Cinema City Film Quiz #14

[31 January 2010]


Winning Team:
Wouldn’t It Have Been Funny If Stanley Kubrick Died In 2001

Genre – A Porn Odyssey

Runners Up:
Full Metal Gear Solid
Genre – Harrowing War Drama With Giant Robots And Clones
A Clockwork Orange II: Electric Droogaloos
Genre – Ultraviolent Dance Sequel
Killer’s Miss
Genre – A Failed Hollywood Kubrick Remake

ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What is the title of the fictional show that Galaxy Quest was based on?
GALAXY QUEST
2. What is the unofficial nickname given to the Academy Award statuettes?
OSCAR
3. A Hard Day’s Night features which band?
THE BEATLES
4. What is the name of the school that Harry Potter attends?
HOGWARTS SCHOOL OF WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY
5. What is the current top-grossing film of all time?
AVATAR
6. What is the name of the little girl that befriends Sully and Mike in Monsters, Inc?
BOO
7. Which family action film pits Robin Williams against a treacherous board game?
JUMANJI
8. Who directed Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz?
EDGAR WRIGHT
9. Which actor plays Gilbert’s mentally handicapped brother in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
LEONARDO DI CAPRIO
10. In Don Bluth’s 1997 animated film Anastasia, who provides the voice for the lead role?
MEG RYAN
11. What does Aunt Voula offer to cook when she learns that Ian is a vegetarian in My Big Fat Greek Wedding?
LAMB
12. What subject does Elle study at Harvard in Legally Blonde?
LAW

ROUND II: Filming [Stanley Kubrick Special]
1. Which Kubrick release features the quotes ‘What’s up, Doc?’ and ‘Here’s Johnny’?
THE SHINING
2. Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is based on the book of the same name by which author?
ARTHUR C. CLARKE
3. Which actor played Professor Humbert Humbert in Lolita?
JAMES MASON
4. 1971 saw the release of Kubrick’s only X rated film. What was the title?
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
5. In what year did Stanley Kubrick die?
1999
6. Which two Kubrick films starred Kirk Douglas? [one point per correct answer]
PATHS OF GLORY / SPARTACUS
7. How many times was Kubrick married?
THREE (Toba Metz 48-51 / Ruth Sobotka 54-57 / Christiane Harlan 58-99)
8. What 3 words are written on Private Joker’s helmet in Full Metal Jacket?
BORN TO KILL
9. The Killing was an adaptation of which novel?
CLEAN BREAK
10. For his three roles in Dr. Strangelove, Peter Sellers received one million dollars. What percentage of the film’s budget is that?
FIFTY FIVE PER CENT
11. What was the title of Kubrick’s first feature-length narrative film?
FEAR AND DESIRE
12. What was the password to gain entry to the mansion in Eyes Wide Shut?
FIDELIO

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Name any film directed by Terrence Malick. [one point for correctly named title, one additional point for the least common answer]
THE NEW WORLD (2005) / THE THIN RED LINE (1998) / DAYS OF HEAVEN (1978) / BADLANDS (1973) [Lanton Mills does not count as it’s 12mins long]
2. Only two film trilogies have received Best Picture Oscar nominations for each instalment. Name them. [one point per correct answer]
THE GODFATHER / THE LORD OF THE RINGS
3. Which actor turned down the role of Rhett Butler and went on to say “Gone With The Wind is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history”?
GARY COOPER
4. Which actor starred in Just My Luck, Smokin’ Aces and Star Trek?
CHRIS PINE
5. Which member of the marine troupe that lands on LV-426 is the first to die in Aliens? [clue: Corporal Cynthia Dietrich / Private Ricco Frost / Private Daniel Spunkmeyer]
FROST (although Dietrich is the first to be attacked, it’s her flamethrower that kills Frost)
6. What were the names of the three lead cops in LA Confidential — played by Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce? [one point for each first/last name given]
JACK VINCENNES (Spacey) / WENDELL ‘BUD’ WHITE (Crowe) / EDMUND EXLEY (Pearce)
7. The word prop is an abbreviation of what?
THEATRICAL PROPERTY
8. Which living composer currently holds the most Academy Award nominations for best original score? [bonus point for stating how many nominations]
THOMAS NEWMAN [Nine]
9. To date only two films have won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture as well as the Cannes Festival’s Palme d’Or; The Lost Weekend and Marty. What year was each released? [one point per correct answer]
THE LOST WEEKEND (1945) / MARTY (1955)
10. Which film features the following quote: “As a drug user, you get used to things like seeing your dead grandmother crawling up your leg with a knife in her teeth.. but nobody should be asked to handle this trip”
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS
11. The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King features the largest prop ever built for a motion picture. What was it?
DEAD OLIPHANT CARCASS
12. Keeping with the princess theme, Enchanted features three cameo roles. Robert’s secretary, Sam, a soap opera character named Angela and a pregnant woman with five children. In which Disney films did these actresses play the lead? [one point per correct answer]
THE LITTLE MERMAID (Sam) / BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Angela) / POCAHONTAS (Pregnant Lady)

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which of the following Fight Club anecdotes is false: a.) Whilst shooting in an urban residential area, one of the tenants was arrested for throwing a beer bottle at the crew, cutting open the director of photography. b.) To help Ed Norton adjust to the ending, he insisted his prop briefcase was filled with soap. c.) Prior to filming, Brad Pitt asked his dentist to purposely chip his front tooth.
B
2. A Night At The Roxbury is a film adaptation of a sketch that appeared on which show? Whose Line Is It Anyway? MADtv? Saturday Night Live?
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
3. In Pleasantville, Tobey Maguire narrates two books which are considered the most widely banned books in the United States. Which of the following does not feature? The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn? Lady Chatterley’s Lover? The Catcher In The Rye?
LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER
4. According to Sallah, what breed of snakes inhabit the Well Of Souls in Raiders Of The Lost Ark? Cobras? Asps? Pythons?
ASPS
5. Bill Murray’s role of Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters was originally written for which actor? Dan Ackroyd? John Belushi? John Candy?
JOHN BELUSHI
6. How many wishes does the devil grant Elliot/Stanley (depending on whether referring to the original or remake) in Bedazzled? 6? 7? 8?
SEVEN
7. Who played Steve Martin’s role in the original Father Of The Bride? Spencer Tracy? William Holden? George Sanders?
SPENCER TRACY
8. Which archangel does Christopher Walken play in 1995’s The Prophecy? Michael? Gabriel? Raphael?
GABRIEL
9. Private Parts focuses on the life of which US media personality? Al Sharpton? Howard Stern? Jay Leno?
HOWARD STERN
10. 1998’s The Negotiator opens with a dedication to J.T. Walsh. What was his job? Director Of Photography? Actor? Sound Editor?
ACTOR
11. Which Kirstie Alley/John Travolta film didn’t feature talking babies? Look Who’s Talking? Look Who’s Talking Now? Look Who’s Talking Too?
LOOK WHO’S TALKING NOW
12. In one particular scene in Snakes On A Plane, one of the flight attendants throws a snake into the microwave and presses a snake preset button. True or False?
TRUE

Cinema City Film Quiz #13

[17 January 2010]


Winning Team:
Who Watches The Amazing Almighty Ghost-Feminists?

Genre – Pervert Orientated Documentary

Runners Up:
Transforminators II: Arnie In Disguise
Genre – Robot Musical
We Can Remember That For You, Wholesale
Genre – Sci Fi
Arnie And The Chipmunks
Genre – Dogme Wildlife Crossover
Avatar Shmavatar
Genre – Slapstick Parody Starring Benny Hill

ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. The film Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl was based on which Disney World ride?
THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
2. What car does Clint Eastwood possess in Gran Torino?
GRAN TORINO
3. What is the name of Simba’s evil uncle in The Lion King? [bonus point for correctly naming the actor who voiced the character]
SCAR [Jeremy Irons]
4. Which country does Jean-Claude Van Damme hail from?
BELGIUM
5. ‘In Space No One Can Hear You Scream’ was the poster tagline for which film? (Tagline Questions Part I)
ALIEN
6. In which city is Pixar’s Ratatouille set?
PARIS
7. Which of the following actors starred in The Matrix? Guy Pearce? Keanu Reeves? Noel Coward?
KEANU REEVES
8. Which monarch does Helen Mirren portray in The Queen?
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
9. Which composer scored Gladiator, The Dark Knight and The Lion King?
HANS ZIMMER
10. In which South American country is City Of God set?
BRAZIL
11. In This Is Spinal Tap, what number do the volume dials on the amps go up to?
ELEVEN
12. Who played Mary Kate Danaher in The Quiet Man?
MAUREEN O’HARA

ROUND II: Filming [Arnold Schwarzenegger Special]
1. Who plays Arnie’s twin in Twins?
DANNY DE VITO
2. Which Arnie film is considered to have the laziest one-liners, such as ‘Ice to see you’ ‘Let’s kick some ice’ and ‘Freeze in Hell’?
BATMAN & ROBIN
3. On which planet is Total Recall set?
MARS
4. How many Oscars did Terminator 2 win?
FOUR (Sound / Sound Editing / Visual Effects / Makeup)
5. Hunter was the original working title of which Arnie movie?
PREDATOR
6. Which God does Conan pray to? Thor? Crom? Mitre?
CROM
7. How many children has Arnold spawned? [bonus point for identifying the sex ratio]
FOUR [two boys, two girls]
8. What was the name of the boy that Arnie was trying to protect from his gangster father in Kindergarten Cop?
DOMINIC (although the child was born Cullen Crisp Jnr)
9. Which two actors from The Usual Suspects co-starred with Arnie in 1999’s End Of Days? [one point per correct answer]
GABRIEL BYRNE / KEVIN POLLACK
10. Which actor played Death from The Seventh Seal in Last Action Hero?
IAN MCKELLEN
11. Arnold was the first private US citizen to own what?
A HUMVEE
12. To date, Arnie has only played four characters that have been killed before the end of the film. Name the respective films. [one point per correct answer]
TERMINATOR / TERMINATOR II: JUDGEMENT DAY / TERMINATOR III: RISE OF THE MACHINES / END OF DAYS

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. How many (technical) Westerns have won the best picture Oscar? [one bonus points for each title named]
THREE [Cimarron (1931), Dances With Wolves (1990), Unforgiven (1992)]
2. What is the name of Little John’s son in Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves?
WOLF
3. ‘This Is The Weekend They Didn’t Play Golf’ was the poster tagline for which film? (Tagline Questions Part II)
DELIVERANCE
4. According to Dustin Hoffman’s character in Perfume, each perfume consists of three chords. Each chord is made up of a series of distinct scents called notes. How many notes does each chord contain?
FOUR
5. What is the name of golden statue/highest honour awarded at the Berlin film festival?
GOLDEN BEAR
6. Which two actors lend their voices for the leaders of the two warring factions in Small Soldiers? [one point per correct answer]
TOMMY LEE JONES / FRANK LANGELLA
7. Many of the principals and ideals in Aronofsky’s The Fountain are based on the mythology of which culture?
MAYAN
8. John Wayne got his big break when John Ford cast him as Ringo Kid in which film?
STAGECOACH
9. Including both Bill and The Bride, there are six members in the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad in Kill Bill. What are their codenames? [one point per correct answer – four bonus points for correctly naming all six]
SNAKE CHARMER (David Carradine) / SIDEWINDER (Michael Madsen) / BLACK MAMBA (Uma Thurman) / COTTONMOUTH (Lucy Liu) / COPPERHEAD (Vivica A. Fox) / CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN SNAKE (Daryl Hannah)
10. Which song by The Rolling Stones features in three Martin Scorsese films? [one bonus point for naming each film]
GIMME SHELTER [Goodfellas / Casino / The Departed]
11. Forest Warrior (1996), Firewalker (1986) and A Force Of One (1979) have which leading actor in common?
CHUCK NORRIS
12. What is the exact function of a clapper board?
SYNCHRONISING BOTH AUDIO AND VIDEO (additionally used to mark particular scenes)

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which of the following actresses did not audition for Gina Gershon’s role in Showgirls? Angelina Jolie? Demi Moore? Sharon Stone?
DEMI MOORE
2. Near Dark is about what? Werewolves? Vampires? Racists?
VAMPIRES
3. Who directed 1940’s Rebecca? Laurence Olivier? Alfred Hitchcock? Carol Read?
ALFRED HITCHCOCK
4. In 2006 Brad Pitt gave up one of the starring roles in which film to star in Babel? The Prestige? The Departed? Children Of Men?
THE DEPARTED
5. Warner Bros. released the first all-talking, all-colour widescreen movie in 1930. What was the title? Song Of The Willow? Song Of The Flame? Song Of The Heart?
SONG OF THE FLAME
6. Bollywood itself is actually which Indian city? Delhi? Mumbai? Bangalore?
MUMBAI
7. Who directed Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette in 2006? Joe Wright? Sophia Coppola? Nancy Meyers?
SOPHIA COPPOLA
8. At the start of Sabrina, which Larrabee is Audrey Hepburn in love with? Linus? David? Both?
DAVID
9. Which of the following has an MBE? Daniel Day Lewis? Jackie Chan? Jeremy Irons?
JACKIE CHAN (awarded 1989)
10. ‘We Are Not Alone’ was the poster tagline for which film? The Day The Earth Stood Still? Close Encounters Of The Third Kind? Independence Day? (Tagline Questions Part III)
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
11. How many minutes of applause did Pan’s Labyrinth receive at the Cannes Film Festival? 17? 22? 34?
TWENTY TWO
12. High School Musical features song titles such as Bop To The Top, Humuhumunukunukuapua’a and WackaWackaHeyHey. True or False?
FALSE (but only the last one… I made that up)

Cinema City Film Quiz #12

[03 January 2010]


Winning Team:
Gran Turismo

Genre – Racing Drama Starring Clint Eastwood

Runners Up:
The Hunt For Jim Jarmusch’s Talent
Genre – Misguided Indie
The Princess And The Frogs
Genre – A Humorous Look At The Death Of Princess Di

ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. The Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz is a re-imagining of which 1932 film?
THE MUMMY
2. Bride And Prejudice is a Bollywood adaptation of which Jane Austen novel?
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
3. Who played Lara Croft in 2001’s Tomb Raider?
ANGELINA JOLIE
4. Which character did John Goodman play in the 1994 life-action film, The Flintstones?
FRED FLINTSTONE
5. Which US city did Kevin McCallister find himself in, in Home Alone 2?
NEW YORK CITY
6. Who directed Schindler’s List?
STEVEN SPIELBERG
7. Easy Rider shows Wyatt and Billy travelling across America on what? [for two bonus points, name the director]
MOTORBIKES [Dennis Hopper]
8. What is Will Smith’s codename in Men In Black?
J
9. What precious jewel is the focal point of 1984’s Romancing The Stone? Ruby? Diamond? Emerald?
EMERALD
10. In American Graffiti, Rock Around The Clock and All Summer Long are played during the opening and closing credits respectively. Which is which?
OPENING – Rock Around The Clock / CLOSING – All Summer Long
11. What device does one use to exit The Matrix in the film of the same name?
TELEPHONE (specifically payphones)
12. Who directed Chow Yun-Fat in 1989’s The Killer?
JOHN WOO

ROUND II: Filming
1. A Best Boy is a chief assistant to various departments. What name is given to a female Best Boy?
BEST BOY
2. In Meet The Parents, Robert De Niro’s character explains that genius’ pick the colour car that Ben Stiller has rented. What colour was it?
GREEN
3. What is the name of the ship captained by Russell Crowe in Master & Commander?
HMS SURPRISE
4. In Rush Hour, whose father was a police officer? Carter? Lee? Both? Neither?
BOTH
5. What was stolen from Pee-Wee Herman in Pee-Wee Herman’s Big Adventure?
BICYCLE
6. Which actress played the same role as Lindsay Lohan in the original Freaky Friday?
JODIE FOSTER
7. What was Chihiro’s slave name in Spirited Away?
SEN
8. What was the name of the bar that the crew of the Andrea Gail hung out at in The Perfect Storm?
THE CROW’S NEST
9. What did Lloyd (played by John Cusack) famously hold above his head to win back Diane in Say Anything… ?
STEREO
10. Which actress won an Oscar for her role in Howards End?
EMMA THOMPSON
11. How many sequels did the 1976 comedy Bad News Bears spawn? [bonus points for correctly naming each one]
TWO [The Bad News Bears In Breaking Training (1977) / The Bad News Bears Go To Japan (1978)]
12. What did Morrie Kessler (played by Chuck Low) sell in Goodfellas?
WIGS

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. What instruments do the Siamese cats play in The Aristocats song, Everybody Wants To Be A Cat? [one point per correct answer]
PIANO / DRUMS
2. What was Robin Williams’ job before disguising himself as a maid in Mrs. Doubtfire?
VOICE ACTOR
3. What colour are the Gingerbread Man’s gumdrop buttons in Shrek?
PURPLE
4. What were the names of the twins played by Rachel Weisz in Constantine? [one point per correct answer]
ISABEL / ANGELA DODSON
5. Fargo (1996) is the most recent film preserved by the National Film Registry (in the Library Of Congress). The earliest is entitled Blacksmith Scene; in what year was it filmed? [closest answer gets the point]
1893
6. The Psychedelic Furs performed the title music for which John Hughes film?
PRETTY IN PINK
7. What was the name of the reporter trapped on the airline flight with Holly McClane in Die Hard 2: Die Harder?
RICHARD THORNBURG
8. What is the name of Lucy’s (Sandra Bullock) cat in While You Were Sleeping?
MEL
9. Which films are the following Arnold Schwarzenegger one-liners from? a.) Please Don’t Wake My Friend, He’s Dead Tired? b.) To Be Or Not To Be.. Not To Be? c.) So, We Meet Again, Carlos? [one point per correct answer]
A = Commando B = Last Action Hero C = True Lies
*audience participation* – three points for reading out the lines with an ‘Ahnuld’ voice on stage
10. What year was The Poseidon Adventure released? [closest answer gets the point]
1972
11. The English patient in the film of the same name keeps a book of Histories by which Greek historian?
HERODOTUS
12. In The Crying Game, Jody tells Fergus a story about a frog helping another creature across a river; which creature was it?
SCORPION

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which is the last deadly sin committed in Se7en? Envy? Wrath? Pride?
WRATH [Gluttony / Greed / Sloth / Lust / Pride / Envy / Wrath]
2. Who sang the theme for Pearl Harbour, There You’ll Be? Faith Hill? Leann Rimes? Mariah Carey?
FAITH HILL
3. Which of the following was the top grossing romantic comedy of 2000? Miss Congeniality? What Women Want? She’s All That?
WHAT WOMEN WANT
4. How many letters does Gerry write to Holly in P.S. I Love You? 5? 10? 15?
TEN
5. Woody Allen’s Love And Death is set in which country? America? France? Russia?
RUSSIA
6. Which of the following actors has not played the role of Alexander The Great? William Shatner? Richard Burton? Montgomery Clift?
MONTGOMERY CLIFT (Burton in 1956, Shatner in 1968)
7. Steven Spielberg’s Munich was based on George Jonas’ book. What was the title? Justice? Mossad? Vengeance?
VENGEANCE
8. Holly Hunter plays Ada McGrath in The Piano but which of the following applies to her character? Deaf? Blind? Mute?
MUTE
9. Which of the following was D.W. Griffith’s most critically acclaimed piece, prompting one critic to state it was “the only motion picture worthy of taking its place alongside Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and the masterpieces of Michelangelo as a separate work of art”? Birth Of A Nation (1915)? Intolerance (1916)? The Greatest Thing In Life (1918)?
INTOLERANCE
10. Who directed Cinema Paradiso? Guiseppe Tornatore? Gillo Pontecorvo? Roberto Benigni?
GUISEPPE TORNATORE
11. What name is given to the final shot of the day? Mezzanine Shot? Martini Shot? Money Shot?
MARTINI SHOT
12. The 1950’s were the golden age for American Traditional, Revisionist and B Westerns. Which half of the decade saw more? Early 50’s (1950-1954)? Late 50’s (1955-1959)?
EARLY 50’s – 367 [Late 50’s – 254]

Reviews 2010

[14 December 2010] Tron: Legacy (2010)

[28 November 2010] Rare Exports (2010)

[23 November 2010] The American (2010)

[15 November 2010] Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part I (2010)

[08 November 2010] Unstoppable (2010)

[02 November 2010] Due Date (2010)

[30 September 2010] The Social Network (2010)

[21 September 2010] Made In Dagenham (2010)

[19 September 2010] The Town (2010)

[06 September 2010] Tamara Drewe (2010)

[25 August 2010] The Runaways (2010)

[24 August 2010] The Switch (2010)

[22 August 2010] Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

[08 August 2010] The Last Airbender (2010)

[14 July 2010] Toy Story 3 (2010)

[12 July 2010] Inception (2010)

[29 June 2010] Twilight: Eclipse (2010)

[24 June 2010] The Rebound (2009)

[22 June 2010] Get Him To The Greek (2010)

[21 June 2010] The Karate Kid (2010)

[27 May 2010] The Losers (2010)

[26 May 2010] Sex And The City 2 (2010)

[25 May 2010] Death At A Funeral (2010)

[23 May 2010] She’s Out Of My League (2010)

[17 May 2010] Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)

[11 May 2010] Robin Hood (2010)

[10 May 2010] The Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call – New Orleans (2009)

[05 May 2010] Four Lions (2010)

[04 May 2010] Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

[26 April 2010] Iron Man 2 (2010)

[14 April 2010] Date Night (2010)

[09 April 2010] Dear John (2010)

[29 March 2010] Whip It (2009)

[24 March 2010] Perrier’s Bounty (2009)

[22 March 2010] Kick Ass (2010)

[10 March 2010] Shutter Island (2010)

[07 March 2010] The Blind Side (2009)

[01 March 2010] Alice In Wonderland (2010)

[16 February 2010] The Lovely Bones (2009)

[10 February 2010] A Single Man (2009)

[09 February 2010] Ponyo {Gake No Ue No Ponyo} (2008)

[08 February 2010] Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2009)

[05 February 2010] The Wolfman (2010)

[03 February 2010] Youth In Revolt (2009)

[31 January 2010] Invictus (2009)

[16 January 2010] 44 Inch Chest (2009)

[11 January 2010] Up In The Air (2009)

[03 January 2010] The Princess And The Frog (2009)