Mid summer movie quiz

From Dennis Cozzalio at Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule. I read about the quiz at Tommy Salami’s Pluck You, Too!


  1. Second-favorite Stanley Kubrick film.
    • Barry Lyndon.
  2. Most significant/important/interesting trend in movies over the past decade, for good or evil.
    • Evil – the superhero genre.
  3. Bronco Billy (Clint Eastwood) or Buffalo Bill Cody (Paul Newman)?
    • I haven’t seen Bronco Billy, but I’m nearly positive I’d like it more than Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson.
  4. Best Film of 1949.
    • No idea. Maybe A Letter to Three Wives, even though I haven’t seen it in ten years.
  5. Joseph Tura (Jack Benny) or Oscar Jaffe (John Barrymore)?
    • Not having seen either film in question, I’ll go with Barrymore.
  6. Has the hand-held shaky-cam directorial style become a visual cliché?
    • Yes.
  7. What was the first foreign-language film you ever saw?
    • Does a dubbed Godzilla movie count?
  8. Charlie Chan (Warner Oland) or Mr. Moto (Peter Lorre)?
    • Haven’t seen any of either series.
  9. Favorite World War II drama (1950-1970).
    • The Great Escape.
  10. Favorite animal movie star.
    • Asta.
  11. Who or whatever is to blame, name an irresponsible moment in cinema.
    • Tony Scott being employed as a director.
  12. Best Film of 1969.
    • They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
  13. Name the last movie you saw theatrically, and also on DVD or Blu-ray.
    • Theatrically, Moon. DVD, The Land that Time Forgot (2009).
  14. Second-favorite Robert Altman film.
    • MASH.
  15. What is your favorite independent outlet for reading about movies, either online or in print?
  16. Who wins? Angela Mao or Meiko Kaji?
    • Angela Mao. If only because I saw Enter the Dragon.
  17. Mona Lisa Vito (Marisa Tomei) or Olive Neal (Jennifer Tilly)?
    • I haven’t seen My Cousin Vinny in years but I loathed Bullets Over Broadway so Marisa Tomei.
  18. Favorite movie that features a carnival setting or sequence.
    • East of Eden.
  19. Best use of high-definition video on the big screen to date.
    • Superman Returns.
  20. Favorite movie that is equal parts genre film and a deconstruction or consideration of that same genre.
    • Thief.
  21. Best Film of 1979.
    • All That Jazz.
  22. Most realistic and/or sincere depiction of small-town life in the movies.
    • The Best Years of Our Lives.
  23. Best horror movie creature (non-giant division).
    • The Thing.
  24. Second-favorite Francis Ford Coppola film.
    • The Godfather.
  25. Name a one-off movie that could have produced a franchise you would have wanted to see.
    • Running Scared.
  26. Favorite sequence from a Brian De Palma film.
    • End credits of Carlito’s Way.
  27. Favorite moment in three-strip Technicolor.
    • No idea.
  28. Favorite Alan Smithee film.
    • Never seen one.
  29. Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) or Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau)?
    • Going with Morris because I loathe Bull Durham.
  30. Best post-Crimes and Misdemeanors Woody Allen film.
    • Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
  31. Best Film of 1999.
    • Magnolia.
  32. Favorite movie tag line.
    • Superman, “You’ll believe a man can fly.”
  33. Favorite B-movie western.
    • Terror in a Texas Town. Sterling Hayden with a harpoon.
  34. Overall, the author best served by movie adaptations of her or his work.
    • Stephen King. I’d never read one of his books but I occasionally see the movies.
  35. Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn) or Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard)?
    • Susan Vance (Bringing Up Baby).
  36. Favorite musical cameo in a non-musical movie.
    • That Clerks II thing.
  37. Bruno (the character, if you haven’t seen the movie, or the film, if you have): subversive satire or purveyor of stereotyping?
    • Haven’t seen it. Purveyor of stereotyping probably.
  38. Five film folks, living or deceased, you would love to meet.
    • Steven Soderbergh, Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, W.S. Van Dyke, Orson Welles.
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