Cinema City Film Quiz #29

[29 August 2010]


Winning Team:
A Load Of Old Bullocks

Genre – Harrowing OAP documentary with all parts played by Sandra Bullock

Runners Up:
Miss Congealed Hilarity
Genre – Cooking Rom Com
Three Men And A Zombie.. Baby!
Genre – Horror
Miss Congenitalia
Genre – Tom Six directed sequel to The Human Centipede
Speed 3: Tom Cruise Control
Genre – Irrepresible screwball comedy starring Katie Holmes
The Expirables
Genre – Sly, Dolph and Arnie join forces to fight some rancid cottage cheese
Speed 3 – Segway Suicide
Genre – Two-wheeled tragedy
The Pale Riders
Genre – Vampire Western
The Three Amigos Plus One
Genre – Comedy


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. According to an interview with Richard Curtis, what is Love, Actually about?
LOVE
2. Which of the following is not a Pixar film? Monsters Inc? Finding Nemo? Bolt?
BOLT
3. Curtis Hanson’s 8 Mile features which rapper in the lead role?
EMINEM (Marshall Mathers)
4. Which film got its title from the Lao-Tzu quote, “Heaven and Earth are not humane and regard the people as straw dogs”?
STRAW DOGS
5. Which movie tells the story of military radio broadcaster, Adrian Cronauer?
GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM
6. What is Vinny Gambini’s (played by Joe Pesci) profession in My Cousin Vinny?
LAWYER
7. From Hell focuses on the actions of which serial killer?
JACK THE RIPPER
8. The Thing is technically a remake of which film?
THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD
9. Before Harvey was adapted to film in 1950, what was it originally? Book? Play? Radio Broadcast?
PLAY
10. Mississippi Burning focuses on which right-wing white supremacists group?
KU KLUX KLAN
11. In what year did James Cagney star in The Public Enemy?
1931
12. What was Robert Duvall’s movie debut?
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

ROUND II: Filming [Sandra Bullock Special]
1. Sandra Bullock was trapped on a bus with a bomb in which 1994 release?
SPEED
2. Who starred opposite Sandra in Forces Of Nature?
BEN AFFLECK
3. 1996’s A Time To Kill is based on the novel by which author?
JOHN GRISHAM
4. Which addiction is Gwen battling in rehab in 28 Days?
ALCOHOLISM
5. How many years passed between the release of Ms. Congeniality and the sequel, Armed & Fabulous?
FIVE
6. In which film does Sandra play Linda Hanson, a woman living the week of her husband’s death in non-chronological order?
THE PREMONITION
7. Which Callaghan brother is in a coma in While You Were Sleeping; Jack or Peter?
PETER
8. Which film afforded Sandra her only Oscar?
THE BLIND SIDE
9. Which Jane Austen novel does Kate lose at the train station in The Lake House?
PERSUASION
10. Which two actresses play Aunt Frances and Aunt Bridget in Practical Magic? [one point per correct answer]
STOCKARD CHANNING / DIANE WIEST
11. Sandra’s character in Demolition Man (Lenina Huxley) is a reference to one of the lead characters and the author of which novel?
BRAVE NEW WORLD
12. Despite critical acclaim for her role in Crash, Sandra appears for just over ten minutes. True or False?
FALSE (it was actually under six)

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. How many times is the word Fuck (and its various derivatives) said throughout In Bruges?
126
2. What are the names of the lead villains in the Mad Max trilogy? (the leader of Nightrider Gang, Hockey mask dude and Tina Turner) [one point per correct answer]
TOECUTTER / LORD HUMUNGUS / AUNTY ENTITY
3. Which famous Swedish actor portrayed the voice of Vigo The Carpathian in Ghostbusters II?
MAX VON SYDOW
4. What was the name of Spencer Tracy’s last film?
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER
5. Released in the US as Rory O’Shea Was Here, what was the original title of this 2004 comedy starring James McAvoy?
INSIDE I’M DANCING
6. What is the name of the gang that Cyrus leads in The Warrirors?
THE GRAMERCY RIFFS
7. What names are used to identify the man with no name in Leone’s Dollar Trilogy? (one point per correct answer)
JOE / MONCO / BLONDIE
8. One line of dialogue explains how many drummers have inexplicably died while playing for Spinal Tap. What is the figure?
THIRTY TWO (37 members in total: Nigel, David, keyboard player, original bassist, Derek and thirty two drummers)
9. Who sang the theme tune for Big Trouble In Little China?
JOHN CARPENTER
10. How old was Orson Welles when he wrote, directed and starred in Citizen Kane?
TWENTY FIVE
11. Who played title roles in Sam Peckinpah’s 1973 film, Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid? [one point per correct answer]
JAMES COBURN / KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
12. How did the Swedish version of Night Of The Hunter spoil the film?
TRANSLATED TITLE INFORMED AUDIENCES OF THE TWIST (where the money was hidden)

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Who directed 1922’s Nosferatu? Fritz Lang? F.W. Murnau? Ernst Lubitsch?
F.W. MURNAU
2. Immortal Beloved is based on the life of which composer? Mozart? Vivaldi? Beethoven? [bonus point for naming the actor who played the lead]
BEETHOVEN [Gary Oldman]
3. Which film afforded Denzel Washington his first academy award? Training Day? Glory? Malcolm X?
GLORY
4. What is the image on Bill ‘The Butcher’ Cutting’s false eye in Gangs Of New York? [bonus point for stating which eye is false]
EAGLE [Left]
5. In the film Ransom, how much does Mel Gibson’s character offer on live television to anyone who captures his son’s kidnappers? 1 Million? 2 Million? 3 Million?
TWO MILLION DOLLARS
6. In the original script, the baby in Labyrinth was named Freddie, why was it changed? Didn’t sound American enough? The baby only responded to his real name? Named after the director’s newborn son?
THE BABY ONLY RESPONDED TO HIS REAL NAME
7. Which of the following films has Stan Lee not made a cameo appearance? Daredevil? The Incredible Hulk? X-Men 2?
X-MEN 2
8. So concerned with the food in Budapest, which director avoided dysentery by consuming only bottled water and canned food? Woody Allen? Stephen Spielberg? Martin Scorsese? [bonus point for naming the film in question]
WOODY ALLEN [Love And Death]
9. How long did it take to film Apocalypse Now? 16 months? 19 months? 23 months?
SIXTEEN MONTHS
10. Although the Withnail & I lighter fluid scene was rehearsed with water, director Robinson achieved the desired facial reaction by filling the container with what? Vinegar? Vodka? Salt-Water?
VINEGAR
11. How many blank rounds were fired during the production of The Wild Bunch? 40,000? 70,000? 90,000?
NINETY THOUSAND (more than the actual amount of bullets discharged during the Mexican Revolution – around which the film is loosely based)
12. During filming of Enter The Dragon, Bruce Lee hit Jackie Chan in the face with a stick and profusely apologised, offering him a part in every future film he made. Unfortunately, he died before he was able to keep his promise. True or False?
TRUE

Cinema City Film Quiz #28

[15 August 2010]


Winning Team:
The Flippin’ Expendables (starring Dolphin Lundgren)

Genre – Aquatic-mammal action thriller that will make you blubber

Runners Up:
The Flipper And The Rose
Genre – Charming inter-species musical romance
Flipper 2: Stop Staring At My Blow Hole
Genre – Horror/Pornography
Ripper Skipper, Flipper Dipper!
Genre – After a horrific crimewave is linked to the loveable dolphin, he’s made into a delicious food-stuff


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Which planet do the aliens in Mars Attacks come from?
MARS
2. What are the names of the two Back To The Future sequels (one point per correct answer)
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II / BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III
3. Who plays Elizabeth II in The Queen?
HELEN MIRREN
4. Which two actors play J and K in Men In Black? (one point per correct answer)
WILL SMITH / TOMMY LEE JONES
5. In what decade is Raiders Of The Lost Ark set? 30s? 40s? 50s? [bonus point for naming the exact year]
THIRTIES [1936]
6. What was the Oscar winning song performed by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes for Dirty Dancing?
(I’VE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE
7. Which actor played Max Rockatansky in the Mad Max trilogy? [bonus points for naming the actor set to portray him in the remake]
MEL GIBSON [Tom Hardy]
8. What is the name of the volleyball that Tom Hanks ‘befriends’ in Cast Away?
WILSON
9. What does Evan use to access (the majority of) his past memories in The Butterfly Effect?
DIARIES
10. Which latin country is Carlito Brigante from, in Carlito’s Way? Cuba? Venezuela? Puerto Rico?
PUERTO RICO
11. Which Bruce Lee film was released in 1973?
ENTER THE DRAGON
12. What was the name of Edward G. Robinson’s character in Little Caesar?
RICO

ROUND II: Filming [Flipper Special]
1. What type of animal is Flipper?
DOLPHIN
2. What is the name of the lead character played by Elijah Wood?
SANDY
3. Who plays the sheriff of Coral Key?
ISAAC HAYES
4. What is the name of the amusement park that Sandy starts up? [bonus point for stating the admission cost]
THE FLIPPER SHOW [one fish]
5. What is the name of the hammerhead shark that terrorises the area?
SCAR
6. What does Sandy kick into the water when he first meets Flipper (for purposes of bonding and educating the public that dolphins can perform tricks)?
PEPSI CAN
7. Porter keeps a pet bird name Pete, what type of bird is he?
PELICAN
8. How is Sandy punished by his uncle when he finds out he didn’t do his chores?
UNCLE FORCES HIM TO SMOKE CIGARS UNTIL HE’S SICK
9. In what year was the original Flipper film released?
1963
10. Despite animatronics being used, how many real dolphins were hired to play Flipper? [2 bonus points for each dolphin named]
THREE [Fatman / Jake / McGuyver]
11. The current BBFC advice states “contains moderate threat and mild language.” What two words did ‘moderate threat’ replace on the initial VHS release in 1997?
MENACING SHARK
12. Elijah Wood was scripted to have his first on-screen kiss in this film but due to how badly it turned out, they cut it from the film. True or False?
TRUE

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. What are the names of the four ghostbusters? [one point per first/surname]
PETER VENKMAN / RAYMOND STANTZ / EGON SPENGLER / WINSTON ZEDDMORE
2. At Bela Lugosi’s funeral, what did Peter Lorre famously say to Vincent Price after viewing the body?
DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD DRIVE A STAKE THROUGH HIS HEART, JUST IN CASE?
3. Tom Hanks won two consecutive Best Actor Oscars for which two films? (one point per correct answer)
PHILADELPHIA / FORREST GUMP
4. How many times is the word Beatles used in A Hard Day’s Night?
NONE
5. What was the name of Eric’s band in The Crow?
HANGMAN’S JOKE
6. What is the chronological order of Sergio Leone’s Dollar Trilogy?
THE GOOD THE BAD & THE UGLY (1860s) / FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (1880s) / FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1890s)
7. What is the name of Quint’s fishing boat in Jaws?
ORCA
8. The shining eyes effect in Blade Runner is a technique called ‘shifting process’ developed by which German director?
FRITZ LANG
9. What is the name of the cologne/aftershave that Brian Fantana uses in Anchorman?
SEX PANTHER
10. Who voices the parts of the three anthropomorphic books in The Pagemaster (Adventure, Fantasy, Horror)? (one point per correct answer)
PATRICK STEWART / WHOOPI GOLDBERG / FRANK WELKER
11. What is the name of Sid’s dog in Toy Story?
SCUD
12. Which magazine does Larry Flynt launch in The People Vs. Larry Flynt? [bonus point for naming the actor who played the title role]
HUSTLER [Woody Harrelson]

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. In which African country is The Constant Gardner set? Somalia? Uganda? Kenya?
KENYA
2. The mask in the film of the same name is possessed by which Norse god? Thor? Loki? Odin?
LOKI
3. Who directed The Italian Job (don’t even begin to suggest I may be talking about the sequel)? Guy Hamilton? John Sturges? Peter Collinson?
PETER COLLINSON
4. Martin Lawrence and which other actor play two New Yorkers wrongfully arrested and imprisoned in Mississippi, in the film Life? Eddie Murphy? Will Smith? Bernie Mac?
EDDIE MURPHY
5. What is the name of the school that features in Alexander Payne’s 1999 comedy, Election? G.W. Carver High? D. Mantooth High? E.A. Blair High?
GW CARVER
6. City Of God was nominated for four Academy Awards. How many did it win? 0? 2? 4?
NONE
7. In which Irish county is the title character shot and killed in Michael Collins? Meath? Cork? Galway?
CORK
8. Raymond Chandler was forced to re-write the end of The Blue Dahlia after which military body intervened and complained that one of their own being the killer was simply out of the question? Navy? Army? Air Force?
NAVY
9. How much weight did Tom Hardy gain in five weeks for his role in Bronson? 1 Stone? 2 Stone? 3 Stone?
THREE STONE
10. Which of the following was not one of the poster taglines for Audrey Hepburn film, When It Sizzles In Paris? Relax, it’s all right to laugh at this tender love story? Romance is romantic with Holden and Hepburn? Go absolutely ape in Paris when it sizzles?
ROMANCE IS ROMANTIC WITH HOLDEN AND HEPBURN
11. When describing Cool Hand Luke, Dragline says he ‘grins like a baby but bites like a’ what? Wolf? Tiger? Gator?
GATOR
12. The actor who plays ‘the train man’ in The Matrix: Revolutions is also the actor who played ‘the train man’ in Ghost. True or False.
FALSE [Bruce Spence / Vincent Schiavelli]

Cinema City Film Quiz #27

[01 August 2010]


Winning Team:
Any Old Zion?

Genre – A harrowing cockney re-imagining of The Matrix trilogy starring Dick Van Dyke

Runners Up:
Agent Smith Goes To Washington
Genre – Virtual reality courtroom political thriller
The Photo On The Trophy Looks Like A Young Bruce Forsyth
Genre – Generation drama
1001001
Genre – Consensual hallucination
The Good, The Bad and The Slightly-Better-Than-The-Second
Genre – The Matrix Trilogy renamed
The Incredibly Bad
Genre – Farce
Matt’s Tricks
Genre – Divinity
The Three Amigos
Genre – Comedy
Jaws 4
Genre – Modern post traumatic horror of a film quiz


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What is the name of the Russian submarine in Hunt For Red October?
RED OCTOBER
2. How many parts was Tarantino’s Kill Bill released in?
TWO
3. Who played the lead role in Michael Mann’s Ali?
WILL SMITH
4. Which Steven Spielberg film follows the criminal exploits of Frank Abignale Jnr, played by Leonardo DiCaprio?
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
5. What was the name of the sequel to the Russian film Night Watch [Nochnoy Dozor]?
DAY WATCH [Dnevnoy Dozor]
6. What language was Run Lola Run recorded in?
GERMAN
7. What is the name of the boy that Hugh Grant presents as his son in About A Boy?
MARCUS (Brewer)
8. The aliens in Stargate (arguably there’s only one alien but bad guys sounds a little stupid) take the form of ancient gods from which country?
EGYPT
9. What is the name of Daniel LaRusso’s mentor and martial arts tutor in The Karate Kid?
MR. MIYAGI
10. Bruce Willis provides the voice of which animal in Over The Hedge?
RACOON
11. Steve McQueen cop drama Bullitt takes place in which US city?
SAN FRANCISCO
12. In what order is Kieslowski’s Three Colours trilogy named – specifically the order of the colours?
BLUE, WHITE, RED

ROUND II: Filming [The Matrix Trilogy Special]
1. In The Matrix, Neo is presented with two pills: Red and Blue. Which does he accept? (third question asked on the first Cinema City quiz)
RED
2. Which character said, “No one can be told what the matrix is, you have to see it for yourself”?
MORPHEUS
3. What is the name of the last human city?
ZION
4. What are the names of the squid like machines that fly through the conduits of the real world attacking ships?
SENTINELS
5. Neo is commonly referred to as Mr. Anderson but what is his first name?
THOMAS
6. Mary Alice and Gloria Foster both played the part of the Oracle. Which one featured in two films? [bonus point for stating what Temet Nosce means]
GLORIA FOSTER [Know Thyself]
7. What does Agent Smith hate most about being amongst human beings?
THE SMELL
8. Over the trilogy there are six distinct agents. What are their names (one point per correct answer)
SMITH / JONES / BROWN / THOMPSON / JOHNSON / JACKSON
9. The art deco sets and cityscapes used in The Matrix were actually recycled from which science fiction film released the previous year?
DARK CITY
10. In the freeway chase in The Matrix: Reloaded, how many people are changed into agents?
SEVEN
11. The architect explains that the one must select from the matrix 23 individuals. How many female and how many male?
SIXTEEN (f) SEVEN (m)
12. None of the original three agents successfully manage to kill anyone. True or False?
TRUE

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Annie Potts played Janine in Ghostbusters. Which character did she play in Toy Story?
BO PEEP
2. What is Blain’s response to Poncho when he says, “You’re bleeding, man. You’re hit” in Predator?
I AIN’T GOT TIME TO BLEED
3. In what years were the four Fast & Furious films released? (one point per correct answer)
2001 / 2003 / 2006 / 2009
4. Who played the lead femme fatale, Janet Henry in 1942’s The Glass Key?
VERONICA LAKE
5. What is the name of the cave in which the killer rabbit lives in Monty Python & The Holy Grail?
THE CAVE OF CAERBANNOG
6. In which film does Audrey Hepburn play a shy bookshop clerk and amateur philosopher?
FUNNY FACE
7. There have only been two examples of a lead actor winning a Best Actor Oscar under their own direction. Name the actors. (one point per correct answer)
ROBERTO BENIGNI (Life Is Beautiful 1997) / LAURENCE OLIVIER (Hamlet 1948)
8. What are the titles of Richard Kelly’s three feature films? (one point per correct answer)
DONNIE DARKO / SOUTHLAND TALES / THE BOX
9. What was the name of the film based on Eric Idle’s fictional band, The Rutles? [bonus point for identifying which member of The Beatles made a cameo]
ALL YOU NEED IS CASH [George Harrison]
10. What was the name of the previous caretaker at The Overlook Hotel in The Shining?
DELBERT GRADY
11. What are Proximo’s (played by Oliver Reed) last words in Gladiator?
SHADOWS AND DUST
12. In 2004, Premiere magazine released a controversial (controversial because the public largely agreed) article listing the 20 Most Overrated films. Submit five titles, one point per correct answer.
AMERICAN BEAUTY / CHICAGO / CLERKS / FANTASIA / FIELD OF DREAMS / CHARIOTS OF FIRE / GOOD WILL HUNTING / FORREST GUMP / JULES AND JIM / A BEAUTIFUL MIND / MONSTER’S BALL / MOONSTRUCK / MYSTIC RIVER / NASHVILLE / THE WIZARD OF OZ / AN AMERICAN IN PARIS / EASY RIDER / THE RED SHOES / 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY / GONE WITH THE WIND

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which of the following facts about Fritz Lang’s M is not true? Peter Lorre’s whistling was dubbed by Lang as the actor couldn’t whistle? This film was used as evidence when exiling Lang from Germany? Lang insisted that the film look real, so Lorre was thrown down a flight of stairs into a cellar over a dozen times?
EXILE (Lang was half-Jewish and fled Germany in 1934 for fear of persecution)
2. What is the name of the company that Andy works for in The 40 Year Old Virgin? Initech? SmartTech? Buy+Large?
SMARTTECH (the others are Office Space and Wall-e)
3. Which language is not utilised by Edward James Olmos’ city-speak in Blade Runner? Hungarian? French? Polish?
POLISH (languages used: Spanish, French, Chinese, Hungarian, German and Japanese)
4. What was the name of Henry Fonda’s character in 12 Angry Men? Juror #7? Juror #8? Juror #10?
NUMBER EIGHT (other two were Jack Warden and Ed Begley)
5. Bryce Dallas Howard was awarded the leading role in The Village after which actress dropped out? Christina Ricci? Kirsten Dunst? Charlize Theron?
KIRSTEN DUNST
6. Which of the following was not considered to play the role of Gandhi before Ben Kingsley was cast? Alex Guinness? Richard Attenborough? Anthony Hopkins?
RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH
7. What is the name of the record label that Tony Wilson starts in 24 Hour Party People? London Records? Factory Records? Madchester Records?
FACTORY RECORDS
8. R. Lee Ermey was not intended to play the drill sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, what was his original role? Technical advisor? Unit driver? Carpenter? [2 bonus points for stating the Drill Sergeant’s surname]
TECHNICAL ADVISOR [Gunnery Sergeant Hartman]
9. Which of the following statements about Bugsy Malone is true? All singing roles were dubbed by adults? Over half of the singing roles were dubbed by adults? All of the singing roles were dubbed by other adolescents?
ALL DUBBED BY ADULTS
10. What is the name of the lead samurai in Seven Samurai? Kikuchiyo? Kanbe? Gorobe?
KANBE
11. Which line from Casablanca was altered to meet decency standards? He’s just like any other man, only more so? You like war. I like women? The leading banker in Amsterdam is now our pastry chef?
YOU LIKE WAR (previously ‘You enjoy war, I enjoy women’ but considered too lewd)
12. American Beauty’s title is a reference to a type of rose that rots from the root up. True or False?
TRUE