Saturday, March 9, 2013

JEAN BRODIE'S SPRINGTIME MOVIE QUIZ

or: MISS JEAN BRODIE’S MODESTLY MAGNIFICENT, MATRIARCHALLY MANIPULATIVE SPRINGTIME-FOR-MUSSOLINI MOVIE QUIZ

another one from Dennis!







)   1) THE CLASSIC MOVIE MOMENT EVERYONE LOVES EXCEPT ME IS:
That "Love means never having to say you're sorry" bullshit in LOVE STORY (1970)
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Also this moment

Haha. so fucking stupid
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2) FAVORITE LINE OR DIALOGUE FROM A FILM NOIR
"You know, sometimes a bad memory is like what they call an ill wind, it can blow somebody luck."

Mitchum in OUT OF THE PAST (1946)
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3) 2ND FAVORITE HAL ASHBY
BEING THERE (1979)

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4) DESCRIBE THE MOMENT WHEN YOU FIRST REALIZED MOVIES WERE DIRECTED AS OPPOSED TO SIMPLY PIECED TOGETHER ANONYMOUSLY.*
Very young, like 2nd grade, and mostly stemming from my already understanding how stop-animation worked. I had seen a Reading Rainbow episode explaining clay animation and also a Wallace & Gromit "making of" featurette. My first home movies were claymation too
I assumed the same went for live-action from there on. Except it's way easier with live-action because you don't have to pose the actors frame by frame! But I understood that someone was deciding everything that happens in front of the camera including where that camera is placed.
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5) FAVORITE FILM BOOK
Cronenberg on Cronenberg

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6) DIANA SANDS OR VONETTA MCGEE?
Personally Vonetta

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7) MOST EGREGIOUS GAP IN YOUR VIEWING OF FILMS MADE IN THE PAST 10 YEARS
My Costa Rica honeymoon last year! Two full weeks with no movies

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8) FAVORITE LINE OF DIALOGUE FROM A COMEDY
Lloyd Bridges narrating this in HOT SHOTS! PART DEUX (1993)  
"And so, we were off. Just two questions were going through my head: Would we make it in time?" [Voice starts getting higher] "And why did I bring helium instead of air?"

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9) 2ND FAVORITE LLOYD BACON
FOOTLIGHT PARADE (1933)

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10) RICHARD BURTON OR ROGER LIVESEY?
Colonel Blimp

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11) IS THERE A MOVIE YOU STAUNCHLY REFUSE TO CONSIDER SEEING? IF SO, WHY?
I hate the idea of these "Faces of Death" compilations and their ilk featuring real people getting killed. & Always devoid of commentary. I also refuse to watch the mondo films that feature animals being slaughtered or tortured. 
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12) FAVORITE FILMMAKER COLLABORATION
Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone

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13) MOST RECENTLY VIEWED MOVIE ON DVD/BLU-RAY/THEATRICAL?
Theatrically: STOKER

streaming: THE ABCs OF DEATH (2012)

Bluray: ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)

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14) FAVORITE LINE OF DIALOGUE FROM A HORROR MOVIE
"They're coming to get you, Barbara" -
the brother teasing in NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

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15) 2ND FAVORITE OLIVER STONE
NIXON (1995)
coming only after BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989)
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16) EVA MENDES OR RAQUEL WELCH?
Both goddesses but I go with Raquel Welch

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17) FAVORITE RELIGIOUS SATIRE
Monty Python's LIFE OF BRIAN (1979)

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18) BEST INTERNET MOVIE ARGUMENT?
That ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968) aspect ratio brouhaha over at Hollywood Elsewhere! I'm not a fan of Jeff Wells but many of the points & debates there in the comments section were fascinating

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19) MOST POINTLESS INTERNET MOVIE ARGUMENT?
Anything about cinema being dead or film criticism being dead... (groan)

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20) CHARLES MCGRAW OR ROBERT RYAN?
Robert

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21) FAVORITE LINE OF DIALOGUE FROM A WESTERN
"Well, are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie??" 
- THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES (1976)

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22) 2ND FAVORITE ROY DEL RUTH
I'm not going to lie, I've only seen ZEIGFELD FOLLIES (1945) of this guy's work and I believe he only directed a tiny segment of that film. I really need to see more of his movies
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23) RELATIVELY UNKNOWN FILM OR FILMMAKER YOU'D MOST EAGERLY PROSELYTIZE FOR
This director named Patrick Wang and his small family drama called IN THE FAMILY (2012). That's one of the best indie films I've seen in a long while

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24) EWAN MCGREGOR OR GERARD BUTLER?
Ewan without hesitation

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25) IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A PERFECT MOVIE?
Definitvely and Objectively? No. And I don't think there should be either.. But films can be immaculate on a personal level for sure

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26) FAVORITE MOVIE LOCATION YOU'VE MOST RECENTLY HAD THE OCCASION TO ACTUALLY VISIT*
Tombstone, Arizona!

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27) 2ND FAVORITE DELMER DAVES
DARK PASSAGE (1947)

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28) NAME THE ONE DVD COMMENTARY YOU WISH YOU COULD HEAR THAT, FOR WHATEVER REASON, DOESN'T ACTUALLY EXIST*
I wish Kubrick had recorded one for EYES WIDE SHUT (1999) before he passed away

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29) GLORIA GRAHAME OR MARIE WINDSOR?
Love both-- but Marie Windsor

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30) NAME A FILMMAKER WHO NEVER REALLY LIVED UP TO THE POTENTIAL SUGGESTED BY THEIR EARLY ACCLAIM OR SUCCESS
Fernando Merielles
The dude that made CITY OF GOD (2002)
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31) IS THERE A MOVIE-BASED DISAGREEMENT SERIOUS ENOUGH THAT IT MIGHT CAUSE YOU TO REEVALUATE THE BASIS OF A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP OR A FRIENDSHIP?*
If my romantic partner flat-out hated select few movies, I would have a hard time believing they could ever love or understand me. & I would constantly be in doubt. Otherwise-- No.
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