Oscar Trivia 2009 #7

My apologies. I was supposed to post an updated score last night, but I ended up going out with my husband on a spontaneous outing, so blame it on Bernard. The updated scores are below.

Shelia informs us that she was writing and had Turner Classics on in the background when she heard Ann Blyth speak the very words to Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce just in time to answer the question! Neat, huh?

I also heard from Reon, who told me this is a busy time for her and she's not able to join us this year. But Donna, you have formidable opponents in both Cassandra and Kia!

As for the one-legged gentleman who gave three different versions of how he lost his leg, I'm sure most of y'all will say that one was a toughie. The answer is the classic Mutiny on the Bounty, the first version from 1935 (Oscar, Best Picture). The tall tales were told by the ship's doctor (or, as Kia pointed out, "surgeon" was the term of the day), who brought cases and cases of liquor aboard for the 2-year voyage.

This film set an Oscar record that still stands today in that all three stars, Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, and Franchot Tone (love that name, is it any surprise that he came from a wealthy New York family?) all received Best Actor nominations (none of them won).

Anyway, Donna knew the name of the movie, but Cassandra (she's back, y'all) and Kia both got the bonus question (that it was the ship's surgeon speaking) as well. I'm impressed that three of y'all knew this one.

Here's where everyone stands, including the above answer:

Donna had 28 points going in, she answered three questions/two bonuses correctly and earned 15 points plus 6 bonus points. New total: 49

Cassandra had 28 points going in, she correctly answered two questions and bonuses and earned 10 points plus 7 bonus points. New total: 45

Kia had 18 points going in, she answered all three new questions and bonuses correctly (the only one to get everything) and earned 15 points plus 10 bonus points. New total: 43

Patricia had 12 points going in and correctly answered two questions and bonuses, earning 10 points plus 6 bonus points New total: 28

Lady Silver had 10 points going in and answered one question correctly, earning 5 points plus 3 bonus points. New total: 18

Shelia is just having fun!

For the weekend I am posting 5 quotes/exchanges, and they might shake things up a bit. You don't have the entire weekend, but you do have until Sunday noonish (Eastern Time) to get in your answers. Some of these you'll probably recognize right off.

1) "It's alive! It's alive!"
Name the movie for 5 points. 3 bonus points if you can name the author of the novel upon which the movie was based on.
2) Man: "Why you got to say nasty shit, Ray?" Ray: "'Cause I'm a nasty motherfucker."
Name the movie for 5 points. Name the actor who played Ray (and who delivered that response with such snark that's it all but guaranteed to break you up) for 3 bonus points.

3) "Let that be a lesson to you, boys and girls. Don't ever argue with the big dog, because the big dog is always right."
Name the movie for 5 points. Name the actor who said it (the "big dog") for 3 bonus points.

4) "I don't understand. All my life I've been waiting for someone and when I find her, she's... she's a fish."
Name the movie for 5 points. Name the actor who expressed this lament for 3 bonus points.

5) “David, the last pair of legs that was something cost the family $25,000.”
Name the movie for 5 points. This movie had three stars. 1 bonus point if you can name one, 3 points if you can name two, and a whopping 5 bonus points if you can name all three.
Good luck, and have a wonderful Valentine's Day tomorrow! (I'm going to celebrate by giving my house a really good cleaning.)

3 comments:

Ladysilver said...

1.Frankenstein ..By Mary Shelley

2. Life(my husbands favorite movie…thanks Gary for the answer) Eddie Murphy was Ray and Martin said the line “Why you got to say Nasty shit Ray”

3. The fugitive – Tommy Lee Jones

4. Splash Tom Hanks

5. Sabrina..Audrey Hepburn/Humphrey Bogart/William Holden

DaKia said...

1. Frankenstein
Mary Shelley
2. Life
Eddie Murphy
3. The Fugitive
Tommy Lee Jones
4. Splash
Tom Hanks

Anonymous said...

1. Young Frankenstein
Mary Shelley

2. Life
Eddie Murphy

3. The Fugitive
Tommy Lee Jones

4. Splash
Tom Hanks

5. Sabrina
Humphrey Bogart
Audrey Hepburn
William Holden

Cassandra (VAM170)