>A little film quiz that doesn’t really mean anything…
1) What was the last movie you saw, either in a theater or on DVD, and why?
Casino Royale – for fun
Pickpocket (dir. Bresson) – to show some friends
Derrida – documentary – curiosity
2) Name the cinematographer whose work you most look forward to seeing, and an example of one of his/her finest achievements.
Aleksandr Knyazhinsky – Stalker (1979, dir. Tarkovsky)
Henri Alekan – Wings of Desire (1987, dir. Wim Wenders), Beauty and the Beast (1946, dir. Jean Cocteau)
Vadim Yusov – Andrey Rublyov (1969, dir. A. Tarkovsky)
3) Joe Don Baker or Bo Svenson?
Joe Don Baker
4) Name a moment from a movie that made you gasp (in horror, surprise, revelation…)
Opening shot of Star Wars: Episode IV (seen for first time in theater in 1977) – I still think it’s cool.
5) Your favorite movie about the movies.
Visions of Light
6) Your Favorite Fritz Lang movie.
7) Describe the first time you ever recognized yourself in a movie.
In junior high making films with my friends.
8) Carole Bouquet or Angela Molina?
9) Name a movie that redeems the notion of nostalgia as something more than a bankable commodity.
Nostalghia (1983, dir. A. Tarkovsky)
10) Favorite appearance by an athlete in an acting role.
Kareem Abdul Jabar in Airplane!
11) Favorite Hal Ashby movie.
12) Name the first double feature you’d program for opening night of your own revival theater.
81/2 and Stardust Memories
The Big Sleep (1946) and The Long Goodbye (1973)
13) What’s the name of your revival theater?
14) Humphrey Bogart or Elliot Gould?
15) Favorite Robert Stevenson movie.
16) Describe your favorite moment in a movie that is memorable because of its use of sound.
When Kane slaps his wife in their tent at the beach party.
17) Pink Flamingos— yes or no?
18) Your favorite movie soundtrack score.
Vertigo (for original)
Help (by the Beatles)
19) Fay Wray or Naomi Watts?
20) Is there a movie that would make you question the judgment and/or taste of a film critic, blogger or friend if you found out they were an advocate of it?
Many (but I am always willing to be convinced)
21) Pick a new category for the Oscars and its first deserving winner.
Most Improved Director – not sure
Best Effort – don’t know
22) Favorite Paul Verhoeven movie.
23) What is it that you think movies do better than any other art form?
“The cinema gives us a substitute world which fits our desires.” ~ Andre Bazin
24) Peter Ustinov or Albert Finney?
25) Favorite movie studio logo, as it appears before a theatrical feature.
26) Name the single most important book about the movies for you personally.
Sculpting in Time, by A. Tarkovsky
27) Name the movie that features the best twist ending. (Please note the use of any “spoilers” in your answer.)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
28) Favorite Francois Truffaut movie.
29) Olivia Hussey or Claire Danes?
30) Your most memorable celebrity encounter.
Talking to Wes Craven
Being in the same short film competition with Gus Van Sant
31) When did you first realize that films were directed?
When I began making them myself in junior high school.
You can find this important film quiz at http://sergioleoneifr.blogspot.com/2006/12/professor-dave-jennings-milton-free.html
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>Interesting quiz, Tuck. Some though-provoking questions alongside some pretty ridculous ones. I liked your answers, though, and agree with a lot of them. Good job. 🙂