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Quiz # 24

1. Which of the following top four credited performers in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) lived the longest number of years?

  • Jim Backus
  • James Dean
  • Sal Mineo
  • Natalie Wood

2. Frank Capra won the Academy Award Oscar as Best Director for all of the following films except which one?

  • It Happened One Night (1934)
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
  • You Can't Take It With You (1938)
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

3. Which film classic had as its tagline: "Neither Heaven nor Earth could keep them apart!"?

  • The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)
  • A Guy Named Joe (1943)
  • Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
  • A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

4. What were police Chief Martin Brody's (Roy Scheider) first words upon seeing the great white shark in Jaws (1975)?

  • "Smile, you son-of-a-bitch!"
  • "This shark, swallow you whole"
  • "That's a twenty-footer"
  • "You're gonna need a bigger boat"

5. Which of the following Doris Day films was a remake of My Favorite Wife (1940)?

  • Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
  • Move Over, Darling (1963)
  • The Pajama Game (1957)
  • Pillow Talk (1959)

6. In Disney's animated Peter Pan (1953), what was the breed of the Darling's dog Nana?

  • Labrador Retriever
  • Newfoundland
  • Poodle
  • St. Bernard

7. What did the narrator describe as the color of neighborhood and school bully Scut Farkus' (Zack Ward) eyes in A Christmas Story (1983)?

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Yellow

8. What was the call-sign (or nickname) of Sam Wells (Tim Robbins) in the film Top Gun (1986)?

  • Goose
  • Iceman
  • Merlin
  • Slider

9. In the film Stand By Me (1986), who was the leader of the older boys' gang?

  • Charlie Hogan
  • Gordie Lachance
  • Ace Merrill
  • Billy Tessio

10. Although Dorothy Lamour was the leading actress in the long series of Road To… movies with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, who replaced her in the lead female role in the final film Road to Hong Kong (1962)?

  • Joan Collins
  • Hedy Lamarr
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Gene Tierney

11. What was the character name of actor Yul Brynner in the classic western The Magnificent Seven (1960)?

  • Britt
  • Calvera
  • Chico
  • Chris Adams

12. The classic MGM science-fiction film Forbidden Planet (1956) was based upon which Shakespearean play?

  • Hamlet
  • Macbeth
  • The Tempest
  • Titus Andronicus

13. Whose career was launched with an appearance in The Lion in Winter (1968)?

  • Richard Burton
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Peter O'Toole

14. In which of the following films did Keira Knightley experience her feature film breakthrough?

  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • Gosford Park
  • Love Actually
  • Pride and Prejudice

15. Al Pacino's fourth Oscar acting nomination came for his role as an inept bank robber in which of the following films?

  • …And Justice For All (1979)
  • Dick Tracy (1990)
  • Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  • Serpico (1973)

16. In the German expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), what was revealed to be in the cabinet during Dr. Caligari's sideshow act?

  • Dead Body
  • Egyptian Mummy
  • Sleep-Walker
  • Stuffed Dummy

17. In the entire James Bond film series, which actress portrayed the character of secretary Miss Moneypenny the most times?

  • Samantha Bond
  • Caroline Bliss
  • Lois Maxwell
  • Pamela Salem

18. Which actress portrayed best-selling children's book author Beatrix Potter in the biopic Miss Potter (2006)?

  • Helen Hunt
  • Emily Watson
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Renee Zellweger

19. During the making of which film did director Roman Polanski work with his soon-to-be-wife Sharon Tate?

  • The Fearless Vampire Killers
  • Repulsion
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Valley of the Dolls

20. In which end-of-the-world film did a delusional general named Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) suspect that the Russians had fluoridated the water, causing him to set in motion WWIII?

  • Dr. Strangelove, Or... (1964)
  • Fail-Safe (1964)
  • The Missiles of October (1974)
  • On the Beach (1959)

21. Which of Steven Spielberg's Best Picture-nominated films listed below gave the director his second Best Director Oscar win?

  • Schindler's List
  • Munich
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Lincoln

22. Who starred as the crazed Dr. Moreau in the original film The Island of Lost Souls, based upon H.G. Wells' adaptation of his 1896 novel "The Island of Dr. Moreau"?

  • Marlon Brando
  • Burt Lancaster
  • Charles Laughton
  • Bela Lugosi

23. In the remake of the 1951 science-fiction classic The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), in what city does the flying saucer land?

  • Chicago
  • San Francisco
  • New York
  • Washington, DC

Quiz # 24: Answers

1. Answer: Jim Backus
Jim Backus died in 1989 at the age of 76, followed by Natalie Wood (drowning in 1981 at the age of 43), Sal Mineo (stabbed to death in 1976 at age 37), and James Dean (death from a car wreck in 1955 at age 24).

2. Answer: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Capra's only three Best Director wins occurred over a five year period (1934-1938) – winning each time for a comedy rather than a drama.

3. Answer: A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Director Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's British film A Matter of Life and Death (aka A Stairway to Heaven) was a fantasy tale of the afterlife, a popular theme of Hollywood films during the 1940s wartime era.

4. Answer: "You're gonna need a bigger boat"
When the monstrous shark rose out of the water and nearly took Brody's hand off, it was the film's first full glimpse of the shark, an hour and twenty minutes into the film. Brody couldn't believe the size of the creature, and made a classic, practical understated assessment to shark-killer Quint (Robert Shaw) about it.

5. Answer: Move Over, Darling (1963)
Move Over, Darling (1963) was the re-shot version of the uncompleted Marilyn Monroe film Something's Gotta Give (1962) and a remake of the Cary Grant/Irene Dunne romantic comedy My Favorite Wife (1940).

6. Answer: St. Bernard
In the original play, Nana was a Newfoundland, but a St. Bernard in Disney's version. Nana functioned as the Darling children's nursemaid, cleaning up after their frequent messes.

7. Answer: Yellow
The children were hounded by Scut Farkus, as the narrator described: "Scut Farkus staring out at us with his yellow eyes. He had yellow eyes, so help me God, yellow eyes!", accompanied by the Wolf's theme song from Peter and the Wolf.

8. Answer: Merlin
The nickname of Sam Wells was "Merlin" – he was "Maverick's" (Tom Cruise) RIO (Radar Intercept Officer) after "Goose's" (Anthony Edwards) death.

9. Answer: Ace Merrill
John "Ace" Merrill (Kiefer Sutherland) led a group of older boys, including Billy, Charlie, Eyeball, and Vince.

10. Answer: Joan Collins
In the seventh (and last) of seven Road films, Joan Collins was given the lead role, while Lamour had a small cameo appearance.

11. Answer: Chris Adams
Chris Larabee Adams (Brynner) was one of seven gunfighters helping Mexican peasants to defend their home.

12. Answer: The Tempest
The film's plot was loosely based upon Shakespeare's play The Tempest, in which a man (magician Prospero/Dr. Morbius) on a remote Mediterranean island (or distant planet Altair-IV) used his 'magical' powers (technology) to bring things under his control.

13. Answer: Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins' career was launched with his debut film appearance as Richard, while Hepburn's was revived with a Best Actress Oscar (her third win), and Peter O'Toole (as King Henry II) received his third Best Actor nomination.

14. Answer: Bend It Like Beckham
It has generally been acknowledged that Knightley's performance as a tomboy soccer player named Jules Paxton in Bend it Like Beckham (2002, UK) really brought her widespread recognition.

15. Answer: Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Pacino received his fourth Oscar nomination for Dog Day Afternoon (1975), but it wasn't until his eighth nomination for Scent of a Woman (1992) that he finally won Best Actor.

16. Answer: Sleep-Walker
In the first true horror film, Dr. Caligari's hypnotized sleep-walker (or somnambulist) named Cesare (Conrad Veidt), who had been asleep for over two decades, was awakened in the cabinet.

17. Answer: Lois Maxwell
Canadian actress Lois Maxwell portrayed the unrequited love interest of agent 007 in the first 14 official Bond films from 1962 to 1985.

18. Answer: Renee Zellweger
Non-British actress Zellweger took on an English accent to portray Beatrix Potter, and received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance.

19. Answer: The Fearless Vampire Killers
Actress Sharon Tate was married to director Polanski in 1968, shortly after the making of The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), a comedy vampire film in the style of Hammer Films.

20. Answer: Dr. Strangelove, Or... (1964)
Director Stanley Kubrick's dark comedy Dr. Strangelove postulated that a crazed general could easily command a nuclear attack upon the 'Russkies'.

21. Answer: Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Although Schindler's List gave Spielberg a double win (his first Best Picture and Best Director Oscar wins), it was Saving Private Ryan (1998) that gave him his second Best Director Oscar, although he lost Best Picture to Shakespeare in Love (1998).

22. Answer: Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton starred as the South Seas island doctor in the original 1932 film, as did Lancaster and Brando in two other later films, The Island of Dr. Moreau in 1977 and 1996.

23. Answer: New York
In the 2008 remake, the glowing spherical spaceship landed in Central Park in New York City. The extra-terrestrial flying saucer landed on the Ellipse in President's Park in Washington, DC in the original film.