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FLAMBÉ Finals at Quizotic 2015 by Aryapriya Ganguly

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FLAMBÉ Finals at Quizotic 2015 by Aryapriya Ganguly

  1. 1. FLAMBÉ Open Quizotic, 2015 By Aryapriya Ganguly
  2. 2. The Finals 9 topics, 6 questions each 54 questions
  3. 3. • Holly 1. What is the name of the animated character? His name is a pun on an iconic character played by Joseph Wiseman from the eponymous 1962 film, also the first in a franchise. • Name the voice actor as well. • INSERT Video
  4. 4. Dr. Know from A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001); Robin Williams
  5. 5. Holly 2. • The film Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) explains and talks extensively about this popular horror film convention. • The concept in many of these works shares common characteristics: she is typically sexually unavailable or virginal, avoiding the vices of the victims (sex, illegal drug use, hedonistic lifestyle, etc.). She sometimes has a unisex name (e.g., Teddy, Billie, Georgie, Sidney). Occasionally, she will have a shared history with the killer. • For example, in Halloween II, Michael Myers is revealed to be the brother of Laurie Strode and in Scream 3 the killer is revealed to be Roman Bridger, half-brother of sole ________ Sidney Prescott. She is the "investigating consciousness" of the film, moving the narrative forward and as such, she exhibits intelligence, curiosity, and vigilance. • What is this trope?
  6. 6. Final Girl/ Survivor Girl
  7. 7. Holly 3 • His filmography lists 2 films. The lesser known one is "The Three". • The DVD of the more famous movie, wherein one finds The Three’s log-line- reads- : "We're all one thing, Lieutenant. That's what I've come to realize. Like cells in a body. 'Cept we can't see the body. The way fish can't see the ocean. And so we envy each other. Hurt each other. Hate each other. How silly is that? A heart cell hating a lung cell." - Cassie from THE THREE • That’s all the world knows of this screenplay writer’s productivity. • Who is this screenwriter and what is the more famous collaborative venture?
  8. 8. The fictional Donald Kaufman as screenwriter of Adaptation.
  9. 9. Holly 4. Insert sequence • It is a form of entertainment in which an amateur actor or actors perform along with a muted DVD in order to give voice to the character in the film. The film is projected onto a screen behind the actor and onto an alternate monitor which provides subtitles and action cues. • What is it titled, a portmanteau? • In this scene, an actor who later went on to achieve Indie- directorial infamy with a member of the Sylvilagus palustris species, performs a famous scene from a well-known 1959 film. • Identify the film being homaged, the 1993 film from which this sequence is taken, and the actor-turned-director performing it.
  10. 10. Movieoke; North by Northwest; Arizona Dream; Vincent Gallo
  11. 11. Holly 5. What unique casting gimmick connects these films?
  12. 12. Getting two actors/actresses to play the same role in the movie. • At one point, Virginia Cherrill came back to the set late from an appointment, keepingCharles Chaplin waiting. Chaplin, whose relationship with Cherrill was not friendly, fired her on the spot. He intended to reshoot the film with Georgia Hale, his heroine from The Gold Rush (1925), playing the flower girl; he even reshot the final scene between the tramp and the flower girl with Hale in the role. However, Chaplin had already spent far too much time and money on the project to start over. Knowing this, Cherrill offered to come back to work - at double her original salary. Chaplin reluctantly agreed and the film was completed with two actresses playing the role of the flower girl. (Source: Virginia Cherrill interview, Unknown Chaplin (1983)) • According to John Frankenheimer, it was Hudson's idea to have two different actors play the Arthur Hamilton/Tony Wilson role, instead of having just one actor play both parts with makeup changes like originally envisioned. Hudson felt that he would be unconvincing as Arthur Hamilton and said he would only do the movie in the Tony Wilson role. Frankenheimer agreed and felt the film was much stronger as a result of the change. • Buñuel apparently had difficulties managing his lead actress and hired another one to replace her but rather than delete the sequences in which the first one had appeared, he retained them. There are therefore two actresses – Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina – playing the role in the film and, in a strange way, it is makes eminent sense.
  13. 13. Holly 6. Connect all of them. How are the two boxed unique in this list?
  14. 14. They all received Oscar nominations for their first credited screen appearance. Paul Muni and James Dean are the only actors to receive an Academy Award nomination for both their first and last credited screen appearance. • Paul Muni- for The Valiant (1929) and The Last Angry Man (1959). • James Dean- For the 1956 Academy Awards, Dean received a posthumous nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in East of Eden, also his first movie. • Dean received his second posthumous Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his role in Giant at the 29th Academy Awards in 1957 for films released in 1956. • The other four actors are: Orson Welles, Lawrence Tibbett, Alan Arkin and Montgomery Clift.
  15. 15. Lit 1. Insert video game clip. • This piece of literature which is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance, was ironically written by accident. At the same time that this was eventually written, the author wanted to retire to a relatively peaceful place, and write A Week, detailing how his brother, John passed away on a camping trip at 27 years. • A Week was terrible and irrelevant to critics, but it is the author’s journal maintenance that gave us what he is best known for. • This immersive video game recreates the experience of this literary composition. • What anarcho-primitivist form did the journal maintenance finally take?
  16. 16. Thoreau’s Walden
  17. 17. Lit 2. What serves as the common structural inspiration?
  18. 18. Dante’s Divine Comedy • A Prison Diary is a series of three books of diaries written by Jeffrey Archer during his time in prisons following his convictions for perjury and perverting the course of justice. Each volume is named after the parts of Dante's The Divine Comedy. • Lowry had envisaged a Dantean trilogy of books he had written between 1936 and 1944, with Under the Volcano as the Inferno. The posthumously published Swinging the Maelstrom, about a musician in the Bellevue psychiatric hospital in New York, was to be Purgatorio, with In Ballast to the White Sea as Paradiso. • Divine Comedy of Dante- Godard’s Notre Musique. The film's tripartite structure is inspired by the Divine Comedy of Dante; the film's three segments being titled "Realm 1: Hell", "Realm 2: Purgatory", and "Realm 3: Heaven".
  19. 19. Lit 3. • It is a type of rawhide consisting of rough untanned skin, formerly made from a horse's back or that of an onager (wild ass). • The word derives from is related to Italian zigrino, derived from the Turkish sāğrī / çāğrī 'rump of a horse' or the prepared skin of this part. The roughness of its texture led to the French meaning of anxiety, vexation, embarrassment, or annoyance. • It is the dual connotation of this word that Balzac punned on when titling his 1831 novel La Peau de _______. Set in early 19th-century Paris, it tells the story of a young man who finds a magic piece of ________ that fulfils his every desire. For each wish granted, however, the skin shrinks and consumes a portion of his physical energy. • What is this rawhide called/ which word is derived from the annoyance caused by the roughness of its texture?
  20. 20. Shagreen, the material Chagrin
  21. 21. Lit 4. • Pat Barker’s Regeneration trilogy of novels (1991-95) commemorates a strange meeting at Craiglockhart, a military psychiatric hospital during the travails of WWI. • A is famous for his WWI memoirs (as he is for a first-person fictional autobiography), whose title may also point to the passing of an old order following the cataclysm of the First World War and the inadequacies of patriotism. In 1917, B rebelled against the conduct of the war by making a public anti-war statement. A feared B could face a court martial and intervened with the military authorities, persuading them that B was suffering from shell shock and that they should treat him accordingly. A and B befriended C there, as well. The relationship clearly had a profound impact on A, B, and C. C who wrote in his first letter to B after leaving Craiglockhart “You have fixed my life-however short”, ominous and prophetic as time would soon confirm it. • The character of Billy Prior was invented by Barker to parallel and contrast with B and C. • Who are A, B and C?
  22. 22. Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen
  23. 23. Lit 5. In an elegant bit of coincidence, what connects these movies and their basis?
  24. 24. Both based on novels by James Jones, both of whose titles are from poems by Rudyard Kipling. • The Thin Red Line- The title of James Jones’ novel references a line from Rudyard Kipling's poem "Tommy", from Barrack-Room Ballads, in which he calls foot soldiers "the thin red line of heroes”. • From Here To Eternity- The title of James Jones’ novel comes again from a quote from Rudyard Kipling's 1892 poem "Gentlemen-Rankers", about soldiers of the British Empire who had "lost [their] way" and were "damned from here to eternity".
  25. 25. Lit 6. INSERT VIDEO. Whatever connects this canto from Byron’s Childe Harold's Pilgrimage to the video and the two books, forms the central event of which 1847-48 literary work? This served as a precursor to which event celebrating its 200th anniversary this year? (Incidentally, the title of the movie also fills the blank in the poem and is the event celebrating its 200th anniversary.) • And Harold stands upon this place of skulls, The grave of France, the deadly ________; • How in an hour the power which gave annuls • Its gifts, transferring fame as fleeting too! • In `pride of place' here last the eagle flew, • Then tore with bloody talon the rent plain, • Pierced by the shaft of banded nations through; • Ambition's life and labours all were vain; • He wears the shatter'd links of the world's broken chain.
  26. 26. Vanity Fair; The Battle of Waterloo • Ball thrown by Duchess of Richmond for her son on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo. Commemorated in canto III of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage • Thackeray made the ball (“the most glamorous such event since the days of Darius”) central to Vanity Fair • The subject of the ball- Lord William Lennox, who became an author later and wrote Compton Audey (1841), The Tuft Hunter (1864) and The Adventures of a man of family (1864)
  27. 27. Arts 1. What unique claim to infamy is this cartoon’s?
  28. 28. Only Laxman cartoon to be censored during Emergency • http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp- openpage/cant-our-politicians-laugh-at- themselves/article3460968.ece • The only known cartoon censored during the Emergency was by R.K. Laxman in which Gerald Ford (twice President of the United States) was seen being welcomed at the airport by a group of workers ready with a net to catch him as he was known to be tripping frequently. Laxman commented later: “This is the most harmless cartoon I have ever done. The theme is simple. Gerald Ford was to come to India but cancelled his visit. During this period [Emergency] he kept on tripping and falling frequently. The Censor thought my cartoon was a dangerous comment on international affairs and therefore prevented publication.”
  29. 29. Arts 2 • Plaque reads: “Built 1837-1841; Architect for the project: F. Boffo; Restored 1933”. • What are we talking about, that chronologically have been called ‘the Boulevard _____’, ‘the Giant _____’ and ‘the Richelieu _____’, but post a revolutionary 1925 work, have been known by the name of the imperial war-machine which forms the work’s basis?
  30. 30. Potemkin Stairs in Odessa, Ukraine
  31. 31. Arts 3 • In graphic design, it is a unique form for a frame to an image, either illustration or photograph. Rather than the image's edges being rectilinear, it is overlayed with decorative artwork featuring a unique outline. • In photography and optics, it is a reduction of an image's brightness or saturation at the periphery compared to the image center. The word originally referred to a decorative border in a book. Later, the word came to be used for a photographic portrait which is clear in the center, and fades off at the edges. • What inter-disciplinary term, which is most well-known from literature, where it refers to a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment or gives a trenchant impression about a character?
  32. 32. Vignette
  33. 33. Arts 4 • It was constructed in just 5 months during 1564 and was built to allow Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici to travel from the family residence in the Pitti Palace to the Palazzo Vecchio, crossing the river Arno and avoiding having to descend at any time to rough it with the plebeians. • The man who designed it, more famous for a lively 1550 work in a different medium, also gives its popular name. • What is it called? • What is the more famous lively work?
  34. 34. The Vasari Corridor; Lives or, Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects
  35. 35. Arts 5 • When Antoine Watteau applied to join the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, there was no suitable category for his ____ _______ works, so the academy simply created one rather than reject his application, describing him as a “peintre des ____ ________”, the blanked out phrase meaning ‘courtship party’. • While this acknowledged Watteau as the originator of the genre, it also prevented him being recognised as a _______ _______, the highest class of painter, and the only one from which the academy's professors were drawn. • So, which genre did Watteau found, an what higher order of artistry was he thus deprived of?
  36. 36. Fête galante; History painter • Watteau is credited with inventing the genre of fêtes galantes, scenes of bucolic and idyllic charm, suffused with a theatrical air.
  37. 37. Arts 6 • Barlach built this memorial to those killed in the war and to remember those who remained – using the face of his friend, a contemporary artist. • This Hovering Angel, suspended from the ceiling – so elevating individual grief into general mourning – is an evocation of a mother looking west, to the killing fields of Flanders, grieving serenely, perpetually, for her dead son. This is significant as the artist whose face is the angel’s is famous for a depiction of motherly loss due to war. • Who is the other artist? • What is this sculpture titled, referencing a more famous depiction of motherly loss?
  38. 38. Käthe Kollwitz; Pieta • “I have no right to withdraw from the responsibility of being an advocate. It is my duty to voice the sufferings of people, the sufferings that never end and are as big as mountains.” So wrote Käthe Kollwitz – artist, socialist, pacifist, and grieving mother – five years after her son Peter died on the battlefield in World War I. In 1937, she began working on her Pietà in his memory as war loomed again. In that second great bloodletting she would lose her grandson, also named Pete.
  39. 39. Myth 1 • Traditional Batik colours include indigo, dark brown, and white. • What are they supposed to represent?
  40. 40. The Hindu Trinity (Brahmā, Vishnu, and Śiva).
  41. 41. Myth 2 • The European Parliament ___ Prize, introduced in 2007, is a prize given to a competing film by the European Parliament. • It is named after the unit of illuminance, “___”, which is Latin for "light". The objective of the Prize is to illuminate the public debate on European integration and to facilitate the diffusion of European films in the European Union. Name it. • The trophy is inspired by, and the underlying concept of the award is, which object which formed the subject of a famous 1563 paining by the elder one of a Flemish pair?
  42. 42. LUX; Tower of Babel
  43. 43. Myth 3 • The Mahabharata apart from having some very graphic and explanatory tracts detailing the conflict between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, contains a few extremely difficult to understand slokas, referred to as ‘Vyasa kuta’, which provided debating fodder to our classicists for ages. • What amanuensic ploy, that would make Terry Gilliam proud, is responsible for these Vyasa kutas?
  44. 44. Tough, time-buying slokas, to get Ganesha on board, making him the history’s ealiest time-bandit.  • Deciding to write his epic, Vyasa required an amanuensis who could write in long hand. Ganesh, with his vast erudition, was the ideal amanuensis.. • However, he would only agree on the condition that “Once I star taking dictation, you (Vyasa) cannot stop.” • Vyasa being the smart man he was answered- “Ok, I accept, but I have a condition, too; you will not write a single world unless you have thoroughly understood it.” • Na buddha ma likha kaachit. • So, to get time to thin and get a breather, Vyasa gave Ganesha a smattering of tough slokas. And bought time.
  45. 45. Myth 4 • It lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia: the Indus River, the Sutlej River (a major tributary of the Indus River), the Brahmaputra River, and the Karnali River (a tributary of the River Ganga). • The Tibetan name is an honorific meaning "precious jewel of snows". Depending on which mythology you ascribe to, its four faces are made of crystal, ruby, gold, and lapis lazuli; it is the site where the first JainTirthankara, Rishabhadeva, attained Nirvana; is the home of the Buddha Demchok, who represents supreme bliss and in Bön, the entire mystical region is the seat of all spiritual power • The more well-known name may be derived from the word which means “crystal” in Sanskrit. • What are we talking about?
  46. 46. Mt. Kailash • It is considered a sacred place in four religions: Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.
  47. 47. Myth 5 • It is a long literary work, usually in prose, but sometimes in verse, in which the author bitterly laments the state of society and its morals in a serious tone of sustained invective, and always contains a prophecy of society's imminent downfall. • The word is an eponym, named after the Biblical prophet, and comes from Biblical works attributed to him. The Book prophesies the coming downfall of the Kingdom of Judah, and asserts that this is because its rulers have broken the covenant with the Lord. • What is such a lamenting literary work called? • The same prophet interpreted a soothing resinous substance as a spiritual medicine that would be able to heal Israel’s wounds. He laments "Is there no ____ __ ______? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wounds of my [God's] people?" This substance has since become a byword for anything that makes things right, especially after things have not been going your way, even being used to refer to Christ as a cure for humanity. It is also the name of the fictional universe Atwood’s The Handmaid's Tale is set in. • What substance?
  48. 48. Jeremiad; Balm in/of Gilead
  49. 49. Myth 6 • After the Arab conquest of Damascus in 634, the mosque was built on the site of a Christian basilica dedicated to a prophet honored by Christians and Muslims alike. • A legend dating to the 6th century holds that the building contains a personal belonging of said prophet, which forms the subject of an Oscar Wilde play and a Caravaggio painting, among other artistic representations. • This artefact is responsible for what religious first which happened in 2001? • Which famous ruler and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, whose bird of choice lives on in vexillography, is buried here, in a small garden adjoining the north wall of the mosque?
  50. 50. John the Baptist (Yahya), the first time a Pope paid a visit to a mosque; Saladin • In 2001 Pope John Paul II visited the mosque, primarily to visit the relics of John the Baptist.
  51. 51. Music 1. Who are the protagonists portraying in this role-reversal? • INSERT video
  52. 52. Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen
  53. 53. Music 2. Insert Heisenberg song • What you hear and can see the subtitles to, and what is celebrated, in the Heisenberg song is the most famous example of the Mexican _____-_______ music genre, a recent variant of traditional folk music from northern Mexico, from which other several genres have evolved. This type of music is heard on both sides of the US–Mexican border. • The lyrics tend to speak approvingly of illegal activities like torture, racketeering, extortion, drug smuggling, illegal immigration. • What is the traditional folk music genre of Mexican ballads called? • What is this recent subgenre called, its name derived from the profession it aims to celebrate?
  54. 54. Corridos; Narco-corridos
  55. 55. Music 3. Which iconic album cover is this? • Based on a poster by David Juniper, the design was based on a photograph of the Jagdstaffel 11 Division of the German Air Force during World War I. • Besides the four, other faces added were either Miles Davis or Blind Willie Johnson, a friend of Andy Warhol (possibly Mary Woronov) and astronaut Neil Armstrong, although in reality it is fellow astronaut Frank Borman. • Also pictured is the outline of a _______ on a brown background, which gave it its nickname “Brown Bomber”, an object that also contributes half the title of the band in question.
  56. 56. Music 4. Insert3 audios. What routine triptych, that shares its title with the three Roth novels with only an article separating the two, which the singer began performing in concerts starting 1972, would connect the following: A blackface minstrel song that became the unofficial anthem of the Confederacy since the Civil War Originally a Bahamian lullaby, but closely related to African American spirituals, and well-known through folk music revivalists the marching song of the Union Army during the Civil War
  57. 57. An American Trilogy by Elvis Presley; The American Trilogy by Philip Roth • "Dixie" • "All My Trials" • "The Battle Hymn of the Republic“ • The American Trilogy: American Pastoral / I Married a Communist / The Human Stain
  58. 58. Music 5. INSERT AUDIO In 1874, Russian artist, Victor Hartmann displayed these paintings and some more (lost in time) at a memorial exhibit. Clockwise from top left : Samuel Goldenburg and Schmuyle; The Unhatched Chickens; Baba Yaga (or, Hut on Fowl’s Legs); The Great Gate of Kiev; Catacombs. Question is where else would one find them clubbed together?
  59. 59. Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky. The works by Hartmann were used by Mussorgsky in assembling his suite, along with their titles.
  60. 60. Music 6. Insert Trainspotting nightclub sequence. • Danny Boyle had his actors prepare by making them watch this 1971 film, along with a few others. • The film is directly homaged in the scene set in the Volcano nightclub, which is designed like another drink bar from this 1971 film. • What 1971 film is this? • What other direct reference is made to the same film in this sequence?
  61. 61. A Clockwork Orange (1971); Heaven 17. • Danny Boyle had his actors prepare by making them watch A Clockwork Orange (1971), along with a few others. • The latter film is directly homaged in the scene set in the Volcano nightclub, which is designed like the Milk Bar in Stanley Kubrick's film. • The track playing in the Volcano club is Temptation by Heaven 17 who took their name from A Clockwork Orange (1971), a deliberate homage.
  62. 62. Biz 1. Insert Iron man 2 and Transcendence cameos. • Who makes a cameo in both the sequences?
  63. 63. Elon Musk
  64. 64. Biz 2. Insert trailer • The phrase is a variant of an earlier advertising slogan. The brand adopted it in 1935 and it was their slogan until 1982 when the "Through Chemistry" part was dropped. Since 1999, their slogan has been "The miracles of science“. • To help you with the plot of you just saw, a straight-laced pharmacist's uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder. • What is the film titled, referencing the brand’s slogan? • Also, name the brand.
  65. 65. “Better Living Through Chemistry”; DuPont.
  66. 66. Biz 3. • X, among other things, had for years advised the Royal Prussian sejmik (Parliament) on monetary reform, particularly in the 1520s when that was a major question in regional Prussian politics. • In 1526 he wrote a study on the value of money, Monetae cudendae ratio. In it he formulated an early iteration of the theory, now called Gresham's law, that "bad" (debased) coinage drives "good" (un-debased) coinage out of circulation—several decades before Thomas Gresham. • He also, in 1517, set down a quantity theory of money, a principal concept in economics to the present day. • Known for other, revolutionary things,who is x?
  67. 67. Nicolaus Copernicus
  68. 68. Biz 4 • How did Air India commemorate the induction of the first Boeing 707 into their fleet in 1960? • The patriotic change was and continues to be a signifier for the airline. Which is why a recent change irked some sons and daughters of the soil, when it was announced that Air India was going back to the norm in question. What recent change?
  69. 69. They changed the uniform of air-hostesses to the sari. They announced last September that they’re going in for a dress code that is more global. • The earlier cabin crews wore European uniforms.
  70. 70. Biz 5. Connect the description with this incantation from the Book of the Dead in Evil Dead II. • In 1975, the Securities and Exchange Commission uncovered a $2.5 million bribe that Eli Black, CEO of the United Fruit Company, offered to Honduran president Oswaldo López Arellano in order to obtain a reduction of taxes on banana exports. • A few weeks before the scandal broke, on February 3, 1975, Eli Black went to his office on the forty-fourth floor of the Pan Am Building in Manhattan, and committed suicide.
  71. 71. Hudsucker Proxy • On February 3, 1975, Eli Black, the CEO of the United Fruit Company, smashed an office window with his briefcase and jumped to his death from the 44th floor of the Pan Am Building in New York City. The death of Waring Hudsucker was inspired by this real-life incident. • "Hudsucker Proxy" was one of the incantations in the Book of the Dead Evil Dead II.
  72. 72. Biz 6. What, interpreted to be a fail-safe feature used during diplomatic missions or simply translating to “save earth” is paid a homage by Lucas through the names of Jabba’s Skiff Guards in the Star Wars universe and through this Mozilla Easter Egg ‘about:Robots’?
  73. 73. Klaatu barada nikto! From The Day the Earth Stood Still • As an homage to this film George Lucas named three of the alien bounty hunters in his Star Wars trilogy "Klaatu", "Barada" and “Nikto”. • Mozilla Firefox features an Easter egg that involves this phrase; when typing in "about:robots" into the address bar, the words "Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!" appears in the tab display.
  74. 74. Misc Ent 1 London's East End The Shady Pines Asylum The Pits of Hell The Graveyard The Pharaoh's Tomb And others • The game passes through all these levels, all of which are lifted from __________________. While the gameplay itself consists of shooting enemies with the mouse cursor, the player has no control over movement apart from occasionally choosing his route through the various levels. In spite of this, the user can select which tracks play in the background. • Who is the main character in this game, a “zombie-like” creation that has appeared at other points in guises as diverse as a cyborg, an Egyptian mummy and a lobotomised mental patient?
  75. 75. Eddie the Head
  76. 76. Misc Ent 2. Insert trailer and Madonna Song.
  77. 77. Le Samourai • Jim Jarmusch paid homage to Le Samouraï with the 1999 crime-drama, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, starring Forest Whitaker as a meditative, loner assassin who lives by the bushido code. In the same manner that Jef Costello has a huge ring of keys that enables him to steal any Citroën DS, the hitman Ghost Dog has an electronic "key" to break into luxury cars. • Madonna's 2012 song "Beautiful Killer" is an homage to Alain Delon. The song alludes to Le Samouraï and Delon's Jef: "You are a beautiful killer / I like your silhouette when you stand on the streets / Like a samurai you can handle the heat / Makes me wanna pray for a haunted man..."
  78. 78. Misc Ent 3 • The character of Ken Rosenberg from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) is not only modelled on, but the interiors of his office in GTA III is an almost replica of, his inspiration’s office from a 1993 film. • What is his inspiration?
  79. 79. David Kleinfeld from Carlito's Way (1993). • In addition to the physical similarities, both are cocaine addicts. Furthermore, Rosenberg's office looks just like Kleinfeld's.
  80. 80. Misc Ent 4. • This term originates from wartime censorship, and is short for the object you see here, which was used to cross out unacceptable parts of documents and letters. • The term was popularized in America by television producer Kermit Schaefer in the 1950s. Schaefer produced a long-running series of Pardon My _______! record albums in the 50s and 60s which featured a mixture of actual recordings of certain compilations from television and radio broadcasts, coupled with re-creations. • What term? • A similar connotation has meant that this object has become a metonym for a particular profession. Which profession?
  81. 81. Blooper, as a short for “Blue Pencil”; Editors- of movies or literary works- are often referred to as Blue pencils.
  82. 82. Misc Ent 5. Insert Can Can dance.
  83. 83. All originate from the interval between acts of an opera/ play/ performance • The word makuno-uchi bentō ("between-act bento"), dates back to the Edo Period (1603 to 1867), when they were served during the intermissions of Noh and Kabuki theater performances. • Entr'acte can mean a pause between two parts of a stage production, synonymous to an intermission (this is nowadays the more common meaning in French), but it more often (in English) indicates a piece of music performed between acts of a theatrical production. Can Can sequence from Orpheus in the Underworld is an example of the form. • In music, an intermezzo, in the most general sense, is a composition which fits between other musical or dramatic entities, such as acts of a play or movements of a larger musical work.
  84. 84. Misc Ent 6. • This is a shot of Oakley Castle, used in the filming of a number of films including several Hammer horror films, such as The Brides of Dracula (1962), The Reptile (1966), The Plague of the Zombies (1966). • It is, however, most well-known for being Dr. Frank N Furter's castle (called The Frankenstein Place) in which cult 1975 movie? • When we see the castle at the start, the camera zooms in onto that shiny circular feature on top of the castle. • How did the world come to know this shiny, circular feature?
  85. 85. The Rocky Horror Picture Show; The dome used in Richard O'Brien's series The Crystal Maze (1990). • He wrote the cult musical and appeared as Riff Raff, and the church custodian in the opening scene of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and later presented the television show The Crystal Maze.
  86. 86. Fashion 1 • This decorative fabric’s name, related to the same root as a much-loathed nutritional aid, comes from an Italian word meaning "embossed cloth," originally past participle of the verb "to stud, set with nails," from "small nail," from the Latin word for, "projecting, pointed." • Which fabric? • What much-loathed nutritional aid?
  87. 87. Brocade; Broccoli
  88. 88. Fashion 2 • The director has gone on record claiming that this 1950s dress with its dramatic silhouette inspired the film’s look in general and one iconic emergence, in particular. • Who created this dress? • What iconic emergence did it inspire?
  89. 89. Balenciaga’s Sack Dress; Anita Ekberg from the Trevi Fountain in La Dolce Vita
  90. 90. Fashion 3. • This street became one of the coolest destinations associated with the Swinging London of the 1960s. • When Swinging London stormed into North American and international awareness with the April 15, 1966 publication of Time magazine's cover, the article extolled this street's role: • “Perhaps nothing illustrates the new swinging London better than narrow, three-block-long _______ Street, which is crammed with a cluster of the 'gear' boutiques where the girls and boys buy each other clothing..” • Spoofed in The Kinks song ‘Dedicated follower of fashion’, the subject of this 2011 documentary titled _______ Street Undressed and the primary location for the U2 music video, identify this mecca of swinging London?
  91. 91. Carnaby Street • Carnaby Street was an already well-enough established phenomenon to be satirized by The Kinks in their early 1966 hit, "Dedicated Follower of Fashion," which contains the line "Everywhere the Carnabetian Army marches on, each one a dedicated follower of fashion".
  92. 92. Fashion 4 • Identify the two doyens of fashion who form the subject of this book. • What is it titled, also the subtitle of a 2014 3D biblically- inspired epic fantasy film directed by Ridley Scott?
  93. 93. Fashion 5 • This material is most often used on snooker and billiards tables to cover the slate and cushions, and is often used on other kinds of gaming tables such as those for blackjack, baccarat, craps and other casino games. What material, that has now become a synecdoche to refer to snooker/ billiards? • At one time, a door to which a cloth of this material had been tacked to deaden noise in a house separated the servants' quarters from the family's living quarters. • As Steward to Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, Ernest King reached the top of the tree as a man-servant. Other royal households in which he served as the domestic head were those of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and of King George of Greece. The title of his memoirs charting his lifetime in domestic service refers to the phrase's usage as a general metonymy for domestic service. • What phrase?
  94. 94. Baize, “the green baize door”
  95. 95. Fashion 6. Connect with a name. The clip is from a film whose protagonist was modelled on the person who connects all of these. Which film? Insert Beatles song and Think Pink video
  96. 96. Suzy Parker; Funny Face • The Audrey Hepburn character was inspired by Suzy Parker, who made a fashionable cameo appearance in the film (her first film) in the "Think Pink" sequence. • She appeared in several Revlon advertisements as well as in advertisements for many other cosmetic companies, photographed in all her appearances by Richard Avedon. • She was the first model to earn $200 per hour and $100,000 per year. And the only fashion model to have a Beatles song named after her.
  97. 97. Food 1 • These intended-to-be-utilitarian-objects have developed an affectionate following, of a somewhat ironic kind, in our lifetime. There are several websites devoted to them, proffering tips on use (“bend the prongs inward and outward and stand the _____ on end. This is a leaning tower of _____”), haikus in their honor (“The _____, true beauty / the tines, the bowl, the long stem / life now is complete”), and general musings. • _____.org has this to say: It is a perfect metaphor for human existence. It tries to function as both _____ and ____, and because of this dual nature, it fails miserably at both. You cannot have soup with a _____; it is far too shallow. You cannot eat meat with a _____; the prongs are too small. • What is this object with an affectionate following?
  98. 98. Spork
  99. 99. Food 2 • This expedition, backed by the great and influential botanist Sir Joseph Banks, patron of Kew Gardens and president of the Royal Society, had been commissioned to transport the nutritious, fast-growing fruit to the West Indies for propagation as a cheap food for slave laborers who worked the vast sugar estates. • The historical event and subject of more than half-a dozen reimaginings, therefore, not only deprived our man of his ship, but defused a grand botanical enterprise. • Two thousand one hundred twenty-six plants were carried from Tahiti, in pots and tubs stored both on deck and in the below-deck nursery. The expedition's gardener described depredations inflicted by "exceedingly troublesome" flies, cold, "unwholesomeness of Sea Air," salt spray and rationed water; nonetheless, 678 survived to the West Indies, being delivered first to St. Vincent and finally to Jamaica. • Which plant? • Who was the captain of the ship? • What historical event, c. 1789?
  100. 100. Breadfruit; Lt. William Bligh; Mutiny on the Bounty
  101. 101. Food 3 • Dönmeh refers to a group of crypto-Jews in the Ottoman Empire who, to escape the inferior condition of dhimmis, converted publicly to Islam, but were said to have retained their beliefs. The movement was historically centred in Salonica. • The Turkish word dönme is from the verbal root dön- that means 'to turn', i.e., "to convert", but in a pejorative sense. Members of the group refer to themselves simply as "the Believers" in Hebrew or "sazanikos”. • Why sazanikos or what does it mean in Turkish? • Use the image as a clue.
  102. 102. Carp, in honor of the changing outward nature of the fish, much like converts ‘change colours’ wrt their allegiance.
  103. 103. Food 4 • References have been inferred in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (c. 1602), (Act II, Scene iii), where Sir Toby Belch tells a clown: "Come on; there is ________ for you: let's have a song" and in Beaumont and Fletcher's Bonduca (1614), which contains the line "Whoa, here's a stir now! ____ _ ____ __ ________!“ • Either ways, the nursery rhyme in question has its genesis in a culinary trick presented to amuse banquet guests in the 14th century. Literally meaning “between servings”, it is in modern French cuisine a small dish served between courses or simply a dessert. • What is this kind of dish called? • What is it called in English, giving us a word connoting the aspect of understated-ness? • While at all this, what is the nursery rhyme?
  104. 104. Entremet; Subtlety; Sing a Song of Sixpence • Live birds were slipped into a baked pie shell through a hole cut in its bottom. The unwary guest would release the flapping birds once the upper crust was cut into.
  105. 105. Food 5 • Which edible gets its name from Latin for "root"? • An annual event involving great fanfare has its origins in the colonial period when these edibles were introduced by the Spanish. The city in question has a long wood carving tradition and farmers began carving the edibles into figures as a way to attract customers’ attention during the Christmas market which was held in the main square. Which city? • The tradition is celebrated in this oil on canvas painting by an artist from the country famous for another artistic medium. Which artist, primarily known for works on a different artistic medium? • What counter-cultural word takes its root from the same Latin word? • (Video of festival)
  106. 106. Radish; Oaxaca, Mexico; Diego Rivera ( Known for his murals. This one is titled The Temptations of Saint Antony.) Radical
  107. 107. Food 6 • Because it inevitably looks like a sloppy brown mess, it is exempt from gochiso, the culinary laws of purity and perfection. Unlike sushi—complex to assemble, served with great care for the aesthetics of the food and eaten delicately— _____ is poured over the rice on a Western plate and eaten with a spoon. It has thus become a Japanese comfort food: warm, sustaining, and without need of ceremony. • In 1912, a revolutionary Indian nationalist, fled the British authorities in Bengal. He found refuge with the right-wing militarist Black Dragon Society in Japan. While he helped spread anti- British propaganda among Indian students at Japanese universities, he also helped to popularize Indian food. Lore has it that he taught his father-in-law, who owned a bakery, how to make this dish the Indian way. • Soma Aizo used his new culinary skills to open a restaurant, named after his daughter, Nakamuraya, the revolutionary’s japanese wife. The restaurant is still there in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district and apparently still serves the eponymous dish. • Just name the eponymous dish.
  108. 108. Rash Behari Bose Curry/ R. B. Bose Curry

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