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1

The apropos Third Man and Private Ryan (of Saving fame) are human examples of what trope with a name popularized by Alfred Hitchcock? According to him, the term ostensibly derives from a device used to catch lions on the Scottish Highland.

MacGuffin

2

The Overlook Film Festival, held at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, screens movies in what genre?

Horror. The Timberline Lodge was the setting for Kubrick's The Shining.

3

What film appeared on network television for the first time in November 1976, becoming the highest-rated television program ever (and still today highest rated movie ever), thirty-seven years after becoming the highest-grossing film of all time?

Gone With The Wind

4

F. Murray Abraham's credits include teaching at Brooklyn College and winning an Oscar for his portrayal of Salieri in this film.

Amadeus

5

The week after one of his feature-length releases won the Academy Award for Best Picture, which director sold Rolling Thunder, an 11-minute film of a dead horse, to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam? The short film was released six years before the Oscar winner.

Steve McQueen

6

A landmark in non-narrative cinema, which Maya Deren film, noted for its influence on the work of David Lynch, was named the 40th greatest American movie ever made in a BBC list?

Meshes of the Afternoon

7

With almost its entire 28-minute running time consisting of still pictures, which Chris Marker film is the only film shorter than an hour in the top 50 of the most recent Sight & Sound critics poll? It was later adapted into the feature-length film 12 Monkeys.

La Jetée

8

On the American Film Institute's 2003 list of the fifty greatest movie villains of all time, there are two different characters that have flesh and blood, but no bones. Who are they?

Terminator, Jaws

9

Laura and Angus, Lydia and Bernard, Carrie and Hamish, Henrietta and Charles (but notably never Carrie and Charles), and Gareth: This is the inventory of the title of what film?

Four Weddings and a Funeral

10

Among the voluminous bounty of historical inaccuracies in what film is the title itself, which in fact was actually a nickname given to Robert the Bruce?

Braveheart

11

Which actor became the first to be nominated posthumously for an Academy Award as Best Actor after his death in 1955?

James Dean

12

The Academy has assembled what three legendary directors (two of whom were nominees that year) as award presenters?

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Billy Wilder, Akira Kurosawa, John Huston

13

 68 people have won the Academy Award for Best Director. 67 of them were men; who is the sole woman to have been so honored?

Kathryn Bigelow

14

The Golden Raspberry Awards, celebrating the worst in Hollywood film, were created by publicist John Wilson after inspiration struck following a double bill of what two musically inclined and disco era films. Name one of the two.

Can't Stop The Music, Xanadu

15

What was the only X-rated film to win the Oscar for Best Picture?

Midnight Cowboy

16

If a movie (or any work of fiction) features a scene in which two female characters talk about something other than a male, it is said to pass this test named after an American cartoonist.

Bechdel Test

17

In 1989, an Oscar was given to this film manufacturer in honor of its 100 years in the industry.

Kodak

18

This Czech director's films include One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus and The People vs. Larry Flynt.

Milos Forman

19

"Zip A Dee Doo Dah" was first performed in what Disney movie?

Song of the South

20

What director was the first African American to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Director?

John Singleton (Boyz N The Hood)

21

This man who was in “The Godfather” and “Apocalypse Now” is the only living actor in six or more films on AFI's list of 100 Years/100 Movies.

Robert Duvall

22

 Meryl Streep has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress 17 times (including for 2017's The Post) and has won the award twice. Name any one of the five actresses who have been nominated for that award exactly two times and won it twice.

  • Sally Field
  • Vivien Leigh
  • Frances McDormand
  • Luise Rainer
  • Hilary Swank

23

Tommy Lee Jones won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for this movie based on a TV series that premiered in 1963.

The Fugitive

24

Despite all the love being sent to him from there, James Bond spends very little time visiting the country. Name the film where Bond appears in (and then promptly destroys) a Russian city for the first time.

Goldeneye

25

The New York premiere of this film was on Thanksgiving, 15 days after the liberation of its title place.

Casablanca

26

This city, also the title of a film that won 2 Oscars, was named for a businessman known for 19th century transportation.

Fargo

27

What supernatural being first appeared in the folklore of plantation slaves on Saint-Domingue, and arrived in US horror films via a 1932 Bela Lugosi movie? Thirty-four years later, a different movie cemented the modern version of this creature in American pop culture, leaving behind any traces of its Caribbean origins.

Zombie

28

The actor who portrayed fictional mercenary leader Barney Ross in a three-film series during the 2010s has portrayed two other characters in successful multi-film franchises with at least three installments. Give the name of either of these other two characters.

Rocky, Rambo

29

Name all five films from the Dirty Harry series in order.

  1. Dirty Harry
  2. Magnum Force
  3. The Enforcer
  4. Sudden Impact
  5. The Dead Pool

30

Identify both Maryland film legends pictured here.

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Divine, John Waters