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  1. 1. A quiz on Football, Music, Movies and Women AM IN D FRENCH CONNECTION UK Researched and Conducted by- Hengul Dutta Bhaskar Sharma
  2. 2. This quiz was conducted on the 28th of July, 2013
  3. 3. Slide left blank on purpose. Really
  4. 4. The Guinea Pigs Biswajit ‘Floydhead’ Sarma Bedanga Kashyap
  5. 5. RULES • Infinite Pounce • The nation does not want to hear your argument.
  6. 6. STAGE 1
  7. 7. What’s the scene? 1.
  8. 8. ANSWER • Sorry. We had to.
  9. 9. This fictional character was born in a fish market in Paris, on July 17, 1738. He was born with an extreme form of hyperosmia. His first name refers to John the Baptist. His surname X means “frog” in French. Frogs are cold-blooded, which X is also said to have been in the 1985 book upon which the 2006 film is based. Who? 2.
  10. 10. ANSWER • Jean-Baptiste Grenouille • He was the anti-hero in the book/film, Perfume
  11. 11. These are a few depressing paintings from an Art exhibition called- And She’s not even Pretty. Who is the painter? 3.
  12. 12. ANSWER • Courtney Love
  13. 13. "Well, it's just from headbanging and lifting weights when I was younger, My dad had a business where he did painting, roofing and everything, so I'd work with him all day long.. Then I'd jog over to my friend's house, and we'd lift weights. If you compare old pictures from when I was in VILE to now, it's obviously grown and the only thing I've really done since is headbanging, which must be fairly similar to weightlifting. I had it measured maybe when I got married in '98, but I don't remember and it's bigger now. If you really look at it, it's bigger than the base of my head or where my ears are.” Who talking about what? 4.
  14. 14. ANSWER George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher talking about his massive neck!
  15. 15. STAGE 2
  16. 16. • There was only 1 in the first and that was by accident. • 67 in the second • 127 in the third released in 1988 • 247 in the 4th and last one. What am I talking about? Specific answer please. 5.
  17. 17. ANSWER • Body Count in Rambo films
  18. 18. What are they called? We’ve blanked out 2 very obvious ones. 6.
  19. 19. Justice League Dark. Pan’s Labyrinth director del Toro will be handling this franchise.
  20. 20. • The film “A” was released in 1968 and directed by B. B’s pregnant wife, actress C, was murdered in 1969 by D and his followers, who titled their death spree “E” after the 1968 song by the band F. • D had a follower X which is also the name of a band by the same name. X, the band's song, Y, has been used steadily during the broadcast of a country's league matches. • One of that bands members, G, was murdered in 1980 outside the Manhattan apartment building where A had been filmed. • Solve everything! 7.
  21. 21. ANSWER • A- Rosemary’s Baby • B- Roman Polanski • C- Sharon Tate • D- Charles Manson • E- Helter-Skelter • F- Beatles • G- John Lennon • X- Linda Kasabian (the band is Kasabian) • Y- Fire
  22. 22. “About the A, it's true. ____ has been introducing me to artists and creators from ____, ____ and ____, and they're walking me through the process. It will likely be a series of books that update the story ten years after the seeming end of X. Nowadays, X is telling the story, lurking inside Y, and ready to launch a come-back. […] It's only when their little boy disappears, kidnapped by X, that Y is dragged back into the world of B.” Who and talking about what? Solve A, B, X and Y for bonus points. 8.
  23. 23. Chuck Palahniuk talking about the Fight Club sequel. A – Graphic novel, B – Mayhem, X – Tyler Durden, Y - Jack
  24. 24. STAGE 3
  25. 25. A met her future husband B while shooting together for the film C (Take June 24 as a hint) in '96. C spawned a remake in another language called D where E reprised A's role. E also played a starring role in historical war fiction film F (which shared it's title with a similar film in the same premise). A and B also starred in another film G which is known for 'that scene' and it's peculiar way of story- telling, which was one of the highlights of the film. A can also be laterally connected to Greek mythology through one of characters she has played in a series of films by the same director(s). 9.
  26. 26. A – Monica Bellucci, B – Vincent Cassell, C – L‘Appartement, D – Wicker Park, E – Diane Kruger, F – Inglourious Basterds (as Bridget von Hammersmark) G – Irreversible (The rape scene in the subway tunnel and the reverse chronology) Monica’s character in The Matrix Trilogy was called Persephone.
  27. 27. This comic strip was set in a stylized post-apocalyptic Australia. Her real name in the strip is Rebecca Buck, but this is very rarely mentioned throughout. According to her own history included as a preface to one of the books, her first words were "cauliflower penis". She is prone to random acts of sex and violence, hair dyeing, flatulence, nose-picking, vomiting, spitting, and more than occasional drunkenness. We know her better because of her association with a vehicle. Who? 10.
  28. 28. ANSWER • Tank Girl
  29. 29. This is the poster of a documentary called Kicking it which was released in 2008. What is the subject upon which the documentary is based? 11.
  30. 30. ANSWER • It is based on the experiences of seven participants at the Homeless Football World Cup
  31. 31. For her role in this widely criticized and hugely underwhelming ‘90s film Y, X not only “won” two Razzie Awards (for Worst Supporting Actress and Worst New Star) but also set a new record for the percentage of votes received by any actor up to that point in Golden Raspberry Awards history. She switched lanes. Her debut film was scored by a musical group M who released it as an album with the same name as the film. The group M also contributed to her next film N with the song O. N was a critical and commercial success and winning her the Cesar Award that year. (Hint: her predecessor and successor in this awards’ chronology is the same person and he can be laterally connected to the band Metallica) 12.
  32. 32. X – Sofia Coppola, M – Air, N – Lost in Translation, O – Alone in Kyoto Y- Godfather 3 Hint: Clint Eastwood
  33. 33. STAGE 4
  34. 34. Who is she? Why is she in the news? 13.
  35. 35. Sonam Kalra, a Sufi singer who will perform for Yuvraj's Cancer Foundation, Youwecan
  36. 36. CONNECT 14.
  37. 37. ANSWER Heaven 17
  38. 38. • Their model of making movies was called Tiffin Box productions; one which they successfully applied in over 35 films which epitomized the lower depths of 1980s Bollywood. • Their model involved keeping production costs to a minimum by dividing all the necessary tasks of filmmaking within their family. For example wives and the mother-in-law were responsible for the cooking and make up. They didn’t spend on sets because they shot on location. They didn’t spend on costumes because these were picked out of actors’ wardrobes. The cameras were all borrowed. • What am I talking about? 15.
  39. 39. ANSWER • This was how the Ramsey Brothers made their movie masterpieces.
  40. 40. Recently, the value of online jersey sales for a particular American Football player, shot up exponentially. A Florida man, wanting to rid himself of it, put the jersey up for sale, thinking “I might get $15 for it.” He ultimately sold it for $289. Other examples include a $100 jersey whose bidding has gone over $130. Then there’s an authentic Nike jersey, usually an $80 to $100 value, up to $227.50 on eBay. Two other jerseys, both autographed, have eclipsed the $200 mark on the site. Even a pylon signed by the player is up for sale at $199.99. Who is the player and why the sudden upsurge in online sales? 16.
  41. 41. ANSWER • Aaron Hernandez • The sales of his jersey shot up after he was arrested and charged with first degree murder of his friend Odin Lloyd on June 26th 2013. the murder happened on the 17th.
  42. 42. Audios removed STAGE 5
  43. 43. 17. Who is the singer, and what instrument is he playing? Hint- you can also connect him with a particular Clint Eastwood character
  44. 44. ANSWER • Ryan Gosling playing the Ukulele
  45. 45. 18. Singer?
  46. 46. ANSWER • David Villa
  47. 47. 19 • Singer again
  48. 48. ANSWER • Carla Bruni
  49. 49. 20.
  50. 50. ANSWER • The Priest the Called Him. • A spoken piece performed by William Burroughs and Kurt Cobain
  51. 51. STAGE 5
  52. 52. Simple: Identify them. You can also name the game they are playing for bonus points. (raise hands if you’re going for the name of the game.) 21.
  53. 53. ANSWER
  54. 54. 22.
  55. 55. ANSWER • Jimmy Page
  56. 56. Who? As what? 23.
  57. 57. ANSWER • This was a screenshot from the film “The Usual Suspects” • This is actually director Bryan Singer who is appearing as Keyzer Soze in the opening scenes of the film.
  58. 58. Name the comic book. CONTD. 24.
  59. 59. ANSWER • Mylo Xyloto
  60. 60. STAGE 6
  61. 61. 25.
  62. 62. Jónsi of Sigur Rós
  63. 63. Identify the band. What is the connection to Indian literature? 26.
  64. 64. ANSWER • Jeet Thayil • He is one half of the musical group Sridhar and Thayil • She is Suman Sridhar.
  65. 65. Who is the guy with the beer bottle? 27. Please don’t feel the compulsion to identify the dude on the left. Who is the guy on the right?
  66. 66. ANSWER • Col. Harland Sanders with Alice Cooper
  67. 67. • In the first half of 1927, the Great Mississippi Flood ravaged the state of Mississippi and surrounding areas. It destroyed many homes and devastated the agricultural economy of the Mississippi Basin. Many people were forced to flee to the cities of the Midwest in search of work, contributing to the "Great Migration" of African Americans in the first half of the 20th century. • The song based on this incident focused mainly on when more than 13,000 residents in and near Greenville, Mississippi who evacuated to a nearby, unaffected _____ for its shelter at high ground. The tumult that would have been caused if this and other ______ had broken was the song's underlying theme. • Which famous song is this? 28.
  68. 68. ANSWER • When the Levee Breaks
  69. 69. STAGE 7
  70. 70. • A’s 1978 film B was a critical as well as commercial success. It won the Oscar for best picture. Another ‘director DJ’ Z said-"The X sequence is just out and out one of the best pieces of film ever made, ever shot, ever edited, ever performed. [...] Anybody can go off about A all they want but when you get to that sequence you just have to shut up." • X is the name of a football trick move popularized by the legendary footballer C and can also be connected with the Iron Maiden album Y. • He was then given a free hand for his next movie M which he took as a cue to go batshit crazy. A took the studio’s money and ran with it, funneling cash into his compulsive attention to detail and more than 1.5 million feet of film. A and P, the production company (which was founded in 1919 by D. W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks)famously and publicly clashed over the production of the film, and the director reportedly kept armed guards outside the editing room to keep execs from fussing with his vision. • The film went on to become one of the biggest disasters of all time and ended up bankrupting the production company P. 29.
  71. 71. ANSWER • A- Michael Cimino • B- The Deer Hunter • Z- Quintein Tarantino • X- Russian Roulette • Roulette is also the name of a trick in football popularized by C-Zinedane Zidane • Y- 666-Number of the Beast. (All the numbers in a roulette board supposedly add up to 666) • M- Heaven’s Gate • C- Zinedane Zidane • P- United Artists
  72. 72. • “I must admit that the image(created in a film) damaged my career. Filmmakers would come to me only with those kinds of roles. The character would be a simple girl, but she was required to do all kinds of things. They wanted some sex in any movie that I featured. I said, no thanks. Ek simple si middle class ladki bath tub mein kahaan se pahunch gayi! I did the film because I liked the story of the rehabilitation of a prostitute. I had problem with just one bedroom scene where my character was supposed to be nude. It was impossible for me to actually do a nude scene. I kept asking the director about it until he must've thought I'm interested in doing it. My hairdresser Maria bailed me out. She styled my hair with a wig in such a way that it covered my upper torso completely. As for the controversial shot of my legs in an inverted V, I had to do nothing, just hitch up my skirt a bit. But the effect was very bold. I'd say the bold scenes were more in the mind than body.” • Who talking about which film? 30.
  73. 73. ANSWER • Rehana Sultan talking about her role in the film Chetna
  74. 74. X is a much-covered New Orleans song that tells of a parade collision between two "tribes" of Mardi Gras Indians and the traditional confrontation. The song tells of a "spy boy" (i.e. a lookout for one band of Indians) encountering the "flag boy" or guidon carrier for another "tribe." He threatens to "set the flag on fire.“ The exact meaning of this song is unclear. According to Wikipedia(believe it at your own peril) it supposedly translates to- Hey now! Hey now! Listen, listen at the back All our love made our king be born All our love made it happen. This song came into greater mainstream consciousness because it was also used in the opening credits of a Dustin Hoffman movie. 31.
  75. 75. ANSWER • The song is Iko Iko • It was used in the opening credits of Rain Man
  76. 76. • The Ballad of ___ _____ is a song that was written by folk singer Peter La Farge. It has been covered several times by several artistes including Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and most famously by Johnny Cash. • The song tells the story of a real life person who was known for his involvement in a ‘staged event’ involving Joe Rosenthal during World War II. • A sample of the lyrics— Call him drunken ___ _____ He won't answer anymore Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian Nor the Marine that went to war There they battled up ___ _____ hill, Two hundred and fifty men But only twenty-seven lived to walk back down again And when the fight was over And when Old Glory raised Among the men who held it high Was the Indian, ___ _____ 32.
  77. 77. ANSWER • Ira Hayes. • He was one of the marines who was involved in Raising of the Flag at Iwo Jima
  78. 78. STAGE 8
  79. 79. X was set out to be a film by Y and another collaborator Z. Y said it is a surreal "ghost story," and "the idea's ultimately that this album will form a kind of companion with the feature film." He stated that David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick were major influences for the film-script. The first 15 pages of the script made it to the MySpace accounts of Y and Z but nothing came of it. So, Y released X’s OST as an album with his band which became the band’s highest selling record at that given date. Although, Y and Z initially set out to make it as a film first it still awaits the required funding to be greenlit. The picture in the next slide is taken from a series of concept artwork done for the album cover by A. Identify X and Y. Z and A is for bonus points. 33.
  80. 80. X – Deadwing Y – Steven Wilson Z - Mike Bennion A – Lasse Hoile
  81. 81. Her autobiography is called: X: A memoir of Y Where X and Y, in either order, is her name. Who is she? 34.
  82. 82. ANSWER • She is Hope Solo, the Goalkeeper of the American women’s football team. • Her autobiography is called Solo: A Memoir of Hope
  83. 83. This is the guest-list for a band’s show in NYC. This show happened after they had just released one of their most famous albums. Band and album please! (Hints are in the picture, so look closely.) 35.
  84. 84. It is the guest list for Radiohead’s show at Irving Plaza, NYC on June 9, 1997. It was two weeks after the release of Radiohead’s most coveted album , OK Computer. (I humbly disagree.) This is the set-list for the show: Lucky My Iron Lung Airbag (Nice Dream) Exit Music (for a Film) Karma Police Talk Show Host Fake Plastic Trees Paranoid Android Bones Climbing Up the Walls No Surprises The Bends Creep Just Planet Telex Street Spirit (Fade Out) Encore: The Tourist Encore 2: Black Star
  85. 85. The documentary film featuring A shows him teaching how to play this song B (from A’s band) to his fellow “participants”. This footage ended up as a deleted scene and it shows that after A had done his teaching bit, he said to his ‘students’ in his trademark deadpan style, “That'll be 5 dollars.” The song is one of the most recognizable songs. Its emergence as a popular sporting anthem started when, on October 22 2003, supporters of Club Brugge K.V. overheard the song being played in a bar in C, while preparing to attend a UEFA Champions League group match against C1 and began to sing along. After a 0-1 upset win, the fans brought the song back with them to Belgium, where Brugge began playing it at their home games during matches. After Brugge hosted A.S. Roma in a UEFA Cup match on February 15, 2006, the Italian side brought the song back home with them and it began to be played inside the stadium. By the time the World Cup had begun in June, the song had become the national team's unofficial anthem. CONTD
  86. 86. These are only a couple of instances but after this the song caught on and it is played in many football games. There have been many chants where the song’s lyrics have been tweaked as per need. The most famous of those come for D who plays for Manchester United and E who plays for Arsenal. What is the song (B). Solve A, C, C1, D and E for bonus points. 36.
  87. 87. ANSWER • A- Jack White • C- Milan • C1- AC Milan Contd.
  88. 88. • B- Seven Nation Army Contd.
  89. 89. • D- Robin van Persie Contd.
  90. 90. • E- Santi Cazorla Contd.
  91. 91. ANSWER • A- Jack White • B- Seven Nation Army • C- Milan • C1-AC Milan • D- Robin van Persie • E- Santi Cazorla
  92. 92. STAGE 9 LVC
  93. 93. Never mind the bollocks. Here’s the LVC
  94. 94. SLIDE 1 +70, -60
  95. 95. SLIDE 2 +60, -50
  96. 96. SLIDE 3. Images are GENERIC +50, -40
  97. 97. SLIDE 4 +40, -30
  98. 98. SLIDE 5 +30, -20
  99. 99. SLIDE 6 +20, -10
  100. 100. SLIDE 7 +10, 0
  101. 101. ANSWER • Slide 1- The painting is Bacchus and Ariadne. Character in Inception • Slide 2- Asin. Acted in Ghajini. Which is a “remake” of memento. (I humbly disagree) • Slide 3- Generic images. Taken together, gets you Doodlebug. • Slide 4- Emma Thomas. • Slide 5- Marion Cotillard. Appeared in TDKR and Inception • Slide 6- Wolverine + Batman= Hugh Jackman + Christian Bale= The Prestige • Slide 7- Edith Piaf- Non Je Ne Regrette Rion
  102. 102. CONNECTION Christopher Nolan
  103. 103. So long, and thanks for all the quiz.
  104. 104. Finis