Donald Clarke's Weekly Movie Quiz


1Which TV spin-off was followed up by The Wrath of Kahn?

2Name the unconvincing temporary African-American pictured below.

3Which film character is celebrating his 50th birthday with a new movie and an advertisement for a popular Dutch lager?

4“What I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.” A quote from which unexpected 2009 hit?

5Which cheeky animator got a plum presenting job this week?

6Who connects Jane Austen, E Annie Proulx and, shortly, Yann Martel?

7What links Bruce Campbell in Army of Darkness, Spencer Tracy in Bad Day at Black Rock, Nicolas Cage in Moonstruck and Kenneth Mars in Young Frankenstein?

8Which film is broken up into sections, including “I: The Miracle of Birth,” “V: Live Organ Transplant” and “VII: Death”?

9Festen, The Idiots and Mifune were the first three films in which notorious project?

10Why might Buñuel’s L’Age d’Or and Hitchcock’s Spellbound make you think of Adrien Brody?


1.Star Trek: The Motion Picture

2.Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder

3.James Bond


5.Seth MacFarlane (he’s presenting the Oscars)

6.Ang Lee (adapted Sense and Sensibility, Brokeback Mountain and The Life of Pi)

7.All played character who are missing a hand (or an entire arm).

8.Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life

9.Dogme ’95

10.They are all connected with Salvador Dali. (Dali co-wrote L’Age d’Or, designed the dream sequence in Spellbound, and was played by Brody on Midnight in Paris.)

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