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Quiz # 29

1. Which of the following films can NOT be considered a 'film noir'?

  • The Big Sleep (1946)
  • Double Indemnity (1944)
  • The Lady Eve (1941)
  • The Maltese Falcon (1941)

2. Which of the following performers appeared in all of these films: the Harry Potter films, Sense and Sensibility, and Die Hard?

  • Helena Bonham-Carter
  • Gary Oldman
  • Alan Rickman
  • Emma Thompson

3. In The Virgin Suicides (1999), which of the Lisbon sisters committed suicide by taking an overdose of sleeping pills?

  • Bonnie
  • Lux
  • Mary
  • Therese

4. In the film Hackers (1995), which of the following was NOT suggested as one of the four most commonly-used computer passwords?

  • Computer
  • God
  • Love
  • Sex

5. What famous US landmark was featured in the classic George Stevens western Shane (1953)?

  • the Grand Canyon
  • the Grand Tetons
  • Monument Valley
  • the Rocky Mountains

6. What was the name of the devilish character (Ray Walston) in the musical comedy Damn Yankees (1958)?

  • Mr. Applegate
  • Mr. Louis Cyphre
  • Mr. Mephisto
  • Mr. Scratch

7. In which James Bond film did villain Largo approach Bond and challenge him to a futuristic, 3-D holographic/table-top video-game called Domination?

  • For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • Never Say Never Again (1983)
  • Octopussy (1983)

8. In Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), actor Jeff Daniels walked off the movie-screen and into the real-world, a similar idea inspired or borrowed from which film?

  • Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  • Zelig (1983)
  • Sullivan's Travels (1941)
  • Play It Again, Sam (1972)

9. Which of the following was NOT one of the three strict precautionary rules concerning new pets in Gremlins (1984)?

  • Don't feed them after midnight
  • Don't get them wet
  • Don't take a picture of them
  • Keep them out of bright sunlight

10. In The Shawshank Redemption (1994), which classic film was shown to the prisoners?

  • Gilda (1946)
  • The Lady From Shanghai (1948)
  • One Million Years B.C. (1966)
  • The Seven Year Itch (1955)

11. In Kubrick's The Shining (1980), what was the name of Jack's (Jack Nicholson) murderous caretaker/predecessor at the Overlook Hotel, who killed his family (wife and two little girls) with an axe?

  • Grady
  • Hallorann
  • Torrance
  • Ullman

12. What classic film were Harry and Sally watching simultaneously on TV, in split-screen, while talking on the phone, in When Harry Met Sally… (1989)?

  • The Apartment (1960)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • His Girl Friday (1940)

13. Who played gangster "Spats Colombo" in the classic comedy Some Like It Hot (1959)?

  • Paul Muni
  • Pat O'Brien
  • George Raft
  • Edward G. Robinson

14. In the film The Hindenburg (1975), based upon a real-life historical incident in 1937, what caused the monstrous zeppelin to explode?

  • Lightning
  • Spark from Fire
  • Terrorist Bomb
  • Static Electricity

15. Which of Hitchcock's earlier films most fits the mood of film noirs?

  • The Lady Vanishes (1938)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  • To Catch a Thief (1955)
  • The Trouble With Harry (1955)

16. Who played the original Valley Girl cheerleader (and vampire hunter) in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)?

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • Kelly Preston
  • Kristy Swanson

17. Robert Duvall wrote, directed, and starred in which of the following films?

  • Angelo My Love (1983)
  • The Apostle (1997)
  • Crazy Heart (2009)
  • Tender Mercies (1983)

18. In the teen drama Pump Up the Volume (1990), Nora Diniro (Samantha Mathis) sent letters to pirate-radio DJ "Hard Harry" printed on what color paper?

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Red
  • Yellow

19. What US state was the locale for the horror film Children of the Corn (1984)?

  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska

20. In the classic sci-fi film Them! (1954), what was the dazed little girl referring to when she cried out: "Them!"?

  • Aliens
  • Ants
  • Bats
  • Spiders

21. When the film The Bodyguard (1992) was originally proposed many years earlier, which star was going to play the Kevin Costner role?

  • Clint Eastwood
  • Steve McQueen
  • Burt Reynolds
  • Bruce Willis

22. The characters of Quick Mike, Strawberry Alice, English Bob, and the Schofield Kid all appeared in which film?

  • Dances With Wolves (1990)
  • Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
  • Little Big Man (1970)
  • Unforgiven (1992)

Quiz # 29: Answers

1. Answer: The Lady Eve (1941)
Film noir, a cinematic term implying darkness, alienation, and pessimism, cannot be applied to Preston Sturges' classic romantic comedy The Lady Eve (1941).

2. Answer: Alan Rickman
Rickman was Professor Severus Snape in the Potter films, villain Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988), and Colonel Christopher Brandon in Sense and Sensibility (1995).

3. Answer: Therese
Cecilia (Hanna Hall) threw herself out a bedroom window and impaled herself on an iron fence, Therese (Leslie Hayman) overdosed on sleeping pills, Bonnie (Chelse Swain) hanged herself in the basement, Mary (A.J. Cook) gassed herself in the oven, and Lux (Kirsten Dunst) died from carbon monoxide fumes in a closed garage.

4. Answer: Computer
The four most commonly-used passwords were mentioned by computer security officer Eugene "The Plague" Belford (Fisher Stevens) in the film: Love, Sex, God, and Secret.

5. Answer: the Grand Tetons
The majestic Grand Tetons near Jackson Hole, Wyoming were often prominently featured in the Technicolored western.

6. Answer: Mr. Applegate
Obsessed Washington Senators baseball fan Joe Boyd (Robert Shafer) bargained to sell his soul to the devilish conman Mr. Applegate in exchange for seeing his team beat the Yankees. Applegate added that Joe would also have his youth restored and be one of the Senators' players (named Joe Hardy, played by Tab Hunter) to win the pennant.

7. Answer: Never Say Never Again (1983)
The objective of Domination was to gain world power by shooting lasers and nuclear missiles to control and win countries. Bond lost to Largo (Klaus Maria Brandauer) but won the winner-take-all round, then exchanged his winnings in return for one tango dance with Largo's lover Domino (Kim Basinger).

8. Answer: Sherlock Jr. (1924)
In Sherlock Jr. (1924), movie projectionist (Buster Keaton) fell asleep at work and dreamt that he walked into the film being screened, to take on the role of a famous detective.

9. Answer: Don't take a picture of them
Other more mischievous mogwai creatures were first spawned when Billy (Zach Galligan) accidentally spilled water on Gizmo, one of the three rules.

10. Answer: Gilda (1946)
The projected film was Gilda (1946), starring Rita Hayworth. One of Red's (Morgan Freeman) earlier flashbacks was that fellow prisoner Andy (Tim Robbins) had asked for "Rita Hayworth" (a wall poster of the pin-up Hollywood star), to cover up his digging hole.

11. Answer: Grady
Winter hotel caretaker Charles Grady suffered a mental breakdown, murdered his entire family, and then killed himself.

12. Answer: Casablanca (1942)
Both watched the last scene of Casablanca (1942) while reclining in bed in their own apartments, but they maintained a conversation about the film on the phone.

13. Answer: George Raft
Raft was frequently a gangster character in earlier crime melodramas and mob films of the 1930s and 1940s.

14. Answer: Terrorist Bomb
In the film, Luftwaffe Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott) made a desperate but vain attempt to defuse the bomb, although in actual history, it was unknown what caused the explosion.

15. Answer: Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Hitchcock's serial killer thriller Shadow of a Doubt (1943), and three others: Notorious (1946), Strangers on a Train (1951), and The Wrong Man (1956) are considered his most noirish films.

16. Answer: Kristy Swanson
At Los Angeles' Hemery High School, Buffy (Swanson), the Slayer or chosen one, was eventually able to defeat local vampire king Lothos (Rutger Hauer) and his followers.

17. Answer: The Apostle (1997)
Duvall only directed, starred in and scripted only a few feature films (non-documentary) in his career, most notably Assassination Tango (2002), and The Apostle (1997) portraying radio preacher Euliss 'Sonny' Dewey, aka The Apostle E.F.

18. Answer: Red
Rebellious, poetry-spouting misfit Nora tracked down the identity of "Hard Harry" (fellow introverted student Mark Hunter (Christian Slater)), by corresponding with him with "always the same red paper, the same beautiful black handwriting." He called her "Red Letter Girl."

19. Answer: Nebraska
In the fictitious rural town of Gatlin, Nebraska in the western part of the state, boy preacher Isaac (John Franklin) convinced the children to ritualistically and brutally murder all of the adults.

20. Answer: Ants
Giant, mutated 8-20 foot ants were the radioactive byproduct of atomic bomb tests in the area, besieging Los Angeles in the film's finale.

21. Answer: Steve McQueen
Frank Farmer, an ex-Secret Service agent serving as bodyguard to a pop singer (Whitney Houston), was to be played by Steve McQueen and then by Ryan O'Neal, protecting Diana Ross.

22. Answer: Unforgiven (1992)
All appeared in Clint Eastwood's Best Picture-winning western Unforgiven (1992).