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Guild-y Pleasures! - Firsts in the Movies
Grab Bag - Very Difficult
"You won't want to miss 'Firsts in the Movies', an epic several weeks in the making, spanning almost every continent on the globe! Twists and turns will keep you guessing, until the stunning, surprising conclusion! A Quiz Makers Guild Production."
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In 1908, in France, Emile Cohl, influenced by a group calling themselves "The Incoherents", produced what many consider to be the first film of a new genre, "Fantasmagorie". Which genre would that be?
Epic Fantasy film
Marxist documentary film
What was the first full-length movie to use synchronized sound?
The Jazz Singer
In the 1920s, three amazing sisters became the first Australian women to form a company to write, direct and produce feature films. They were the Misses Isobel, Phyllis and Paulette who?
What was the first movie to show a toilet flushing on screen?
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Some Like It Hot
This actress was one of the major stars of the silent era. She is best known for her work in the films of Mack Sennett (with whom she was romantically involved), featuring the Keystone Cops; in these films, she appeared alongside such luminaries as Charlie Chaplin, Marie Dressler, and Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle. She has been credited with having initiated a wildly popular routine in slapstick comedy when, in 1913, she impulsively threw a pie in Arbuckle's face during the filming of "A Noise From the Deep". Who was the actress?
"The Lost World", based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel and directed by Harry O. Hoyt for First National Pictures Inc, achieved a first on April 6, 1925. What was this first?
Academy Award for best picture
Royal Command film show in the UK
Film shown on television
What was the first animated movie to feature a dinosaur?
Gertie the Dinosaur
The Land Before Time
What opened off Wilson Boulevard, Camden, New Jersey, on June 6, 1933?
The world's first drive-in cinema
The world's first newsreel cinema
The world's first multiplex cinema
The world's first air-conditioned cinema
Often cited as the first science fiction film ever made, Georges Méliès' "Le Voyage dans la Lune" ("Trip to the Moon") came out in Paris in 1902. Which of these statements is false about the film?
It was inspired by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells novels.
The Selenites or Lunar Inhabitants were played by acrobats from the Folies-Bergères.
It was one hour long.
Thomas Edison's technicians copied it, re-released it in the States and profited from it.
Released in 1916, "Daughter of the Gods" featured Australian swimmer and actress Annette Kellerman. What movie first did this film contain?
Outdoor "location" scene
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