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Movies
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Animation
Released in 1937, the world's first feature-length animated film was entitled ...
 
Blockbusters
Who directed "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "E.T.," and "Saving Private Ryan"?
 
Legendary Lines
The command to "Round up the usual suspects" comes from the last scene of what movie?
A. High Noon
B. Casablanca
C. North by Northwest
D. The Thirty-Nine Steps
E. Murder on the Orient Express
 
Movie Tunes
The "Sunrise" section of Richard Strauss' "Also Sprach Zarathustra" was used in what 1968 science fiction movie?
 
Cinematography
A movie director's command for the actors to stop playing a scene is ...
A. cut
B. halt
C. check
D. break
E. freeze
 
Courage
The brave deeds of James Lovell, Fred Haise, and John Swigert were depicted in what 1995 film?
 
Federal Reports
Public interest in the 1964 Warren Commission Report surged in 1992 primarily because of a film by ...
A. Ron Howard
B. Oliver Stone
C. James Cameron
D. Michael Douglas
E. Steven Spielberg
 
Entertaining Decades
During which decade were these movies released?
Saturday Night Fever
Star Wars
Jaws
 
Movie Lingo
What is the meaning for these abbreviations that are used in the movie industry?
SP-EFX
SP-FX
SFX
FX
 
The First Flick
Thomas Edison produced what is regarded as the first motion picture. It was a story about a ...
A. train robbery
B. maritime disaster
C. flirtatious woman
D. Grimm's fairy tale
E. Revolutionary War battle
 
Exciting Episodes
What compound word relating to a steep precipice describes a movie serial that ends each episode with a suspenseful scene designed to entice viewers to return for the next installment?
 
Directors
Who was a film director?
A. Jerome Kern
B. Jack Kerouac
C. Stanley Kubrick
D. Soren Kierkegaard
E. Jean-Claude Killy
 
Allusions
What line suggesting wasted potential and lost opportunities was originally a remark made by Marlon Brando to Rod Steiger in "On the Waterfront"?
 
Courtroom Dramas
Which film is about the Scopes "Monkey Trial"?
A. Adam's Rib
B. Class Action
C. True Believer
D. Inherit the Wind
E. The Devil's Advocate
 
Settings
These movies are set in what American city?
The Out of Towners
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Three Days of the Condor
 
Movie Classics
What film directed by Frank Capra tells the story of a suicidal man who wishes he had never been born and an angel who shows him the terrible consequences of this wish?
 
Making Movies
Cinematographers who sweep a landscape with their cameras are using what technique?
A. panning
B. crossing
C. screeding
D. transducing
E. macrophotography
 
Versatility
Who wrote, directed, and starred in these films?
Zelig
Mighty Aphrodite
Hannah and Her Sisters
Crimes and Misdemeanors
 
Movie Stars
Which actor did not star in the movie with which he is paired?
A. George C. Scott - Patton
B. Mel Gibson - Road Warrior
C. Sean Connery - Goldfinger
D. John Wayne - Midnight Cowboy
E. Marlon Brando - The Godfather
 
Movie Music
What compound word indicates the music that acompanies a film?
 
The Police Farce
Identify the police force created by slapstick film director, Mack Sennett.
 
Biopics
Orson Welles made his Hollywood debut in "Citizen Kane," a fictionalized account of whose life?
A. J. Paul Getty
B. Andrew Carnegie
C. John D. Rockefeller
D. Cornelius Vanderbilt
E. William Randolph Hearst
 
Starring Roles
Basil Rathbone, Peter Cushing, Boris Karloff, and Gene Wilder have all played dramatic roles in movies more or less based on what novel by Mary Shelley?
 
Theme Songs
The theme song from the motion picture, "The Sting," fits into which category?
A. polka
B. minuet
C. requiem
D. ragtime
E. spiritual
 
Techniques
A graphic representation of every scene in a film sequence which serves as a guide for the actual film production is a ...
 
Acting
The practice of typecasting is most reminiscent of ...
A. Sally Field
B. Steven Segal
C. Meryl Streep
D. John Travolta
E. Gene Hackman
 
A Film Class
These illustrate what category of motion pictures?
Why We Fight
The Plow that Broke the Plains
A Brief History of Time
The Thin Blue Line
Hoop Dreams
 
Foreign Language Films
While watching TV in Rome, you come across a version of "Men in Black" in which Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith appear to be speaking Italian. This practice of inserting new, synchronized speech over the original dialogue is called ...
 
Film Genres
Movie critics use the phrase "film noir" in relation to "The Big Sleep," "Chinatown," and ...
A. Cleopatra
B. Mary Poppins
C. Driving Miss Daisy
D. The Maltese Falcon
E. The Remains of the Day
 
Flick Finales
At the end of every movie, you see a list of all of the people who had some responsibility in the production of the film. Name this list.


 
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Answers to Movies
1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
2. Steven Spielberg
3. B
4. 2001 - A Space Odyssey
5. A
6. Apollo 13
7. B
8. 1970s
9. special effects
10. A
11. cliffhanger
12. C
13. I could'a been a contender.
14. D
15. New York City
16. It's a Wonderful Life
17. A
18. Woody Allen
19. D
20. soundtrack
21. Keystone Kops
22. E
23. Frankenstein
24. D
25. storyboard
26. B
27. documentary
28. dubbing
29. D
30. credits
 
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