Cinema City Film Quiz #11

[20 December 2009]


Winning Team:
Lost In Oz: The Star Gun Trilogy

Genre – Sci-Fi/Homo-Erotic/Fantasy Set In Foreign Land/Lost Identities And Red Sparkling Shoes

Runners Up:
Boogie Night’s Boys
Genre – Tim Burton Xmas Porno
Unobtanium Miners Union Wildcat Christmas Strike
Genre – Sci-Fi Working Class Documentary
Excuse Me, Excuse Me… I Burped
Genre – Rip Off
Uncle Rodge
Genre – Spaghetti Western (In The Lake District)

ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. In 2002’s Spiderman, Peter Parker gains super powers after being bitten by which genetically mutated animal?
SPIDER
2. Oliver Stone’s JFK focuses on the assassination of which US President?
JOHN F KENNEDY
3. Where were the Apollo 13 crew heading?
THE MOON
4. Which two actors are trying to get home for Thanksgiving in Planes, Trains And Automobiles? [one point per correct answer]
STEVE MARTIN / JOHN CANDY
5. What does Anton Chigurh use to decide the fate of the petrol station proprietor in No Country For Old Men?
A COIN
6. What breed of dog is Beethoven?
ST. BERNARD
7. Guest House Paradiso was a spin-off of which British TV series?
BOTTOM
8. The Last Emperor is Bertolucci’s biopic about the last Emperor of which country?
CHINA
9. What was the name of the villain in Disney’s Aladdin? [bonus point for naming his parrot]
JAFAR [Iago]
10. How many Bond songs has Shirley Bassey sung?
3 (Goldfinger / Diamonds Are Forever / Moonraker)
11. What type of animal terrorises the town in Lake Placid?
CROCODILE
12. According to National Treasure, what can be found on the back of the American Declaration Of Independence?
A MAP

ROUND II: Filming
1. What was the US title of Richard Curtis film The Boat That Rocked?
PIRATE RADIO
2. Which sport is the main focus of Coach Carter?
BASKETBALL
3. Who played the role of the obsessed photo developer in One Hour Photo?
ROBIN WILLIAMS
4. What is Robin Williams’ profession in Patch Adams?
DOCTOR
5. Who plays Macaulay Culkin’s father in Getting Even With Dad?
TED DANSON
6. What colour was Tom Cruise’s armour in The Last Samurai?
RED
7. Which US President are Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman building evidence against in All The President’s Men?
RICHARD M NIXON
8. The Ghost And The Darkness was a 1996 film about a pair of man-eating what?
LIONS (Tsavo Lions to be exact)
9. Who played Dave in Alvin & The Chipmunks?
JASON LEE
10. Which divided nation is at the centre of Chan-Wook Park’s JSA?
KOREA
11. Which 1986 animated film tells the story of a Russian-Jewish family of mice making their way to America?
AN AMERICAN TAIL
12. Both stars of Frost/Nixon, Frank Langella & Michael Sheen have played vampires in separate films, name them both. [one point per correct answer]
DRACULA [1979], TWILIGHT: NEW MOON [2009]

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Which two languages feature most heavily in Passion Of The Christ? [one point per correct answer]
LATIN / ARAMAIC
2. What was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first English speaking role?
HERCULES IN NEW YORK [1970]
3. According to the 2000 film X-Men, what happens to a toad when struck by lightning?
THE SAME THING THAT HAPPENS TO EVERYTHING ELSE
4. What was the name of the gun-toting sense-offender police in Equilibrium?
GRAMMATON CLERICS
5. Mac And Me (the 1988 rip on ET) featured a clown dancing for ten minutes in a McDonalds outlet. What was the name of the clown?
RONALD MCDONALD
6. Hugh Jackman’s character in 2008’s Australia doesn’t actually have a name. What is he known as throughout the film?
DROVER
7. What is the name of Judge Smales’ yacht in Caddyshack?
THE FLYING WASP
8. There have been around 50 films set specifically during or after a nuclear holocaust. Which decade saw the most?
EIGHTIES (fifteen releases) [60’s – 12]
9. Terminator 2: Judgement Day earned a staggering amount more than the original and remains the only sequel to surpass its predecessor by this much. What was the box-office improvement percentage? (closest answer gets the point – this question excludes releases such as Desperado and Clerks II, due to the ltd release of the originals)
434% [Terminator – $38million / Terminator II – $204million]
10. What names were given to the two shuttles in Armageddon? [one point per correct answer]
FREEDOM / INDEPENDENCE
11. What is the exact spelling of the 1999 Jude Law film eXistenZ
EXISTENZ
12. Which mountain range did the plane crash into in Alive?
ANDES

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. In The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, the title character is played by Lee Marvin. He famously carried a pistol and what else? Whip? Lasso? Dynamite?
A WHIP
2. Which of Jack’s possessions does Ennis keep hold of at the end of Brokeback Mountain? Shirt? Trousers? Boots?
SHIRT
3. Tank Girl is based on the comics of the same name by Alan Martin and which artist? Jamie Hewlett? Jill Thompson? Mark Buckingham?
JAMIE HEWLETT
4. In 1924 MGM released 33 films. April 14th saw the first, which of the following was it? Along Came Ruth? The Arab? Mademoiselle Midnight?
MADEMOISELLE MIDNIGHT
5. Which of the following films was not remade (Sweded) by Jack Black and Mos Def in Be Kind Rewind? Boyz N The Hood? Rush Hour 2? Rocky?
ROCKY
6. What was the name of the horse that was beheaded in The Godfather? Bucephalus? Khartoum? Rocinante?
KHARTOUM (the other two belong to Alexander The Great and Don Quixote)
7. In 2001’s Blow, Johnny Depp’s character explains all young women in California are what? Stewardesses? Prostitutes? Actresses?
STEWARDESSES
8. What is the name of Napoleon Dynamite’s Llama? Tina? Missy? Shirley?
TINA
9. In 1931 one US State banned Frankenstein for its portrayal of cruelty. Was it Kansas? Missouri? Nebraska?
KANSAS
10. Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night was the first film to win the ‘Big Five’ Oscars but how many was it actually nominated for? Five? Seven? Ten?
FIVE
11. How many members of the squad in Kelly’s Heroes died in the minefield? Three? Five? Seven?
THREE
12. What is Soylent Green? Nutritious and Delicious? People?
PEOPLE

Maximum Potential Points:
ROUND I: 14
ROUND II: 13
ROUND III: 14
ROUND IV: 12

BONUS CHRISTMAS ROUND I
1. 1951’s Scrooge is an adaptation of A Christmas Carol written by which author?
CHARLES DICKENS
2. What is the name of the building taken over by terrorists in Die Hard?
NAKATOMI PLAZA
3. What is the name of Will Farrell’s character in Elf?
BUDDY
4. Which actor narrates the 1966 How The Grinch Stole Christmas?
BORIS KARLOFF
5. Which king does Peter O’Toole play in The Lion In Winter? Richard I? Henry II? George III?
HENRY II
6. Chris Sarandon plays the voice of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas but who provides the vocals to the songs?
DANNY ELFMAN
7. Who plays Ebenezer Scrooge in A Muppet Christmas Carol?
MICHAEL CAINE
8. How many days did it take to shoot Black Christmas? 40? 60? 80?
FORTY
9. What is the name of the toy that Arnold Schwarzenegger can’t get hold of in Jingle All The Way?
TURBO MAN DOLL
10. What did Clark forget when fetching a tree in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?
A SAW
11. What type of pizza does Kevin order in Home Alone?
PLAIN CHEESE
12. How does George lose his hearing in It’s A Wonderful Life?
HE JUMPS INTO ICE WATER TO SAVE HIS BROTHER

BONUS CHRISTMAS ROUND II
1. According to Richard Curtis how many official plot threads are used in Love, Actually?
TEN (Bill Nighy / Keira Knightley / Colin Firth / Alan Rickman / Hugh Grant / Liam Neeson / Laura Linney / Colin goes to America / Martin Freeman / Rufus by Rowan Atkinson)
2. Who plays Patch, the head elf, in 1985’s Santa Claus?
DUDLEY MOORE
3. How do Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito compete against each other in Deck The Halls?
TRYING TO HAVE THE BEST CHRISTMAS DISPLAY
4. Who plays Edmund Gwenn’s character in the 1994 remake of Miracle On 34th Street? [two bonus points for naming the parade he features in]
RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH [Macy’s parade / Cole’s parade]
5. Due to a late casting change there was no time to change the look of the animatronic snowman used as a double for Michael Keaton in 1998’s Jack Frost. Which other Batman actor was originally cast in the role?
GEORGE CLOONEY
6. Which reindeer gives Tim Allen’s character the most grief in The Santa Clause?
COMET
7. Who wrote the song White Christmas, sung by Bing Crosby?
IRVING BERLIN
8. What gift does ‘the boy’ ask for from Father Christmas in The Polar Express?
A BELL
9. What is Chris Brander’s job in Just Friends?
RECORD PRODUCER
10. What did Ralphie give his teacher for Christmas in A Christmas Story?
A FRUIT BASKET
11. Although all were considered, which of the following taglines was actually used for Bad Santa? He Doesn’t Care If You’re Naughty Or Nice? Would You Sit On His Lap? He Just Wants Some Ho Ho Hos?
HE DOESN’T CARE IF YOU’RE NAUGHTY OR NICE
12. Filming of Ernest Saves Christmas ground to a halt when what happened to the reindeer? Caught Lime Disease? Shed Their Antlers? Were Shot On Location By Game Hunters?
SHED THEIR ANTLERS (replacements had to be made and attached)

Cinema City Film Quiz #10

[06 December 2009]


Winning Team:
The Scourging Of The Shire.. LaBeouf

Genre – Transformers/Middle Earth Crossover

Runners Up:
Displaced: Film Critic Replaced By Christmas Tree
Genre – Art House (6 Hours Long)
The Beaux Of St Hubbins

Genre – Rockumentary.. If You Will
You Don’t Scare Me, I’ve Been Hit By Jim Cameron’s Stick
Genre – The Most Expensive Film Ever.. Until My Next One
The Lion, The Witch & The Chaise Lounge
Genre – Jazz Musical

ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Who gains immense strength from years of pushing the wheel of pain in Conan The Barbarian?

CONAN THE BARBARIAN
2. What type of animal is Flipper?
DOLPHIN
3. Who plays Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity? [three bonus points for correctly naming Bourne’s real name]
MATT DAMON [David Webb]
4. What was the name of the detective played by Eddie Murphy in Beverley Hills Cop?
AXEL FOLEY

5. Who is Elliot Ness investigating in Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables?
AL CAPONE
6. What is Indy searching for in Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade?
THE HOLY GRAIL (he also found the Cross Of Coronado but he wasn’t exactly looking for it)
7. What does Violet explain she wants to be when she applies for a job at Coyote Ugly?

A SONG WRITER
8. What was the name of the character that introduced Bill & Ted to the time travelling phone booth in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure?
RUFUS
9. In which university is Robert Langdon Professor of Religious Iconography and Symbology in The Da Vinci Code?
HARVARD
10. What was the full name and title of Johnny Depp’s character in the Pirates Of The Caribbean series?

CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW
11. The Doors focuses on the rise to fame of which musician?
JIM MORRISON
12. During the credits for Cannonball Run, what does Burt Reynolds do to stop Dom DeLuise laughing continually?
HITS HIM

ROUND II: Filming

1. What is the significance of the 130 roles played out in 1939’s The Women?
ENTIRELY FEMALE CAST
2. According to 1982’s Annie, you’re never fully dressed without what?
A SMILE
3. Which film afforded Angelina Jolie her only Oscar to date?
GIRL, INTERRUPTED
4. Name the director of 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Funny People.

JUDD APATOW
5. How many middle names does actor Kiefer Sutherland have?
FIVE [Kiefer William Fredrick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland]
6. The Catbus features in which Hayao Miyazaki film?
MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO
7. In the film of the same name, who or what is Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert?
A COACH
8. Dennis Quaid and Giovanni Ribisi played the lead roles in the 2004 remake, Flight Of The Phoenix. Who played the same roles in the 1965 original? [one point per correct answer]

JAMES STEWART / RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH
9. In The Cider House Rules, Michael Caine says, “Good Night, you princes of Maine, you kings of..” where?
NEW ENGLAND
10. Why does Aunt Martha wear high collars in Arsenic And Old Lace?
TO CONCEAL ACID SCARS
11. What is the full title of the Wallace & Gromit release that won the 2006 Best Animated Feature Oscar?

WALLACE & GROMIT IN THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT
12. Which French actress sent her Oscar statuette back, taking advantage of the gratis lifetime mend and repair offer?
JULIETTE BINOCHE

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Which film holds the current record for most Golden Raspberries? [clue: Showgirls, Battlefield Earth, I Know Who Killed Me]

I KNOW WHO KILLED ME (8 wins) [Battlefield Earth – 7 / Showgirls – 7]
2. What is the name of the crystal embedded in the actor’s hands in Logan’s Run?
LIFECLOCK
3. Jessica Tandy is both the oldest nominee for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar and oldest winner of the Best Leading Actress Award. She was up for both at the age of 80, name both films.
DRIVING MISS DAISY / FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
4. And lo, the beast looked upon the face of beauty. And it stayed its hand from killing. And from that it day it was as one dead. This is the opening caption for which film? [3 bonus points for identifying its origin]
KING KONG [A fictional proverb created by the producers]
5. In Black Hawk Down, Grimes (Ewan McGreggor) complains he didn’t see any action during Desert Storm or Panama because he was too busy doing what?

MAKING COFFEE
6. What was the origin of the nickname for the wizard in Fantasia short The Sorcerer’s Apprentice? (his nickname being Yen Sid)
IT’S ‘DISNEY’ BACKWARD
7. The paperboy in Better Off Dead continually hassles John Cusack’s character for how many dollars?
TWO DOLLARS
8. Dumb & Dumber stars Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey as Harry and Lloyd. What are their surnames?

HARRY DUNNE / LLOYD CHRISTMAS
9. After construction, the one thousand tonne floating set used for Waterworld was found without one vital element. What was it?
TOILETS (there was no steel left over to build anything else, so filming had to stop so the cast and crew could be ferried to a nearby barge with several porta-cabins)
10. Name the two films in which Jeff Goldblum says, “Faster, must go faster” [bonus points for the years they were released]
JURASSIC PARK [1993] / INDEPENDENCE DAY [1996]
11. The actor who portrayed Ian, one of the bullies from Weird Science, went on to great cinematic success. Who played him?

ROBERT DOWNEY JNR
12. To date, how many Godzilla Vs. films have been released? [bonus point for each correctly named opponent]
FOURTEEN [King Kong / Mothra / The Sea Monster / Hedorah / Gigan / Megalon / Mechagodzilla / Biollante / King Ghidorah / Mothra II / Mechagodzilla II / SpaceGodzilla / Destroyah / Megaguirus]

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. What was the original title of 2004 comedy, Dodgeball? Underdog? Long Shot? Balls?

UNDERDOG
2. What is the name of the plane in Con Air? The Flying Fortress? The Jailbird? Con Air?
THE JAILBIRD
3. Chocolat is based on the novel of the same name by which author? Madeline Wickham? Sophie Kinsella? Joanne Harris?
JOANNE HARRIS
4. The line, “Whaddya hear, whaddya say” features heavily in which James Cagney release? Angels With Dirty Faces? Public Enemy? The Roaring Twenties?

ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES
5. What is the name of Dorothy’s apartment building in Blue Velvet? Blue Shore Apartments? Deep River Apartments? Black Lake Apartments?
DEEP RIVER APARTMENTS
6. How does El Indio start his duels in For A Few Dollars More? Throws a can in the air and waits for it to fall? He counts down from ten but always shoots on two? Wait for the tune in a pocket watch to finish playing?
POCKET WATCH
7. Which agency does Gibbons (played by Samuel L. Jackson) work for in action flick xXx? NSA? CIA? FBI?

NSA (National Security Agency)
8. Which Steve Martin comedy is a remake of 1964’s Bedtime Story? The Jerk? Dirty Rotten Scoundrels? House Sitter?
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
9. In Dead Poets Society what does John Keating instruct his pupils to do with the first essay in their poetry textbooks? Complete it in French? Ignore it and start from the back of the book? Tear it out?

TEAR IT OUT (he is opposed to the notion that students are expected to place the quality of a poem on a scale and rate it with a number)
10. In A Few Good Men, Colonel Jessop (played by Jack Nicholson) famously quips, “You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like…” Three words follow, which of the following is the correct order? Honour, Code, Loyalty? Loyalty, Honour, Code? Code, Honour, Loyalty?
HONOUR, CODE, LOYALTY
11. For the downpour scenes in Rashomon, Akria Kurosawa noted the rain would not show up on film. How did he get around this issue? Large mirrors were used to reflect light and highlight the drops? He added black ink to the water? A glass pane was erected in front of the camera to catch the rain?
BLACK INK WAS ADDED TO THE WATER
12. Whilst writing The Blue Dahlia, Raymond Chandler had to stop for several weeks before finally completing the script. Was it due to overwhelming clinical depression or that he felt he couldn’t finish the script until he was suitably drunk?

DRUNK (Chandler stated it was the only way he could get the inspiration necessary to finish)