Oscar Trivia 2009 #8

(See my post from Monday, February 16th. This question of the contest has been canceled. Tune in on Tuesday the 17th for the next quote.)

Is it that time already? It almost slipped past me!


Let's get down to brass tacks and go over the answers to Friday's lightning round questions. For some reason Blogger is not allowing me to add movie posters, so the list of answers is going to look pretty boring, I'm afraid.


1) Frankenstein (1931). This was a remarkably chilling screen version that brought Mary Shelley's 19th century novel to life.

2) Life (1999). Martin Lawrence co-starred with Eddie Murphy (who played Ray), and that line might be his most memorable.

3) The Fugitive (1993). Tommy Lee Jones was the deputy who nicknamed himself "the big dog."

4) Splash (1984). Tom Hanks was the unlucky man who fell in love with a fish.

5) Sabrina (1954). The stars of the first screen version of this play were Humphrey Bogart, William Holden, and Audrey Hepburn. This is, in my opinion, the last film William Holden made before excessive drinking ruined his good looks. Bogart looked markedly unwell to me in this film, I think the cancer that would kill him within a few years had already formed. It's said he considered Holden an overripe juvenile and Audrey Hepburn "awright . . . if you don't mind a dozen takes." And he was miffed when critics suggested he was a little long in the tooth to get the girl from Bill. As for Audrey, all I can say is, what a wardrobe! She truly looked exquisite.

Anyway, LadySilver was the only one to get all five answers and all five bonus questions correctly. Cassandra said "Young Frankenstein" instead of Frankenstein, which was the original and the answer I was looking for, but she does gets the bonus points for correctly naming the author. Kia got all but the last question. We did not hear from Donna this round.

So . . . here are the latest tallies:

Cassandra - 82

Kia - 75

Lady Silver - 60

Donna - 49

Patricia - 28

Wow. What a difference two days makes.

Here's today's quote, the answer to which will be provided on Tuesday, noon-ish Eastern Time. There are only four more sessions, and the last two, those of Thursday and Saturday, will both be lightning rounds. Winners will be announced on Monday, February 23rd. I also want to announce that fourth and fifth place winners will receive special gifts from me as well.

There are two quotes, both from the same film:

1) "We'll be livin' off the fatheads of the land."

2) Woman #1: "Somethin' tells me Chicago's gonna be real good for you." Woman #2: "Somethin' tells me you're gonna be real bad for Chicago."

Five points for the name of the movie. Two bonus points for the actress who played the title character. Three bonus points for the names of the two actresses who made the comments in these quotes (and no, you do not have to specify who said what). Five more bonus points if you can state this film's distinction with regard to the Academy Awards.

That's a total of 15 possible points to be had, folks! Good luck, and see you Tuesday!





3 comments:

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PBW said...

I don't know the answer, just wanted to pop in and say hi!

bettye griffin said...

Hi backatcha, Phyllis! It's always good to hear from you.