"Everything you always wanted to know about the movies, but were afraid to ask, answered in tossup format."




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Films2004 by Ray Luo

"Everything you always wanted to know about the movies, but were afraid to ask, answered in tossup format."

101 tossups (compilation of all questions from Movies2004* written by Ray Luo)


). First names of these film characters are the same. The sister of Anne Brown in Truffaut's Two English Girls who notes that "one can't choose between vice and virtue knowing only virtue." The Gloria DeHaven character in a musical adaptation of Ah! Wilderness. The Girl from the Sky. The titular imaginary fiancee of Bernard in an Alain Resnais film subtitled "the time of the return." The Rosie Perez character in It Could Happen to You. The girl who tells of life according to her in Patagonia. The quirky lover of Macon Leary, a Geena Davis character in The Accidental Tourist. FTP whose wedding was arranged in a 1994 Toni Collette film in which she changes her name to Mariel.

Answer: Muriel


). After Tamino sings "Pamina is alive!" in a private performance of Mozart's The Magic Flute, the hero rises to confess to the audience a compulsion in the face of the world who cares not for useless art, and gets pricked on the face by Baron von Merkens's roses. The climax at the morgue has Johan trying to make love to a woman he thinks is dead but gets laughed at, yelling the great line: "The limit at last has been reached and I thank you. The glass is shattered but what do the splinters reflect?" The title of this film is "when most people die, most children are born, and when nightmares come to us." The story of a painter who vanished on the island of Baltrum hunted by a pack of hounds, FTP name this horror film by Ingmar Bergman.

Answer: Vargtimmen; or Hour of the Wolf


). Like its most famous song, this film has no kisses, the closest being behind the door, where an impersonator of Bill Robinson gets lipstick on his lips before putting black makeup on for shadow-dancing in "Bojangles of Harlem." Winner of the best song Oscar for 1936 is sung while Penny washes her hair, "The way you look tonight." The 6 minute-long stair sequence "Never gonna dance" took 48 takes and the bleeding feet of Ginger Rogers to complete. The joke is on the cuffs of Lucky Garnett's trousers, but the song we remember is sung in regard to "A fine romance with no kisses." FTP Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire dance the titular waltz in spring.

Answer: Swing Time


). Founded in part by Lo Duca, its 2002 top ten list includes Kiarostami's Ten, while its 1951 and 1955 top ten lists include Renoir's The River and Hitchcock's Rear Window. Run by a Maoist collective in the 1970s, Daney and Rivette have served as editors for this publication that evolved from a film club in latin quarter and Objectif 49. Admiring Hollywood films of Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock, it was founded in 1951 by Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Andre Bazin. FTP name this film magazine initially edited by Eric Rohmer best associated with the French New Wave.

Answer: Les Cahiers du Cinema; or Film Notebooks; accept equivalents


). Its title is a reference to a 1937 film by Fritz Lang starring Sylvia Sidney and Henry Fonda. Being late from his own funeral, our hero attends a sumo wrestling match with the password "I love you." The Russian satellite Gemini is eaten and taken to an island volcano, and Bond must marry the beautiful Kiory in order to pass as a Japanese villager leading an expedition to Spectre's hideout. FTP name this 007 film whose title is Blofield's reply to Bond's remark "this is my 2nd life."

Answer: You Only Live Twice


). Although Sheldrake suggests the Betty Hutton vehicle It Happened in the Bullpen: Story of a Woman, the protagonist of this film insists that while his Bases Loaded might not win an Academy Award, it would be the perfect movie for Alan Ladd. Ms. Kramer Betty Schaefer needs help writing an untitled love story based on Dark Windows, but more famous is a showing of Queen Kelly while the out-of-focus actress plots not her comeback but her return. Where the body of Joe Gillis is found in a pool, FTP name this Billy Wilder film starring Gloria Swanson.

Answer: Sunset Boulevard


). Nominated for an Oscar, it lost to "Three Coins in a Fountain." Used 15 times in the score of the movie in which it appears, it was recorded in two versions, one in a low key, sweet style, and the other in a loud, brassy style, with four bars of solo trombone and low humming signaling its beginning. Sung in the Downbeat Club, it suggests that the "dreams you dreamed have all gone astray." "The night is bitter, the stars have lost their glitter; the winds grow colder, suddenly you're older." "Ever since this world began, there's nothing sadder than; a one man woman looking for," FTP the titular subject in a song sung by Judy Garland in A Star Is Born.

Answer: "The Man That Got Away"


). Variants of the phrase translated as "once again I advanced alone along the same corridors to meet you" appeared 6 times in this film, in which Alfred Hitchcock appears behind stairs amidst frozen people. A senseless solution is given: "take an even number, the smallest odd number, it is a logarithmic series, 7-5-3-1." A woman resembling Rebecca West is urged by a man resembling Johannes Rosmer to go away with him, as he suggested in Karlstadt, Baden-Salsa, or was it Frederiksbad, or the titular location? FTP name this Alain Resnais film written by Alain Robbe-Grillet.

Answer: L'annee derniere a Marienbad; or Last Year At Marienbad


). Victor Seastrom's silent film The Divine Woman starring Garbo; Murnau's 4 Devils, which had a synchronized musical score but still didn't satisfy demands for a talky; 1913's The Battle of Gettysburg; 1917's Cleopatra; the version of Anita Loos's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes that starred Ruth Taylor, and never maded to DVD; the sequel to Beau Geste starring Gary Cooper; Griffith's That Royle Girl; Edison's version of Frankenstein, which was later found in a private collection; the 2-color Technicolor The Rogue Song; 30 minutes of Cukor's A Star Is Born; much of von Stroheim's Greed; and FTP what happened to part of Orson Welles's The Magnificient Ambersons.

Answer: lost or missing films, or films that disappeared, or equivalents


). A novelist who wants the copyright, including the Scandinavian, notes that "some of my best friends are women," then "some of my best friends are in concentration camps." She also takes off her gold bracelet to use as fish bait after swearing never to take it off. The German captain is killed by the gang after they find out that he has been secretly hiding water and food on board. Based on a John Steinbeck story, FTP name this Hitchcock film taking place on a vessel after a ship sank.

Answer: Lifeboat


). Cinematographer Conrad Hall washed out the final image of this film to make it look like a still photo. Woodcock gets blasted by dynamite during the first hit on the flyer, but gets revenge during the second hit when the Superpossy chases down the outlaws, who escape by jumping into a rapid. Failing to conceal their identities at Fanny Porter's, they move to South America and try to get a job with Percy Garris as payroll guards. FTP name this pair of outlaws in a film by George Roy Hill.

Answer: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


). Francois Truffaut pays respect to this film in Day For Night by dreaming of stealing its publicity stills as a youth. Its creator, who believes that life is 2% movie-making and 98% hustling, began tossing around the idea after considering filming Heart of Darkness with the narrator replaced by the camera. RKO began advertising showmanship instead of genius after the release of this "American" film. Louella Parsons came up with what she calls the most beautiful lawsuit in history after, FTP, Herman Mankiewicz gave a copy of this script to the nephew of Marion Davies.

Answer: Citizen Kane


). The end of this film compares Jesus with the sadistic Duke of Blangis. Noting that "the tail is formed by a series of five prismatic joints," it is the story of Don X's affair with a woman who exclaims "what joy to have murdered our children!" She also asks the cow on her bed to move while he dumps a burning tree, a wooden giraffe, and a bishop out the window. Beginning with a scientific description of scorpions, FTP name this surreal Luis Bunuel film of modern times.

Answer: L'age d'or; or Age of Gold


). It's where the "big parade goes on for years, a rhapsody of laughter and fears." Coming after the "Shuffle off to Buffalo," it's "where the underworld can meet the elite." A woman gets stabbed, two merchants go off with golf clubs, and an Indian statue dances here, "the part of little old NY that runs into time square." The main tap-dance routine goes to little-known Peggy Sawyer after the star breaks her ankle, forcing musical-comedy director Julian Marsh to desparate measures. "Come and meet those dancing feet, on the avenue I'm taking you to." FTP Busby Berkeley choreographed which "naughty gawdy bowdy [and] sporty" street number?

Answer: "42nd Street"


). D. W. Griffith said that he owed everything to this man. He was the first to light films from the side, thanks to the glass walls of his studio at Montreuil. Eternally a stage creator, he told the history of art from painting to drama to comedy and cinema in The Magic Lantern. His 1899 The Conjuror depicted him and his assistant vanishing into thin air and transforming into each other. FTP name this moviemaker who made fun of crazy professors in his 1902 A Trip to the Moon.

Answer: George Melies


). Betting on Eager Beaver at the race tracks, the heroine, formerly known as Leslie St. James, and a member of the Screen Extras Guild, now has the rights to the name "Judy Cum." Snatch Happy got Linda Ash in the door, but she never appeared in Enchanted Salad, and when her boy friend finds out she's in the adult industry, she moves away to have Lenny Weinrib's child. FTP name this Woody Allen film that earned Mira Sorvino a best supporting actress Oscar, based on the Greek goddess of love.

Answer: Mighty Aphrodite


). In That's Dancing! this film is dubbed "everyone's other favorite musical." Seeing no difference between the magic rhythms of Bill Shakespeare's immortal verse and that of Bill Robinson's immortal feet, Jeff Cordova, who directed Man in the Mousetrap and starred in Oedipus Rex, aims to create a modern version of Faust. But Tony and Gabrielle realize it's the song and dance the public wants, and come up with "New sun in the sky," "Triplets," and "Louisiana Hayride." FTP name this Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse musical that everyone should jump on when the local team wins.

Answer: The Band Wagon


). A remark in this film is that "not all the jokes can be good, you gotta expect that once in a while." Claiming that his retirement will be his greatest contribution to science, an explorer visits Mrs. Rittenhouse, in whose rotten house Roscoe Chandler's painting, Beaugard's "After the Hunt," has been stolen by the Professor. Containing the line "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas; how he got into my pajamas I don't know," spoken by Jeffrey T. Spaulding, FTP name this Marx Brothers film.

Answer: Animal Crackers


). Here's a question on a film you've probably never seen, but hey, not all the questions can be good, you gotta expect that once in a while. Jeanne Moreau stars as the wife of a Nobel Prize winner who no longer has inspirations, only recollections. At Cherardini's party celebrating his horse's victory, Giovanni Pontano, played by Marcello Mastroianni, meets a girl, played by Monica Vitti, who's reading the book Sleepwalkers on the stairs. Giovanni and his wife can't figure out whether they are in love in, FTP this 1960 Michelangelo Antonioni film taking place in the evening.

Answer: La notte; or Night


). Triumph of the Will is the most stupendous example of this, while animation is at the limit of its total use. In What Is Cinema?, Andre Bazin values the filmmaker who can create one that appears to be reality. Used as motifs in narrative films, it is studied in terms of setting, costume, lighting, and figure expression. Usually staged as opposed to unstaged, it emphasizes the setting as opposed to movement in time. FTP give this term meaning the arrangement of objects in front of the camera.

Answer: mise-en-scene


). He made the musical
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