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Quiz about Pubs and Alcohol on the Big Screen
Quiz about Pubs and Alcohol on the Big Screen

Pubs and Alcohol on the Big Screen Quiz


If you want to win an Oscar get drinking! Alcohol has played a big role in films from both sides of the Atlantic. See how much you can remember.

A multiple-choice quiz by Snowman. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Snowman
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
272,925
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
1374
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. In the movies, what drink does James Bond usually request? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In "The Big Lebowski" what is The Dude's favourite drink? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which of the following won an Oscar for their contribution to the 1962 film "Days of Wine and Roses"? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The film "Whisky Galore!" is based on the novel of the same name by which author? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Who won a best actor Oscar for his portrayal of alcoholic Don Birnam in "The Lost Weekend"? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In which fictional Camden pub does Withnail order "Two large gins, two pints of cider, ice in the cider", in "Withnail and I"? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which pub is the scene of the very last drink Jack Goodman would ever have in "An American Werewolf in London"? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. If you want to win an Oscar get drinking! Which of these actors' portrayal of a drunkard has not netted him a statuette? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which real-life husband and wife team played the heavy-drinking and heavy fighting couple George and Martha, in Mike Nichols debut feature 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Based on the Booker Prize winning novel by Graham Swift which 2001 film starring Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren, concerns the scattering of the ashes of Jack Dodd by his fellow drinkers at The Coach and Horses, in Bermondsey? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In the movies, what drink does James Bond usually request?

Answer: Martini - Shaken, not Stirred

Bond first orders this drink in "Goldfinger" and many further requests are made in subsequent films. Bond does not always have his martinis this way - in "You Only Live Twice" Bond accepts a drink that is "stirred, not shaken".

According to "The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks" a shaken Martini is properly called a Bradford.
2. In "The Big Lebowski" what is The Dude's favourite drink?

Answer: White Russian

Defined by the International Bartenders Association as an after-dinner cocktail, a White Russian is a mixture of vodka, coffee liqueur and milk or cream. The cocktail did not originate from Russia, getting its name simply because vodka is its main ingredient.

In the film, The Dude, played by Jeff Bridges, drinks a total of nine White Russians.
3. Which of the following won an Oscar for their contribution to the 1962 film "Days of Wine and Roses"?

Answer: Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer - Best Original Song

Mancini and Mercer won for the title song.

The film tells the story of Joe Clay, a young alcoholic (played by Lemmon) who marries Lee Remick's Kirsten and makes her an alcoholic too, so that she can share his "passion". Both Lemmon and Remick were nominated for their performances but lost out to Gregory Peck ("To Kill a Mockingbird") and Anne Bancroft ("The Miracle Worker") respectively. Blake Edwards did not receive an Oscar nomination.
4. The film "Whisky Galore!" is based on the novel of the same name by which author?

Answer: Compton Mackenzie

The novel is based upon a true story of how, during World War II, the population of a small Scottish island group raised the wreckage of a ship that had sunk off its coast, after discovering that the ship's cargo was whisky, which was being rationed at the time.
5. Who won a best actor Oscar for his portrayal of alcoholic Don Birnam in "The Lost Weekend"?

Answer: Ray Milland

Milland was cast in the role of Birnam, despite the fact that the studio had demanded a star got the part, due to the controversial nature of the film's subject (Milland was a well-regarded actor but had not yet attained star status).

Cary Grant was rumoured to have been amongst several high profile names who turned the film down and director Billy Wilder's first choice for the role, Jose Ferrer, was rejected by the studio.

Milland's Oscar was one of four that the film won in total including Best Director and Best Screenplay for Billy Wilder.
6. In which fictional Camden pub does Withnail order "Two large gins, two pints of cider, ice in the cider", in "Withnail and I"?

Answer: Mother Black Cap

The pub used to film this scene was originally called the Tavistock Arms as it was located, not in Camden, but in Tavistock Crescent in Notting Hill. Similarly it is now known as The Crescent having spent a few years sharing its name with the pub in the film.

The name of the fictional pub could well have come from the names of two real-life Camden pubs, The Black Cap and Mother Red Cap.
7. Which pub is the scene of the very last drink Jack Goodman would ever have in "An American Werewolf in London"?

Answer: The Slaughtered Lamb

The Slaughtered Lamb is to be found on the edge of the Yorkshire moors and is visited by American students, Jack and David, in the course of their walking tour of England. Shortly after leaving the hostelry, the two are set upon by an unknown beast and Jack is killed. The pub sign, which is seen as the two enter the pub, shows the pub's name but curiously the image on it depicts not a slaughtered lamb but the decapitated head of a wolf on a pole.

A real-life Slaughtered Lamb pub can be found in Clerkenwell, East London, although it bears no resemblance whatsoever to the pub in the film.
8. If you want to win an Oscar get drinking! Which of these actors' portrayal of a drunkard has not netted him a statuette?

Answer: Dudley Moore

Dudley Moore was nominated as best actor for his performance as alcoholic, Arthur Bach, in 'Arthur' but didn't win, losing out to Henry Fonda's final screen appearance in 'On Golden Pond'. John Gielgud did, however, win the Best Supporting Actor for his role as Arthur's butler.

Nicolas Cage won the Oscar for his performance in 1995's 'Leaving Las Vegas', Robert Duvall for 'Tender Mercies' in 1983 and Lee Marvin for his duel role as a drunken gunfighter and a sadistic gun for hire in 1965's 'Cat Ballou'.
9. Which real-life husband and wife team played the heavy-drinking and heavy fighting couple George and Martha, in Mike Nichols debut feature 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

Answer: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

Based on Edward Albee's stage play about a young married couple who are invited to the home of George and Martha for a nightcap after a party, 'Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?' is another alcohol-fuelled picture to wow the voters at the Academy Awards. Taylor and supporting actress Sandy Dennis won Oscars whilst Burton and supporting actor George Segal gained nominations.

The picture garnered 13 nominations in total.
10. Based on the Booker Prize winning novel by Graham Swift which 2001 film starring Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren, concerns the scattering of the ashes of Jack Dodd by his fellow drinkers at The Coach and Horses, in Bermondsey?

Answer: Last Orders

The pub that was used to film the scenes at The Coach and Horses was Wishing Well Inn in Peckham, only a few miles from where the book was based.

'Last Orders' was the fifth film in which Caine and Hoskins had both appeared, whilst Mirren had previously appeared with Hoskins in 'The Long Good Friday' but it was the first time that all three had appeared in the same film.
Source: Author Snowman

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