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Quiz # 40

1. In Disney's adaptation of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), who played the character of Captain Nemo?

  • Robert Ryan
  • Herbert Lom
  • James Mason
  • Jose Ferrer

2. For which of the following films did James Stewart win Best Actor?

  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  • The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  • It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Harvey (1950)

3. Actress Ingrid Bergman won her second Best Actress Oscar Academy Award for which film?

  • Gaslight (1944)
  • The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
  • Anastasia (1956)
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

4. Which of the following animals was not one of the title character's co-stars in Disney's Cinderella (1950)?

  • Bruno, the bloodhound dog
  • Flower, the skunk
  • Jaq, the mouse
  • Lucifer, the cat

5. How many times did Claude Rains play the role of Jack Griffin - known as 'The Invisible Man'?

  • Never
  • Only once
  • Twice
  • Three Times

6. What western film role was played by all of these actors - Cesar Romero, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, and Kirk Douglas?

  • Wyatt Earp
  • Doc Holliday
  • Jesse James
  • Johnny Ringo

7. What was the name of the town in High Noon (1952) that Marshal Kane was forced to defend by himself?

  • Rio Bravo
  • Hadleyville
  • Tombstone
  • Virginia City

8. Who was the only performer to be nominated for an Oscar in Little Big Man (1970)?

  • Martin Balsam
  • Chief Dan George
  • Faye Dunaway
  • Dustin Hoffman

9. What classic horror movie was originally titled "The Babysitter Murders"?

  • When a Stranger Calls (1979)
  • The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
  • The Babysitter (1995)
  • Halloween (1978)

10. In the superhero movie Marvel's The Avengers (2012), what alien race threatened to invade New York?

  • The Mimics
  • The Chitauri
  • The Falleen
  • The Kaijus

11. Which of the following was a classic Jacques Tourneur horror film that was remade by Paul Schrader forty years later?

  • Cat People (1942)
  • I Walked With a Zombie (1943)
  • The Leopard Man (1943)
  • The Body Snatcher (1945)

12. What was the first feature-length film to have a sequel?

  • Orphans of the Storm
  • Intolerance
  • The Big Parade
  • The Birth of a Nation

13. In the horror film Bride of Chucky (1998), what was the name of Chucky's doll bride?

  • Jade
  • Tiffany
  • Glenda
  • Karen

14. In the action film Die Hard (1988), what was the name of the Los Angeles skyscraper where hostages were taken by renegade terrorists?

  • Nakatomi Plaza
  • Los Angeles City Hall
  • US Bank Tower
  • Wilshire Grand

15. In the wedding sequence in Bridesmaids (2011), which of the following groups performed at the ceremony?

  • The Go-Go's
  • The Bangles
  • The Dixie Chicks
  • Wilson Phillips

16. In the Christmas-themed movie Elf (2003), what flavor of Pop Tarts did Buddy use in his favorite spaghetti breakfast concoction?

  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • M&Ms
  • Maple Syrup

17. What was the tagline for the shocking and controversial horror film The Last House on the Left (1972)?

  • "Oh yes, there will be blood."
  • "For God's sake, get out!"
  • "To avoid fainting, keep repeating: 'It's only a movie, only a movie, only a movie...'"
  • "Who will survive and what will be left of them?"

18. What unique musical instrument was used to play the theme song for director Carol Reed's noirish thriller The Third Man (1949, UK)?

  • Theremin
  • Zither
  • Mandolin
  • Balalaika

19. What was the knuckle tattoo made famous by Robert Mitchum's character the Reverend in director Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter (1955)?


20. During the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony honoring films of 2016, what film was incorrectly announced as the Best Picture winner for the year?

  • Moonlight
  • La La Land
  • Spotlight
  • None of the above

21. Which animated Disney film was the one that kicked off or inspired a revolution in animation, dubbed "The Disney Renaissance"?

  • The Little Mermaid
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Lion King
  • Aladdin

22. In the climactic revelatory scene in Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958), when Judy was transformed into Madeleine, what color was she bathed in?

  • Blue
  • Red
  • Green
  • White

23. What was the name of the imaginary friend of the main character Riley Andersen in Disney/Pixar's animated feature film Inside Out (2015)?

  • Bing Bong
  • Jangles the Clown
  • Rainbow Unicorn
  • Frank and Dave

24. In many of Quentin Tarantino's films, what fictional brand of cigarettes was prominently featured?

  • Morley
  • Acme
  • Red Apple
  • Sotoxi

Quiz # 40: Answers

1. Answer: James Mason
James Mason took the role of Captain Nemo, the master of the fictional submarine Nautilus in Disney's first science-fiction film production.

2. Answer: The Philadelphia Story (1940)
In his entire career, Stewart won only one Best Actor Oscar, for his performance in The Philadelphia Story.

3. Answer: Anastasia (1956)
Bergman was nominated six times for Best Actress, and won twice - in 1944 and 1956.

4. Answer: Flower, the skunk
Flower was a fictional skunk found in Disney's Bambi (1942), not in Cinderella (1950).

5. Answer: Only once
In his first American screen appearance and talking picture debut, Claude Rains played the role of the mysterious, bandaged stranger only once, in James Whale's original science-fiction film The Invisible Man (1933), although there were other remakes and sequels.

6. Answer: Doc Holliday
All of them played the role of the Old West's gambler/gunfighter Doc Holliday: Romero in Frontier Marshal (1939), Huston in The Outlaw (1943), Mature in My Darling Clementine (1946), and Douglas in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957).

7. Answer: Hadleyville
Newly-married Will Kane (Gary Cooper) reluctantly remained in the town of Hadleyville (in the New Mexico Territory) to face the vengeful Miller Gang alone.

8. Answer: Chief Dan George
Chief Dan George received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as tribal leader Old Lodge Skins.

9. Answer: Halloween (1978)
Originally, Halloween's script called for the events (a number of babysitter murders) to take place over an entire week, but then to condense things (and reduce expenses), it was decided that everything would occur on just one day - Halloween - and the title was changed.

10. Answer: The Chitauri
The alien race of Chitauri, led by the exiled Asgardian prince Loki and his Chitauri allies, fought against the forces of the Avengers (and S.H.I.E.L.D.) and was defeated at the Battle of New York.

11. Answer: Cat People (1942)
Tourneur's Cat People (1942) starred Simone Simon as a Serbian fashion artist named Irena Dubrovna who turned into a threatening black panther. In Paul Schrader's remake Cat People (1982), Nastassja Kinski starred as Irena Gallier, a virginal female who also turned into a lethal panther after sexual awakening.

12. Answer: The Birth of a Nation
It is widely regarded that the first-ever film sequel was writer/director Thomas Dixon Jr.'s The Fall of a Nation (1916), coming directly after D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915). [Note: Currently, it is a lost film.] Dixon, whose 1905 book The Clansman was the source for Griffith's 1915 film, sought to capitalize on the film's financial success by writing and publishing a new novel in 1916 titled The Fall of a Nation - that he made into a film. It was a commercial disaster and his Dixon Studios went bankrupt. Some have argued that The Fall of a Nation wasn't a true sequel, because it didn't follow a similar story, wasn't set in the same time period, and didn't include any of the same characters. Another major candidate for the title of first sequel is The Son of the Sheik (1926), the follow-up to The Sheik (1921).

13. Answer: Tiffany
In the film's plot, Chucky - a doll possessed by serial killer Charles Lee Ray, killed Ray's human sweetheart Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) by electrocution in a bathtub, and then transferred her soul into the body of a child's play-doll (his 'doll bride').

14. Answer: Nakatomi Plaza
The 34-story high-rise skyscraper in Century City, known as Fox Plaza, stood in for the fictional Nakatomi Plaza. Fox Plaza has been utilized in a number of other films, including No Man's Land (1987), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Motorama (1991), Airheads (1994), and Fight Club (1999).

15. Answer: Wilson Phillips
In the film's climactic wedding sequence of Maya Rudolph's character Lillian, the girl group Wilson Phillips (composed of Carnie Wilson and her sister Wendy Wilson - daughters of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, and Chynna Phillips - daughter of John and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas), performed "Hold On" (their # 1 hit from 21 years earlier in 1990).

16. Answer: Chocolate
To be specific, the flavor of Pop Tarts was Frosted Chocolate Fudge. Buddy's breakfast ingredients included spaghetti, sugared maple syrup, sprinkles, mini-marshmallows, Hershey's chocolate syrup, M&M's, and the Pop Tarts.

17. Answer: "To avoid fainting, keep repeating: 'It's only a movie, only a movie, only a movie...'"
Wes Craven's debut feature film carried a very effective tagline that appealed to viewers' anticipatory emotions.

18. Answer: Zither
The 'Third Man Theme' (or 'Harry Lime Theme'), was written and performed by Anton Karas on a zither - a Central European folk music stringed instrument placed horizontally and played by plucking. The ad campaign for the film capitalized upon the music: "Featuring the Famous Zither Score by Anton Karas...He"ll have in you a dither with his zither!"

19. Answer: LOVE / HATE
Robert Mitchum's serial killer character Reverend Harry Powell delivered a powerful monologue about LOVE and HATE and the internal struggle inside himself - using the tattoos on his right and left knuckles to illustrate. In homage, Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989) featured a character named Radio Raheem (Bill Nunn) who wore brass knuckles on each hand also imprinted with "LOVE" (right) and "HATE" (left) - and delivered a similar soliloquy.

20. Answer: La La Land
After being given the wrong envelope (the previous card announcing "Emma Stone, La La Land, Best Actress in a Leading Role"), Faye Dunaway announced the heavily favored La La Land (2016) as the winner for Best Picture. When the mistake was soon realized, it was revealed that Moonlight (2016) had actually won. It was the only time in Oscar history that a person or film was erroneously announced as a winner.

21. Answer: The Little Mermaid
The Disney Renaissance is regarded as the time period from 1989 to 1999 when Walt Disney Studios returned to producing successful animated feature films - it was the dawn of the studio's new golden era, beginning with The Little Mermaid (1989). It won two Academy Awards, for Best Original Score and for Best Original Song ("Under the Sea"). Disney would go on to release one animated musical a year for the next decade.

22. Answer: Green
In the startling sequence, after Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart) had forced Judy (Kim Novak) to wear her hair and dress to appear like his lost love Madeleine (also Novak), she was transformed before his eyes. From Scottie's point of view, the ghostly figure of Madeleine appeared bathed in eerie green-tinged neon light, then crossed the floor to him and surrendered to him with a kiss.

23. Answer: Bing Bong
11 year-old Riley's effervescent, eccentric imaginary friend (voiced by Richard Kind) was named Bing Bong - a fluffy pink creature (with a body made of sticky-sweet cotton candy) that was a hybrid of an elephant, cat, and dolphin.

24. Answer: Red Apple
The fake or fictional brand of cigarettes, Red Apple, appeared in dialogue or images in Pulp Fiction, From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill: Volume 1, Death Proof, The Hateful Eight, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, among others.