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Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.' Quiz


All of these films portray the lives of famous performers and give viewers the bonus of hearing the music they created. Yes, please, play it again!

A multiple-choice quiz by mlcmlc. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
mlcmlc
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
363,217
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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2466
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Tom Hulce was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of a composer and pianist in which of these 1984 films? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which of these movies chronicles the life of the musician who won his first Grammy for singing the theme song of "Midnight Cowboy"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. A 1978 film details the start of a rock and roll legend. Which of these tells the story of the man who started his music career with the Crickets? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Diana Ross starred in a 1972 film based loosely on a jazz singer's autobiography. Can you identify which of these movies tells the story of the singer that made "Strange Fruit" famous? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. A 1952 film portrays the life of a patriotic composer, based on his autobiography. In which of these films do his marches come to life? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Though this 1954 movie based on the life of a big-band leader was originally titled "Moonlight Serenade", what title was it released under? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which of the following 1942 biopic films portrayed the life of a prolific composer, singer, actor and Broadway producer, as acted by James Cagney?
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Question 8 of 10
8. Two biographical movies were produced for this composer and song writer. The first was produced while he was still living. Which of these 2004 movies was produced forty years after his death? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Warner Brothers produced a fictional biography in 1945 of a famous American composer who combined contemporary and classical elements in his compositions. Which of these films includes almost the entire score of his most famous composition that debuted in 1924? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which of these 2005 films has Joaquin Phoenix portraying the early life of a country music star? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Tom Hulce was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of a composer and pianist in which of these 1984 films?

Answer: Amadeus

The film "Amadeus" won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Hulce played the genius, Mozart. The music of Mozart was used as the soundtrack for the film. The soundtrack would reach #56 on "Billboard's" album charts, bringing Mozart to many who had not previously been introduced to his music.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was composing by the age of five, but his best known works were completed as an adult.
2. Which of these movies chronicles the life of the musician who won his first Grammy for singing the theme song of "Midnight Cowboy"?

Answer: Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?

The film is composed of interviews of the family and friends of Harry Nilsson. They describe his rise to fame and the damage to mind and body from drug abuse, and provide insight to his genius.

Harry Edward Nilsson III (1941-1994) had a unique voice and was able to bring a new interpretation to many old standards.
3. A 1978 film details the start of a rock and roll legend. Which of these tells the story of the man who started his music career with the Crickets?

Answer: The Buddy Holly Story

"The Buddy Holly Story" tells of a teenager's rise to fame with the Crickets and their later dissolution.

Buddy Holly (1936-1959) had a short career due to his death in a plane crash, but his music influenced many later artists.
4. Diana Ross starred in a 1972 film based loosely on a jazz singer's autobiography. Can you identify which of these movies tells the story of the singer that made "Strange Fruit" famous?

Answer: Lady Sings the Blues

The movie "Lady Sings the Blues" was nominated for five Academy Awards, and the soundtrack would reach number one on the "Billboard Hot 200 Album Charts".

Billie Holiday (1915-1959) was born Eleanora Fagan. She began by singing in Harlem nightclubs, and would tour with Count Basie and Artie Shaw. In 1939 she performed "Strange Fruit", written by Abel Meeropol, and this would become one of her standard numbers.
5. A 1952 film portrays the life of a patriotic composer, based on his autobiography. In which of these films do his marches come to life?

Answer: Stars and Stripes Forever

"Stars and Stripes Forever" is based on the autobiography of John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), best known for his patriotic marches.

Sousa started as an apprentice in the United States Marine Band, and would compose many marches including "Semper Fidelis" and "Stars and Stripes Forever".
6. Though this 1954 movie based on the life of a big-band leader was originally titled "Moonlight Serenade", what title was it released under?

Answer: The Glenn Miller Story

"The Glenn Miller Story", starring Jimmy Stewart, purports to be a biography of Miller's life, though with a bit of Hollywood license.

Glenn Miller (1904-1944) and his band recorded many swing classics such as "In the Mood" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo". His plane disappeared while flying over the English Channel during World War II.
7. Which of the following 1942 biopic films portrayed the life of a prolific composer, singer, actor and Broadway producer, as acted by James Cagney?

Answer: Yankee Doodle Dandy

George Cohan was able to see a private screening of the film several months before he would succumb to cancer. James Cagney won an Academy Award for best actor, his singing and dancing style much like that of Cohan.

George M. Cohan (1878-1942) was a song writer, composer, playwright, actor, singer, dancer and producer. One of his earned monikers was "the man who owned Broadway".
8. Two biographical movies were produced for this composer and song writer. The first was produced while he was still living. Which of these 2004 movies was produced forty years after his death?

Answer: De-Lovely

"De-Lovely" starts at the time of Cole Porter's death and has flashbacks telling of his life and marriage to Linda Lee Thomas Porter. The soundtrack includes many of his most famous songs.

The first movie "Night and Day" was produced in 1948, a fictional portrayal of Porter's life starring Cary Grant.

Cole Porter (1891-1964) wrote his first song at age eight, and continued producing numbers until 1958. He was both composer and lyricist, creating many songs which are considered American standards.
9. Warner Brothers produced a fictional biography in 1945 of a famous American composer who combined contemporary and classical elements in his compositions. Which of these films includes almost the entire score of his most famous composition that debuted in 1924?

Answer: Rhapsody in Blue

"Rhapsody in Blue" included many fictional elements. However, both "Rhapsody In Blue" and "An American in Paris" are included almost in their entirety. In addition, Anne Brown sings "Summertime" from "Porgy and Bess", reprising a part of the role she originated.

George Gershwin (1898-1937) often worked with his brother, Ira, and together they created many an American standard.
10. Which of these 2005 films has Joaquin Phoenix portraying the early life of a country music star?

Answer: Walk the Line

"Walk the Line" starred Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter.

Johnny Cash (1932-2003) was first recorded in 1955 at Sun Records. He was a composer, song writer, singer, actor and author.
Source: Author mlcmlc

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