Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SPRING BREAK MOVIE QUIZ

or PROFESSOR FATE’S SPRING-LOADED GREAT-RACING SPRING BREAK MOVIE QUIZ

The SLIFR University staff has put together yet another nerdy movie aptitude quiz/survey. Here's mein answers.











1) WILLIAM DEMAREST OR BRODERICK CRAWFORD? 
Demarest.
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2) WHAT MOVIES IMPROVE WHEN SEEN IN A STATE OF ALTERED CONSCIOUSNESS?
Ralph Bakshi's animated version of LORD OF THE RINGS from 1978. That oldschool rotoscoping is already pretty trippy.

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3) FAVORITE STUDIO OR PRODUCTION COMPANY LOGO?
I really like the animated logos for Ridley and Tony Scott's production company Scott Free Productions..
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 4) CELESTE HOLM OR JOAN BLONDELL?
Blondell!
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5) WHAT IS THE MOST OVERRATED "CLASSIC" FILM?
Aside from its incredible production design, I've never understood the love for Mankiewicz's CLEOPATRA (1963). Or Cukor's MY FAIR LADY (1964).
Also, I don't know if it's considered a "contemporary classic" yet, but I can't stand Paul Haggis's Oscar winner CRASH (2005). It's one of the most insulting things I've ever seen.
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6) WHAT MOVIE DO YOU KNOW FOR SURE YOU SAW, BUT HAVE NO MEMORY OF SEEING?
Apparently I saw SERENITY in '05 but have no recollection of it. It was very late at night and a stressful time in my life. I need to see it again! I really enjoyed the "Firefly" series.
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7) FAVORITE HAMMER FILM? 
Currently my favorite would be THE BRIDES OF DRACULA.. I've just always loved the setting and mood of that one.
Though "Best" would have to be the CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN in my opinion.










8) GREGORY ITZIN OR JOE PANTOLIANO?
Holy crap, Joe! Hands down.
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9) CREATE A DOUBLE FEATURE WITH 2 DIFFERENT MOVIES WITH THE SAME TITLE. NO REMAKES
Hong Sang-soo's beautiful NIGHT AND DAY [BAM GUA NAT] from last year and Michael Curtiz's Cole Porter musical NIGHT AND DAY from 1946.

Another interesting double-bill would be Ida Lupino's OUTRAGE (1950) and Kirby Dick's documentary OUTRAGE (2009).









10) AKIKO WAKABAYASHI OR MIE HAMA?
Mie Hama as Kissy Suzuki. Mamma mia.
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11) CAN YOU THINK OF A (NON-PORN) MOVIE THAT INFORMED YOU OF THE EXISTENCE OF A SEXUAL ACT YOU HAD NOT KNOWN OF PRIOR? 
I remember being at a cousin's house when I was about 6 or 7 and seeing a really risqué scene from DANGEROUS LIAISONS (1988) between John Malkovich and Uma Thurman and being completely shocked and very curious. I was like "why is he doing that to her" and my cousin changed the channel and said something like "They're just crazy. Now get the hell outta here!" It was awkward, but also pretty darn funny.
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12) CAN YOU THINK OF A BLACK & WHITE MOVIE THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY IMPROVE IF IT WAS IN COLOR?
In general- No. I don't have an inner Ted Turner. But I've always kinda wished Hawks had shot RED RIVER (1948) in technicolor.
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13) FAVORITE PEDRO ALMODOVAR FILM?
LAW OF DESIRE (1987). I don't  know if he'll ever top it, even though he got close with TALK TO ME (2002)! and I also think it's Antonio Banderas' best performance.
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14) KURT RAAB OR UDO KIER?
I don't even see how there's any competition. Udo is one of the most fascinating people to look at before he even opens his mouth to speak with his hilarious German accent.

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15) WORST MAIN TITLE SONG
Limp Bizkit's "Take a Look Around" in John Woo's MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II is probably the lamest thing I've ever heard in a movie. And I've seen XANADU!
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16) LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN A THEATER? ON DVD, BLU-RAY OR OTHER INTERESTING LOCATION/FORMAT? 

in Theatres: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD @DIFF 
Blu-ray: THE LORD OF THE RINGS (theatrical-cut) trilogy
Dvd: Leo McCarey's MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (Criterion)









 17) FAVORITE MOVIE REFERENCE WITHIN A WOODY ALLEN MOVIE?
It's the most childish, but I've always loved the part in ANNIE HALL when he describes having a childhood crush on the evil queen from SNOW WHITE and it becomes a corny animated film for a second. Second favorite is featured in STARDUST MEMORIES.

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18) MARY ASTOR OR CLAUDETTE COLBERT?
Claudette.

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19) FAVORITE TRAILER?
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20) ODDEST DOUBLE BILL YOU EITHER SAW OR SAW LISTED IN A THEATER
In 2006, while I was visiting my girlfriend at ACU, The Paramount Theatre in Abilene TX was showing a double bill of PARADISE NOW & WIZARD OF OZ. It struck me as odd. Why those films? I want answers!


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21) FAVORITE PHIL KARLSON FILM?
KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL!!













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22) FAVORITE "SOCIAL PROBLEM" PICTURE?   
John Ford's adaptation of GRAPES OF WRATH (1940).



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23) YOUR FAVORITE HARRYHAUSEN FILM/MONSTER?
Those spooky-scary-skeletons from JASON & THE ARGONAUTS.

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24) WHAT WAS THE FIRST MOVIE YOU SAW WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER? 
Woody Allen's MATCH POINT in early 2006.
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25) JOHN PAYNE OR RONALD REAGAN?
John Payne. I actually don't love any of the Reagan performances I've seen. But, what can I say? At least he was a better actor than he was a president.
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26) MOVIE YOU FEEL A CERTAIN PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SEE THAT YOU HAVE NOT ACTUALLY SEEN
My friends that saw it at SXSW say I need to see A SERBIAN FILM to believe it. I don't know if I wanna. I don't do well with films that graphically depict rape or violence towards women. I might just avoid it all together.

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27) FAVORITE "PSYCHEDELIC" MOVIE
Again, an adolescent choice, but the Beatle's YELLOW SUBMARINE is it for me in terms of Psychedelic imagery. The animation and colors just go places live-action psychedelia couldn't.
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28) THELMA RITTER OR EVE ARDEN? 
Thelma!

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29) FAVORITE ICONIC SHOT OR IMAGE FROM A FILM?
I could do an entire post on this. Here's my current top 10 favorite shots



In that order from these films:
1) THE 400 BLOWS
2) 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
3) DAYS OF HEAVEN
4) ANDREI RUBLEV
5) RAISING ARIZONA
6) THE PIANO
7) GERRY
8) ROBOCOP
9) E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
10) SPIRITED AWAY










30) WHAT IS THE MOVIE THAT INSPIRED THE MOST MEMORABLE ARGUMENT YOU EVER HAD ABOUT A MOVIE?
Defending Verhoeven's SHOWGIRLS is a never ending argument with one friend. 

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31) RAQUEL TORRES OR LUPE VELEZ?
Torres has got nothing on Lupe Velez.
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32) FAVORITE ADAPTATION OF SHAKESPEARE ON FILM?
Though not in Shakespearean speech, mine would be Kurosawa's samurai Macbeth THRONE OF BLOOD (1957). As far as in the actual classic tongue, I'd pick Branagh's HENRY V (1989).


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33) WARHOL'S FRANKENSTEIN IN 3D -- YES OR NO?
I'm interested in seeing that version of FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN just to be a completionist, but I mostly hate old 3D.








34) FAVORITE MOVIE RATING?   
R for "Restricted"

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35) OLIVIA BARASH OR JOYCE HYSER?   
Olivia

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36) WHAT WAS THE MOVIE THAT CONVINCED YOU YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE GENRE WAS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE GENRE?
Romero's DAY OF THE DEAD (1985). Saw it on VHS when I was 12 and it scared the shit out of me. And I thought about it for months. The scenario, the main character's plight, etc. Most kids back then weren't daydreaming about zombies at school. I'm not saying horror is the best genre, I just have more fun watching them over other types of movies.

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37) FAVORITE BLAKE EDWARDS MOVIE?
VICTOR/VICTORIA (1982)
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