The Quiz Series - Movie Quiz - 09 March 2009


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The Quiz Series - Movie Quiz - 09 March 2009

  1. 1. Movie Quiz Series (March) Varun Reddy Sevva (For IQL)
  2. 2. Rules One question every day, starting February  When there is a break it will be announced before  hand Answers will be accepted till 11.30 pm same day  Googling is highly discouraged, but it’s upto our  conscience All questions are answerable by movie lovers  Mostly Hollywood based; Bollywood will be covered as  and when new material comes up IMDB and Wikipedia are the main sources 
  3. 3. Question 24 Clue 1 (Dialogue): ”Geology is the study of pressure  and time. That’s all it takes really, pressure, and time. That, and a big god-damned poster”. Clue 2: Although a very modest hit in theaters, this  movie became one of the highest grossing video rentals of all time. Clue 3: The director of this movie watched  “Goodfellas” every Sunday while shooting this movie and drew inspiration from it on using voice-over narration and showing the passage of time. Identify this simple movie. 
  4. 4. Answer 24 As you all guessed, it is “The  Shawshank Redemption”. Correct answers by STANLEY, Raji,  Chandru and Francis.
  5. 5. Question 25 Clue 1:  This movie has been known for long as one of the  infamous “Five Lost Hitchcocks” amongst film buffs, and was re- released in theatres around 1984, along with the remaining 4 movies. Clue 2 (Dialogue): “Oh Scottie. I’m not mad. I’m not mad. I  don’t want to die. There’s someone within me and she says I must die. Oh Scottie, don’t let me go” - Madeline. Clue 3: Uncredited second-unit cameraman Irmin Roberts  invented the famous “zoom out and track in” shot (now sometimes called “contra-zoom” or “trombone shot”) to convey the sense of a specific type of dizziness to the audience. The “view down the mission stairwell scene” cost $19,000 for just a couple of seconds of screen time. Identify this classic. 
  6. 6. Answer 25 As you guessed it, it is the classic  “Vertigo”. Correct answers by RAJI and Praveen  Joseph.
  7. 7. Question 26 Clue 1 (Tagline): A friendship that became a rivalry. A  rivalry that turned deadly. Clue 2: Sam Mendes had shown interest in adapting this  Christopher Priest’s novel for the big-screen, but Priest insisted that Christopher Nolan direct the film, based on his love for both Following (1998) and Memento (2000). Clue 3 (Last lines): “Now you’re looking for the secret.  But you won’t find it because of course, you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to work it out. You want to be fooled.” Identify this top-notch movie, with a very reputed star-  cast. 
  8. 8. Answer 26 The answer is “The Prestige” as you  said it! Correct answers by FRANCIS VIJAY,  Pankaj Parashar (Please answer in the comments in this page itself), Debratna Nag and Shashi Kumar.
  9. 9. Question 27 The clues may be vague, but you can still crack it without  Googling for sure! Clue 1 (Tagline): “Let he who is without sin try to survive”  Clue 2: The word “f**k” and its derivatives are said a  discernible 74 times throughout the movie, mostly by Brad Pitt. Clue 3 (Dialogue): “Nothing wrong with a man taking  pleasure in his work. I won’t deny my own personal desire to turn each sin against the sinner” - John Doe. Identify this thriller. 
  10. 10. Answer 27 We had some newbies answering today!  The Correct answer is “Se7en” - I guess John Doe and Brad Pitt gave it away! Correct answers by FRANCIS (He answered  in Gtalk), KN, Abdul Mujeeb (Welcome to the Quiz!). Good tries by GZR and Prakash Bhaskaran (I assume you answered this question)
  11. 11. Question 28 Clue 1 (Dialogue): “Well, good morning, everybody, and  welcome to day 255,642 aboard the Axiom. As always, the weather is a balmy 72 degrees and sunny, and, uh… Oh, I see the ship’s log is showing that today is the 700th anniversary of our five year cruise. Well, I’m sure our forefathers would be proud to know that 700 years later we’d be… doing the exact same thing they were doing. So, be sure next mealtime to ask for your free sep-tua- centennial cupcake in a cup. Wow, look at that”            Clue 2: The film contains numerous references to Apple  computers Clue 3 (Tagline): ”In Space, No One Can Hear You Clean”  Identify this fun-filled movie. 
  12. 12. Answer 28 The answer, as given by most of you  very enthusiastically, is “Wall-E”. I guess most of you liked the movie, seeing the number of responses I got for it. Correct answers by ABDUL MUJEEB,  Ajay Parasuram, Raji, KN, Andy and GZR.
  13. 13. Question 29 I hope it is crackable. It is a must-see movie in my view.  Clue 1: Before Ron Howard was selected to direct this film,  there was strong competition from other filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese, Mike Nichols, George Clooney, Sam Mendes’, and Bennett Miller. Clue 2 (Tagline): 400 million people were waiting for the  truth. Clue 3 (Dialogue): “You know the first and greatest sin of  the deception of television is that it simplifies; it diminishes great, complex ideas, trenches of time; whole careers become reduced to a single snapshot.” Identify this fantastic movie. 
  14. 14. Answer 29 Not many responses to this one - The  answer is the latest movie “Frost/Nixon”. Correct answers by RAGHUVANSH,  Francis and Tania. Well tried by KN.
  15. 15. Question 30 Time to move to some Bollywood!  Clue 1: The first (and till now only) film in India to be given  a UA certificate on account of violence and not sexual content. Clue 2: The mobile phone number imprinted on the hero’s  body shown in the movie turned out to be a real phone number used by a woman in Bangalore. After the movie was released she got lots of calls and texts. Clue 3: 2000:2005:2008  Identify based on these easy clues. 
  16. 16. Answer 30 As given by all of you, the answer is Ghajini  (The hindi-remake). 2000 was the year the baap of them all - Memento - was released. 2005 was the year of release of the Tamil version and 2008 was the Hindi-remake released. Correct answers by SANDEEP (Welcome!),  Somnath, Mujeeb, Abhinav (Welcome to the Quiz!) and Raji.
  17. 17. Question 31 This one is something even I didn’t know without googling.  Clue 1 (Dialogue): “My Dearest Allie. I couldn’t sleep last night because I know  that it’s over between us. I’m not bitter anymore, because I know that what we had was real. And if in some distant place in the future we see each other in our new lives, I’ll smile at you with joy and remember how we spent the summer beneath the trees, learning from each other and growing in love. The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I hope to give to you forever. I love you. I’ll be seeing you. Noah.” Clue 2: Rachel McAdams auditioned for the role during another movie’s premiere.  She was given the script just a day in advance. She beat nine other actresses for the role. The scenes used during her audition included the one of Allie’s and Noah’s argument at the end after Allie and her mother returns from the morning drive. Clue 3 (Tagline): Behind every great love is a great story.  Identify this cult classic love story. 
  18. 18. Answer 31 Well, it’s the famous love-story-movie from  which the Bollywood movie “U me aur Hum” was inspired i.e. The Notebook. I happened to see the Bollywood version in the USA and that memory still haunts me (it’s one sick movie) Correct answers by MUJEEB and Jhurani  (Welcome!)
  19. 19. Question 32 Time for more Bollywood crap!  Clue 1: The movie was released on 25th anniversary  of Yash Raj Films. Clue 2: The title name for this movie was suggested  by Kiron Kher, wife of the famous actor Anupam Kher. Clue 3: Saif Ali Khan turned down the main role,  which went to King Khan. Too easy I think, guess which movie? 
  20. 20. Answer 32 Yes, it is DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhaniyan Le  Jayenge). Correct answers by TANIA, KN, Raji  and Somnath. Well tried by Shashi and GZR.
  21. 21. Question 33 Since I have recently seen a lot of bond movies, I though of looking at some James  Bond Trivia too! Lots of clues in it and you can answer it even if you know just the titles of the various early Bond movies. You can see the list for reference at this link and then answer this question. Clue 1: This movie was originally going to be the first James Bond movie, but legal  wrangles with its co-author led to Dr. No (1962) being chosen instead. If released first, It would have been titled “James Bond, Secret Agent” Clue 2 (Tagline): Look Out! Here Comes The Biggest Bond Of All!  Clue 3: This film and the other James Bond movie “From Russia with Love” (1963) are  the only Bond movies to use the wipe editing technique in scene transitions. Clue 4: The dictionary definition of the title word is that it was a military term used by  US soldiers to describe the mushroom cloud seen during the testing of atomic bombs. Hence its use as a title because this would be result of SPECTRE detonating the stolen atomic bombs. Identify this James Bond flick. 
  22. 22. Answer 33 ”Thunderball” - I guess this one was  easy to answer! Correct answers by RAJI, Praveen  Joseph, Andy and Febin (Welcome to the quiz!).
  23. 23. Question 34 Clue 1: This film was directly inspired by the spaghetti  westerns of Sergio Leone, by Akira Kurosawa’s Shichinin no samurai (1954), Bandidos (1967) among others. Some critics at the time even began calling it a curry western. Clue 2: The film was shot extensively in Ramnagaram near  Bangalore, India.  Clue 3 (Dialogue): “When I dead… police coming. Police  coming… ‘budiya’ going jail. In jail, ‘budiya’ chakki peesing and peesing and peesing and peesing and peesing.” Identify this fun-filled movie. 
  24. 24. Answer 34 The correct answer is Sholay. It was  nice that different people interpreted different clues for the answer. Correct answers by RAJI,  Shashikumar, Andy, Praveen Joseph, GZR and Sameer (Welcome to the Quiz!)
  25. 25. Question 35 Deviating from the usual routine,  today’s question is about an actress, but I don’t want her name. At age 13, she was on holiday in  Moscow with her mother Marina Alyabusheva when she was spotted by a model scout getting off a metro train. Because of her age, she had to wait until she was 14 to model. In the picture below, she plays the piano in an old advertsing photo. Later in life, she did a lot of lingerie modeling work that gained her notoriety throughout Europe. Asking her name would be tough, but  can you tell me in which Hollywood movie did we see her most recently? At age 14, in a piano advertisement
  26. 26. Answer 35 As all of you guessed, we saw her most  recently in “Quantum of Solace”, where she plays Camille. She is Olga Kurylenko. Correct answers by SHASHI KUMAR  (Excellent answer dude! Yes, her eyes are amazing, and perhaps those eyes were the basis of her selection for the role!), Debratna, Tania, Sameer, Anup and Mujeeb. Raji, I agree it was a tough one, but I did so to spice up the quiz a bit.
  27. 27. Question 36 Back to some more Bond! Clues are movie-based so you can get it if you have seen it.  Clue 1: This novel was the last Ian Fleming James Bond novel published during his  lifetime. Released on 16 March 1964, it was the twelfth novel in the series. For the first time in the James Bond film series, the screen story bore little resemblance to the source novel. Clue 2: James Bond does not drive a car in this film. This is the only EON Productions  James Bond film to date in which James Bond does not drive a vehicle. He travels in a car though, but doesn’t drive it. Clue 3: The face of Ernst Stavro Blofeld is revealed for the first time in this movie.  Clue 4: “I must say I am disappointed with the ease with which I could pull you in. The  one thing my honourable mother taught me long ago was never to get into a car with a strange girl. But you, I’m afraid, will get into anything. With any girl.” Clue 5: First film to show James Bond in his Royal Navy uniform and to clearly indicate  that he holds the rank of Commander. Identify this Bond movie. 
  28. 28. Answer 36 Yes, it is “You only live Twice”, the  famous one among the Bond movies. Correct answers by RAJI, Debratna  and Febin.
  29. 29. Question 37 Today is the birthday of one of my close friends, and he  happens to share it with a great personality. So this question is for both of them. Clue 1 (Tagline): With Einstein as Cupid what could  possibly go wrong? Clue 2 (Dialogue): Albert Einstein: “Are you thinking what  I am thinking?” Ed Walters: “Well what would be the odds of that happening?” Clue 3: Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan and a whole lot of fun!  Identify the movie. 
  30. 30. Answer 37 The movie is I.Q.  Correct answers by SUNDEEP  CHANDRU (Welcome back!) and Debratna. Special thanks to Raji for the reminder.
  31. 31. Question 38 Another Bond movie in question. The clues get progressively easier as you go down. I  guess clue 3 will provide the time frame and hence make it easier to guess. Clue 1: First completely original James Bond film, without reference to any Ian Fleming  novel or short story. Clue 2: The name of this movie is the nickname of Bond creator Ian Fleming’s  beachfront house in Jamaica where (between 1952 and 1964) he wrote the Bond novels and short stories. Clue 3: Several changes had to be made to the script during production because the  plot was virtually identical to “True Lies” which was being released at the time. Clue 4: First James Bond movie in the official series to be directed by a non-English  director, Martin Campbell, who would go on to direct Casino Royale (2006). Clue 5: The satellite dish used in the end of the film is the same one used in the film  “Contact”. It is the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. Identify the movie. 
  32. 32. Answer 38 The correct answer is “Goldeneye” as  you all got it! Correct answers by CHANDRU (Once  again!), Raji, Shashikumar, Febin, Debratna and Tania.
  33. 33. Question 39 One of my admired movies in Bollywood.  Clue 1 (Tagline): How far would you go to save the one  you love? Clue 2: While filming, the director of the movie bonded so  well with one of the two lead actresses that he requested her to be his sister. Since she did not have a brother in real life, she got quite emotional with this brotherly proposal, eventually solemnized in the form of a rakhi symbolically. Clue 3: 2004: Perumazhakkalam; 2006: ???  Identify this critically acclaimed movie. 
  34. 34. Answer 39 The correct answer is “Dor”, the  actress in question is Ayesha Takia and the director is Nagesh Kukunoor of course! Correct answers by RAJI, Andy, Tania  and Samatha.
  35. 35. Question 40 I did not have much time, I thought of this one movie that I  admired a lot. Shia La Beouf stars in this one. One of the most famous dialogues from this movie is as follows: Harry Vardon: [to Lord Northcliff] Let me tell you  something. I came here to win a trophy. And on the face of it Ted Ray or I should carry it off. Not for you, not for England, but for sheer bloody pride at being the best, *that’s* why we do this. And if Mr. Ouimet wins tomorrow, it’s because he’s the best, because of who he is. Not who his father was, not how much money he’s got, because of who he bloody is! And I’ll thank you to remember that. And I’ll thank you to show the respect a gentleman gives as a matter of course. Just name the movie. 
  36. 36. Answer 40 The correct answer, as pointed by  ANDY, was “The Greatest Game ever Played”. Also right answers by Raji and  Sundeep.
  37. 37. Question 41 Clue 1: A filmgoer who saw the movie in 1974 during its original release  fainted and broke his jaw on the seat in front of him. He then sued Warner Brothers and the filmmakers, claiming that the use of subliminal imagery in the film had caused him to pass out. The studio settled out of court for an undisclosed sum. Clue 2: If adjusted for inflation, this would be the top grossing R-rated film  of all time. Clue 3 (Tagline): Somewhere between science and superstition, there is  another world. The world of darkness. Clue 4 (Dialogue): “Father Dyer? I thought you’d like to keep this.”  Clue 5: Christian evangelist Billy Graham claimed an actual demon was  living in the celluloid reels of this movie. Identify this famous movie. 
  38. 38. Answer 41 The answer is the very famous movie  “The Exorcist”. Correct answers by RAJI, MK and  Francis (Thanks for coming back!)
  39. 39. Question 42 I happened to see this movie just yesterday night, and was compelled to  make a question from it. Here goes. Clue 1: The lead actress was offered the script to this movie as a 30th  Birthday present from the director. The director has to delay the start of the production because the lead actress was pregnant. Clue 2: It took six years to write the entire script before being split into two  parts. The original draft was about 220 pages long. Clue 3 (Dialogue): “For those regarded as warriors, when engaged in  combat the vanquishing of thine enemy can be the warrior’s only concern. Suppress all human emotion and compassion. Kill whoever stands in thy way, even if that be Lord God, or Buddha himself. This truth lies at the heart of the art of combat.” Clue 4: Total Body Count in this movie = 95.   Identify this fantastic movie, released in 2003. 
  40. 40. Answer 42 The answer is “Kill Bill: Vol 1″.  Correct answers by FRANCIS, Mujeeb and  MK. I tried to make the clues more interesting and not-too-obvious as the earlier clues. Good going by Francis, his thought process is worth noting. This is how I would like to tackle any clues that I am offered. Good job!
  41. 41. Question 43 Well, another one of my favorites, I missed the ending of this movie due to  some damaged download. Anyways, here goes! Clue 1 (Tagline): Somewhere in the Universe, there must be something  better than man! Clue 2 (Last lines): “Oh my God. I’m back. I’m home. All the time, it  was… We finally really did it. You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!” Clue 3: This film marks only the second time that a make-up artist received  an Academy Award. William Tuttle achieved the same feat in 1964 for “7 Faces of Dr. Lao”. A make-up category was introduced by the Academy in 1981. Clue 4: Charlton Heston and Linda Harrison are the only actors to appear in  both this film and its remake in 2001. Identify this classic movie. 
  42. 42. Answer 43 It’s the Planet of the Apes.  Correct answers by TANIA, Chandru  and Francis. Well answered by one and all.
  43. 43. Question 44 I hope it is easy and tough at the same time. Here goes!  Clue 1: Brad Pitt was signed to this movie for a relatively small salary, when he was still an  “up and coming” actor. By the time of the movie’s release, however, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Legends of the Fall (1994), and Se7en (1995) had been released, making Pitt a top-salary actor. Clue 2: Bruce Willis took a lower salary than his star-status would normally entitle, partly  because of budget restrictions, but mostly because he wanted to work with Terry Gilliam. Actually Bruce did the movie for free. It was only after the movie was released that he was paid. Clue 3: “When I was institutionalized, my brain was studied exhaustively by the guys of  mental health. I was interrogated, I was x-rayed, I was examined thoroughly. Then, they took everything about me and put it into a computer where they created this model of my mind. Yes! Using that model they managed to generate every thought I could possibly have in the next, say, 10 years. Which they then filtered through a probability matrix of some kind to - to determine everything I was gonna do in that period. So you see, she knew I was gonna lead the Army of the ______ _______ into the pages of history before it ever even occurred to me. She knows everything I’m ever gonna do before I know it myself. How’s that?” Identify this movie, that launched the career of Brad Pitt, earning him a Golden Globe and also  giving him his only other Oscar nomination (the latest one in 2009 being only his 2nd nomination).
  44. 44. Answer 44 The correct answer is “Twelve  Monkeys”. Correct answer by ANDY, Tania,  Francis and Sundeep Chundru. Partial answer by Raji (although the Terry Gilliam info and his relation to Monty Python series was a eye opener for me!)