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GreenCine's First Film Trivia Contest: Aftermath, The Questions, etc
Topic by: underdog
Posted: August 8, 2003 - 11:22 AM PDT
Last Reply: August 15, 2003 - 12:37 PM PDT

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author topic: GreenCine's First Film Trivia Contest: Aftermath, The Questions, etc
underdog
post #1  on August 8, 2003 - 11:22 AM PDT  
Howdy everyone!

Just wanted to give a big thanks to everyone who came to GreenCine's First Film Trivia Night at the Orbit Room in San Francisco, last night. It was great fun for all of us and hope it was for you, too! And for those GreenCiners who are too far away to join us in person, you were there in spirit. I'll post all of the trivia questions from last night for y'all to look over and test yourselves with (followed sometime after by the answers) -- overall people did really well with the trivia so we're thinking maybe we should go harder next time. ;-)

ALSO: A big mea culpa -- we were in such a mad rush to wrap things up at the end that we neglected to give out a prize for best team name. Sorry about that! I did actually pick a best team name in my head but unfortunately kept it there.
SO... if you were on the team with the name that was a reference to a recent Simpsons episode, YOU ARE THE WINNER of best team name! (I loved that episode so you got me right where I live) Send an email to support@greencine.com, give them your team's nickname, and that Craig sent you there, give your name and address, and we'll send you a free GreenCine t-shirt!

So all in all it was a great night -- pictures will come later -- there were a few kinks to work out, for sure, we'll definitely simplify the process next time. But lots of people won prizes, better than that one free pitcher of beer you usually get, eh?

Thanks again everyone!

Questions to follow...

C
underdog
post #2  on August 8, 2003 - 11:41 AM PDT  
ROUND 1)
"The Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bowl Round." These are questions pertaining to movies with a San Francisco tie-in.

1. Mystery writer Dashiell Hammett forever will be linked with San Francisco. Several of his stories were adapted into movies, including The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart. What was the name of Sam Spades partner?


2. Bogey returned to San Francisco for this 1947 thriller about a man wrongly arrested for murder who escapes and has plastic surgery to change his identity. Name the film.

3. Which Roger Moore 007 outing featured San Francisco as a prominent location?


4. In the movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the crew pays a visit to the 20th century version of the USS Enterprise. In which city was this (As voiced by Commander Chekov) nuclear wessel berthed?

5. We all know about Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcocks classic film set in San Francisco. But that wasnt the Master of Suspenses only foray into Northern California. Name the three other Hitchcock films that were shot primarily in the Bay Area.
(ONE POINT EACH)


6. Name the shot-in-SF comedic feature this line comes from: Kojak! Bang! Bang!




ROUND 2) was the PICTURE ROUND -- can't post the pictures here, but it wasn't too too hard...


ROUND 3) "Name that Toon." These are questions pertaining to animated movies or anime.

1. Simpsons question here
Who provided her voice when Maggie uttered her first word?



2.Despite the success of Lord of the Rings, this is not the first time that the story has appeared on the screen. Who was the director behind the 1978 animated film of the same name?


3. What was the first Japanese anime series to be broadcast on U.S. television?


4. Name three Studio Ghibli films that have been released in the US on DVD


5. Who was Wallace and Gromits nemesis in THE WRONG TROUSERS?
(you can be fairly vague in answering this one)


6. What is the name of the Warner Brothers-like cartoon studio in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?





ROUND 4) (MUSIC) "Score." Music-related questions (some song samples will be played)

1. This once-popular 80s pop groups name derived from a character in an equally cheesy and popular movie from the 1960s. Name the band and the movie:


2. Name the prolific film composer of this piece and the movie its from.


3. Name the Movie this theme music comes from


4. Name one of the two films this song can be found in&



5. Name the creepy movie this theme is from.
(The answer was Goblin's Dawn of the Dead score -- I couldn't a download of it in time...)

6. Name the romantic movie this theme is from.
(Ditto this one; the answer was A Man and a Woman)



ROUND 5) "High Noon" : The Final Showdown (Random Questions)

1. ) Starting off with what may be an easy one: At the end of Waiting for Guffman, Corky St. Clair shows us his collectible collection, including action figures for this movie.


2) What the hell were the twelve monkeys anyway?
(We gave everyone credit for this one because the answer's more vague or open than we thought)


3. A character in Office Space had this famous and unfortunate name.


4. Arguably the best spoof show in television history, Mystery Science Theater 3000 has a legion of fans around the world. What was the name of the ship that Joel and Mike and the bots were stuck in outer space on, in Mystery Science Theater 3000?

And a bonus question, for an extra point: What movie was mocked in the first episode of MST3K to air on Comedy Central (not counting the shows public access days)?


5. Which films movie poster is this tag line from?
Everything you've heard is true.


6. Name the actor who played all three of these roles (in 3 different movies):
Buck Swope
Maurice "Snoopy" Miller
Basher Tarr


TIE-BREAKING ROUND (among the individuals in the winning team) to determine who takes away the top prize, a beautiful APEX-brand ("Apex brand, Sony guts!") DVD player. No, really, it's a cool DVD player.

(Thanks to FilmWise.com for these ideas.) For each question, name the fairly well-known movie that has these chapter headings on its DVD.

1.
On a bus bound for New York
Gigolo Joe
Miami or bust


2
A boy and his bike
Madame Ruby
Invading Warner Bros.


3. This one sounds similar to the previous one, but is a different film.
Gone with the Bike
"Something Better"
Worldwide Studios


4. Eggs or Something
Last Supper
A Confrontation with Ash

5.
Fatzilla
A new man
Professor Love


Final Tie-breaker questions if necessary:

6. Name the actor who played all three of these roles:

a) George Wilson
Morris Buttermaker
Oscar Madison

b) In one of the episodes of Fawlty Towers, Manuel had a pet rat, what did he name the rat?



underdog
post #3  on August 8, 2003 - 12:12 PM PDT  
eep, sorry about the weird characters there. Damn quotation marks...

Anyway, here are the answers:

ROUND 1.

1. Myles Archer.
2. Dark Passage
3. A View to a Kill
4. Alameda
5. The Birds, Shadow of a Doubt, Family Plot
6. Foul Play


ROUND 3.
1. Elizabeth Taylor
2 Ralph Bakshi
3. Astro Boy
4. Any 3 of these: Castle in the Sky (1986)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Spirited Away (2001)

5. A penguin
6. Maroon Studio

ROUND 4.
1. Duran Duran took their name from a character in Barbarella
2. from The Mission, music by Ennio Morricone
3. From Rushmore
4. from Ghost World
5. Dawn of the Dead
6. A Man and a Woman

ROUND 5
My Dinner with Andre
Michael Bolton
The Satellite of Love
(Bonus: The Crawling Eye)
Blair Witch Project
Don Cheadle

TIE BREAKER ROUND 6
1. Midnight Cowboy
2 PeeWee's Big Adventure (we didn't actually read that one)
3. The Muppet Movie
4. Alien
5. Nutty Professor
6. Walter Matthau
Tiebreaker: Basil was the name of Manuel's pet rat on Fawlty Towers

wheeee!

ggsuperhero
post #4  on August 8, 2003 - 2:03 PM PDT  
It was great fun! We had a grand old time and I hope everybody else did too. Nice to put faces to some of those usernames and address labels. :)

Great meeting you, snafu!

dpowers
post #5  on August 8, 2003 - 2:21 PM PDT  
[still feeling the booze]
dpowers
post #6  on August 8, 2003 - 2:46 PM PDT  
snafu's not just an evil monkey he's a tall evil monkey...

i suck at mega lightning bonus rounds... uh, uh, ummm... but we 3 freaks there for the tiebreaker at 2nd place were great, the alien, the fan, the geek... or something like that...

i made off with this! and i was like, the 300th person to go through the box!

i chickened out and didn't write my nick on my name tag. i guess other people sort of shied away from meeting and greeting too. i did however shave my impressive beard.
Cinenaut
post #7  on August 8, 2003 - 2:53 PM PDT  
I wanted to go, but it would have been a 7 hour round trip on a work night.
underdog
post #8  on August 8, 2003 - 2:56 PM PDT  
We were tickled to discover DPowers isn't actually a frog at all (though he does play one on TV). And he plays a mean game of trivia. As I said, there were some damn knowledgeable film buffs there last night which makes me think we'll have to have a few more stumpers in the questions next time.

"Name the composer of this film score, the piece's running time, the movie, the director, AND the Key Grip!"

dpowers
post #9  on August 8, 2003 - 2:59 PM PDT  
okay third thing, lucky 3, punchline, etc.

thanks everybody at GC for doing this i had a good time.

gradalis - in reference to dreyer and ordet and bresson and stuff. that way of defining the filmed space as a theatrical space, not a real space, is what i really like about manoel de oliveira, especially anxiety and i'm going home. the actors aren't people onscreen or off. models, like the man said, which is cool with de oliveira because the performers aren't puppets or non-professionals, you know?
dpowers
post #10  on August 8, 2003 - 3:01 PM PDT  
> "Name ... the Key Grip!"

"mel, weren't you key grip for that movie? we are so going to win this..."
dpowers
post #11  on August 8, 2003 - 3:30 PM PDT  
our team was "six degrees of separation." none of us knew each other, it seemed like. we were all the "looking for a team" people standing near the mic when the game was starting. what was cool about it was, because we were out in the aisle instead of at a table, we were kind of a show, people passing by were stopping to listen to us deliberate, chatting about our answers, i loved that!

as far as me being good at trivia, there were two whole rounds where i got zero answers.

anybody from that team reading this? i remember what the name tags said but i don't want to out anybody...
DLeonard
post #12  on August 8, 2003 - 4:34 PM PDT  
It was great fun and for about 5 minutes I had my team fooled into thinking I was some kinda genius. Then the answers were announced.

My favorite part was watching the chase through San Fran from the movie Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine you guys were projecting on the wall. I kept begging Michelle for the title but she deflecting me with "Dennis will be announcing that later."

Thanks GC gang. And thanks Orbit Room gang for the tasty beverages.
wdrazo
post #13  on August 8, 2003 - 8:55 PM PDT  
Since I wasn't there :(( , I have the jones for those pix. I did so want to come.
Dwoodwoo
post #14  on August 9, 2003 - 12:15 PM PDT  
hey, had I'd known it was YOU DLeonard, I woulda given up the answer earlier ;-)

Yes, the chase scene was from the ever-classic "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine," which used to be shown quite often when I was growing up on KGO-TV's "3:30 Movie" (2 hour movies chopped to an hour and a half, with commercials...gotta love that as an intro to cinema). The ONLY thing I recall from that movie is the San Francisco chase scene and it was a surprise to me that the movie was released on DVD. We played a small clip from that scene -- lopped off was a portion where they're speeding down the Lombard, crookedest street in the world, and the end of the chase which is in Sausalito. FYI, the other clips we were showing were from High Risk (Meltdown) with Jet Li, the Maltese Falcon, Star Trek the Motion Picture (San Francisco is where Starfleet Headquarters will be in 300 years), Castle of Cagliostro and Cinema Paradiso.

The drink that night, concocted by Alberta ("as lovely as the Canadian province with her name") was the CineScope -- our movie-themed drink with a splash of minty freshness (hence, the "Scope," so she said). You may have been lucky enough to have her "Mary-Ann with Ginger," which was also high on the delish scale.

Again, it was a really swell evening and you were all well-behaved, which is doubleplusgood. We're plotting our next event with similar meet-and-greet goodness.

dennis!


> On August 8, 2003 - 4:34 PM PDT DLeonard wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> It was great fun and for about 5 minutes I had my team fooled into thinking I was some kinda genius. Then the answers were announced.
>
> My favorite part was watching the chase through San Fran from the movie Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine you guys were projecting on the wall. I kept begging Michelle for the title but she deflecting me with "Dennis will be announcing that later."
>
> Thanks GC gang. And thanks Orbit Room gang for the tasty beverages.
> ---------------------------------

snafu
post #15  on August 10, 2003 - 11:50 AM PDT  
It was great meeting everyone, I was just a bit too late to take part in the trivia contest but still had a great time. And I finally belive there's more to GC than just Dennis and Celia. Alberta made a few excellent drinks and I would have had a few more if I didn't have to drive home. And dpowers knows way more about anime than I do ;)
ggsuperhero
post #16  on August 11, 2003 - 5:22 PM PDT  
ooooppps mr. dwoodwoo .. you forgot to mention the college scene from the Bollywood film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai .

-------

> On August 9, 2003 - 12:15 PM PDT Dwoodwoo wrote:
FYI, the other clips we were showing were from High Risk (Meltdown) with Jet Li, the Maltese Falcon, Star Trek the Motion Picture (San Francisco is where Starfleet Headquarters will be in 300 years), Castle of Cagliostro and Cinema Paradiso.
WHuber
post #17  on August 12, 2003 - 12:15 PM PDT  
Hey, d - I was in 6, along with my fiance. I was pretty amped up on caffeine at the time, too.

We weren't wearing no stinkin' badges, though.

That was a lot of fun. Looking forward to the next one, though I'd like to actually find a table.

> On August 8, 2003 - 3:30 PM PDT dpowers wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> our team was "six degrees of separation." none of us knew each other, it seemed like. we were all the "looking for a team" people standing near the mic when the game was starting. what was cool about it was, because we were out in the aisle instead of at a table, we were kind of a show, people passing by were stopping to listen to us deliberate, chatting about our answers, i loved that!
>
> as far as me being good at trivia, there were two whole rounds where i got zero answers.
>
> anybody from that team reading this? i remember what the
> name tags said but i don't want to out anybody...
underdog
post #18  on August 13, 2003 - 4:06 PM PDT  
Okay, I'm loathe to do this, solely because there are some truly terrible pictures of me in the mix here, but so many other great pictures of everyone else that it has to be done. Without further ado, here are pictures from GreenCine's Film Trivia Night:

For the two pages full of all the pictures, click here or here. Then once that loads, you can click on each picture for a full size version of each, or scroll through them all.

For some of my own personal favorites:

Me and DennisWoo, at the end of a tiring but fun evening.


The winner of the DVD player!

The team called Six Degrees of Separation (I think?) -- looking happy but ready for bed.

Unnamed team hard at work solving some of our stumpers

Some members of the GC Crew hard at work

Click around for the rest! Forgive us for any pictures where we don't look entirely perfect, it's the lighting, really, the camera adds ten pounds/years to everyone.

Enjoy!

C/U
dpowers
post #19  on August 13, 2003 - 8:44 PM PDT  
> The team called Six Degrees of Separation (I think?)

yes. that's me looking up at the ceiling, which was pretty damn cool lemme tellya.

it was a great great ceiling.
snafu
post #20  on August 15, 2003 - 10:26 AM PDT  
and now for the action shot. We are all just a bit under the influence of something.
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