Cinema City Film Quiz #9

[22 November 2009]


Winning Team:
New Spoon

Genre – Psychic Vampire Thriller With Uri Geller

Runners Up:
Glitter & Trauma
Genre – Period Drama
Avatar II: Revenge Of The Smurfs
Genre – Straight To DVD Follow-Up To Overblown Film
How Stella Got Her Groove Stolen In The First Place
Genre – Romantic Comedy Prequel
Dude, Where’s My Team!?
Genre – Mystery Farce
The End Is Nighy
Genre – Apocalyptic Action Thriller Starring Bill Nighy
Educating An…
Genre – Thriller

ROUND I: Pre-Production

1. How many Spartans fought off the Persian invaders in Snyder’s action flick, 300?
THREE HUNDRED
2. Craig Schwartz finds a door that takes you into the mind of which actor in Being John Malkovich?
JOHN MALKOVICH
3. Which David Fincher film starred both Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt?
SE7EN
4. What meal do the two lead dogs share in Lady And The Tramp?

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS
5. Which two actors play Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett in Bad Boys?
WILL SMITH / MARTIN LAWRENCE
6. Which New York building did King Kong climb after kidnapping Fay Wray?
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
7. Which Olympic sport is the focal point in Cool Runnings?

BOBSLEIGH (Bobsled and Bobsledge both acceptable)
8. Which actor was nominated for an Oscar for his controversial black-faced role in Tropic Thunder?
ROBERT DOWNEY JNR
9. Tim Burton directed both Batman and Batman Returns in 1989 and 1992. Name each of the main villains and the actors who portray them. [one point per correct answer]
THE JOKER [Jack Nicholson] / CAT WOMAN [Michelle Pfeiffer] / THE PENGUIN [Danny De Vito]

10. Which prison is the setting for 1995 action flick The Rock?
ALCATRAZ
11. In Big Trouble In Little China, Wo Pan is looking for a girl with what colour eyes?
GREEN (bonus point for writing EMERALD)
12. What does Antonio Banderas use to store his guns in Desperado?
A GUITAR CASE

ROUND II: Filming
1. Which John Wayne Western was remade as John Carpenter’s Assault On Precinct 13?
RIO BRAVO
2. Which 80’s funny man starred in the lead role of A Christmas Carol adaptation, Scrooged? [bonus point for correctly naming its year of release]

BILL MURRAY [1988]
3. In Lester’s dream in American Beauty, he sees Angela covered in petals of which flower?
ROSE
4. What name did the kids adopt for their guerrilla group in Red Dawn?
WOLVERINES (named after their school mascot)
*audience participation* – one point for team willing to shout out Wolverines! on stage
5. Name the titles of the World War Two films directed by Clint Eastwood in 2006. [one point per correct answer]

FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS / LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
6. When we are first introduced to Cecilia and Robbie in Atonement they are having an argument about breaking what?
ANTIQUE VASE
7. Nicole Kidman plays which author in The Hours?
VIRGINIA WOOLF
8. What did Daryl Hannah transform into in Splash?

HUMAN (from a mermaid)
9. Throughout Lethal Weapon, Detective Murtaugh complains that the life of a law enforcer is getting to him. Which six words does he use to express this?
I’M TOO OLD FOR THIS SHIT
10. What is the name of the sword in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?
GREEN DESTINY
11. The first film to run over an hour and considered the first feature film was called The Story Of The Kelly Gang. In which country was it made?

AUSTRALIA
12. Mixing Business And Girls! Mixing Thrills And Girls! Mixing Danger And Girls! was the tagline for which Bond film?
GOLDFINGER?

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Everybody knows the theme from Raging Bull but what is the name of the opera that the Intermezzo is taken from?
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
*audience participation* – five points for team willing to perform a rendition of the theme on stage

2. What is the name of Robert Neville’s pet dog in I Am Legend?
SAM
3. When we first meet Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones’ Diary he’s wearing a jumper with which animal on it?
REINDEER
4. According to the caption, at what time does Jesus deliver his Sermon On The Mount in Monty Python’s Life Of Brian?

TEA TIME
5. What does Michael Douglas’ licence plate say in Falling Down?
D-FENS
6. At the time, Peter O’Toole was considered inappropriate to play T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence Of Arabia because at he was too tall. Lawrence was 5’3″, how tall is Peter O’Toole?
SIX FOOT, TWO INCHES
7. What was Orson Welles’ first name?

GEORGE
8. What job does a Gaffer perform on a film set?
CHIEF ELECTRICIAN
9. At the start of Barton Fink a favourable review of his play is published in the newspaper. Was the play called Brash Raging Chorus or Bare Ruined Choirs?
BARE RUINED CHOIRS
10. In Billy Elliot, Gary Lewis and Jamie Draven play miners on strike. What kind of mine do they work in?

COAL MINE
11. What did Prewitt do to a fellow boxer that made him quit in 1953’s From Here To Eternity? [bonus point for naming the actor who played Robert E Lee Prewitt]
BLINDED HIS OPPONENT [Montgomery Clift]
12. Where does Sonny (played by Adam Sandler) work in Big Daddy?
TOLL BOOTH

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release

1. What is the name of the boy accompanying the Time Bandits on their adventure? Kevin? Simon? Devon?
KEVIN
2. Which author wrote The Talented Mr. Ripley? Patricia Highsmith? Graham Greene? Faye Kellerman?
PATRICIA HIGHSMITH
3. Which 1942 William Wyler film won the Best Picture Oscar the following year? Mrs. Miniver? The Little Foxes? The Memphis Belle?
MRS. MINIVER

4. What was Henry Fonda’s last film, which he also won his only Oscar for? On Golden Pond? Meteor? City On Fire?
ON GOLDEN POND
5. Which character does Cary Grant play in Father Goose? Walter Eckland? Charles Christopher? William Perry?
WALTER ECKLAND
6. Where does The Jungle Book fall in the run of Disney Animated Classics? 19th? 21st? 23rd?
NINETEENTH

7. In 1929 the first adaptation of the sinking of the Titanic was released (Saved From The Titanic & In Nacht Und Eis don’t count). What did they change the name of the boat/film to? Atlantic? Oceanic? Eisbrecher?
ATLANTIC
8. What was the subtitle for Poltergeist II? The Other Side? The Other Channel? The Other Story?
THE OTHER SIDE
9. What is the name of the town that Paint Your Wagon takes place in? No-Name City? Blood Gulch? Rushville?
NO-NAME CITY

10. Which of the following lines was not spoken by Al Pacino in Scarface? Nothing exceeds like excess? All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don’t break ’em for no one? I want what’s coming to me?
NOTHING EXCEEDS LIKE EXCESS (this line was spoken by Elvira)
*audience participation* – two points for team willing to impersonate Tony Montana on stage
11. Which God or Goddess helped Jason in Jason And The Argonauts? Hera? Athena? Apollo?
HERA
12. According to historians the biggest flaw with 1995’s Braveheart had nothing to do with the plot but the fact that kilts didn’t exist at that point in history. Is this true or false?

TRUE (kilts became commonplace in Scotland in the 16th Century)

Cinema City Film Quiz #8

[08 November 2009]


Winning Team:
Last Man Standing

Genre – Thriller

Runners Up:
Girls Aloud & The Tetanus Jab.. Of Death
Genre – Kid’s Eco-Thriller
Pop Quiz Hot Shots

Genre – Action Dogme
Four Hours Sleep
Genre – Sci-Fi Documentary
Deader-er: Because Deader Wasn’t Dead Enough
Genre – Bad Horror Sequel Sequel
Dan’s Labyrinth
Genre – World Cinema

ROUND I: Pre-Production

1. What does Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson do for a living in The Wrestler?
HE WRESTLES
2. How many monkeys are present on the poster for Terry Gilliam’s Twelve Monkeys?
TWELVE
3. Which Catherine Hardwicke film stars both Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson?
TWILIGHT
4. Which drug is used heavily by the central characters of Trainspotting?

HEROIN
5. What type of factory does Benjamin inherit in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button?
BUTTON FACTORY
6. Who played Spartacus? [five points deducted for writing “I’m Spartacus!”]
KIRK DOUGLAS
7. Jack Nicholson plays the President Of The United States in which Tim Burton film?
MARS ATTACKS

8. What did the Greeks use to infiltrate the walls of Troy in the film of the same name?
A WOODEN HORSE
9. By what name is the planet Arrakis more commonly known?
DUNE
10. What colour was Thelma & Louise’s Ford Thunderbird in the film of the same name?
BLUE (additional point if TEAL is written)
11. What four words did Tom Cruise famously shout down the phone to Cuba Gooding Jnr. in Jerry Maguire?

SHOW ME THE MONEY
12. The Count Of Monte Cristo is based on the book of the same name by which author?
ALEXANDRE DUMAS

ROUND II: Filming
1. During which military conflict is Sam Mendes’ Jarhead set?

THE GULF WAR (Part I)
2. In which city does 2008’s Taken take place?
PARIS
3. How many films has George Clooney directed? [bonus points for naming them]
THREE (Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind / Good Night And Good Luck / Leatherheads)
4. In Meet Joe Black, Brad Pitt plays death. Who plays the elderly gentleman he has come to collect?

ANTHONY HOPKINS
5. Name each of the three fairy Godmothers in Sleeping Beauty.
MISTRESS FLORA / FAUNA / MERRYWEATHER
6. Which sport/pastime is the centre point of 1961’s The Hustler?
POOL
7. Which Crystal Maze presenter played the stranger named Mr. Hand in Dark City?

RICHARD O’BRIEN
8. How many Academy Award nominations did Match Point receive? [bonus point for naming which category it was nominated for]
ONE (for Best Original Screenplay …and it didn’t win)
9. Which actors played the eponymous Three Kings in the 1999 film of the same name? [one point for each correct answer]
GEORGE CLOONEY / MARK WAHLBERG / ICE CUBE
10. What was Ed Crane’s profession in the Coen’s film, The Man Who Wasn’t There?

BARBER
11. Which of the actors in 2003’s School Of Rock is not an actual musician? [actor/character name not necessary, just instrument]
KATIE (bassist played by Rebecca Brown)
12. Which of the following directors produced Memoirs Of A Geisha: Steven Spielberg? Francis Ford Coppola? Martin Scorsese?
STEVEN SPIELBERG

ROUND III: Post-Production

1. The Three Musketeers (1921 / 1973 / 1993). Who played D’Artagnan in each release? [one point for each correct answer]
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS (1921) / MICHAEL YORK (1973) / CHRIS O’DONNELL (1993)
2. Which famous British drummer cameos as Inspector Good in the opening scenes of Hook?
PHIL COLLINS
3. During The Machinist, Reznik is reading what book? [bonus point for correctly naming the author]

THE IDIOT [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
4. In Sunset Boulevard Gloria Swanson is seen playing bridge with three other famous silent-movie actors. Anna Q. Nilsson, H.B. Warner and whom else?
BUSTER KEATON
5. Which film afforded James Cagney his only Oscar?
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
6. Of the cast of 2004’s Closer, who was the only member of the cast to have previously starred in the stage play? Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman?

CLIVE OWEN
7. What type of investigative cases does Mike Hammer specialise in, in Kiss Me Deadly?
DIVORCE CASES
8. How many times does Robert De Niro say “You talkin’ to me?” throughout his monologue in Taxi Driver?
FOUR (the exact quote is: Don’t try it, you fucker. You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Well, who the hell else are you talkin’ to? You talkin’ to me? Well, I’m the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you’re talkin’ to?)
9. In 1974, Stanley Kubrick approached Marisa Berenson and explained only that he was filming a period drama and that she was to remain out of the sun for the months before filming, to achieve the necessary pallor and tone. What was the film?
BARRY LYNDON

10. Which Paul Thomas Anderson film followed Boogie Nights and preceded Punch-Drunk Love?
MAGNOLIA
11. By what name is actor Kong-Sang Chan more commonly known?
JACKIE CHAN
12. What make of car did Detective Trupo (played by Josh Brolin) drive in American Gangster?

’66 SHELBY MUSTANG

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Why is Chava considered ‘dead’ to Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof? She Embarrassed Him In Public? She Stole The Neighbour’s Baby? She Married A Man Who Wasn’t Jewish?
SHE MARRIED A MAN WHO WASN’T JEWISH
2. What are the names of the two main gangs in West Side Story? Blades & Greasers? Jets & Sharks? Hair & Muscles?

JETS & SHARKS
3. What was the name of 50 Cent’s cinematic acting debut? Get Rich Or Die Tryin’? Streets Of Blood? Foo, I Will Murder You!?
GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’
4. What is John Dillinger’s nickname for his girlfriend, Bille, in Public Enemies? Blackbird? Raven? Sparrow?
BLACKBIRD
5. The Money Pit saw which award winning actor spending ridiculous amounts of cash refurbishing his lemon of a mansion in the mid-eighties? Denzel Washington? Tom Hanks? Billy Crystal?

TOM HANKS
6. What two colours can be found on the explosive gum in Mission: Impossible? Red & Blue? Blue & Green? Green & Red?
GREEN & RED
7. Girl With A Pearl Earring focuses on the life of which Dutch artist? Rembrandt? Vermeer? Jan Van Aken?

JOHANNES VERMEER
8. Who wrote the screenplay for 1954’s A Star Is Born? Moss Hart? Robert Anderson? Clifford Odets?
MOSS HART
9. How many weeks did it take to film the title sequence of 1948’s The Red Shoes? Two? Four? Six?
SIX
10. Angela’s Ashes chronicles the childhood of Frank McCourt but in which Irish county is it set? Limerick? Galway? Cork?

LIMERICK
11. In which film did Audrey Hepburn say “I’ve a right to sell flowers if I keep off the kerb”? My Fair Lady? Sabrina? Funny Face?
MY FAIR LADY
12. Which of the following actors is not Candaian? Jim Carrey? Keanu Reeves? Philip Seymour Hoffman?
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN [Fairpoint, New York] (Jim Carrey – Ontario, Canada / Keanu Reeves – although born in Beirut, Lebanon, Reeves is a naturalised Canadian citizen)