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Once A Villain 01-13-2006 11:44 AM

Movie Trivia!
 
Ok, I was thinking...I'll start with 5 questions. If you get one or more right, you replace the questions you got right with your own questions, and leave the others as they are. And the game goes on... The questions can be just about anything, as long as the common theme remains "Movies". I might be starting out kind of hard, so if extra hints are needed, just ask. Ok here we go...


1. There were generally considered to be three "giants" in American silent film comedy. Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and who else?

2. When Orson Welles was asked who his favorite filmmakers of all time were, his response was: "I like the Old Masters, by which I mean..." and he proceeded to name only one director three separate times. Who was the director?

3. Akira Kurosawa attempted suicide after his first color film bombed. Name the film.

4. This 1952 French film, set during World War II, was about a little girl obsessed with death after witnessing the murder of her parents and dog. She befriends a young boy who helps her to steal crosses so they can bury all kinds of dead animals in their own little cemetary. Name the film.

5. The 1998 movie A Perfect Murder, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Michael Douglas, was obviously inspired by what Alfred Hitchcock film?

Maquisard 01-13-2006 11:46 AM

Just a thought. It may be better to have the first person to answer a question right replace that particular question on the list of five with one of his or her own.

Once A Villain 01-13-2006 11:47 AM

I like Mares suggestion. Do what he says. :)

EDIT: Ok, I changed the rules in the original post. Thanks Mares.

Melanie68 01-13-2006 12:05 PM

1. There were generally considered to be three "giants" in American silent film comedy. Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and who else?

Harold Lloyd

5. The 1998 movie A Perfect Murder, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Michael Douglas, was obviously inspired by what Alfred Hitchcock film?

Dial M for Murder?

The only two I know off the top of my head

Once A Villain 01-13-2006 12:15 PM

Ok Melanie, now you create two new questions in place of the ones you got right. :)

SamandMax 01-13-2006 12:37 PM

2. John Ford


Here's the replacement question:


2. Which famous horror movie was Walter Hill originally set to direct?

Melanie68 01-13-2006 12:56 PM

My questions:

Who originally screen tested for Benjamin (later played by Dustin Hoffman) in The Graduate?

Who did William Wyler want to play the part of Princess Ann in Roman Holiday (which later went to Audrey Hepburn)?

Once A Villain 01-13-2006 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by SamandMax
2. John Ford


Here's the replacement question:


2. Which famous horror movie was Walter Hill originally set to direct?

Alien

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Originally Posted by Melanie68
My questions:

Who originally screen tested for Benjamin (later played by Dustin Hoffman) in The Graduate?

Robert Redford

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Originally Posted by Melanie68
Who did William Wyler want to play the part of Princess Ann in Roman Holiday (which later went to Audrey Hepburn)?

Jean Simmons


Ok, revised question list upcoming:

Once A Villain 01-13-2006 01:15 PM

Here's the revised question list:


1. In Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, the character Alex terrorizes an old man and his wife in their house, and later in the film after his "treatment", he returns to the same house. During both visits, there is a sign outside the house that says a simple four letter word. What's the word?

2. Name the instrument used to create the very memorable and famous musical theme for The Third Man.

3. Akira Kurosawa attempted suicide after his first color film bombed. Name the film.

4. This 1952 French film, set during World War II, was about a little girl obsessed with death after witnessing the murder of her parents and dog. She befriends a young boy who helps her to steal crosses so they can bury all kinds of dead animals in their own little cemetary. Name the film.

5. What is the famous final line of the Billy Wilder comedy, Some Like it Hot? Hint: Two words.

Trunkyo 01-13-2006 02:20 PM

2. The zither
3. Dodes(u)kaden
5. "(Well), nobody's perfect."

Replacement questions:

What was the original title of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest?

What 1960s murder mystery featured 5 heavily-disguised actors in cameo roles?

During what activity did Gilbert Lowell somehow break his leg in Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise?

Once A Villain 01-13-2006 03:07 PM

Interesting. Only one of the original questions remains unsolved. Good work. :) Ok moving on...

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Originally Posted by Trunkyo
2. The zither
3. Dodes(u)kaden
5. "(Well), nobody's perfect."

Replacement questions:

What was the original title of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest?

What 1960s murder mystery featured 5 heavily-disguised actors in cameo roles?

During what activity did Gilbert Lowell somehow break his leg in Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise?

2. The Man in Lincoln's Nose

3. The List of Adrian Messenger

5. A chess accident, ha ha. Otherwise known as a humorous way of saying, "Anthony Edwards only agrees to a small cameo role in this crappy movie."


Replacement questions:

2. The legendary "Odessa Steps" sequence in Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin, was the obvious inspiration behind a sequence in what popular 80's film?

3. Name this film -

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...2/bd9dd038.jpg

5. In what film did Bette Davis say: "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!"?

Trunkyo 01-13-2006 10:49 PM

Quote:

1. In Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, the character Alex terrorizes an old man and his wife in their house, and later in the film after his "treatment", he returns to the same house. During both visits, there is a sign outside the house that says a simple four letter word. What's the word?
HOME (I had to check my VHS copy of the film to make sure! ;))

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4. This 1952 French film, set during World War II, was about a little girl obsessed with death after witnessing the murder of her parents and dog. She befriends a young boy who helps her to steal crosses so they can bury all kinds of dead animals in their own little cemetary. Name the film.
Jeux interdits (Forbidden Games)

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5. In what film did Bette Davis say: "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!"?
All About Eve (Easy one! :D)

OK, now the new questions:

1. What was the name of the Shanghai nightclub appearing at the beginning of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom?

4. Which actor, appearing briefly in Billion Dollar Brain, also provided the voice of the titular supercomputer?

5. (Another easy one!) In what film are the musical notes B flat, C, A flat, A flat (one octave lower) and E flat of major significance?

Melanie68 01-13-2006 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Trunkyo
5. (Another easy one!) In what film are the musical notes B flat, C, A flat, A flat (one octave lower) and E flat of major significance?


Close Encounters of the Third Kind :)

Edit: Updated question list:

1. What was the name of the Shanghai nightclub appearing at the beginning of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom?

2. The legendary "Odessa Steps" sequence in Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin, was the obvious inspiration behind a sequence in what popular 80's film?

3. Name this film -
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...2/bd9dd038.jpg

4. Which actor, appearing briefly in Billion Dollar Brain, also provided the voice of the titular supercomputer?

5. Why did Buddy Ebsen have to bow out of the role of The Tinman in The Wizard of Oz?

Once A Villain 01-14-2006 12:03 AM

1. What was the name of the Shanghai nightclub appearing at the beginning of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom?

ANSWER: Club Obi-Wan

4. Which actor, appearing briefly in Billion Dollar Brain, also provided the voice of the titular supercomputer?

ANSWER: Donald Sutherland

5. Why did Buddy Ebsen have to bow out of the role of The Tinman in The Wizard of Oz?

ANSWER: He was allergic to the makeup.


UPDATED QUESTION LIST:


1. Name the 60's French film, considered a masterpiece of the medium, where the central character was actually a donkey, and some believe a metaphor for Jesus Christ?

2. The legendary "Odessa Steps" sequence in Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin, was the obvious inspiration behind a sequence in what popular 80's film?

3. Name this film -

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...2/bd9dd038.jpg

4. What famous 60's Swedish film has a sequence where two actresses appear to merge into one?

5. Name this film -

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...2/8b6f2001.jpg

Melanie68 01-14-2006 12:07 AM

Oh dear :frown: Those are hard.

AFGNCAAP 01-14-2006 12:11 AM

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2. The legendary "Odessa Steps" sequence in Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin, was the obvious inspiration behind a sequence in what popular 80's film?
Untouchables
General

2. Three consecutive episodes of what series entered the main competition of Venice, Berlin and Cannes festival, respectively?

5. Which actor played on screen three different parts from Hamlet in three different films of the 1990s?

Hamham Chan 01-14-2006 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Once A Villain
4. What famous 60's Swedish film has a sequence where two actresses appear to merge into one?

Persona?

Once A Villain 01-14-2006 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by AFGNCAAP
2. Three consecutive episodes of what series entered the main competition of Venice, Berlin and Cannes festival, respectively?

Krzysztof Kiesloski's Three Colors trilogy (Blue, White, and Red)

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Originally Posted by AFGNCAAP
5. Which actor played on screen three different parts from Hamlet in three different films of the 1990s?

Michael Maloney. This was trickiest question yet. I knew he played in Mel Gobson's Hamlet in 1990 and Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet in 1996. I was stumped until I recalled that he was the character who plays Hamlet in Branagh's Midwinter's Tale. Great question, heh.

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Originally Posted by Hamham Chan
Persona?

That's correct, now you have to think of a question to replace #4. :)


Replacement Questions for #2 and #5:

2. In the climax of this Japanese film, a steady barrage of real arrows were fired from offscreen by expert archers to land within inches of the lead actor. His terrified look is 100% honest, no acting required. Name the film.

5. Name this 1960 French classic -

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...2/54ab00bf.jpg

Lucien21 01-14-2006 11:00 AM

2. Hero ??

AFGNCAAP 01-14-2006 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Once A Villain
Michael Maloney. This was trickiest question yet. I knew he played in Mel Gobson's Hamlet in 1990 and Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet in 1996. I was stumped until I recalled that he was the character who plays Hamlet in Branagh's Midwinter's Tale. Great question, heh.

I am a self-proclaimed Shakespeare's/Branagh's junkie, so I'm glad you liked it. :)
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5. Name this 1960 French classic -

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...2/54ab00bf.jpg
Breathless is the English title, I think. EDIT: À bout de souffle

A new, possibly easy, number 5:

5. Name the actress who played... her own grandmother.

Once A Villain 01-14-2006 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Lucien21
2. Hero ??

Hero isn't Japanese. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by AFGNCAAP
I am a self-proclaimed Shakespeare's/Branagh's junkie, so I'm glad you liked it. :)

I like Branagh and Shakespeare a lot too. Here's a hint for you about one of the remaining questions you didn't answer. One of the answers is a film based on Macbeth.

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Originally Posted by AFGNCAAP
A new, possibly easy, number 5:

5. Name the actress who played... her own grandmother.

Geraldine Chaplin in the movie Chaplin. :D


UPDATED QUESTIONS:

1. Name the 60's French film, considered a masterpiece of the medium, where the central character was actually a donkey, and some believe a metaphor for Jesus Christ?

2. In the climax of this Japanese film, a steady barrage of real arrows were fired from offscreen by expert archers to land within inches of the lead actor. His terrified look is 100% honest, no acting required. Name the film.

3. Name this film -

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...2/bd9dd038.jpg

4. Waiting on Hamham Chan to think of something apparently...

5. Name this beloved character -

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...2/f3d18d5a.jpg

AFGNCAAP 01-14-2006 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Once A Villain
2. In the climax of this Japanese film, a steady barrage of real arrows were fired from offscreen by expert archers to land within inches of the lead actor. His terrified look is 100% honest, no acting required. Name the film.

Haven't seen it, but that's the only one that your hint fits, I think: Kurosawa's Throne of Blood? I'll wait for the confirmation before replacing this question.

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5. Name this beloved character -

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...2/f3d18d5a.jpg
Monsieur Hulot! (Jacques Tati)

5. Marlon Brando, Peter Sellers, Jack Lemmon and Spencer Tracy - what do these four actors have in common?

Hamham Chan 01-14-2006 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Once A Villain
4. Waiting on Hamham Chan to think of something apparently...

Ok, name this film:
One of the working titles for this film was "Night of the Flesh Eaters". Originally, the beings attacking the characters were extraterrestrial in origin, either aliens or humans possessed by an alien pathogen, presumably covering a NASA satellite returning from Venus. Eventually, it was decided that the dead would rise and devour the living, presumably due to radiation that was carried by a NASA satellite returning from Venus.

Once A Villain 01-14-2006 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AFGNCAAP
Haven't seen it, but that's the only one that your hint fits, I think: Kurosawa's Throne of Blood? I'll wait for the confirmation before replacing this question.

Yup! :D

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Originally Posted by AFGNCAAP
5. Marlon Brando, Peter Sellers, Jack Lemmon and Spencer Tracy - what do these four actors have in common?

Uhhhh... Well, we might need a little more here I think. All four of these guys are dead, for one thing. They're all white. They were all married at least once. What exactly are you looking for? :P

ATMachine 01-14-2006 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Hamham Chan
One of the working titles for this film was "Night of the Flesh Eaters". Originally, the beings attacking the characters were extraterrestrial in origin, either aliens or humans possessed by an alien pathogen, presumably covering a NASA satellite returning from Venus. Eventually, it was decided that the dead would rise and devour the living, presumably due to radiation that was carried by a NASA satellite returning from Venus.

Night of the Living Dead (the original).

Something else from pop culture:
The character of Vicki Vale has appeared in two live-action movie versions of Batman. Which two?

Once A Villain 01-14-2006 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hamham Chan
Ok, name this film:
One of the working titles for this film was "Night of the Flesh Eaters". Originally, the beings attacking the characters were extraterrestrial in origin, either aliens or humans possessed by an alien pathogen, presumably covering a NASA satellite returning from Venus. Eventually, it was decided that the dead would rise and devour the living, presumably due to radiation that was carried by a NASA satellite returning from Venus.

Hmmm... Well, I'm going to say Night of the Living Dead because I know the title was supposed to be Night of the Flesh Eaters until it was changed just before release. Also, the corpses come to life because of radiation. But I must admit I never knew any details about aliens being the original villains or alien possessed humans...so am I right?

EDIT: ATMachine was first. So hey, if that's the right answer ATM, you need to make up a new question to replace #4.

Hamham Chan 01-14-2006 12:45 PM

Night of the Living Dead is the correct answer.:)

AFGNCAAP 01-14-2006 01:01 PM

Updated list:

1. Name the 60's French film, considered a masterpiece of the medium, where the central character was actually a donkey, and some believe a metaphor for Jesus Christ?

2. Which famous filmmaker was rumoured to have hypnotized his cast in order to achieve a dreamlike quality of acting in one of his works?

3. Name this film -

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...2/bd9dd038.jpg

4. The character of Vicki Vale has appeared in two live-action movie versions of Batman. Which two?

5. Marlon Brando, Peter Sellers, Jack Lemmon and Spencer Tracy - what do these four actors have in common? NOTE: The answer I'm looking for is neither about their personal traits nor private life - it's strictly about particular movies from their respective filmographies and the parts they played in them. That's all I'm telling for now - I'll give more details later, if necessary.

Lucien21 01-14-2006 01:14 PM

5. Ok I know this sounds stupid but.

They all have Simpsons characters based on one of their characters

Gil = Jack Lemmon in Glengarry Glen Ross
Fat Tony = Marlon Brandon Godfather
Apu = Peter Seller in "The Party" has a monkey called Apu
Smithers = Spencer Tracey from "Desk Set" there is a character called smithers

Ok the last two are stretching it a bit.

AFGNCAAP 01-14-2006 01:26 PM

Hm, not what I meant, Lucien. You're close in a sense, though, because what happened to those particular characters I'm thinking of long after the movies were released, is important.

I should have known better than to add an ambiguous question like that. :frusty:
me

Lucien21 01-14-2006 01:36 PM

*DING* inspiration

5. Steve Martin

Pink Panther
Out of Towners
Father of the Bride
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

All remakes of films done by the 4 actors

Once A Villain 01-14-2006 01:39 PM

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2. Which famous filmmaker was rumoured to have hypnotized his cast in order to achieve a dreamlike quality of acting in one of his works?
Werner Herzog

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4. The character of Vicki Vale has appeared in two live-action movie versions of Batman. Which two?
Are you counting the 1949 live-action serial of Batman and Robin as a movie? Vicki Vale was in that, as well as the Tim Burton Batman. If you really do mean a feature length movie and not a serial for the second one, then I'm stumped, at least for the moment.

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5. Marlon Brando, Peter Sellers, Jack Lemmon and Spencer Tracy - what do these four actors have in common? NOTE: The answer I'm looking for is neither about their personal traits nor private life - it's strictly about particular movies from their respective filmographies and the parts they played in them. That's all I'm telling for now - I'll give more details later, if necessary.
I have a feeling I might just be forcing you to narrow down the possibilities again, but...they did all play doctors in movies in their careers.

Awaiting some answers on all of these except for the first one, which I know is right. Heh.


New Question #2 -

In what Robert Altman film did the cast have to write and sing all of their own songs?

AFGNCAAP 01-14-2006 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Lucien21
*DING* inspiration

5. Steve Martin

Pink Panther
Out of Towners
Father of the Bride
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

All remakes of films done by the 4 actors

Lucien for teh win! ;)

Lucien21 01-14-2006 01:42 PM

WOOT

Martin is the remake king.


New Question No5

Which was the first actress to win an Oscar in a movie directed by her husband?

Once A Villain 01-14-2006 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Lucien21
Which was the first actress to win an Oscar in a movie directed by her husband?

I don't know if she was the first, but screw it... I'm gonna say Frances McDormand for Fargo, directed by her husband Joel Coen. Let me know. Heh.

Lucien21 01-14-2006 02:01 PM

Correct

Gknight 01-14-2006 02:07 PM

New Question #2 -

In what Robert Altman film did the cast have to write and sing all of their own songs?

Nashville.

Who was the original choice to play Indiana Janes.

Once A Villain 01-14-2006 02:13 PM

UPDATED LIST:


1. Name the 60's French film, considered a masterpiece of the medium, where the central character was actually a donkey, and some believe a metaphor for Jesus Christ?

2. What famous film director is known to refer to his actors as "models"?

3. Name this film -

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...2/bd9dd038.jpg

4. The character of Vicki Vale has appeared in two live-action movie versions of Batman. Which two? (Might be answered, awaiting confirmation)

5. What classic Western had a "Yee Haa scene" that was talked about and imitated by characters in a later film, City Slickers?

Once A Villain 01-14-2006 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Gknight
Who was the original choice to play Indiana Jones.

Tom Selleck

So I'll go back and change the latest list, heh.

ATMachine 01-14-2006 04:56 PM

Yes, I am looking for the "Batman and Robin" movie serial from the 1940's for that answer. Good show!

Sorry for the late reply, I was busy playing a game.


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