The Festive Film Quiz : The Undiscovered Post

So I’ve been away for a while, walking the Earth, righting wrongs in towns where’er I go, like that fella The Littlest Hobo. But even as I saved cats from trees, rescued kids from fires and liberated women from their underwear, there was a voice kept on calling me. It was time, I realised, to turn around and see to the needs my loyal blog fans, who have no doubt been waiting patiently at the station in the rain and snow for my return. And with Christmas on the horizon, what better place to start than with The Festive Film Quiz. So if you want to join me for a while, just grab your hat, come travel light, that’s The Fast Picture Show style.

"Oh FFS, I thought this guy had finally gone away"
In time-honoured fashion, there are 80 points at stake. Also in time-honoured fashion there are zero prizes. Unless someone wants to donate some??? Thought not.

Disclaimer: The Fast Picture Show accepts no responsibility for any quiz-related arguments that result in name-calling, finger-pointing, hair-pulling, food-fights, fist-fights, sobbing in the toilets, dredging up of old family feuds, revelations of true parentage, or any incidents which result in injury, coma or death.


Round 1: The Christmas Round
Lest we forget, Christmas is about a bloke called Jesus being born. So who played the big man himself in the following films? 
  1. The Passion of the Christ
  2. The Last Temptation of Christ
  3. Jesus of Nazareth
  4. The Greatest Story Ever Told
  5. King of Kings (1961)
  6. Mary Magdalene
  7. Superstar
  8. Jesus Christ Superstar (1977)

Round 2: In Recent Memory
All answers relate to films released in the UK in the last 12 months. So those’ll be easy. Won’t they…?

  1. What film won Best Picture at the Oscars in 2018?
  2. What major film studio did Disney complete the purchase of in 2018?
  3. What was the biggest worldwide box-office hit in 2018?
  4. The latest film in the Fifty Shades franchise was released. It was called…?
  5. Which Stephen King-inspired film featured prominently in a key sequence of Ready Player One?
  6. A Quiet Place marked the directorial debut of which Office star?
  7. How many upper-case ‘K’s were there in the official title of Spike Lee’s latest film?
  8. According to the movie title, where did The Teen Titans go this year?
Round 3: All Aboard!
Time for a trip on the ocean wave. In which films did the following boats appear?

  1. Orca
  2. Andrea Gail
  3. SS Venture
  4. Molly Aida
  5. Pequod
  6. Belafonte
  7. Argo
  8. HMS Surprise
Round 4: First Name Terms
Some characters are best known by their nicknames. But do you know these character's first names?
  1. ‘Baby’ Houseman in Dirty Dancing
  2. ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in Top Gun
  3. ‘Indiana’ Jones in, er, the Indiana Jones movies.
  4. ‘Bluto’ Blutarsky in Animal House
  5. ‘Verbal’ Kint in The Usual Suspects
  6. ‘The Dude’ in The Big Lebowski
  7. ‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan in M*A*S*H
  8. ‘The Bride’ in Kill Bill films

Round 5: Who’s That Girl?
Many women have played women in films about women. Except they are often called girls because Hollywood is sexist and doesn’t like women. But there'll be no sexism here. Which FEMALE played the titular Girl in these films. (*snigger*) Tit-ular 

  1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish version)
  2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (US version)
  3. The Girl in the Spider’s Web
  4. The Girl with all the Gifts
  5. The Girl Next Door (2004)
  6. The Girl on the Train (2016)
  7. The Girl With a Pearl Earring
  8. The Girl on a Motorcycle

Round 6: Musical round
The following band names were all inspired by certain films. Name the film in each case.
  1. Iron Maiden
  2. McFly
  3. Fine Young Cannibals
  4. The Fratellis
  5. Moloko
  6. Travis
  7. Duran Duran
  8. Wu Tang Clan

Round 7: The Connections Round
The fiendish horned viper once again casts his beady eye of horus upon you. 

  1. What is wrong with these film titles? Girl Interrupted ; Paris Texas ; Love Simon ; Hail Caesar
  2. Why would the films below make you think of Paul Scofield?
  3. Which is the odd one out? Liar ; Tora ; New York ; Jamón
  4. What have the characters below got in common?
  5. What connects the following films? The Vanishing (1988); Funny Games (1997) ; Ju-On: The Grudge (2002) ; Bangkok Dangerous (2000)
  6. What comes next: SC ; GL ; SC ; RM ; TD ; PB ;
  7. Which film is the odd one out below?
  8. Who is musically not quite right in the sequence below?

Round 8: Missing Words
For each of the examples below, insert a word in the brackets which will thus generate the names of two film titles. A clue? Well I’m pretty drunk by now and feeling generous, so I will say there’s a common theme to the missing words…
  1. Iron                  [          ]        Business
  2. War                  [          ]        Feathers
  3. The Black         [          ]        People
  4. Atomic              [          ]        Tale
  5. Big                   [          ]        Tank
  6. Alpha                [          ]        Soldiers
  7. Teen                 [          ]        Creek
  8. Lady                 [          ]        Box
Round 9: A Good Sense of Direction
Each of the following clues refers to a film with a compass-related title. Guess the film from the clue.
  1. Viggo Mortensen in a naked knife fight
  2. Cary Grant attacked by a crop duster
  3. I like to be in America!
  4. Laurel & Hardy sing On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine
  5. Music by Rodgers & Hammerstein
  6. Jack Nicholson escapes the hangman’s noose to mine gold
  7. Won the first Oscar for Outstanding Production
  8. Starring James Dean

Round 10 : The Final Bastard Hard Either-you-know-it-or-you-don’t Round

  1. Only 1 film in the Top 10 Worldwide box-office list for 2018 was not a sequel or a Marvel character film. What was it?
  2. What film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2018?
  3. What day was Humphrey Bogart born on?
  4. The father of which Oscar-nominated actress was Pink Floyd’s road manager?
  5. Which French footballer appeared in a brief role as a doctor in the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything?
  6. Which Irish actor had a Top 10 UK hit with ‘MacArthur Park’?
  7. A cocktail made of ginger ale with a splash of grenadine, garnished with a cherry is named after which famous child actress?
  8. The more common name for NaAlSiO is also a dire erotic thriller from 1995. What is it? 


Okay, have you got your 'I actually knew that' reaction ready to go? Here we go....

Round 1: The Christmas Round
  1. Jim Caviezel
  2. Willem Dafoe
  3. Robert Powell
  4. Max von Sydow
  5. Jeremy Hunter
  6. Joaquin Phoenix
  7. Will Ferrell
  8. Ted Neeley

Round 2: In Recent Memory
  1. The Shape of Water
  2. Fox
  3. Avengers : Infinity War ($2,048million)
  4. Fifty Shades Freed
  5. The Shining
  6. Jon Krasinski
  7. Two. BlacKkKlansman is the official title
  8. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.

Round 3: All Aboard!

1.     Jaws
2.     The Perfect Storm
3.     King Kong (will grudgingly accept Jurassic Park : The Lost World)
4.     Fitzcarraldo
5.     Moby Dick
6.     The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
7.     Jason & the Argonauts
8.     Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World

Round 4: First Name Terms
  1. Frances
  2. Pete
  3. Henry
  4. John
  5. Roger
  6. Jeffrey
  7. Margaret
  8. Beatrix

Round 5: Who’s That Girl?
  1. Noomi Rapace
  2. Rooney Mara
  3. Claire Foy
  4. Sennia Nanu (a tough one, and incidentally the only actual girl on this list)
  5. Elisha Cuthbert
  6. Emily Blunt
  7. Scarlett Johansson
  8. Marianne Faithful
Round 6: Musical round
  1. The Man in the Iron Mask
  2. Back to the Future
  3. All the Fine Young Cannibals
  4. The Goonies
  5. A Clockwork Orange
  6. Paris, Texas
  7. Barbarella
  8. Shaolin and Wu Tang
Round 7: The Connections Round
  1. They are missing a comma between the two words.
  2. Seasons. Those are stills from Ingmar Bergman films The Virgin Spring, Summer with Monika, Autumn Sonata and Winter Light. Paul Scofield won an Oscar for A Man for All Seasons
  3. Tora, which appeared three times in a film title (Tora! Tora! Tora!), whereas the others only twice (Liar, Liar ;  New York, New York ; Jamón Jamón)
  4. They were the subject of ballads in the films they appeared in (The Ballad of Cable Hogue, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Ballad of Jack and Rose)
  5. All foreign-language films remade by the same director(s) in English language version
  6. DC for Daniel Craig. The initials of actors who played James Bond in order of appearance in official Bond films.
  7. Boys Don't Cry was a film about a woman disguised as a man. Mrs Doubtfire, Tootsie and Some Like it Hot feature men disguised as women.
  8. Rango was one letter away from being a Beatle, whereas John, Paul, and George were all spelled correctly.
Round 8: Missing Words
  1. Iron            [ Monkey    ]        Business
  2. War            [ Horse       ]        Feathers
  3. The Black  [ Cat           ]        People
  4. Atomic       [ Shark       ]        Tale
  5. Big             [ Fish          ]        Tank
  6. Alpha         [ Dog          ]        Soldiers
  7. Teen           [ Wolf         ]        Creek
  8. Lady           [ Bird          ]        Box
Round 9: A Good Sense of Direction
  1. Eastern Promises
  2. North by Northwest
  3. West Side Story
  4. Way Out West
  5. South Pacific
  6. Goin’ South
  7. All Quiet on the Western Front
  8. East of Eden

Round 10 : The Final Bastard Hard Either-you-know-it-or-you-don’t Round
  1. Bohemian Rhapsody. (For info the top ten according to were: Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Incredibles 2, Venom, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Deadpool 2, Bohemian Rhapsody, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald)        
  2. Shoplifters
  3. Christmas Day (Good guess. Bonus point for knowing the year was 1899)
  4. Naomi Watts’ father Pete was the band’s road manager
  5. Frank Le Boeuf
  6. Richard Harris, reaching No. 4 in 1968
  7. A Shirley Temple
  8. Jade

Well I hope that promoted mental health and well-being in your house.
You are probably finished, but if you are hungry for more, you can view previous instalments of the Festive Film Quiz here.

Meanwhile, I'm off on my Christmas party! Mine's a Shirley Temple!

A Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! 

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