“One day, a King will come, and the Sword will rise again”  – until then, here’s your weekly film quiz, covering the legends of Arthur and Camelot on screen.

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The last-minute yanking of David Lowery’s The Green Knight from release schedules was a disappointing setback in August, but happily, the film is streaming on Prime Video and showing in select UK cinemas from today instead. We’re still waiting for the movie about Sir Cumference, the fabled knight who built the Round Table, but this one seems as good a reason as any to cover Arthurian legends on screen in a special second round.

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. As always, this is just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Let’s get this sword outta the stone already…

 

ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This round is about new UK cinema 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!

  1. 2021 – In cinemas this week, The Many Saints Of Newark is a prequel to which TV drama series?
  2. 1974 – “Tubular Bells” is the theme song for which classic horror movie?
  3. 2002 – Complete the title of the hit romantic comedy – My Big Fat Greek
  4. 1996 – In which US city is the sequel to Escape From New York primarily set?
  5. 1957 – Born this week, who directed The Iron Giant and the Incredibles movies?
  6. 1987 – Which Oscar-nominated crime drama stars Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness?
  7. 2005 – Whose Moving Castle is the subject of a Studio Ghibli animated film?
  8. 1981 – Who plays Damien Thorn in Omen III: The Final Conflict?
  9. 1992 – “There’s no crying in baseball!” is a quote from which sports comedy?
  10. 2016 – What title connects a 1960 John Sturges film and an Antoine Fuqua remake?

 

ROUND TWO – Arthurian Legends On Screen

Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government, but it might give us a round on films about or based on Arthurian legend…

  1. Who plays Sir Gawain in 2021’s The Green Knight?
  2. Which 1991 film sees Robin Williams’ homeless character hunting for the Holy Grail in Manhattan?
  3. Who directed 2017’s King Arthur: The Legend Of The Sword?
  4. Over the course of Disney’s The Sword In The Stone, Wart and Merlin are transfigured into birds, fish, and what other animal?
  5. Which actor connects 1981’s Excalibur and 2019’s The Kid Who Would Be King?
  6. The Last Knight is the fifth instalment in which blockbuster franchise?
  7. Who plays Guinevere in 2004’s King Arthur?
  8. What Arthurian name is given to Mark Strong’s quartermaster in the Kingsman movies?
  9. Which singer provides the voice of young Arthur Pendragon in Shrek The Third?
  10. What powerful artefact fettles the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog in Monty Python And The Holy Grail?

 

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!

  1. Who made her film debut as Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries?
  2. In the news – Visions is a series of Japanese animated short films based on which movie franchise?
  3. What colour goes before Book, Room, and Zone to make three films of the 2010s?
  4. Crysta, Pips, and Batty Koda are characters in which 1990s animated film?
  5. Which romantic lead’s name is an anagram of GERMANY?
  6. Complete the trilogy – Meet The Parents, Meet The Fockers
  7. Which 2017 independent drama takes place largely in the Magic Castle Motel outside Walt Disney World?
  8. How many Insidious movies have been released to date?
  9. Which 1961 WW2 epic connects Gregory Peck, David Niven, and Anthony Quinn?
  10. And finally, Spider Rico is a character in which Best Picture winner?

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