The war on movies

September 14, 2011 in Movies, Quizzes

After a Summer hiatus, the Kelly’s movie quiz returned on Sunday night. Yeah, I know, Sunday night.  Not since Where in the World ended have I associated that particular evening with quizzing.

The night wasn’t the only change – the quiz is now being sponsored by HMV.  This week, in honour of the fact that you can now buy all the Star Wars films on Blu-Ray, the quiz was called ‘Movie Wars’ and featured a lot of (although thankfully not entirely) questions about George Lucas’s cash cow creation.

It was quite an enjoyable quiz.  Its eight rounds included a picture round (on the big screen – no paper here) and two audio rounds.  One of these audio rounds was most entertaining.  It featured 10 samples of dialogue from famous movies. Nothing too novel there, you say, but these were all linked by the fact that they were almost entirely made up of expletives. Yes, I know, it’s a bit childish but it certainly made me laugh!

The Star Wars connection was kept light for the most part. For example, the picture round featured 10 stills of actors, who have appeared in Star Wars movies, in some other film – and that’s what you had to identify.  There was also a round where a Star Wars actor was named, along with two others, and you had to say in which film all three of them appeared.  You can sample some questions after the ‘Continue…’

Questions we missed:

  1. In the recent film The Inbetweeners Movie, the protagonists holiday in which resort?
  2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays which character in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises?
  3. David Prowse, the man who played Darth Vader, was famous in the UK for what role? *
  4. What film links Mark Hamill, Lee Marvin and David Carradene?
  5. In Terminator 2: Judgement Day, in what year does judgement day take place?
  6. Which actress, director and screenwriter appeared in The Phantom Menace as one of Queen Amidala’s hand-maidens?
  7. Which Star Wars actor last year released a heavy metal concept album?
  8. Who composed the soundtrack to the movie The Thing?

Pictures (one we got, one we missed):

Update: answers here.

* We did get this one.  I just think it’s a cool question.

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