Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Thursday Quiz IC

The Thursday Quiz!

The Thursday Quiz is a twelve item is-it-or-isn't-it test of your knowledge, reasoning, stamina, and moxie!

Remember always the Fundamental Rules of the Thursday Quiz:

1. The Thursday Quiz is a POP quiz. No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. Violators will never be able to look at themselves in the mirror again.

2. Don't get all stressed out about it! It's supposed to be fun!

Famous Movies and Their Directors!

All of the following movies show up pretty regularly on lists of the best movies of all times. Except, some I've listed with their actual directors, and some I haven't. For each movie, IS IT the actual director? Or ISN'T IT?

1. Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein

2. The Bicycle Thief, Federico Fellini

3. Birth of a Nation, D.W. Griffith

4. Casablanca, John Huston

5. The Godfather, Martin Scorsese

6. Lawrence of Arabia, Sam Peckinpah

7. Orson Welles, Citizen Kane

8. Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock

9. The Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa

10. Singin' in the Rain, Fred Astaire

11. Star Wars, Steven Spielberg

12. The Wizard of Oz, Frank Capra

Submit your answers in the comments.

21 comments:

Cartophiliac said...

1. is
2. is
3. is
4. isn't
5. isn't
6. isn't
7. is
8. is
9. is
10. isn't
11. isn't
12. isn't

The Calico Cat said...

1. yes (My grandfather will watch anything "battleship")
2. no
3. yes
4. no
5. yes
6. no
7. no
8. yes
9. yes (I recognize Kurosawa - no idea about the first name)
10. no
11. no (Carrie Fisher's comment about George Lucas owning her image is in my brain on this one.)
12. no

La Gringissima said...

1. is
2. isn't
3. is
4. isn't
5. isn't
6. isn't
7. is
8. is
9. is
10. isn't
11. isn't
12. isn't

d said...

y y y n n n n y y n n n

mrs.5000 said...

1 yes
2 no
3 yes
4 no
5 no
6 no!
7 hey, you reversed them! no
8 yes
9 yes
10 no
11 no
12 no

sister jen said...

1 Da!
2 Think so.
3 Yep.
4 Um um um..
5 Nope. That would be FFCoppola.
6 Uh, no. Would have been interesting, though.
7 I don't know of a movie named Orson Welles, but Mr. Welles did direct the movie Citizen Kane. (I'm sure that's what you meant.)
8 Eek, yes.
9 Yes.
10 Not.
11 No; wrong fantasy movie millionaire. (George Lucas, no?)
12 No, don't think so.

Critical Bill said...

1. Yes
2. No, but it would have been better.
3. Yes
4. No
5. Yes
6. No
7. Yes
8. Yes
9. Yes
10. No
11. No
12. No

Nichim said...

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Yes
4. No
5. No
6. Yes
7. No
8. Yes
9. Yes
10. No
11. No
12. Yes

DrSchnell said...

1. Yes
2. No
3. Yes
4. No
5. No
6. No
7. yes
8. Yes
9. yes
10. no
11. no
12. no

Ben said...

1. Sure
2. Yes
3. I'll say no
4. Uh-uh
5. Is
6. Isn't
7. Isn't
8. Is
9. Is
10. Isn't
11. Isn't
12. Isn't

Kadonkadonk said...

1. True
2. False
3. True
4. False
5. True
6. False
7. True
8. True
9. True
10. False
11. False
12. False

Walter Sobchak said...

1. Yes
2. Yep
3. Indeed
4. Michael Curtiz did this, Huston did Maltese Falcon
5. Coppola did this, Scorsese scored Goodfellas
6. No, it's David Lean's masterpiece
7. Nice trick, Welles directed Citizen Kane
8. Yes
9. Yes
10. Nope
11. No (though his Close Encounters is IMO the better 1977 Sci-Fi film)
12. No

fingerstothebone said...

Hmmm, this is Saturday (I've been gone), but since answers haven't been posted, I figure I'd play along:

1. no
2. yes
3. yes
4. hmmm, I'm going to say no
5. yes
6. no
7. yes
8. yes
9. yes
10. no
11. no
12. hmmm, I'll guess yes

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fingerstothebone said...

Cartophilliac, you're just using google translate, aren't you?

Cartophiliac said...

Yes. While I did spend 4 months in Taiwan pretending to learn Chinese (30 years ago) I was never that fluent.

Michael5000 said...

Hey! It's answer time! Belated!

1. Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein -- YOU BETCHA

2. The Bicycle Thief, Federico Fellini -- NO WAY MAN. Vittorio De Sica.

3. Birth of a Nation, D.W. Griffith -- YES

4. Casablanca, John Huston -- NOPE. Michael Curtiz, whoever HE is.

5. The Godfather, Martin Scorsese. NO -- Francis Ford Coppola.

6. Lawrence of Arabia, Sam Peckinpah. NO -- David Lean.

7. Orson Welles, Citizen Kane. Oops. The reversal here was a rare TQ mistake, as I frantically put the Quiz together at the last second in an Econolodge in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Big Purple Asterisk to Mrs.5000 for being the first to catch it, and everybody gets this one right.

8. Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock -- SURE.

9. The Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa. -- MAGNIFICENT.

10. Singin' in the Rain, Fred Astaire -- NO WAY MAN. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen.

11. Star Wars, Steven Spielberg -- NO. George Lucas.

12. The Wizard of Oz, Frank Capra -- NO. "Directed mainly by Victor Fleming," whoever HE is.

Michael5000 said...

With 12/12, the Gold Star goes to the lovely, charming, and erudite Mrs.5000, where it looks especially regal next to her Big Purple Asterisk.

Several people got 11/12; the Silver goes to Cartophiliac, the Blue to la gringissima, and Greens to d, Critical Bill, DrSchnell, Kadonkadonk, and Walter Sobchak.

Thank you for your patience and any flattering remarks about me that may have been made in Chinese. If there were any unflattering remarks about me made in Chinese, I seethe with rage.

fingerstothebone said...

You should seethe with rage, it was offering you breast enlargements, body oder control, and nose enlargement.

Michael5000 said...

Well, who doesn't dream of a prouder nose?