Cinema City Film Quiz #18

[28 March 2010]


Winning Team:
You Only Win Twice

Genre – Ealing Comedy Of A Film QUiz

Runners Up:
Nevermind The Bullocks, Here’s The Uma-Bombers
Genre – Hardcore Family Shoot-Em-Up
On Her Majesty’s Secret Cervix
Genre – Harrowing Cancer Biopic
Spy Me Up, Spy Me Down
Genre – Spanish Feminist Bond Comedy Drama
Golden Japseye
Genre – Sequel To Goldeneye
On Her Madge’s Secret Service
Genre – Action Thriller Biopic Musical

ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Which character said “You’re talking to a man who’s laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom and chuckled at catastrophe” in the Wizard Of Oz?
THE WIZARD OF OZ
2. Which science fiction film featured the quote, “Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?”
STAR WARS (Episode IV: A New Hope)
3. Who was Colonel Von Stauffenberg trying to assassinate in the 2008 film Valkyrie?
ADOLF HITLER
4. The Sound Of Music was set and filmed in which country?
AUSTRIA
5. What is the name of the redhead princess in The Little Mermaid?
ARIEL
6. What two weapons did Indiana Jones carry at all times in Raiders Of The Lost Ark? [one point per correct answer]
WHIP / PISTOL
7. Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard and The Maltese Falcon belong to which genre?
FILM NOIR
8. How many candles adorn the cake in the famous John Hughes coming-of-age drama of the same name?
SIXTEEN
9. Which 1994 comedy introduced Hugh Grant to the cinematic world?
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
10. What are the names of the two Matrix sequels? [one point for each correct answer]
THE MATRIX: RELOADED / THE MATRIX: REVOLUTIONS
11. Which 80’s family film features the characters Radio, Lampy, Blanky and Kirby?
THE BRAVE LITTLE TOASTER
12. Which actor starred in Stardust, The Last Tycoon and The Godfather Part II?
ROBERT DE NIRO

ROUND II: Filming [James Bond Special]
1. Who was the first actor to play James Bond in 1962?
SEAN CONNERY
2. Which henchman wore a bowler hat?
ODD JOB
3. Who sang the theme song for You Only Live Twice?
NANCY SINATRA
4. Which Bond film opens with the infamous Skiing scene that climaxes with Bond’s parachute opening to reveal a Union Jack?
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
5. Name the only actor to appear in more than 15 Bond films.
DESMOND LLEWELYN (as Q)
6. What is the Bond family motto?
THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
7. What is Bond’s official rank?
COMMANDER (Naval)
8. Previously a villain, in which film does Jaws team up with James Bond? [bonus point for correctly naming Jaws’ first appearance]
MOONRAKER [The Spy Who Loved Me]
9. Joe Don Baker played CIA agent Jack Wade in Goldeneye. However, this actor has also previously portrayed a Bond villain; in which film was this?
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
10. Which children’s author penned the screen play for You Only Live Twice?
ROALD DAHL
11. What was the name of the code machine in From Russia With Love?
LEKTOR
12. According to the Bond novels M’s real name is Admiral Sir Miles Messervy. According to screenplays, what is the real name of M played by Judi Dench? [one point per name correctly given]
BARBARA MAWDSLEY

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. In which Richard Gere/Ed Norton collaboration is an alter boy accused of killing a Bishop?
PRIMAL FEAR
2. Which famous French film depicted a cow’s eyeball being cut?
UN CHIEN ANDALOU (An Andalusian Dog)
3. What does Terry keep on his roof in On The Waterfront?
PIGEONS
4. What is the last line of dialogue in Rocky? (spoken by Rocky to Adrian)
I LOVE YOU
5. Akira Kurosawa’s birthday was five days ago, how old would he be if he were still alive?
ONE HUNDRED
6. What does Danny use to write REDRUM in The Shining?
LIPSTICK
7. Taglines Part I: Which movie features the tagline “An epic of miniature proportions”?
A BUG’S LIFE
8. Which Star Trek film featured the subtitle ‘Insurrection’? (which number in the official order)
STAR TREK NINE
9. Which Humphrey Bogart film depicts a boat full of men looking for a key to an icebox full of strawberries that doesn’t exist?
THE CAINE MUTINY
10. John Wayne film, The Searchers, was voted the greatest Western of all time and the 12th greatest movie ever made. How many Oscar nominations did it receive on its release?
NONE
11. Who played the drama critic in Citizen Kane? Joseph Cotten? Joseph Colt? Joseph Corban?
JOSEPH COTTEN
12. Which Hitchcock film features Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant (their first time acting together), tracking Nazis through Brazil?
NOTORIOUS

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which of the following actors did not star in 1975’s The Man Who Would Be King? Michael Caine? Sean Connery? Alec Guinness?
ALEC GUINNESS
2. Who plays Isaac Davis in Manhattan? Woody Allen? Michael Murphy? Victor Truro?
WOODY ALLEN
3. What does Penny Lane prefer to be called, rather than ‘groupie’ in Almost Famous? Backstage Betty? Band Aid? Ho-bags?
BAND AID
4. In a dream sequence, Fletch is playing for which basketball team? Chicago Bulls? New York Knicks? Los Angeles Lakers?
LA LAKERS
5. Taglines Part II: Which movie features the tagline “It’s our planet.. it’s their war”? Alien Vs Predator? Transformers? Independence Day?
AVP
6. Which James Stewart film features the quote, “You’re worth more dead than alive”? The Rare Breed? It’s A Wonderful Life? Rear Window?
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
7. What was the top grossing film of 1992? Batman Returns? Home Alone 2: Lost In New York? Aladdin?
ALADDIN
8. What caused Judy Garland’s death? Barbiturate Overdose? Leukemia? Coronary Thrombosis?
BARBITUATE OVERDOSE
9. In the remake of The Parent Trap, which of the twins has the larger appetite? Annie? Hallie? They’re both Lindsay Lohan, who cares?
HALLIE
10. Which band’s music is constantly played throughout Fast Times At Ridgemont High? The Rolling Stones? The Who? Led Zeppelin?
LED ZEPPELIN
11. In the opening credits for Forrest Gump, a feather lands between Tom Hanks’ feet. What is the title of the book that he keeps in for safekeeping? Curious George? The Cat In The Hat? A Chocolate Life?
CURIOUS GEORGE
12. On his first day on the set of Blonde Venus, Cary Grant was told by director Josef Von Sternberg that he had parted his hair on the wrong side. Grant immediately changed it and kept it that way for the rest of his career. True or False?
TRUE

Cinema City Film Quiz #17

[14 March 2010]


Winning Team:
Cornetto’s Way

Genre – Mob-Com

Runners Up:
Tony Hannah Montana: The Best Of Both Worlds
Genre – Haemaphrodidic Kids Romp In 3D
Alfredo’s Adventures In Poundland
Genre – A No-Budget Shopudrama
The Silence Of The Clams
Genre – Documentary Film On Ocean Pollution

ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What is Jim Carrey’s character unable to do in Liar Liar?
LIE
2. Who directed 1963’s The Birds?
ALFRED HITCHCOCK
3. What is the name of the fur-coat adorned villain in 101 Dalmations?
CRUELLA DEVILLE
4. What is the name of Danny’s car in Grease?
GREASED LIGHTNING
5. Orlando Bloom plays Will Turner in Pirates Of The Caribbean, what is his profession?
BLACKSMITH
6. What is the name of the ice hockey team coached by Emilio Estevez in the film of the same name?
THE MIGHTY DUCKS (although the team is officially called Ducks – either are considered acceptable answers)
7. What type of executions are performed in The Green Mile?
ELECTRIC CHAIR
8. Was The Big Boss a Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan movie?
BRUCE LEE
9. Which actress played the title role in Private Benjamin? [for a bonus point, did she win the Oscar she was nominated for?]
GOLDIE HAWN [No – of her two nominations her only Oscar win was in 1969 for Cactus Flower]
10. The widow of which author sued the makers of Nosferatu for copyright infringement? [bonus point for correctly guessing her first name]
BRAM STOKER [Florence]
11. During the witch trial in Monty Python & The Holy Grail, what animal did Connie Booth supposedly turn John Cleese into?
A NEWT
12. In 1991, Christopher Plummer starred in Star Trek VI as General Chang. Which famous British playwright does he quote throughout?
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

ROUND II: Filming [Al Pacino Special]
1. In which film does Al Pacino play Tony Montana?
SCARFACE
2. Pacino plays Big Boy Caprice in the adaptation of which comic?
DICK TRACY
3. Pacino heads up an elite unit for which US Government body in The Recruit?
CIA
4. According to Alec Baldwin’s character what does a salesman needs to succeed in Glengarry Glen Ross? Lead Gut? Brass Balls? Nerves Of Steel?
BRASS BALLS
5. Which two of the following did Francis Ford Coppola discover Pacino was unable to do after casting him for The Godfather? Drive a car? Tie a necktie? Speak Italian? [one point for each]
DRIVE / SPEAK ITALIAN
6. To date, Al Pacino has only won one Oscar. Which film was it for?
SCENT OF A WOMAN
7. In which borough of New York is Dog Day Afternoon set? Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island?
BROOKLYN
8. What is Serpico’s first name?
FRANK
9. What accessory did Pacino insist on wearing throughout Donnie Brasco, much to the director’s objections?
AMBER-TINTED GLASSES
10. How many years does Carlito spend in prison before being released in Carlito’s Way?
FIVE
11. Which Pacino film features the following quote: “Drop of a hat, these guys will rock and roll”?
HEAT
12. Who was originally hired to direct The Devil’s Advocate in 1994?
JOEL SCHUMACHER

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. What were the names of the two children charged to Mary Poppins in the 1964 film of the same name? [one point per each correct answer]
JANE / MICHAEL
2. What is the name of J’s first weapon in Men In Black? [two bonus points for naming K’s rifle in the same scene]
NOISY CRICKET [Series 4 De-atomiser]
3. The British 1958 war film, Ice Cold In Alex was renamed Desert Attack for its US release. What exactly does the original title refer to?
BEER (Captain Anson is leading a team through the desert and imagines a cold glass of beer in a fictional bar in Alexandria)
4. In Casablanca, Major Strasser produces a notebook with Rick Blaine’s age written down. How old was he? [point awarded to the closest answer]
THIRTY SEVEN
5. What’s a Deepfocus Shot?
A SHOT IN WHICH BOTH THE FOREGROUND AND BACKGROUND ARE IN FOCUS
6. Which book of the bible did Andy Dufresne hide the rock hammer in, in The Shawshank Redemption?
EXODUS
7. What is the name of the first song featured in The Nightmare Before Christmas?
THIS IS HALLOWEEN
8. Which actor has played the roles of Frederick Treves, Abraham Van Helsing and William Parrish? [three bonus points for naming each film the characters are from]
ANTHONY HOPKINS [The Elephant Man, Dracula and Meet Joe Black respectively]
9. The upcoming release, Brooklyn’s Finest is Wesley Snipes’ first theatrical release in over five years. What was his last hit?
BLADE: TRINITY
10. What were the guns replaced with in the anniversary director’s cut of E.T. ?
WALKIE-TALKIES
11. How many years passed before the characters of Before Sunrise met again in Before Sunset? [two bonus points for stating how many years passed between the release of both films]
NINE YEARS [9 years]
12. There are officially seven major Hollywood studios nicknamed the Majors. Name them. [one point per correct answer]
MGM/UA / 20th CENTURY FOX / SONY PICTURES / WARNER BROS. / PARAMOUNT PICTURES / UNIVERSAL / DISNEY

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Charles Bronson (born Charles Buchinsky) was born in America but where were his parents from? Poland? Lithuania? Slovenia (formerly Yugoslavia)?
LITHUANIA
2. In 2006’s Man Of The Year, Robin Williams’ character accidentally ends up with which job? Editor of Time Magazine? President of the United States? A whale at Seaworld?
US PRESIDENT
3. Which of the following short films was not directed by David Lynch? The Amputee? Hag In A Black Leather Jacket? The Grandmother?
HAG IN A BLACK LEATHER JACKET (1964 short by John Waters)
4. What is Frank Bigelow dying of at the start of DOA? Mercury Poisoning? Radiation Poisoning? Lead Poisoning?
RADIATION POISONING
5. Which of the following films has not been adapted into a musical? All About Eve? Toy Story? Dirty Rotten Scoundrels?
TOY STORY (All About Eve became Applause)
6. Which film features the following quote: “As of this moment, they’re on double secret probation!”? Old School? Animal House? Road Trip?
ANIMAL HOUSE
7. Which actress played the First Lady to Kevin Kline’s President Mitchell in 1993’s Dave? Emma Thompson? Sigourney Weaver? Stockard Channing?
SIGOURNEY WEAVER
8. In Born On The Fourth Of July, Tom Cruise plays a Veteran of which war? Korean War? Vietnam War? Gulf War?
VIETNAM
9. Henry Mancini won four Oscars in his lifetime. Two of them were awarded for one film. Which of the following is it? The Pink Panther? Breakfast At Tiffanys? The Glen Miller Story?
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS
10. What event is being celebrated at the start of Steel Magnolias? Bar Mitzvah? Wedding? Birthday?
WEDDING
11. What is the name of the 2005 neo-noir film directed by Rian Johnson? Tug? Brick? Pin?
BRICK
12. In The Blues Brothers, Elwood is confronted by an old man who demands to know if he has got his Cheez Whiz yet. Elwood subsequently produces a can from his pocket. This is the only surviving scene of an entire subplot that was cut from the original release. True or False?
FALSE (he just wanted some Cheez Whiz)