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Platoon - The scene with Elias reaching his hands to the sky is a recreation of a photograph by Art Greenspon.Which film was marketed with a tag line "The first casualty of war is innocence"?

       a. Apocalypse Now
       b. Platoon
       c. Killing Fields
       d. A Soldier's Story


Turing test - The movie is heavy with symbolism and has been referenced countless times throughout the years.What is the other name for the "Voight-Kampff" test we saw in Blade Runner?

       a. Pregnancy test
       b. Malthusian test
       c. Turing test
       d. The Law of Robotics


Manny Ribera - The 'f' word is used over 200 times in the movie.What was Steven Bauer's character in Scarface?

       a. Tony Montana
       b. Frank Lopez
       c. Manny Ribera
       d. Alejandro Sosa


Syndey Pollack - Tootsie was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, but only managed to scrape one. Bummers.Who directed the 1982 hit Tootsie?

       a. Dustin Hoffman
       b. Syndey Pollack
       c. Robb Reiner
       d. Barry Levinson


An ear - Blue Velvet is often compared to Psycho for being one of the first of its kind to graphically portray violence.What was the object found in the middle of the field in Blue Velvet?

       a. An ear
       b. A finger
       c. A gun
       d. A wallet


Autism - Rain Man was referenced in Tropic Thunder. With the quote, 'You never go full retard'.Raymond Babbitt is impaired with what disease (Rain Man)?

       a. ADHD
       b. Schizophrenia
       c. Autism
       d. Dyspraxia


One - The lack of Nazis among the crew is seen as rather accurate, as the German navy was one of the least pro-Nazi branches of the army.How many Nazis are on board of the U-Boat in Das Boot?

       a. The whole crew
       b. Two
       c. One
       d. None


Puyi - This was the first movie filmed in the Forbidden City.What is the name of the last emperor of China (The Last Emperor)?

       a. Puyi
       b. Yixuan
       c. Zaifeng
       d. Wanrong


Samuel L. Jackson - It took Spike Lee only 2 weeks to write the script.Who plays the local DJ in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing?

       a. John Savage
       b. Martin Lawrence
       c. Samuel L. Jackson
       d. Spike Lee


Nakatomi Plaza - Nakatomi was, in fact, Fox Plaza in Los Angeles.What is the name of the building in Die Hard?

       a. Washington Dulles Building
       b. Nakatomi Plaza
       c. Fox Plaza
       d. Ford Tower


Smell the Glove - Many rock musicians stated that the situations in the movie are way too real for them to be laughed at.What is the name of the new album released by Spinal Tap in the movie "This Is Spinal Tap"?

       a. Smell the Glove
       b. Shark Sandwich
       c. Stonehenge
       d. Rock in a Hard Place


Daniel Day-Lewis - Many scenes were filmed with the use of a mirror, because Daniel Day-Lewis couldn't control his left foot with as much dexterity, as his right foot.Who played Christy Brown in My Left Foot?

       a. Daniel Day-Lewis
       b. Dennis Hopper
       c. John Cusack
       d. Jon Voight


He makes her laugh - Lloyd, who played Judge Doom, did not blink during the filming to portray his character more accurately.Why is Jessica attracted to Roger (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)?

       a. She needs Roger's money
       b. Their parents arranged their marriage
       c. He makes her laugh
       d. She pities him


Jodi Benson - The director wanted the same person to sing and perform the dialogue.Who voices princess Ariel (Little Mermaid)?

       a. Kathleen Turner
       b. Jodi Benson
       c. Julianne Moore
       d. Cameron Diaz


Cambodia - The Khmer Rouge regime was one of the most violent regimes of the 20th century.What country does most of the movie, Killing Fields, take place in?

       a. Cambodia
       b. Vietnam
       c. Sri Lanka
       d. Thailand



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