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Cinema Quiz-13: Connect the three

October 18, 2009
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Identify the two locations and the man there. And what’s the connect?

Ans: The connect is…James Bond.

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1. The building is the United States Bullion Depository, commonly called as Fort Knox, where large portions of US gold reserves are kept… it was featured in James Bond’s movie “Goldfinger”.

2. The fort on top of the hill is the Monsoon Palace in Udaipur, India which appears in James Bond’s “Octopussy”

3. Ian Fleming, the guy who created “James Bond” series.

Note: The “007” code in Agent007  is not the ISD code of Russia, as some of us believe. James Bond belongs to a special secret cell of MI6, which also has 11 other secret agents…Agent001, Agent 002….Agent 012. And James Bond is Agent 007 in that list. All secret agents in this group have the license to kill.

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Cinema Quiz-12: Making History!

October 17, 2009
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Who are these three? And the connect??

Ans: The connect is..”Marge Simpson” from “The Simpsons”…The lady in the pic here is…Julie Kavner…who gave the voice over for Marge Simpson. The guy to the right is Matt Groening, the creator and designer behind the Simpsons…and the third guy is Hugh Hefner-“Playboy”.

Marge Simpson will be the first ever cartoon character to be featured on the Cover page of “Playboy Magazine”.

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Too Much Cinema Quiz #1:Double Indemnity

October 16, 2009
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Well Hemanth has been barraging with a string of googlies one after the other. You just have to be maniacally enthusiastic about trivia to get those questions and I havent had much luck yet. I like the idea of Cinema quiz but why not go a little wild with a Too Much Cinema quiz?

Here is not one but a set of questions, 6 in all, which all build up to something. All the 6 answers stacked up together should lead to what we call a connect. The questions are easy but will you get the point is to connect. So here they are:

Q.1) Convinced that it would fail, the Hollywood film industry labeled the film “Disney’s Folly”.
The British Board of Film Censors gave the film an A-certificate upon its original release. This resulted in a nationwide controversy as to whether the enchanted forest and the witch were too frightening for younger audiences. Nevertheless, most local authorities simply overrode the censor’s decision and gave the film a U-certificate.
This was the first film to ever have a soundtrack recording album released for it.
Which movie am I talking about?

Q.2) We all know the movie but do you remember the name of the character who says these lines

“Fiddle-dee-dee.”
“My life is over. Nothing will ever happen to me again. “
“As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again!”
“After all, tomorrow is another day.“

Q.3) Identify the movie from lyrics of this song

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
brown paper packages tied up with strings,
these are a few of my favorite things.

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels,
door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles.
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings.
these are a few of my favorite things

Q.4)Identify the movie from the image Picture1

Q.5) These are the last lines of the movie touted as the “father of the summer blockbuster movie “

Brody: What day is this?
Hooper: It’s Wednesday… eh, it’s Tuesday, I think.
Brody: Think the tide’s with us?
Hooper: Keep kicking.
Brody: I used to hate the water…
Hooper: I can’t imagine why.

Q.6) Academy award for the Best Director

Herbert Ross – The Turning Point
Steven Spielberg – Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Fred Zinnemann – Julia
Woody Allen – Annie Hall

Find the missing Nomination in this category.

Now these six movies all point to what I call a ‘Double Indemnity’. So go ahead. Give me the six answers and What is so special about these movies which are in a particular order?
The first one to get all 6 answers along with the connect wins!

Thanks for participating. Let me know if you like the Quiz and do come over to my movie blog called Too Much Cinema sometime. For reviews in a 100 characters or less, follow @toomuchcinema on twitter

by Vemana
http://vemana.in

Cinema Quiz-11: Breaking Boundaries!

October 15, 2009
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10 The guy on the left is handing over something to Pervez Mussharaf. This was something remarkable…who’s the guy on the left? What is he handing over to Mussharaf? And what’s the significance of this event?

Ans: Mr.Akbar Asif, the grandson of Asif, director of Mughal-e-azam. He is presenting a reel of the re-coloured print of the film for its re-release in Pakistan. Mughal-E-Azam was the first Indian film to be released in Pakistan after more than 40 years. A complete ban on Indian films was enforced after the war in 1965.

Trivia: 1. Shoaib Mansoor’s  “Khuda ke Liye” ,a  Pakistani film was released in India soon after “Mughal-E-Azam” was  released in Pakistan. Good Politics? Maybe…:)

2. “Taare Zameen Par” was also to be released in Pakistan. But, they dropped the idea when the Censor board in Pakistan raised a red flag saying that “There are no Pakistani actors in the film and the film was not even shot in Pakistan”!! Bad Politics? Maybe..:D

(Anantha Krishna and Swagath cracked this one…)

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Cinema Quiz-10: Powerpuff Girls!

October 15, 2009
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9 Who are these three gorgeous actresses? And the connect..:)

Ans: (starting clockwise from top left)

Annie Parillaud – of La Femme Nikita fame
Milla JovoVich – The Fifth Element
Natalie Portman – Leon

The connect is Luc Besson…he was the director of all those movies.

P.S: Leon was the debut film of Natalie Portman!

(Sidharth, Revanth cracked this one…)

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Cinema Quiz-9: Connect these super talented actresses!

October 15, 2009
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Identify these three actresses and what’s the connect…(a slightly toughie..but easy to figure out if you know one of them…)

Ans:

The connect is…Dev Benegal. All these actresses have acted in three of Dev’s movies…starting clockwise from top left

1. Laila Rouass (Split Wide Open)

2. Mita Vashisht (English, August)

3.  Tannishtha Chatterjee (Road, Movie)

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Cinema Quiz-8: Is he the One?!

October 14, 2009
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4Who is this guy? And why’s he in the news?!

Ans: The director in the pic is Paresh Mokashi. His low-budget Marathi film “Harishchandrachi Factory” has been selected as India’s entry to the Oscars. It will be competing with hundreds of movies from across the world for the “Best Foreign Feature Film”.

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