Movie Quiz! (Acumen '13 Prelims)


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This was the Movie Quiz I conducted for Acumen '13 at Thapar University, Patiala! Please give in your reviews!

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Movie Quiz! (Acumen '13 Prelims)

  1. 1. Movie QuizRULESThe Quizmaster is GOD!25 Questions!Top scorer from each Hostel(s) qualifies onstage.Instant disqualification if you abuse the Quizmaster or throw objects athim!And YES! Bribing the quizmaster is bound to reap benefits!Good Luck!
  2. 2. This film was directly inspired by the spaghetti westerns ofSergio Leone, by Akira Kurosawa’s Shichinin no samurai(1954), Bandidos (1967) among others. Some critics at thetime even began calling it a curry western.The film was shot extensively in Ramnagaram nearBangalore, India.(Dialogue): “When I dead... police coming. Police coming...‘budiya’ going jail. In jail, ‘budiya’ chakki peesing andpeesing and peesing and peesing and peesing.”ID the cult movie?
  3. 3. Sholay
  4. 4. X won the Oscar for Best Actor and Y won itfor the Best Supporting Actor, for the samecharacter. They are the only two actors to winit in this way.Id both actors and the character?
  5. 5. Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro VitoCorleone
  6. 6. X was born in the family of Seth Chhaju Ram, aleading Jat philanthropist, in Rohtak, Haryana.X adopted the screen name of “Y", meaning“Empress", to avoid confusion with other actressesnamed Reema.Before entering films, X appeared in televisioncommercials with Amitabh Bachchan for BPL andShahrukh Khan for Santro.Id X.
  7. 7. Mallika Sherawat
  8. 8. ID the movie!
  9. 9. Dead Poets Society
  10. 10. “I just realized I made a $200 million chick flickwhere everyone dies. What the hell was Ithinking?”Who on which movie?
  11. 11. Titanic
  12. 12. While issuing tickets as a B.E.S.T. bus conductor, Badruddinused to entertain passengers aboard with some antics. Theseantics caught the attention of actor and script-writer Balraj Sahniin 1950 while he was once traveling in a B.E.S.T. bus on whichBadruddin, then 27, was working as a conductor. Sahni waspenning at that time the script for the movie, Baazi (1951), andintroduced Badruddin to Guru Dutt as a candidate for a role.Badruddins screen test consisted of acting as a drunk, and hedid it so well that Guru Dutt gave him the screen name, X.
  13. 13. Johnny Walker
  14. 14. According to Motion Picture Association of America,these highly condensed series of movie shots cannotexceed 2.5 minutes, usually start with a green or a redband and include rating cards.The name comes from the fact that they were originallyshown at the end of a feature film screening.What term are we talking about?
  15. 15. Trailer
  16. 16.  Sana Saeed will be playing playing the role of theprotagonist’s younger sister in Sony Entertainmenttelevision’s new serial “Babul Ka Aangann ChooteyNa” . Since her debut, she has also acted in Fox Kids,Kachche Papad Pakke Papad, and the Bobby DeolRani Mukherji starrer Badaal.Name her debut film.
  17. 17. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (She is theyoung girl who played Anjali)
  18. 18. Audio ID?
  19. 19. The Godfather
  20. 20. This famous movie character resides on an islandmodeled after the island of Dr. No which is a selfcontained colony, having advanced communications,weapons, and laboratories to build various high-techdevices.All his subordinates salute him in a manner typical of a“Heil Hitler” style gesture.One of this character’s lines which he recites when he ispleased has become synonymous with the actor whoplayed the role.Name the character.
  21. 21. Mogambo
  22. 22. The French Connection.Maurice X was the chief structural engineer of theEiffel Tower, for which Gustave Eiffel is oftenerroneously given credit. One of his descendantslater found fame in India. Give me the name of thedescendant!
  23. 23. Kalki Koechlin
  24. 24. One of the ways this term is used among children is as a divination game, often played by younggirls to foretell their futures; it runs as follows:When shall I marry?This year, next year, sometime, never.What will my husband be?_____, _____, ___, sailor, rich-man, poor-man, beggar-man, thief.What will I be?Lady, baby, gypsy, queen.What shall I wear?Silk, satin, velvet, laceHow shall I get it?Given, borrowed, bought, stolen.
  25. 25. Tinker, Tailor, SoldierJohn Le Carre’s novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier,Spy is derived from this nursery rhyme.
  26. 26. Believe it or not, this movie’s byline was “Action & GreatReaction”. Considering the unique creative appetiteTamil Directors have for naming their ventures, this onesticks to the theme in the byline. This 2009 Tamil filmwas initially thought of a science education film byschools, only to turn out as the usual Ghajini-ish tale ofvendetta - a lover’s retribution for the murder of hisfiancee!!!
  27. 27. Newtonin Moondram Vidhi (NewtonsThird Law)
  28. 28. X while providing the voice of Smaug. "If Martin had been there, Iwould have wanted to play off him, but there are size issues.Smaug is bigger than the hobbit - I think I can say that! This isntthe riddles scene. Its slightly different, its intricate. Smaug doesntengage with the Hobbit the same way as Smeagol does. Smeagolgets drawn in, whereas Smaug is on much more of an ego trip. Helikes to feel dominant at all times, and because of what hescapable of, he is." The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is set to be released onDecember 13th, 2013.
  29. 29. X-Benedict Cumberbatch
  30. 30. The dialog snippet below features the title of the moviein it, which weve removed. Identify the movie."Was I trying to say Raymond and it came out‘____________?""Yeah. Funny ____________.“"You? Youre the ____________?"
  31. 31. Rain man
  32. 32. In this Oscar award winning Hollywood movie for thebest supporting actor, roughly only 30% of the film isin spoken English. The language which dominatesthe film is either French or German with a littleItalian. This is highly unusual for a Hollywoodproduction. Identify the movie.
  33. 33. Inglorious Basterds
  34. 34.  Film by Francis Ford Coppola, notorious for the number of productionproblems it had.Casting was an issue, and Coppola was so fed up at one point because somany actors had turned down his offer to star in the film that he threw hisfive Oscars out of his window.After finally hiring a lead, Harvey Keitel, Coppola changed his mind, firedhim, and had to start the search all over.Martin Sheen eventually landed the part, but he had a heart attack,postponing filming even longer.Nature wasnt on the movies side, either, as a typhoon ripped apart the firstset, a fire destroyed important props, and a tiger stalked the production.After facing bankruptcy and the possibility of never finishing the film,Coppola finally saw his work come to fruition and he found a place in movie-making history. ID the film.
  35. 35. Apocalypse now(1979)
  36. 36. (Dialogue): ”Geology is the study of pressure and time.That’s all it takes really, pressure, and time. That, and abig god-damned poster”.Although a very modest hit in theaters, this moviebecame one of the highest grossing video rentals of alltime.The director of this movie watched “Goodfellas” everySunday while shooting this movie and drew inspirationfrom it on using voice-over narration and showing thepassage of time.Identify this simple movie.
  37. 37. The Shawshank Redemption
  38. 38. (Dialogue): “Well, good morning, everybody, and welcome today 255,642 aboard the Axiom. As always, the weather is abalmy 72 degrees and sunny, and, uh... Oh, I see the ship’s logis showing that today is the 700th anniversary of our five yearcruise. Well, I’m sure our forefathers would be proud to knowthat 700 years later we’d be... doing the exact same thing theywere doing. So, be sure next mealtime to ask for your free sep-tua- centennial cupcake in a cup. Wow, look at that”The film contains numerous references to Apple computers(Tagline): ”In Space, No One Can Hear You Clean”ID the movie!
  39. 39. Wall-E
  40. 40. This actor has been nominated eight times for the Academy Awardfor Best Actor in a Leading Role, making him the most-nominatedactor never to win the award! Marlon Brando beat him to it in 1972,Robert De Niro in 1980 and most recently, he lost to ForestWhitaker in 2006.In 2003, the Academy honoured him with an Academy HonoraryAward, but he didn’t want to take it, saying that he was “still in thegame” and would like more time to “win the lovely bugger outright.”The Academy informed him that they would bestow the awardwhether he wanted it or not. He finally agreed to appear at theceremony and receive his Honorary Oscar. And guess whopresented him with this Honorary Oscar? None other than MerylStreep!ID?
  41. 41. Peter O’ Toole, of “Lawrence of Arabia”fame!
  42. 42. As a producer, X tried to give the directing duties for this film to numerous colleagues,because he was afraid he couldn’t do the story justice it deserves. He was turned downby Martin (who was interested but ultimately felt it was a subject that better by a directorof a particular ethicity), Roman (who didn’t feel he was yet ready to tackle the subjectafter surviving his childhood in it), and Billy (who turned it down because was inretirement). Billy convinced “X” to direct the movie himself.About 40% of the film was shot using a handheld camera. Filming was completed in 72days, four days ahead of schedule.Harrison Ford was offered the title role but declined, saying that some people would notbe able to look past him as a star to see the importance of the film.When “X” returned to Cal State Long Beach 34 years after dropping out to earn his BA,his film professor accepted this movie in place of the short student film normally requiredto pass the class.ID the movie?
  43. 43. Schindler’s List
  44. 44. The word ‘X’ in ‘Y’ is used 161 times in the movie. The F-word orthe variation of the F-word is used 292 times. The protagonist ofthe movie says “man” 147 times in the movie-that’s nearly 1.5times a minute!Unusual for an American movie, the bad guy in the movie wieldsa cricket bat rather than a baseball bat.In an early draft of the script, The protagonists source of incomewas revealed. He was an heir to the inventor of the RubiksCube. It was the director’s idea to drop this and never say.Identify this cult classic!
  45. 45. X- The DudeY- The Big Lebowski• Y- The Big Lebowski
  46. 46. Speculation abounds as to the nature of the mysterious glowingcontents of X:Could it be Elviss gold suit, seen worn by Val Kilmer (as Elvis) in TrueRomance?The most persistent theory (most usually attributed to a friend of afriend who saw it posted on a message board by someone whosebrother had read a report of a radio interview with Y himself) is that itis Zs soul. The story goes that when the Devil takes a persons soul, itis removed through the back of the head (this isnt part of any knownreligion, but this is what the message board posters say). When wesee the back of Zs head he has a Band-Aid covering the precise spotindicated by tradition for soul removal. Perhaps Z sold his soul to thedevil which would also explain why the combination to open X is 666.
  47. 47. X- The BriefcaseY-Quentin TarantinoZ- Marsellus Wallace
  48. 48. All adapted from Stephen King’snovels!
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