Saturday, May 2, 2015

MS. ELIZABETH HALSEY'S SUMMER MOVIE QUIZ

aka MS. ELIZABETH HALSEY'S ROTTEN APPLE, HOT FOR (BAD) TEACHER SUMMER MOVIE QUIZ


Another great quiz by Dennis Cozzalio.






1) NAME A LINE FROM A MOVIE THAT SHOULD'VE BECOME A CATCH PHRASE BUT DIDN'T*
"I want to kill everyone. Satan is Good. Satan is our pal"
ha ha

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2) 2ND FAVORITE WILLIAM WELLMAN FILM
BATTLEGROUND (1949)

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3) VIGGO MORTENSEN OR JAVIER BARDEM?
Mr. Bardem

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4) FAVORITE FIRST LINE FROM A MOVIE
"A beginning is a very delicate time.."
delivered by the ever so dreamy Virginia Madsen in DUNE (1984)

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5) THE MOST DISAPPOINTING/SUPERFLUOUS "DIRECTOR'S CUT" OR OTHERWISE EXTENDED EDITION OF A MOVIE YOU'VE SEEN?*
the DONNIE DARKO (2001) director's cut dvd makes frustrating changes to the film & actually diminishes it in my opinion. It was probably just an excuse to repackage the movie
I also don't like all the weird French plantation scenes added in APOCALYPSE NOW REDUX

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6) WHAT IS THE MOVIE YOU FEEL WAS ENHANCED BY A VARIANT VERSION?*
The workprint cut (now referred to as the director's cut) of BLADE RUNNER (1982) is way better than the theatrical version. I'll never understand why Warner Bros felt the need to add a voice-over narration
Also the "Cabal" cut of NIGHTBREED (1990) is awesome!


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7) EVE ARDEN OR UNA MERKEL?
Eve!

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8) WHAT WAS THE LAST DVD/BLU-RAY/STREAMING FILM YOU SAW? THE LAST THEATRICAL SCREENING?
Blu-ray: THE SAPPHIRES (2013)
Streaming: THE 'BURBS (1989)
at the Theater: WELCOME TO NEW YORK (2015)

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9) 2ND FAVORITE MICHAEL MANN
MANHUNTER (1986)

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10) NAME A FAVORITE DIRECTOR'S MOST EGREGIOUS MISSTEP
Terry Gilliam's THE BROTHERS GRIMM (2005) and the Coen brother's LADYKILLERS (2004) remake.. Yikes! Those are surprisingly bad
also Shyamalan's THE HAPPENING (2008) and LAST AIRBENDER (2010)

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11) ALAIN DELON OR MARCELLO MASTROIANNI?
Marcello

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12) JEAN-LUC GODARD FAMOUSLY STATED THAT "ALL YOU NEED FOR A MOVIE IS A GIRL AND A GUN." NAME ONE OTHER ESSENTIAL ELEMENT THAT YOU'D ADD TO THE MIX
A giant rubber monster

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13) FAVORITE ONE-SHEET THAT YOU OWN, OR JUST YOUR FAVORITE ONE-SHEET
The 1932 one-sheet for THE MUMMY (1932)

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14) CATHERINE SPAAK OR DANIELA GIORDANO?
Spaak any damn day

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15) DIRECTOR WHO MOST READILY MAKES YOU THINK "WHATEVER HAPPENED TO...?"
Stuart Gordon
one of the more underrated horror maestros
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16) NOW THAT SOME TIME HAS PASSED... THE INTERVIEW (2014), YES OR NO?
No.. It had some funny parts but overall I felt it was a big step down for team Rogen/Goldberg. Like a 21st century update of John Landis's lame SPIES LIKE US (1985)

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17) 2ND FAVORITE ALBERTO CAVALCANTI
DEAD OF NIGHT (1945)!!

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18) THOUGH BOTH DISPLAYED STRONG DOCUMENTARY INFLUENCE IN THEIR EARLY FILMS, WIM WENDERS AND WERNER HERZOG HAVE FOCUSED HEAVILY ON THE DOCUMENTARY FORM LATE IN THEIR FILMMAKING CAREERS. IF HE HAD LIVED, WHAT KIND OF FILMS DO YOU THINK RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER, THEIR PARTNER IN THE GERMAN NEW WAVE OF THE '70s, WOULD BE MAKING NOW?
I know he wanted to make a film of Pitigrilli's book Cocaine. As to what he would have made from the late 80s to present, I'm not so sure. I like to think he would have eventually tried to make an overt genre horror movie. Like many great visual stylists seem to end up trying once; Ex. Kubrick with THE SHINING, Herzog with NOSFERATU (1979), Scorsese with CAPE FEAR (1991), etc.. His style was so slick and beautiful. He would have made one visually haunting fright fest
we miss you always, R.W.

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19) NAME A DVD YOU'VE REPLACED WITH A BLU-RAY. NAME ANOTHER THAT YOU DECIDED NOT TO REPLACE.*
I've replaced most of my dvds with blu-rays. If an HD replacement is available I usually try to snag it. Most recently I got a new copy of INTRUDER (1989)
I haven't replaced my dvd of the MIAMI VICE (2006) theatrical cut yet because the blu-ray that exists of it (so far) is the "Unrated Director's Edition" edit.. I don't like the changes in that version
 
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20) DON RICKLES OR RODNEY DANGERFIELD?
On film? I choose Rickles. Mr Warmth himself
Though I enjoy Dangerfield's stand-up a bit more
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21) DIRECTOR WHO YOU WISH WOULD HURRY UP AND MAKE ANOTHER FILM
Off the top of my head; Erick Zonca & Eran Kolirin

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22) 2ND FAVORITE MICHAEL BAY
PAIN & GAIN (2013). Coming after THE ROCK ('96)
those are really the only 2 of his that I like
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23) NAME A MOVIE THAT, FOR WHATEVER REASON, YOU THINK OF AS YOUR OWN
DAYS OF HEAVEN (1978) is mine

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24) YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE A.I. (HOWEVER LOOSELY YOU CARE TO DEFINE THE TERM)
Bishop in ALIENS (1986) is my absolute favorite
though HAL and Roy Batty are obviously the greatest
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25) YOUR FAVORITE EXISTING DVD COMMENTARY TRACK*
The Scorsese commentary on the Criterion dvd of THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (1988). I realize other people are on that commentary track too but his segments are best
My 2nd favorite is Ebert on CASABLANCA (1943)
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26) THE DOUBLE BILL YOU'D PROGRAM ON THE LAST NIGHT OF YOUR OWN REVIVAL THEATER
Peckinpah's THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
and then Tim Burton's ED WOOD (1994)

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27) CATHERINE DENEUVE OR CLAUDIA CARDINALE?
Deneuve is a living goddess

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