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The Great Hollywood Quiz! Round 3

January 04, 2005 18:05 IST
Round 2 | Round 1

21. In the existential comedy, I Heart Huckabees, who auditioned twice for the role of Dawn Campbell, a role that eventually went to Naomi Campbell?
a. Britney Spears
b. Jessica Simpson
c. Scarlett Johansson

22. In Shark Tale, which cinematically famous marine vessel forms the underwater hangout for the shark mob?
a. HMS Bounty
b. RMS Titanic
c. The Nautilus

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Wrong!
The correct answer is B.
The irreverent animated film continued to spoof popular cinema, in this case parodying the James Cameron film as the mob shuttled wetly along the Titanic. Detailing goes far enough to show the Kate Winslet 'Rose' pencil sketch on the wall!
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The irreverent animated film continued to spoof popular cinema, in this case parodying the James Cameron film as the mob shuttled wetly along the Titanic. Detailing goes far enough to show the Kate Winslet 'Rose' pencil sketch on the wall!

23. What is the direct English translation of the Chinese title for the Zhang Yimou film, House Of Flying Daggers?
a. The Dagger That Hides
b. Crouch in House, Daggers Fly
c. Ambushed From Ten Directions

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Wrong! The correct answer is C.
A look at the cinematography of the film provides a sufficient clue for the answer. The film was conceived in the late 1990s, as a companion-piece to 2002's Hero. House Of Flying Daggers is China's official entry for the 2004 Oscar Awards, in the Foreign Film category.
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A look at the cinematography of the film provides a sufficient clue for the answer. The film was conceived in the late 1990s, as a companion-piece to 2002's Hero. House Of Flying Daggers is China's official entry for the 2004 Oscar Awards, in the Foreign Film category.

24. Why was Gabriel Yared's musical score not used in Troy?
a. It was delivered a day late, and Wolfgang Petersen is an obsessive perfectionist
b. Warner Bros didn't appreciate the fact that the score was 'too old-fashioned'
c. There were bits of it that resonated similar to Snatch, another Brad Pitt film

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Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Period films have recently been shying away from grand, sweeping classical overture based scores toward more safe, typically Hollywood sounds which would fit right into George Lucas' next Star Wars movie. James Horner eventually provided the Troy score, while Vangelis scored the music for Oliver Stone's Alexander!

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Period films have recently been shying away from grand, sweeping classical overture based scores toward more safe, typically Hollywood sounds which would fit right into George Lucas' next Star Wars movie. James Horner eventually provided the Troy score, while Vangelis scored the music for Oliver Stone's Alexander!

25. Before casting Jamie Foxx, which comedian was considered for the cab driver's role in Michael Mann's Collateral?
a. Will Ferrell
b. Ben Stiller
c. Adam Sandler

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Wrong! The correct answer is C.
The casting for the film went through several rounds of changes: Val Kilmer was signed on to play a detective, but backed out after date clashes with Oliver Stone's Alexander; the character of Vincent, played by Tom Cruise, was, at a stage, thought of for Russell Crowe. Earlier, both Edward Norton and Colin Farrell were offered the assassin's role; both declined.
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The casting for the film went through several rounds of changes: Val Kilmer was signed on to play a detective, but backed out after date clashes with Oliver Stone's Alexander; the character of Vincent, played by Tom Cruise, was, at a stage, thought of for Russell Crowe. Earlier, both Edward Norton and Colin Farrell were offered the assassin's role; both declined.

26. In a year of sequels, which director made the unlikely claim that his sequel was made on the exact same budget as its predecessor?
a. Quentin Tarantino, for Kill Bill Vol 2
b. Steven Soderbergh, for Ocean's Twelve
c. Sam Raimi, for Spider-Man 2

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Wrong! The correct answer is B.
At first glance, this seems like a Tarantino statement, accurate largely because his sequel isn't really that, rather one long film spliced in the middle. Steven Soderbergh, however, is a stylised director with severe Hollywood clout, and his insistence to stick to a naked budget led his film's phenomenal all-star cast to take severe pay-cuts in order to join the party.
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At first glance, this seems like a Tarantino statement, accurate largely because his sequel isn't really that, rather one long film spliced in the middle. Steven Soderbergh, however, is a stylised director with severe Hollywood clout, and his insistence to stick to a naked budget led his film's phenomenal all-star cast to take severe pay-cuts in order to join the party.

27. In Alfie, director Charles Shyer couldn't get Jude Law to punch a car windshield hard enough until he suggested that the actor imagine the glass was something else. As a result, Law broke through the windshield. What did he think it was?
a. Ex-wife Sadie Frost
b. His high-school gym teacher
c. The paparazzi

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Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Jude Law has had a year massively high in terms of acting visibility. He has had six very-hyped releases, including Closer, The Aviator, Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events, Alfie, Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow, and I Heart Huckabees. Unfortunately, not much of his work has gotten either critical or box-office acclaim.
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Jude Law has had a year massively high in terms of acting visibility. He has had six very-hyped releases, including Closer, The Aviator, Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events, Alfie, Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow, and I Heart Huckabees. Unfortunately, not much of his work has gotten either critical or box-office acclaim.

28. Which film this year starred a great actor as villain, hardly bothered by the fact that the screen legend passed away in 1989?
a. Troy
b. Kill Bill Vol 2
c. Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow

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Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Director Kerry Conran generated almost all his film on computers, shooting just the sequences with his principal actors. Great technical wizardry was employed to take stock footage of Laurence Olivier, and cast him in the role of the evil Dr Totenkopf in Sky Captain.
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Director Kerry Conran generated almost all his film on computers, shooting just the sequences with his principal actors. Great technical wizardry was employed to take stock footage of Laurence Olivier, and cast him in the role of the evil Dr Totenkopf in Sky Captain.

29. Michael Jeter passed away last year, but his final film was released this year. Which one?
a. The Polar Express
b. The Incredibles
c. Catwoman

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Wrong! The correct answer is A.
Jeter passed away from AIDS last year, but, as he put it, he 'wasn't dying of AIDS, but was living with HIV'. His unique life spirit continued through to his last breath, and he voiced the Smokey/Steamer character in Robert Zemeckis' animated film.
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Jeter passed away from AIDS last year, but, as he put it, he 'wasn't dying of AIDS, but was living with HIV'. His unique life spirit continued through to his last breath, and he voiced the Smokey/Steamer character in Robert Zemeckis' animated film.

30. Of all the films slapped with an R rating this year in the US, which was the weirdest announcement?
a. For graphic beheading and scenes of unrealistic torture, and cruelty to yellow jumpsuits
b. For very coarse language emanating from the mouth of a cute little girl, albeit playing a stripper
c. For graphic crude and sexual behaviour, violent images and strong language - all involving puppets

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Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of Southpark, decided to give the world -- whether it asked for some or not -- their own self-proclaimed political satire, which ended up being nothing but a spoof on Jerry Bruckheimer films. After watching The Thunderbirds on television, the filmmakers decided to see just how far marionettes could go in a film. The censors were not amused.
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Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of Southpark, decided to give the world -- whether it asked for some or not -- their own self-proclaimed political satire, which ended up being nothing but a spoof on Jerry Bruckheimer films. After watching The Thunderbirds on television, the filmmakers decided to see just how far marionettes could go in a film. The censors were not amused.
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