Saturday, May 19, 2012

The SLIFF Quiz, Spring Edition

I'm winding down from the blogathon. I still have one more post to make on The Wrong Man, but I'm not going to be able to get to it until tomorrow at the earliest. Meanwhile, here's something I don't have to think too hard about. It's another one of Dennis Cozzalio's movie quizzes from his wonderfully titled Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule. He also has another quiz right now that he co-authored with Suzie Bright concerning porn films that I'll answer next week, but for now, this is all I have the energy for. So without further ado....

1) Favorite movie featuring nuns

Ms. 45. Mostly because I've made an unseemly amount of money off it.

2) Second favorite John Frankenheimer movie


3) William Bendix or Scott Brady?

Scott Brady. Bendix tends to spoil movies for me.

4) What movie, real or imagined, would you stand in line six hours to see? Have you ever done so in real life?

The complete, Welles cut of The Magnificent Ambersons. Maybe. I've never stood in line that long for a movie.

5) Favorite Mitchell Leisen movie

No Man of Her Own, hands down.

6) Ann Savage or Peggy Cummins?

Peggy Cummins. Mostly for the smarts in Night of the Demon, though Gun Crazy is sexy as hell.

7) First movie you remember seeing as a child

The Aristocats, I think.

8) What moment in a movie that is not a horror movie made you want to bolt from the theater screaming?

The baseball bat scene in Violent Cop.

9) Richard Widmark or Robert Mitchum?

Mitchum. Tommy Udo doesn't hold a candle to Rev. Harry Palmer or Max Cady.

10) Best movie Jesus

Peter O'Toole in The Ruling Class.

11) Silliest straight horror film that you’re still fond of

Night of the Lepus is my default for the silliest straight horror movie. I'm quite fond of it.

12) Emily Blunt or Sally Gray?

Emily Blunt, mostly by default because I can name some of her films with out looking them up.

13) Favorite cinematic Biblical spectacular

Sodom and Gommorah, mostly because every line that includes the word "Sodomite" makes me giggle uncontrollably.

14) Favorite cinematic moment of unintentional humor

See the previous entry.

15) Michael Fassbender or David Farrar?

Fassbender, because he's Magneto.

16) Most effective faith-affirming movie

The Stars in My Crown. Hard for me to pick this, since I'm so not religious or spiritual.

17) Movie that makes the best case for agnosticism

The Grey comes to mind immediately. Or possibly Secret Sunshine.

18) Favorite song and/or dance sequence from a musical

Gene Kelly dances with himself in Cover Girl.

19) Third favorite Howard Hawks movie

Red River.

20) Clara Bow or Jean Harlow?

Jean Harlow, I think. This is kind of a wash, actually.

21) Movie most recently seen in the theater? On DVD/Blu-ray/Streaming?

In the theater? Trouble in Paradise
On DVD: The Tempest (2010)

22) Most unlikely good movie about religion

A Touch of Zen

23) Phil Silvers or Red Skelton?

Phil Silvers. I grew up watching Sgt. Bilko.

24) “Favorite” Hollywood scandal

The Bergman/Rossellini affair, because it gave birth to Isabella.

25) Best religious movie (non-Christian)

The Burmese Harp (1956).

26) The King of Cinema: King Vidor, King Hu or Henry King? (Thanks, Peter)

Definitely NOT Henry King. Reluctantly, King Vidor.

27) Name something modern movies need to relearn how to do that American or foreign classics had down pat

They need to learn to elide things. Contemporary American movies lead audiences around by the nose.

28) Least favorite Federico Fellini movie

City of Women. Almost unwatchable.

29) The Three Stooges (2012)—yes or no?


30) Mary Wickes or Patsy Kelly?

Mary Wickes, I think.

31) Best movie-related conspiracy theory

That the Stonecutters rig every Oscar night and made Steve Guttenberg a star.

32) Your candidate for most misunderstood or misinterpreted movie

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, methinks.

33) Movie that made you question your own belief system (religious or otherwise)

Night and Fog.


Dennis Cozzalio said...

You stole my thunder on SODOM AND GOMORRAH! I loved running across this one on TV during rainy Saturday afternoons when I was a kid. Then when I discovered it was "co-directed" by Sergio Leone I suddenly had all the validation I needed for my spurious, lurid taste in biblical spectacles!

le0pard13 said...

Fine set of movie answers, even though we'll have to agree to disagree about Henry King ;-).