I’m lazy I wanted to have them all in one place, I’m pulling my earliest movie quiz posts from the old blog archive and placing them on my current. I’ll dust them off and add a bit of images and exposition to them, but the answers will remain the same. Besides, with the start of summer, this one from mid-July, 2009 was tailor-made for today.
Movie blogger extraordinaire Dennis Cozzalio has come up with another of his wonderful movie quizzes. This one was entitled, ahem…
Whew… The rules called for all submissions to be made in the post’s comment section (which I did), but I’ll copy it here. Without further delay, below are my answers.
1) Second-favorite Stanley Kubrick film.
» Spartacus — Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb would be my first. What can I say? I love Kubrick’s work from the 60s.
2) Most significant/important/interesting trend in movies over the past decade, for good or evil.
» Remakes of good original films by talentless studio execs/producers.
3) Bronco Billy (Clint Eastwood) or Buffalo Bill Cody (Paul Newman)?
» Without a doubt, it is Bronco Billy. While I may enjoy viewing both, I love without hesitation this little gem. You won’t find me siding with an 80s film over one from the 70s, but with Clint in a saddle (and at the helm), with a six-shooter in hand, mashing up screwball comedy and the modern western, how can I not?
4) Best Film of 1949.
5) Joseph Tura (Jack Benny) or Oscar Jaffe (John Barrymore)?
» Joseph Tura (Jack Benny).
6) Has the hand-held shaky-cam directorial style become a visual cliché?
» So much so (not the least of which, causing me motion sickness while sitting still!).
7) What was the first foreign-language film you ever saw?
» If I ignore the Japanese monster flicks (Godzilla, Mothra, etc.) from the 50s, it was Seven Samurai.
8) Charlie Chan (Warner Oland) or Mr. Moto (Peter Lorre)?
» Mr. Moto (Peter Lorre) — though, I pick him because I like Lorre. I’m not in the practice of accepting stereotypes as performance art, though.
9) Favorite World War II drama (1950-1970).
» Patton — years ago, I probably would have answered with The Bridge Over The River Kwai. But then I read more about the Burma-Siam Railroad and the veterans who survived internment and have quite a different view toward David Lean’s film, that changed.
10) Favorite animal movie star.
11) Who or whatever is to blame, name an irresponsible moment in cinema.
» Michael Bay for Revenge of the Fallen – the use of stereotypes/language for the twin characters Skids and Mudflap.
12) Best Film of 1969.
13) Name the last movie you saw theatrically, and also on DVD or Blu-ray.
14) Second-favorite Robert Altman film.
15) What is your favorite independent outlet for reading about movies, either online or in print?
16) Who wins? Angela Mao or Meiko Kaji? (Thanks, Peter!)
17) Mona Lisa Vito (Marisa Tomei) or Olive Neal (Jennifer Tilly)?
» Mona Lisa Vito (Marisa Tomei) — I don’t care what anyone says, I love her in that role.
18) Favorite movie that features a carnival setting or sequence.
19) Best use of high-definition video on the big screen to date.
» Sin City
20) Favorite movie that is equal parts genre film and a deconstruction or consideration of that same genre.
21) Best Film of 1979.
22) Most realistic and/or sincere depiction of small-town life in the movies.
» I don’t feel qualified to judge as I’ve never lived in a small town, but ideally I’d like it to be It’s a Wonderful Life.
23) Best horror movie creature (non-giant division).
24) Second-favorite Francis Ford Coppola film.
25) Name a one-off movie that could have produced a franchise you would have wanted to see.
» The underrated Gunn from 1967.
26) Favorite sequence from a Brian De Palma film.
» The Train station shoot-out, in a wonderful homage to Battleship Potemkin and the Odessa Steps, from The Untouchables.
27) Favorite moment in three-strip Technicolor.
» The move to color moment from The Wizard of Oz.
28) Favorite Alan Smithee film. (Thanks, Peter!)
29) Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) or Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau)?
» Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) — sorry, but it’s not a contest. Morris didn’t end up with Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) as Crash did.
30) Best post-Crimes and Misdemeanors Woody Allen film.
» Vicky Cristina Barcelona (I’m not a big Woody Allen fan, though).
31) Best Film of 1999.
32) Favorite movie tag line.
» Since I’ve been mentioning it lately, I’ll go with the one from the highly underrated Hickey & Boggs:
“They’re not cool slick heroes. They’re worn, tough men and that’s why they’re so dangerous.”
33) Favorite B-movie western.
» Sam Raimi’s The Quick and the Dead.
34) Overall, the author best served by movie adaptations of her or his work.
35) Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn) or Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard)?
» Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard).
36) Favorite musical cameo in a non-musical movie.
» I agree with commenter Bill C, it is the Anything Goes musical dance number from Temple of Doom (and the single best thing in that movie).
37) Bruno (the character, if you haven’t seen the movie, or the film, if you have): subversive satire or purveyor of stereotyping?
» Sorry, but both.
38) Five film folks, living or deceased, you would love to meet. (Thanks, Rick!)
» Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Bette Davis, Clint Eastwood, James Stewart.
To see all of my answers to every SLIFR movie quiz I’ve participated in, click here.