Cinema City Film Quiz #26

[18 July 2010]


Winning Team:
North By South Central

Genre – Psychological hip hop musical

Runners Up:
The Team Who Knew Too Little
Genre – Spellbinding psychotic quiz horror
Wake Me Up Before You Vertigo-go
Genre – Harrowing thriller starring Andrew Ridgley with a broken leg
Soap-On-A-Rope
Genre – Hitchcock’s lesser-known time travelling remake of Fight Club
(Motherfuckin’) Strangers On A Plane
Genre – Provincial realism


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Which Disney film is based on the Chinese legend The Ballad Of Mulan?
MULAN
2. The opening shots of Double Indemnity show a silhouetted man on crutches stumbling toward the screen. Which part of his body was bound in a cast?
LEG
3. Which film was Richard Dreyfuss talking about when he said, “We started this film without a script, without a cast and without a shark”?
JAWS
4. Which film featured the poster tagline, “You’ll Believe A Man Can Fly”?
SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE
5. Name the directors of Burn After Reading, O, Brother Where Art Thou? and The Big Lebowski.
JOEL COEN / ETHAN COEN
6. Braveheart portrays the life of which Scottish warrior?
WILLIAM WALLACE
7. Which Python film features the Upper Class Twit Of The Year sketch?
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
8. Which Steven Spielberg film is set on the tropical island Isla Nublar?
JURASSIC PARK
9. In Don Bluth’s 1997 animated film Anastasia, who provides the voice for Rasputin?
CHRISTOPHER LLOYD
10. How many times has Harrison Ford portrayed the President Of The United States? [bonus points for naming the film/s]
ONCE [Air Force One]
11. Which of the Rocky sequels was the most critically well received?
ROCKY BALBOA
12. How does T.E. Lawrence die at the start of Lawrence Of Arabia?
MORTORBIKE ACCIDENT

ROUND II: Filming [Alfred Hitchcock Special]
1. What is Norman Bates’ hobby in Psycho?
TAXIDERMY
2. Marnie stars Tippi Hedren and which James Bond actor?
SEAN CONNERY
3. What is the name of Cary Grant’s character in North By Northwest? (one point per name) [bonus point for stating which side of the screen Grant’s character is on for the majority of the movie]
ROGER O THORNHILL (although the O doesn’t stand for anything) [left]
4. Which beverage is Lina afraid to drink for fear it has been been poisoned in Suspicion? [bonus point for stating how Hitchcock was able to make the glass glow]
MILK [light bulb concealed in the glass]
5. What is the name of the missing lady in The Lady Vanishes?
MISS FROY
6. Other than Hitchcock’s daughter, which two actresses appear the most in Hitchcock films? (one point per correct answer)
INGRID BERGMAN / GRACE KELLY (3 films each)
7. What breed/type of bird is the first to attack in The Birds?
SEAGULL (attacks Melanie in a boat as she heads back to Mitch)
8. Which Hitchcock film, focusing heavily on psychoanalysis, featured surreal dream sequences conceived by Salvador Dali?
SPELLBOUND
9. Which film did Hitchcock claim to be his favourite?
SHADOW OF A DOUBT
10. Which Hitchcock film featured one scene with twelve minutes of music, no dialogue and 124 different shots?
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
11. Of his many cameos, how does Hitchcock turn up in Rope?
RED NEON SIGN VIEWABLE FROM THE APARTMENT WINDOW
12. Psycho was the first Hollywood film in history to show a close-up of a toilet. True or False?
TRUE

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Which three actors played the role of Number Two in the Austin Powers series? (one point per correct answer)
ROBERT WAGNER / ROB LOWE / EVAN FARMER
2. When Johnny, leader of the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in The Wild One, is asked what he’s rebelling against, what is his response? (bonus point for naming the actor who plays Johnny)
WHAT HAVE YOU GOT?
3. What is the name of Indiana Jones’ secretary?
IRENE
4. What is the name of the school dance that George McFly and Lorraine Baines attend in Back To The Future?
ENCHANTMENT UNDER THE SEA
5. What is the name of Clint Eastwood’s character in Pale Rider?
PREACHER
6. What is Andy Dufresne’s prison number in The Shawshank Redemption? 18201? 37927? 68754?
37927
7. What are the names of Billy’s parents in Kramer Vs. Kramer? (one point per correct answer)
TED / JOANNA
8. Which two actors from the movie Tombstone have also played Elvis? (one point per correct answer)
KURT RUSSELL (John Carpenter 1979 TV film and Forrest Gump) / VAL KILMER (True Romance)
9. Which seven actors play The Magnificent Seven? (one point per correct answer)
YUL BRYNNER / STEVE MCQUEEN / CHARLES BRONSON / ROBERT VAUGHN / BRAD DEXTER / JAMES COBURN / HORST BUCHHOLZ
10. Who is Thell Reed – more specifically, what is his job?
HOLLYWOOD GUN COACH / ARMOURER
11. What are the names of the four main superheroes that feature in Kick Ass? [one point per correct answer]
KICK ASS / HIT GIRL / BIG DADDY / RED MIST
12. What are the first lines spoken in each Matrix film? (two points per correct answer)
YEAH (as spoken by Cypher following phone ringing) / SEE YOU TOMORROW (spoken by Power Station Guard) / I GOT NOTHING, SIR (spoken by AK – goes on to say ‘No sign of Niobe or Ghost, nothing but blue pills’)

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which of the following films does not have a teacher as one of the lead roles? Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid? Angel Heart? Good Will Hunting?
ANGEL HEART
2. Who directed The Night Of The Iguana? Terrence Young? John Huston? Stanley Kramer?
JOHN HUSTON
3. In what year was Belle De Jour first released? 1963? 1965? 1967?
1967
4. Which of the following did not star in 1938’s Jezebel? Henry Fonda? John Carradine? Bette Davis?
JOHN CARRADINE
5. The poster for The Man With Two Brains features an image of Steve Martin’s grinning face with the top half of his head lopped off, hovering a few inches above. What colour is the background? Red? Blue? Green?
BLUE
6. Which director was quoted as saying, “Those who read own the world, those who watch television lose it”? David Lynch? Werner Herzog? Jean-Luc Godard?
WERNER HERZOG
7. How does Michael remember his Aunt’s house in Road To Perdition? The place by the lake? The place with the dog? The place with the blue house?
THE PLACE WITH THE DOG
8. What is the name of Sarah Connor’s pet iguana in Terminator? Jeff? Pugsley? Rene?
PUGSLEY
9. Which of the following is not one of the eight stories in Kurosawa’s Dreams? A boy is expected to commit suicide after witnessing a fox wedding? An art student wonders through Van Gogh’s paintings? A lonely man saves a 12 year old girl from a brothel before going mad and killing her?
LONELY MAN & 12 YEAR OLD GIRL
10. Sorry, Wrong Number, written by Lucille Fletcher, was a film noir piece that started out as what? Play? Radio Broadcast? Novel?
RADIO BROADCAST (1944 / novel and film 48 / play 52)
11. What is the name of the Tokyo Network Security Force in Ghost In The Shell? NERV? Section 9? Extra Special Weapons And Advanced Tactics (ESWAT)? [bonus point for naming what year the film takes place]
SECTION 9 [2029]
12. When Gilda is brought back to Argentina by Tom, she slaps Johnny across both sides of his face. Rita Hayworth’s slap caused Glenn Ford to bite his tongue off but he held his place until the take was finished. True or False?
FALSE (when she slapped him, she broke two of his teeth)

Cinema City Film Quiz #25

[04 July 2010]


Winning Team:
Sex Toy Story: Buzz My Woody

Genre – Harrowing porno flick that will break your childhood

Runners Up:
Total Eclipse Of The Twihards Saga
Genre – Sychophantic love fest for teens
The Rocky Horror Pixar Show
Genre – CGI remake in 3D with toys
Finding Nero: The Loss Of A Roman Emperor
Genre – Historical erotica
The Indescribables
Genre – Children’s Film Foundation Claymation


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear is a remake of which film?
CAPE FEAR
2. Where is One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest set?
MENTAL INSTITUTION
3. What did Jeff break that means he is wheelchair bound and cannot leave his flat for the duration of Rear Window?
LEG
4. What does Tyler use fat to make in Fight Club?
SOAP
5. What is the only thing that Butch inherits from his father in Pulp Fiction?
WRISTWATCH
6. How many sons does Vito Corleone have in The Godfather?
THREE (Sanito, Michael, Fredo and daughter Constanzia)
7. Apocalypse Now is set during which military conflict?
VIETNAM WAR
8. What is Requiem For A Dream’s primary focus? Death? Addiction? Envy?
ADDICTION
9. Name the actors that have played lead Terminators in the various films [specifically T800, T1000, TX]. (one point per correct answer)
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER / ROBERT PATRICK / KRISTANNA LOKEN
10. What is Andy Dufresne’s job before he is incarcerated at Shawshank State Penitentiary in The Shawshank Redemption?
BANKER
11. Who plays Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street?
ALAN RICKMAN
12. US Marshalls is the sequel to which Harrison Ford film?
THE FUGITIVE

ROUND II: Filming [Pixar Feature Films Special]
1. What colour is Lightning McQueen in Cars?
RED
2. What does Carl Fredrickson use to turn his house into an airship in Up?
BALLOONS
3. What is the name of the lead male ant in A Bug’s Life?
FLICK
4. Which studio bought Pixar in early 2006?
DISNEY
5. What does the E in WALL-E stand for?
EARTH
6. What is the first dish Remy helps with in Ratatouille? Pasta? Stew? Soup?
SOUP
7. What is the surname of the family in The Incredibles?
PARR
8. Woody has six phrases on his pull-string, name one of them. (the least recurring answer gets an additional bonus point)
REACH FOR THE SKY / THIS TOWN AIN’T BIG ENOUGH FOR THE TWO OF US / YOU’RE MY FAVOURITE DEPUTY / SOMEBODY’S POISONED THE WATERHOLE / THERE’S A SNAKE IN MY BOOTS / COME ON, PARTNER. WE’VE GOT TO GET THIS WAGON TRAIN A-MOVIN’
9. What breeds of shark are Bruce, Anchor and Chum in Finding Nemo? (one point per correct answer)
GREAT WHITE / HAMMERHEAD / MAKO
10. In Monsters, Inc. how many eyes does Mr. Waternoose (the head of the company voiced by James Coburn) have?
FIVE
11. How many academy awards have Pixar studios won to date?
TWENTY FOUR
12. Which actor has appeared in every Pixar release to date? [bonus points for naming each character he has played]
JOHN RATZENBERGER [Hamm (TS) / P.T. Flea (BUG) / The Abominable Snowman (MON) / Mr. Ray (NEM) / The Underminer (INC) / Mack (CAR) / Musatafa (waiter RAT) / John (tubbo WAL) / Tom (construction worker UP)]

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. In which coastal town was Ben Kingsley born?
SCARBOROUGH
2. Which actor starred in The Constant Gardner, Romeo + Juliet and Alien 3?
PETE POSTLETHWAITE
3. What was the first Carry On film?
CARRY ON SERGEANT
4. Which three actors played the title characters in The Good, The Bad & The Ugly? [Blondie / Angel Eyes / Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramierz] (one point per correct answer)
CLINT EASTWOOD / LEE VAN CLEEF / ELI WALLACH
5. What was Stan Laurel’s (of Laurel & Hardy) real name?
STANLEY JEFFERSON
6. What three things did Peter Banning have to do before Rufio believed he was ‘The Pan’ in Hook? (one point per correct answer)
FIGHT / FLY / CROW
7. Revolutionary Road is based on the novel by which author?
RICHARD YATES
8. What is the name of Borden’s (Bale) big magic trick in The Prestige?
THE TRANSPORTED MAN
9. Shadow Of The Vampire portrays a fictional behind-the-scenes take on which horror film?
NOSFERATU
10. Which two actors play Sergeants Barnes and Elias in Platoon? (one point per correct answer)
TOM BERENGER / WILLEM DAFOE
11. Which movie was the last to be released on laserdisc? (clue: Scorsese film)
BRINGING OUT THE DEAD
12. Which film features the opening title card, “The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Especially you, Jenny Beckman. Bitch”?
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which of the following films is not considered part of the James Bond film canon? Die Another Day? The Spy Who Loved Me? Never Say Never Again?
NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
2. What accent was used for the Macedonians in Oliver Stone’s Alexander? Scottish? Irish? English?
IRISH
3. In which country is The Killing Fields set? Vietnam? Laos? Cambodia?
CAMBODIA
4. Which of the following was not born on 27th May? Vincent Price? Peter Cushing? Christopher Lee?
PETER CUSHING (26th May)
5. Researchers from the National Society For Epilepsy praised which film for its realistic portrayal of amnesia? Memento? Finding Nemo? 50 First Dates?
FINDING NEMO
6. Which of the following did not star in Oliver Stone’s JFK? Martin Sheen? Donald Sutherland? Harvey Keitel?
HARVEY KEITEL [Sheen – Narrator / Sutherland – X]
7. Which of the following films was nominated for the most Academy Awards? Cabaret? The Godfather: Part III? The Colour Purple?
THE COLOUR PURPLE (11 / Cabaret 8 / Godfather 7)
8. What does Bud give Gordon for his birthday in Wall Street? Champagne? Cuban Cigars? Bear Skin Rug?
CUBAN CIGARS
9. Marilyn Monroe’s infamous skirt blowing air-vent scene took place in which film? Gentlemen Prefer Blondes? The Seven Year Itch? How To Marry A Millionaire?
THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
10. According to Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, what is the Sheriff Of Nottingham’s first name? Harold? George? John?
GEORGE
11. Which of the following facts is not attributed to Akira Kurosawa? He storyboards his films as full-scale paintings? Displeased with his work, he slashed his wrists thirty times in 1971? Caught polio as a child and practiced puppetry in quarantine?
POLIO [true of Francis Ford Coppola]
12. In 2006, Joaquin Phoenix’s car went off the road and was overturned in a desolate canyon. Almost immediately Werner Herzog appeared, helped him out of the wreckage and phoned an ambulance. When Phoenix awoke, Herzog was gone. True or False?
TRUE