Quiz meet 17.01 - Parth Saurav


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  1. 1. Quiz Meet
  2. 2. As X explained to rock journalist Cameron Crowe:The whole inspiration came from the fact that the roadwent on and on and on. It was a single-track road whichneatly cut through the desert. Two miles to the East andWest were ridges of sandrock. It basically looked like youwere driving down a channel, this dilapidated road, andthere was seemingly no end to it. Its one of myfavourites...that, All My Love and In the Light and twoor three others really were the finest moments. But „Y inparticular. It was so positive, lyrically.What song?
  3. 3. With the success of crime films such as Mean Streets (1973),about his old neighborhood, and Taxi Driver (1976), he was arising star. In 1979, he acquired screen rights to Asburys book,however it took twenty years to get the production moving forward.Difficulties arose with reproducing the monumental city scape ofnineteenth century __________ with the style and detail hewanted; almost nothing in ___________looked as it did in thattime, and filming elsewhere was not an option.What film are we talking about?
  4. 4. X has been critically noted for its realistic portrayal of World War IIcombat. In particular, the sequence depicting the Omaha landingswas voted the "best battle scene of all time" by Empire magazineand was ranked number one on TV Guides list of the "50Greatest Movie Moments". The scene cost US$12 million andinvolved up to 1,500 extras, some of whom were members of theIrish Reserve Defence Forces. Members of local reenactmentgroups such as the Second Battle Group were cast as extras toplay German soldiers. In addition, twenty to thirty actualamputees were used to portray US soldiers maimed during thelanding. Y did not storyboard the sequence, as he wantedspontaneous reactions and for "the action to inspire me as towhere to put the camera“.ID X & Y.
  5. 5. During Ellen Burstyns impassioned monologueabout how it feels to be old, cinematographerMatthew Libatique accidentally let the camera driftoff-target. When director X called "cut" andconfronted him about it, he realized the reasonLibatique had let the camera drift was because hehad been crying during the take and fogged up thecameras eyepiece. This was the take used in thefinal print.ID X or the movie.
  6. 6. Y said “X came out of Kingsleys At Last: A Christmas in theWest Indies; "where I got the Dead Mans Chest - that wasthe seed". If it was "the seed" for Skeleton Island, the phrase"dead mans chest", the novel in general, or all, remainsunclear.
  7. 7. "Its actually really interesting to me. Its sort of based on theresearch thats sort of happening now, about the fact that yourgenes might be able to hold memory. And you could arguesemantics and say its instinct, but how does a baby bird knowto eat a worm, as opposed to a cockroach, if its parents dontshow it? And its about this science company trying to, Matrix-style, go into peoples brains and find out an ancestor whoused to be an assassin, and sort of locate who that person is.“What is being talked about?
  8. 8. Connect.
  9. 9. The songs original title was “X," and it was intended tocomfort Julian Lennon from the stress of his parentsdivorce. McCartney said, "I started with the idea‘________, which was Julian. I knew it was not going tobe easy for him. I always feel sorry for kids in divorces... I had the idea [for the song] by the time I got there. Ichanged it to ‘_____ because I thought that sounded abit better.“ Julian Lennon discovered the song had beenwritten for him almost twenty years later.
  10. 10. In the book, many difficult theological issues are deliberatelyaddressed, including fate, predestination, the Trinity, theintroduction of sin and death into the world, as well as thenature of angels, fallen angels, Satan and the war in heaven._______ draws on his knowledge of languages, and diversesources — primarily Genesis, much of the New Testament,the deuterocanonical Book of Enoch, and other parts of theOld Testament. _________s epic is often considered one ofthe greatest literary works in the English language, along withthose of Shakespeare.What book is being talked about?
  11. 11. X is a little wooden boy who lives in his own little House-for-Onein Toyland. The first book explains Xs origins. He was carved bya wood carver but ran away after the man began to make awooden lion, which scared X. As he wanders through thewoods, with no clothes, money or home, he meets Big Ears, afriendly brownie. Big Ears decides that X is a toy and takes himto live in Toyland. He generously provides X with a set ofclothing and buys a build-it-yourself house for him.Give me X and the creator.
  12. 12. The albums lyrical themes deal with problems leadvocalist X experienced during his adolescence,including drug abuse and the constant fighting anddivorce of his parents. Y takes its title from theprevious name of the band. The album is listed in thebook 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Itwas ranked #11 on Billboards Hot 200 Albums ofthe DecadeWhich album?
  13. 13. A set of research results that indicate that listening to Xs music mayinduce a short-term improvement on the performance of certain kindsof mental tasks known as "spatial-temporal reasoning;"Popularized versions of the theory, which suggest that "listening to Xmakes you smarter," or that early childhood exposure to it has abeneficial effect on mental development;A US trademark for a set of commercial recordings and relatedmaterials, which are claimed to harness the effect for a variety ofpurposes. The trademark owner, Don Campbell, Inc., claims benefits farbeyond improving spatio-temporal reasoning or raisingintelligence, defining the mark as "an inclusive term signifying thetransformational powers of music in health, education, and well-being.“This is known as the X effect. Identify X
  14. 14. Yes, renaissanceArtists. I know.In what betterway do weremember them?
  15. 15. Who is depicted in thepicture???
  16. 16. It was a very difficult period I have to say. Allyour childhood dreams had been sort ofrealised and we had the biggest selling recordsin the world and all the things you got into itfor. The girls and the money and the fame andall that stuff it was all ... everything had sort ofcome our way and you had to reassess whatyou were in it for thereafter, and it was a prettyconfusing and sort of empty time for a while ...David gilmour said this during The recordingof album X.ID X.
  17. 17. "I suppose I was just thinking, Thatd be agood way to start a comic book: have afamous super-hero found dead. As themystery unraveled, we would be leddeeper and deeper into the real heart ofthis super-heros world, and show a realitythat was very different to the generalpublic image of the super-hero.“Whose words and what is he talkingabout?
  18. 18. In 1977, after a photo shoot in Los Angeles, X wasarrested for the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl andpleaded guilty to the charge of unlawful sex with aminor. To avoid sentencing, X fled to his home inLondon, and then moved on to France the followingday. In September 2009, X was arrested by Swiss policeat the request of U.S. authorities who asked for hisextradition. In July 2010, the Swiss rejected that requestand instead released him from custody and declaredhim a "free man.“ Lech Wałęsa, Nobel Peace Prizelaureate and former President of Poland, argued thatthe director "should be forgiven this one sin.“ID X.
  19. 19. Citizen Kane (1941)Reds (1981)Beauty & the Beast(1991)X(2007)Connect and give me X.
  20. 20. X fired guitarist Dave Navarro and were on theverge of breaking up. Flea told Kiedis, "the onlyway I could imagine carrying on is if we got Yback in the band."With Y free of his addictionsand ailments, Kiedis and Flea thought it was anappropriate time to invite him back. When Fleavisited him at his home and asked him to rejointhe band, Y began sobbing and said "nothingwould make me happier in the world.ID X & Y.
  21. 21. Following this breakthrough film, his career quicklygrew in stature as he played a series of roles thatcombined good looks with cynical detachment,including a prisoner-of-war entrepreneur in X(1953),for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor,a carefree playboy in Sabrina (1954), a dashing warcorrespondent in Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing(1955), perhaps his most widely recognised role as anill-fated prisoner in The Bridge on the River Kwai(1957).ID the actor and the movie X.
  22. 22. X, also known as nuit américaine, is the name forcinematographic techniques used to simulate a night scene.Historically, infrared movie film was used to achieve anequivalent look with black-and-white film.A great way to achieve this effect is to tune the whitebalance of the camera to a yellow source if there is notungsten setting. Another way to make a more believablenight scene is to underexpose the footage to the desireddegree of night/darkness. This depends on the amount oflight shown or believed to be in the given scene.The title of François Truffauts film X(1973) is a reference tothis technique.
  23. 23. The rebirth of Xs career began with the eve-of-Pearl Harbordrama Y(1953), for which he won an Academy Award forBest Supporting Actor. This role and performance marked aturnaround in Xs career: after several years of critical andcommercial decline, becoming an Oscar-winning actorhelped him regain his position as the top recording artist inthe world.Also in 1953, X starred in the NBC radio program RockyFortune. His character, Rocko Fortunato (aka RockyFortune) was a temp worker for the Gridley EmploymentAgency who stumbled into crime-solving by way of the oddjobs to which he was dispatched. The series aired on NBCradio Tuesday nights from October 1953 to March1954, following the networks crime drama hit Dragnet.During the final months of the show, just before the 1954Oscars, it became a running gag that X would manage towork the phrase “Y" into each episode, a reference to hisOscar-nominated performance.
  24. 24. It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) (Sinatra, Lawford)Some Came Running (1958) (Sinatra, Martin, and MacLaine)Never So Few (1959) (Sinatra, Lawford, and initially Davis, whowas replaced by Steve McQueen)Oceans Eleven (1960) (Sinatra, Martin, Davis, Lawford, andBishop)Sergeants 3 (1962) (Sinatra, Martin, Davis, Lawford, and Bishop)4 for Texas (1963) (Sinatra and Martin)Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) (Sinatra, Martin, Davis, andinitially Lawford, who was replaced by Bing Crosby)Marriage on the Rocks (1965) (Sinatra and Martin)Texas Across the River (1966) (Martin and Bishop)Salt and Pepper (1968) (Davis and Lawford)One More Time (1970) (Davis and Lawford)The Cannonball Run (1981) (Martin and Davis)Cannonball Run II (1984) (Martin, Davis, Sinatra, and MacLaine)What is this the filmography of?
  25. 25. The narc in the film, Sweet Smell ofsuccess, Lt Harry Kello, is based on NYPDdetective Eddie Egan. Eddie Egan waslater immortalized as the character X.ID X.
  26. 26. Famous first words
  27. 27. Far out in the uncharted backwatersof the unfashionable end of theWestern Spiral arm of the Galaxy liesa small unregarded yellow sun.
  28. 28. I don‟t want to be a product of myenvironment. I want my environment tobe a product of me.
  29. 29. Load up your guns and bring yourfriends,Its fun to lose and to pretend.
  30. 30. It is a truth, universally acknowledged,that a single man in posession of a goodfortune, must be in want of a wife.
  31. 31. Rosebud
  32. 32. Infinite bounce
  33. 33. What appears to be fact from comments made from a varietyof sources is that the boy was a model in his teen years whohung around Xs studio and volunteered to pose for the oilwork. Xs own comments about the boy were that he was oneof the:“ local types, actors, ladies, gentlemen, delinquents...He stayed there, sometimes the whole day. He watched mework. He loved that. “ID X.
  34. 34. An early example of the social novel, the book calls thepublics attention to various contemporary evils, includingthe Poor Law, child labour and the recruitment of childrenas criminals. X mocks the hypocrisies of his time bysurrounding the novels serious themes with sarcasm anddark humour. The novel may have been inspired by thestory of Robert Blincoe, an orphan whose account ofhardships as a child labourer in a cotton mill was widelyread in the 1830s. It is likely that Xs own early youth as achild labourer contributed to the storys development.ID X.
  35. 35. X is a genre of electronic dance music thatoriginated in south London, England. Its overallsound has been described as "tightly coiledproductions with overwhelming bass lines andreverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, andoccasional vocals“. It has subsequently alsoproduced a dance form also having the name X.
  36. 36. The word is derived from two greek words whichtranslate to soul-manifesting. An X experience ischaracterized by the striking perception of aspects ofones mind previously unknown, or by the creativeexuberance of the mind liberated from its ostensiblyordinary fetters.What is the word?
  37. 37. LVC
  38. 38. Movie dialoguesround
  39. 39. This car. Goeth would have boughtthis car. Why did I keep the car?Ten people right there. Ten people.Ten more people.
  40. 40. “He told me enough, he told me you killedhim”“No, I am your father.”
  41. 41. "Im as mad as hell, and Im notgoing to take this anymore!"
  42. 42. "Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By."
  43. 43. May I say, my dear Colonel, that its good tobreathe the air of the Gestapo again. Youknow, youre quite famous in London,Colonel. They call you Concentration CampEhrhardt.
  44. 44. "Gentlemen, you cant fight inhere! This is the War Room!"
  45. 45. Mega Connect Round
  46. 46. MC 1 (+30/-15) X was an American entertainer, actor and performance artist. While often referred to as a comedian, X did not consider himself one. He disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood, referring to himself instead as a "song-and-dance man." Elaborate hoaxes and pranks were major elements of his career. His act maintained a steady cult following, and he continues to be greatly respected amongst comedians for both his original material and unflinching commitment to character. He is mostly remembered for his preformance as Latka in the TV series Taxi.
  47. 47. MC 1 (+20/-10) In July 1974, the first issue of Hustler was published. Although the first few issues went largely unnoticed, within a year the magazine became highly lucrative and X was able to pay his tax debts. In November 1974, Hustler showed the first "pink-shots," or photos of open vulvas. X had to fight to publish each issue, as many people, including some at his distribution company, found the magazine too explicit and threatened to remove it from the market. Shortly thereafter, X was approached by a paparazzo who had taken nude pictures of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis while she was sunbathing on vacation in 1971. He purchased them for $18,000 and published them in the August 1975 issue. That issue attracted widespread attention, and 1 million copies were sold within a few days.
  48. 48. MC 1(+10/-5) X showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood in Salzburg. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of Xs death. ID the artist X.
  49. 49. MC 2(+30/-15) The two most successful periods for the band were during the late 1960s British blues boom, when they were led by guitarist Peter Green and achieved a UK number one with "Albatross"; and from 1975 to 1987, with more pop-orientation, featuring Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. X‟s second album after the incorporation of Nicks and Buckingham, 1977s Rumours, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles and remained at No.1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks. To date the album has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the ninth highest selling album of all time. The band is named by combining the names of two of peter green‟s former bandmates. ID the band.
  50. 50. MC 2(+20/-10) At the end of 1974, with a recording session already booked in Munich to record another album, Taylor quit the X. Taylor said in 1980, "I was getting a bit fed up. I wanted to broaden my scope as a guitarist and do something else... I wasnt really composing songs or writing at that time. I was just beginning to write, and that influenced my decision... There are some people who can just ride along from crest to crest; they can ride along somebody elses success. And there are some people for whom thats not enough. It really wasnt enough for me. The band X is one of the most popular and best selling bands of all time with hits like ‘its only rock and roll’ and ‘gimme shelter’.
  51. 51. MC 3(+10/-5) Their sound was characterised by a hybrid of blues rock, hard rock and psychedelic rock, combining the psychedelia-themed lyrics, Eric Claptons blues guitar playing, Jack Bruces voice and prominent bass playing and Ginger Bakers jazz-influenced drumming. The groups third album, Wheels of Fire, was the worlds first platinum-selling double album. They are widely regarded as being the worlds first successful supergroup. In their career, they sold over 15 million albums worldwide. Identify the band.
  52. 52. Take your pick
  53. 53. Pop ArtLord of the ringsAlfred hitchcockBollywood19th century prosePink floyd
  54. 54. The best-known pop artist currently in Japan is TakashiMurakami, whose group of artists, Kaikai Kiki, is world-renowned for their own mass-produced but highly abstractand unique superflat art movement, a surrealist, post-modern movement whose inspiration comes mainly fromanime and Japanese street culture, is mostly aimed atyouth in Japan, and has made a large cultural impact.Some artists in Japan, like Yoshitomo Nara, are famous fortheir graffiti-inspired art, and some, such as Murakami, arefamous for mass-produced plastic or polymer figurines.Many pop artists in Japan use surreal or obscene, shockingimages in their art, taken from Japanese X.Tell me X.
  55. 55. X was the lord of Rivendell. X remained in Rivendell untilthe destruction of both the Ring and Sauron in The Returnof the King. He then travelled to Minas Tirith to see Arwenmarry Aragorn, now King of the Reunited Kingdom ofArnor and Gondor. Three years later, at the approximateage of 6,520, X left Middle-earth to go over the Sea withthe Ring-bearers, never to return.
  56. 56. Although the film lasts 80 minutes and is supposedto be in "real time", the time frame it covers isactually longer - a little more than 100 minutes.This is accomplished by speeding up the action:the formal dinner lasts only 20 minutes, the sunsets too quickly and so on. The September 2002issue of Scientific American contains a completeanalysis of this technique (and the effect it has onthe viewers, who actually feel as if they watched a100-minutes movie).Name the movie.
  57. 57. With the commercial success of thrillers like Baazi,Jaal, Aar Paar and C.I.D. as well as comedies like Mr.& Mrs. 55, X and his studio were financially secureand established. From 1957, he could now makemovies he really wanted to make, including Y. In2002, Y was ranked at #160 on the Sight & Soundcritics and directors poll of all-time greatest films. In2005, Y was rated as one of the 100 best films of alltime by Time Magazine, which called it "the soulfullyromantic of the lot." Indiatimes Movies ranks themovie amongst the Top 25 Must See BollywoodFilms. On the occasion of Valentines Day 2011 , Timemagazine has declared it as one of the top 10romantic movies of all time.ID X & Y.
  58. 58. This is the original coverOf the Classic novelWritten by Victor hugo withMany subsequent adaptationsInto film.Which novel?
  59. 59. This maybe the most famous power station of theworld. The station ceased generating electricity in1983, but over the past 50 years it has become one ofthe best known landmarks in London and is GradeII* listed. The stations celebrity owes to numerouscultural appearances, which include a shot in TheBeatles 1965 movie Help!, and being used in thecover art of Pink Floyds 1977 album Animals. It wasrecently referenced in a movie. Give me the name ofthe power station and the movie.
  60. 60. Film Noir
  61. 61. A is an author of hard boiled detective novels. He is bestremembered for creating the character of Samuel Spade. B also avery famous author of the same era is best remembered forcreating the character of Philip Marlowe. Both of which wereportrayed by C in their very famous movie adaptations. A alsocreated the characters of D & E of the thin man series. F alsoglorified the concept of a femme fatale with his thriller Doubleindemnity. Outside the United states, the genre was started byG directed thriller Rififi and was continued by H through hismovies Le samourai and Le cercle rouge.Later this genre changed a little in the 70s and gave rise to I. Themost acclaimed thrillers of which are Roman Polanski‟s J andMartin Scorsese‟s K.
  62. 62. The End