Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Movie quiz for November 15th

Pull on your quiz hats (because it’s time for the quiz, obviously).

Fri, Nov 15, 2013, 01:50


1. Unchained Melody found itself back in the charts thanks to erotic pottery in which 1990 film?

2. “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” The last line of which smash?

3. Whose first feature film performances were in Julia, The Deer Hunter and Manhattan?

4. Which of this week’s releases officially has two more words in its US title?

5. What role links Olivia Hussey, Claire Danes and Hailee Steinfeld?

6. Which popular actress began life as Natalie Hershlag?

7. What links Tom Hanks, Jason Robards, Spencer Tracy and no others?

8. Name the Hollywood legend in the picture.

9. What links W, It’s a Wonderful Life, The King’s Speech and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?

10. A baseball comedy starring Charlie Sheen; an influential found-footage horror film; Judi Dench as Queen Victoria; Canada’s most successful director (in that order). What’s the link?














1. Ghost

2. Back to the Future

3. Meryl Streep

4. The Butler (known as Lee Daniels’ The Butler in the US)

5. Juliet in Romeo and Juliet

6. Natalie Portman

7. The only men to have won acting Oscars in successive years (Robards’s were both in supporting roles).

8. Walt Disney

9. The protagonists are all named George (George W Bush, George Bailey, George VI, George Smiley)

10. Surnames of successive UK prime minsters (Major League, The Blair Witch Project, Mrs Brown, James Cameron)

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