Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Monday Quiz LXI

The Monday Quiz goes to the Movies -- in the year 2000!

Here we have movie posters for various films from the legendary Y2K, lightly modified by having the names of the movies removed. Identify the movies.

1. What were these two films?


2. How about these two?


3. This one?


4. This one?

5. How about this one?

6. This one is a tiebreaker if more than eight people get E.P.s; otherwise, it's maybe extra credit or something. Anyway, it's one of my favorite films ever.



Submit your answers in the comments.

23 comments:

fingerstothebone said...

1. "High Fidelity" & "Oh Brother Where Art Thou"

2. the UPS/FedEX guy crashes on some island, but I can't remember the name & "Gladiator"

3. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

4. Zeta-Jones takes up drug trafficking to support her lifestyle after her husband was...jailed? "Traffic" or something like that.

5. Bjork is a blind woman working in a factory, along with Deneuve, lots of music and dancing, great movie, but I'll be darned if I remember the title

6. Yum, Daniel Auteuil, one of my favorites, but nope, don't know the title

PB said...

1. High Fidelity and O Brother, Where Art Thou (aka The Odyssey v. 2.0). And now I have "Man of Constant Sorrow" going through my head.
2. Cast Away and Gladiator
3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
4. Traffic (by the way, you can read that at the very bottom in the website address)
5. No idea. The way her hair flows back and becomes tinged with red sort of reminds me of the Les Miserables cover, though.
6. Again, don't know. Ah well, such is life.

Cartophiliac said...

1. High Fidelity and O Brother Where Art Thou?
2. Castaway and Gladiator
3. Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger (or vice versa)
4. Mud Wrestling
5. The New Odd Couple
6. The Love on Ice That Can Never Be Spoken

Snowgirl said...

Ooooh, I love movies.
1. High Fidelity and Oh Brother Where Art Thou
2. Castaway and Gladiator
3. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
4. Traffic
5. Lovers of the Arctic Circle?
6. Smilla's Sense of Snow?

d said...

1. high fidelity (one of the best movies ever) and o brother where art thou (one of the worst movies ever possibly because of the poor choice of hiring george clooney for the lead role)

2. castaway (also one of the worst movies ever) and gladiator.

3. crouching tiger, hidden dragon

4. traffic

5. uh. bjork was in a movie?

6. smilla's sense of snow. simply awesome.

Dan said...

1. High Fidelity and Oh Brother Where Art Though
2. Castaway, Gladiator
3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
4. Traffic
5. Dancer in the Dark
6. ?

mrs.5000 said...

1 uh, High Fidelity and O Brother, Where Art Thou
2 Marooned and Gladiator
3 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
4 that would be...uh, uh, Traffic!
5 well now I have no idea. Something post-Breaking the Waves that made no imprint on my memory. Uh, Rapture?
6 Ah, more fond memories of a movie date with Michael proto-5000--The Widow of St. Pierre

sra.5K said...

RE #2: you're OK with synonyms for the title, right?

KarmaSartre said...

1 / High Fidelity + O Brother Where Art Thou?

2 / Castaway + Gladiator

3 / Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

4 / Traffic

5 / Snow Blind

6 / Jules and Jim (remake)

sister jen said...

High Fidelity (John Cusack, yum) & O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Castaway & Gladiator

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Drug thing. Don't remember.

Dancer in the Dark (or something?)

Don't know, but in a Don "The Voice" LaFontaine trailer voiceover, nothing sounds as thrilling as "Juliette Binoche." ("In a world where Juliette Binoche wears a dress in the snow . . .")

The Calico Cat said...

If it's John Cusak, it has to be High Fidelity & Oh Brother Where Art Thou

Cast Away, Gladiator

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Bjork was in a movie... News to me.

(It's not Smila's Sense of Snow - that one starred Julia Ormond.) With that said, dunno

The Calico Cat said...

I missed one...
Traffic

& I was feeling pretty darned good for doing the Monday quiz on Monday.

Kadonkadonk said...

Yes! Yeah!!

High Fidelity (LOVE the Cusacks!)
O Brother Where Art Thou? (great soundtrack!)

Cast Away (zzzz....what?)
Gladiator (Hello, Russell!)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (which I own because it's beautiful)

Traffic (which I have still never seen)

Dancer in the Dark (Bjork is crazy)

The Widow of Saint-Pierre (I have seen maybe two french movies that didn't star Audrey Tautou!)

Yes, yes, yes!!!! I AM on a roll!

DrSchnell said...

1. High Fidelity, O Brother, Where Art Thou
2. Cast Away, Gladiator
3. Hunt the Wumpus
4. Hunt the Wumpus II: Wumpus' Revenge
5. Dancer in the Dark
6. Hunt the Wumpus III: The Dark Side of the Wumpus

Ben said...

1.a. High Fidelity? I loved the scene where Jack Black goes off on the guy who wants to buy his daughter a (newer, bad) Stevie Wonder album (which I actually am somewhat ashamed to say I own).
1.b. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2.a. Castaway?
2.b. Gladiator
3. Another one I should know. Something like "Hidden Tiger, Flying Dragon."
4. No idea.
5. Nope.
6. Dunno.

mhwitt said...

1. High Fidelity & O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2. Castaway & Gladiator. (The latter gets my nomination for worst Best Picture winner of my lifetime.)
3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
4. Traffic
5. Viva Iceland!
6. Rowing Down the Delaware, Chewing on Their Underwear.

Nichim said...

The one with Chow Yun Fat is probably Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (possibly the only movie I saw in the theater in 2000 - he's so sexy) and I saw the one with Bjork on video once I think but I don't remember what it's called. I don't know why I'm compelled to answer, I obviously have no chance to win a coveted exclamation point. But look, I have seen some movies! Really!

Michael5000 said...

The correct answers, and opinions, are:

1. High Fidelity (enjoyable!) and
O Brother Where Art Thou? (enjoyable!)

2. Cast Away (good!) and Gladiator (the worst Best Picture of mhwitt's lifetime)

3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (yawn...)

4. Traffic (I don't remember it well)

5. Dancer in the Dark (Bjork is brilliant. The movie is awfully good, but painful to watch.)

and

6. The Widow of Saint-Pierre (which is just toooooo great)

Michael5000 said...

The big winner is of course Kadonkadonk, scoring her third E.P. in five weeks with a flawless identification of all eight movies.

MQLXI EPs also going out to Dan and fingerstothebone.

Well done to the winners and to all the rest of y'all, on a quiz that turned out to be a little harder than I intended. Sorry 'bout that....

Michael5000 said...

@sis: ("In a world where Juliette Binoche wears a dress in the snow . . .") = Very nice!

@Nichim: You are compelled because the Quizzes are so darn fun! Right!? Right!?

Nichim said...

Ah, yes, yes, that's it indeed.

Kadonkadonk said...

I would like to thank everyone at Dearborn Video, where I worked for a year until Blockbuster moved in down the street and ran them out of business. Suck it, Blockbuster!!

That was way better than your geography quizzes!

Rex Parker said...

I can't believe so many people remembered "Cast Away" - the various titles I considered for that one: "Stranded," "Marooned," "Shipwrecked," "Guy Stuck on Island," "Fantasy Island," "Talks to Volleyball," etc.

rp