Movie Quiz courtesy of Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule Blog

1) Your favorite movie genre, and a prime example of it
When all is said and done of all the genres I don’t think I could live without, it would be comedy. A prime example of this would be the films of Buster Keaton who created the greatest comedies of all time, and always put me in a good mood. Of course the same could be said about The Marx Brothers, W.C. Fields, Charlie Chaplin, Preston Sturges, Ernst Lubitsch, screwball comedies, Steve Martin, and others, but you just asked for one prime example.

2) Your least favorite movie genre, and a prime example of it
Ummm this is a cop out but I would put lazy comedies that just leave me depressed not being able to laugh at it nor stomach it. Prime example would be “Meet the Fockers”

3) Donald Duck or Daffy Duck?                                                                                                                  Daffy

4) Your favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie                                                                                                  Rear Window

5) The longest you ever waited in line to see a movie (and, of course, the name of the movie that inspired such preparation and dedication) That would be Star Wars Episode 1, where I actually did camp out with a friend in the city. I admit it was fun, out there with a tent, while many people were dressed in Star Wars garb, never had a more fun time waiting in line.

6) Your favorite nature documentary
If I can count Grizzly Man for this, I would do that.

7) Steve Martin or Jim Carrey?
Steve Martin

8) Your favorite concert movie
Woodstock

9) Your favorite movie about or incorporating religion or religious themes
Life of Brian

10) Your best story (long or short) about attending a drive-in movie
The first time going to a drive-in, and just watching a movie from a car was I thought the coolest thing, and being able to stay up late. I remember having sleeping bags and blankets and being very cold.

11) Your favorite Brian De Palma movie
Blow Out

12) Name one movie you initially loved, saw again and ended up thinking significantly less of
The Caine Mutiny, I remember really liking it when I first saw it, but watching it again, despite Humprhey Bogart’s performance, it’s very stagey and awkward and the lead guy just annoys me.

13) Name one movie you initially hated, saw again, and ending up liking or loving
I couldn’t even get through “2001” the first time I saw it, but I’ve seen it so many times since and I love so many things about it.

14) Vivien Leigh or Olivia De Havilland?
Vivien Leigh, although she has been in less films, she breaks my heart in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and she is magnificent in “Waterloo Bridge”. And of course she owns Scarlett O’Hara.

15) Favorite blaxploitation movie theme song
Not really an expert so I’ll go with “Shaft” since that’s the one most people know.

16) The first movie you remember seeing in a theater
An American Tale

17) The movie you remember most fondly from childhood
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

18) Your favorite Clint Eastwood movie
Unforgiven

19) Best use of 3-D in a movie (not Best 3-D movie)
Recently I was very impressed with the new “Jungle Book”, but I think “Up” is still the best use of 3-D I’ve seen.

20) Least-deserving Oscar Winner for Best Picture
Chicago

21) Least-deserving Oscar Winner for Best Actor                                                                            It’s very recent but Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Revenant”.

22) Least-deserving Oscar Winner for Best Actress
Luise Rainer for The Great Ziegfeld which was not a lead performance at all, but one great scene

23) Michael Bay— yes or no, and why?
Don’t really care either way, but I liked “The Rock” so yes

24) Your favorite movie about food
Silence of the Lambs

25) Your favorite disaster movie
This might not qualify but disaster movies aren’t really my forte. However I will go with “War of the Worlds(1953)” since that is my favorite alien invasion movie with a lot of disaster.

26) Steve McQueen or Lee Marvin?
Tough pick, I enjoy Steve McQueen in so many but Lee Marvin had so many good lead roles as well as supporting parts like in “The Big Heat”, “Liberty Valance” and “The Wild One”, so I’ll say Lee Marvin

27) Best adaptation of a book or other source material into a movie
The Big Sleep

28) Worst adaptation of a book or other source material into a movie
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey version)

29) Tippi Hedren or Kim Novak?
Tippi Hedren is wonderful in the two films she did for Hitchcock, but I have to go with Kim Novak

30) Your favorite Marx brother
Groucho

31) The most frightening movie you’ve seen that is not strictly a horror movie
Aguire: The Wrath of God

32) Boris Karloff or Bela Lugosi?
It’s practically a tie, but “Bride of Frankenstein” will be used as a tie breaker so it will have to go to Karloff

33) Your favorite movie about high school                                                                                          Dazed and Confused

34) The movie you’d most like to be subjected to a DVD commentary, and the person or persons (living or dead) who you’d like to hear talking on it                                                        I would like to watch any Marx Brothers with commentary by them

35) Your favorite animated movie
“Pinocchio”

36) Most overly familiar dialogue phrase used in screenwriting, usually to connote coolness of a character or, more often, the screenwriter (Example: “Do the math!”)
“How do you like them apples”

37) Your favorite Howard Hawks movie
“Rio Bravo”

38) Carrie Fisher or Natalie Portman?
Carrie Fisher

39) Your favorite kung fu movie
Enter the Dragon

40) In the spirit of Freddy vs. Jason, devise a fantasy smackdown
matchup between two movie characters, fictional or drawn from life
Yojimbo from “Yojimbo” vs his remake The man with no name from “A Fistful of Dollars”

41) Your ultimate fantasy drive-in double feature
The Searchers and Once Upon a Time in the West

42) Funniest… movie… ever!                                                                                                                    Horse Feathers

 

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