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Spot the Ringer
1. Name the Universal horror character never played by Lon Chaney Jr.

a. the Mummy
b. Dracula
c. the Invisible Man
d. Frankenstein’s Monster
e. the Wolf Man

2. Which Steven Spielberg movie was not expanded for a later video, TV, or theatrical release?

a. Duel
b. Jaws
c. 1941
d. The Sugarland Express
e. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

3. Each actress listed below was an early choice for the role mentioned — except one. Which one?

a. Barbara Stanwyck as Mildred Pierce
b. Doris Day as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate
c. Tuesday Weld as Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde
d. Bette Davis as Mary Poppins
e. Marilyn Monroe as Marion in Psycho
f. Grace Kelly as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
g. Mae West as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard
h. Claudette Colbert as Margo Channing in All About Eve

4. Which of the following was not a real theatrical feature film?

a. A Kiss Before Dying
b. Kiss Me Good Night
c. Kisses for My President
d. A Kiss for Corliss
e. Kiss Me Deadly
f. Kiss Daddy Good Night
g. Kiss Me Kill Me
h. Kiss Me, Stupid
i. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
j. Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die
k. Kiss the Other Sheik
l. The Kiss Before the Mirror

5. All these songs were Top 10 hits in the ’70s except…

a. ”Theme From Love Story (Where Do I Begin),” by Andy Williams (1971)
b. ”Theme From Shaft,” by Isaac Hayes (1971)
c. ”Love Theme From The Godfather,” by Andy Williams (1972)
d. ”Dueling Banjos” from Deliverance, by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell (1973)
e. ”Tubular Bells” from The Exorcist, by Mike Oldfield (1974)
f. The disco-ready ”Star Wars Theme,” by Meco (1977)
h. ”Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky),” by Bill Conti (1977)

Answers, one point each:
1: c
2: d
3: e
4: b
5: c — it reached No. 34

True or False
1. Martin Scorsese often casts his mother, Catherine, in his films. Her big scene as a passenger in Taxi Driver got cut, but she did make it into final prints of…

a. Mean Streets
b. GoodFellas
c. Raging Bull
d. Who’s That Knocking at My Door?
e. The Last Temptation of Christ
f. The King of Comedy

2. Credits are spoken, rather than written, in

a. Fahrenheit 451
b. M*A*S*H
c. The Terror (1928)
d. Talk of the Town
e. The Magnificent Ambersons
f. Tune In Tomorrow…

3. Continuity goofs occur in The Wizard of Oz when

a. A munchkin screams before the Wicked Witch
b. Buddy Ebsen, not Jack Haley, plays the Tin Man in a few long shots.
c. Dorothy’s braids change length repeatedly during ”If I Only Had a Brain.”
d. The sound of chirping chicks cuts off suddenly as Garland begins singing ”Over the Rainbow.”
e. Someone clearly says, ”Hi, Judy” during ”Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead.”

Answers, one point each:
1: a, b, d, f are true, c and e false
2: all true but d
3: a, c, d, are true, b and e false

Oral Exam
1. Demi Moore asks that you pronounce her first name

a. DEM-ee
b. DEE-my
c. Duh-MY
d. Duh-MEE

2. Film festival Cannes rhymes with

a. fan
b. fawn
c. Bonn

3. Film noir sounds most like

a. film noyer
b. film n’wah
c. film nar
d. film nuh-weer

4. To keep snotty French people from laughing at you, say ”mise-en-scene” (a tony term for frame composition) the way you’d say

a. ease on, zen
b. Ms. in pain
c. rise and sheen

Answers, one point each:
1: d
2: a
3: b
4: a)