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Quiz # 23

1. Which of the following Best Picture-winning films did NOT also win the Best Director Oscar?

  • The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  • West Side Story (1961)
  • The Godfather (1972)
  • Rocky (1976)

2. Which silent film director, famous for the talkies Dracula (1931) and Freaks (1932), also collaborated in ten silent films with the "Man of a Thousand Faces" – Lon Chaney, Sr.?

  • Tod Browning
  • Fritz Lang
  • F.W. Murnau
  • James Whale

3. Director Martin Scorsese's crime drama Casino (1995) was set at the fictional Tangiers Hotel and Casino, but was based on which real-life Las Vegas hotel/casino?

  • Caesars Palace
  • The Flamingo
  • The Sands
  • The Stardust

4. What was the product being processed in the dramatic film Silkwood (1983) starring Meryl Streep and Cher?

  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Cotton
  • Plutonium

5. Of the four fairy characters in Disney's animated classic Sleeping Beauty (1959), which one was the wicked one?

  • Flora
  • Fauna
  • Maleficent
  • Merryweather

6. Kim Basinger's Best Supporting Actress Oscar-winning role in L.A. Confidential (1997) was as high-priced, bleached-blonde, glamorous prostitute Lynn Bracken - a look-alike or doppelganger for which screen siren?

  • Veronica Lake
  • Carole Lombard
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Lana Turner

7. Of the following four Best Director Oscar-winning films of John Ford, which one also gave him a Best Picture Oscar?

  • The Informer (1935)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  • How Green Was My Valley (1941)
  • The Quiet Man (1952)

8. What was the major criticism that confronted director/producer Robert Flaherty's silent Nanook of the North (1922), often cited as the first significant, full-length documentary film?

  • Funding by a French fur company
  • Low compensation for the actors
  • Racist tone of the film's viewpoint
  • Re-enactment or staging of several sequences

9. Which film about a frenzied search for gold marked the first father-son win of separate Oscars?

  • King Solomon's Mines (1937)
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  • Legend of the Lost (1957)
  • MacKenna's Gold (1969)

10. Which of the following organizations used director D.W. Griffith's controversial The Birth of a Nation (1915) as a recruitment device?

  • ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)
  • DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)
  • KKK (Ku Klux Klan)
  • NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)

11. Which young actor co-starred as the title character in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid (1921)?

  • Jackie Coogan
  • Jackie Cooper
  • Baby Peggy
  • Coy Watson, Jr.

12. Which of the following films is Disney's shortest animated theatrical feature?

  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
  • Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
  • Melody Time (1948)
  • Saludos Amigos (1942)

13. What was the terrorizing creature in the horror/science-fiction film From Hell It Came (1957), one of the worst films ever made?

  • A blood-drinking, turkey-headed monster
  • A giant flying brain
  • A killer rabbit
  • A tree stump

14. Who starred in the original B-movie horror classic House on Haunted Hill (1959) by gimmicky director William Castle?

  • Peter Cushing
  • Boris Karloff
  • Bela Lugosi
  • Vincent Price

15. TV's Perry Mason, actor Raymond Burr, starred in which of the following monster horror films?

  • Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956)
  • Gorgo (1961)
  • Reptilicus (1961)
  • Rodan! The Flying Monster (1956)

16. Which Oscar-winning British film caused its excited screenwriter at the Academy Awards ceremony to exclaim: "The British Are Coming!"?

  • Hamlet (1948)
  • A Man For All Seasons (1966)
  • Tom Jones (1963)
  • Chariots of Fire (1981)

17. In which Indiana Jones film was this classic understatement uttered in the dramatic conclusion: "You have chosen wisely!"

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

18. What was the cause of killer Jason's 'supposed' death at the conclusion of Friday the 13th, Part VI (1986)?

  • Axe to the head
  • Gun blasts
  • Drowning
  • Poison

19. The following line: "Most people never have to face the fact that at the right time, the right place, they're capable of anything" was a line spoken in which film and by which actor?

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof/Burl Ives
  • Chinatown/John Huston
  • Unforgiven/Clint Eastwood
  • Wall Street/Michael Douglas

20. Which of the following films was devoid of dialogue, characters, or a conventional narrative plot – composed instead as an essay-poem collage of photographic images?

  • Cronos (1993)
  • Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
  • The Mind's Eye (1990)
  • Samsara (2001)

21. Which of the following films was a "Christian" horror-thriller film, the first theatrical release from Fox Faith, a division of 20th Century Fox?

  • Brigham City (2001)
  • God's Army (2000)
  • Ordinary Sinner (2002)
  • Thr3e (2006)

Quiz # 23: Answers

1. Answer: The Godfather (1972)
In 1972, director Francis Ford Coppola lost the Best Director honor to Bob Fosse for Cabaret (1972), but won Best Director two years later for The Godfather, Part 2 sequel.

2. Answer: Tod Browning
Tod Browning directed The Unholy Three (1925), The Unknown (1927), London After Midnight (1927), and West of Zanzibar (1928), among others, with Lon Chaney, Sr.

3. Answer: The Stardust
In the film, Robert De Niro oversaw operations at the Tangiers as Sam "Ace" Rothstein - a figure based on professional gambler/"bookie" Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal, who ran a number of hotels/casinos in Vegas (the Stardust, the Fremont and the Hacienda) until the early 1980s.

4. Answer: Plutonium
Director Mike Nichol's film was inspired by the true-life story of Karen Silkwood who reported on wrongdoings at the plutonium fuel fabrication plant in Oklahoma where she worked.

5. Answer: Maleficent
When young princess Aurora was born, she was christened by three good fairies. Flora gave her beauty, Fauna gifted her with song, and Merryweather lessened the evil curse put on Aurora by the wicked fairy Maleficent.

6. Answer: Veronica Lake
Kim Basinger's sole nomination and Oscar win was for her imitative portrayal of Veronica Lake in this classic film-noir homage.

7. Answer: How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Only How Green Was My Valley (1941) gave John Ford a double-win.

8. Answer: Re-enactment or staging of several sequences
Rather than simply recording all the events in the life of an Inuit Eskimo, Flaherty staged scenes of fishing, hunting, and building an igloo, something which was criticized by purist 'documentarian' film-makers who felt he compromised the film's authenticity.

9. Answer: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Director John Huston won the Best Director Oscar, while his father Walter Huston won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of grizzly gold prospector Howard in the adventure drama The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948).

10. Answer: KKK (Ku Klux Klan)
Because the Civil War-era film appeared to promote white supremacy and portrayed members of the KKK as heroically restoring order to the South, it was used by the Klan as a recruitment tool and helped revitalize the organization in the 1920s. At that time, the KKK broadened its targets beyound blacks, and also broadcast its hate messages toward Catholics, Jews and foreigners.

11. Answer: Jackie Coogan
Jackie Coogan portrayed 'the kid' in Chaplin's first self-produced and directed feature film, and soon was launched into a film career, becoming one of the highest-paid child stars of his era.

12. Answer: Saludos Amigos (1942)
Saludos Amigos is 42 minutes in length, the shortest Disney "feature" film to date.

13. Answer: A tree stump
A South Seas island prince, wrongfully executed and buried in a hollow tree stump, was reanimated by nuclear radiation and went on a rampage.

14. Answer: Vincent Price
Vincent Price starred as eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren who invited five strangers to spend an overnight for $10,000 each in his haunted house.

15. Answer: Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956)
Raymond Burr starred as Steve Martin in director Ishiro Honda's monster film, the dubbed American version released two years after the original Japanese film. It added new footage shot with Burr as an American journalist present during the events. His entire part was filmed in a single day on a Hollywood lot.

16. Answer: Chariots of Fire (1981)
Colin Welland, the Best Screenplay-winning scripter for the Best-Picture winning film made the famous boast in the 1982 awards ceremony at the end of his acceptance speech.

17. Answer: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
The last Knight of the First Crusade (Robert Eddison), the immortal guardian of the Holy Grail, told Indy (Harrison Ford) that his choice of a simple earthenware cup of a humble carpenter was the proper choice.

18. Answer: Drowning
The plan was to defeat Jason once and for all was by killing him using the original means of his death -- drowning. In the final scene, the maniacal psychopath died at the bottom of Crystal Lake - but only temporarily.

19. Answer: Chinatown/John Huston
Depraved water and real estate tycoon Noah Cross (John Huston) spoke the line to private detective Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) who was pursuing a twisted tale of corruption in Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974).

20. Answer: Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Koyaanisqatsi was a popular feature-length documentary with a pro-environmental theme, told entirely through an expressive collage of nature imagery.

21. Answer: Thr3e (2006)
Evangelical writer Ted Dekker's best-selling novel was adapted to make Thr3e, about a psychotic madman known as the Riddle Killer, but without the usual graphic violence, blood and gore, profanity and sex typical of the genre.