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  • Author Stephen Graves and Ced Yuen
  • Published August 27, 2013

Test your movie knowledge and win a TV

Here’s your chance to win an LG Smart TV by entering a fiendish movie quiz – will you be the only one?


The winner has been announced and the answers have been revealed. See here


THE MOVIE QUIZ IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you for all your support and entries.


Think you really know films? Would you like a spanking new Smart TV to watch your massive Blu-ray collection? Here’s your chance to test both theories. We’ve got a brand new 42-inch LA740V LG Smart TV to give away – but we’re going to make you earn it.


Stephen Graves (Stuff.tv) and Ced Yuen (What HiFi? Sound & Vision) have put together this fiendish quiz. Take your time, fire up a well-known search engine, dust off your movie encyclopaedia and give yourself a chance to win that TV.


Email entries with contact details to howtoliveit@haymarket.com, subject “Movie quiz”, by midnight Wednesday October 2, 2013. Competition rules at end of quiz.


Teasing trailers
1 Which of these directors has not made a 3D film?
Martin Scorsese
James Cameron
Alfred Hitchcock
Christopher Nolan


2 In which film does James Bond first use a car phone?
Tomorrow Never Dies
A View to A Kill
The Spy Who Loved Me
From Russia With Love


3 How many films has Clint Eastwood both directed and starred in?


4 This actor has appeared in the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Pink Panther, Superman and Batman franchises. Who is he?


5 Mark Wahlberg’s Dirk Diggler famously murders Stan Bush’s 80s power ballad ‘The Touch’ in Boogie Nights. But what film did the song first appear in?


Don’t give up the day job – musicians in films
6 Which films feature the following actors and musicians
(in acting roles)?

a) Liam Neeson, Jim Carrey, Guns N’ Roses
b) Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine, David Bowie
c) Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé Knowles
d) Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Gwen Stefani


Films within films
7 In which films do the following fake movies appear?
a) Satan’s Alley
b) Laughing Bandit
c) Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
d) Angels with Filthy Souls


Drinking houses
8 In which films do the following fictional pubs appear?
a) The Slaughtered Lamb
b) The Winchester
c) The Mother Black Cap
d) The Duke of Burgundy


Mega McGuffins
9 Alfred Hitchcock was famed for his use of “McGuffins” – objects around which the plots of his films revolved. What films did the following McGuffins appear in?
a) Plans for an aircraft engine
b) A spare apartment key
c) An envelope containing $40,000 in stolen money
d) Government secrets on microfilm


It’s whassiss name from whassitcalled
10 Which actors have played all three of the following characters?
a) Professor Dumbledore, Oliver Cromwell, Marcus Aurelius
b) King Philip of Macedon, Batman, Doc Holliday
c) Ludwig van Beethoven, Dracula, Lee Harvey Oswald
d) Elizabeth I, Bob Dylan, Katharine Hepburn


Alter ego
11 What are the screen names of the following individuals?
a) Natalie Hershlag
b) Archie Leach
c) Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov
d) Issur Danielovitch


Page to screen
12 What books were the following films based on?
a) Die Hard
b) The Thing
c) Dr Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and
Love the Bomb
d) Planet of the Apes


Secret superheroes
13 In which films do the following superheroes appear?
a) The Crimson Bolt
b) Psycwave
c) Mr Furious
d) Colonel Stars and Stripes


Water, water everywhere
14 In which films do the following sea-going vessels appear?
a) HMS Surprise
b) Jenny
c) SS Lorelei
d) HMS Devonshire


Who’s who
15 Who was the first actor to play James Bond on screen?


16 Which actor has played Batman the most times?


17 Which of these actors played Frankenstein in the 1931 film?
Richard Kiel
Boris Karloff
Colin Clive
Peter Mayhew


From East to West
18 Name the Western adaptation of these Samurai movies
a) Seven Samurai
b) Yojimbo
c) Zatoichi


Deja view
19 These directors have both made a film of the same name. Name that film.
a) Alfred Hitchcock and Gus Van Sant
b) Delmer Daves and James Mangold
c) Paul Verhoeven and Len Wiseman
d) Richard Donner and John Moore


Name game
20 I was a spy, a king and a dragon. Now I am none of those.I was Russian, Spanish and Scottish. Now I am one of those.Who am I?


Odd ones out
21 Which actor is the odd one out – and why? (one point for person, one point for reason)
Christopher Lee
Alec Guinness
Derek Jacobi
Peter Cushing


22 Which of these Coen brothers film is the odd one out – and why? (one point for film, one point for reason)
Blood Simple
The Big Lebowski
Burn After Reading


Behind the scenes
23 Which musical instrument was used to create the water-ripple effect in Jurassic Park?
Jazz flute


24 Buddy Ebsen, the original Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz (1939) had to abandon the part. Why?


25 Alien (1979): The egg chamber was lit with a blue laser borrowed from a band. Who was it?


26 The Artist (2011) made Uggie the Jack Russell a global canine star. But he actually shared the role with two other dogs. Name them.


Trick shots
27 Blade Runner’s title had little to do with the Philip K Dick book it was based on. Whose book did that title actually come from?


28 Some Like It Hot (1959). Tony Curtis couldn’t sustain a high voice for his lady alter ego. Whose voice did they use?


29 How did Marlon Brando puff up his cheeks when filming The Godfather?


30 Who played James Bond in the gun-barrel sequences for the first three EON films?


31 How many octopuses did Min-sik Choi eat in the bar scene
of Oldboy (2004)?


Final legs
32 Name the films from the pictures




Email entries to howtoliveit@haymarket.com , subject “Movie quiz”, by midnight Wednesday October 2, 2013. Write the question number along with your answer and submit with your name and a contact telephone number. One point will be awarded for each correct answer unless otherwise stated. Maximum points 69. Highest score wins the TV – in the event of a tie, the winner will be selected at random from the highest scoring entries. Terms and conditions apply.


Stephen Graves is online deputy editor for Stuff.tv
Ced Yuen is staff writer for
What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision


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