Cinema City Film Quiz #22

[23 May 2010]


Winning Team:
Outbreakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo

Genre – Strutting The Good Stuff With A Funky Monkey

Runners Up:
Gorillas Getting Pissed
Genre – (open for interpretation)
Capuccin The Friedmans
Genre – A Guerilla Documentary Of Family Monkey Business
Apathetic George: He Doesn’t Want To Know
Genre – Provincial Realism
Twelve Angry Monkeys
Genre – Simian Court Drama Animation With Time Travel
Breadcrumbs And Butterbeans
Genre – Animation/Cookery
Four Monkeys 3 (cubed)
Genre – Mathematical Mystery Tour of The Amazon Rainforest
Damn Dirty Students
Genre – Inter-Species Erotica
The Gouda Girl
Genre – A Cheesy Film


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. The 1999 movie Inspector Gadget was based on which 1980s animated television show?
INSPECTOR GADGET
2. What is the name of the film in which Jim Carrey is given the power of God? [bonus point for naming the actor who portrayed God]
BRUCE ALMIGHTY [Morgan Freeman]
What is the surname of the main vampire family in the Twilight films?
CULLEN
4. Spell Mufasa. [bonus point for spelling Rafiki]
(as above)
5. Who plays Inspector Jacques Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies?
PETER SELLERS (3 points) ALAN ARKIN (2 points) ROGER MOORE (1 point) STEVE MARTIN (minus 2 points)
6. What was Emmet Brown’s title (eg. Mr. Mrs. Lord. Rev.) in Back To The Future?
DOCTOR
7. What is the name of the Oscar winning Berlin song famously used for Top Gun?
TAKE MY BREATH AWAY
8. Which character in The Matrix (or more specifically which of the Nebuchadnezzar’s crew) has the access codes to Zion?
MORPHEUS
9. Which animal was tunnelling beneath the Bushwood Country Club in Caddyshack?
GOPHER
10. What is the first line spoken in Citizen Kane?
ROSEBUD
11. What was the name of the jewel worn by Kate Winslet’s character in Titanic?
THE HEART OF THE OCEAN
12. Who played the lead role of Sabrina Fairchild in 1954’s Sabrina?
AUDREY HEPBURN

ROUND II: Filming [Films With Monkeys Special]
1. Which animal started the spread of the deadly virus in Outbreak?
MONKEY
2. What is the title of the song, sung by King Louie in 1967’s The Jungle Book?
I WANNA BE LIKE YOU
3. How does the gorilla communicate with young scientist, Peter Elliot in 1995 action-crap Congo? [bonus point for naming the gorilla]
SIGN LANGUAGE [Amy]
4. Which of the following did not star in Dunston Checks In? Faye Dunaway? Rupert Everett? Jean Reno?
JEAN RENO
5. Which two View Askew films feature an orang-utan named Suzanne? [one point per correct answer]
MALLRATS / JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK
6. Which 1996 ‘family comedy’ tells the story of a baseball player (Matt LeBlanc) and the team’s chimpanzee mascot who turns out to be their best player?
ED
7. Which Indiana Jones movie does not feature any monkeys?
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (Poisoned monkey spy in Raiders / Chilled monkey brains in Temple / CGI swinging monkeys in Crystal Skull)
8. Which fictional ape is referenced in Training Day? [2 bonus points for correctly listing the exact quote]
KING KONG [‘King Kong ain’t got shit on me!’]
9. What two items of clothing does Abu wear in Aladdin? [one point for item, one point for colour]
VIOLET-RED FEZ / PURPLE VEST
10. Cheeta was the chimpanzee sidekick to whom?
TARZAN
11. How is a monkey involved in Sunset Boulevard?
NORMA DESMOND HOLDS A FUNERAL FOR HER PET CHIMP (when asked how he wanted to arrange the scene, Wilder responded, ‘you know, just your standard monkey funeral shot’)
12. 2001: A Space Odyssey lost the Oscar for Best Makeup to Planet Of The Apes because the judges didn’t realise the apes in 2001 were actually people in costume. True or False?
FALSE (the Oscar for Best Makeup was first awarded in 1981, thirteen years after the release of both films)

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. In 1933-34 Shirley Temple starred in a series of films collectively entitled Frolics Of Youth (Merrily Yours / What’s To Do? / Pardon My Pups / Managed Money). What was the name of her character?
MARY LOU ROGERS
2. What is the line that Sarah has problems remembering and subsequently needs to recall in order to rescue Toby in Labyrinth? (the line starts: Through untold dangers and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child that you have stolen, for my will is as strong as yours and my kingdom is as great . . . )
YOU HAVE NO POWER OVER ME
3. What brought Ash back to life in Pokemon: The Movie?
POKEMON TEARS
4. All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are set to what time?
TWENTY PAST FOUR
5. Who is currently the highest grossing actor of all time? (total film gross: $3,530 million)? [bonus points for guessing second and third]
TOM HANKS [Eddie Murphy (3475mill) / Harrison Ford (3424mill)]
6. What is Rule 18 in Zombieland? Wear Seatbelts? Limber Up? Avoid Strip Clubs?
LIMBER UP [4 – Seatbelts / 21 – Clubs]
7. What is the title of an almost completely unheard of 2001 film, starring Samuel L Jackson as a cave-dwelling man who tracks down the killer of a homeless boy?
THE CAVEMAN’S VALENTINE
8. How many crew members make up the Icarus II in 2007’s Sunshine? [bonus points for each first name listed]
EIGHT [Kaneda / Corazon / Capa / Mace / Searle/ Cassie / Trey / Harvey]
9. Which actor’s real name is Maurice Micklewhite?
MICHAEL CAINE
10. Which movie featured the poster tagline, “That Indian guy from Van Wilder and that Asian guy from American Pie”?
HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE (or Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies)
11. What was the name of Whoopi Goldberg’s Oscar winning character in Ghost?
ODA MAE BROWN
12. Who directed the extremely popular 1968 adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, starring Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey and Michael York?
FRANCO ZEFFERELLI

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which actress starred alongside Cary Grant in Houseboat? Eva Marie Saint? Sophia Loren? Grace Kelly?
SOPHIA LOREN
2. What was the last animated feature film that Walt Disney actively worked on before his death one year before its release? The Aristocats? The Sword In The Stone? The Jungle Book?
THE JUNGLE BOOK
3. Which composer wrote the scores for Crash, Blade and Point Break? Ramin Djawadi? Mark Isham? Laurence Rosenthal?
MARK ISHAM
4. In one of the first recorded instances of major product placement, which fast food chain makes a brief appearance in Goldfinger? McDonalds? Burger King? Kentucky Fried Chicken?
KFC (Feliz Leiter drive past a KFC whilst tracing a homing signal they believe belongs to Bond)
5. Who was originally cast to play Captain Willard in Apocalypse Now, before being replaced by Martin Sheen after filming had begun? William Shatner? Harvey Keitel? Sylvester Stallone?
HARVEY KEITEL
6. In which coastal town is 1979’s Quadrophenia largely set? Bridlington? Portsmouth? Brighton?
BRIGHTON
7. What is Baby’s real name in Dirty Dancing? Frances? Penny? Jennifer?
FRANCES
8. Who wrote the music for 1965’s What’s New Pussycat? Burt Bacharach? Tony Bennett? Tom Jones?
BURT BACHARACH
9. Which of the following 50s films was not a musical? Oklahoma? Carousel? Picnic?
PICNIC
10. Which Noel Coward film tells the story of the final battle of the HMS Torrin? Blithe Spirit? In Which We Serve? The Astonished Heart?
IN WHICH WE SERVE
11. Which film critic said Armageddon “is an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense and the human desire to be entertained”? Jonathan Ross? Roger Ebert? Matthew Stogdon?
ROGER EBERT
12. Who Framed Roger Rabbit became the fastest selling Laserdisc when it was revealed that the animators had snuck in several scenes of Jessica Rabbit naked, viewable only when the viewer advanced frame-by-frame. True or False?
TRUE

Cinema City Film Quiz #21

[09 May 2010]


Winning Team:
My Neighbour Tarantino

Genre – Comedy Docu-Drama

Runners Up:
A Nightmare On Downing Street
Genre – Hilarious Political Satire
Blood On The Catbus: Totoro’s Revenge
Genre – Hentai Tentacle Porn
Studio Ghiblets
Genre – Delia Smith Takes The Classic Sunday Roast To Japan In A Culture Clashing Mockumentary
Vicars Of Ghibli
Genre – Dog Collar Manga


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Which breed of dogs features heavily in Disney’s One Hundred And One Dalmations?
DALMATIONS
2. According to Rodgers and Hammerstein, the hills are alive with the sound of what?
MUSIC
3. For which film did Bryan Adams write the eternally bloody annoying “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”?
ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES
4. Marlon Brando features as a leather-clad biker in which 50s movie?
THE WILD ONE
5. Which 1986 animated film was remade in 2007 by Michael Bay?
TRANSFORMERS
6. Which actress played Calamity Jane in the 1953 film of the same name?
DORRIS DAY
7. What was Mrs. Doubtfire’s profession?
NANNY
8. What name for a theatre in ancient Greece gives its name to one of the biggest cinema chains in the country?
ODEON
9. Who plays the lead, toon-hating private eye in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
BOB HOSKINS
10. Anna And The King was a 1999 remake of which 1956 musical?
THE KING AND I
11. Which Indiana Jones film features the quote “I find that if I just sit down, the solution presents itself”?
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
12. What was the name of Mel Brooks’ Star Wars spoof?
SPACEBALLS

ROUND II: Filming [Hayao Miyazaki Special]
1. What was the name of the fish-girl in Ghibli’s latest release, Ponyo?
PONYO [Brunhilde by her father]
2. Who voices the wizard Howl in the English dub of Howl’s Moving Castle?
CHRISTIAN BALE
3. Which of the following releases does not have a female lead? Nausicaa: Valley Of The Wind? Only Yesterday? Princess Mononoke?
PRINCESS MONONOKE
4. Grave Of The Fireflies is set during which military conflict?
WORLD WAR II
5. Which feature earned Ghibli its first Academy Award?
SPIRITED AWAY
6. What was the name of the cat in Whisper Of The Heart?
THE BARON [Baron Humbert Von Gikkingen]
7. What year was Studio Ghibli founded? [4 bonus points for correctly guessing the month]
1985 [June]
8. How old is Kiki when she sets out to find her place in the world at the start of Kiki’s Delivery Service?
THIRTEEN
9. Which Studio Ghibli film went on to become the highest grossing movie in Japan in 1992?
PORCO ROSSO
10. Which two releases are the only Ghibli films to be released on the exact same day? [one point per correct answer]
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES / MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO [16-Apr-1988]
11. Based on Japanese folklore, Pom Poko depicts shape-shifting tanuki (racoon-like mammals) defending their forestry homeland from builders. Which part of their anatomy heavily features in their transformations?
TESTICLES (explaining the importance and frequent presence of tanuki balls caused immense difficulty when trying to translate the film for an English-speaking audience)
12. Excluding the TV film Ocean Waves, how many directors have worked on Studio Ghibli films to date? [2 bonus points for each surname listed]
FIVE [H Miyazaki / Takahata / Kondo / Morita / G Miyazaki]

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. What does Marcellus Wallace look like? (the perfect answer will reference the relevant Pulp Fiction quote)
HE’S BLACK / HE’S BALD [bonus point for writing that ‘he doesn’t look like a bitch’ / minus one point for writing ‘what’]
2. Who wrote the novel that Requiem For A Dream is based on? [bonus point for naming the book it was based on]
HUBERY SELBY JNR [Requiem For A Dream]
3. How many actors in 1935’s Mutiny On The Bounty were nominated for the Best Actor In A Leading Role Oscar?
THREE
4. At one point in the 1966 Batman movie, (starring Adam West) Batman and Robin are magnetically attached to a buoy with no chance of escape as a torpedo advances toward them. The next scene depicts the dynamic duo racing away in the bat-boat, whilst Batman explains how they avoided the torpedo. How did they escape?
A PORPOISE SWAM IN THE WAY, SACRIFICING ITSELF SO THEY COULD GET AWAY
5. The 1985 film Clue was released in cinemas with three different endings. Which of the original board game characters did not actually kill anyone?
MR. GREEN (based on Rev. Green)
6. At the start of Memento, Leonard (played by Guy Pearce) says his last name. What is it?
SHELBY
7. In the Pixar film, Up, what does the bottle cap on Carl’s jacket say?
GRAPE
8. Which of the following is the MGM motto, featured on their logo? Ars Longa Vita Brevis (Art Is Long, Life Is Short)? Ars Grata Artis (Art For Art’s Sake)? Justus Valde Ars (Just Great Art)? [2 bonus points for identifying what it means]
ARS GRATA ARTIS [Art For Art’s Sake]
9. The fire-station that was used as the Ghostbusters headquarters was remodelled and used as a mechanic’s ten years later in which film?
THE MASK
10. Which film poster featured the tagline ‘Catch It’?
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
11. What was the major difference between the comic book and film interpretation of Peter Parker’s transformation to Spiderman?
GENETIC WEBSLINGERS
12. The three lead characters of the Pirates Of The Caribbean series (Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner) are all nods to the real life William Turner who lived in the 16th Century; what was his profession?
ORNITHOLOGIST

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which US State do the Joad family move from in The Grapes Of Wrath? California? Oklahoma? Idaho?
OKLAHOMA
2. In the film Amadeus, the first time we see Mozart, he plays a tune on a harpsichord, then again on a violin all whilst blindfolded, for whom? The Archbishop Of Salzburg? Emperor Joseph II? Pope Clement XIV
POPE CLEMENT XIV
3. Which of the Bratz characters controversially shares a name with a popular brand of birth control pills? Sasha? Jade? Yasmin?
YASMIN
4. Which planet does Shepherd Book reside on in Joss Whedon’s Serenity? Beaumonde? Haven? Miranda?
HAVEN
5. In which 1945 film does Gene Tierney play a insanely paranoid woman who marries an author and attempts to push everyone out of his life? Leave Her To Heaven? The Wicked Lady? Without Love?
LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN
6. Who composed the score for Apollo 13? James Horner? Hans Zimmer? John Williams?
JAMES HORNER
7. The exterior shots of the Camden flat in Withnail & I were shot in which London borough? Camden? Kensington & Chelsea? Newham?
KENSINGTON & CHELSEA (Notting Hill to be precise)
8. What colour is Amelie’s apartment? Green? Red? Blue?
RED (most of the rooms depicted are painted red)
9. What exactly is the baby in 1938’s Bringing Up Baby? Parrot? Leopard? Sea Lion?
LEOPARD
10. In Night Of The Hunter, how much did the children’s father steal from the bank? $10,000? $20,000? $30,000?
TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS
11. What was the name of the ship Carl Denham hires in King Kong (1933)? Explorer? Venture? Regatta?
VENTURE
12. The sixth month old twins playing Elora in 1988’s Willow didn’t have hair so wigs were required. However, as the normal adhesive would have damaged their skin, they used tree sap instead. True or False?
FALSE (they used syrup)