Cinema City Film Quiz #16

[28 February 2010]


Winning Team:
The Lovely Boner (Told From The ..Bad Person’s Perspective)

Genre – Romance In The Worst Possible Way

Runners Up:
Vanessa Redgrave Approaching Senility
Genre – Awards Presentation
Natural Chair Fillers
Genre – Set During Oscar Ceremony, ‘Fillers’ Stage Violent Take-Over Protest
Michael Jackson & The Natural Born Colour Thief
Genre – Rockudrama
The Lovely Scones: A Baker’s Revenge
Genre – A Period Bakery Drama
The Daftas
Genre – Long Acceptance Speeches With Artifical Emotion And Shocking Taste In Dress

ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What is the name of the ogre voiced by Mike Meyers in Shrek?
SHREK
2. Return To Oz is the sequel to which film?
THE WIZARD OF OZ
3. What does Whoopi Goldberg disguise herself as in Sister Act?
A NUN
4. How did ET plan to contact his people?
PHONE HOME
**Audience participation: 3 points for impersonating ET on stage**
5. Who directed Saving Private Ryan?
STEVEN SPIELBERG
6. What is the name of the chainsaw-wielding villain in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre?
LEATHERFACE
7. What gets cut off in the infamous torture scene in Reservoir Dogs?
EAR
8. Who plays Maria in West Side Story?
NATALIE WOOD
9. What was the name of James Dean’s last film?
GIANT
10. Which Disney film features the villain Maleficent?
SLEEPING BEAUTY
11. Of his four nominations (excl. his most recent), how many Oscars has Jeff Bridges won to date?
NONE
12. Triumph Of The Will (Triumph Des Willens – 1935) was Leni Riefenstahl’s documentary glorifying which political party?
NATIONAL SOCIALIST PARTY (Nazi Party)

ROUND II: Filming [Natural Born Killers Special]
1. Who directed Natural Born Killers?
OLIVER STONE
2. Who wrote the original (and largely altered) script for this film?
QUENTIN TARANTINO
3. What colour did the director use to represent Mickey’s mental instability?
GREEN
4. What is the name of Wayne Gale’s (played by Robert Downey Jnr) show?
AMERICAN MANIACS
5. How did Mickey and Mallory meet?
MICKEY WAS DELIVERING MEAT TO MALLORY’S HOUSE
6. Which author openly accused this movie of being irresponsible and went on to aid a law case against the film with his knowledge of court law?
JOHN GRISHAM
7. Natural Born Killer’s highest award nomination was one Golden Globe. What was it for?
BEST DIRECTOR
8. During filming, Juliette Lewis broke Tom Sizemore’s nose when she slammed his face into a wall. True or False?
TRUE
9. How many rattlesnakes were used for the scene in the snake field? [closest answer gets the point]
150
10. Following Mallory’s sitcom scene (entitled I Love Mallory) there are a few brief credits. Which of the following was not listed as stunts? Drowning? Punching? Eating really yucky green stuff?
PUNCHING
11. At the time, the director and soundtrack producer Trent Reznor wanted to get Snoop Dogg involved. Why wouldn’t Warner Bros. allow it?
AT THE TIME HE WAS ON TRIAL FOR MURDER
12. Near the start of the film, Mickey and Mallory are lying in the desert looking up at the stars. On being told the world is coming to an end, Mallory talks about the image of Mickey riding a red horse. This supposedly represents one of the four horseman of the apocalypse; which one?
WAR

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. How tall was Veronica Lake? [closest answer gets the point]
FOUR FOOT ELEVEN (4’11”)
2. Ralph Fiennes character in The English Patient was making a map of what area?
THE SAHARA DESERT
3. Which actor said “I don’t want to spread the peanut butter of my personality on the mouldy bread of the commercial press”?
MARLON BRANDO
4. What is the name of the bug planet in Starship Troopers? [bonus point for correct spelling]
KLENDATHU
5. Name Yasujiro Ozu’s acclaimed 1953 film.
TOKYO STORY
6. Which year saw the release of Grease, Superman and The Deer Hunter?
1978
7. What is the name of Buffalo Bill’s dog in Silence Of The Lambs?
PRECIOUS
8. Which Disney film was released with the tagline, ‘The Most Beautiful Love Story Ever Told’?
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
9. Amanda Bynes comedy, She’s The Man, is based on which Shakespearean play?
TWELFTH NIGHT
10. How many eggs did Rocky drink in his first morning workout?
FIVE
11. In Pan’s Labyrinth, Ofelia is told to put a mandrake root in a bowl of what?
MILK
12. Robert Mitchum died 01-Jul-1997, one day before which other famous actor?
JAMES STEWART

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which character did Claude Rains play in 1938’s The Adventures Of Robin Hood? Little John? Prince John? Sir Guy Of Gisbourne?
PRINCE JOHN
2. Which Charlie Chaplin film was apparently Orson Welles’ favourite movie of all time? City Lights? Modern Times? The Kid?
CITY LIGHTS
3. What is the minimum release window between cinema and DVD? 12 Weeks? 17 Weeks? 21 Weeks?
17 WEEKS
4. What instrument does Rob Lowe’s character play in St. Elmo’s Fire? Trumpet? Saxophone? Guitar?
SAXOPHONE
5. Which Film Noir piece features the quote, “You’re like a leaf that blows from one gutter to another”? Out Of The Past? This Gun For Hire? Detour?
OUT OF THE PAST
6. What is the name of the band in That Thing You Do? The Echoes? The Lords Of Erie? The Wonders? [bonus point for naming the director]
THE WONDERS [Tom Hanks]
7. Which noble does Christopher Eccleston play in Elizabeth? Earl Of Leicester? Duke Of Norfolk? Baron Of Burghley?
DUKE OF NORFOLK
8. Which documentary won last year’s Oscar? Encounters At The End Of The World? Man On Wire? The Betrayal?
MAN ON WIRE
9. Which Irish actor played Jackson Rippner in 2005’s Red Eye? Colin Farrell? Cillian Murphy? Jonathan Rhys-Meyers?
CILLIAN MURPHY
10. Which Indian tribe raids the Edwards’ house in The Searchers? Apache? Comanche? Navajo?
COMANCHE
11. What animal does Ditchwater Sal turn Tristan into in Stardust? Goat? Dog? Mouse?
MOUSE
12. On the success of 1946’s The Blue Dahlia, The Screen Guild Theatre produced a half-hour radio play three years later, however none of the original cast were asked back. True or False?
FALSE (Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd reprised their original roles)

Cinema City Film Quiz #15

[14 February 2010]


Winning Team:
These Boots Are Made For Walken

Genre – Nancy Sinatra Biopic Starring Christopher Walken

Runners Up:
The Importance Of Being Ernie
Genre – Morecome and Wise Biopic
3 Men And A Little Lady
Genre – Romantic Comedy

ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Wimbledon is a romantic comedy that focuses on which sport?
TENNIS
2. What was the name of Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason’s predecessor?
BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY
3. How old is Andy in 40 Year Old Virgin?
FORTY
4. On the poster for 13 Going On 30, Jennifer Garner is using bubblegum to blow a bubble. What colour is it?
PINK
5. Who play the title roles in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet? [one point per correct answer]
LEONARDO DI CAPRIO / CLAIRE DANES
6. Which film was released with the trailer/poster tagline ‘an adventure 65 million years in the making’?
JURASSIC PARK
7. Which actress plays a princess of an unspecified country in Roman Holiday?
AUDREY HEPBURN
8. How many Aliens Vs Predator films have been released to date?
TWO [AvP / AvP: Requiem]
9. Which US law agency does Sandra Bullock work for in Miss Congeniality?
FBI
10. Who or what is Tiffany in Breakfast At Tiffany’s?
NEW YORK CITY JEWELRY STORE
11. The Notebook is based on the novel by which author?
NICHOLAS SPARKS
12. What was the name of the character played by Vivien Leigh in 1939’s Gone With The Wind?
SCARLETT O’HARA

ROUND II: Filming [Gael Garcia Bernal Special]
1. 2008’s Blindness was selected to open which French film festival?
CANNES
2. What animal features on almost every poster for The Science Of Sleep?
DONKEY / HORSE
3. What type of accident brings the three plot threads together in Amores Perros?
CAR
4. Which sport is the focus of Rudo y Cursi?
FOOTBALL
5. Bernal’s character in The King, Elvis, is discharged from which military outfit?
NAVY
6. In which country was Bernal born? Puerto Rico? Mexico? Argentina?
MEXICO
7. Bernal and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu got in trouble with PETA on Babel’s release for the way in which a chicken was killed on-screen. Was the chicken real or not?
FAKE (despite the chicken being a prop, Bernal has killed chickens with his bare hands, claiming it’s a part of life)
8. In which country did Bernal study acting? [bonus point for naming the city]
UNITED KINGDOM [London]
9. How many of Bernal’s films have been nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film? [bonus points for naming them]
TWO [Amores Perros / El Crimen Del Padre Amaro]
10. What was the informal title (based on literal translation) of Y Tu Mama Tambien that was later abandoned in the United States?
AND YOUR MOTHER TOO
11. El Crimen Del Padre Amaro is based on the novel of the same name, released in which year? [closest answer gets the point]
1875
12. What is the name of the motorbike that Che Guevara and Alberto Granado travel on in Diarios de Motocicleta?
LA PODEROSA (‘The Powerful One’)

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. What is the name of Marilyn Monroe’s character in The Seven Year Itch?
THE GIRL (she is cast without a name, billed only as ‘the girl’)
2. The title of 1949’s Kind Hearts And Coronets comes from the poem Lady Clara Vere de Vere by which poet?
ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
3. Which four actors starred in the lead roles (as Team Daedalus) in Clint Eastwood’s Space Cowboys? [one point per correct answer]
CLINT EASTWOOD / TOMMY LEE JONES / DONALD SUTHERLAND / JAMES GARNER
4. In the film Aliens, Newt explains she is only called Rebecca by who?
HER BROTHER
5. Warner Bros. released The Jazz Singer in 1927, which they claimed to be the first ‘talkie’. Who was the lead?
AL JOLSON
6. This year’s Academy Awards have listed ten nominations for Best Picture. When did this last happen?
1944
7. Columbia Pictures released When Harry Met Sally using the platform technique. What is this?
A CONCEPT IN WHICH A FILM OPENS IN SELECT CITIES AND GAINS DISTRIBUTION AFTER POSITIVE WORD OF MOUTH
8. In Bringing Up Baby, Clark Gable’s character plays a palaeontologist looking for the last bone to complete a skeleton of which dinosaur?
BRONTOSAURUS
9. Which 1960’s film closes with the line, ‘Shup up and deal’?
THE APARTMENT
10. Which film was released with the poster tagline ‘Man has made his match.. now it’s his problem’?
BLADE RUNNER
11. The 1945 film And Then There Were None was based on the book by which author?
AGATHA CHRISTIE
12. From which 1949 movie is the following quote from: “Lawyers should never marry other lawyers. This is called inbreeding, from which comes idiot children and more lawyers”
ADAM’S RIB

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. What was the top-grossing film of 1996? Independence Day? Twister? Mission: Impossible?
INDEPENDENCE DAY
2. Which is the only James Stewart film in which you never actually see his face? The Greatest Show On Earth? Thunder Bay? Broken Arrow?
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (he plays Buttons the clown, always in makeup)
3. Which James Bond actor starred in 1980’s Flash Gordon? Timothy Dalton? Pierce Brosnan? George Lazenby?
TIMOTHY DALTON
4. Which actress has top billing on the posters for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (in other words, who was considered the lead actress)? Jane Russell? Marilyn Monroe? Norma Varden?
JANE RUSSELL
5. Where does Ellie meet Peter Warne in 1934’s It Happened One Night? On a bus? On a train? On a blimp?
ON A BUS
6. 10 Things I Hate About You is based on which Shakespearean play? The Taming Of The Shrew? As You Like It? Much Ado About Nothing?
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
7. Frank Sinatra’s character in Guys And Dolls! is called Nathan what? Phoenix? California? Detroit?
DETROIT
8. What is Kate Forster’s (played by Sandra Bullock) job in The Lake House? Police Officer? Dentist? Doctor?
DOCTOR
9. Which cast member from The Philadelphia Story donated their entire $100,000 salary to the British War Relief Fund? Katherine Hepburn? James Stewart? Cary Grant?
CARY GRANT
10. In 1996 Janeane Garofalo disowned one of her own films, dubbing it ‘anti-feminist’. Which of the following was it? Larger Than Life? The Cable Guy? The Truth About Cats & Dogs?
THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS & DOGS
11. Which Star Wars actor worked uncredited on the script of The Wedding Singer? Mark Hamill? Harrison Ford? Carrie Fisher?
CARRIE FISHER
12. Spencer Tracy won a posthumous Oscar for his role in Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner. True or False?
FALSE (Rod Steiger won it for In The Heat Of The Night)

THE FIRST OATLEYS (2009)

Top 5 Motion Pictures of the Year

Gran Torino
District 9
Where The Wild Things Are
Avatar
Fantastic Mr. Fox

Most Under-Rated Film of the Year

9

Worst 5 Motion Pictures of the Year
No Award Issued, Instead Director Receives A Rude Letter
Lesbian Vampire Killers
Bruno
Valkyrie
Terminator: Salvation
The Unborn

Most Over-Rated Film of the Year
No Award Issued, Instead Director Receives A Rude Letter
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Leading Actor

Brad Pitt [Inglourious Basterds]

Best Leading Actress

Melanie Laurent [Inglourious Basterds]

Best Director

Spike Jonze [Where The Wild Things Are]

Best Screenplay

Neil Blomkamp / Terri Tatchell [District 9]

Best Musical Score

Karen O [Where The Wild Things Are]

Best Newcomer

Sam Worthington

6TH ANNUAL RRH AWARDS (2009)

Best Motion Picture of the Year
(500) Days Of Summer
Up In The Air
A Serious Man

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Michael Stuhlbarg [A Serious Man]
Joseph Gordon-Levitt [(500) Days Of Summer]
Tom Hardy [Bronson]

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Emily Blunt [The Young Victoria]
Carey Mulligan [An Education]
Audrey Tautou [Coco Avant Chanel]

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz [Inglourious Basterds]
Stephen Lang [Avatar]
Tom Waits [The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus]

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Anna Kendrick [Up In The Air]
Melanie Laurent [Inglourious Basterds]
Zoey Saldana [Avatar]

Best Achievement in Directing
John Hillcoat [The Road]
Neill Blomkamp [District 9]
Joel & Ethan Coen [A Serious Man]

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen [A Serious Man]
Scott Neustadter / Michael H Weber [(500) Days Of Summer]
Quentin Tarantino [Inglourious Basterds]

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Spike Jonze / David Eggers [Where The Wild Things Are]
Jason Reitman / Sheldon Turner [Up In The Air]
David Hayter / Alex Tse [Watchmen]

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Larry Fong [Watchmen]
Barry Ackroyd [The Hurt Locker]
Nicola Pecorini [The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus]

Best Achievement in Editing
Alan Edward Bell [(500) Days Of Summer]
Jon Gregory [The Road]
Jeffrey Ford / Paul Rubell [Public Enemies]

Best Achievement in Art Direction
Gershon Ginsburg [The Road]
Rick Carter / Robert Stromberg [Avatar]
David Bryan [The Hurt Locker]

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Michael Wilkinson [Watchmen]
Colleen Attwood [Public Enemies]
Sandy Powell [The Young Victoria]

Best Achievement for Original Musical Score
Michael Giacchino [Star Trek]
Nick Cave / Warren Ellis [The Road]
Carter Burwell [A Serious Man]

Best Achievement in Makeup
Joe Dunckley / Leon Von Solms [District 9]
Katherine Brown [Where The Wild Things Are]
Barney Bulman [Star Trek]

Best Achievement in Sound
Alan Rankin [Star Trek]
Paul N.J. Ottosson [The Hurt Locker]
Brent Burge [District 9]

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
A. Josh Reinhardt [The Road]
Jeremy Peirson [Public Enemies]
Patrick Owen [Moon]

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Joe Letteri [Avatar]
Chris Hampton [Watchmen]
Dan Kaufman [District 9]

Best Animated Feature Film
Up
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Foreign Language Film
Das Weisse Band [The White Ribbon]
Un Prophete [A Prophet]
Los Abrazos Rotos [Broken Embraces]

Best Feature-Length Documentary
Anvil! The Story Of Anvil
Good Hair
Food, Inc.