Walter Mencken 6:15 p.m., Feb. 28
The Big Screen Trivia Contest Questions
Have you seen this man?
I don't know who the nitz on the right is, but the guy on the left is the winner of The Big Screen's trivia contest held last Thursday night at the House of Blues. In all the excitement, I forgot to get his name. He has my contact info, so please, mystery winner, shoot me an email to claim your prize of a one year pass for two good at any Reading Cinema.
Kudos to everyone who helped to make the party such a success. We could not have done it without the help of PR guru Reader Andy. It's always nice to work with professionals. Thanks to David Elliott and Valerie Scher for helping to write the questions. Big ups to Shervia Sana and the nice folks at House of Blues for adding a touch of class to the proceedings. As for Jo Brantgerger, Regional Publicity Director for Reading Cinemas (and my future ex-wife) for helping to arrange the coolest grand prize ever.
I could ask for a better blog partner, but why bother when I have Lickona on my side? Thanks, Matt!
For those of you mysophobic shut-ins unable to attend, here are the questions. Remember, no one at the party had computer access, so you're on the honor system!
1.) If May Ten is the first entry in Travis Bickle’s diary, what is the last?
2.) What is Harry Potter’s owl’s name?
3.) Now that The Avengers is the biggest movie ever at everything forever, Marvel is going to dig deep into its roster for new superhero franchises. Which of the following have they NOT already tried?
b. Howard the Duck
d. The Punisher
e. Iron Fist
f. Red Sonja
4.) Which actors have played Batman in a full-length feature film that garnered a theatrical release?
5.) DUNCAN SHEPHERD SPECIAL: Clint Eastwood made his bones as an actor, but has been directing ever since 1971's Play Misty For Me, much to former Reader critic Duncan Shepherd's delight. Which of the following films was NOT directed by Eastwood?
a. The Dead Pool
c. The Bridges of Madison County
e. Space Cowboys
6.) Name 4 actors who were members of Robert Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen.
7.) In The Wizard of Oz, why did Miss Gulch want to take Toto away?
8.) Between 1933 and 1964, how many actors played The 3 Stooges?
9.) Disney is perhaps the world's preeminent brand for family entertainment, but they seem to have trouble portraying certain sorts of families. Of the following Disney Princesses, which two have biological mothers who appears in the film?
a. Snow White
b. Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
d. Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
e. Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
f. Jasmine (Aladdin)
i. Tiana (The Princess & The Frog)
10.) She was the first actress ever to receive a million dollars for a single role.
11.) Burger Time! Name the brand of burger featured in each of the following films:
a: Pulp Fiction
b. The Big Lebowski
c. Iron Man
d. Coming to America
e. Saturday Night Fever
12.) In Bridget Jones's Diary, which part of Bridget's body embarrasses her on TV?
13.) What nickname does Colin Firth in The King's Speech share with the the 3 Stooges sister who died and was reincarnated as a horse?
14.) John Wayne died in a total of 9 movies. Name three.
15.) Harrison Ford is of course the greatest actor of his generation, speaker of one immortal line after another. Complete the following:
a. From Air Force One: "Get off my __!"
b. From Raiders of the Lost Ark: "Gimme the _!"
c. From Star Wars: A New Hope: "I don't know, I can __ quite a bit."
d. From Blade Runner: "They don't advertise for ___ in the newspaper."
16.) What is the last chapter in Woody Allen’s Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex?
17.) In Mel Brooks’ The Producers, what material is Max Bialystock’s belt made out of?
18.) People are fond of saying that Sean Connery's James Bond was the real James Bond. But was he the most frequent as well? Who played James Bond onscreen more often, Sean Connery or Roger Moore? Never mind official vs. unofficial!
19.) What is the name of the heavenly town in Albert Brooks’ Defending Your Life?
20.) Arrange the following Lindsey Lohan films in order of their release dates:
21.) What Robert Altman film uses only one song on its soundtrack? Even a doorbell sounds the theme!
c. Gosford Park
d. A Perfect Couple
e. The Long Goodbye
22.) When the Academy opened up the Best Picture field in 2009, Up managed to snag a nomination - a rarity for animated features. In 2010, Toy Story 3 grabbed another. Before that, what was the only animated film to be nominated for Best Picture?
23.) Thelma Schoonmaker has edited the vast majority of Martin Scorsese’s movies. Which of the following movies did she not edit?
a. Key to Reserva
b. Mirror, Mirror
c. Taxi Driver
d. A Letter to Elia
e. Shine a Light
24.) Josh Hartnett, Yves Montand and Peter Lorre starred in what movies that have one-letter titles?
25.) Samuel L. Jackson is, famously, the highest-grossing actor of all time, thanks in large part to his willingness to appear in absolutely any movie he's offered. Which of the following films did NOT feature Jackson?
c. Jurassic Park
26.) Arrange the following Mischa Barton films in order of their release dates:
27.) Two of the following ten actors do not appear in It’s a Mad, Mad...World. Name them.
a. Jerry Lewis
b. Buster Keaton
c. Don Knotts
d. Bob Hope
e. Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson
f. Mickey Rooney
g. Carl Reiner
h. Ernie Kovacs
i. Jim Backus
j. Milton Berle
28.) What are the 3 rules Gremlin-owners live by?
29.) Arnold Schwarzeneggar coins instant classics every time he opens his mouth. Fill in the blanks on some of these legendary lines:
a. "I'll need your ___, your , and your _."
b. "Get to the _!"
c. "Consider that a _."
d. "Let off some _ Bennett."
30.) What San Diego native played John F. Kennedy in PT-109?
31.) Arrange the following '70's disaster films in order of their release dates:
a. Towering Inferno
c. Airport ‘77
d. The Poseidon Adventure
32.) Can you name two famous actresses who played the famously unsinkable Molly Brown?
33.) What movie is playing at Radio City Music Hall while Michael and Kay Corleone do their Christmas shopping in The Godfather?
34.) Name the American cities the majority of these five films were shot in:
a. The Blues Brothers
b. The Stunt Man
d. Napoleon Dynamite
e. Pink Flamingos
35.) Arrange the following Tara Reid films in order of their release dates:
36.) How many films did the Marx Bros. make with Zeppo?
37.) Name the type of wheeled transportation most associated with each film:
a. Back to the Future
d. Smokey and the Bandit
g. The Taking of Pelham 123
38.) Name the gun most associated with each character:
a. James Bond
b. Dirty Harry
c. Sarah Connor
d. Han Solo
e. Ellen Ripley
39.) Can you name three actors who won the top acting Oscar for playing boxers?
40.) Rank the following actors by number of Best Actor Oscars - lead or supporting - won:
a. Robert Redford
b. Jack Nicholson
c. Dustin Hoffman
d. Al Pacino
41.) What was the first film ever to receive an R rating from the MPAA?
42.) What was the first Hollywood film to contain the “F” word?
b. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
c. Easy Rider
d. The Graduate
e. Lilies of the Field
43.) What two spielberg productions forced the MPAA to create the PG-13 rating?
44.) The was first motion picture released with an MPAA PG-13 rating.
a. Night of the Comet
b. The Flamingo Kid
d. Red Dawn
e. Body Rock
45.) Other than Jim Carrey, what animal is featured prominently in Dumb and Dumber?
46.) Name the 6 colorful surnames in Reservoir Dogs.
47.) What was the name of the shipboard computer system in Alien?
48.) What room did Judy Garland, Elvis Presley, and Lenny Bruce all OD in?
49). Arrange the following Evan Rachel Wood films in order of their release dates:
50.) This Walt Disney animated feature was the first film to be released in stereophonic sound:
b.) Sleeping Beauty
e. 101 Dalmatians
51.) What was the first Disney animated feature to use computer-generated imagery?
a. Oliver & Company
b. The Fox and the Hound
c. The Rescuers
d. The Black Cauldron
52.) In 1999, what was the first major motion picture theatrically exhibited as digital cinema?
a. Mission to Mars
b. Disney’s Tarzan
c. Bicentennial Man
e. Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace
53.) Who is the most successful movie star of the 1930s who is still alive?
54.) Tiebreaker: How many times is the "f" word uttered in Goodfellas?
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