Movie Quiz II: The Bloodening

April 5, 2011 in Movies, Quizzes

Do you recognise her?

Kelly’s Bar, Galway, hosted the second quiz in their late-in-the-year movie series last night.  We were the defending champions, having beaten off all competition last month, when the quiz was initiated (or perhaps resurrected, for those of us with long enough memories).

By half-time, we pretty much knew that we wouldn’t be winning again.  By then, we were in fourth following a shocker of a round – 5/10 in ‘Film Scores’.  Just like the All-Ireland final last November, one (terrible) round was to prove the difference between winning and not winning.

That said, we did manage to grab third place. We actually ended up in joint-third, on 66/80.  Mind you, we thought we’d scored 67* but, no matter, our main man Mike bravely went up to the stage to take part in a play-off.  The tie-breaker was to involve the playing of yet another film score excerpt. As soon as one of the guys taking part put up their hand the music would stop and they could give an answer.  However, if they got it wrong, the other side automatically won. I don’t think Mike will be too offended if I suggest that the tune they did play (the theme from Bridge On the River Kwai) was towards the easy end of the spectrum and, sure enough, he won the race to get his hand into the air. 🙂

Here are the questions we missed:

  1. Irish actress Amy Huberman stars in which currently released Irish movie?
  2. Which actress won the Oscar in 1975 for her portrayal of Nurse Ratched in One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest?
  3. Who is the woman in the picture at the top of this article?
  4. From which film does the famous line “Go ahead, make my day” come?
  5. In the film Midnight Run, Robert De Niro’s character spends most of the movie pretending to be an FBI agent.  What is the agent’s name?
  6. In The Shawshank Redemption, Raquel Welch is on the poster behind which Andy escapes. What other two actresses had been on posters there previously?
  7. In Jaws, what is the name of the boat that Brody, Hooper and Quint use to hunt the shark?
  8. Three former Bond villians appear in the 1998 film Ronin. Name them. **

Film scores: ***

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We had one other incorrect answer but it was part of a round where the quizmaster had doctored movie posters to remove all identifying text. Frankly, I can’t be bothered. But hey, I did do the audio round for you all!

Update: get your answers here.

* It turned out that the team in second had scored 68, so this didn’t matter really. The winners got 70/80.

** Mike got this one right but it’s such a good question I’m putting it up here.

*** There were actually 10 of these but Soundcloud won’t let me upload two of them for copyright reasons. Clever Soundcloud… or, how come the other eight are alright then? 😉

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