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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.



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.


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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?



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

James Dean


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

Billy Wilder, Akira Kurosawa, John Huston


 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


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


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

Midnight Cowboy


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


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



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

Milos Forman


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

Song of the South


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

John Singleton (Boyz N The Hood)


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


 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


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

The Fugitive


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.



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



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



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.



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


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


Identify both Maryland film legends pictured here.

Divine, John Waters


Meaning "yellow" in Italian, this is the genre name of Italian horror or thriller films that include mystery elements and often contain slasher, crime fiction, psychological thriller, psychological horror, sexploitation, and, less frequently, supernatural horror elements.



This Italian director is best known for his work in the horror genre (which includes films Suspiria and Inferno) as well as his screenwriting (which includes a collaboration with Bernardo Bertolucci on Once Upon A Time In The West).

Dario Argento


What country banned Brad Pitt from visiting for nearly twenty years?

China (for Seven Years In Tibet)


What moviemaking term was borrowed from the world of jewelry, where it's an engraving method similar to intaglio?

Intaglio is a positive carving technique, so the image is raised above the surface stone. When the image is negative, etched into the background stone, that's a cameo.


His seven nominations included ones for “Equus” & “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Richard Burton


Chocolate syrup, casaba melon and Playboy model Marli Renfro were enlisted to create an iconic scene in this film.



Bernard Lee, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, and Robert Brown have all portrayed what character?



Born Issur Danielovitch, this thespian was nominated for an Academy Award three times, in 1949's Champion, 1952's The Bad and the Beautiful, and 1956's Lust for Life. A much more iconic role in 1960 went un-nominated, although the film itself garnered 4 wins from 6 nominations.

Kirk Douglas


As of 2018, she is the only person to win Best Actress for her performance in a Disney movie.

Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins)


This was the first Pixar movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.



Before she was 25, she became the youngest performer to receive a second Best Actress nomination..

Jennifer Lawrence


This French director is best known for Leon: The Professional (1994) and The Fifth Element (1997).

Luc Besson


This is a quote from what movie?

"Let me finish, Dmitri. Well, listen, how do you think I feel about it? Can you imagine how I feel about it, Dmitri? Why do you think I'm calling you? Just to say hello? ... Well, of courseI like to speak to you! Of course I like to say hello! Not now, but any time, Dmitri. I'm just calling up to tell you something terrible has happened."

Dr. Strangelove


Since “The Godfather Part II”, this film has been the only sequel to win Best Picture.

(As of February 7th, 2019)

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


Name the anime and film character who is known, among other things, for her mastery of the ancient cyborg martial art Panzer Kunst, and for her superior skills in the sport of motorball.



Sisters with the first names of Lana and Lilly are a filmmaking partnership whose first major (and still highest profile) Hollywood success is what film trilogy?

(Card created March 22nd, 2019)