Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Movie quiz for April 25th

We have (as often requested) laid on the connections in this week’s quiz. Best of luck at home.

Fri, Apr 25, 2014, 01:09


1. Which current Irish hit derives its title from a locale just outside Jerusalem?

2. What connects The Pursuit of Happiness, Pet Cemetery, Son of Rambo and Inglorious Bastards?

3. Name the film from this still.

4. Who won acting Oscars in 1975, 1983 and 1997?

5. I am weirdly proud of once being an Eagle Scout. I went out with Isabella Rossellini. I am evangelical about transcendental meditation. Who am I?

6. Phillip Noyce, Neil Jordan, Roy Boulting and Carol Reed have all directed adaptations of works by which author?

7. Which of the following films was not derived or inspired by a Shakespeare play: She’s the Man, 10 Things I Hate About You, Forbidden Planet, Clueless, Ran?

8. Sting, Kenneth Branagh, Udo Kier and Boris Karloff have all played what role?

9. Risico, The Hildebrand Rarity and The Property of a Lady are three of only four source stories yet to be filmed in which long-running franchise?

10. Why might a George Cukor comedy and Tom Hanks’s first Oscar-winning role make you think of an apocryphal story concerning W C Fields?










1. Calvary

2. They should all be spelled incorrectly (The Pursuit of Happyness, Pet Semetary,  Son of Rambow, Inglourious Basterds)

3. Citizen Kane (1941)

4. Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Terms of Endearment, As Good as It Gets)

5. David Lynch

6. Graham Greene (The Quiet American, The End of the Affair, Brighton Rock, The Third Man)

7. Clueless (it was based on Jane Austen’s Emma)

8. Dr/Baron Frankenstein (The Bride, Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, Flesh for Frankenstein, Frankenstein 1970)

9. James Bond (the fourth Ian Fleming story is 007 in New York, which we left out for obvious reasons)

10. The Philadelphia Story and Philadelphia should remind you that WC Fields’s tombstone is said to read: “I’d rather be in Philadelphia”.