Play the music, light the lights, and let’s begin this week’s film quiz, which includes 30 questions on movies, musicals, and more.
If you try hard enough, you can probably make a musical out of anything, except Spider-Man – too many people got seriously hurt the last time they tried that. So, it’s unsurprising that various hit musicals have inspired musical theatre spin-offs, from Disney films like The Lion King to the eagerly awaited Back To The Future musical, which was still in previews when the pandemic hit. You’ll find questions about some of the films in between in this week’s Round 2!
As always, this is all just for fun, and once you’ve completed all three rounds, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. There are no prizes, but please do get in touch in the comments and let us know how you did (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Break a leg…
ROUND ONE – This Week in Movie History
This round is about UK releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!
- 1987 – What is the full title of Christopher Reeve’s fourth Superman movie?
- 2011 – Which sport is the subject of Moneyball?
- 1945 – 75 years old this week, which romantic drama follows an affair between Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson?
- 1971 – In which country is Disney’s The Aristocats set?
- 1983 – Which sci-fi horror film stars Debbie Harry as radio host Nicki Brand?
- 2000 – Who is the tallest of Charlie’s Angels in McG’s Charlie’s Angels films – Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, or Lucy Liu?
- 1991 – Who directed and starred in The Two Jakes, the belated sequel to Chinatown?
- 2015 – In which drama does Mark Rylance play Soviet agent Rudolf Abel?
- 1940 – Born this week, which action movie star was played by Jason Scott Lee in the 1993 biopic Dragon?
- 2009 – Katie Featherston is best known for her recurring role in which horror franchise?
ROUND TWO – From Screen to Stage
Below are some numbers from stage musical adaptations of 10 hit movies – can you identify the film from just three songs? No theatre degrees required, and we’ve added the year the original film came out too.
- Skid Row / Grow For Me / Suddenly, Seymour (1960)
- Born To Boogie / Angry Dance / Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher (2000)
- Small Town, U.S.A. / February 2nd / Everything About You (1993)
- Cabin In The Woods / Housewares Employee / Join Us (1981)
- Land Of Lola / Sex Is In The Heel / What A Woman Wants (2005)
- The King Of Broadway / Keep It Gay / Springtime For Hitler (1967)
- Travel Song / Beautiful Ain’t Always Pretty / What’s Up, Duloc? (2001)
- The Whole “Being Dead” Thing / Fright Of Their Lives / Say My Name (1988)
- The Greatest Star Of All / The Lady’s Paying / The Final Scene (1950)
- Papa Shtarling / Quid Pro Quo / Catherine Dies Today (1991)
ROUND THREE – Pot Luck
Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!
- Who stars as Del Griffith opposite Steve Martin in Planes, Trains & Automobiles?
- Which 2017 romantic comedy chronicles the true story of its screenwriters Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon?
- What is the first name of Al Pacino’s Don Corleone in the Godfather trilogy?
- Complete the trilogy – Friday, Next Friday…
- In Airplane!, which meal choice gives half of the passengers food poisoning – chicken or fish?
- Who connects the films Winter’s Bone, American Hustle, and Red Sparrow?
- Played by Sean Connery, Daniel Dravot is the title character in which 1975 adventure film?
- What type of animal is Spike in the Ace Ventura movies?
- Never Surrender is a documentary about the making of which 1999 sci-fi comedy?
- And finally, one more for the music fans out there – what connects the songs “All About You”, “Chelsea Dagger”, and “I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead”?
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