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The Shadowplay Impossible Film Quiz: February Edition

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on February 1, 2010 by dcairns

A typically enthusiastic reaction.

Round (1) The dreaded Quotations Round.

a) “Well, he didn’t have anything to spend it on, did he? Stuck out in Greece. Lowest standard of living in Europe.”

b) “Fucking bollocks.”

c) “Come back here, Sidney, I wanna chastise you!”

d) “You are determined to get me in the salade.”

Round (2) Lowest Common Denomonators. What do the following have in common?

a) Colin Farrell; James  Coburn; José Luis López Vásquez.

b) Ken Russell; John Boorman; Janet Gaynor.

c) Andy Serkis; Slim Pickens; Haruo Nakajima.

d) Roman Polanski; Kim Novak; Wile E Coyote.

Round (3) Images round. Identify the following films ~

There’s a whopping connection between all four which should help. Name the connection.

Round (4) What connects the following directors?

a) Jules Dassin; Roy Boulting; Serge Gainsbourg.

b) Claudio Guerín; Juzo Itami; Humphrey Jennings.

c) Ronald Neame; Jack Clayton; Guiseppe Patroni Griffi; Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

d) Francois Truffaut; William Wyler; Luis Bunuel.

Round (5) Who did what to whom?

a) Who has sex while wearing a full suit of armour?

b) Who achieved satisfaction hanging on hooks over a bleached corpse?

c) Name any two actors who have played zero gravity sex scenes.

d) “I can’t fuck a gorilla!” complained Steve Martin in 1983’s THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS, But who could, and did, yield to the loveplay of an ape three years later?

Round (6) Dwarfs round. Name the missing small person.

a) Happy, Dopey, Sneezy, Grumpy, Sleepy, Bashful and – ?

b) Randall, Wally, Fidget, Ogg, Strutter and – ?

c) Screwball and – ?

d) Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Thorin Oakenshield, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur oh the hell with this.

Round (7) Missing limbs round. In which film does ~

a) Arthur Lowe’s severed head end appear mounted on a milk bottle?

b) Robert Alda’s hand play the piano, unaccompanied?

c) Herbert Lom’s thumb go to the guillotine?

d) Ed Begley Jnr’s arm pop out of a panther?

Round (8) Music round.

a) Why should we expect to meet Montgomery Clift and David McCallum in ALIEN?

b) Why should we expect to meet William Shatner in TITANIC? Asides from the fact that he would improve it immeasurably?

c) Why should we expect to meet Yves Montand in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY?

d) Why should we expect Tim Matheson to meet a cartoon wolf in NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE?

This man is not a clue.

Round (9) Before they were famous. Who were ~

a) Diana Fluck?

b) Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich ze Schluderpacheru?

c) Barbara Seagull?

d) Angela Dorian?

Round (10) The halt and the lame.

a) What would, late in life, disqualify Mitchell Leisen and Maurice Tourneur for the role of Tarzan?

b) What connects Orson Welles directing his first film with John Huston directing his last?

c) What connects Terry Gilliam casting his dream girl in BRAZIL with Josef Von Sternberg directing THE SHANGHAI GESTURE (according to them, anyway)?

(d) What did Michelangelo Antonioni and Nagisa Oshima both have to struggle with?

Bonus question: What connects Buster Keaton and Lee Van Cleef?