Saturday, August 01, 2009

Plat du jour

Movie quiz

If you get 7 out of 10 right you're a "Movie Star," 4 to 6 right a "Best Supporting Actor" and 3 or less a "Lowly Usher." Answers in the comments. (I got 4 right.)

(1) "The Jazz Singer" was the first talking film. What year did it open?

(2) First animation film ever nominated for "Best Foreign Film" Oscar.

(3) The two films receiving the most nominations for an Oscar are "All About Eve" and "Titanic." How many nominations did each receive?

(4) Name 3 of the 7 actors who played "The Magnificent Seven" (1960).

(5) A film about blacklisting in which Woody Allen starred but did not write or direct.

(6) The actor who holds the record for most leading roles, 142 films.

(7) John Huston directed both his daughter and father in movies for which they each won an Oscar. What movies?

(8) Clark Gable did not win the best actor Oscar for "Gone With the Wind." Who did win that year?

(9) Francis Ford Coppola directed 2 films which won consecutive best picture Oscars. Which films?

(10) Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift were film stars in a Theodore Dreiser tragedy. Which film?

HT to Elliot Kanbar, president of the Quad Cinema

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Plat du jour

Ironically, I saw this while waiting on the line to get into the Katy Perry performance, which stretched half-way around the block.

EDIT: It was the line that stretched half-way around the block, not the performance. The performance pretty much stuck to the stage, and when she tried to crowd surf at the end her security grabbed her legs and wouldn't let her do it.

Headline of the day

Mom of decapitated baby: 'I didn't mean to do it'

This is so sad.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009