan see in his dream in Miller’s Crossing?
HAT
6. In addition to vocals, what instrument does Sugar Kane play in Some Like It Hot?
UKULELE
7. During his cameo in Shadow Of A Doubt, Alfred Hitchcock can be seen playing cards. In his hand, he holds one entire suit. Which one? (Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts or Spades)
SPADES
8. How many cigarettes are smoked during 2006 satirical comedy, Thank You For Smoking?
NONE
9. In Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Ted quizzes himself by asking how many fingers he’s about to hold up. How many does he show?
THREE
10. What is the name of Rick’s bar in Casablanca?
RICK’S CAFÉ AMÉRICAIN
11. Who plays Professor Plum in the Jonathan Lynn comedy, Clue, released in 1985, based on the board game Cluedo?
CHRISTOPHER LLOYD
12. Which leisurely sport features heavily in Heathers?
CROQUET

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. In Reservoir Dogs, which thief remembers to grab the diamonds before fleeing the crime scene? Mr. White? Mr. Blonde? Mr. Pink?
MR. PINK
2. 1953 western Shane was nominated for six Oscars, which one did it win? Loyal Griggs for Best Cinematography? Jack Palance for Best Actor In A Supporting Role? George Stevens for Best Director?
LOYAL GRIGGS
3. Musical, Mamma Mia, is set on an island off the coast of which country? Spain? Greece? Italy?
GREECE
4. Who played Al Capone’s right-hand man, Frank Nitti in Road To Perdition? Daniel Craig? Dylan Baker? Stanley Tucci?
STANLEY TUCCI
5. Allowing for inflation, which of the following non-English language films had the higher production costs? 1927’s Metropolis? 1968’s War & Peace? 2008’s Red Cliff?
WAR & PEACE – approx. $610,000,000 [METROPOLIS – approx. $205,000,000 / RED CLIFF – approx. $80,000,000]
6. Which item of jewellery does Walter Neff first note on femme fatale Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity? Anklet? Bracelet? Necklace?
ANKLET
7. During The Full Monty the lads watch which film for inspirational dance moves? Footloose? Flashdance? Dirty Dancing?
FLASHDANCE
8. Who played the lead role of Charlie Chaplin in Richard Attenborough’s 1992 biopic, Chaplin? Christian Slater? Hugh Grant? Robert Downey Jnr?
ROBERT DOWNEY JNR
9. For his orchestral score of The Dark Knight, Hans Zimmer uses one rising note from which instrument to start the joker’s theme? Violin? Cello? Viola?
CELLO
10. Peter Sellers plays three separate characters in Dr. Strangelove; Doktor Merkwürdigliebe, Group Captain Lionel Mandrake and whom else? President Merkin Muffley? Ambassador Alexi de Sadesky? Lt. Lothar Zogg?
PRESIDENT MUFFLEY
11. Which animal from the Ice Age trilogy is Diego? A Woolly Mammoth? A Sloth? A Sabre-Toothed Tiger
SABRE-TOOTHED TIGER
12. In the opening scene of Dirty Harry, Detective Callahan states “I know what you’re thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself.” So, did he fire five or six?
SIX

Cinema City Film Quiz #1

[02 August 2009]


Winning Team:
A Brain Too Far

Genre – A zombie comedy horror sports promo movie starring Jack Black

Runners Up:
The Immortal Crows
Genre – Pretentious horror guff
Mary Poppins II: The Revenge
Genre – Horror

ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Spice World was a film about which British pop group of the nineties?
THE SPICE GIRLS
2. What nationality is director Peter Jackson?
NEW ZEALAND
3. In The Matrix Neo is presented with two pills, red and blue. Which does he accept?
RED
4. What was the name of Charlie Chaplin’s most famous role?
THE LITTLE TRAMP
5. How many actors have played James Bond to date?
SIX
6. Mimi Rogers, Liz Hurley, Heather Graham and Beyonce Knowles have all featured as sidekicks to which character?
AUSTIN POWERS
7. Which actor was nicknamed The Duke?
JOHN WAYNE
8. What is the name of Dorothy’s dog in The Wizard Of Oz?
TOTO
9. Andie MacDowell and Gerard Derpardieu pose as a married couple to obtain a green card in which 90s comedy?
GREEN CARD
10. Julia Roberts & Richard Gere reunited in 1999 for Runaway Bride. Which film first brought them together?
PRETTY WOMAN
11. According to Back To The Future how fast do you need to drive to travel through time?
88mph
12. All Quiet On The Western Front is set during which war?
THE GREAT WAR / WORLD WAR I

ROUND II: Filming
1. Which weapon does murderer Catherine Tramell favour in Basic Instinct?
ICE PICK
2. What is Sam Spade’s profession?
PRIVATE DETECTIVE / PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR
3. Who played Frankenstein’s monster in Kenneth Branagh’s 1994 adaptation?
ROBERT DE NIRO
4. Name the football team that Colin Firth’s character is obsessed with in Fever Pitch.
ARSENAL
5. Groucho, Chico, Zeppo, Harpo. Which of the Marx brothers only appears in a few of their films?
ZEPPO
6. Which brand of chewing gum does Murphy offer the Chief in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest?
JUICY FRUIT
7. According to Blues Brothers 2000, there is only one genre of music that the blues brothers will not ever play. What is it?
CARIBBEAN
8. Completed after three years with a running time of over four hours, which 1963 epic was considered a financial disaster?
CLEOPATRA
9. In the Korean film Oldboy, Dae-Su Oh is fed the same meal for his entire fifteen year imprisonment. What is it?
FRIED DUMPLINGS
10. Who plays Jack in the 1995 comedy, Jack & Sarah?
RICHARD E GRANT
11. To date only three films have been awarded the top five Oscars (Actor, Actress, Director, Picture and Screenplay); It Happened One Night and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest are two, what is the third?
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
12. What is Champ Kind’s catchphrase in Anchorman?
WHAMMY!

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Which Dirty Harry film featured the quote, “Go ahead, make my day”?
SUDDEN IMPACT
2. According to the film version, which Watchmen character is the only member of both the Minutemen in the forties and the Watchmen in the sixties?
EDWARD MORGAN BLAKE / THE COMEDIAN
3. Shirley Temple was renowned for her curly hair. How many curls did she have?
52
4. Despite never seeing him fully in focus, which actor cameo’d as Elvis in True Romance?
VAL KILMER
5. What is the fourth rule of Fight Club? [bonus – Fight Club consists of how many rules?]
ONLY TWO GUYS TO A FIGHT [8]
6. How many figures does Jof see dancing with death in the final scene of The Seventh Seal?
SIX
7. Which movie’s soundtrack contained the word ‘moon’ in every song?
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
8. According to The Karate Kid’s Sense John Kreese, what does not exist in the dojo?
FEAR / PAIN / DEFEAT
9. What year was Technicolor first introduced?
1928
10. Anthony Hopkins starred opposite John Hurt in The Elephant Man. What was the elephant man’s actual name?
JOHN MERRICK (Joseph also acceptable)
11. In Gangs Of New York, Scorsese pits the Natives against the Irish. To identify themselves in battle, the Native’s top hats are adorned in what colour sashes?
BLUE
12. After directing Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly adapted which book into his next release, Southland Tales?
BIBLE / REVELATIONS

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. In Akira, which member of Kaneda’s biker gang develops psionic powers? Yamagata, Tetsuo or Kaori?
TETSUO SHIMA
2. Which city do Rhett and Scarlett spend their honeymoon in Gone With The Wind? Charleston in South Carolina, Atlanta in Georgia, or New Orleans in Louisiana?
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
3. Bruce Lee died before completing which film? Game Of Death, Enter The Dragon or Way Of The Dragon
GAME OF DEATH
4. Which Baldwin brother stars in Backdraft? Daniel, William, Stephen or Alec?
BILLY / WILLIAM BALDWIN
5. In the Die Hard series, John McClane is a police officer for which American city? New York City, Los Angeles or Chicago?
NEW YORK CITY
6. What is the Dude’s preferred beverage in the Coen Brother’s film The Big Lebowski? Sasparilla Soda, White Russian or Milk?
WHITE RUSSIAN
7. What is the first dinosaur enclosure on the Jurassic Park tour? The tyrannosaurs rex paddock, the dilophosaurus pen or the velociraptor pit?
DILOPHOSAURUS PEN
8. In Space Jam, Michael Jordan retires from basketball to play which sport? American football, Hockey or Baseball?
BASEBALL
9. How many films did Robert Redford & Paul Newman co-star in? 1 2 3
TWO
10. Which film studio once famously boasted “we have more stars than there are in heaven?” Warner Bros, Paramount or MGM?
MGM / METRO GOLDWYN MAYER
11. What type of fish is Marlin and his son, Nemo in Finding Nemo? Ocellaris Clownfish, Regal Tang or Moorish Idol
CLOWNFISH
12. The one-eyed anti-hero in Escape From New York and Escape From LA was Snake Plissken. His eye-patch covers which eye? Left or Right?
LEFT