The August Shadowplay Impossible Film Quiz
As always, amusing answers are just as welcome as correct ones!
Round [One] Who said that? And where?
a) “Can I wait awhile? Before I’m you?”
b) “Tasteless, odorless crud!”
c) “Shall we allow an angel to pass?”
d) “I am a thief — honest!”
Round [Two] Role ’em! (AKA The Bull Montana Round) What roles connect the following —
a) F. Murray Abraham, Rod Steiger and Jason Robards Jnr?
b) Claude Rains, Kenneth Williams, Alain Delon?
c) Asta Nielsen, Bull Montana, Mischa Auer, Carmelo Bene, Arnold Schwartzenegger?
d) Peter Wyngarde, Marlon Brando, Olivier Debray?
Round  The Mann Act —
(Just name the films, if possible)
Round  Location, location. What structures link –
(a) THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (both versions); THE KNACK… AND HOW TO GET IT
(b) BRANNIGAN; THE LODGER (1944)
(c) GORGO; THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS (1978)
(d) THE WHITE BUS; SID AND NANCY; IS THAT ALL THERE IS? (1993)
Round  Directors. What links ~
(a) Anthony Mann; Seth Holt; Ernst Lubitsch?
(b) Sam Fuller; William Friedkin; Emilio Fernandez?
(c) Henri-Georges Clouzot; Marcel Carne; Harmony Korine?
(d) Harold Reinl; George “MAD MAX” Miller; Lucio Fulci?
Round  Murdered by Dario Argento. Which films contain the following outrageous homicides?
(a) Flogged/strangled with own intestines?
(b) Drowned in scalding hot bath?
(c) Bisected by falling stained glass?
(d) Gnawed to death in water by rodents?
Round  Music.
(a) What’s exceptional about Tristram Carey’s soundtrack for THE LADYKILLERS?
(b) What’s unusual about Neil Young’s score for DEAD MAN?
(c) When, to the exact film, did John Barry stop being awesome?
(d) “A mixture of Duane Eddy and Puccini recorded in somebody’s bathroom.” What is being described?
Round 8: Answer the following film titles —
a) HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY GAL?
b) WHO IS HARRY KELLERMAN AND WHY IS HE SAYING THESE TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT ME?
c) WHY DID BODHI-DHARMA LEAVE FOR THE EAST?
d) WHERE EAGLES DARE?
Round  The Pazuzu round. Name the films, including identifying which of the demons is/are Pazuzu.
Round  Casting capers
a) What film finds room for Sylvia Kristel, Beau Bridges and Olivia DeHavilland?
b) Where can you find Richard Attenborough, Patrick McGoohan and Charlie Parker?
c) Richard Burton, Ringo Starr, Sugar Ray Robinson?
d) Murray Hamilton, Vincent Gardenia, Jake LaMotta?