Welcome back to the wonderful world of movie trivia madness in this, the last quiz of 1998. While I wrote questions 1 to 25, 26 to 40 were kindly supplied by associate quizmaster Jonathan Harvey, who also challenged us with quiz 78. You'll have to be adept at two different types of questions to do well in this quiz -- my mind latches onto minutiae, curiosities and plot details, while Jon's more interested in who played whom or did what behind the scenes.

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1. In the film "Cabin Boy", Chris Elliot makes what unusual animal-shaped meal? (15 pts)

2. What ancient Chinese book does Michael Douglas suggest that Charlie Sheen read in "Wall Street"? (15 pts)

3. Who is the conductor in "Fantasia"? (a) Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; (b) Mr. Holland; (c) Mickey Mouse; (d) Keith Moon; (e) Leopold Stokowski. (5 pts)

4. What kind of candy does Charlie return at the conclusion of "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"? (a) Goobers and Raisinettes; (b) Reese's Pieces; (c) Poprocks; (d) Everlasting Gobstoppers; (e) Mounds. (15 pts)

5. The title of the play and movie "A Raisin in the Sun" is based on a poem by whom? (10 pts)

6. Which of the following is NOT the name of an actual motion picture? (a) The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies; (b) How Tasty was My Little Frenchman; (c) Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad; (d) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine; (e) Fugitive from a Centrifuge. (15 pts)

7. What knick-knack in Ben Stiller's office does Wynona Ryder break in "Reality Bites"? (15 pts)

8. According to "Strictly Ballroom" what is the dance of love? (a) The Hustle; (b) The Lambada; (c) The Rumba; (d) The Disco Duck; (e) The Loco-Motion. (5 pts)

9. In what film does Nick Nolte threaten to drop a priceless violin off a balcony? (20 pts)

10. "The Lord of the Rings" opens with Bilbo Baggins celebrating what birthday? (15 pts)

11. Kevin Kline, an Oscar winner for "A Fish Called Wanda", originally thought he would have a career as (a) a stuntman; (b) a speechwriter; (c) pyrotechnics special effects wizard; (d) musician; (e) stand-up philosopher. (10 pts)

12. What documentary records the traumatic and tragic filming of Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo"? (15 pts)

13. In "The Freshman", Matthew Broderick is shocked, utterly shocked, to discover that what famous painting has been stolen from The Louvre and installed in Marlon Brando's living room? (a) da Vinci's Mona Lisa; (b) Monet's Waterlilies; (c) Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans; (d) Rembrandt's Night Watch; (e) Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase. (10 pts)

14. In what satirical Disney film does a chimpanzee pick a television network's nightly programming? (20 pts)

15. What 1932 film is about the inhabitants of a circus sideshow, including a microcephalic man named Zippy? (15 pts)

16. What film features a rhinoceros stamping out a campfire, Africans shaking their heads yes, and a Land Rover up in a tree? (10 pts)

17. In the Woody Allen film "Sleeper," scientists hope to clone the dead Emperor from the only surviving remnant of his body. What is it? (15 pts)

18. In "The Grand Canyon" what was the mugger who shot Steve Martin after? (15 pts)

19. In what film does Peter Weller say, "Exterminate all rational thought. That is the conclusion I have come to"? (15 pts)

20. Prehistoric monsters in "The Valley of the Gwangi" are pitted in mortal combat against which of the following? (a) Raquel Welch in a furry bikini; (b) timid butterfly collectors who learn to use rifles; (c) gooey aliens hunting dinosaurs to extinction; (d) cowboys on horseback; (e) Ringo Starr playing a caveman named "Zugg Zugg". (10 pts)

21. Lauren Bacall had a reputation for being difficult to work with. She was once put on suspension for refusing to act in the western "Stallion Road." What leading man was slated to star opposite her? (a) William Holden; (b) Humphrey Bogart; (c) Ronald Reagan; (d) Laurence Olivier; (e) Porky Pig. (15 pts)

22. What make of automobile was converted into a time machine in the "Back to the Future" movies? (5 pts)

23. What is the name of Simba's father in "The Lion King"? (a) Meher Baba; (b) Mogadeet; (c) Mogadishu; (d) Mufasa; (e) Mos Eisley. (5 pts)

24. What western contains the quitessentially bizarre line, "Skin that smoke wagon"? (15 pts)

25. What memento does "Il Postino" keep from the first time he meets his girlfriend Beatrice? (15 pts)

26. What well-known actor played King Henry II of England twice in major motion pictures (post-1950) based on well-known stage-plays? (15 pts) What movies? (5 pts for each movie)

27. What well-known actress played Queen Elizabeth I of England twice, once on film and once on TV in the *same* year? (10 pts) What shows (5 pts each), and what year? (5 pts)

28. Which actor or actress appeared in both film-versions of "A Man For All Seasons", the theatrical one with Paul Scofield as Thomas More and the cable one with Charlton Heston. (10 pts) What two roles did he or she play? (10 pts each)

29. Which 3 episodes of the original "Star Trek" TV series were based on previously existing short stories that did *not* have the "Star Trek" characters? (5 pts per episode)

30. Which story also became an "Outer Limits" episode (in the original TV series) (5 pts), and what was it called (5 pts)?

31. What short story by Ambrose Bierce was the basis for episodes of *both* "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" AND "The Twilight Zone"? (15 pts)

32. What film composer wrote part of a sound-track for "2001: A Space Odyssey" that was never used? (10 pts)

33. Who is listed in the closing credits of "The Wizard of Oz" as playing the role of the wizard? (15 pts) What other three roles in that film were played by this actor? (10 pts each)

34. Exactly how many pieces by Gyorgi Ligeti appear in the film "2001" (15 pts), and how many are listed in the credits (5 pts), and how many are in their original form (5 pts)?

35. Nicholas Cage is Francis Coppola's nephew. What is the one and only movie in which he was credited as Nicholas Coppola? (15 pts)

36. Michael Keaton played the same character in 2 otherwise unconnected films from Elmore Leonard novels? Which films? (20 pts)

37. What well-known actor's real name is Michael Douglas, but is not billed as Michael Douglas? What well-known actor from the 50's had the real name of James Stewart, but was not billed as James Stewart (or Jimmy Stewart)? (10 pts each)

38. In the original "Star Wars" trilogy, how many actors played Darth Vader in any way shape or form under any circumstances? (20 pts total)

39. In the original version of the "Star Wars" trilogy, only one film credited the voice of Vader. Which one? (10 pts) Of the 2 remaining movies, only one of them added a credit in for this actor in the "Special Edition". Which one? (10 pts)

40. Bernard Herrmann has often been described as one of the 3 greatest film composers of all time. He did many of Hitchcock's films in the '50's, and his first film score was "Citizen Kane". The last film he worked on before his death was Scorsesce's "Taxi Driver". Name at least 3 films shot after Herrmann's death in which his music is re-used. (25 pts)

Do *not* include movies in which the characters are watching scenes from "Psycho" or "Rear Window". (This eliminates "Reality Bites" and "Twelve Monkeys".)




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