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  Shining Metal Paths   great trivia quiz  
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Stanley Kubrick (1928-99) was an imaginative and daring director. With few exceptions his films have become classics. Love them or hate them, you remember them... don't you?
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  The Film History of Stanley Kubrick    
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One of the greatest directors in the history of film, let's explore briefly Stanley Kubrick's oeuvre in this quiz. I wish you luck!
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  Kubrick Movies    
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Answer these questions about Stan the Movie Man... very easy.
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  All About Kubrick    
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This is a quiz for all you Kubrick fans out there!
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  Movies of Stanley Kubrick    
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Here's a quiz about some of the famous movies by the late Stanley Kubrick.
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  The Films of Stanley Kubrick    
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By taking this quiz, you will journey through the years of the Vietnam War, into the future for an odyssey and into space as you learn all about the films of Stanley Kubrick.
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What was Kubrick's follow-up to "2001: A Space Odyssey"?

From Quiz "The Films of Stanley Kubrick"

Stanley Kubrick Trivia Questions

1. "The Shining", adapted from a Stephen King novel, is a 1980 Kubrick film. The setting is a deserted mountain hotel in winter. What is the hotel's name?

From Quiz
Shining Metal Paths

Answer: The Overlook

The exterior shots are of the Timberline Lodge in Mount Hood, OR., but in the film it is called The Overlook. Jack Nicholson's character, Jack Torrance, is the winter caretaker and is quite frightening as he begins to be affected by a dead spirit. His metamorphosis and the changes in his family are the basis for this bloody story. The term 'shining' refers to an extrasensory aptitude possessed by Jack's son, Danny. He is seen riding the hallways on his tricycle; the walls run with blood and recurring ghosts appear. At the end, the audience is left to interpret what actually happened. Was the Overlook evil, or did it absorb evil from the people who stayed there? There was much criticism of some of the casting of the film. Other actors considered for the lead were Robert DeNiro, Harrison Ford and Robin Williams. Kubrick stuck with Nicholson, perhaps remembering how convincing he was in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest". Shelley Duval's portrayal was criticized as being predictable, and Stephen King had his own criticism but later rated the film as a favorite. Scatman Crothers was featured as the man who recognises the young boy's aptitude and is later able to help him. One of Nicholson's lines remains on the classics list as, "Heeeeeere's Johnny!" - perhaps the answer to a question in a Kubrick film made 24 years earlier.

2. What was Stanley Kubrick's first film? (It was a short documentary film.)

From Quiz The Films of Stanley Kubrick

Answer: Day of the Fight

This was a short film documentary about the boxer, Walter Cartier.

3. In which Kubrick film does Jack Nicholson run around a haunted hotel, chasing his family with an axe?

From Quiz Kubrick Movies

Answer: 'The Shining'

The only Kubrick horror movie.

4. Kubrick directed 'Spartacus'. Who won the Oscar for best supporting actor?

From Quiz Movies of Stanley Kubrick

Answer: Peter Ustinov

All were in the movie - all did good jobs. Great movie

5. In the 1988 Kubrick film "Full Metal Jacket", who stars as Private 'Joker' Davis?

From Quiz Shining Metal Paths

Answer: Matthew Modine

Matthew Modine has been making movies since 1983, among which are the 2009 film "Little Fish, Strange Pond" and 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises". He has also starred on stage as Atticus Finch in "To Kill A Mockingbird". The first half of "Full Metal Jacket" is dedicated to the grueling basic training course which involves the breakdown of Private Leonard 'Gomer Pyle' Lawrence. Played by Vincent D'Onofrio, Private Pyle is an overweight and mentally challenged soldier. His problems are further worsened by D.I. Hartman, played by R. Lee Ermey, who had been a real marine D.I. and had an amazing aptitude for swearing, insulting and never being fazed. Ermey was first hired as a technical consultant, but proved to Kubrick that he could rant and rave ad lib for long periods of time without interruption, so he got the part. In the second half, those who withstood boot camp have joined the action in Vietnam. Modine plays a reporter for 'Stars and Stripes Magazine', as he witnesses the horrors of war up close. The theme of dehumanisation is carried on throughout this film, and the toll on each man is shown in graphic detail. As usual, Kubrick chose just the right music for the soundtrack, and kept it within the war period: "Wooly Bully", "These Boots" and "Paint It Black" among others.

6. Which Kubrick film was remade in 1997 by director Adrian Lyne?

From Quiz The Film History of Stanley Kubrick

Answer: Lolita

The 1997 version of 'Lolita', based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, starred Jeremy Irons as Humbert Humbert and Dominique Swain As Dolores 'Lolita' Haze. The 1962 original by Kubrick featured James Mason as Humbert and Sue Lyon as the title character. I preferred the 1962 version...ahem!

7. World War III breaks out in which Kubrick Cold War classic?

From Quiz Kubrick Movies

Answer: 'Dr. Strangelove'

Starred Peter Sellers in three roles, including that of the horrible Dr. Strangelove.

8. 'Paths of Glory' was an anti-war film. During what war does the action take place?

From Quiz Movies of Stanley Kubrick

Answer: World War I

Kirk Douglas in the lead

9. The 1957 Kubrick film "Paths of Glory" stars which American actor as Colonel Dax?

From Quiz Shining Metal Paths

Answer: Kirk Douglas

Born Issur Danielovitch in 1916 to Jewish immigrants from Belarus, Kirk Douglas attended acting school, where he met Lauren Bacall, who later helped to get him established as a film star. Douglas played primarily dominant roles and had parts in several war movies. He became one of Hollywood's leading men and is listed as number 17 in the American Film Institute's 'greatest American male screen legends of all time'. In the 1956 film "Lust For Life", he played Vincent Van Gogh, a role for which many thought he deserved an Oscar. "Paths Of Glory" opens in France, 1916 and WWI. Officers live in luxury and make life or death decisions that will reflect well on themselves, while the soldiers in the trenches suffer and die. "The Marseillaise" is heard in a low, menacing tone. Adolphe Menjou is the corrupt and charming General Broulard, commander of French forces, and George Macready is the neurotic General Mireau. When the story begins, the fortified positions of both French and German troops have been held for more than a year; advancements are small and extremely costly. The two French generals decide that their best chance for further promotion is to make a suicidal attack on 'Ant Hill', a position they have no chance of taking. Kirk Douglas plays Colonel Dax, who is horrified when told that he must send his men to certain death. The troops, unable to advance, fall back or are killed. This failure is blamed on their cowardice under fire and three men are chosen to represent the troops in a court martial whose outcome has been predetermined. At the end of their mock trial, the three are sentenced to death by firing squad. The balance of the film shows how these men and the rest of the company react until their execution. A recurring theme in Kubrick films, the atrocity of war, is represented by the men's own leaders whose closest contact with the fighting is through field glasses. Their white gloves are never dirtied. 'The paths of glory lead but to the grave.' is from Thomas Grey's "Elegy in a Country Churchyard".

10. What is Adam Baldwin's nickname in the movie "Full Metal Jacket"?

From Quiz The Films of Stanley Kubrick

Answer: Animal Mother

This is an anti-war movie about the Vietnam War.

11. A crazy private shoots his drill instructor and himself in a bathroom in what Vietnam War drama?

From Quiz Kubrick Movies

Answer: 'Full Metal Jacket'

12. Kubrick also directed 'Barry Lyndon'. Who wrote the novel?

From Quiz Movies of Stanley Kubrick

Answer: Thackeray

Thackeray also wrote 'Vanity Fair'

13. This 1953 Kubrick film runs for 61 to 72 minutes long, depending on cuts, and focuses on how war affects soldiers. What emotions make up the title?

From Quiz Shining Metal Paths

Answer: Fear and Desire

Stanley Kubrick was the jack of all trades for this film; he shot the film, directed, played prop man and did anything else needed. The budget was low even for 1953. The plot was simple: the war is not specified, but four soldiers are trapped behind enemy lines. Fear is always present, and desire takes the form of a young girl found in the woods. The men hatch a plan to ambush and kill two enemy soldiers. When one of the men, Corby (played by Kenneth Harp), locates the enemy through his field glasses, he sees that the two men are exact replicas of himself and his buddy, Fletcher (actor Stephen Colt); the same actors were used for these parts, but in different uniforms. The action progresses like a 'Twilight Zone' episode from there.

14. Complete the line: "You can't fight here! This is... "

From Quiz All About Kubrick

Answer: the war room

This line is heard in "Dr. Strangelove" (1964), Kubrick's funniest film.

15. James Mason is hot for a fourteen-year-old girl in what film?

From Quiz Kubrick Movies

Answer: 'Lolita'

Stanley Kubrick did the black-and-white version of 'Lolita' (1962).

16. Who starred in 'Barry Lyndon'?

From Quiz Movies of Stanley Kubrick

Answer: Ryan O'Neal

One of his better roles.

17. This 1960 Kubrick film was named for the slave who started a revolt in ancient Rome. What is the name?

From Quiz Shining Metal Paths

Answer: Spartacus

Kirk Douglas stars as the leader of the slave rebellion, Spartacus. Douglas was also executive producer. This was the one film over which Kubrick did not exercise complete control, as he was asked by Douglas to direct the film but not given autonomy. Kubrick generally made little comment on this situation afterward. Peter Ustinov as the slave trader, Batiatus, won an Academy award for his part. Charles Laughton, Lawrence Olivier, Jean Simmons and Tony Curtis flesh out the cast. One scene in which Crassus (Olivier) tries to seduce Antoninus (Curtis), his slave, was cut from the film, as it was decided audiences were not ready for it. There is a lot of symbolism in the film, in particular toward the end.

18. This Stanley Kubrick-directed film was based on a novel called 'The Short Timers'.

From Quiz The Film History of Stanley Kubrick

Answer: Full Metal Jacket

Gustav Hasford wrote the 1982 novel 'The Short Timers', while Michael Herr adapted the novel to film with Stanley Kubrick. Only the first two sections of the novel were included in the 'Full Metal Jacket' story, while Kubrick chose to discard the third, called 'Grunts'.

19. What was Kubrick's first film in color?

From Quiz The Films of Stanley Kubrick

Answer: The Seafarers

Kubrick did this film in the year 1953.

20. In "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968), an ape throws a bone in the air. Then the bone turns into...

From Quiz All About Kubrick

Answer: a spaceship

This is one of the most classic scenes in Kubrick's famous science fiction movie.

21. What Kubrick film is a futuristic movie about ultraviolence, rape, and Beethoven?

From Quiz Kubrick Movies

Answer: 'A Clockwork Orange'

22. Which war movie is Kubrick's?

From Quiz Movies of Stanley Kubrick

Answer: Full Metal Jacket

Interesting movie

23. This 1962 Kubrick film starred Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers and James Mason, all revolving around the central figure of what name?

From Quiz Shining Metal Paths

Answer: Lolita

Based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, this film approached a somewhat taboo subject, an older man's lust for a teenage girl, a 'nymphet'. Kubrick took a direct approach to the concept, as most previous films had not. Films featuring sweet young things had long been cloaked in song, dance and other avoidance mechanisms rather than confrontation. Thirteen year old Sue Lyon played the title part convincingly as she was at the right age to understand it. James Mason as the obsessed Humbert Humbert has some lively sparring scenes with Peter Sellers as Claire Quilty. Quilty is aware of Humbert's feelings and thwarts him at every turn. Shelley Winters, Lolita's mother, is not aware and is thrilled that she is getting so much attention from an interesting man. The end is perhaps inevitable, but if you've read the book or seen the movie you know it, and if not, do so.

24. What was Kubrick's follow-up to "2001: A Space Odyssey"?

From Quiz The Films of Stanley Kubrick

Answer: A Clockwork Orange

Both "A Clockwork Orange" and "2001: A Space Odyssey" have futuristic settings.

25. What Kubrick movie is rated G, and features the space ship 'Discovery'?

From Quiz Kubrick Movies

Answer: '2001: A Space Odyssey'

Released in 1968.

26. Kubrick directed 'A Clockwork Orange'. Who wrote the novel?

From Quiz Movies of Stanley Kubrick

Answer: Anthony Burgess

Malcolm McDowell did a great job

27. Stanley Kubrick died when he was 67.

From Quiz The Films of Stanley Kubrick

Answer: f

Stanley Kubrick died at the age of 70 right before he could see the premiere of his last film "Eyes Wide Shut".

28. Who played Barry Lyndon and Lady Lyndon respectively in "Barry Lyndon"?

From Quiz All About Kubrick

Answer: Ryan O'Neal - Marisa Berenson

The original couple in "Barry Lyndon" (1975) was Ryan O'Neal and Marisa Berenson. Shelley Duvall played Jack Nicholson's wife in "The Shining".

29. What Kubrick movie starred Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman?

From Quiz Kubrick Movies

Answer: 'Eyes Wide Shut'

30. Who played the title role in Kubrick's 'Lolita'?

From Quiz Movies of Stanley Kubrick

Answer: Sue Lyon

From the Nabokov novel

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