Cinema City Film Quiz #31

[26 September 2010]


Winning Team:
Ronnie Barko

Genre – The two Ronnies remake Donnie Darko with sexy results

Runners Up:
Brokeback Fountain
Genre – Tale of love between cowboys (Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal) that transcends time
The Day After Tamara
Genre – Post apocalyptic literary rom-com
The Artist Formerly Known As Prince Of Persia
Genre – Harrowing drama about purple swords and sandles
The Travelling Bohemian, The Goddess, The Nerd From Friends And The Psychological Warfare Sheep
Genre – Mockumentary
The Counts Of Monte Quizto
Genre – Swashbuckling tale of vengeance and tailoring
She Got Spanked, He Got … By A Cowboy
Genre – Unclassifiable


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What is the name of Butch Cassidy’s partner in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid?
THE SUNDANCE KID
2. Dr. Zhivago is mainly set in which country?
RUSSIA
3. Which actor played the lead role in Danny Boyle’s The Beach?
LEONARDO DI CAPRIO
4. Is the detective in The Big Sleep named Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade?
PHILIP MARLOWE
5. What is the name of the prison in The Green Mile? Cold Mountain Penitentiary? Shawshank State Penitentiary? Alcatraz?
COLD MOUNTAIN PENITENTIARY
6. Who directed Face/Off?
JOHN WOO
7. Which song writing duo wrote the soundtrack for The Graduate?
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
8. The Colour Of Money is a sequel to which film?
THE HUSTLER
9. What was the name of the Aerosmith song composed for Armageddon?
I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING
10. Which two actors portrayed Truman Capote in 2005’s Capote and 2006’s Infamous? (one point per correct answer)
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN / TOBY JONES
11. What are the prisoners of war expected to take part in, in The Deer Hunter?
RUSSIAN ROULETTE
12. What is Commander Taggart’s catchphrase in Galaxy Quest?
NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER

ROUND II: Filming [Jake/Maggie Gyllenhaal Special]
1. How are Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal related? [bonus point for correctly spelling Gyllenhaal]
SIBLINGS
2. World Trade Centre is based on which terrorist attack?
SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS
3. Which Jake Gyllenhaal release is a remake of The Boy In The Plastic Bubble, about a boy born without an immune system? [bonus point for naming the star of the original]
BUBBLE BOY [John Travolta]
4. What object releases the sands of time in Prince Of Persia?
DAGGER
5. Both Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger were nominated for their roles in Brokeback Mountain. Which one received the best actor in a leading role nomination?
HEATH LEDGER
6. Where does Ana Pascal work in Stranger Than Fiction?
BAKERY
7. Tobey Maguire auditioned for the role of Swofford, in Jarhead, before it went to Jake Gyllenhaal. Which recent film starred both actors?
BROTHERS
8. Which actress did Maggie Gyllenhaal replace when she took the role of Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight?
KATIE HOLMES
9. How long does Lee [Maggie Gyllenhaal] wait in the office for Mr. Grey [James Spader] to return in Secretary?
THREE DAYS
10. In Donnie Darko, Gretchen and Donnie go and see which 80’s horror film?
THE EVIL DEAD
11. What painting do the Wellesley girls paint for their teacher to remember them by, in Mona Lisa Smile?
SUNFLOWERS (Vincent Van Gogh)
12. The US Army loaned several UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters for the final rescue scene in The Day After Tomorrow. This prompted Mexican authorities to reassure the public that they weren’t being invaded by the United States. True or False?
FALSE (it was actually the Canadians reassuring the people of Montreal)

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. What is the name of the conditional treatment used on Alex in A Clockwork Orange?
LUDOVICO TECHNIQUE
2. Which 1920 German film is considered by most to be the first true horror film ever made?
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari)
3. What is the name of the bank that Juan Miranda is trying to rob at the start of A Fistful Of Dynamite? [bonus point for identifying the original title]
THE MESA VERDE NATIONAL BANK [Duck, You Sucker]
4. Which film noir release directed by Nicholas Ray featured the tagline, “The Bogart suspense picture with the surprise finish”?
IN A LONELY PLACE
5. Excluding silent movies, how many major adaptations of The Count Monte Cristo have been produced?
FIVE (1934 / 1940 / 1946 / 1975 / 2002)
6. La Vita è Bella is the original title of which film?
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
7. What was the name given to the custard firing weapons in Bugsy Malone?
SPLURGE GUNS
8. During the motorcycle chase sequence in The Great Escape, one of the cast members was allowed to disguise himself as a Nazi and pursue Steve McQueen. Which one was it?
STEVE MCQUEEN
9. Which ghosts are released from the slime during the court scene in Ghostbusters II?
THE SCOLERI BROTHERS
10. Billy and Wyatt set out from Los Angeles to find ‘America’ in Easy Rider. Which city are they heading to?
NEW ORLEANS
11. What are named James Westfall and Dr. Kenneth Noisewater in Anchorman? [bonus point for naming Ron’s dog]
BRIAN FANTANA’S TESTES [Baxter]
12. How did Orson Welles conceal the microphones despite the many low-angle shots, in Citizen Kane?
CLOTH CEILINGS, CONCEALING MICS

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. American Psycho is based on the book by which author? Philip Roth? Bret Easton Ellis? Graham Greene?
BRET EASTON ELLIS
2. How do Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker meet in Bonnie And Clyde? Clyde refuels Bonnie’s mother’s car? Bonnie hits Clyde with her mother’s car? Bonnie catches Clyde trying to steal her mother’s car?
BONNIE CATCHES CLYDE TRYING TO STEAL HER MOTHER’S CAR
3. According to posters and trailers, how long was the bank robbery in Dog Day Afternoon supposed to take? 4 Minutes? 7 Minutes? 10 Minutes?
TEN MINUTES (The robbery should have taken 10 mins. 4hrs later the bank was like a circus sideshow. 8hrs later it was the hottest thing on live TV. 12hrs later it was all history. And it’s all true)
4. Which of the following is not a typical trademark of director Jean Pierre Jeunet? Orphans? Dominique Pinon? Long corridors?
LONG CORRIDORS
5. In The Craft, the girls call upon the guardians of the watchtowers of the four compass directions. Which one does Sarah Bailey call upon? North? South? East?
NORTH
6. What are the citizens of Antonio Bay preparing to celebrate when people go missing in The Fog? Town’s Centennial? Thanksgiving? US Bi-Centennial?
TOWN’S CENTENNIAL
7. The laser pointer in Bourne’s hip in The Bourne Identity directs him to a bank in which country? Germany? Italy? Switzerland?
SWITZERLAND
8. Which Paul Newman film features the quote, “I don’t rattle, kid. But just for that I’m gonna beat you flat”? The Hustler? Hombre? Nobody’s Fool?
THE HUSTLER
9. Which member of the rat pack starred in Rio Bravo? Dean Martin? Frank Sinatra? Joey Bishop?
DEAN MARTIN
10. Who did not star in 2006’s Bobby? Laurence Fishburne? Ashton Kutcher? Charlie Sheen?
CHARLIE SHEEN
11. Why is Jim Stark brought into the police station at the start of Rebel Without A Cause? Public drunkenness? Petty larceny? Minor aggravated assault?
PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS
12. Barry Lyndon was filmed with the intent of replicating certain eighteenth century paintings; specifically the works of Thomas Gainsborough. True or False?
TRUE

Cinema City Film Quiz #30

[12 September 2010]


Winning Team:
The Bridges Of Stockport County

Genre – Football drama thing

Runners Up:
Metropolis II: Electric Boogaloo
Genre – Harrowing musical expressionist sequel
The Big Lebowowski
Genre – Incontinent Dog Comedy
Maybe This Round Is A Jeff Bridges Too Far?
Genre – Quiz comedy
CCFC (Cinema City Film Club)
Genre – Farcical Comedy
Offer Fox Ache
Genre – Unclassifiable


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What does E.T. stand for?
EXTRA TERRESTRIAL
2. What pet name does Gollum give the one ring in Lord Of The Rings?
MY PRECIOUS
3. What is the name of the young girl who follows the yellow brick road to meet the wizard of Oz?
DOROTHY GALE
4. Which Terminator film featured the line, “Hasta la vista, baby”?
TERMINATOR II: JUDGEMENT DAY
5. Which film featured the quote, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”?
JAWS
6. Which instalment of The Godfather is the only one to feature Robert De Niro?
THE GODFATHER: PART II
7. Which 1941 release is considered Orson Welles’ masterpiece and one of the greatest films ever made?
CITIZEN KANE
8. What is the name of the detective hunting the serial killer Scorpio in Don Siegel’s 1971 crime drama?
DIRTY HARRY CALLAHAN
9. Who played the title character in the 1996 adaptation of The Island Of Dr. Moreau?
MARLON BRANDO
10. What is the name of the planet on which Yoda trains Luke in The Empire Strikes Back?
DAGOBAH
11. What type of Italian wine did Hannibal Lector drink while consuming a census taker’s liver?
CHIANTI
12. The title card for The Maltese Falcon explains the jewel encrusted statue was a tribute from the Knights Templar of Malta to which country? Spain? France? Italy?
SPAIN

ROUND II: Filming [Jeff Bridges Special]
1. What is the name of the planet that Prot claims to be from in K-PAX?
K-PAX
2. Which movie starred both Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams?
THE FISHER KING
3. What is the name of Jeff Bridges’ character in Iron Man?
OBADIAH STANE
4. What is Jackson Evans’ (Bridges’ character) job in The Contender?
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
5. What colour bikes/light cycles do Tron, Ram and Flynn use? (one point per correct answer) [bonus point for stating Flynn’s call-sign]
ORANGE / RED / YELLOW [Gold 3]
6. Jeff Bridges starred in which 1982 animated film?
THE LAST UNICORN
7. In what year was the King Kong remake (starring Jeff Bridges) released?
1976
8. Which movie stars Jeff Bridges as a heroin addict, who spends the majority of his time on-screen as a corpse?
TIDELAND
9. Before Bridges won his Oscar for Crazy Heart, he was nominated for performances in four movies. Name them. (one point per correct answer)
THE LAST PICTURE SHOW / THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT / STARMAN / THE CONTENDER
10. Who directed The Mirror Has Two Faces?
BARBARA STREISAND
11. What was the budget for Arlington Road?
21.5 MILLION DOLLARS
12. The bowling alley featured in The Big Lebowski (Holly Star Lanes) was torn down and replaced with a primary school. True or False?
TRUE

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Which composer agreed to work on The Frighteners before knowing what the film was even about, based solely on Peter Jackson’s previous work?
DANNY ELFMAN
2. Name the lead female character in each instalment of the Indiana Jones trilogy. (point per first/surname)
MARION RAVENWOOD / WILHELMINA ‘WILLIE’ SCOTT / ELSA SCHNEIDER
3. What friendly greeting does James Cagney’s character use in Angels With Dirty Faces?
WHADDYA HEAR, WHADDYA SAY?
4. How old was Laurence Fishburne when production for Apocalypse Now began?
FOURTEEN
5. Which 1993 Burt Reynolds film tells the story of a young boy who witnesses a murder but will only reveal information when made an official policeman?
COP AND A HALF
6. Which British public body – formed in 2000, designed to promote the UK film industry – was recently disbanded?
UK FILM COUNCIL
7. Which actor starred in The Invisible Man (1933), Casablanca and Lawrence Of Arabia?
CLAUDE RAINS
8. What is the exact wording of Charlton Heston’s quote during his capture on Planet Of The Apes, in which he politely asks the apes to remove their hands from him? (one point for close answer, two points for exact answer)
TAKE YOUR STINKING PAWS OFF ME, YOU DAMNED DIRTY APE
9. Who played the lead in Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf 2? (one point per correct answer)
MICHAEL J FOX / JASON BATEMAN
10. Which film features the poster tagline, ‘You can erase someone from your mind, getting them out of your heart is another story’?
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
11. When defending the film Showgirls, Paul Verhoeven explained it was technically a remake of which 1950’s movie?
ALL ABOUT EVE
12. What is Luke’s prison number in Cool Hand Luke? [bonus point for stating what it refers to]
THIRTY SEVEN [Bible reference, Luke 1:37 ‘For with God nothing shall be impossible’]

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which of the following actresses did not star in Blade Runner? Sean Young? Joanna Cassidy? Barbara Hershey?
BARBARA HERSHEY
2. Eye Of The Tiger was written for which Rocky film? Rocky? Rocky II? Rocky III?
ROCKY III
3. Which actress played the roll of Lila in Psycho? Janet Leigh? Vera Miles? Eva Marie Saint?
VERA MILES
4. Released in 1921, which of the following was considered the first anti-war film? The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse? Now Or Never? The Fightin’ Fury?
THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALPYSE
5. What song is playing when Dr. Gonzo attempts suicide in the bath, in Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas? White Rabbit? Viva Las Vegas? One Toke Over The Line?
WHITE RABBIT
6. What is the name of the country that Rufus T. Firefly is named president of in Duck Soup? Sylvania? Freedonia? Lupaynia?
FREEDONIA
7. What is the origin of the lead character’s name in The Fountain? David Bowie song? The Who film Tommy? Turn of the century nickname for a British soldier?
DAVID BOWIE SONG (Space Oddity – Major Tom)
8. How does Doyle Lonnegan finish the majority of his sentences in The Sting? You get me? You follow? You understand?
YOU FOLLOW
9. What is the name of the American submarine chasing the Russians in The Hunt For Red October? Annapolis? Sargo? Dallas?
DALLAS
10. During a fight scene between Alan Ladd and Van Heflin in Shane, the horses in the corral were meant to be startled. What did the director do to achieve this? Release snakes onto the set? Paraded mares around behind the camera? Dressed two men up in bear suits?
BEAR SUITS
11. What is the name of the lead character, played by Orlando Bloom, in Kingdom Of Heaven? Guy de Lusignan? Raynald de Ch√Ętillon? Balian Of Ibelin?
BALIAN OF IBELIN
12. In Fight Club, the scene in which Brad Pitt and Ed Norton’s characters are drunk and hitting golf balls became an incredibly expensive shot when filming was moved to an elaborate sound stage with a CGI backdrop, for insurance purposes. True or False?
FALSE (they were actually drunk, hitting golf balls into the side of the catering truck)