|2008 Film Tournament at Chicago Open / BASQUE, by Yogesh Raut and Ray Luo.
"The Underrepresentation of Film in Everyday Life."
2 pts for powers, -1 pt for interrupts.
BEGIN ROUND 3.
40. RL: american.
Its employment allowed a short man who plays drums to gain a tall fat wife, attesting to the warning that one had "better use it carefully or it could change your life." When used while "dukes and maharajahs passed the time of day," it led them to ask the user out to tea. One person tells five musicians that he first learned to use it when "just a lad," and "me father gave me nose a tweak and told me I was bad," and using it "saved me achin' nose." It, along with a joke on Smith's other wooden leg, caused Dawes Sr. to laugh to death, providing a slot open to George Banks, who's busy flying a kite with Jane and Michael. It is described after winning a horse race, and "even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious, if you say it loud enough you'll always sound precocious." FTP name this word used by Mary Poppins to describe her feeling after winning, which when spoken backward by her is "dociousaliexpiisticfragilcalirupus."
39. RL: american.
At the center of its plot is a poem thought to be beautiful by the protagonist that was not actually written by Tommy. After a woman is crucified by kitchen utensils, the house burns down, and though Sue Snell dreams of visiting the burnt down ground with flowers for the "for sale" sign at the center, the dead character's arm drags her down as she awakes from a nightmare. Billy Nolan gets some favors from Chris Hargensen for getting pig blood, and the protagonist likens one experience to "being on Mars." After being voted home-coming queen, Miss White is drenched by blood, and a can hitting Tommy Ross causes everyone to laugh. Mayhem then ensues as everyone in school is killed by the titular character's telekinetic abilities. FTP name this Brian De Palma film starring Sissy Spacek as the blood-drenched timid protagonist.
38. RL: american.
One character from this film tells Lucas that he eats rocks: "I crush them and they tell me things," and goes on to explain the uranium lead test. Dr. Thompson tells the female protagonist that it's logical for her to be "scientific about love," and reassures her that she has already repaid Williams for training her, whereupon he is quickly mobbed and spends the rest of the movie with bandage wrapped around his head so that he can't even talk when he is molested by a hand-claw coming in from the window. A unique case is brought to the Morajo Bay institute by Dr. Maia, who explains the local legend of the Crazy Goole. The titular locale is likened to "another world," as David Reed and the crew of the Rita tries to use rotenone to fish up a human-like thing that abducted Kay Lawrence. FTP name this film about a being that evolved from fish found in the Amazon, which dies in the titular inlet.
ANSWER: Creature from the Black Lagoon
37. RL: foreign.
One character in this film asks for his pistol because he can't die without it, but doesn't have enough strength to pull the trigger when he gets it, and the man who killed him tells another man to "go home," because "a long life eating porridge is best." Before being duped into carrying a barrel containing the protagonist to the cemetery, Inokichi is tricked into calling for help before entering a house that held Nui captive, so that the protagonist could enter to kill the guards and make a mess on purpose to implicate Tazaemon. Unosuke starts a fire to help his brother Ushitora smoke out his ex-boss Seibei, but he forgets about a man rescued by old Gonji who had given his name as Kuwabatake, meaning "mulberry field." FTP name this film that inspired Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars, a Kurosawa work about a rogue samurai.
ANSWER: Yojimbo; or The Bodyguard
36. RL: foreign.
The protagonist of this film feels like "molten lead poured over an open wound" when he hears the news of a man who earlier claimed that they had belonged to the same race "that holds on," and takes as his motto "face up to it." The protagonist tells one character that she will find his secret "and lose it in turn, and others will pass it on after" her, before riding with the foreign legionnaire Olivier to the train station. At the end, Dufrety writes a letter to Torcy explaining that his friend died with the last words "what does it matter? all is grace." Rescued from the cold by the earlier prankster Seraphita, the protagonist is blamed for the death of the countess after she is persuaded to throw away her only momento of her dead son. Nursing a diet of only wine-soaked bread, the protagonist is labeled by Chantal to the village as a drunkard, and his written confessions are ignored. FTP name this film about a priest of Ambricourt, the best known work by Robert Bresson, based on a novel by Georges Bernanos.
ANSWER: Journal d'un cure de campagne; or Diary of a Country Priest
35. RL: american.
One character in this film sings of Betsy and Ike on two oxen named for Shanghai and calls the protagonists beginners. The director was immobilized by a bad back for much of the shooting, and criticized the female star for trying to handle the camera during the second hit on the flyer. Challenged by Harvey Logan, one character tells another to kill him when he loses the duel. E. H. Haraman of the Union Pacific hires Joe Laforce, Lord Baltimore, and the rest of the Superpossy to hunt down the Hole in the Wall gang, whose leaders emigrated to Bolivia to become the Banditos Yanquis, only to face the Bolivia militia after a routine bank robbery. FTP name this western starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as a notorious pair of likeable outlaws.
ANSWER: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
34. RL: theme.
A film about the wife of a deportation camp worker, Lena, and her friendship with the wife of a would-be actor, Madeleine. A film in which two fishermen pick up an escaped convict who marked them out for death. A film telling of a village outcast who could scale an unscaleable peak, Junta. Films with reduced plots like Jeanne Dielman and Meetings with Anna. Early moral message films like Where Are My Children and The Blot. The aforementioned Entre nous in addition to Peppermint Soda and C'est la vie. The aforementioned The Hitch-Hiker in addition to The Bigamist and Not Wanted. The aforementioned The Blue Light in addition to The White Hell of Pitz Palu and Tiefland. A stream-of-consciousness film about the wife of a counsul, Anne-Marie Stretter, India Song, as well as Nathalie Granger and Destroy, She Said in addition to the works by aforementioned Chantal Akerman and Lois Weber. A film documenting a speech encouraging people to "hold up the banner that we lifted out of nothingness," given in Nuremberg, Triumph of the Will, as well as Olympia. Films made by Dorothy Arzner, Nell Shipman, Germaine Dulac, Alice Guy, Agnes Varda, and the aforementioned works by Diane Kurys, Ida Lupino, Marguerite Duras, and Leni Reifenstahl. FTP these films all share what characteristic with works directed by Nora Ephron, Julie Taymor, and Penny Marshall?
ANSWER: films by female directors; accept equivalents
33. RL: director.
He adapted Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book into Elephant Boy, and called New York the "twenty-four dollar island" in one of his works. He visited The English Potter and The Glassmakers of England before turning to a film in which islanders grow crops mixed with seaweed, Man of Aran. In one of his films, an oil company invades the home of the Cajun Alexander Latour, and another of his films told the story of the south seas. He told the story of little Allee and Nyla on Belcher island and Hopewell sound in a work spurred on by William Mackenzie, and also directed the aforementioned Louisiana Story and Moana. Collaborating with F. W. Murnau on Tabu, FTP name this documentary filmmaker of Nanook of the North.
ANSWER: Robert Flaherty
32. RL: performer.
He played "The Laziest Man in the World" in an appearance on Cavalcade of America. One of his late projects was canceled when Merle Oberon got into a traffic accident, causing Josef von Sternberg to abandon an adaptation of Robert Graves' I, Claudius. He duked it out with Don Murray in the role of Senator Seabright Cooley in one film, and investigated the role Christine took in her husband's murder of Mrs. French in another. He was a corrupt justice of the peace in Hitchcock's Jamaica Inn in addition to the aforementioned Advise and Consent and Witness for the Prosecution. Playing Inspector Javert in the 1935 version of Les Miserables, FTP name this actor who directed Night of the Hunter, won an Oscar for playing Henry VIII, and portrayed Captain Bligh.
ANSWER: Charles Laughton
31. RL: american.
The beginning of this movie pays homage to the fan scene of Apocalypse Now. One scene contains a reference to Maya Angelou's I Know Why a Caged Bird Sings, as a waitress gets it on with the man who took her son to the hospital. That son, a fat kid who can't stop eating candy bars, dies after being run over by a car. His father Lawrence Musgrove is executed in a Georgia pennitentiary, where Buck, Sonny, and Hank Grotowski worked as prison guards. The interracial love affair of Leticia and Hank is central in, FTP what 2002 independent Marc Forster film featuring a daring love scene between Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Berry, whose title indicates a horrifying dance party.
ANSWER: Monster's Ball
30. YR: director.
Although this man’s autobiography Between Silk and Cyanide makes no mention of his movie career, he had many connections with cinema. His father was an owner of the famous bookshop at 84 Charing Cross Road, subject of the eponymous book, play, and movie. A poem he wrote was featured in Carve Her Name with Pride, a 1958 film about real-life British spy Violette Szabo, with whom he had worked closely during WW2. He provided the voice of the Devil in Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ, and he is best known for collaborating with one of Scorsese’s idols on the 1960 Carl Boehm-starring film that was the subject of the documentary A Very British Psycho. FTP, name this onetime cryptographer who scripted Michael Powell’s suspense thriller Peeping Tom.
ANSWER: Leo Marks
29. YR: director.
One member of this family earned a BAFTA nomination for starring in John Frankenheimer’s first film, The Young Stranger, before spending 11 years on a successful TV series. His father was one half of the Oscar-winning duo that wrote the 1939 film Wuthering Heights, as well as the play Twentieth Century and another play that spawned film versions directed by Lewis Milestone, Howard Hawks, and Billy Wilder. That father’s brother, an insurance executive, indirectly supported filmmakers like Charles Burnett and Errol Morris through an organization established with wife Catherine T. FTP, give the family name shared by the actor who played “Danno” on Hawaii Five-O, Ben Hecht’s collaborator on The Front Page, and the namesake of the foundation that gives “genius grants.”
ANSWER: MacArthur (prompt on “Hayes”)
28. YR: director.
This man portrayed a baseball-playing android on an episode of Mathnet. He sold Roger Corman the screenplays for Piranha and Alligator in order to finance his directorial debut, a film usually described as the inspiration for The Big Chill. In addition to directing 3 Bruce Springsteen videos and earning an Oscar nomination for a movie about a paralyzed soap-opera star, he has made films about the Gaelic myth of Selkies, a fugitive alien in Harlem, a bored housewife who falls in love with another woman, a historic massacre of coal miners, and the Black Sox scandal. FTP, name this independent filmmaker of The Return of the Secaucus 7, Matewan, Eight Men Out, and Lone Star.
ANSWER: John Sayles
27. YR: performer.
This man originated the role of Sgt. Trotter in the world’s longest-running play, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. His performance in Satyajit Ray’s The Chess Players foreshadowed the subject matter of his most famous film. Debuting as a cowardly sailor in 1942’s In Which We Serve, he won back-to-back Golden Globes in the 1960s for The Sand Pebbles and Doctor Doolittle. After starring as a baby-faced gangster in Brighton Rock, a weak-willed kidnapper in Seance on a Wet Afternoon, and a POW in The Great Escape, he transitioned behind the camera with 1969’s Oh! What a Lovely War. Biopics of Winston Churchill, C.S. Lewis, Steve Biko, and Charlie Chaplin have all been directed by, FTP, what star of Miracle on 34th Street and Jurassic Park who won a 1982 Oscar for Gandhi?
ANSWER: Richard Attenborough
26. YR: american.
The founder of Yankee Racers, this individual is clearly a fan of the film Serpico. In a dual reference to Cassavetes and Charlie Brown, his father is a barber played by Seymour Cassel. When meeting his nemesis’ wife, he offers her a sandwich; this parallels an earlier scene in which a woman inquires of another character, “Do you want a carrot?” After getting drunk, he obnoxiously asks, “Oh, are they?” He daydreams of solving math problems but is oblivious to the fact that Rosemary Cross isn’t interested in him and Margaret Yang is. FTP, name this frenemy of Herman Blume, the protagonist played by Jason Schwartzman in Wes Anderson’s Rushmore.
ANSWER: Max Fischer (accept either first or last name)
25. YR: performer.
This man’s first acting role was as an admiral in Seven Days in May, and his last was in The Naked Gun, as a driving instructor who teaches a student how to give the finger. Until 1986, he could be heard proclaiming that Smith Barney “make[s] money the old-fashioned way. They EARN it.” Oscar-nominated for producing a bizarre film version of Julius Caesar starring Marlon Brando as Antony, he was depicted by Cary Elwes in Cradle Will Rock, which illustrated his efforts as co-founder of the Mercury Theatre. He turned to acting full-time in his 70s, promptly winning an Academy Award for his first substantial role. FTP, name this creative associate of Orson Welles best known for portraying Harvard law professor Charles Kingsfield in the movie and TV series The Paper Chase.
ANSWER: John Houseman (né Jacques Haussmann)
24. YR: foreign.
This 1981 comedy spawned a misbegotten 1999 sequel that destroyed its director’s career. Christopher Higson plays a guy in a penguin suit who randomly wanders in and out of scenes. Right before the closing credits, Charlie, who had been totally silent throughout the movie, speaks up to reveal that the capital of Venezuela is misspelled. The actors who played the lead and a sidekick in the director’s previous film, That Sinking Feeling, switch places here. The title could refer to Susan, played by future pop star Clare Grogan, or to Dorothy, who replaces the main character as forward on his school’s soccer team, or it might even be the main character’s little sister. FTP, name this Scottish coming-of-age comedy directed by Bill Forsyth.
ANSWER: Gregory’s Girl
23. YR: director.
A famous 1989 essay by this man called for a “historical poetics” of cinema. He and Noël Carroll were attacked by Slavoj Žižek for their rejection of “Grand Theories” and call for middle-level research in 1996’s Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies. Author of auteur studies of Eisenstein, Ozu, and Dreyer, as well as the books Planet Hong Kong and Narration in the Fiction Film, he has recently become the spokesperson for “cognitive film theory,” which uses cognitive psychology to explain the effects of film. FTP, name this Jacques LeDoux Professor of Film Studies, Emeritus, at UW-Madison who co-authored the massively popular textbooks Film History: An Introduction and Film Art: An Introduction with his wife, Kristin Thompson.
ANSWER: David Bordwell
22. YR: american.
In this film, My Dinner with Andre’s Andre Gregory appears opposite Jesse “The Body” Ventura. A sidekick notes that the villain has “matched his meat” and tells the hero, “You really licked his ass!” Lenina learned how to kick men in the groin by watching “Jackie Chan movies,” but “fluid transfer” repulses her and a muttered oath earns her a half-credit fine for a “sotto voce violation of the Verbal Morality Statute.” Nigel Hawthorne plays Raymond Cocteau, who looses a band of CryoCons upon a futuristic society where seashells have replaced toilet paper and every restaurant is a Taco Bell. John Spartan faces Simon Phoenix in, FTP, what 1993 Brave New World-inspired sci-fi thriller starring Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, and Sylvester Stallone?
ANSWER: Demolition Man
21. YR: american.
In this movie, the protagonist has no reaction to seeing The Bicycle Thief, whereas in the source novel he is disturbed by the lack of a happy ending. One key repeated phrase is “Keep it to yourself!”, while another, which becomes the last line of the movie, is “Traffic was a bitch.” After using a project called Habeas Corpus to sabotage his rival, the main character abandons Bonnie and lives happily ever after with the Icelandic girlfriend of the man he killed. Buck Henry can be heard pitching a sequel to The Graduate and Alan Rudolph describes a “psychic, political, thriller comedy with a heart” to Griffin Mill during the nearly 8-minute-long tracking shot that opens, FTP, what cameo-filled 1992 Robert Altman Hollywood satire starring Tim Robbins?
ANSWER: The Player
20. YR: director.
This man sarcastically pooh-poohed the notion that he had written the script for Good Will Hunting in his book Which Lie Did I Tell?, which was the sequel to a work in which he famously proclaimed that “Nobody knows anything,” Adventures in the Screen Trade. “Is it safe?” is a refrain in his novel about a graduate student tortured by a Nazi dentist, Marathon Man, which he adapted to film in 1976, the same year he won his second Oscar. Famous lines from his screenplays include “I can’t swim!” and “Follow the money,” but he is best known for a novel that states, “Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.” FTP, name this Oscar winner for All the President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the author of the book and screenplay The Princess Bride.
ANSWER: William Goldman
19. YR: american.
This film’s writer and director reunited 3 years later for a movie about a man who thinks he’s Sherlock Holmes, They Might Be Giants. The actor who delivers the memorable complaint, “My God, if I went up in flames there’s not a living soul who’d pee on me to put the fire out!” did not act onscreen again for 13 years, when he re-emerged to play King Arthur in Excalibur. Featuring a famous retort about “pork in the treetops” and a gay couple played by Timothy Dalton and Anthony Hopkins – both making their film debuts – this is, FTP, what movie in which the lead actor reprises his role from Becket, a family drama set on Christmas Eve 1183 that won a 1968 Oscar for Katharine Hepburn as Eleanor of Aquitaine?
ANSWER: The Lion in Winter
18. YR: performer.
9 months before Charlie Chaplin released The Great Dictator, this man was the first to bravely defy isolationists by giving a performance lampooning Adolf Hitler. 1940’s Hold That Lion! marked the only time he ever shared the screen with both of his famous brothers, while 1970’s Kook’s Tour was his last appearance as the character he had initiated in 1934’s Woman Haters. He made his screen debut as a fireman in 1930’s Soup to Nuts, alongside friend Ted Healy; other notable roles include a doctor in Men in Black, a garbage man in Hoi Polloi, a football player in Three Little Pigskins, and another fireman in It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. FTP, name this man who gave us hours of enjoyment with the help his brothers Shemp and Curly, as well as Larry Fine.
ANSWER: Moe Howard (né Harry Moses Horwitz) (prompt on “Howard,” as that was also his brothers’ last name)
17. YR: foreign.
The opening narration of this film asks, “If you can’t trust your friends, well, what then?” At the end, one character sits crying in a car with a suitcase full of paper while Andy Williams’ “Happy Heart” mocks her on the soundtrack. Leonard Maltin noted “stylistic ties” to Blood Simple, another movie depicting how hard it is to get rid of a body. Screenwriter John Hodge, who plays the assistant to a laconic police inspector investigating the protagonists, re-teamed with the director and one of the stars for 1996’s Trainspotting. The death of a flatmate leads three obnoxious yuppies to an unexpected windfall and thence to betrayal and murder in, FTP, what 1994 Scottish thriller starring Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, and Ewan McGregor, the first feature film of Danny Boyle?
ANSWER: Shallow Grave
16. YR: director.
This man was godfather to Peter Collinson, who directed the last film he appeared in, and Daniel Massey, who got an Oscar nomination for playing him in 1968’s Star! His numerous acting credits include Paris – When It Sizzles, Bunny Lake Is Missing, and Boom!, and one famous role sees him shake hands with several men as their names are called. An early Best Picture Oscar winner, Cavalcade, was based on his work. He hired novice director David Lean for the WW2 propaganda film he won an honorary Oscar for producing, writing, co-directing, scoring, and starring in, In Which We Serve, and Lean’s 1945 classic Brief Encounter was adapted from his play Still Life. FTP, name this songwriter, novelist, memoirist, author, filmmaker, actor, spy, and dramatist of works like Private Lives.
ANSWER: Noel Coward
15. YR: american.
In one scene in this film, a doctor laconically describes a patient as a “dead paperhanger.” A reverend who shouts “YOU’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!” is memorably played by Jack Hawkins. Like the producer-star, many cast members – including narrator Richard Burton – were Welsh, and one high point is when famed Welsh tenor Ivor Emmanuel sings the hymn “Men of Harlech.” Director Cy Endfield, an American, inadvertently cast an actor with a Cockney accent as an aristocratic military officer. Due to apartheid, many cast members, including Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, were not allowed to attend the premiere. Based on the events of the January 22, 1879 Battle of Rorke’s Drift, this is, FTP, what classic 1964 British war film starring Stanley Baker and Michael Caine?
14. YR: director.
This man was born in Tahiti, son of the co-author of Mutiny on the Bounty. First Oscar-nominated for 1965’s Morituri, he formed Canyon Films with two USC classmates and became a cinematographer when he drew that job out of a hat. He is remembered today for innovations like filming night scenes in The Professionals at night and employing sepia tones and a freeze frame ending in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Most famously, he shot a much-imitated scene in which Robert Blake delivers a monologue while the reflection of rain outside a window looks like tears streaming down his face. FTP, name this man who won two of his three Oscars for Sam Mendes films, Road to Perdition and American Beauty, and also memorably lensed 1967’s In Cold Blood.
ANSWER: Conrad L. Hall (do not accept “Conrad W. Hall”)
13. YR: theme.
Last name’s the same. Penelope’s autobiographical novel about a woman forced to have an abortion was adapted into a 1964 film that earned Anne Bancroft an Oscar nomination. Her ex-husband John, a barrister known for winning the Sex Pistols the right to use the word “bollocks,” is most famous for creating a fictional character who works at 3 Equity Court and calls his wife “She Who Must Be Obeyed.” John’s daughter played characters dumped by Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock and Hugh Grant in Notting Hill and starred opposite a dreadlocked Samuel L. Jackson in The 51st State. FTP, give the shared family name of the author of The Pumpkin Eater, the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, and Emily, the co-star of 2006’s The Pink Panther and 2005’s Match Point.
12. YR: american.
According to a book by Julie Salamon, 2nd unit director Eric Schwab was deprived of credit for a shot in this film, and Uma Thurman’s audition gave every man in the room an erection. Burton Kovitsky was almost cast as a character modeled on himself, but instead the role was given to first Alan Arkin and then Morgan Freeman. Kirsten Dunst appears as the protagonist’s daughter and Kim Cattrall earned a Razzie nomination as his wife, while F. Murray Abraham went uncredited as a DA and Bruce Willis was inexplicably cast as a journalist supposedly based on Christopher Hitchens. The Devil’s Candy details the many compromises that led to the embarrassing failure of, FTP, what 1990 Brian De Palma film starring Tom Hanks as “Master of the Universe” Sherman McCoy?
ANSWER: The Bonfire of the Vanities
11. YR: american.
A 2005 stage production based on this 1973 film starred Jim Broadbent and Rachael Stirling, the latter in a role originated by her mother. It begins with George Maxwell’s wife telling him to be careful on March 15; shortly thereafter, he is stabbed to death. Then Oliver Larding is drowned in a butt of wine, Solomon Psaltery is tricked into jealously murdering his wife, and Meredith Merridew is forced to eat his beloved poodles. All of these people are drama critics who made the mistake of panning the great Edward Lionheart; now, with the help of several meths drinkers and his daughter Edwina, played by Diana Rigg, he gets Elizabethan-style revenge on them in, FTP, what horror-comedy that sees several passages from Shakespeare performed by Vincent Price?
ANSWER: Theatre of Blood
10. YR: american.
A fantasy version of George V appears in this film to declare May 20 a holiday, and Baroness Rothschild plays a queen in the central sequence. When one character is asked why she is going to the river, she replies, “To make a hole in it!” Another character is envisioned marrying “a social-climbing heiress from New York” and never gets to complete a rhyme with the word “farce.” The main female character frequently protests, “I’m a good girl, I am!”, but it is her father who is obsessed with getting to church on time. Featuring an “Ascot Gavotte” and a “Hymn to Him,” this is, FTP, what 1964 Oscar-winning musical based on a George Bernard Shaw play about an arrogant linguistics professor and a Cockney flower girl?
ANSWER: My Fair Lady (do not accept “Pygmalion”)
09. YR: american.
According to a first-season episode of American Dad, this is Roger the alien’s favorite movie. It opens with a lecture about “friendship, character, [and] ethics,” and during the opening credits a fedora is blown around by the wind. Like Yojimbo, it borrows from Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest the plot of a lone wolf playing two violent gangs against one another; in this case, Leo O’Bannon is on one side and Johnny Caspar and “The Dane” are on the other. In one famous scene, the song “Danny Boy” accompanies a shootout, while in another the main character is asked to “look into [his] heart.” Featuring Sam Raimi, Steve Buscemi, and Frances McDormand in cameos and starring Marcia Gay Harden, Albert Finney, and Gabriel Byrne, this is, FTP, what 1990 Coen brothers gangster film?
ANSWER: Miller’s Crossing
08. YR: director.
This man’s daughter Sarah, a famous cricketer, novelized his screenplay for the film Brimstone and Treacle, which, due to BBC censorship, was released 5 years before the broadcast of the television play it was based on. His final projects, Karaoke and Cold Lazarus, share many characters. Author of the screenplays Gorky Park and Dreamchild, he adapted both of his most famous works into Hollywood films: one into a 1981 musical featuring Christopher Walken as a dancing gangster, and the other into a 2004 autobiographical mystery story starring Robert Downey, Jr. FTP, name this British dramatist who had protagonists such as salesman Arthur Parker and novelist Philip E. Marlow lip-synch to popular music in Pennies from Heaven and The Singing Detective.
ANSWER: Dennis Potter
07. YR: theme.
The English-language version of this film is narrated by Alexandra Stewart, via a series of letters from the fictional cameraman Sandor Krasna, and opens with a quote from T.S. Eliot’s Ash Wednesday. The first image shows three children in Iceland in 1965; other topics include emus in the Île de France, a revolution in Guinea-Bissau, Sei Shonagon’s Pillow Book, and a singing JFK mannequin in a Tokyo department store. Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker is the source of the name given to Hayao Yamaneko’s imagery, “the zone,” while San Francisco-based scenes pay homage to Hitchcock’s Vertigo – also referenced in the director’s earlier La Jetée – and the title itself derives from a Modest Mussorgsky song cycle. FTP, name this 1983 cine-essay by French filmmaker Chris Marker.
ANSWER: Sans Soleil (or Sunless)
06. YR: director.
This man stated that, “The turn to photography is the ‘go-for-broke game’ of history.” His much-cited essay “The Hotel Lobby” appears in his book critiquing the detective novel as the triumph of empty capitalist rationalism, or ratio, in modern life. He described white-collar workers in 1930’s The Salaried Masses and wrote about the machinelike performances of the Tiller Girls in 1927’s The Mass Ornament. A famous 1960 work of film theory by him celebrates the indexical nature of cinema and coined the phrase “the redemption of physical reality.” FTP, name this thinker who may be best known for linking German Expressionism to the rise of Weimar-era Nazism in 1947’s From Caligari to Hitler.
ANSWER: Siegfried Kracauer
05. RL: director.
In one of his works, a character is going on TV to say that "we're all sheep," and later falls while tap-dancing, but nevertheless gets applauded. In another of his works, Aldina is crowned "Miss Flour of 1989" while Ivo Salvini discovers a group of Michael Jackson fans dancing to "Triller" in a warehouse. In addition to Ginger and Fred and The Voice of the Moon, he also directed a film in which the philosophical Steiner unexpectedly kills his children. His autobiographical film Roma was followed by the academy-award winning Amarcord, and he followed the attempt of Guido Anselmi in making a sci-fi masterpiece in another work. FTP name this director who gave Anita Ekberg a dip in the Trevi fountain in La dolce vita, and employed Marcello Mastroianni in 8 1/2.
ANSWER: Federico Fellini
04. RL: foreign.
"Everything that happens to me is my life; I'm sorry; forgive me" were the final words of the protagonist in this film, in which she tells a story of a girl who suddenly began hearing voices from nowhere after a ship departs. She imagines that her son Valerio was paralyzed, and becomes detached from her husband Ugo. "There's something terrible about reality," Guiliana exclaims to her lover Corrado, who reassures her that "we all suffer from it." The madness of blue gives way to a color of passion, and finally, to the industrial desolation of green and yellow. After the auto accident, Guiliana became neurotic and tried to kill herself, imagining everybody's voice. FTP name this first color film by Michelangelo Antonioni, starring Richard Harris and Monica Vitti, the lonely inhabitants of the title locale in the title color.
ANSWER: Red Desert
03. RL: american.
At one point during this film, a lifesaver with the inscription "L'atalante" is tossed to the heroine, but she can't hear the engagement offer through the falling water. During the climactic scene, the hostess notes that "this is a contest" and tells the couple to "go to the movies to see love." At an apartment on 1 Jules Verne street in Passy, a man whose name is concealed calls the woman a pig-fucker, and sees "the ass of death in the womb of fear" while abusing Jeanne, who likes it. But at the end, her fiance Tom, a pretentious filmmaker, dislikes the apartment, and she at last shoots the frustrated stalking American Paul, who conceals his dead wife Rosa in his hotel at the titular city. FTP name this film starring Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando, about a final tryst at a dance hall, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
ANSWER: Ultimo tango a Parigi; or Last Tango in Paris; or Le dernier tango a Paris
02. RL: director.
One of his films contains a scene in which the female protagonist Mary is made out to be a Christian slave, because the line of poetry that inspired it suggests "if I were a king of Babylon," and begins with a shot of the Grand Canyon followed by a quote from the Bible that "God created man in his own image." The first version of another of his films was made with Oscar Apfel, and contains the suicide scene of Nat-U-Rich followed by the return of Wynnegate to England with Diana. Another of his films employs Sessue Hayakawa as a Japanese collector who uses his branding iron to mark the body of Edith Hardy after she tries to clear her sexual debt by giving him money instead. The director of Don't Change Your Husband and Why Change Your Wife?, he glorified the British bathroom in a hodgepodge about Mary and her butler Crichton in the aforementioned Male and Female, as well as The Squaw Man and The Cheat. Hedy Lamarr plays the titular role in the most famous version of his Samson and Delilah, while Charlton Heston plays Moses in the 1956 version of his The Ten Commandments. FTP name this director of Biblical epics like The Crusades and The King of Kings.
ANSWER: Cecil B. DeMille
01. RL: american.
At one point in this work, Herman Schwimpf shows schoolmates his American flag tattoo, and waves his stars-and-stripes-forever tattoo at an Irishman. Meanwhile, a character named White claims he has no mascot for luck, and eats Hershey's milk chocolate before his "show-down." After Kellerman's message arrives, Jack is driven to attack at the bridge at Mad River by recalling the image of David's lucky teddybear. Even though the protagonist dresses up for Jack's sake, he fails to notice the "bubbles in her eyes," but clings instead to his locket of Sylvia. Featuring a bit part for Gary Cooper, this film deals with David Armstrong and Jack Powell's relationships with Mary Preston, played by Clara Bow. FTP name this film about combat pilots of World War I, the first winner of the best picture Oscar.
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