10 most difficult film riddlesFilm quiz
Phillip K. Dick, author of SF novels that have been made into numerous films ("Blade Runner", "Minority Report", "Paycheck") denied the existence of a certain person. Who was that person?
Stanislaw Lem is a Polish SF writer, author of "Solaris". In 1974 Philip K. Dick (probably suffering from schizophrenia) sent the letter to the FBI stating that "Lem is probably a composite committee rather than an individual, since he writes in several styles and sometimes reads foreign, to him, languages (...) these people are Marxists (...) and a threat to our whole field of science fiction"
Who directed "Werckmeister Harmonies" (Werckmeister harmóniák), "The Turin Horse" (A torinói ló) and "Satantango"?
He is a Hungarian film director and writer, known for black & white, poetic images. His philosophical sensibility shifts from grim realism to a more metaphysical outlook.
Which important film award did Andrzej Wajda never win?
Silver Bear in Berlin
Oscar Academy Award
Golden Palm in Cannes
Golden Lion in Venice
Andrzej Wajda has won over 15 major international film awards. However, none of his films ever won the Venice Film Festival, but in 1959, "Ashes and Diamonds" was selected by the International Association of critics the best work of the competition.
What is the shortest title of a film nominated for an Oscar?
In 1970, film "Z" (Algeria/France, 1969), directed by Costa-Garvas (Greece), was nominated for an Academy Award in five categories: Best Film Editing, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
A man who created and voiced Yoda, created also another famous character. Which one?
Data of Star Trek
Frank Oz created and performed the Muppet characters Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Sam Eagle along with Jim Henson in The Muppet Show. He also performed the voice and puppet for Yoda in Star Wars. Oz had a great deal of creative input on the character and was himself responsible for creating the character's trademark syntax.
Where is the Kwai river?
River Kwai in Thailand today, but there was no such river when the "bridge on the River Kwai" was created. The movie tells a fictional story, and the film crew built a wooden bridge on the Mae Klong river. This part of the river was then renamed Khwae Yai to bring geographical fact more in line with the movie.
What happens if you are selected for the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
you receive $1M
you receive $100,000
you get a ceremonial handshake of US President
you need to pay $30,000
A fee ($30,000 in 2012) is collected to pay for the creation and installation of the star, as well as general maintenance of the Walk of Fame. The fee is usually paid by the nominating organization (fan club, film studio, etc.).