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Spot the Ringer
1. Name the Universal horror character never played by Lon Chaney Jr.

a. the Mummy
b. Dracula
c. the Invisible Man
d. Frankenstein’s Monster
e. the Wolf Man

2. Which Steven Spielberg movie was not expanded for a later video, TV, or theatrical release?

a. Duel
b. Jaws
c. 1941
d. The Sugarland Express
e. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

3. Each actress listed below was an early choice for the role mentioned — except one. Which one?

a. Barbara Stanwyck as Mildred Pierce
b. Doris Day as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate
c. Tuesday Weld as Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde
d. Bette Davis as Mary Poppins
e. Marilyn Monroe as Marion in Psycho
f. Grace Kelly as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
g. Mae West as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard
h. Claudette Colbert as Margo Channing in All About Eve

4. Which of the following was not a real theatrical feature film?

a. A Kiss Before Dying
b. Kiss Me Good Night
c. Kisses for My President
d. A Kiss for Corliss
e. Kiss Me Deadly
f. Kiss Daddy Good Night
g. Kiss Me Kill Me
h. Kiss Me, Stupid
i. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
j. Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die
k. Kiss the Other Sheik
l. The Kiss Before the Mirror

5. All these songs were Top 10 hits in the ’70s except…

a. ”Theme From Love Story (Where Do I Begin),” by Andy Williams (1971)
b. ”Theme From Shaft,” by Isaac Hayes (1971)
c. ”Love Theme From The Godfather,” by Andy Williams (1972)
d. ”Dueling Banjos” from Deliverance, by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell (1973)
e. ”Tubular Bells” from The Exorcist, by Mike Oldfield (1974)
f. The disco-ready ”Star Wars Theme,” by Meco (1977)
h. ”Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky),” by Bill Conti (1977)

Answers, one point each:
1: c
2: d
3: e
4: b
5: c — it reached No. 34

True or False
1. Martin Scorsese often casts his mother, Catherine, in his films. Her big scene as a passenger in Taxi Driver got cut, but she did make it into final prints of…

a. Mean Streets
b. GoodFellas
c. Raging Bull
d. Who’s That Knocking at My Door?
e. The Last Temptation of Christ
f. The King of Comedy

2. Credits are spoken, rather than written, in

a. Fahrenheit 451
b. M*A*S*H
c. The Terror (1928)
d. Talk of the Town
e. The Magnificent Ambersons
f. Tune In Tomorrow…

3. Continuity goofs occur in The Wizard of Oz when

a. A munchkin screams before the Wicked Witch
b. Buddy Ebsen, not Jack Haley, plays the Tin Man in a few long shots.
c. Dorothy’s braids change length repeatedly during ”If I Only Had a Brain.”
d. The sound of chirping chicks cuts off suddenly as Garland begins singing ”Over the Rainbow.”
e. Someone clearly says, ”Hi, Judy” during ”Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead.”

Answers, one point each:
1: a, b, d, f are true, c and e false
2: all true but d
3: a, c, d, are true, b and e false

Oral Exam
1. Demi Moore asks that you pronounce her first name

a. DEM-ee
b. DEE-my
c. Duh-MY
d. Duh-MEE

2. Film festival Cannes rhymes with

a. fan
b. fawn
c. Bonn

3. Film noir sounds most like

a. film noyer
b. film n’wah
c. film nar
d. film nuh-weer

4. To keep snotty French people from laughing at you, say ”mise-en-scene” (a tony term for frame composition) the way you’d say

a. ease on, zen
b. Ms. in pain
c. rise and sheen

Answers, one point each:
1: d
2: a
3: b
4: a)

Multiple Choice
1. Robert Altman, James Ivory, Ken Annakin (with Harold French), Pat Jackson (with Anthony Pelissier and Harold French), and Paul Schrader directed what films, respectively?

a. Quintet, Encore, Quartet, Trio, and Hardcore
b. Quintet, Quartet, Trio, Encore, and Hardcore
c. Quartet, Hardcore, Quintet, Trio, and Encore
d. Quartet, Encore, Quintet, Trio, and Hardcore

2. In private, Alfred Hitchcock often described who as ”so beautiful, so stupid”?

a. Ingrid Bergman
b. Grace Kelly
c. Kim Novak
d. Tippi Hedren

3. Which of these auteurs was the youngest while shooting his first major movie? (All were under 30.)

a. Orson Welles: Citizen Kane (1941)
b. Steven Spielberg: The Sugarland Express (1974)
c. Stanley Kubrick: Fear and Desire (1953)
d. Martin Scorsese: Who’s That Knocking at My Door? (1968)
e. Robert Wise: Mademoiselle Fifi (1944)

4. What historical figure has been portrayed most often in movies?

a. Lenin
b. Napoleon
c. Jesus
d. Hitler
e. Cleopatra
f. Lincoln

5. The name R2D2 in Star Wars came from

a. George Lucas’ license plate
b. an old tax-form configuration
c. the final score of a 1975 inter-party Senate softball game
d. editors’ abbreviation for ”reel 2, dialogue 2”
e. a common projector-motor model number

6. Which of these movies is the longest?

a. Victor Fleming’s Gone With the Wind
b. Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate
c. Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Cleopatra
d. George Stevens’ The Greatest Story Ever Told
e. Otto Preminger’s Exodus
f. Bob Dylan’s Renaldo and Clara

Answers, one point each:
1: b
2:a
3: c (Kubrick was 24, Welles, 25, Spielberg 25, Scorsese 25, Wise 29)
4: b, then comes Jesus, Lincoln, Lenin, Hitler, and Cleopatra
5: d
6: d, at 4 hours 20 minutes; a is 3:40, b is 3:39, c is 4:03, e is 3:33, f is 3:52

Match Game
1. All directors shoot more footage than they can use in their finished movies — on average, 10 times more. But these auteurs really couldn’t stop shooting. Rank them from most profligate on down by matching the director and film to the ratio of footage shot to footage used:

1. Howard Hughes, Hell’s Angels
2. Michael Cimino, Heaven’s Gate
3. Fritz Lang, Metropolis
4. Charles Chaplin, City Lights

a. 55 to 1
b. 125 to 1
c. 249 to 1
d. 149 to 1

2. Assign the crucial object to the Hitchcock film:

1. broken teacups
2. lighter
3. $40,000
4. missing finger
5. microfilm

a. Psycho
b The 39 Steps
c. North by Northwest
d. Strangers on a Train
e. The Birds

3. Match the real name with the screen name:

1. Sarah Jane Fulks
2. Alexandra Zuck
3. Tula Finklea
4. Spangler Arlington Brugh
5. Margarita Carmen Cansino
6. Bernard Schwarz

a. Rita Hayworth
b. Tony Curtis
c. Robert Taylor
d. Jane Wyman
e. Sandra Dee
f. Cyd Charisse

4. Cholesterol corner: Unscramble these lists to match the movie with the disgusting way eggs are used in it.

1. To Catch a Thief
2. Pink Flamingos
3. Cool Hand Luke
4. Aliens

a. human hosts act as incubators
b. someone eats 50, hard-boiled
c. cigarette put out in a sunny-side
d. obese woman aroused by them

5. Match the calamity to the Rocky it happens in:

1. Mickey (Burgess Meredith) dies of a heart attack
2. Rocky loses to Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers)
3. Balboa (Stallone) acts brain-damaged
4. Adrian (Talia Shire) gives birth prematurely and goes into a coma
5. Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) takes a fatal punch from Drago (Dolph Lundgren)

a. I
b. II
c. III
d. IV
e. I through V

6. For export, which movie was retitled what?

1. Look Who’s Talking
2. The Hunger
3. Miracle on 34th Street
4. One Million Years B.C.
5. State of the Union
6. And Then There Were None

a. The Big Heart
b. The World and His Wife
c. Man and His Mate
d. Hi, Mom, It’s Baby
e. Ten Little Niggers
f. Miriam, Meet Me Were None at Midnight

7. Which movie marked which actor’s swan song?

1. Montgomery Clift
2. Veronica Lake
3. Peter Lorre
4. Humphrey Bogart
5. Joan Crawford
6. Errol Flynn
7. Vivien Leigh

a. Ship of Fools, ’65
b. Trog, ’70
c. Cuban Rebel Girls, ’59
d. The Defector, ’66
e. The Harder They Fall, ’56
f. Flesh Feast, ’70
g. The Patsy, ’64

Answers, one point each:
1: c, 2a, 3d, 4b
2: 1e, 2d, 3a, 4b, 5c
3: 1d, 2e, 3f, 4c, 5a, 6b
4: 1c, 2d, 3b, 4a
5: 1c, 2a, 3e, 4b, 5d
6: 1d, 2f, 3a, 4c, 5b, 6e
7: 1d, 2f, 3g, 4e, 5b, 6c, 7a

That’s a wrap. Now tally your score in two categories.

1. What You’ve Watched
Award yourself the listed number of points for each of the 60 films you’ve seen. The point differences reflect the degree of film buffery required to have located the movie: King Kong earns 2 points because it’s constantly on TV and you can’t help seeing it before age 7; The Seventh Seal gets 4 because you have to seek it out in a revival house or specialty video store.
Total Score Possible: 160

2. What You Know Correct answers are worth 1 point, except as noted in boxes.
Total Score Possible: 160.

What Your Score Means
200-240: Cinema Genius — or you know how to read upside down
180-199: Cinema Scholar — qualified to teach a Film Studies course.
160-179: Student of Cinema — you probably took a Film Studies course
130-159: Movie Buff — but face it, you’re no Leonard Maltin.
100-129: Movie Moderate — your vid store needs new inventory.
80-99: Cin-amateur — buy a VCR
Below 80: Cin-illiterate — buy a TV.

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