Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Question X started as the MC of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. They gained critical acclaim and won the first Grammy awarded in the Rap category (1988). X was nearly bankrupt in 1990, when the NBC television network signed him to a contract and built a sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show was successful and began his acting career. X set for himself the goal of becoming "the biggest movie star in the world,” and is now considered one of the most powerful Hollywood stars. ID X.
Question If you are at NASA and you are taking the „Armageddon Test‟, what are you doing ?
Answer NASA shows the film as part of its management training program. Prospective managers are asked to find as many inaccuracies in the movie as they can. At least 168 impossible things have been found during these screenings of the film.
Question Spain‟s national film awards (considered by many as the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars) are named X awards in honour of X, legendary romantic painter of the 18th – 19th century. The award itself is a small bronze bust of X created by the sculptor José Luis Fernández. Id X.
Question The X effect is commonly used by filmmakers to represent the sensation of a "falling-away-from-oneself feeling" or a feeling of unreality, or to suggest that a character is undergoing a realization that causes him or her to reassess everything he or she had previously believed. After Hitchcock popularized the effect by using it in his movie X , the technique was used by many other filmmakers, and eventually became regarded as a gimmick or cliché. To achieve the effect the camera needs to be positioned at a certain distance from the object that is supposed to remain still. The distance is calculated as : Distance= width/2tan(0.5FOV) where FOV is the field of view.
Question Shown here is an illustration by Emile Beynard for the first edition of this 1862 novel. This iconic image has been ever since associated with the work – including the musical, subsequent print editions and the 2012 Hugh Jackman movie. Which work ?
Answer At the end of Chuck Lorre‟s shows – The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Dharma & Greg etc.
Connect Director/Producer EdDrug smuggler George Jung Wood Bank robber John Dillinger Journalist/Author Hunter S. Thompson FBI officer Joseph D. Pistone
Answer Real life people portrayed by Johnny Depp in movies. George Jung – Blow (2001) Hunter Thompson – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) John Dillinger – Public Enemies (2009) Joseph D. Pistone aka Donnie Brasco – Donnie Brasco (1997) Ed Wood – Ed Wood (1994)
Question The „XY‟ brand of deodorants suddenly became a rage in the early 90‟s, largely due the fact that they were inadvertently featured in a 1991 rock song which went on to become one of the most popular songs ever. However, its popularity slowly faded away and today it is a very low-selling product. What is this product, and why the rage ?
Answer Teen Spirit Kurt Cobain‟s then girlfriend Tobi Vail used Teen Spirit, a mutual friend Kathleen Hannah spray painted “Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit” on Cobain‟s wall, thereby giving him inspiration for the song‟s name
ConnectKurt Cobain The Hollywood Walk of Fame boulevard Station to Station album by David Bowie Swedish actress Greta Garbo The planet Alderaan from Star Wars
Answer „Californication‟ by RHCP. “little girls from Sweden dream of silver screen quotations” – Greta Garbo “buy me a star on the boulevard” – Hollywood Walk of Fame “Cobain can‟t you hear the spheres playing songs off “Station to Station” “Alderaan‟s not far away, its Californication”
Question _________ Day is a popular tradition celebrated on February 2nd every year in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when woodchuck emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the woodchuck will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks. Although it was already a widely recognized and popular tradition, it received widespread attention as a result of the 1993 Bill Murray starrer film _________ Day, which was set in Punxsutawney.
Question Sunday in the Park with George is a 1984 Broadway Musical based on the painting X. The story of the musical revolves around the painter being immersed in single-minded concentration while painting his masterpiece and the people in that picture. The musical won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, two Tony Awards, numerous Drama Desk awards and 2 Olivier awards.
Answer Sunday Afternoon on the island of La Grand Jatte by Georges Seurat. The painting is considered one of the pioneer works in pointilism.