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Quiz # 38

1. What was the name of the evil corporation in the Resident Evil series of films?

  • Cyberdyne's SkyNet
  • Life Extension
  • Umbrella Corporation
  • Weyland-Yutani

2. In Jurassic Park (1993), the theme park was located on the secluded island of Isla Nubar in which country?

  • Argentina
  • Costa Rica
  • Honduras
  • Colombia

3. Which of the following performers gained the most weight for a film role?

  • Robert DeNiro for Raging Bull
  • Vincent D'Onofrio for Full Metal Jacket
  • Edward Norton for American History X
  • Renee Zellweger for Bridget Jones's Diary

4. Actor Jack Lemmon won his sole Best Actor Oscar for which film?

  • The Apartment (1960)
  • The China Syndrome (1979)
  • Save the Tiger (1973)
  • Some Like it Hot (1959)

5. In the classic King Kong (1933) adventure film, what was it that killed the ape-beast - according to the film's last line?

  • Beauty
  • The Fall from the Empire State Building
  • Gunfire from Aerial planes
  • Poisoning

6. The Underworld series of franchise films (beginning in 2003) told about the age-old battle between vampires and what other creatures?

  • Lycans (Werewolves)
  • Other Rebel Vampires
  • Poltergeists
  • Zombies

7. Which director has accumulated the most acting awards (not counting Honorary Oscars awards) among his films?

  • Elia Kazan
  • Fred Zinnemann
  • William Wyler
  • Woody Allen

8. What was the only X-rated film to win the Best Picture Academy Award?

  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • Last Tango in Paris (1972)
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969)

9. What was the only Marx Brothers film to receive a nomination for a competitive Academy Award?

  • Animal Crackers (1930)
  • Duck Soup (1933)
  • A Night at the Opera (1935)
  • A Day at the Races (1937)

10. What was the only performance in a Stanley Kubrick-directed film to win an Oscar?

  • Kirk Douglas in Paths of Glory (1957)
  • Peter Ustinov in Spartacus (1960)
  • James Mason in Lolita (1962)
  • Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange (1971)

11. Which of the following was the only acting performance in an Alfred Hitchcock film to win an Oscar?

  • Joan Fontaine in Suspicion (1941)
  • James Stewart in Vertigo (1958)
  • Cary Grant in North by Northwest (1959)
  • Janet Leigh in Psycho (1960)

12. Which of the following non-speaking, silent (or mute) performances in a post silent-era film did NOT win a competitive Oscar?

  • Jane Wyman in Johnny Belinda (1948)
  • Patty Duke in The Miracle Worker (1962)
  • Alan Arkin in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
  • John Mills in Ryan's Daughter (1970)

13. Which film won the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award even though the screenplay consisted of extremely sparse dialogue?

  • The Great Dictator (1940)
  • Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
  • The Red Balloon (1956)
  • Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

14. What was director Alfred Hitchcock's first feature film in Technicolor?

  • I Confess
  • Rope
  • Spellbound
  • Stage Fright

15. What Barbra Streisand-directed film was nominated as Best Picture?

  • Yentl (1983)
  • Nuts (1987)
  • The Prince of Tides (1991)
  • The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

16. Which famous director was known for personally making elaborate, large-scale paintings as storyboards for his films?

  • Ridley Scott
  • M. Night Shyamalan
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Akira Kurosawa

17. In director Billy Wilder's romantic comedy Love in the Afternoon (1957), what musical instrument did Ariane Chavasse (Audrey Hepburn) play?

  • Cello
  • Flute
  • Harp
  • Violin

18. Who sang "We're in the Money" in the opening sequence of the musical Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)?

  • Joan Blondell
  • Ruby Keeler
  • Dick Powell
  • Ginger Rogers

19. Director John Ford's dramatic comedy Mister Roberts (1955) marked the last feature film performance of which actor?

  • James Cagney
  • Henry Fonda
  • Jack Lemmon
  • William Powell

20. Which musical has the most Academy Award Oscar wins?

  • West Side Story (1961)
  • My Fair Lady (1964)
  • The Sound of Music (1965)
  • Cabaret (1972)

21. What did the feathers symbolize in the two The Four Feathers films in 1939 and 2002?

  • Courage
  • Cowardice
  • Honor
  • Loyalty

Quiz # 38: Answers

1. Answer: Umbrella Corporation
The bioengineering pharmaceutical company, the Umbrella Corporation, was responsible for the zombie apocalypse as a result of creating the T-virus. Ex-security Umbrella Corp. operative Alice (Milla Jovovich) was the ultimate enemy of the corporation.

2. Answer: Costa Rica
The spectacular Jurassic theme park, featuring dinosaurs, was located on the secluded island of Isla Nublar, 120 miles west off the coast of Costa Rica.

3. Answer: Vincent D'Onofrio for Full Metal Jacket
Zellweger gained 20-25 pounds for her role, DeNiro gained approximately 60 pounds to portray boxer Jake La Motta in his early post-boxing years, but D'Onofrio set the record when he bulked up to 70 lbs. for his role as Private Leonard Lawrence ("Gomer Pyle").

4. Answer: Save the Tiger (1973)
Although nominated seven times for Best Actor, Jack Lemmon won only once, for one of his lesser (and later) films Save the Tiger (1973).

5. Answer: Beauty
Filmmaker Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) quoted the last line to a police lieutenant, as they both stared at Kong's corpse: "Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes…it was Beauty killed the Beast."

6. Answer: Lycans (Werewolves)
Selene (Kate Beckinsale), a beautiful vampire warrioress, was entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races.

7. Answer: William Wyler
The director with the most acting awards is William Wyler (36 nominations and 14 wins), followed by Elia Kazan (24 nominations and 9 wins), Woody Allen (18 nominations and 7 wins) and Fred Zinnemann (20 nominations and 6 wins).

8. Answer: Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Midnight Cowboy (1969) was the first and only X-rated film to win the Best Picture Academy Award, although since its win, the film has been downgraded to an R. The only other X-rated film to be nominated for Best Picture was Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971).

9. Answer: A Day at the Races (1937)
A Day at the Races (1937) was nominated in the short-lived Best Dance Direction category for the lindy-hop dance sequence set to the tune of "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm."

10. Answer: Peter Ustinov in Spartacus (1960)
Peter Ustinov won the Best Supporting Actor Award (his first Oscar win) for his role as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus in Spartacus (1960). It was the only Academy Award-winning performance in a Kubrick-directed film.

11. Answer: Joan Fontaine in Suspicion (1941)
Joan Fontaine won the Best Actress Academy Award for her role as Lina McLaidlaw in Hitchcock's psychological thriller Suspicion (1941) opposite Cary Grant. It was the only Academy Award-winning performance under Hitchcock's direction.

12. Answer: Alan Arkin in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Alan Arkin was nominated for Best Actor for his role as deaf-mute John Singer in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968). He lost the Oscar to Cliff Robertson for Charly (1968).

13. Answer: The Red Balloon (1956)
The visually compelling, Oscar-winning short film with a minimal narrative, The Red Balloon (1956), told about a young Parisian boy and his unique bond with a red balloon.

14. Answer: Rope
Hitchcock's first color film was Rope (1948), and although his next film Under Capricorn (1949) was also in color, he returned to black and white for several years, from 1950-1953.

15. Answer: The Prince of Tides (1991)
Streisand's sole Best Picture nomination was for her second directorial effort The Prince of Tides (1991), although she was not nominated as Best Director. She had been overlooked earlier for Yentl (1983). The nomination shared with Andrew S. Karsch lost to The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

16. Answer: Akira Kurosawa
As a frustrated painter, Japanese director Kurosawa supplemented his movie-making by creating full-scale artwork for his films, beginning with Kagemusha (1980). He reportedly created over 800 full-color hand-painted storyboard images for Ran (1985).

17. Answer: Cello
Hepburn's character was a young French cello student, who pursued an unlikely romance with a much older Frank Flannagan (Gary Cooper).

18. Answer: Ginger Rogers
In the film's opening production number "Dance of the Dollars," Ginger Rogers (as Fay Fortune) was joined by the showgirls chorus in the singing of "We're in the Money," also known as "The Gold Diggers' Song." One verse was sung in pig-Latin.

19. Answer: William Powell
Powell's final screen role was as Lieutenant 'Doc', although he died decades later in 1984. It was also Cagney's last movie for Warner Bros. after a long-running contracted career.

20. Answer: West Side Story (1961)
West Side Story (1961) has the distinction of being a musical with the most Academy Awards wins (10), including Best Picture. Three other films have 11 Oscars each, but they are not musicals.

21. Answer: Cowardice
The classic adventure novel brought to the screen told of a young British officer who resigned his commission to avoid active regimental service, and was sent four white feathers by three fellow officers and a fourth from his fiancée - for his perceived cowardice.