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Quiz about Spaghetti Eastern
Quiz about Spaghetti Eastern

Spaghetti Eastern Trivia Quiz


The term "Mafia" is so yesterday! Team Kaffeeklatsch challenges you to identify these Italian (and other) gangster films set in USA: call them "Spaghetti Easterns." Thanks to apathy 100 for the Author Challenge,

A matching quiz by shorthumbz. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
shorthumbz
Time
5 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
386,092
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1451
Last 3 plays: Guest 38 (3/10), Guest 216 (5/10), driver88 (8/10).
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1. The evolution of a gangster - from childhood to Witness Protection - one of the greatest crime films ever made.  
  The Departed
2. A portrait of competing crime gangs in Harlem that features dancing, singing, and big bands along with the requisite murder and mayhem.  
  Donnie Brasco
3. The tale of the rise and fall of a monster mobster in Chicago, this 1931 film is a one of the founding epics of the modern gangster movie.   
  Miller's Crossing
4. A hilarious, violent love story of two mob contract killers. A late-career gem for director John Huston.   
  Mickey Blue Eyes
5. A romantic comedy that tells the preposterous story of a hapless "civilian" who wants to marry the daughter of a mobster.  
  Once Upon a Time in America
6. A chronicle of gangsters who rise from Jewish ghetto to leadership in the world of New York organized crime, this story mirrors another of its director's works, that one a western epic.   
  Little Caesar
7. Regarded by many critics as the greatest American film, this operatic crime story is also about men who just want to protect their family.  
  Prizzi's Honor
8. This is an uncharacteristic mob film, which is nevertheless right up the alley occupied by its brilliant creative team. Initially underappreciated by the public, the film has since acquired a cult following.  
  Goodfellas
9. Based on another true story, this film depicts an undercover FBI agent's life as a member of a New York crime family and the older mobster who sponsors him, unaware that he has been taken in by a federal agent.   
  The Cotton Club
10. A remake of a Hong Kong gangster epic, this film tells of the simultaneous infiltration into the mob by law enforcement AND the infiltration into law enforcement by the mob.   
  The Godfather





Select each answer

1. The evolution of a gangster - from childhood to Witness Protection - one of the greatest crime films ever made.
2. A portrait of competing crime gangs in Harlem that features dancing, singing, and big bands along with the requisite murder and mayhem.
3. The tale of the rise and fall of a monster mobster in Chicago, this 1931 film is a one of the founding epics of the modern gangster movie.
4. A hilarious, violent love story of two mob contract killers. A late-career gem for director John Huston.
5. A romantic comedy that tells the preposterous story of a hapless "civilian" who wants to marry the daughter of a mobster.
6. A chronicle of gangsters who rise from Jewish ghetto to leadership in the world of New York organized crime, this story mirrors another of its director's works, that one a western epic.
7. Regarded by many critics as the greatest American film, this operatic crime story is also about men who just want to protect their family.
8. This is an uncharacteristic mob film, which is nevertheless right up the alley occupied by its brilliant creative team. Initially underappreciated by the public, the film has since acquired a cult following.
9. Based on another true story, this film depicts an undercover FBI agent's life as a member of a New York crime family and the older mobster who sponsors him, unaware that he has been taken in by a federal agent.
10. A remake of a Hong Kong gangster epic, this film tells of the simultaneous infiltration into the mob by law enforcement AND the infiltration into law enforcement by the mob.

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The evolution of a gangster - from childhood to Witness Protection - one of the greatest crime films ever made.

Answer: Goodfellas

"As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster." Starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of an out-of-control Mafia wannabe, "Goodfellas" paints a chilling yet mesmerizing picture of mob life through the life story of a real mobster.

The film features the saga of the Lufthansa Heist, in which nearly $6 million was stolen from Kennedy Airport in 1978. It is one of Martin Scorsese's best directorial efforts.
2. A portrait of competing crime gangs in Harlem that features dancing, singing, and big bands along with the requisite murder and mayhem.

Answer: The Cotton Club

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, who had some experience with the gangster genre, "The Cotton Club" portrays life in the famous nightclub through the tale of a jazz trumpeter (Richard Gere), who falls for the girlfriend (Diane Lane) of famous crime boss Dutch Schultz (James Remar) in the 1930s. Featuring Nicolas Cage and Laurence Fishburne as mobsters and the great Bob Hoskins as the owner (among other activities) of the Club.
3. The tale of the rise and fall of a monster mobster in Chicago, this 1931 film is a one of the founding epics of the modern gangster movie.

Answer: Little Caesar

"Little Caesar" made Edward G. Robinson a star, although it simultaneously typecast the versatile actor as a thug. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy (who also directed "The Wizard of Oz") and featuring Douglas Fairbanks as a fellow aspiring gangster, the film chronicles the diverging crime careers of two friends in the Chicago mob.

It features the iconic quote, "Is this the end of Rico?" as Robinson meets his inevitable end.
4. A hilarious, violent love story of two mob contract killers. A late-career gem for director John Huston.

Answer: Prizzi's Honor

Sexy, funny ("Just because she's a thief and a hitter doesn't mean she's not a good woman in all the other departments."), and stunningly violent, "Prizzi's Honor" paints a picture of Brooklyn mob life through its portrayal of the love affair of two competing hit-persons(?), played by Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner. John Huston directed his daughter Anjelica in her Oscar-winning performance as a mob boss in waiting.
5. A romantic comedy that tells the preposterous story of a hapless "civilian" who wants to marry the daughter of a mobster.

Answer: Mickey Blue Eyes

Hugh Grant stars as an art auctioneer who becomes embroiled in the crime activities of a Mafia family through his love for the daughter (Jeanne Tripplehorn) of a Mafioso (James Caan). The FBI ropes him into a plan to capture the bad guys through an elaborate sting operation. Featuring money laundering and real and faked murders, "Mickey Blue Eyes" is most notable for the number of supporting character actors who later turn up in other gangster stories.
6. A chronicle of gangsters who rise from Jewish ghetto to leadership in the world of New York organized crime, this story mirrors another of its director's works, that one a western epic.

Answer: Once Upon a Time in America

Starring Robert De Niro and James Woods, "Once Upon a Time in America" is the final film directed by the legendary Italian director Sergio Leone, who singlehandedly established the "Spaghetti Western" film genre. His 1960s films starring Clint Eastwood as "The Man with No Name" and 1968's "Once Upon a Time in the West," which starred Henry Fonda in a rare appearance as a western baddie, elevated Leone to the Director's Pantheon long before he turned his attention to American crime in 1984's "Once Upon a Time in America".

As De Niro and Woods rob, swindle, rape, and murder their way through New York's hierarchy of organized crime, the film shows how their personal stories of love, corruption, addiction, violence, and betrayal lead to an ultimate confrontation.
7. Regarded by many critics as the greatest American film, this operatic crime story is also about men who just want to protect their family.

Answer: The Godfather

Everything about "The Godfather" is epic. The first of three films that tell the story of the rise to pre-eminence and eventual fall of the Corleone crime family in New York, the original 1972 film stands on its own as one of the best films ever made - period. Directed with meticulous care by Francis Ford Coppola, the film established the careers of Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Diane Keaton, and Talia Shire; and featured Marlon Brando's Oscar-winning performance as patriarch Vito Corleone. Simply perfection.
8. This is an uncharacteristic mob film, which is nevertheless right up the alley occupied by its brilliant creative team. Initially underappreciated by the public, the film has since acquired a cult following.

Answer: Miller's Crossing

Brought to life by the Coen brothers, "Miller's Crossing" tells the story of a crafty mob lieutenant, played by Gabriel Byrne, who manipulates the two sides of an incipient Irish-Italian mob war off against each other - to the advantage of his crime-boss mentor, played by Albert Finney.

As with most Coen plots, there is double-crossing, shady dealings, questionable relationships, and homicide. An initial commercial flop but critical success, "Miller's Crossing" has since acquired its deserved elevated status, due as much to the later popular success of it creators' films as to its own merit.
9. Based on another true story, this film depicts an undercover FBI agent's life as a member of a New York crime family and the older mobster who sponsors him, unaware that he has been taken in by a federal agent.

Answer: Donnie Brasco

Starring Johnny Depp as the undercover FBI agent and Al Pacino (in one of his greatest performances) as his unsuspecting mentor, "Donnie Brasco" also stars Michael Madsen as a crime boss and Anne Heche as Depp's wife. As the story builds to its inevitable conclusion of revealed identities, betrayal, violence, and murder, it questions how a man can live among such gangsters and not eventually adopt their lifestyle as his own.
10. A remake of a Hong Kong gangster epic, this film tells of the simultaneous infiltration into the mob by law enforcement AND the infiltration into law enforcement by the mob.

Answer: The Departed

Set in Boston, "The Departed" is also an homage to its infamous crime boss "Whitey" Bulger and the corrupt FBI agent who protected him. It starred a Murderer's Row of great actors: Jack Nicholson as the crime boss, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon as the opposing lawman and mob infiltrators, Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin as police supervisors, David O'Hara and Ray Winstone as mobsters, and Mark Wahlberg as a profane, violent, yet honest cop.

The film earned its director Martin Scorsese his first Best Director Oscar.
Source: Author shorthumbz

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