Donald Clarke's Weekly Movie Quiz


This week's movie quiz:


1 Which director reinvented a hero with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight?

2 What do Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes all have in common?

3 Name the director clutching an Oscar (above)?

4 Which director is associated with adaptation of work by Alice Walker, HG Wells, Philip K Dick and JG Ballard?

5 Which hit musical concerns a girl who may be the son of Bill, Sam or Harry?

6 What links the director of Fatal Fear of Everything, the juvenile lead in Whistle Down the Wind and an Oscar-winner for Ryan's Daughter?

7 Why might the new Quentin Tarantino film and a 1966 spaghetti western starring Franco Nero make you think of a jazz guitarist?

8 What have Joseph Strick, John Huston and Sean Walsh - alongside very few others - all done?

9 Current musical about 1980s rock. Ioan Gruffudd is William Wilberforce. John Ford adapts Steinbeck. Drama concerning 1924 Olympics. What's the connection?

10 How was Imhotep better known in 1932 and 1999?


1. Christopher Nolan

2. Married to Tom Cruise.

3. Kathryn Bigelow

4. Steven Spielberg

5. Mamma Mia!

6. All members of the Mills dynasty. (Crispian, Hayley and John)

7. Django Unchained and Django should recall Django Reinhardt

8. Directed films based on James Joyce works (Ulysses and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; The Dead; Bloom)

9. All derive their titles from hymns (Rock of Ages, Amazing Grace, The Grapes of Wrath, Chariots of Fire)

10. The Mummy.