REMINDER! You may DROP one question for a 0, WILD CARD one question for an automatic correct, and there are 6 BONUS questions plus a FINAL BONUS. Take advantage of these opportunities to lower your score; see the rules above for how they are scored. Also, it should be obvious that there are oodles of hints scattered throughout.
1. LOUIS, I THINK THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A BEAUTIFUL QUIZ. Fourteen actors receive on-screen credits in the classic film Casablanca, which pretty much corresponds to all of those that have a role with more than just passing significance. Name one of those 14 actors.Bonus: Casablanca
has arguably the greatest number of memorable quotes of any film in history. It's little wonder then that in 2005 the Writers Guild of America voted Casablanca
the greatest screenplay of all time. Name one of the three men credited for the screenplay; last name only is sufficient, even though two of them share the same last name. (See the rules for how bonus questions are scored.)2. THIS QUESTION IS ALL ABOUT CHARACTER GIANTS OF THE CINEMA. Name the classic film that featured one of the following principal characters.
(Title only; no need to associate with a lettered choice.)
(A) Jett Rink
(B) Benjamin Braddock
(C) Margo Channing
(D) Charlie Allnut
(E) Cody Jarrett
(F) John Lloyd Sullivan
(G) Dr. David Huxley
(H) Sylvia Scarlett
(I) Father Chuck O'Malley
(J) Matthew Harrison Brady
(K) Adam Trask
(L) Joe Gillis
(M) Ransom Stoddard
(N) Richard BlaineBonus:
Name an actor who played the character that you chose in any theatrically released version of the film.3. A PICTURE MAY BE WORTH 1,000 WORDS, BUT IF YOU WANT TO CONTEND, PLEASE KEEP YOUR ANSWERS SHORT AND SSSSHHhhhhhh... keep your voice down. Name one of the classic films pictured below.
(Title only; you don't need to associate with a numbered choice.)Bonus:
Name any identifiable actor in the picture from the film that you chose. 4. I'M AFRAID THAT YOU'LL HAVE TROUBLE RECOGNIZING THE KEY TO THIS QUESTION.
Previous TDs have dealt with the film collaborations of Hope & Crosby and Tracy & Hepburn. Two other pairs of legendary actors who appeared together numerous times (and were also married for periods along the way) are Elizabeth Taylor & RIchard Burton (10 times, in the same film, that is) and Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall (5 times.) Name one of the 15 theatrically released feature films in which Taylor & Burton or Bogart & Bacall appeared together.5. DOES SHE… OR DOESN'T SHE? ONLY HER HAIRDRESSER (AND HER HAIR COLOR GENE) KNOW FOR SURE. (I'LL BET SHE DOES, THOUGH.) Name one of the 12 blonde femmes fatales pictured below.
Well, most of them are not actually femmes fatales in the classic sense, but you still should get the idea. I'm looking for the actress pictured, not any character that she portrayed. (Name only; you don't need to associate with a numbered choice.) 6. THE DEVIL MADE ME INCLUDE THIS QUESTION. (DON'T LAUGH, IT'S TRUE.) Name one of the classic silent films summarized below.
(Title only; you don’t need to associate with a lettered choice.)
(A) The rise and inevitable fall of Lulu, a naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.
(B) In Austria, two childhood friends -- Leo and Ulrich -- grow up to be soldiers. Leo becomes infatuated with Felicitas, the wife of a powerful count.
(C) The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales having a common theme from throughout history.
(D) A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.
(E) The sudden fortune won in a lottery fans such destructive avarice that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.
(F) Erstwhile childhood friends, Judah and Messala, meet again as adults, with Roman officer Messala as conqueror and Judah as a wealthy, though conquered, Israelite.
(G) Two young men -- one rich, one middle class -- who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.
(H) A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and the resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre.
(I) Documents one year in the life of an Inuit and his family. Describes the trading, hunting, fishing and migrations of a group barely touched by industrial technology.
(J) Count Orlok purchases a new residence in the German town of Wisborg and journeys to his new home, leaving a wake of death along the way.
(K) Gwynplaine, son of Lord Clancharlie, has a permanent smile carved on his face by order of King James II as an act of revenge against Clancharlie.
(L) In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
(M) A tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind girl, whose family is in financial trouble. The tramp's on-and-off friendship with a wealthy man allows him to be the girl's benefactor and suitor.Bonus:
Name the director of any theatrically released silent
version of the film that you chose.7. K-K-K-KATY, BEAUTIFUL KATY, YOU'RE THE ONLY G-G-G-GIRL THAT I ADORE. (CAN'T ANSWER FOR NEGATIVE BAITS ON THIS QUESTION, BUT THERE ARE DEFINITELY POSITIVE ONES.)
The name "Katherine" has roots that go back many hundreds of years, perhaps even thousands according to some etymologies, evolving around the world into numerous formal and informal variations and spellings over time. Name one of the 19 actresses named "Katherine" or some variation or diminutive (Kate, Kathy, Kat, Kathleen, Karen, Ina, Kitty, etc., or spelled somewhat differently, for example with a “C” rather than a “K”) who has been nominated for an Oscar in an acting category. 8. IT'S BYE, BYE FOR YOU IF I CATCH YOU PEKING PEEKING AT YOUR GPS. Name the film (or series) in which the primary action takes place in one of the following fictional locations.
(Title only; you don't need to associate with a lettered choice. In case of a series, all films in the series will be grouped together.)
(A) Duchy of Grand Fenwick
(D) Bedford Falls
(K) Emerald City
(L) Kings Row
(M) Sweet Apple, Ohio 9. THEY'RE NOT SO YOUNG ANYMOORE. BUT THEN AGAIN, AT LEAST THREE STILL ARE.
Every year we lose screen legends who had lived well into their 80s, 90s or beyond. But then concurrently, every year other stars reach those advanced ages. Name a film actor with at least 3 theatrically released screen credits age 85 or older who is still alive as of this posting, March 23, 2014.
(Several dozen relatively well-known to very well-known answers. Probably hundreds of lesser-knowns.) Bonus:
Name a film actor with at least 3 theatrically released screen credits who died
in the year or so through March 22, 2014, having reached age 85 or older. If your answer has been gone more than a year, but still relatively close to a year, then you'll get credit. But remember, you have to get the main question correct for the bonus answer to be considered. 10. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I CAN NAME THAT FILM INN 3 NOTES.... TOPS! Name the film in which one of the following Academy Award nominated songs first appeared.
All of these songs have become enduring standards, at least when they're compared to such unforgettable nominated greats as "There's a Breeze on Lake Louise" and "Zing a Little Zong." (Title only; you don't need to associate with a lettered choice.)
(A) Never On Sunday
(B) Cheek to Cheek
(C) _________ (Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darlin’)**
(E) Chim Chim Cher-ee
(F) I’m Easy
(G) Up Where We Belong
(H) When You Wish Upon a Star
(I) The Trolley Song
(J) The Man That Got Away
(K) Unchained Melody
(M) White Christmas
** The blank in (C) is also the title of the film. 11. A"M"AZING GRACE IS NO UGLY DUCKLING.
Following a small role in 1951’s Fourteen Hours
and numerous television appearances, Grace Kelly starred in 10 theatrically released films from 1952-1956
before she retired from show business and did …… well, I'm not quite sure what she did after that. Not that it really matters, however, as your task is to name one of those 10 films.Bonus:
Name a male actor in a starring role who played opposite Ms. Kelly in the film that you chose. 12. TO BE FRANK, I'M NOT LYIN' THAT YOU MAY NEED SOME DIVINE GUIDANCE ON THIS QUESTION.
Women we love on the silver screen already had their visual question on this quiz; now it's the mens' turn. Name one of the following character actors, each of whom you've seen in probably dozens of films and TV shows.
(Name only; you don't need to associate it with a numbered choice.)13. THIS IS A GEM OF A QUESTION TO FINISH WITH. I SUSPECT THAT IT WILL GO WITHOUT (OR WITH) A HITCH.
It may be hard to believe that Alfred Hitchcock never won an Academy Award and that films he directed won only 6 Oscars in total across all the competitive categories. (Hitchcock did receive the Thalberg Memorial Award in 1968.) OK, mentioning the awards once again was a misdirection, so here's the real question: After starting his career in Britain in silent films, Hitchcock moved on to talkies, directing 16 theatrically released feature films that have 1 word titles. Name one of the 16.
(One word means one word, so titles such as The Birds
, do not count.) FINAL BONUS. In its 86 years, the Academy Awards presentation has been at 10 different venues. For 1 point each off your score, name up to 5 of those venues.
If a venue has been known by more than one name throughout its history, all of those names will be considered together as only one venue. You can guess up to 5 venues with no penalty for incorrect answers, but ties will be broken in the final score first by the number of correct answers and then by the fewest incorrect answers.