It's Quiz Time!
Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule has posted another quiz, so I feel compelled to give it a go. ymmv!
MISS JEAN BRODIE’S MODESTLY MAGNIFICENT, MATRIARCHALLY MANIPULATIVE SPRINGTIME-FOR-MUSSOLINI MOVIE QUIZ
1) The classic movie moment everyone loves except me is:Beyond the opening tracking shot, Touch of Evil.
2) Favorite line of dialogue from a film noir“I wouldn't give you the skin off a grape.” – Tommy Udo in Kiss of Death
3) Second favorite Hal Ashby filmI guess Shampoo (Harold and Maude is my favorite, natch)
4) Describe the moment when you first realized movies were directed as opposed to simply pieced together anonymously.For all the flaws, Intolerance. In particular The Babylonian sequence and the chase/rescues from The Mother and the Law and all the intercutting between the four stories.
5) Favorite film bookKevin Brownlow’s The Parade’s Gone By. (Cue gasps of surprise)
6) Diana Sands or Vonetta McGee?Who?
7) Most egregious gap in your viewing of films made in the past 10 yearsMr. Bean’s Holiday? ;-)
8) Favorite line of dialogue from a comedy"Why do you have to paint everything so black? Suppose you got hit by a truck. Suppose the stock market crashes. Suppose Mary Pickford divorces Douglas Fairbanks. Suppose the Dodgers leave Brooklyn!" – Some Like it Hot
9) Second favorite Lloyd Bacon film
Marked Woman. (Fav is Footlight Parade)
10) Richard Burton or Roger Livesey?Hands down, Roger Livesey.
11) Is there a movie you staunchly refuse to consider seeing? If so, why?I’ll get roasted over the coals for this, but 90% of silent film slapstick comedies by 3rd rate comedians. I lack the slapstick gene, I’m sure it’s a boy thing. I adore Keaton, love Lloyd and some of Chaplin. Lloyd Hamilton, not so much. Okay, so that means more than one movie. My bad.
12) Favorite filmmaker collaborationPowell and Pressburger. Wilder and Brackett and Diamond. Hitchcock and Grant.
13) Most recently viewed movie on DVD/Blu-ray/theatrical?Douglas Fairbanks 1924 epic, The Thief of Bagdad (theatrical and home on blu-ray)
14) Favorite line of dialogue from a horror movie“Its Alive! It’s Alive!”
15) Second favorite Oliver Stone filmThe Doors
16) Eva Mendes or Raquel Welch?Raquel Welch
17) Favorite religious satire
Monty Python’s The Life of Brian
18) Best Internet movie argument? (question contributed by Tom Block)Pass
19) Most pointless Internet movie argument? (question contributed by Tom Block)Best 100 anything to do with film
20) Charles McGraw or Robert Ryan?Robert Ryan
21) Favorite line of dialogue from a westernI was going to say “Candygram for Mongo,” but really it’s “Shane! Come Back!”
22) Second favorite Roy Del Ruth filmThe Maltese Falcon (1931)
23) Relatively unknown film or filmmaker you’d most eagerly proselytize forTwo silents I love that should be better known: The Shakedown from 1929 (William Wyler) or Stella Dallas 1925 (Henry King)
24) Ewan McGregor or Gerard Butler?Ewan McGregor
25) Is there such a thing as a perfect movie?To me, 1941’s The Maltese Falcon. Tightly scripted, beautifully cast and acted, gorgeously photographed, good underscoring and not one second too long. I do not care how many times I’ve seen it, it never fails to please.
26) Favorite movie location you’ve most recently had the occasion to actually visitI pass by my favorite location every day on the way to work, all seen in Vertigo, The Fairmont Hotel, The Pacific Union Club and 1000 Mason Street.
27) Second favorite Delmer Daves film
28) Name the one DVD commentary you wish you could hear that, for whatever reason, doesn't actually exist
Charles Laughton on Night of the Hunter.
29) Gloria Grahame or Marie Windsor?
Tough one! I’ll go with Gloria Grahame who could go from Sudden Fear to Oklahoma and still delight me.
30) Name a filmmaker who never really lived up to the potential suggested by their early acclaim or success
I’ll get killed for this, too. Francis Ford Coppola. Well, he lived up to it and then completely obliterated it. ymmv.
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?
Nope, because it’s only a movie.