Movie Quiz Series (April) Varun Reddy Sevva (For IQL) http://iquiz.wordpress.com/movie-quiz/
Rules • One question every day, starting February • When there is a break it will be announced before hand • Answers will be accepted till 8 am the day • Googling is highly discouraged, but it’s upto our conscience • All questions are answerable by movie lovers • Mostly Hollywood based; Bollywood will be covered as and when new material comes up • IMDB and Wikipedia are the main sources
Question 45 • Clue 1: The movie was shot in 28 days, exactly the time-span of the movie itself, on a budget of under US$5 million. • Clue 2 (Tagline): ”Life is one long insane trip. Some people just have better directions.” • Clue 3: Movie poster on the right
Answer 45 • The movie is Donnie Darko. • Correct answers by ABHISHEK CHATURVEDI (Welcome to the quiz!), Andy and Abdul Mujeeb.
Question 46 • This movie was considered a reformist period master-piece. Directed by Franz Osten, it talked about the social position of Dalit girls in India. • The movie stars X (who was cast after the original hero had eloped with the producer's wife and leading lady) and Y (the producer's wife who decided to come back) in the lead roles. It was released in 1936 and was one of the earliest several successful Bombay Talkies collaborations between Franz Osten, Niranjan Pal, Himanshu Rai, and their leading lady. Name both the actors or the movie?
Answer 46 • The correct answer as given by RAJI is “Acchut Kanya”. The actors are Ashok Kumar and Devika Rani. I felt this question had a major clue in the mention of a Dalit Girl in the name. • @Raji: Well, that’s what Wikipedia says and usually they have their sources. She ran away and returned again, perhaps it was just a small fling. • @Francis: Well, I am glad I finally got such a question
Question 47 • Clue 1: Every street-name in the town of “Seahaven” refers to a movie actor, e.g. "Lancaster Square" or "Barrymore Road”. • Clue 2: Robin Williams was initially considered for the role, but the director Peter Weir gave the role to X as Xs performance reminded him of Charlie Chaplin. The actor X took the opportunity to proclaim himself as a dramatic actor, rather than being typecast in comedic roles. • Clue 3: Director Peter Weir filmed in the 1.66:1 ratio to make it feel more like a television show. • Name this movie, which critics said was “as well-made as Forrest Gump”?
Answer 47 • As you guessed, it is the lovable movie “The Truman Show”. • Correct answers by RAVI, Andy, Raji, Sundeep Chandru, Ravi Gupta, Abdul Mujeeb and Tania.
Question 48 • Many of you know almost every dialogue of this movie by heart. So I am making this question a bit tough. Identify. • Clue 1: Sets from the film Dark City (1998), including rooftops, buildings and others exteriors sets, were used in this film, especially during the very first scene. • Clue 2: The name of the company for which the main protagonist works, “Metacortex”, literally translates to "transcending the boundaries of the brain," which is precisely what he proceeds to do. • Clue 3 (Dialogue): ”It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work... when you go to church... when you pay your taxes.” • Identify this mega-hit movie.
Answer 48 • The answer, as you have said, is the movie “The Matrix”! • The answer is "The Matrix"! Correct answers by ABHISHEK CHATURVEDI and Ravi.
Question 49 • I am literally making this question a bit tough, and the clues are less of movie-based and more of trivia. • Clue 1: This name/word, means "Violence" in Japanese. This is also the name of a greenish-yellow variety of apple with red stripes, that was introduced to the American colony of New Sweden in 1637 by Peter Gunnarsson _____, a Swedish immigrant.The name of the apple was derived from Peter Gunnarsson's Swedish home on Ramberget. The suffix means "home" in Swedish. • Clue 2: The character was born in Bowie, Arizona to a Native American Navajo father and a mother of Italian descent. His experiences in Vietnam and back home resulted in an extreme case of post-traumatic stress disorder. At the same time, inner questions of self identity and reflectiveness cause him to lash out at society rather than handling difficult situations in a "civilized" manner. • Clue 3: The hero playing the character shares the same birthday as him (July 6) and is also Italian-American by descent. He is part of the generation of movie action hero actors like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude Van Damme who were featured in many of the Hollywood blockbuster action films of the late 1980s and 1990s. • Identify this movie character.
Answer 49 • It’s Rambo! • Correct answers by RAJI and Francis. • @ Raji: Well, that is what the Star Movies Trivia said. Perhaps after seeing this movie, the Japanese began associating “Violence” with the word “Rambo”.
Question 50 • This movie is based on a book, which was the third in a series of four crime fiction novels by James Ellroy : The Black Dahlia (1987), The Big Nowhere (1988), __ ____________ (1990) and White Jazz (1992). Inspite of being nominated for 9 Oscars, it won just 2 because of “Titanic”. The best supporting actress award, which this movie won at the Oscars, was shared by both these movies at the “Screen Actors Guild Awards”! It was also ranked the best film of 1997 by TIME Magazine! • Hint:The initial screenplay drafts for the movie “Street Kings” were also written by James Ellroy in the late 1990s.
Answer 50 • The movie is the very famous “L.A. Confidential”! • Correct answers by PRAVEEN JOSEPH, Arvind and Abhishek
Question 51 • Connect: • A high school football coach, a bank teller, a person who owns messenger service, a stock broker, a painter, a salesman, an architect (Mr. Davis), a garage owner, a watch Maker, an advertising executive and two others whose professions are not known. • Hint: Nominated in 2 categories of Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Writing of Adapted Screenplay. Itost out in all its categories to ”The Bridge on the River Kwai”
Answer 51 • Yes, as most of you said it, it is the movie “12 Angry Men”. • Correct answers by TANIA, Arvind and Raji. • @Arvind: You like Google that much, eh? • @ Andy: Well Tried, I got another question thanks to you. The movie you mentioned was released in 1961, 4 years after “12 Angry Men” was released.
Question 52 • If you read this question carefully, you can probably guess the name of the movie and kick me for the easy question • This movie, released in 1987, is based on a novel of the same name by John Updike. Set in the fictional Rhode Island town of Eastwick, this film is based around the magical abilities and personal growth of the three female protagonists who summon a devil-like character who tries to seduce them. • Identify the movie. Also, from the movie poster below, can you name atleast 2 of the 3 women. • “I see men, sixty, seventy years old breaking their balls to stay fit! What for? When I die, I want to be sick, not healthy” – Quote from the movie.
Answer 52 • It is “The Witches of Eastwick”. I thought perhaps the word “Eastwick” could have struck a chord, since this movie has aired several times on Star Movies. The actresses are Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer (in that order) • Correct answers by RAJI, Tania, Praveen and Arvind. Nice guess by Andy (The title you have proposed seems to be more appropriate to some modern flick!)
Question 53 • This movie was released in 1988, starring the hero who invented a new kind of highball, trying to do for bartenders what he'd done for fighter pilots in his previous movie in 1986. Although this movie was a box-office success, it was nominated for two Razzies and even managed to win one! • Just name the movie! All guesses welcome…
Answer 53 • Well, it’s one his earlier movies called “Cocktail”. • Correct answers by TANIA, Raji and Abhishek. • @Raji: Thanks for being honest!
Question 54 • This movie was directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Some critics say that it probably wasn't Universal's best decision, releasing this movie on Christmas Day 2006. How many people would want to spend their holiday watching a dystopian nightmare, even if it is a work of art? Set in 2027, this film is a dark, ripping road movie that follows Theo Faron as he tries to lead the world's first pregnant woman in 18 years, Kee, to safety. • Although this film was not a financial success (unlike the movie in the above question), it was well appreciated by the critics. It received three Academy Award nominations and won two BAFTA awards. • Name the movie and both the actors pictured below.
Answer 54 • Well, ANDY was bang on target. It’s the dystopian thriller “Children of Men”. And the actors pictured are Clive Owen and Julianna Moore (whom we can all recall from “The Hannibal” I think). • Partial correct answers by Tania and Arvind (names of the actors were also asked and were not mentioned in the answers)
Question 55 • This is one hilarious movie, which has a rating of 7.6 on IMDB. The story concerns the misadventures of Wong Fei Hung as he battles the henchmen of the British consul using the Zui Quan style of martial arts. Wong finds that he becomes a more powerful fighter when he consumes something, but the excess consumption actually makes him incapable of fighting. • Enough clues, now just name the movie.
Answer 55 • As mentioned by Arvind, the movie is “Drunken Master II” or “Legend of Drunken Master”. Partial names accepted, although it is clear from the “British Consul” that it was the second in the series of Drunken Master movies. • Good guess by Tania also (although it was not Jackie Chan, but Jet Li in that series of movies)
Question 56 • Released in 1994, this film is perhaps the Frenchiest hitman thriller ever to take place on the streets of New York. The hero is all Gallic cool as a simple-minded assassin and Mathilda (in her movie debut) is heartbreaking as the teen who falls in love with him. • Trivia: During the filming involving all of the police cars on the street, a man ran from a store he had just robbed. When he encountered the movie set by accident, he saw all of the "police" and gave himself up to a bunch of uniformed extras! • Name the movie and the two actors pictured below.
Answer 56 • The name of the movie, as mentioned by you all, is Léon or The Professional or Léon: The Professional, directed by Luc Besson. The actors in the picture are Jean Reno and a young Natalie Portman in her first starring role (She was 11 when she was cast)
Question 57 • A easy one for a change • In his second Oscar-nominated turn, Cruise plays a sports agent with a conscience, seen bonding with his love interest's son, Ray, an adorable imp who had him at hello. • Name the movie and the “love interest”
Answer 57 • The movie is “Jerry Maguire” and the love-interest in the movie happens to be one of my most favorite actresses Renée Zellweger. The kid is played by Jonathan Lipnicki
Question 58 • This movie was released in 2005, starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, the second-eldest of five daughters, who finds herself falling for a man, Mr. Darcy, who she originally holds in contempt. The story takes place at the turn of the 19th century in rural England and is based on a famous novel. • Comparing six major adaptations of that novel in 2005, a newspaper gave the only top marks of 9/10 to a 1995 serial and this 2005 film, leaving the other adaptations behind with six and less points. • Identify the movie / the novel? • Quote: “And those are the words of a gentleman? From the moment I met you your arrogance and conceit and your selfish disdain for the feelings of others made me realize that you are the last man in the world I could ever be prevailed upon to marry.”
Answer 58 • I did not give any obvious clues because this novel is so well-known. The movie/novel is “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.
Question 59 • There's a reason why the most quotable line from this movie is ''I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too!'' It's because Toto, the main protagonist’s dog, is the definition of loyalty, courage, and wisdom. • The songs from this movie became widely popular, with "Over the Rainbow" receiving the Academy Award for Best Original Song. This film is believed to be the most-watched film in history, owing greatly to its television and video screenings. Its signature song, "Over the Rainbow," sung by the heroine, has been voted the greatest movie song of all time by the AFI. • Name the movie and the actress in question (Image is below for reference)
Answer 59 • It was easy I guess. The movie was the famous movie “The Wizard of Oz” and the actress is Judy Garland. • Correct answers by RAJI.
Question 60 • Just add one more person to the frame and you will get the name of this classic 1954 movie (which partially inspired a 1982 Bollywood flick) • The film is particularly known for the unusual choreography by Michael Kidd, which makes dance numbers out of such mundane frontier pursuits as chopping wood and (most famously) raising a barn.
Answer 60 • It’s the famous movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, which was the “inspiration” for our very own Bollywood-flick “Satte Pe Satta” starring Amitabh Bachchan as “Ravi” and Sachin Pilgaonkar as “Shani” • Correct answers by ANDY and Raji. Also GZR’s attempt is valid too, so he gets the credit for this one, albeit partially, for guessing the Bachchan-Hema duo correctly.
Question 61 • Who is she?
Answer 61 • Well, the correct answer is "Drew Barrymore". This is the picture taken when she was a teenager and was taken to rehab for drug usage. Now her career has really turned around! • Correct answers by RAJI and Arvind.
Questions 62-68 • There were 7 movie theme-song related questions this week. The songs can be accessed at the given links. Questions and answers provided as usual.
Question 62 • This is perhaps one of the most recognizable tunes in movie music. Identify this classic movie. • http://www.supload.com/listen?s=ATyhym
Answer 62 • "Chariots of Fire", this music is played when the runners are taking a run on the side of the beach.
Question 63 • I thought I must touch Bollywood also, since we have produced some Oscar-winning music too! Identify the movie. • http://www.supload.com/listen?s=Vogiq0
Answer 63 • The movie is "Dor".