Donald Clarke's Weekly Movie Quiz
1 Cyril, Sinead, Niamh and Sorcha. Which acting dynasty?
2 Whose first major film was Love Me Tender (1956), in which he played “Clint Reno”?
3 The last act of which 1970s smash takes place almost entirely on the Orca?
4 Greta Garbo, Vivien Leigh, Sophie Morceau and, now, Keira Knightley. Which doomed heroine?
5 Identify the hermit (left).
6 Which film begins (or almost begins) with the “The Dawn of Man”?
7 Whom did Werner Herzog famously describe as “My Best Fiend”?
8 What list has been topped by only Bicycle Thieves, Citizen Kane and, most recently, Vertigo?
9 Marcello Mastroianni is Guido Anselmi. John Doe addresses the deadly sins via murder. Catherine Hardwicke directs a tale of teenage rebellion. Daniel Day Lewis is Guido Contini. Which is the greatest?
10 Sean Penn as a secluded rock star in Dublin. Todd Solondz’s sequel to Happiness. Cate Blanchett as a bomber in a story by Krzysztof Kieslowski. Epic western by William Wyler. What’s the connection?
And the answers . . .
1. The Cusacks
2. Elvis Presley
4. Anna Karenina
5. Gene Hackman in Young Frankenstein (1974)
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey
7. Klaus Kinski
8. The Sight & Sound poll of best ever movie
9. Thirteen (question refers to 8 ½, Se7en, Thirteen and Nine)
10. Songs by Talking Heads (This Must Be the Place, Life During Wartime, Heaven, The Big Country)