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Spectrum Movie Quiz
An exhaustive list of four people. Give the connect and the missing guy.
“A Farewell to ArmsBy John CarlinFor those on the ramparts of the worlds sole superpower, the digital winds areblowing an icy chill through the triumphant glow of the post-Cold War.People in Washington play lots of games, but none for higher stakes than The DayAfter. They played a version of it in the depths of the Cold War, hoping the exercisewould shake loose some bright ideas for a US response to nuclear attack. Theyreplaying it again today, but the scenario has changed - now theyre preparing forinformation war.The Day After starts in a Defense Department briefing room. The teams are presentedwith a series of hypothetical incidents, said to have occurred during the preceding 24hours. Georgias telecom system has gone down. The signals on Amtraks New York toWashington line have failed, precipitating a head-on collision. Air traffic control at LAXhas collapsed. A bomb has exploded at an army base in Texas. And so forth.”These are the opening paragraphs of the article ‘A farewell to arms’ published in May1997. Which movie was inspired from this article?
Connect and explain.
A- You are serious, you dont know! Every body knows, you dont go full retard.B- What do you mean?A- Check it out. Dustin Hoffman, Rainman, looked retarded, act retarded, notretarded. Count toothpicks, cheat at cards. Autistic sure, not retarded. Thenyou got Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump. Slow yes, retarded, maybe, braces on hislegs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and he won a Ping-Pongcompetition. That ain’t retarded. And he was a goddamn war hero. You knowany retarded war heroes? You went full retard, man. Never go full retard. You dont buythat? Ask _____X_____, _Y_, ____Z_____. Remember? Wentfull retard. Went home empty handed.These dialogues appear in the movie ‘Tropic Thunder’. Z is another moviestarring Xwhich came in the year Y. Give X and Z.
The 1932 MGM movie, Rasputin and the Empress, hintedthat the character Princess Natasha had been raped byRasputin. Princess Natashas character was supposedlyintended to represent Princess Irina of Russia, and thereal Princess Irina sued MGM for libel. After seeing thefilm twice, the jury agreed that the princess had beendefamed.Princess Irina and her husband FelixYoussoupoff were reportedly awarded $127,373 indamages by the English Court of Appeal in 1934 and $1million in an out-of-court settlement with MGM. Whatoriginated as a result of this to avoid future court cases?
• The character X of a Philip K. Dick adapted movie had resemblance to Jordi Pujol, a Spanish politician (pictured on left) which led to the source of a whole word- of-mouth phenomenon in Spain. Id X.
• Former Miss India famous for going bald in which movie?
• While issuing tickets as a B.E.S.T. bus conductor, Badruddin used to entertain passengers aboard with some antics. These antics caught the attention of actor and script-writer Balraj Sahni in 1950 while he was once traveling in a B.E.S.T. bus on which Badruddin, then 27, was working as a conductor. Sahni was penning at that time the script for the movie, Baazi (1951), and introduced Badruddin to Guru Dutt as a candidate for a role. Badruddins screen test consisted of acting as a drunk, and he did it so well that Guru Dutt gave him the screen name, X.
• In the 1980s, while the west towers were under construction, Washington National Cathedral held a decorative sculpture competition for children. Word of the competition was spread nationwide through National Geographic World Magazine. The third-place winner was Christopher Rader, of Kearney, Nebraska who submitted a drawing of this futuristic representation of evil. The fierce head was sculpted by Jay Hall Carpenter, carved by Patrick J. Plunkett, and placed high upon the northwest tower of the Cathedral. The Cathedral boasts what is probably the worlds only sculpture of X on a religious building.