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"Each of these movies includes at least one scene where the characters are watching another movie. How well do you remember them?"
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(1993) Nora Ephron's "Sleepless in Seattle" featured an old, romantic movie that was either watched, or referred to by a number of the movie's characters. Annie and Becky were watching it (and crying over it) when Annie composed her letter to Sam, choosing the suggested meeting place from the climatic scene in the film. Sam's sister, Suzy was a big fan, and recognized the reference in Annie's letter. Even Jessica, Jonah's friend, knew the movie, and convinced Jonah that he had to go and meet the writer of the letter.
What was the name of this film within the film?
An Affair to Remember
Arsenic and Old Lace
Once Upon a Time
(1999) Paul Edgecomb was in charge of Death Row in a 1930's prison. It was his job to oversee the execution of prisoners, including John Coffey, a man who was not only innocent of the crimes he was sentenced to die for, but who also had an amazing gift for healing. Edgecomb struggled a great deal with his dilemma, aided only by Coffey's willingness to lay down his burden and find eternal rest. Before Coffey was executed, the guards allowed him his last request, to see a moving picture show. He watched this with the wide-eyed enjoyment of a child.
What was the name of this amazing movie from 1999?
Dead Man Walking
The Green Mile
I Want to Live
(1984) Billy's father brought him home a very unusual Christmas gift with three strict rules: keep it out of bright light, don't get it wet, and don't feed it after midnight. Billy soon found out why these rules were so important, when they were accidentally broken. The town became overrun with little monsters that took time off from their destruction to watch "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" at the local theatre.
What was the name of this funny, yet scary film?
(One Word - 8 letters)
(1981) In "An American Werewolf in London", two young men were attacked by a werewolf while wandering the English moors. Jack was killed outright, but David soon found that he was becoming a werewolf himself. David was frequently visited by both his friend Jack, in progressive stages of decay, and his victims. They all kept trying to convince David to kill himself, so that their souls could find rest.
What kind of movie was playing when they gathered together at the theatre?
an adult movie
a movie about werewolves
(2001) Jennifer Lopez was "The Wedding Planner", a young woman who made the colossal mistake of falling in love with the groom of one of the weddings she had been hired to coordinate. Who played the intended groom, a doctor who she bumped into at the screening of an outdoor movie?
(1967) Loosely based on a true story, this film told of a pair of lovers who formed a gang and robbed banks for a living, in the 1930s. The first time that a robbery went wrong and they ended up having to kill a man, they escaped to a movie theatre to deal with their feelings about what had happened. Ironically enough, the movie they were watching was "Gold Diggers", which contained the song "We're in the Money".
What was the name of this powerful film?
The Road to Perdition
Bonnie and Clyde
The James Gang
(1991) Oliver Stone's masterpiece, "JFK", examined the Kennedy assassination, and the subsequent government effort to blame the killing on a lone gunman. Kevin Costner played Jim Garrison, the District Attorney for New Orleans whose office brought charges against a New Orleans' businessman for being part of the conspiracy to kill the president. What was the name of the man who filmed the actual assassination, a film that Garrison used to prove the existence of a conspiracy?
(1996) Driven by a need to understand tornadoes, and gather information to help develop better warning systems, Dr. Jo Harding and her team spent a great deal of time chasing storms. When her ex-husband tried to get her to sign divorce papers, he got drawn back into the excitement of the chase. In an attempt to launch sensors into the eye of a tornado, the team chased a few of them across the country. They were unprepared for the one that hit while they were at a drive-in movie watching "The Shining".
What was the name of this surprisingly entertaining film?
(One Word -7 letters)
(1999) When Lester Burnham's midlife crisis hit, it hit big. He quit his job, and got a new job at the local fast-food joint. He bought himself a muscle car, started smoking dope, that he bought from the teenager next door, and developed an obsession with his teenage daughter's friend. The neighbour's son developed his own obsession, for Lester's daughter, and was seldom seen without his camera. The two spent a lot of time in his bedroom, watching the tapes that he had made.
Who played Lester Burnham in "American Beauty"?
(1971) Alex was a nasty young man who enjoyed Beethoven and inflicting pain. When imprisoned for murder, he was given the opportunity to be a subject in an experiment that explored the possibility of behavioural conditioning to eliminate his lust for violence. With the promise of a shorter jail sentence, Alex agreed. The aversive conditioning involved receiving painful stimuli, while being forced to watch the Nazi film "A Triumph of the Will".
What controversial movie was this?
A Clockwork Orange
O Lucky Man!
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