Cinema City Film Quiz #5

[27 September 2009]


Winning Team:
Quizteama Aguilera

Genre – Musical Biopic

Runners Up:
Inglorious Illegitimate Love-Children
Genre – Educational Romp
It Ended Up Beneath The Floor Boards
Genre – Romantic Comedy Gone Wrong
The Hedge Dweller
Genre – Prog Horror
Reach For Your Cheese
Genre – Animated Mouse Western

ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Which breed of bird acts as Eric Draven’s link to our world in The Crow?
A CROW
2. What kind of party does Bluto want to throw toward the end of Animal House?
TOGA
3. Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood specialises in the extraction of which natural resource?
OIL
4. What is the name of Discovery One’s onboard computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey?
HAL 9000
5. Who wrote, directed and starred in Citizen Kane?
ORSON WELLES
6. Charlie Chaplin’s character, Adenoid Hynkel in The Great Dictator is a parody of which historical figure?
ADOLF HITLER
7. In addition to Maria and the Captain, how many children complete the Von Trapp family singers, in The Sound Of Music?
SEVEN
8. What sport did Happy Gilmore play before trying his hand at golf?
ICE HOCKEY
9. What is Frank’s Halloween costume in Donnie Darko?
RABBIT
10. What is the name of the princess played by Robin Wright in The Princess Bride?
BUTTERCUP
11. Das Boot takes place on which military vehicle?
SUBMARINE
12. Who plays the lead role in 1938’s The Adventures Of Robin Hood?
ERROL FLYNN

ROUND II: Filming
1. What is the source of power captured and harnessed at Monsters Inc. in the film of the same name?
SCREAMS
2. To date, Russell Crowe has been nominated for 3 Oscars. How many has he actually won?
ONE
3. In Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid we learn that one of the characters cannot swim, which one is it?
THE SUNDANCE KID
4. What animal form does Jareth take in Jim Henson’s Labyrinth?
OWL
5. Which two words did a German officer famously use to give away Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald’s identity in The Great Escape?
GOOD LUCK
6. Frank Sinatra played Major Bennett Marco in 1962’s Manchurian Candidate. Who played the same character in the 2004 remake?
DENZEL WASHINGTON
7. Including the upcoming Alice In Wonderland adaptation, how many times have Tim Burton & Johnny Depp worked together?
SEVEN
8. Which Australian actor played Mark ‘Chopper’ Read in the acclaimed crime biopic, Chopper?
ERIC BANA
9. According to the drill sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, only two things come from Texas. Name them.
STEERS & QUEERS
10. What was the final film directed by Sergio Leone?
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
11. 1994 saw the UK release of both Tombstone and Wyatt Earp. Name the two actors who played the famous lawman, Wyatt Earp in either film.
KURT RUSSELL / KEVIN COSTNER
12. When The Bride is buried alive, in Kill Bill: Volume II, she is given one additional item. What is it?
A TORCH

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. How many times does Kate Winslet’s character dye her hair in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind? [bonus points for each correctly named colour]
FOUR [Green, Red, Orange, Blue]
2. What is the one and only rule of the Thunderdome in the third instalment of the Mad Max series?
TWO MEN ENTER, ONE MAN LEAVES
3. John Crowley’s comedic drama, Intermission, is set in which city?
DUBLIN
4. What character does Hunter S. Thompson play in his brief cameo for Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas?
HIMSELF (Hunter S. Thompson)
5. What was the name of the lead character in Layer Cake, played by Daniel Craig?
XXXX
6. For a long time, Hitchcock’s Rope was believed to have been filmed in one single take with no cuts. It was later revealed that this would be impossible as the maximum length of any one reel of film was ten minutes. How many reels were used for the completed film?
TEN
7. During filming of The Apartment, Shirley Maclaine allegedly queried Billy Wilder’s direction asking, “Why am I upset in this close-up?” What was his response?
BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT I WANT
8. In Million Dollar Baby, Frankie Dunn gives Maggie a boxing robe with the words Mo Cuishle on the back. What does this mean in English?
MY DARLING / MY BLOOD
9. Which musician cameos as Nikola Tesla in The Prestige?
DAVID BOWIE
10. What are the five magic words for the Substitutiary Locomotion spell in Disney’s Bedknobs & Broomsticks? [one point for each word that looks/sounds similar]
TREGUNA, MEKOIDES, TRECORUM, SATIS, DEE
11. What name does Pita affectionately dub her guardian, John Creasy, in Man On Fire?
CREASY BEAR
12. What racial slur was Randall trying to ‘take back’ in the Kevin Smith comedy, Clerks II?
PORCH-MONKEY

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. In Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, the governor decides who to pick for selection at the US senate by tossing a coin. How does it land? Heads? Tails? Edge?
EDGE
2. In Snatch, Mickey has a large tattoo of what on his back? Jesus? The Virgin Mary? A Celtic Cross?
THE VIRGIN MARY
3. In White Heat, the police tail Cody Jarrett’s mother back to the gang’s new hideout. What did she leave the hideout to obtain? Strawberries? Apples? Whiskey?
STRAWBERRIES
4. The opening scene of The Mission famously depicts a man going over a waterfall tied to what? A Cow? A Cross? A Canoe?
CROSS
5. Who directed Rio Bravo? Howard Hawks? John Ford? John Wayne?
HOWARD HAWKS
6. In Cool Hand Luke, Paul Newman’s character consumes how many eggs? 40? 50? 60?
FIFTY
7. In American History X, Derrick and his brother are members of what group? The Aryan Brotherhood? Ku Klux Klan? The White League?
ARYAN BROTHERHOOD
8. How are Betty & Judy related in 1954’s White Christmas? Mother & Daughter? Cousins? Sisters?
SISTERS
9. The Last King Of Scotland was the first Western film to be shot in Uganda in how many years? 12? 16? 21?
SIXTEEN
10. The only reason Das Leben Der Anderen [The Lives Of Others] was completed on such a slim budget was due to the actors agreeing to accept what percentage of their customary pay? 20%? 40%? 60%?
TWENTY PER CENT
11. The alien race featuring in District 9 are derogatorily referred to as what? Squids? Prawns? Shrimp?
PRAWNS
12. For 1952’s Singin’ In The Rain, which was written first? The Script? The Songs?
THE SONGS [the story was fashioned around the lyrics]

Cinema City Film Quiz #4

[13 September 2009]


Winning Team:
Beyond The Deep Freeze

Genre – Environmental Thriller

Runners Up:
She Died Putting Boots On
Genre – Murder Comedy
Tim Burton Stole My Monkey!
Genre – Zoological Comedy Thriller With Historical Reference

ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. The Great Gatsby, starring Robert Redford, is an adaptation of which book by F. Scott Fitzgerald?
THE GREAT GATSBY
2. On his tour of Vietnam where was Forrest Gump shot?
IN THE BUTTOCKS
3. A Man For All Seasons focuses on the life of which British monarch?
KING HENRY VIII
4. What weapon of preference does Michael Myers wield in the Halloween films?
KITCHEN KNIFE
5. The 1987 adaptation of Cyrano De Bergerac, Roxanne, sees Steve Martin adorn what facial prosthetic?
FAKE NOSE
6. Stuart Little is what animal?
A MOUSE
7. According to Gremlins, feeding a Mogwai after midnight will cause it to mutate into its more gruesome state – but exposure to what causes them to multiply?
WATER
8. To hide its true nature, the infamous treasure in The Maltese Falcon is coated in what colour paint?
BLACK
9. In Harvey, Elwood Dowd’s six foot, three and a half inches tall best friend is what?
RABBIT
10. Which two actors wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting, later going on to win an Oscar for their work?
BEN AFFLECK & MATT DAMON
11. In Top Gun, Tom Cruise’s call-sign is Maverick. What is Val Kilmer’s?
ICE MAN
12. Diarios De Motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries) focuses on the life of which famous revolutionary?
ERNESTO ‘CHE’ GUEVARA

ROUND II: Filming
1. In Home Alone, Kevin McCalister’s brother, Buzz, owns a pet what?
TARANTULA
2. What was the name of the fisherman in Jaws played by Robert Shaw?
QUINT
3. Which composer wrote the score for Out Of Africa?
JOHN BARRY
4. What service does Vera Drake provide in the film of the same name?
ABORTIONS
5. In which film did Lauren Bacall say, “You know how to whistle don’t you, Steve? Just put your lips together and blow”?
TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT
6. What does Ralphie want for Christmas in the 1984 cult film A Christmas Story?
BB GUN / AIR RIFLE
7. Tom Cruise starred in a remake of the Spanish film, Abre Los Ojos. What was his version called?
VANILLA SKY
8. Which three syllable chant does Al Pacino shout to the crowds in Dog Day Afternoon?
ATTICA
9. What was the name of the villain voiced by Jason Lee in The Incredibles?
SYNDROME
10. In 1979’s Kramer Vs Kramer, Meryl Streep plays Billy Kramer’s mother. Who plays his father?
DUSTIN HOFFMAN
11. Throughout his career, Humphrey Bogart won only one Oscar. Which film afforded him the winning nomination?
THE AFRICAN QUEEN
12. Which actor plays the director of the Precrime division of the Washington DC Police in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report?
MAX VON SYDOW

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. In which year did Walt Disney create Mickey Mouse? (or phrased differently – what year was Steamboat Willie released?)
1928
2. At the very start of Ghostbusters Venkman, Stantz and Spengler lose their jobs at which New York university?
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
3. What was the name of the androids in Blade Runner? [bonus point for naming the exact series name]
REPLICANTS [Nexus Series]
4. A 1985 adaptation was so highly anticipated that auditions for various roles had to be held using the code ‘Moon Song.’ What was the film’s actual title?
THE COLOUR PURPLE
5. In Glengarry Glen Ross, Alec Baldwin explains that there are three prizes to the monthly sales contest. The first place prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. The second prize is a set of steak knives. What is the third?
“THIRD PRIZE IS YOU’RE FIRED”
6. During the knife fight between Jim & Buzz in Rebel Without A Cause, real switchblades were used. How measures were taken to ensure the actors’ protection?
FITTED WITH CHAINMAIL UNDER VESTS
7. What two words are tattooed on Reverend Harry Powell’s hand in Night Of The Hunter?
LOVE / HATE
8. What type of flower does Chris Cooper’s character steal in Adaptation?
ORCHIDS
9. Six Rocky films, four big-title opponents. Name them.
APOLLO CREED [Rocky + Rocky II], CLUBBER LANG [Rocky III], IVAN DRAGO [Rocky IV], MASON DIXON [Rocky Balboa]
10. The film Austin Powers: Goldmember, opens on a star-studded spoof featuring Tom Cruise as Austin Powers and which actor as Dr. Evil?
KEVIN SPACEY
11. What item of Jewellery does Ringo possess but cannot seem to get rid of in The Beatles film, Help?
RING
12. What word does Sam Wheat use to prove his identity to Molly Jensen in Ghost?
DITTO

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. What was the name of the wolf Kevin Costner befriended in Dances With Wolves? Longshanks? Two Socks? Boy?
TWO SOCKS
2. In An American In Paris, Jerry Mulligan is trying to make a living as what? Painter? Pianist? Singer?
PAINTER
3. During filming of 1986′ Name Of The Rose, the historical advisor commented on a particular anachronism, demanding that it be dyed for the film; what was out-of-place? A Heraldry Shield? An Actor’s Hair? A Pig?
PIG [apparently there no pink pigs in that area at the time and the crew were required to dye them black]
4. In Angelheart Robert De Niro’s character comments that the soul is much like which particular food? An Onion? An Egg? An Apple?
EGG
5. The ENCOM system and ‘bad guy’ of Tron is called the MCP. What does MCP stand for? Master Computer Program? Master Creator Program? Master Control Program?
MASTER CONTROL PROGRAM
6. Which of the three lead actors in Goodfellas won an Oscar for their role? Joe Pesci? Robert De Niro? Ray Liotta?
JOE PESCI
7. Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line featured a wealth of famous actors. Which of the following did not star in the theatrical cut? George Clooney? Jared Leto? Paul Giamatti?
PAUL GIAMATTI
8. After starring in The Predator, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura went on to become the Governor of which US State? Michigan? Minnesota? Maryland?
MINNESOTA
9. In The Terminal, Tom Hanks is stranded in which airport? Dallas Fort Worth? Chicago O’Hare? JFK International?
JFK INTERNATIONAL
10. During one particular scene in the film Leon, Matilda impersonates four stars. Which one does Leon correctly identify? Marilyn Monroe? Gene Kelly? Charlie Chaplin? [bonus point for naming who Leon dressed up as]
GENE KELLY [John Wayne]
11. According to Richard Attenborough’s film, what were Gandhi’s last words? Oh God! I’m shot! Not like this!
OH GOD
12. In La Cite Des Enfants Perdus (The City Of Lost Children), Krank is kidnapping children in order to specifically do what? Harvest their organs? Steal their dreams? Start a band?
STEAL THEIR DREAMS

Maximum Potential Points:
ROUND I: 13
ROUND II: 12
ROUND III: 17
ROUND IV: 13

After the first ever tie-breaker scenario, Matt Stogdon [rRh] was forced to produce sudden-death
questions off the top of his head. These are as follows:

TIE BREAKER ROUND
1. How many films make up the ‘Carry On’ series?
31
2. What instrument does Mathilde Donnay play in Un Long Dimanche De Fiancailles (A Very Long Engagement)?
TUBA
3. How many members make up the league of gentlemen in the 1960 release of the same name (including Jack Hawkins)?
EIGHT
4. Which actor played the supposed series writer in The League Of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse
MICHAEL SHEEN
5. How many Oscars has Jack Nicholson won?
THREE