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Too Much Cinema Quiz #1:Double Indemnity

October 16, 2009

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

“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

10 Comments leave one →
  1. October 16, 2009 11:05 pm

    Okay, here goes:

    1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    2. Gone With the Wind
    3. The Sound of Music
    4. The Exorcist
    5. Jaws
    6. Star Wars (George Lucas, director)

    The only thing I can think of for the Double Indeminity is that they’re actually listed in chronological order by the date they came out, but that’s not a “connect”, is it?

    • Hemanth permalink*
      October 17, 2009 12:57 am

      @K: Nice work there!!..:D

  2. October 16, 2009 11:26 pm

    Just say that I cracked it……you know i did…!
    1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    2. Gone With the Wind
    3. The Sound of Music
    4. The Exorcist : 2
    5. Jaws
    6. Star Wars Episode IV ,George Lucas, director

    These movies feature in the World’s Top 10 Grossing Movies, after being Adjusted for INFLATION!!!

  3. October 16, 2009 11:27 pm

    ooo, btw, what did i win??

  4. October 16, 2009 11:53 pm

    Yo! We have a winner: Sid

    Thats good man. Either u are a movie whiz kid or an excellent googler!

    So next time i shall make a non googleable quiz.

    This was short, you didnt even let me hv my 15 min of fame on hemanth’s blog 😛
    So anyway congrats.

    Do check out my film blog at

    I shall be back
    Astalavista baby!

  5. October 17, 2009 12:37 am

    Vemana Sir

    I worked on it last night….solved it, took almost 40 mins….!!
    I ammmmm a movie buff though!!

    Nice Work…keep it up!

    @ Hemanth, good job bhai!

  6. October 17, 2009 12:53 am

    @ Sid
    Dint mean it that way man. It was tongue in cheek. sorry if you thought otherwise.

    Really good work. Thank you for the effort you spent, it means a lot. Will keep giving good quizzes 🙂

    Thanks for having me. I shall be back next week

  7. Hemanth permalink*
    October 17, 2009 12:59 am

    @Sid: Brilliant job there magaa!!..:D

    @sid @vemana: Thanks guys!..:D…yeah…will wait for next week..:)

  8. guchaaa permalink
    October 17, 2009 2:16 am

    1.snow white and seven dwarfs
    2. scarlett o hara — gone with the wind
    3. the sound of music
    4. the exorcist
    6. star wars

    i tht sn is top grosser until gwtw came… and the exorcist has beaten gwtw and jaws kiked exorcist and …starwars kiked jaws…in top box office…

    well i am then finding why sound of music is given…. i tried to google by pasting all d names …well the first link gave inflation thing… i tht that wont be answer but i was wrong 🙂

  9. Anvesh permalink
    October 17, 2009 11:38 pm

    Nice work vem

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