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The return of Trivia Tuesdays!

Starting today and every Tuesday during July, I’m bringing back Trivia Tuesday. At 10AM (PST), I’ll post five trivia questions about movies and you’ll have until 10PM that same day to answer.

  1. Send you answers to my ask box
  2. At 10PM, I’ll make a post with the correct answers and alert the person who won
  3. If you win, you have a choice of one (1) movie postcard: I’m Still Here, Chaplin at Keystone, Laila, Harold and Maude, Meek’s Cutoff, Insidious or Jimmy the Gent
  4. Winner sends me a message with their address and I’ll mail the postcard to them right away
  5. Enjoy!

Today’s questions:

1. In Midnight Cowboy, what is “Ratso“‘s full, real name?

2. Who said it: “When I’m good I’m very good, but when I’m bad I’m better”?

3. The title character in The Stunt Man is a veteran of what war?

4. In Harold and Maude, which fake-suicide technique doesn’t Harold attempt?:

a) drowning b) hanging c) seppuku d) pills

5. The waiting room receptionist in Beetlejuice is a former beauty queen from what country?

Trivia Tuesday!

Okay, since Tumblr got rid of the Directory, I sort of thought I’d retire Trivia Tuesdays because I couldn’t recommend people anymore. And then I realized you still could recommend people…so I’m bringing it back. As ever, you can

  • claim these prizes, or 
  • I can recommend you, or 
  • you can request a film for me to review and I’ll write something on it [NEW!]

Answers go in the Ask box.

This week’s questions:

1. Which Hitchcock movie features a score that samples Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen”?

2. Before he was called Goofy, the Disney character was named what?

3. How much money does it cost to manufacture a single Oscar statuette?

4. What movie do Bob (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) watch in Bob’s motel room in Lost in Translation?

5. By what affectionate nickname is Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul referred to by Western journalists? 

Tuesday Trivia!

Rules and prizes here.

1. What movie did Orson Welles watch a reported 40 times in preparation for directing Citizen Kane?

2. Akira Kurosawa’s film High and Low is based on a novel by which American author of pulp fiction?

3. Daniel Day-Lewis was lured from his notorious stint as an Italian cobbler by the prospect of starring in what film?

4. Proverbially, what is the Maltese Falcon made of?

5. Which actress has been romantically involved with both Martin Scorsese and David Lynch?


Trivia Tuesday Results!

Congrats to madcapwanderlust, who answered this week’s questions correctly! Submit your address and choice of prize (seen here) to my Ask Box and I’ll mail that out as soon as possible. Thanks for playing!

1. John Carpenter’s Escape from New York features matte paintings by which future Oscar-winning director?

—James Cameron

2. In The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, who shot Liberty Valance?

—John Wayne/Tom Doniphon

3. Danish filmmakers Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg issued what famous didactic declaration of filmmaking principles?

—the Dogme 95 manifesto

4. In Barton Fink, John Tuturro’s character is trying to write a screenplay for what ’30s movie star?

—Wallace Beery

5. What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? [Beware that I will only be accepting one answer for this one.]

—“African or European?”

Tuesday Trivia!

If you find the infrequency of this feature truly galling, please leave me hate mail in the appropriate place

1. John Carpenter’s Escape from New York features matte paintings by which future Oscar-winning director?

2. In The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, who shot Liberty Valance?

3. Danish filmmakers Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg issued what famous didactic declaration of filmmaking principles?

4. In Barton Fink, John Turturro’s character is trying to write a screenplay for what ’30s movie star?

5. What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? [Beware that I will only be accepting one answer for this one.]

Trivia Tuesday Results!

Congratulations to its-strictly-business, the first person who answered all this week’s questions correctly. PM me your address and selection of prize (list here). 

1. What Hayao Miyazaki character makes a cameo appearance in “Toy Story 3”?

-Totoro

2. In “The French Connection”, who or what is the French connection?

-The French connection was a criminal scheme to smuggle heroin from Turkey to France and then to the United States. The film was based on fact and this drug trade was a viable and extremely profitable criminal enterprise for forty years. 

3. What noted author/poet/film critic wrote the screenplays for “The African Queen” and “The Night of the Hunter”?

-James Agee

4. What is the name of the dinosaur bone Cary Grant is trying to recover all throughout “Bringing Up Baby”?

-the intercostal clavicle 

5. Who is the rock icon who scored Jim Jarmusch’s film “Dead Man”?

-Neil Young


Tuesday Trivia!

Back from the dead!

1. What Hayao Miyazaki character makes a cameo appearance in “Toy Story 3”?

2. In “The French Connection”, who or what is the French connection?

3. What noted author/poet/film critic wrote the screenplays for “The African Queen” and “The Night of the Hunter”?

4. What is the name of the dinosaur bone Cary Grant is trying to recover all throughout “Bringing Up Baby”?

5. Who is the rock icon who scored Jim Jarmusch’s film “Dead Man”?

Tuesday Trivia Results!

Congrats to marcusjohn who answers all the questions correctly. PM your address and what postcard you want and I’ll mail those out as soon as possible.

1. What is the movie Michael Corleone and Kay see at Radio City Music Hall in “The Godfather”?

—The Bells of St. Mary’s

2. Tim Burton collaborated with what future Oscar-winning production designer on 1982’s “Vincent”?

—Rick Heinrichs

3. All three films in John Ford’s unofficial “Calvary Trilogy” are loosely based on the stories of what popular author of Western fiction?

—James Warner Bellah

4. About which actor did Howard Hughes say “his ears made him look like a taxicab with both doors open”?

—Clark Gable

5. In which film does Peter O’Toole play the duel role of Jesus Christ and Jack the Ripper?

—The Ruling Class

Tuesday Trivia!

Back from the dead! Answers go in the ask box.

1. What is the movie Michael Corleone and Kay see at Radio City Music Hall in “The Godfather”?

2. Tim Burton collaborated with what future Oscar-winning production designer on 1982’s “Vincent”?

3. All three films in John Ford’s unofficial “Calvary Trilogy” are loosely based on the stories of what popular author of Western fiction?

4. About which actor did Howard Hughes say “his ears made him look like a taxicab with both doors open”?

5. In which film does Peter O’Toole play the duel role of Jesus Christ and Jack the Ripper?

Tuesday Trivia Results!

1. Bryan Singer’s production company, Bad Hat Harry Productions, is named after a line in what movie?

Jaws

2. Which silent film heroine shares her name with a shade of paint?

—This was a toughie, but the heroine I was looking for was Pearl White. Both her first and last names are a color of paint (and “pearl white” is a shade of white itself).

3. Which film was billed as “The First All-Midget Western”?

—The Terror of Tiny Town

4. In what movie does Gloria Grahame receive a face-full of scalding coffee? And to whom does she return the favor?

The Big Heat; and she douses Lee Marvin

5. Charlie Chaplin and Jean-Luc Godard both gave adages on “all you need” to make a film. What one common item did both directors require? Bonus points if you can quote both men in full.

—Another toughie. Chaplin was quoted as saying all he needed to make a comedy was “a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.” Godard adapted and deleted, saying “All you need for a movie is a girl and a gun.” The common denominator is the girl.

Sad news, sports fans! Nobody got the Pearl White question, which means nobody got all five questions correctly, which means nobody wins! What a bummer. Thanks for playing, though. I’ll try to make the questions a little easier next week.

Speaking of which, what kind of questions would you prefer? More about classic or modern movies? Foreign or silent? Directors, actors or behind the scenes stuff?

Tuesday Trivia Reminder!

Trivia was posted this morning and I’m still looking for a winner!

Tuesday Trivia!

After a couple weeks off, Tuesday Trivia is back! Remember to PM me with the answers. If you’re the winner, I’ll announce it in the results post today at 10pm PST. PM me with your address and I’ll send you whichever of these prizes you’ve picked. Good luck!

1. Bryan Singer’s production company, Bad Hat Harry Productions, is named after a line in what movie?

2. Which silent film heroine shares her name with a shade of paint?

3. Which film was billed as “The First All-Midget Western”?

4. In what movie does Gloria Grahame receive a face-full of scalding coffee? And to whom does she return the favor?

5. Charlie Chaplin and Jean-Luc Godard both gave adages on “all you need” to make a film. What one common item did both directors require? Bonus points if you can quote both men in full.

There is no Trivia Tuesday today because I am pretty deathly ill. My plans for the day include ingesting a lot of cough syrup and hallucinating while watching Harry Potter movies.

Thank you and good day.