Mastermind Club

Quiz 2021

Number 8


Set by Mel Kinsey

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Wynton Marsalis

1/ On which 1953 film poster are Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr sharing a passionate kiss on a beach?

From Here to Eternity

2/ Before being made famous by Scorsese in The Aviator, Howard Hughes was also the idea behind the character of Willard Whyte in which James Bond movie?

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

3/ Referring to a character in which film did Malcolm X say “When Butterfly McQueen went into her act, I felt like crawling under the rug”?

Gone with the Wind

4/ The title of what 1966 film comes from a dialog which expresses that if one had enough time and money, it would be possible to follow a season around the world, making it everlasting?

The Endless Summer

5/ Which 1972 movie musical has the distinction of winning the most Oscars (eight) without winning the Best Picture award?


6/ What military doctrine is central to the plot of the 1964 Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove?

MAD or Mutually Assured Destruction

7/ In 2003, the American Film Institute came out with a list of 100 Heroes and Villains and a lawyer and a doctor topped the list in each respective category. Can you name the characters and/or actors?

Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mocking Bird) and Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs)


8/ In the movie Rain Man, what airline does Raymond insist on flying as it has a perfect safety record?


9/ Truman Capote, who sold the film rights of his novella to Paramount Studios, wanted Marilyn Monroe to play the role of Holly Golightly. But when ___ ___ was cast instead of Marilyn, Capote remarked: “Paramount double-crossed me in every way …” Who took the place of Marilyn Monroe and what is the novella/movie?

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

10/ What period film of Stanley Kubrick that recounts the exploits of an 18th century Irish adventurer is loosely based on a novel of William Makepeace Thackeray

Barry Lyndon

11/ Spoiler alert. Skip this question if you haven’t seen The Shawshank Redemption.

In the climax of that movie, which bombshell’s poster does warden Norton rip to reveal the secret behind the escape of Andy Dufresne?

Raquel Welch

12/ Which 1985 film starring Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, and John Candy has a cult following among many generations of Peace Corps personnel?


13/ When he won an Oscar for Philadelphia, Tom Hanks gave a speech thanking two people and inspired the 1997 comedy In and Out. What is the missing word in the following excerpt from the speech?

“… two of the finest ___ Americans, two wonderful men that I had the good fortune to be associated with …”


14/ Burkittsville in Maryland, USA gained notoriety in 1999 after the release of which ‘fake real’ film that supposedly took place there?

The Blair Witch Project

15/ What chilling 1968 film is set almost entirely in Bramford apartment building in New York City?

Rosemary’s Baby

16/ Tataouine in Tunisia was the setting for many scenes in the movies of which blockbuster franchise?

Star Wars 

17/Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue was the inspiration for the character of Miranda Priestly in which surprise hit of 2006 set in the world of fashion?

The Devil Wears Prada 

18/ What 2000 film tells the fictional story of a teenage journalist writing for the Rolling Stone magazine while covering the rock band Stillwater?

Almost Famous

19/ You may be one if you know this answer! What is the only Hitchcock film to be remade by himself?

The Man Who Knew Too Much

20/ Who are Kambei Shimada, Katsushiro Okamoto, Gorobei Katayama, Shichiroji, Kyuzo, Heihachi Hayashida, and Kikuchiyo?


The samurai in The Seven Samurai

21/ Which epic 1960s film is unique in the sense that the only female featured in the entire film is a camel named Gladys?

Lawrence of Arabia

22 /I n which award winning 1990 movie is much of the dialog in the Lakota language?


Dances With Wolves

23/ Devil’s Tower National Monument in Wyoming, USA features prominently in which landmark 1977 science fiction film?

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

24/ The producer of what 1970s film wanted to call it The Sidewalk Vigilante as he felt the title (which stayed) was too morbid?

Death Wish

25/ The 1973 Japanese film Lady Snowblood that is about a woman seeking vengeance upon her parents’ killers was the inspiration behind what 2000s 2-part blockbuster?

Kill Bill