• Teams of at most 3 members
• 24 Questions, written
• Top 8 teams to qualify (2 from each
• X (born June 1, 1940) is an American theoretical
physicist. He was the Feynman Professor of
Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of
Technology (Caltech) until 2009 and one of the
world's leading experts on the astrophysical
implications of Einstein's general theory of
• ID X and give me the reason he would be on
• (Image on next slide)
• The 1915 American movie, “A Free Ride”,
a.k.a. “A Grass Sandwich” was one of the films
of the silent era.
• Two contradictory theories have emerged
regarding the identities of the cast: some
sources suggest they were people with
low social status, but others assert the
• The film was directed by “A.Wise Guy” and
was written by “Will She”.
• What is this the first of?
• Shakti Samant wanted for the movie X a song
with lines full of extreme contrasts and lyricist
Anand Baxi, otherwise known as 'Factory of
songs' could not write one. Suddenly one
night, at a filmy party, with a glass of wine in
one hand, cigar in another, he was standing at
the window when rain-water extinguished his
cigar. Immediately it struck to him –
• What song am I talking about?
• What X actually said was "Sometimes when
people go to Y, they go home to
their mommas without any legs. Sometimes
they don't go home at all.That's a bad thing.
That's all I have to say about that."
• Unfortunately, no one could hear this for
• What am I talking about?
• For ideal viewing in theaters, most movies are
released with aspect ratios of ~1.8:1 or
higher. However, the director of this movie
wanted this to be released in a ratio of 1.66:1
to make it feel more like a television show.
Only the original DVD is in this aspect ratio.
The theatrical cut was cropped to 1.85:1 and
the Blu-ray release to 1.78:1.
• Which movie am I talking about?
When the first copy of Don was out, Salim Khan
(of the Salim- Javed combo) decided to show the
film to Manoj Kumar. Manoj though impressed
with the film, felt that the second half was very
fast and needed some kind of a break. Even
Salim-Javed felt that it was a valid point that he
What “break” was then added to the film’s
• A __________ is a short, sometimes sleeveless,
loose-fitting nightgown or negligee intended as
nightwear for women. It sometimes has formed
cups called a bralette for cleavage with an
attached, loose-fitting skirt falling in length
usually between the upper thigh and the belly
button. The garment is often trimmed with lace,
ruffles, appliques, marabou fur, bows, and
ribbons, optionally with spaghetti straps.
Sometimes it is made of sheer or translucent
fabric like nylon or chiffon or silk.
• ______________: My Unbelievably True Life
Story, is the autobiography of X. It was
released in October 2012. The book deals
mainly with his successes in the three major
chapters of his life. He devotes one chapter
called “The Secret”, to his extramarital affair
with his household employee, Mildred Patricia
• FITB and also give me X.
• The __________ has a pair of machine guns mounted in the nose of the car
between the front wheels. In "Attack" mode, the driver's seat moves to the center
of the car, and the driver is repositioned to lie face-down with his head in the
center section between the front wheels. Other devices included:
• Six rear flaps to assist brakes
• Twin forward-firing machine guns
• Rocket launcher
• Landing hook to Sprung landing stabilization
• Integrated fire-extinguishing system
• Integrated safety connection to gasoline control
• Vector-controlled jet engine on back of car for quick boosts/"rampless" jumps
• Stealth mode, which turns off the car's lights and cuts the engine. The vehicle is
powered by an electric motor, making it very hard to find in dark places.
Where have you seen/heard this song before?
• The king and his men Some men have died
stole the queen from her bed and some are alive
and bound her in her Bones. And others sail on the sea
The seas be ours with the keys to the cage…
and by the powers and the Devil to pay
where we will we'll roam. We lay to Fiddler’s Green!
Yo, ho, haul together, The bell has been raised
hoist the colors high. From its watery grave…
Heave ho, thieves and beggars, Do you hear its sepulchral tone?
never shall we die. We are a call to all,
pay head the squall
and turn your sail toward home!
Yo, ho, haul together,
hoist the colours high.
Heave ho, thieves and beggars,
never shall we die.
• The (only) film X's father ever produced was a flop.
Unable to bear the loss, his health failed.The family,
living in a bungalow on Mumbai's upmarket Carter
Road, was forced to move to Virar — a far flung semi-
rural Mumbai suburb, where X was born.The youngest
of six children, his pet name means little finger in
Punjabi, the language they speak at home.
• Give me X
These are the only 6 actors to have won both
an Oscar and a Razzie award
• LAURENCE OLIVIER
• LIZA MINNELLI
• KEVIN COSTNER
• ROBERTO BENIGNI
• HALLE BERRY
• SANDRA BULLOCK
• Sacheen Littlefeather (born Marie Louise Cruz,
November 14, 1946) is an Native American civil
• Born in Salinas, California, her ancestry
is Apache,Yaqui, Pueblo on her father's side and her
mother is of French, German, and Dutch descent. On
her official website, she states her father was from
the White Mountain Apache and Yaqui tribes from
Arizona and that "Cruz" is her father's recognized
• However, she is known for a famous event in the
history of Hollywood. Give me the event.
• (image on next slide)
She presented a speech on behalf of
actor Marlon Brando, for his performance
in The Godfather, when he boycotted the 45th
Academy Awards ceremony on March 27, 1973,
in protest of the treatment of Native
Americans by the film industry
• X played John Lennon in Chapter 27 (2007),
about Mark David Chapman's interpretation of
"A Catcher in the Rye" as an order to kill John
• Coincidentally, X was also supposed to
play John Lennon in John andYoko: A Love
Story(1985), but was fired without warning for
some reason, which was no fault of his own.
• Why did he lose the role?
• (image on next slide)
• X is a 1964 B&W Hindi film directed and produced
by Sunil Dutt also starring himself.
• This film is first-ever Indian and one of kind films in
world cinema and has found an entry in the Guinness
Book of World Records.
• Film narrative progresses through dialogues and
background music composed by Vasant Desai, who
also gave a song, Dekha hai sapna koi, sung by Lata
• Give me X and the record it holds.
Released in 2002, this
issue introduced the
concept shown in
claims that the movie
was copied from it.
• The Pizza Underground is an
American comedy rock band based in NewYork
City, who generally parody songs by The Velvet
Underground with pizza-themed song names
• On the next slide is a short clip of their first
• One of the participants in the band is the reason
why this band features on this quiz.
• X won the Golden Raspberry Award for worst
actor of the year for his appearance in Michael
Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11.
• X not only was named worst male actor in a
leading role, he also won for being half of the
year's worst screen couple when paired with
either Y or My Pet Goat, the book he was
reading to schoolchildren one morning.
• Give me X,Y
• A Japanese immigrant to the United States, X learned
his trade originally from his father, who had been a
fisherman. After first arriving in Los Angeles, X
attended Armijo High School, which is in Fairfield,
California, and then he attended the University of
California Santa Barbara.
• During this time, X joined the U.S. Army and received
the Medal of Honor (he was a member of the 442nd
Infantry Regiment, one of the most highly decorated
regiments in the history of the United States Armed
• ID X
• (Hint: If you get the guy on the next slide, you ought to
• Filmstan announced X where the evergreen Dev Anand
was suppose to play the hero but Dev refused to do the
film when he found that a newcomer Ameeta is selected to
be his heroine. Dev wanted to feature alongside a star and
was not willing to share the screen with a newcomer.
• But Ameeta couldn't be replaced as she was the protégé of
Tularam Jalan the owner of Filmstan. Aamir Khan's uncle
Nasir Hussain was to make his debut as director with the
film and he got nervous when Dev Sahab refused. Kajol's
grandfather S.Muherjee who was the production controller
of Filmstan suggested Y's name.When put on board, X
told Nasir, "You wanted Dev Anand as the hero, I will give
you better style then Dev Anand." The rest is history.
• Give me X,Y
Sidney Howard Gone with the Wind
Victor Young Around the World in Eighty
Sam Zimbalist Ben-Hur
Eric Orbom Spartacus
Walt Disney Winnie the Pooh and the
Raymond Rasch Limelight
Larry Russell Limelight
Peter Finch Network
Beauty and the Beast
Conrad Hall Road to Perdition
Gil Friesen 20 Feet from Stardom
• X is an American actress, screenwriter, film
director, producer, model and author. She first
appeared in an advertisement when she was
eleven months old.
• After X posed for Playboy in 1995, Y, who had
worked with her in the movie Z, mailed her a
note saying, "Cover yourself up," with a quilt and
a copy of the magazine with all her pictures
edited to make her look fully clothed.
• Give me X,Y and Z
X – Drew Barrymore
Y – Steven Spielberg
Z – E.T.
• Even though no professional actor has ever
appeared in more than three of Kubrick’s films, X
has cameos in 2001 (as Heywood Floyd’s child),
Barry Lyndon (as a young party guest), The
Shining (as a ghost) and Full Metal Jacket(as a TV
• X is also credited with the musical score for Full
Metal Jacket under a pseudonym.
• Give me X
• 5 questions, all video clips
• Each clip in itself worth 5/10 points (indicated by the
• Each answer open to pounce,-5 negatives both cases
• Only for certain questions will the answers be revealed
• Pouncing for connect before the answer for clip gets
• Connect points go from +30/-20 to +10/0
Keira Knightley on playing Natalie Portman’s
double in StarWars Episode I:The Phantom Menace
• This momentous occasion took place for about 30 seconds
during the movie X. Getting the occasion organized took
some doing, however. Fortunately,the man who was able to
accomplish this task was none other than acclaimed
director and producer Steven Spielberg.
• As it so happens, several years prior, Michael Eisner, the
newly elected representative of one of the sides had taken
on the expensive budget for the Spielberg flick Raiders of
the Lost Ark. It was Eisner who wanted to create this
occasion for which he approached Spielberg.
• As Eisner had believed, Spielberg was able to deliver in a
very big way and convince both sides involved which led
to the creation of a historic scene
• Give me X and the momentous occasion
Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny
appeared together on screen for the
The Five Ways To Know You’re watching an X movie
• Daddy Issues
• Streams of Light
• Awestruck Faces (aka The ‘X’ Face)
• This shot
A character sees something through a window, windshield or some other
piece of glass. The camera sits on he opposite side so that we see what they
are seeing as well as the expression on their face when they see it, without
the need for a cutaway shot.
• The music of Y
ID X and Y.
• X-Steven Speilberg
• Y- John Williams
Speculation abounds as to the nature of the mysterious glowing
contents of X:
People have speculated it to be Elvis’ gold suit seen worn by Val
Kilmer( as Elvis) in True Romance.
The most persistent theory however (most usually attributed to a
friend of a friend who saw it posted on a message board by someone
whose brother had read a report of a radio interview with Y himself) is
that it is Z’s soul. The story goes that when the Devil takes a person’s
soul, it is removed through the back of the head (this isn’t part of any
known religion, but this is what the message board posters say). When
we see the back of Z’s head he has a band-aid covering the precise
spot indicated by tradition for soul-removal. Perhaps Z sold his soul to
the Devil, which would also explain why the combination to open X is
• The Principle of Evil Marksmanship states that, during a fight scene, antagonists in a work of fiction will be
as incompetent as the plot demands, despite prior characterization or reputation. For example, marksmen
in action films are often very bad shots and almost never harm the main characters. They are generally
capable of hitting a target only if the target is either of no value to the plot or if their death will advance
the plot. The term first appeared in film critic Roger Ebert's 1980 book "Little Movie Glossary", and had
been submitted by Jim Murphy of New York.
• The theme is commonly seen in cowboy films, action films, martial arts films, and comics, and is often a
source of mockery by critics, satirists, and fans.
• There are two specific rules that follow this principle:
• One-At-a-Time Attack Rule
• In any situation where the hero is alone, surrounded by dozens of bad guys, they will always obligingly
attack one at a time. This is actually done because it is easier for the director to get a better shot of the
fight in one-on-one battles.
• Inverse Ninja Law
• Though depicted as nearly-invincible warriors (especially when they are the heroes of the story), ninja are
often conversely depicted as disposable cannon fodder to be dispatched by the hero character, especially
one who is a ninja himself. Thus, modern entertainment has shown ninja as either expendable, attacking
in large numbers, or as nearly invulnerable solitary warriors (who are often unmasked in contrast). The law
is also known by several other names such as, Law of the Conservation of Ninjutsu or the Law of
Diminishing Ninjas or even the "Law of the Conservation of Whoopass.
• How is the Principle of Evil Marksmanship better known to us?
• The official website of the Eternal Sunshine of
the Spotless Mind.
• The clip on the next slide contains a reference to a movie.
• Although largely ignored upon release, it soon gained
notoriety as a midnight movie when audiences began
participating with the film at the Waverly Theater in New
York City in 1976. Audience members returned to the
cinemas frequently and talked back to the screen and
began dressing as the characters, spawning similar
performance groups across the United States. Still in
limited release nearly four decades after its premiere, it has
the longest-running theatrical release in film history. Today,
the film has a large international cult following and is one
of the most well-known and financially successful midnight
movies of all time.
• ID the movie being referenced.
• The Red Curtain Trilogy. The films do not form
a trilogy in the traditional sense. Each film
contains a theatre motif that reappears
throughout the film. Dance is used in the first
film, poetry and language in the second and
song in the third.
• Bollywood films made on the Stockholm
• In 2002 Paul McCartney ran into Peter Jackson
at the Academy Awards and told him of
something the Beatles’ had planned way back
in 1967. Jackson told Wellington’s Evening
Post newspaper, “It was something John was
driving and X still had the rights at that stage
but he didn’t like the idea of the Beatles doing
it. So he killed it.”
• What was “the Plan”?
• John Lennon wanted to play the grasping,
thieving creature Gollum
• George Harrison was to play the wise wizard
• Ringo Starr was to play Frodo’s devoted
• Notice there’s no mention of who Paul would
have played. Some sources say he would have
• This phrase originated in the movie X, and has
subsequently been used very frequently in
movies such as Matrix, Avatar, Honey, I Shrunk
the Kids, etc.
• The phrase means effectively, “to be out of
your comfort zone.”
• Give me the phrase and the movie.