Donald Clarke's Weekly Movie Quiz

 

1 What did Ron Burgundy do for a living?

2 According to Tobe Hooper, which US state suffered a chainsaw massacre in 1974?

3 Which 1984 smash spawned an instrumental hit single called Axel F?

4 Which of this week’s releases has a tagline that urges: “Face your past. Fight your Future”?

5 Combine a city in Indiana with a barrel maker to create a Hollywood legend.

6 Whose last three films were An Enemy of the People, Tom Horn and The Hunter?

7 Walter Huston, Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck and, shortly, Daniel Day-Lewis. Which great figure?

8 Name the near-unrecognisable director photographed as a young man (picture).

9 Why might a torch song in Notting Hill and a cameo in Talladega Nights make you think of Jared Hesss debut?

10 James L Brooks, Kevin Costner and Sam Mendes are the last three – of six men in total – directors to achieve what feat at the Oscars?

And the answers . . .

1. He was a TV anchorman

2. Texas

3. Beverly Hills Cop

4. Looper

5. Gary Cooper

6. Abraham Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln, Young Mr Lincoln, The Blue and the Gray, Lincoln)

7. Steve McQueen

8. Stanley Kubrick

9. Elvis Costello sang She on the soundtrack of Notting Hill. He appeared in Talladega Nights. Napoleon Dynamite, Hess’s debut, was named for a Costello album and alter ego.

10. Won best director for their debut features (which also won best picture).


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