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Title: Movie Quiz Series (March)


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Movie Quiz Series (March)
  • Varun Reddy Sevva (For IQL)
  • http//iquiz.wordpress.com/movie-quiz/march-2009/

2
Rules
  • One question every day, starting February
  • When there is a break it will be announced before
    hand
  • Answers will be accepted till 11.30 pm same day
  • Googling is highly discouraged, but its upto our
    conscience
  • All questions are answerable by movie lovers
  • Mostly Hollywood based Bollywood will be covered
    as and when new material comes up
  • IMDB and Wikipedia are the main sources

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Question 24
  • Clue 1 (Dialogue) Geology is the study of
    pressure and time. Thats all it takes really,
    pressure, and time. That, and a big god-damned
    poster.
  • Clue 2 Although a very modest hit in theaters,
    this movie became one of the highest grossing
    video rentals of all time.
  • Clue 3 The director of this movie watched
    Goodfellas every Sunday while shooting this
    movie and drew inspiration from it on using
    voice-over narration and showing the passage of
    time.
  • Identify this simple movie.

4
Answer 24
  • As you all guessed, it is The Shawshank
    Redemption.
  • Correct answers by STANLEY, Raji, Chandru and
    Francis.

5
Question 25
  • Clue 1  This movie has been known for long as
    one of the infamous Five Lost Hitchcocks
    amongst film buffs, and was re-released in
    theatres around 1984, along with the remaining 4
    movies.
  • Clue 2 (Dialogue) Oh Scottie. Im not mad. Im
    not mad. I dont want to die. Theres someone
    within me and she says I must die. Oh Scottie,
    dont let me go - Madeline.
  • Clue 3 Uncredited second-unit cameraman Irmin
    Roberts invented the famous zoom out and track
    in shot (now sometimes called contra-zoom or
    trombone shot) to convey the sense of a
    specific type of dizziness to the audience. The
    view down the mission stairwell scene cost
    19,000 for just a couple of seconds of screen
    time.
  • Identify this classic.

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Answer 25
  • As you guessed it, it is the classic Vertigo.
  • Correct answers by RAJI and Praveen Joseph.

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Question 26
  • Clue 1 (Tagline) A friendship that became a
    rivalry. A rivalry that turned deadly.
  • Clue 2 Sam Mendes had shown interest in
    adapting this Christopher Priests novel for the
    big-screen, but Priest insisted that Christopher
    Nolan direct the film, based on his love for both
    Following (1998) and Memento (2000).
  • Clue 3 (Last lines) Now youre looking for the
    secret. But you wont find it because of course,
    youre not really looking. You dont really want
    to work it out. You want to be fooled.
  • Identify this top-notch movie, with a very
    reputed star-cast. 

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Answer 26
  • The answer is The Prestige as you said it!
  • Correct answers by FRANCIS VIJAY, Pankaj Parashar
    (Please answer in the comments in this page
    itself), Debratna Nag and Shashi Kumar.

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Question 27
  • The clues may be vague, but you can still crack
    it without Googling for sure!
  • Clue 1 (Tagline) Let he who is without sin try
    to survive
  • Clue 2 The word fk and its derivatives are
    said a discernible 74 times throughout the movie,
    mostly by Brad Pitt.
  • Clue 3 (Dialogue) Nothing wrong with a man
    taking pleasure in his work. I wont deny my own
    personal desire to turn each sin against the
    sinner - John Doe.
  • Identify this thriller.

10
Answer 27
  • We had some newbies answering today! The Correct
    answer is Se7en - I guess John Doe and Brad
    Pitt gave it away!
  • Correct answers by FRANCIS (He answered in
    Gtalk), KN, Abdul Mujeeb (Welcome to the Quiz!).
    Good tries by GZR and Prakash Bhaskaran (I assume
    you answered this question)

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Question 28
  • Clue 1 (Dialogue) Well, good morning,
    everybody, and welcome to day 255,642 aboard the
    Axiom. As always, the weather is a balmy 72
    degrees and sunny, and, uh Oh, I see the ships
    log is showing that today is the 700th
    anniversary of our five year cruise. Well, Im
    sure our forefathers would be proud to know that
    700 years later wed be doing the exact same
    thing they were doing. So, be sure next mealtime
    to ask for your free sep-tua-centennial cupcake
    in a cup. Wow, look at that           
  • Clue 2 The film contains numerous references to
    Apple computers
  • Clue 3 (Tagline) In Space, No One Can Hear You
    Clean
  • Identify this fun-filled movie.

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Answer 28
  • The answer, as given by most of you very
    enthusiastically, is Wall-E. I guess most of
    you liked the movie, seeing the number of
    responses I got for it.
  • Correct answers by ABDUL MUJEEB, Ajay Parasuram,
    Raji, KN, Andy and GZR.

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Question 29
  • I hope it is crackable. It is a must-see movie in
    my view.
  • Clue 1 Before Ron Howard was selected to direct
    this film, there was strong competition from
    other filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese, Mike
    Nichols, George Clooney, Sam Mendes, and Bennett
    Miller.
  • Clue 2 (Tagline) 400 million people were waiting
    for the truth.
  • Clue 3 (Dialogue) You know the first and
    greatest sin of the deception of television is
    that it simplifies it diminishes great, complex
    ideas, trenches of time whole careers become
    reduced to a single snapshot.
  • Identify this fantastic movie.

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Answer 29
  • Not many responses to this one - The answer is
    the latest movie Frost/Nixon.
  • Correct answers by RAGHUVANSH, Francis and Tania.
    Well tried by KN.

15
Question 30
  • Time to move to some Bollywood!
  • Clue 1 The first (and till now only) film
    in India to be given a UA certificate on account
    of violence and not sexual content.
  • Clue 2 The mobile phone number imprinted on the
    heros body shown in the movie turned out to be a
    real phone number used by a woman in Bangalore.
    After the movie was released she got lots of
    calls and texts.
  • Clue 3 200020052008
  • Identify based on these easy clues.

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Answer 30
  • As given by all of you, the answer is Ghajini
    (The hindi-remake). 2000 was the year the baap of
    them all - Memento - was released. 2005 was the
    year of release of the Tamil version and 2008 was
    the Hindi-remake released.
  • Correct answers by SANDEEP (Welcome!), Somnath,
    Mujeeb, Abhinav (Welcome to the Quiz!) and Raji.

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Question 31
  • This one is something even I didnt know without
    googling.
  • Clue 1 (Dialogue) My Dearest Allie. I couldnt
    sleep last night because I know that its over
    between us. Im not bitter anymore, because I
    know that what we had was real. And if in some
    distant place in the future we see each other in
    our new lives, Ill smile at you with joy and
    remember how we spent the summer beneath the
    trees, learning from each other and growing in
    love. The best love is the kind that awakens the
    soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a
    fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds,
    and thats what youve given me. Thats what I
    hope to give to you forever. I love you. Ill be
    seeing you. Noah.
  • Clue 2 Rachel McAdams auditioned for the role
    during another movies premiere. She was given
    the script just a day in advance. She beat nine
    other actresses for the role. The scenes used
    during her audition included the one of Allies
    and Noahs argument at the end after Allie and
    her mother returns from the morning drive.
  • Clue 3 (Tagline) Behind every great love is a
    great story.
  • Identify this cult classic love story.

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Answer 31
  • Well, its the famous love-story-movie from which
    the Bollywood movie U me aur Hum was inspired
    i.e. The Notebook. I happened to see the
    Bollywood version in the USA and that memory
    still haunts me (its one sick movie)
  • Correct answers by MUJEEB and Jhurani (Welcome!)

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Question 32
  • Time for more Bollywood crap!
  • Clue 1 The movie was released on 25th
    anniversary of Yash Raj Films.
  • Clue 2 The title name for this movie was
    suggested by Kiron Kher, wife of the famous actor
    Anupam Kher.
  • Clue 3 Saif Ali Khan turned down the main role,
    which went to King Khan.
  • Too easy I think, guess which movie?

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Answer 32
  • Yes, it is DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhaniyan Le Jayenge).
  • Correct answers by TANIA, KN, Raji and Somnath.
    Well tried by Shashi and GZR.

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Question 33
  • Since I have recently seen a lot of bond movies,
    I though of looking at some James Bond Trivia
    too! Lots of clues in it and you can answer it
    even if you know just the titles of the various
    early Bond movies. You can see the list for
    reference at this link and then answer this
    question.
  • Clue 1 This movie was originally going to be the
    first James Bond movie, but legal wrangles with
    its co-author led to Dr. No (1962) being chosen
    instead. If released first, It would have been
    titled James Bond, Secret Agent
  • Clue 2 (Tagline) Look Out! Here Comes The
    Biggest Bond Of All!
  • Clue 3 This film and the other James Bond movie
    From Russia with Love (1963) are the only Bond
    movies to use the wipe editing technique in scene
    transitions.
  • Clue 4 The dictionary definition of the title
    word is that it was a military term used by US
    soldiers to describe the mushroom cloud seen
    during the testing of atomic bombs. Hence its use
    as a title because this would be result of
    SPECTRE detonating the stolen atomic bombs.
  • Identify this James Bond flick.

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Answer 33
  • Thunderball - I guess this one was easy to
    answer!
  • Correct answers by RAJI, Praveen Joseph, Andy and
    Febin (Welcome to the quiz!).

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Question 34
  • Clue 1 This film was directly inspired by the
    spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone, by Akira
    Kurosawas Shichinin no samurai (1954), Bandidos
    (1967) among others. Some critics at the time
    even began calling it a curry western.
  • Clue 2 The film was shot extensively in
    Ramnagaram near Bangalore, India. 
  • Clue 3 (Dialogue) When I dead police coming.
    Police coming budiya going jail. In jail,
    budiya chakki peesing and peesing and peesing
    and peesing and peesing.
  • Identify this fun-filled movie.

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Answer 34
  • The correct answer is Sholay. It was nice that
    different people interpreted different clues for
    the answer.
  • Correct answers by RAJI, Shashikumar, Andy,
    Praveen Joseph, GZR and Sameer (Welcome to the
    Quiz!)

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Question 35
  • Deviating from the usual routine, todays
    question is about an actress, but I dont want
    her name.
  • At age 13, she was on holiday in Moscow with her
    mother Marina Alyabusheva when she was spotted by
    a model scout getting off a metro train. Because
    of her age, she had to wait until she was 14 to
    model. In the picture below, she plays the piano
    in an old advertsing photo. Later in life, she
    did a lot of lingerie modeling work that gained
    her notoriety throughout Europe.
  • Asking her name would be tough, but can you tell
    me in which Hollywood movie did we see her most
    recently?

At age 14, in a piano advertisement
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Answer 35
  • As all of you guessed, we saw her most recently
    in Quantum of Solace, where she plays Camille.
    She is Olga Kurylenko.
  • Correct answers by SHASHI KUMAR (Excellent answer
    dude! Yes, her eyes are amazing, and perhaps
    those eyes were the basis of her selection for
    the role!), Debratna, Tania, Sameer, Anup and
    Mujeeb. Raji, I agree it was a tough one, but I
    did so to spice up the quiz a bit.

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Question 36
  • Back to some more Bond! Clues are movie-based so
    you can get it if you have seen it.
  • Clue 1 This novel was the last Ian Fleming James
    Bond novel published during his lifetime.
    Released on 16 March 1964, it was the twelfth
    novel in the series. For the first time in the
    James Bond film series, the screen story bore
    little resemblance to the source novel.
  • Clue 2 James Bond does not drive a car in this
    film. This is the only EON Productions James Bond
    film to date in which James Bond does not drive a
    vehicle. He travels in a car though, but doesnt
    drive it.
  • Clue 3 The face of Ernst Stavro Blofeld is
    revealed for the first time in this movie.
  • Clue 4 I must say I am disappointed with the
    ease with which I could pull you in. The one
    thing my honourable mother taught me long ago was
    never to get into a car with a strange girl. But
    you, Im afraid, will get into anything. With any
    girl.
  • Clue 5 First film to show James Bond in his
    Royal Navy uniform and to clearly indicate that
    he holds the rank of Commander.
  • Identify this Bond movie.

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Answer 36
  • Yes, it is You only live Twice, the famous one
    among the Bond movies.
  • Correct answers by RAJI, Debratna and Febin.

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Question 37
  • Today is the birthday of one of my close friends,
    and he happens to share it with a great
    personality. So this question is for both of
    them.
  • Clue 1 (Tagline) With Einstein as Cupid what
    could possibly go wrong?
  • Clue 2 (Dialogue) Albert Einstein Are you
    thinking what I am thinking? Ed Walters Well
    what would be the odds of that happening?
  • Clue 3 Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan and a whole lot of
    fun!
  • Identify the movie.

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Answer 37
  • The movie is I.Q.
  • Correct answers by SUNDEEP CHANDRU (Welcome
    back!) and Debratna. Special thanks to Raji for
    the reminder.

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Question 38
  • Another Bond movie in question. The clues get
    progressively easier as you go down. I guess clue
    3 will provide the time frame and hence make it
    easier to guess.
  • Clue 1 First completely original James Bond
    film, without reference to any Ian Fleming novel
    or short story.
  • Clue 2 The name of this movie is the nickname of
    Bond creator Ian Flemings beachfront house in
    Jamaica where (between 1952 and 1964) he wrote
    the Bond novels and short stories.
  • Clue 3 Several changes had to be made to the
    script during production because the plot was
    virtually identical to True Lies which was
    being released at the time.
  • Clue 4 First James Bond movie in the official
    series to be directed by a non-English director,
    Martin Campbell, who would go on to direct Casino
    Royale (2006).
  • Clue 5 The satellite dish used in the end of the
    film is the same one used in the film Contact.
    It is the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico.
  • Identify the movie.

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Answer 38
  • The correct answer is Goldeneye as you all got
    it!
  • Correct answers by CHANDRU (Once again!), Raji,
    Shashikumar, Febin, Debratna and Tania.

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Question 39
  • One of my admired movies in Bollywood.
  • Clue 1 (Tagline) How far would you go to save
    the one you love?
  • Clue 2 While filming, the director of the movie
    bonded so well with one of the two lead actresses
    that he requested her to be his sister. Since she
    did not have a brother in real life, she got
    quite emotional with this brotherly proposal,
    eventually solemnized in the form of a rakhi
    symbolically.
  • Clue 3 2004 Perumazhakkalam 2006 ???
  • Identify this critically acclaimed movie.

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Answer 39
  • The correct answer is Dor, the actress in
    question is Ayesha Takia and the director is
    Nagesh Kukunoor of course!
  • Correct answers by RAJI, Andy, Tania and Samatha.

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Question 40
  • I did not have much time, I thought of this one
    movie that I admired a lot. Shia La Beouf stars
    in this one. One of the most famous dialogues
    from this movie is as follows
  • Harry Vardon to Lord Northcliff Let me tell
    you something. I came here to win a trophy. And
    on the face of it Ted Ray or I should carry it
    off. Not for you, not for England, but for sheer
    bloody pride at being the best, thats why we
    do this. And if Mr. Ouimet wins tomorrow, its
    because hes the best, because of who he is. Not
    who his father was, not how much money hes got,
    because of who he bloody is! And Ill thank you
    to remember that. And Ill thank you to show the
    respect a gentleman gives as a matter of course.
  • Just name the movie.

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Answer 40
  • The correct answer, as pointed by ANDY, was The
    Greatest Game ever Played.
  • Also right answers by Raji and Sundeep.

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Question 41
  • Clue 1 A filmgoer who saw the movie in 1974
    during its original release fainted and broke his
    jaw on the seat in front of him. He then sued
    Warner Brothers and the filmmakers, claiming that
    the use of subliminal imagery in the film had
    caused him to pass out. The studio settled out of
    court for an undisclosed sum.
  • Clue 2 If adjusted for inflation, this would be
    the top grossing R-rated film of all time.
  • Clue 3 (Tagline) Somewhere between science and
    superstition, there is another world. The world
    of darkness.
  • Clue 4 (Dialogue) Father Dyer? I thought youd
    like to keep this.
  • Clue 5 Christian evangelist Billy Graham claimed
    an actual demon was living in the celluloid reels
    of this movie.
  • Identify this famous movie.

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Answer 41
  • The answer is the very famous movie The
    Exorcist.
  • Correct answers by RAJI, MK and Francis (Thanks
    for coming back!)

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Question 42
  • I happened to see this movie just yesterday
    night, and was compelled to make a question from
    it. Here goes.
  • Clue 1 The lead actress was offered the script
    to this movie as a 30th Birthday present from the
    director. The director has to delay the start of
    the production because the lead actress was
    pregnant.
  • Clue 2 It took six years to write the entire
    script before being split into two parts. The
    original draft was about 220 pages long.
  • Clue 3 (Dialogue) For those regarded as
    warriors, when engaged in combat the vanquishing
    of thine enemy can be the warriors only concern.
    Suppress all human emotion and compassion. Kill
    whoever stands in thy way, even if that be Lord
    God, or Buddha himself. This truth lies at the
    heart of the art of combat.
  • Clue 4 Total Body Count in this movie 95. 
  • Identify this fantastic movie, released in 2003.

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Answer 42
  • The answer is Kill Bill Vol 1?.
  • Correct answers by FRANCIS, Mujeeb and MK. I
    tried to make the clues more interesting and
    not-too-obvious as the earlier clues. Good going
    by Francis, his thought process is worth noting.
    This is how I would like to tackle any clues that
    I am offered. Good job!

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Question 43
  • Well, another one of my favorites, I missed the
    ending of this movie due to some damaged
    download. Anyways, here goes!
  • Clue 1 (Tagline) Somewhere in the Universe,
    there must be something better than man!
  • Clue 2 (Last lines) Oh my God. Im back. Im
    home. All the time, it was We finally really did
    it. You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you!
    God damn you all to hell!
  • Clue 3 This film marks only the second time that
    a make-up artist received an Academy Award.
    William Tuttle achieved the same feat in 1964 for
    7 Faces of Dr. Lao. A make-up category was
    introduced by the Academy in 1981.
  • Clue 4 Charlton Heston and Linda Harrison are
    the only actors to appear in both this film and
    its remake in 2001.
  • Identify this classic movie.

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Answer 43
  • Its the Planet of the Apes.
  • Correct answers by TANIA, Chandru and Francis.
    Well answered by one and all.

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Question 44
  • I hope it is easy and tough at the same time.
    Here goes!
  • Clue 1 Brad Pitt was signed to this movie for a
    relatively small salary, when he was still an up
    and coming actor. By the time of the movies
    release, however, Interview with the Vampire The
    Vampire Chronicles (1994), Legends of the Fall
    (1994), and Se7en (1995) had been released,
    making Pitt a top-salary actor.
  • Clue 2 Bruce Willis took a lower salary than his
    star-status would normally entitle, partly
    because of budget restrictions, but mostly
    because he wanted to work with Terry Gilliam.
    Actually Bruce did the movie for free. It was
    only after the movie was released that he was
    paid.
  • Clue 3 When I was institutionalized, my brain
    was studied exhaustively by the guys of mental
    health. I was interrogated, I was x-rayed, I was
    examined thoroughly. Then, they took everything
    about me and put it into a computer where they
    created this model of my mind. Yes! Using that
    model they managed to generate every thought I
    could possibly have in the next, say, 10 years.
    Which they then filtered through a probability
    matrix of some kind to - to determine everything
    I was gonna do in that period. So you see, she
    knew I was gonna lead the Army of the ______
    _______ into the pages of history before it ever
    even occurred to me. She knows everything Im
    ever gonna do before I know it myself. Hows
    that?
  • Identify this movie, that launched the career of
    Brad Pitt, earning him a Golden Globe and also
    giving him his only other Oscar nomination (the
    latest one in 2009 being only his 2nd nomination).

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Answer 44
  • The correct answer is Twelve Monkeys.
  • Correct answer by ANDY, Tania, Francis and
    Sundeep Chundru. Partial answer by Raji (although
    the Terry Gilliam info and his relation to Monty
    Python series was a eye opener for me!)
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