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Old 28th May 2008, 15:20   #1
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1. What does Christopher Nolan's new Batman movie not have that all the others did?

2. Who was originally cast in the role of Indiana Jones, but was refused permission to be released from his TV contract by CBS?

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Although the score to The Godfather won a Golden Globe, why was it deemed ineligible for an Oscar in 1972, despite initially making the shortlist?

4. Who said: ""It might be a Scottish name, taken from a story about two men in a train. One man says, 'What's that package up there in the baggage rack?' And the other answers, 'Oh that's a McGuffin.' The first one asks 'What's a McGuffin?' 'Well' the other man says, 'It's an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands.' The first man says, 'But there are no lions in the Scottish Highlands,' and the other one answers 'Well, then that's no McGuffin!' So you see, a McGuffin is nothing at all."?

5. Giving the eulogy at Gregory Peck's funeral, the actor Brock Peters ended with, "To my friend Gregory Peck, to my friend Atticus Finch". Which film, and what part did Peters play?

6. What nickname did the Jaws crew give the three mechanical sharks?

7. Why were all the Deerhunter scenes involving John Cazale filmed first?

8. What is technically remarkable about the famously affecting interrogation scene in the 1962 version of The Manchurian Candidate?

9. In which film was Prince cited as playing the role of "Victim in Field", when in fact it simply wasn't him!?

10. In 1974, American television news reporter Christine Chubbuck committed suicide during a live television broadcast. Which film did this event allegedly inspire?
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5. Brock Peters played the accused Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird.

7. Was it because he was ill and like to die? He did die young because I always think of his character dying in Dog Day Afternoon.
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2. Tom Selleck. (Hooooooo boy.)

6. Bruce.

7. He was dying of cancer.
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2. Yep. And, I mean, what??!

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Yes. It's really touching that, isn't it?

6. Correct!

7. Indeed, he had cancer. The studio wanted rid, but Meryl Streep said she'd walk if they went ahead.
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1. What does Christopher Nolan's new Batman movie not have that all the others did?
Batman in the title?
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1. Alfred? Or whatever you call the butler chap.

4. Hitchcock? Or is it a trick question?

9. Fargo.

10. Network?
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1. Batman in the title

4. Hitchcock, indeed, during an interview with Truffaut

9. Correct, JS.

10. And again, sir!
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Crikey...this is a speedy one. Good work, guys.
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Oh drat. Just noticed this thread and now all the ones I could have answered have been bagged! Thanks for the quiz though Amner.
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1. What does Christopher Nolan's new Batman movie not have that all the others did? Interesting... The Bat-Signal?

2. Who was originally cast in the role of Indiana Jones, but was refused permission to be released from his TV contract by CBS? Tom Selleck.

5. Giving the eulogy at Gregory Peck's funeral, the actor Brock Peters ended with, "To my friend Gregory Peck, to my friend Atticus Finch". Which film, and what part did Peters play? To Kill a Mocking Bird, and I don't know.

6. What nickname did the Jaws crew give the three mechanical sharks? Huey, Dewey and Louis? If not, Rod, Jane & Freddie, I hope.

8. What is technically remarkable about the famously affecting interrogation scene in the 1962 version of The Manchurian Candidate? Guesswork: was it done in one take, despite the switching between two audiences?

9. In which film was Prince cited as playing the role of "Victim in Field", when in fact it simply wasn't him!? Fargo. That question had me clawing at my hair in agony for a moment...

10. In 1974, American television news reporter Christine Chubbuck committed suicide during a live television broadcast. Which film did this event allegedly inspire? Network?

EDIT: In my defence, I did my answers before... no, no, before reading anyone... no, no...

Not that this defends my errors, particularly.
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