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The Classic Cinema Quiz answers

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The magic of the silver screen! Since its inception, the art of cinema has inspired and transfixed millions of people around the world. Stars like Grace Kelly, Steve McQueen, Gary Cooper, and Gene Kelly captured our hearts and minds. But how much do you really know about the grass roots and golden years of cinema and its stars, directors, and studios? Are you a true film nerd and lover of movies? Time to find out, friend!

1.Who starred in the 1939 classic ‘The Wizard of Oz’?

  • Vivien Leigh
  • Ava Gardner
  • Judy Garland
  • Lauren Bacall

2. ‘Nosferatu: a Symphony of Horror’ is a 1922 classic based on which novel?

  • Salem’s Lot
  • Dracula
  • The Haunting of Hill House
  • Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

3. Which of these films was not directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock?

  • Psycho
  • Rebecca
  • Rear Window
  • The Big Sleep

4. The wonderful western ‘Rio Bravo’ starred John Wayne, Ricky Nelson and…

  • Lee Van Cleef
  • Gary Cooper
  • Dean Martin
  • Charles Bronson

5. One of these films starred Katherine Hepburn as a woman who owns a pet leopard, which one is it?

  • Bringing Up Baby
  • The African Queen
  • The Leopard
  • The Philadelphia Story

6. ‘Duck Soup’ from 1936 is a comedy starring which of these performers?

  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Buster Keaton
  • Roscoe Arbuckle
  • Groucho Marx

7. Which of these westerns dealt with the topic of racism towards Native Americans in a revolutionary way for its time?

  • High Noon
  • The Searchers
  • Red River
  • Once Upon a Time in the West

8. ‘The Young Girls of Rochefort’ was the second musical outing for director Jacques Demy and star Catherine Deneuve. What was the name of the musical they made prior to this?

  • Model Shop
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Donkey Skin
  • Une chambre en ville

9. One of these directors created a masterpiece that inspired the premise and structure of ‘Star Wars.’ Which of them was it?

  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Federico Fellini
  • Yasujiro Ozu
  • Ingmar Bergman

10. ‘Peeping Tom’ is one of the great horror masterpieces featuring a chilling score by Brian Easdale. It contains a particularly challenging part for solo piano. Which virtuoso performed it for the soundtrack?

  • Roger Woodward
  • Gordon Watson
  • David Helfgott
  • Phillip Wilcher

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