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Quiz about Movies and Their Directors
Quiz about Movies and Their Directors

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Match the classic movie to its director.

A matching quiz by debodun. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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4 mins
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Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Avg Score
8 / 10
Last 3 plays: Guest 81 (10/10), angostura (10/10), Guest 82 (10/10).
Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. West Side Story (1961)  
  Alfred Hitchcock
2. Stalag 17 (1953)  
  Stanley Kubrick
3. The Quiet Man (1952)  
  Vincente Minnelli
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)  
  Henry Koster
5. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)  
  John Huston
6. Harvey (1950)  
  Robert Wise
7. Moby Dick (1956)  
  John Ford
8. The Ten Commandments (1956)  
  Ronald Neame
9. Tea and Sympathy (1956)  
  Billy Wilder
10. Family Plot (1976)  
  Cecil B. DeMille

Most Recent Scores
Sep 14 2023 : Guest 81: 10/10
Sep 04 2023 : angostura: 10/10
Sep 02 2023 : Guest 82: 10/10
Sep 01 2023 : Guest 24: 8/10
Aug 18 2023 : Guest 50: 6/10
Aug 06 2023 : Guest 174: 8/10

Score Distribution

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. West Side Story (1961)

Answer: Robert Wise

Wise won an Academy Award for his work on this movie about rival gangs, the Jets and Sharks. Using the theme of "Romeo and Juliet", a former Jet falls in love with the sister of a Shark member which spells tragedy for some. Wise directed over 40 movies and shared directing duties with Jerome Robbins on "WSS". Wise directed everything from musicals, to light comedies, to serious drama.

Some of his other directing credits are "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951), "The Sound of Music" (1965, which also won Wise an Oscar), and "The Sand Pebbles " (1966).
2. Stalag 17 (1953)

Answer: Billy Wilder

Wilder was a European immigrant, becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1934. Beside being a prolific director in many movie genres in his 40+ year career, he was also a producer and screenwriter. He was the first person to win Oscars for directing, producing and screenwriting for the same movie with "The Apartment" (1960).

Some of his other popular movies are "Double Indemnity" (1944), "Sunset Boulevard" (1950), "The Seven Year Itch" (1955) and "Some Like It Hot" (1959). His epitaph incorporates the last line from "Some Like it Hot": "I'm a writer, but nobody's perfect".
3. The Quiet Man (1952)

Answer: John Ford

"The Quiet Man" was just that for its star, John Wayne. His role was untypically a non-action, non-war, non-western hero. It's about a retired boxer who returns to his native Ireland to find a peaceful life. This movie won Ford an Oscar. Ford and Wayne collaborated in 14 films. Ford was famous for his western epics.

Some of his best-known movies are "Stagecoach" (1939), "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), "How Green was My Valley (1941), "My Darling Clementine" (1946) and "Mr. Roberts" (1955).
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Answer: Stanley Kubrick

Besides directing some of Hollywood's most cutting-edge movies, Kubrick was also a screenwriter, producer and photographer. His films often dealt with the theme of the major character's inner conflicts. He directed thirteen theatrical movies such as "Lolita" (1962), "Doctor Strangelove" (1964), "A Clockwork Orange" (1971) and "The Shining" (1980).

He was working on his last film "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999) when he passed in his sleep at age 70.
5. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

Answer: Ronald Neame

Neame was a British-born director and another triple threat - director, producer and screenwriter. He had a 50+ year career in film making, was a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and received a BAFTA Fellowship for his work in the cinema. Living to be almost 100 years old, it is alleged that when questioned about his age he quipped, "When people ask me about the secret to my longevity, I say the honest answer is two large vodkas at lunchtime and three large scotches in the evening." Some of his other well-known films are "I Could Go on Singing" (1963), "The Chalk Garden" (1964), "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969), and "The Odessa File" (1974).
6. Harvey (1950)

Answer: Henry Koster

Koster was born in Berlin, Germany in 1905. There he broke into show business as a writer, scenarist and assistant director in Germany's film industry. He emigrated to America in 1936. He started at Universal Studios and directed over 40 films among those: "The Bishop's Wife" (1947), "The Inspector General" (1949) and "The Robe" (1953).
7. Moby Dick (1956)

Answer: John Huston

"Moby Dick" starred Gregory Peck as the obsessed whaling captain, Ahab, and Richard Basehart as Ishmael, sole survivor of the ill-fated voyage. Ahab is in search of a white whale whom he blames for the loss of his leg. Huston was an actor, screenwriter, director, activist, and something of a rebel, even by Hollywood standards.

He was the son of actor Walter Huston and father of actress Angelica Huston. Some of his better known movie directorships are in "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), "The Treasure of Sierra Madre" (1948), "The African Queen" (1948) and "The Unforgiven" (1960).
8. The Ten Commandments (1956)

Answer: Cecil B. DeMille

"The Ten Commandments" is arguably the film that made Charlton Heston a major movie star, portraying the Biblical leader, Moses. Cecil Blount DeMille worked on some 70 films beginning in the silent era and well into "talkies". He is regarded by some movie historians as the "founding father" of the Hollywood movie industry.

His films are legendary for their epic nature. Some of his sound movies are, "The Sign of the Cross" (1932), "Cleopatra" (1934), "The Plainsman" (1936) and "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952).
9. Tea and Sympathy (1956)

Answer: Vincente Minnelli

Minnelli was best known for directing MGM musicals in their heyday, but he also directed some well-received dramas. He met Judy Garland while directing her. They married and their daughter, Liza, became a famous entertainer in her own right. Her first movie role was a cameo in the last scene of "In the Good Old Summertime" as Judy's and Van Johnson's daughter.

Other movies directed by Minnelli are: "The Pirate" (1948), "Father of the Bride" (1950), "The Bandwagon" (1953) and "Lust for Life" (1956).
10. Family Plot (1976)

Answer: Alfred Hitchcock

Known by film buffs as "The Master of Suspense", British-born Hitchcock was best known for his plot twists and surprise endings. He was also famous for making cameo appearances in his films, usually doing it early so viewers could then concentrate on the picture.

He had one daughter, Patricia, who was an actress and appeared in several episodes of his eponymous TV series. Perhaps his most parodied film is "Psycho" (1960). Some of his best-known movies include "The 39 Steps" (1935), "Rear Window" (1954), "Vertigo" (1958) and "The Birds" (1963).
Source: Author debodun

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