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Movie Trivia

  1. Jul 1, 2013 #1
    I haven't seen a movie trivia thread in here. So I'll give this a go. The rules are: if you answer the current question correctly you get to ask the next one. Simple, huh? Only one question at a time, please. If no one correctly answers a current question within 24 hours of the posted question, then the floor is once again open to a new question. We'll see how it goes. Me first

    Oh, and, most importantly....NO GOOGLING. You can look it up through print media or the microfiche at the library if you wish, that's allowed :smile:

    Q: In an academy award winning black and white film, a certain gentleman goes to a bar called "Harry and Joes: Where good liquor flows" and get's into all sorts of mayhem. What's the movie?
     
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  3. Jul 2, 2013 #2

    jedishrfu

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    the lost weekend directed by billy wilder and starring ray milland and jane wyman 1945

    What BW movie of the same year features a castle, a curse, a whirlpool and two lovers who dont know where they're going?
     
  4. Jul 2, 2013 #3
    'I Know Where I'm Going!' with Wendy Hiller

    Q: Montgomery Clift as a reluctant boxer. No googling.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2013 #4
    OK, time's up people, the answer is.....

    A: "From here to eternity," which also features Frank Sinatra a Maggio, a role he won the academy award for (best supporting actor). I can't believe you guys didn't get that one. Floor's open.
     
  6. Jul 3, 2013 #5

    Bandersnatch

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    O.K., then, I'll jump in with this:

    Q:Ninja Elvis defeats Soviet army.
     
  7. Jul 3, 2013 #6

    jedishrfu

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    That would be the Six String Samurai.

    A lightning strike, a flash of insight and chunk of metal comes to life.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2013 #7
    Thor?
     
  9. Jul 4, 2013 #8

    Bandersnatch

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    Short circuit?
     
  10. Jul 4, 2013 #9

    jedishrfu

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    Bandersnatch got it. Lightning strike the bot, and the bot says "Johnny Five's Alive" his flash of insight...

    Its your turn for a movie clue.
     
  11. Jul 4, 2013 #10

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    Here you go:

    This film teaches to be wary of janitorial jobs in post-apocalyptic France.
     
  12. Jul 4, 2013 #11

    jedishrfu

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    Would that be Delicatessen?
     
  13. Jul 5, 2013 #12

    Bandersnatch

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    That's right, jedishrfu!

    Delicatessen is a 1990 dystopian-oddball-feelgood comedy about cannibals. Dominique Pinon plays a janitor hired by a local butcher, whose business thrives despite shortage of animal meat.
    The film was made by Jeunet & Caro, whose unmistakeable visual style was later fully realised in The City of Lost Children, and to a lesser extent could be seen in Jeunet's own projects(e.g.,Amélie, A Very Long Engagement).


    Anyway, jedishrfu's turn.
     
  14. Jul 5, 2013 #13

    jedishrfu

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    okay here goes:

    A scientist of the future invokes a creature from the past because of love in the present and the mind within creating a tempest of a movie.
     
  15. Jul 5, 2013 #14

    Bandersnatch

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    Hmmm, this kinda sorta sounds like Aronofsky's The Fountain. Could it be it?
     
  16. Jul 5, 2013 #15

    jedishrfu

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    It's a famous scifi flick of the fifties.
     
  17. Jul 5, 2013 #16

    Bandersnatch

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    I've found the film through the magic of internets, so the rules of the thread forbid me from solving the riddle. I just wanted to compliment the wording of the question - it's multifaceted and exhaustive.
     
  18. Jul 5, 2013 #17
    New rules. I'ts OK to google the answer. The only catch is that you have to state that in your answer......SHAME! But that's the new rule. You're on your honor. Obviously, it's much better to guess it without googling, you can state that too. That gets you more brownie points.

    Sample:

    I googled :frown:

    or

    I didn't google :biggrin:

    Be honest!
     
  19. Jul 5, 2013 #18

    Bandersnatch

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    Somebody save me from my shame by guessing the title without googling! I could not bear the taint on my honour!
     
  20. Jul 5, 2013 #19
    Too late, Bandersnatch :devil: Your turn. Make it a good one.
     
  21. Jul 5, 2013 #20

    jedishrfu

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    Why not take honesty out of the picture and allow anything goes in discovering the title? I like coming up with clever clues.

    The movie was Forbidden Planet which was based on Shakespeare's The Tempest. You could show how you searched it and in that way improve others searching strategies.
     
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