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  • IIT Kanpur Antaragni 2011 MELA Quiz - Main Round

    1. 1. The Music,Entertainment,Literatureand Arts Quiz IITKanpur -Ankit Sethi
    2. 2. WRITE, BROTHER! Written Round, 5 questions. +10 per question. +20 bonus for getting all 5 correct.
    3. 3. "We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold." 1.
    4. 4. “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” 2.
    5. 5. “You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.” 3.
    6. 6. “Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.” 4.
    7. 7. “It was a pleasure to burn.” 5.
    8. 8. And the answers are…
    9. 9. 1. • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    10. 10. 2. • Neuromancer
    11. 11. 3. • ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’
    12. 12. 4. • ‘The Trial’
    13. 13. 5. • ‘Fahrenheit 451’
    14. 14. ORAL INTERROGATION VOL.1 10 points all around. No negatives.
    15. 15. 1.  Der Zauberlehrling is a poem by Goethe that begins as an old sorcerer departs his workshop, leaving his apprentice with chores to perform. Tired of fetching water by pail, the apprentice enchants a broom to do the work for him — using magic in which he is not yet fully trained. The floor is soon awash with water, and the apprentice realizes that he cannot stop the broom because he does not know how.  When all seems lost, the old sorcerer returns, quickly breaks the spell and saves the day. The poem finishes with the old sorcerer's statement that powerful spirits should only be called by the master himself.  How is this story immortalized on film?
    16. 16. • And the answer is…
    17. 17. ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ scene in ‘Fantasia’
    18. 18. 2. • "Private Dancer", is a song originally planned for their 4th studio album, and was recorded by the band except for the vocals. The lead vocalist decided that a female voice would be more appropriate and handed the song to Tina Turner for her comeback album of the same name. With hits like ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?”, it became her best-selling album both in the U.S. and internationally, and propelled her back to superstardom during the year of its release. Name the vocalist/band.
    19. 19. • And the answer is…
    20. 20. • Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits
    21. 21. 3.  One of the ways this term is used among children is as a divination game, often played by young girls 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, lace  How shall I get it?  Given, borrowed, bought, stolen.
    22. 22. • And the answer is…
    23. 23. • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier • John Le Carre’s novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is derived from this nursery rhyme.
    24. 24. 4. The Carnal Prayer Mat is a novel written by author Li Yu in 1657 during the Qing Dynasty. It is divided into 4 chapters: Spring 春, Summer 夏, Autumn 秋, Winter 冬. This book is the source for something in the news in early 2011. What?
    25. 25. • And the answer is…
    26. 26. 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy • The world’s first 3D “adult” movie bases it’s screenplay on the story.
    27. 27. 5.
    28. 28. • And the answer is…
    29. 29. 5. • Flo Rida’s Low.
    30. 30. 6. • _________ has been called film criticism's "grand undefined term.“ • For some, it refers to all elements of visual style—that is, both elements on the set and aspects of the camera. For others, it takes on mystical meanings related to the emotional tone of a film.
    31. 31. • And the answer is…
    32. 32. 6. • Mise en scène
    33. 33. Two of American novelist, Frederic Tuten’s best known books. The cover for both books features original artwork by an artist using his characteristic benday dot technique. Identify this pop artist. 7.
    34. 34. • And the answer is…
    35. 35. 7. • Roy Lichtenstein
    36. 36. 8. • Connect.
    37. 37. • And the answer is…
    38. 38. 8. • Monica Dogra. • She’s the lead singer of Sha’air and Func (song 3), the lead actress of Dhobi Ghat (song 2) and the co-composer/singer in the song from Saas Bahu Sensex.
    39. 39. 9.  In the 1980 movie 10, the character played by Bo Derek asks "Did you ever do it to _____?", a reference to the thinking that the work is a good soundtrack for making love to. A four minute excerpt of the song is used during the subsequent sex scene. This significantly increased sales of recordings of the work, which is still under copyright in many countries.  An Indian connection to the song is the fact that the song you hear below was inspired by that particular piece.  Which song?
    40. 40. • And the answer is…
    41. 41. 9. • Ravel’s Bolero
    42. 42. 10. Identify the painting they are attempting to re-create. Video of a documentary called Wasteland.
    43. 43. • And the answer is…
    44. 44. 10. • The Death of Marat
    45. 45. The word "X" is taken from a form of satirical prose originating in Spain, depicting realistically and often humorously the adventures of a low-born, roguish hero living by his/her wits in a corrupt society. Aravind Adiga's “The White Tiger” is a recent example and you would also find the name in a Tintin adventure. X? 11.
    46. 46. • And the answer is…
    47. 47. 11. • ‘Picaresque’
    48. 48. 12. • Lord of Light is a science fiction/fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny that was greenlighted for movie adaptation in 1979. Famed artist X was contracted to produce artwork for set design. However, the project was later shelved. • The script and X's set designs, were subsequently acquired by the CIA as cover for an exfiltration team for six US diplomatic staff trapped – in Tehran but outside the embassy compound – by the Iranian hostage crisis. The team had a copy of the script, and they pretended to be scouting a location in Iran for shooting a Hollywood film from that script. • Which artist made such unwitting contributions to political intrigue?
    49. 49. • And the answer is…
    50. 50. 12. • Jack Kirby
    51. 51. 13. • The novel deliberately mirrors the music of its title, with various characters "improvising" solo compositions that fit together into a complete work. The novel also utilizes the __________ style of Jazz music, allowing the characters to explore the same events from different perspectives. • This musical pattern also has a counterpart in the Indian Classical Music tradition. • Name both the Jazz term and it’s Indian counterpart.
    52. 52. • And the answer is…
    53. 53. 13. • ‘Call/Response’ a.k.a. as Sawaal Jawaab
    54. 54. 14. • Rain, River, Liberty, _____ (Leaf) and Summer • Fill in the blank and explain
    55. 55. • And the answer is…
    56. 56. 14. • The missing blank is ‘Joaquin’ as in, Joaquin Phoenix. The rest are his siblings. In his youth he started calling himself ‘Leaf’ as he too desired the nature inspired names his siblings had.
    57. 57. 15. • X is defined as a three-day phase when the light is obscured, and precedes the beginning of a new cycle. Symbolically, it represents a time of inner stillness and contemplation, and preparedness for a new beginning. But the connection with band Y was not denied by the director, and scenes from the movie resemble animated sequences from the 1982 Alan Parker film based on Y. Identify X and Y.
    58. 58. • And the answer is…
    59. 59. 15. • X: Dark of the Moon • Y: Pink Floyd
    60. 60. THEME ROUND +10 for a direct answers. Answers link to a theme. All answers to be written.
    61. 61. 1. +70/-35
    62. 62. 2. +60/-30
    63. 63. 3.+50/-25 • It has been called “one of the most successful, critically acclaimed, and ground-breaking preschool television series of all time” • The show’s host has reportedly “developed an avid following among both preteen girls and mothers.” • The show had a 10 year run, from 1996- 2006.
    64. 64. 4. +40/-20 • A viral video humorously titled “______ Sex Tape” was an ad for a bottled water company Glacéau. • The video parodies a series of viral tropes: a skateboarding dog, a talking parrot that says “_________, I love your hair”, animated dirty- dancing babies, a double rainbow and a groin kick. • The video was uploaded to YouTube on 7 March 2011 and, as of 1 July 2011, had attracted more than nine and a half million views.
    65. 65. 5. +30/-15 • Sea of Time • Sea of Science • Sea of Nothing • Foothills of the Headlands (or Sea of Heads) • Sea of Holes • In which movie would you find the characters journeying through all these scenic locales?
    66. 66. 6. +20/-10
    67. 67. 7. +10/-5 • The first movie adaptation of X fared poorly at the box office. When the sequel to X was adapted and became a hit, fresh attention was given to the original. It was finally remade in 2002, this time the movie having the same name as X.
    68. 68. • And the theme is…
    69. 69. • Colours of the Rainbow: – Violet Hill – Mood Indigo – Blue’s Clues – Rachel Green(e) – Yellow Submarine – A Clockwork Orange – Red Dragon
    70. 70. ART AND MOVIE POSTERS +10 all around.
    71. 71. Salvador Dali
    72. 72. Andy Warhol
    73. 73. Grant Wood
    74. 74. Michaelangelo
    75. 75. Rene Magritte
    76. 76. Piet Mondrian
    77. 77. THE CRITERION COLLECTION ROUND +10 points all around.
    78. 78. 1. • Which film?
    79. 79. 2. • Movie poster designed by the person on whom the movie is based and named after. Who?
    80. 80. 2. • A documentary about the noted underground comic artist Robert Crumb.
    81. 81. 3. • The film is named after an architect and is about with the city most associated with the architect. ID person and city.
    82. 82. 3.
    83. 83. 4. • Two great films in their own right. Connect the two.
    84. 84. 4.
    85. 85. 5. • Who was the location scout for this particular film?
    86. 86. 5. • Satyajit Ray
    87. 87. 6. • ID the actor. • The film’s poster was also the inspiration for that of a recent movie. • ID both for full points.
    88. 88. 6. • David Bowie, The Social Network
    89. 89. 7. • Based on the first movie, work out the name of the second.
    90. 90. 7. • Salo or 120 Days of Sodom • Therefore the other movie is, Gomorrah.
    92. 92. +60/-30
    93. 93. +50/-25
    94. 94. +40/-20
    95. 95. +30/-15
    96. 96. +20/-10
    97. 97. +10/-5
    98. 98. • And the theme is…
    99. 99. • Director directing their significant others (husbands/wives).
    101. 101. Connect 1.
    102. 102. • Hint:
    103. 103. • And the answer is…
    104. 104. 1. • Dave Mustaine created a power-metal music festival called Gigantour (inspired from the anime Gigantor) as an alternative to the more established metal music festival, Ozzfest, created by Ozzy Osbourne and his wife.
    105. 105. 2. • ____________ Singapore (1940) • ____________ Zanzibar (1941) • ____________ Morocco (1942) • ____________ Utopia (1946) • ____________ Rio (1947) • ____________ Bali (1952) • The ____________ Hong Kong (1962) • Fill in the blank and supply any 2 of 3 actors present in all of the above.
    106. 106. • And the answer is…
    107. 107. 2. • The “Road to…” movies starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour
    108. 108. 3.
    109. 109. • And the answer is…
    110. 110. • Movies using the ‘Rashomon Effect’ plot device.
    111. 111. 3. • Dorothy Adjoa Amuah, Zaziwe Dlamini- Manaway, and her younger sister Swati Dlamini all grew up in the United States, but then returned to their native country for business and family reasons. “This is about three women breaking away from legacy to find their own feet,” said director Graeme Swanepoel, who's filming a reality show on their lives. • Who are they?
    112. 112. • And the answer is…
    113. 113. 3. • Nelson Mandela’s grand-daughters. • The youngest sister Swati had this to say: “We’re definitely not the African Kardashians.”
    114. 114. 4.  "I was after a villain that had never been done on- camera before. Hugo Strange, or Clayface, or one they’d never done. The Joker seemed a little too high-profile, and as my friend pointed out, “Well, you’re pretty brave.” I said, “What are you talking about?” This is after I got the part. He said, “I wouldn’t want to follow Jack Nicholson in anything.” And I said, “Oh no. I didn’t even think of that.” But what was wonderful was the anonymity involved. Since they can’t see you, you’re liberated to make much bolder choices than you would make if you were on-camera."  Who?
    115. 115. • And the answer is…
    116. 116. 4. • Mark Hamill talking about his voice-acting for the Joker in the Batman animated series and video games.
    117. 117. 5. • This song was first picked up in the political press by conservative columnist George Will, then by Ronald Reagan’s re- election campaign. It was used as an aural signifier for all things awesome about America. But the lyrics and the original demo is an angry, sarcastic cry for a lost generation, masked by anthemic keyboard chords meant to evoke irony. Which song?
    118. 118. • And the answer is…
    119. 119. 5. • Bruce Springsteen, “Born in the U.S.A.”
    120. 120. ___________________ is one of the most famous paintings by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. It is believed that every great Greek philosopher can be found within the painting, but determining which are depicted is difficult, since Raphael made no designations outside possible likenesses. Part of the painting was used for the covers of 2 albums by an American rock band. The 2 albums were released on the same day though it is not technically a ‘double album’. Painting: 5 points Band & Album(s): 5 points 6.
    121. 121. • And the answer is…
    122. 122. 6.
    123. 123. Christopher Tin is a composer of Chinese descent whose work is primarily classical, with a world music influence. What unique record does his piece ‘Baba Yetu’ hold in music history? 7.
    124. 124. • And the answer is…
    125. 125. 7. • The first piece of music composed for a video-game (Civilization 4) to win a Grammy.
    126. 126. 8. • __________ is a British/American television sitcom. The show is about a British husband-and- wife comedy writing team who travel to Hollywood to remake their successful British TV series, with disastrous results. • The highlight of the show no doubt is, _______ playing himself playing an actor chosen to play an erudite headmaster for an elite boys’ school.
    127. 127. • And the answer is…
    128. 128. 8.
    129. 129. 9. • In an incident in New York City in 1986, news anchor Dan Rather was the victim of an unprovoked attack by one or two assailants who, between beatings, would ask, “________________?” How has this freak incident been immortalized in music history?
    130. 130. • And the answer is…
    131. 131. 9. • “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” by R.E.M.
    132. 132. 10. • The screenplay for this movie, which writer _______ told TV Guide he wrote while often high on crack cocaine, inspired many aspects of The West Wing. • In early episodes of The West Wing; some dialogues from the two are nearly identical. It also shares several actors as well as the set of the Oval Office. • Movie: 5 points • Screenwriter: 5 points
    133. 133. • And the answer is…
    134. 134. 10. • Aaron Sorkin and ‘The American President’
    135. 135. 11.  Music Producer Danger Mouse produced an album in 2004 that created a huge uproar. While critics called it one of the best albums of the year, EMI tried fervently to prevent its distribution. The two affected “parties” had this to say:  X: "I think it was a really strong album...I was honored to be on - you know, quote-unquote, the same song with Y."  A member of Y:“I didn’t mind when something like that happened with _________. But the record company minded. They put up a fuss. But it was like, ‘Take it easy guys, it’s a tribute.’”
    136. 136. • And the answer is…
    137. 137. 11. • X: Jay-Z, Y: The Beatles • Danger Mouse used an a cappella version of rapper Jay-Z's The Black Album and coupled it with instrumentals created from a multitude of unauthorized samples from The Beatles' White Album to create…
    138. 138. 12. • In November 1960, Norman Mailer first tried his hand at a genre that would come to define his career. He wrote an article in Esquire “Superman Comes to the Supermarket” about X. Strangely enough, X has made several appearances in Superman comics. Superman once asked X to pose as Clark Kent on a television program alongside Superman to preserve his secret identity. In Superman #170, X asks for Superman’s help to promote a physical fitness initiative in order to close the “muscle gap.” Who?
    139. 139. • And the answer is…
    140. 140. 12. • Former President John F. Kennedy
    141. 141. 13. • Paintings by MF Hussain based on his memories of a 1924 film. Which film? • (hint: not Aladdin)
    142. 142. • And the answer is…
    143. 143. 13.
    144. 144. 14.  The upcoming movie bases its visuals on paintings of renowned fantasy artist Frank Frazetta, which are considered definitive representations of the pulp hero shown herein. Which pulp hero/creator?
    145. 145. • And the answer is…
    146. 146. 14. • John Carter of Mars
    147. 147. 15.  Shah Rukh Khan: Nice guy.  Aamir Khan: Dickhead.  Salman Khan: Never heard of him.  Katrina Kaif: Never heard of her.  Aishwarya Rai: Pretty, but a terrible, terrible actress. Isn’t she knocked up now? Why is she still acting?  These were actual interview answers as part of a recent publicity interview. Whose words and what was the publicity drive for?
    148. 148. • And the answer is…
    149. 149. 15. • Comedian Russell Peters, who was in India to promote his appearance in Speedy Singhs, and single- handedly managed to piss off every messageboard troll in India.
    150. 150. ALPHABET SOUP +2 for every correct answer. 26 items to be identified.
    151. 151.  A is a German Jew author who lived in India during in 1951-1986, after marrying an Indian Parsi architect. During this period, she also won the Booker Prize (in 1975) for her novel B,also set in India. In the film of the same name, the lead role was portrayed by a major Bollywood actor C. A later also won the Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay twice, with films D(1986) and E(1992), both based on eponymous novels by the same author F. Both these films featured actress G, who is recognisable, not, ironically, for these roles, but for a character called Bellatrix Lestrange.
    152. 152. • Perhaps C's most famous line in Bollywood, that from the movie H, was quoted by composer I in his Oscar acceptance speech in 2009, for his work in the movie J, directed by K. K himself has stated that the iconic opening chase sequence of the film J is inspired by a similar sequence in the 2004 Indian film L, which had music by folk/fusion/rock band M. Among other people, the movie also featured N in a cameo, portraying real-life figure O, who is one of the people convicted in the '93 Bombay blasts.
    153. 153. • M also composed music for the movie P, which was India's entry to the Oscars earlier this year in February. I was also nominated, for his work in the movie Q, directed by K, but did not win. Q's leading man R (who was also hosting along with actress S) appeared with T (who was also lead actress in J) in a reboot of the classic movie franchise U. N has most recently directed film V, which has music composed by I. The film V features a song shot at W, one of the most important Sufi shrines in the world. I had earlier composed a song in a 2009 Bollywood film X, which was dedicated to W. (i.e. the song, not the film) The film V features singer Y, the frontman of an Indipop group of the 90's, on nine tracks. It has also been billed as the last onscreen appearance of the late actor Z, brother of C.
    154. 154. • Answers…
    155. 155. • A- Ruth Prawer Jhabvala • B- Heat And Dust • C- Shashi Kapoor • D- A Room With A View • E- Howards End • F- E.M.Forster • G- Helena Bonham Carter • H- Deewar • I- A R Rahman • J- Slumdog Millionaire •
    156. 156. • K- Danny Boyle • L- Black Friday • M- Indian Ocean • N- Imtiaz Ali • O- Yakub Memon (brother of Tiger Memon, the mastermind of the '93 blasts) • P- Peepli Live • Q- 127 Hours
    157. 157. • R- James Franco • S- Anne Hathaway • T- Freida Pinto • U- Planet Of The Apes • V- Rockstar • W- Nizamuddin Dargah, Delhi (shrine of the revered Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya) • X- Delhi-6 • Y- Mohit Chauhan • Z- Shammi Kapoor
    158. 158. THE END “Books, records, films - these things matter. Call me shallow but it's the fuckin' truth” – High Fidelity