leisure 02.22.08

Quiz - Movie Edition

MUG's monthly quiz, this one movie-themed in honor of Oscar.

Q: Herb Stempel and Charles Van Doren are associated with which movie?
a) Catch Me If You Can b) Rosemary's Baby c) Quiz Show
A: Quiz Show

Q: Susan Sarandon plays his mother and Ryan Phillippe plays his brother in this 2002 film starring Kieran Culkin. Name it.
A: Igby Goes Down

Q: Here's the synopsis of a 1967 movie centered on a Greenwich Village apartment: "A blind woman fights against drug smugglers who've invaded her home." What's the movie?
a) The Devil and Miss Jones b) Wait Until Dark c) Next Stop, Greenwich Village
A: Wait Until Dark

Q: What question does the old Nazi dentist, played by Laurence Olivier, say to Dustin Hoffman as he's drilling his teeth in Marathon Man?
a) Is it safe? b) Say hello to my little friend! c) Come on, Norman. Hurry up. The loons! The loons!
A: Is it safe?

Q: It was originally a controversial 1964 novel by Hubert Selby, Jr. about a drug- and violence-riddled Brooklyn in the 1950s. The most recent adaptation starred Jennifer Jason Leigh and Stephen Lang. What's the title?
a) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn b) Last Exit to Brooklyn c) Straight Out of Brooklyn
A: Last Exit to Brooklyn

Q: In Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King, what were hundreds of 'commuters' doing during the scene shot in the main hall of Grand Central?
a) Bathing b) Running c) Sleeping d) Dancing e) Levitating
A: Dancing

Q: How long was Andy Warhol's movie **** (Four Stars)?
a) Four seconds b) Twelve hours c) Twenty-five hours
A: Twenty-five hours

Q: Kaufman Astoria Studios was started in 1920 by Adolph Zuckor. It was a home for Paramount for 20 years, but eventually stopped being used. What 1977 movie helped bring the center back to life?
a) Annie Hall b) Saturday Night Fever c) The Wiz
A: The Wiz


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