Movie Quiz! (Acumen '13 Finals)


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Movie Quiz! (Acumen '13 Finals)

  1. 1. This movie was considered a reformist period master-piece.Directed by Franz Osten, it talked about the social position ofDalit girls in India.The movie stars X (who was cast after the original hero hadeloped with the producers wife and leading lady) and Y (theproducers wife who decided to come back) in the lead roles. Itwas released in 1936 and was one of the earliest severalsuccessful Bombay.Talkies collaborationsbetween Franz Osten, NiranjanPal, Himanshu Rai, and theirleading lady. Name the movie?
  2. 2. Acchut Kanya
  3. 3. This movie is based on a book, which was the third in a series offour crime fiction novels by James Ellroy : The Black Dahlia(1987), The Big Nowhere (1988), __ ____________ (1990) andWhite Jazz (1992).Inspite of being nominated for 9 Oscars, it won just 2 because of“Titanic”. The best supporting actress award, which this moviewon at the Oscars, was shared by both these movies at the“Screen Actors Guild Awards”! It was also ranked the best film of1997 by TIME Magazine!Hint:The initial screenplay drafts for the movie “Street Kings” werealso written by James Ellroy in the late 1990s.
  4. 4. L.A. Confidential
  5. 5. Released in 1994, this film is perhaps the Frenchiest hitmanthriller ever to take place on the streets of New York. The herois all Gallic cool as a simple- minded assassin and Mathilda (inher movie debut) is heartbreaking as the teen who falls in lovewith him.Trivia: During the filming involving all of the police cars on thestreet, a man ran from a store he had just robbed. When heencountered the movie set by accident, he saw all of the"police" and gave himself up to a bunch of uniformed extras!Name the movie?
  6. 6. Leon:The Professional
  7. 7. A working title, sometimes called a production title, is thetemporary name of a product or project used during itsdevelopment, usually used in filmmaking, televisionproduction, novel, video game, or music album. It is apractice by which a high-profile film or television series isgiven a fake working title to keep its production a secret, andto prevent price gouging by suppliers.Which movie had the following working title:Last Summer I Screamed Because Halloween Fell on Fridaythe 13th
  8. 8. Scary Movie
  9. 9. The role was originally going to be filled by a stand-in, untilcasting director Robin Gurland came across X, who bore astriking resemblance to Y. X played the role of Y’s body doubleand decoy. X’s role was kept quiet by the movie’s marketingdepartment in order to heighten the surprise of there being adecoy when the film was released. The costumes werespecifically designed to hide any height and shape differencesbetween X and Y.
  10. 10. X-Keira Knightley (Sabé)Y-Natalie Portman (Queen Padmé Amidala)Queen Padmé Amidala)
  11. 11. Not happy with the roles being offered to him, X became a self-taught professional carpentar to support his then-wife and twosmall sons. He was then hired to build cabinets at the home ofdirector Y, who subsequently cast him in a pivotal supportingrole for his film American Graffiti (1973).Xs relationship with Y affected his career later on. After directorFrancis Ford Coppolas film The Godfather was a success, hehired X to expand his office and gave him small roles in his nexttwo films, The Conversation (1974) and Apocalypse Now (1979);in the latter film he played a smarmy officer named “Y”. X and Y.
  12. 12. X-Harrison FordY-George LucasY-George Lucas
  13. 13. "Cardio""Double tap""Beware of bathrooms""Wear seatbelts""Cast iron skillet""Travel light""Get a kickass partner""Bounty paper towels""Bowling Ball""Dont be a hero.""Limber up""Avoid strip clubs""Whenin doubt, know your way out""Thebuddy system""Check the backseat""Enjoy the little things""Swissarmy knife""Cleansocks""Hygiene""Always havebackup""Limber up""Avoid strip clubs""When indoubt, know your way out""Thebuddy system""Check the backseat""Enjoy the little things""Swissarmy knife""Cleansocks""Hygiene""Always havebackup"
  14. 14. The Zombieland rules
  15. 15. Movies directed byGuru DuttTop Left : Sahib Bibi Aur GhulamTop Right: Chaudhvin Ka ChandBottom Left: PyaasaBottom Middle: 12O ClockBottom Right: Kaagaz ka Phool
  16. 16. “A Farewell to Arms By John Carlin For those on the ramparts of the worlds sole superpower, the digital winds are blowing an icychill through the triumphant glow of the post-Cold War.People in Washington play lots of games, but none for higher stakes than The Day After. Theyplayed a version of it in the depths of the Cold War, hoping the exercise would shake loosesome bright ideas for a US response to nuclear attack. Theyre playing it again today, but thescenario has changed - now theyre preparing for information war.The Day After starts in a Defense Department briefing room. The teams are presented with aseries of hypothetical incidents, said to have occurred during the preceding 24 hours. Georgiastelecom system has gone down. The signals on Amtraks New York to Washington line havefailed, precipitating a head-on collision. Air traffic control at LAX has collapsed. A bomb hasexploded at an army base in Texas. And so forth.”These are the opening paragraphs of the article ‘A farewell to arms’ published in May 1997.Which movie was inspired from this article?
  17. 17. Live free or Die Hard
  18. 18. A- You are serious, you dont know! Every body knows, you dont go full retard.B- What do you mean?A- Check it out. Dustin Hoffman, Rainman, looked retarded, act retarded, notretarded. Count toothpicks, cheat at cards. Autistic sure, not retarded. Then yougot Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump. Slow yes, retarded, maybe, braces on his legs.But he charmed the pants off Nixon and he won a Ping-Pong competition. Thatain’t retarded. And he was a goddamn war hero. You know any retarded warheroes? You went full retard, man. Never go full retard. You dont buy that? Ask_____X_____, _Y_, ____Z_____. Remember? Went full retard. Went home emptyhanded.These dialogues appear in the movie ‘Tropic Thunder’. Z is another moviestarring X which came in the year Y. Give X and Z.
  19. 19. Sean Penn, 2001, "I AmSam."
  20. 20. The 1932 MGM movie, Rasputin and the Empress, hinted that thecharacter Princess Natasha had been raped by Rasputin.Princess Natashas character was supposedly intended torepresent Princess Irina of Russia, and the real Princess Irinasued MGM for libel.After seeing the film twice, the jury agreed that the princess hadbeen defamed. Princess Irina and her husband Felix Youssoupoffwere reportedly awarded $127,373 in damages by the EnglishCourt of Appeal in 1934 and $1 million in an out-of-courtsettlement with MGM. What originated as a result of this to avoidfuture court cases?
  21. 21. "This motion picture is a work of fictionand any resemblance to persons livingor dead is purely coincidental"
  22. 22. Brokeback MountainMonsters BallEyes Wide ShutThe WrestlerOn the RoadMonsterThe SessionsLawlessThe AccusedBoys Dont CryVanilla SkyHeavenly CreaturesJudeHamlet
  23. 23. Oscars 2013: Seth MacFarlane Opens With
  24. 24. In the 1980s, while the west towers were under construction,Washington National Cathedral held a decorative sculpturecompetition for children. Word of the competition was spreadnationwide through National Geographic World Magazine.The third-place winner was Christopher Rader, of Kearney,Nebraska who submitted a drawing of this futuristicrepresentation of evil. The fierce head was sculpted by Jay HallCarpenter, carved by Patrick J. Plunkett, and placed high uponthe northwest tower of the Cathedral. The Cathedral boastswhat is probably the worlds only sculpture of X on a religiousbuilding.
  25. 25. Darth Vader
  26. 26. The picture is that of “El Indio” Fernández, a famous Mexican actor,screenwriter and director of the Cinema of Mexico. .He developedhis own style which had such an effect in the industry that hisportrayal of rural Mexico became a standard for the film industryand also became the image of Mexico in the world.Cedric Gibbons was introduced by histhen wife Dolores DelRio to El Indio.Reluctant at first,Fernández was finally convinced todo some a special modelingassignment that stands till now.What did he do?
  27. 27. Emilio "El Indio" Fernández ,posednude to create what today is knownas the "Oscar".
  28. 28. What’s he trying to do ?
  29. 29. Mark Allison who ran 874 miles in UK , one ofthe many who have attempted running acrossthe country made famous by Forrest Gump.
  30. 30. In a certain Oscar ceremony the presenter of the BestFilm forgot to announce all the nominees instead hewent up the podium and directly opened the envelope &announced the name of the winner . This was really arare occurrence .The presenter was one of the mostfamous actors of the last century .Which film?
  31. 31. Sir Laurence Olivier and Amadeus
  32. 32. This is a 2007 science fiction film about a retiring UniversityProfessor who claims to be a cro-magnon who has survived for14,000 years. The entire film is set in the professors houseduring his farewell party, with the plot advancing throughintellectual arguments between Oldman and his fellow facultymembers.The film was made on a budget of $200,000, and was screenedat many film festivals. However something related to thedistribution of the film is unique, with the producers actuallythanking a particular community/group. What is unique?
  33. 33. P2P network usersThe Man from Earth
  34. 34.  Penthouse founder and publisher Bob Guccione agreed tofinance the project on two conditions: that the film would betransformed into a flamboyant, luxurious spectacle akinto Hollywoods sword-and-sandal epics of the 1950s and 1960s,and that extra sex and nudity would be added to the script inorder to promote Gucciones magazine.Roger Ebert gave it a rare zero stars rating, calling it "sickening,utterly worthless, shameful trash.“ It is one of only three filmsEbert ever walked out of ("two hours into its 170 minute length"),the other two being Tru Loved and Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
  35. 35. Caligula
  36. 36. The name “Amiya Productions” was based on names ofX and Y as production partners.It came into existence when Z was in financial crisis andboth X and Y supported it by becoming producers. Thecredits though featured Pawan Kumar (X’s thenSecretary) & Sushila Kamath(Hrishida’s Chief Assistant Director, assisted in Z too)as producers.
  37. 37. Amitabh Bacchan & Jaya BacchanAbhimaan
  38. 38. “Preventing ______” is a project by a group of people who areenthusiastic about the potential of artificial intelligence, but areconcerned about how it will act if we don’t program it to befriendly to humans, and ensure that it retains that friendlinessas its intelligence increases.They also run the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence,the only 501(c)3 non-profit in the world devoted to the cause.Fill in the blank.
  39. 39. Rain, River, Liberty,  _____ (Leaf) andSummerFill in the blank and explain
  40. 40. The missing blank is ‘Joaquin’ as in, JoaquinPhoenix. The rest are his siblings. In his youth hestarted calling himself ‘Leaf’ as he too desired thenature inspired names his siblings had.
  41. 41. A very “simple” connect, right?Satan’s Alley”, a movie about two gay priests at an 18th centuryIrish monastery“The Scorcher” movie franchise“The Fatties: Fart 2”, the movie about a family which only farts!’Bust-A-Nut” candy bar “Booty Sweat” energy drink
  42. 42. The answer is “Tropic Thunder”, nominated inthe year 2009 for the best supporting actorRobert Downey Jr. These are all different spoof-movie trailers mentioned before the movie startsand the products were released before themovie released as a gimmick. When I mentioned“simple”, I was referring to “Simple Jack”, one ofthe common running spoof- movie themes insidethis movie.
  43. 43. The director of this movie has said that he was inspired by “TheTale of the Dream Girl” episode of Nickelodeon’s television series”Are You Afraid of the Dark” to make this movie. The productionscript for the film was unusual; nearly all of the information usuallyincluded in screenplays was absent. Because the writer intended todirect the film himself, he omitted from the screenplay most of theinformation that a screenwriter would normally convey to a director.The left-handed B.W. learned to write with his right hand for the film,to hide from the audience that he was no longer wearing hiswedding ring. ID the movie?
  44. 44. The Sixth Sense
  45. 45. He is the only actor, other than Jack Nicholson, to benominated for an Academy Award for acting (either lead orsupporting) in every decade since the 1960s. Every decade!He has a total of 6 nominations so far, winning two of them -for the 1986 film Hannah and Her Sisters, and his second in1999 for The Cider House Rules, in both cases as asupporting actor.He has appeared in more than one hundred films and his realname is Sir Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr.What is his screen name?
  46. 46. Michael Caine
  47. 47. Danny Boyle pushed his “Solomon Grundy” project back becausehe thought this story and “Solomon Grundy” were too similar.Filmmakers worked closely with Levi’s to obtain clothing itemsfrom their Levi’s Vintage Clothing collection to authenticatevarious time periods captured throughout the film.The second Hollywood feature film,after Denzel Washington’s “Deja Vu” (2006), to film in NewOrleans after Hurricane Katrina.Name the movie.
  48. 48. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
  49. 49. Lara Dutta was offered a role in X as well as its sequel, butturned the part down because she didnt like the script.The script for X (while in production) was code-named TheBurly Man. The Burly Man is the title of the script BartonFink is working on in the film Barton Fink (1991). Whileshooting the freeway sequence, the directors watchedrushes etc. in a vehicle referred to by the crew as the BurlyVan.
  50. 50. X- The Matrix Reloaded
  51. 51. The film was originally set to shoot in spring of 2008, but wasdelayed due to Heath Ledgers death. The producers anddirector delayed the film out of respect for Michelle Williams(lead actress in the movie), Ledgers ex-girlfriend and mother ofhis daughter Matilda, rather than going ahead and shooting thefilm with another actress in Michelles role. The movie alsostars Ryan Gosling!The screenplay won the 2006 Chrysler Film Project contest.The prize was $1 million of funding, courtesy of the ChryslerBrand and production company Silverwood Films.
  52. 52.  Blue Valentine
  53. 53. Released in the year 2008, this movie is about a singleAfrican-American mother struggles to clear her nameafter being wrongly accused and arrested for dealingdrugs in an impoverished town in Texas.This hollywood flick was directed by Tim Disney, Great-nephew of Walt Disney!
  54. 54. American Violet
  55. 55. The language spoken by the protagonist and his accomplices isauthor Anthony Burgesss invention, "Nadsat": a mix of English,Russian and slang. X was afraid that they had used too much of it,and that the movie would not be accessible. The original edition ofthe novel suffered from similar criticisms, and a Nadsat glossaryappendix was added to the second and subsequent editions.The first movie to make use of Dolby sound, it used Dolby noisereduction on all pre-mixes and masters, but a conventional opticalsound track on release prints.One of only two movies rated X on its original release (the otherbeing Midnight Cowboy) to be nominated for Best Picture at theAcademy Awards.
  56. 56. A Clockwork Orange
  57. 57. Sea of TimeSea of ScienceSea of NothingFoothills of the Headlands (or Sea of Heads)Sea of HolesIn which movie would you find the characters journeyingthrough all these scenic locales?
  58. 58. Yellow Submarine
  59. 59. When the producers were having trouble finding the right actor to fillthe role of John Coffey, Bruce Willis suggested X with whom he hadco-starred in Armageddon. X was nominated for anAcademy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor forhis role in the movie. X died on September 3rd, 2012.This is supposed to be the second-most successful movie of FrankDarabont in his whole career (the most successful being TheShawshank Redemption)
  60. 60. The Green Mile
  61. 61. The first movie adaptation of X fared poorly at the boxoffice. When the sequel to X was adapted and became ahit, fresh attention was given to the original. It was finallyremade in 2002, this time the movie having the same nameas X.
  62. 62. Red Dragon
  63. 63. This upcoming french movie is actually called ‘Lécume des jours’& is an adaptation of Boris Vians 1947 novel Froth on theDaydream. The plot is about a woman suffering from an unusualillness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.It shares it’s English name withsomething huge in India thatstarted in 1971, now in its 42ndedition, & has snowballed tobecome the largest of its kindin Asia.
  64. 64. Mood Indigo
  65. 65. Thank You