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Quiz about The Melancholy World of Tim Burton
Quiz about The Melancholy World of Tim Burton

The Melancholy World of Tim Burton Quiz


How much do you know about Tim Burton and his films? Ten questions to test your knowledge of one of the finest directors in the business today.

A multiple-choice quiz by AndyMorton. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
AndyMorton
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
310,223
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
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713
Last 3 plays: Guest 98 (10/10), Guest 80 (0/10), Guest 168 (4/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. It is a common misconception that Tim Burton directed the 1993 holiday classic "The Nightmare Before Christmas". Who actually directed this film? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Christopher Walken appeared in the 1999 film "Sleepy Hollow" alongside Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci. Which other Tim Burton film has Walken starred in? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which of these actors did NOT appear in Burton's 2003 film "Big Fish"? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What was Tim Burton's first film to win an Academy Award? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Of the following films directed by Tim Burton, which one was released in 1989 and grossed more money than the others at the Box Office? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which of the following actors were killed off by the invading Martians in the 1996 comedy science fiction film "Mars Attacks"? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Danny Elfman has collaborated on the score for all but two of Tim Burton's movies. "Sweeney Todd" was one that he did NOT collabrate with Tim on, but which of the following was the other? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Jack Skellington from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" has made a brief appearance in a couple of Tim Burton's films. In which of the following did he appear? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In the 1988 release "Beetlejuice", what was the name of the handbook that the Maitland's consulted? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which of these Burton regulars did NOT lend their voice to the 2005 stop-motion-animation film "Corpse Bride"? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. It is a common misconception that Tim Burton directed the 1993 holiday classic "The Nightmare Before Christmas". Who actually directed this film?

Answer: Henry Selick

Feeling unsatisfied after another successful Halloween, Jack Skellington stumbled upon "Christmas Town" and set out to better Santa Claus by creating the greatest Christmas ever. However things didn't go quite according to plan.

Henry Selick also directed the 2009 film "Coraline".

Danny Elfman provided Jack Skellington's singing voice during the film. He is Tim Burton's long time Composer.

Caroline Thompson wrote the screenplay for the film along with and has collaborated on many others with Burton.

Chris Sarandon provided the normal voice of Jack Skellington.
2. Christopher Walken appeared in the 1999 film "Sleepy Hollow" alongside Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci. Which other Tim Burton film has Walken starred in?

Answer: Batman Returns

Walken portrayed "Max Shreck", a powerful business mogul who also happened to be Seline "Catwoman" Kyle's boss. Later in the film, he allied himself with The Penguin and assisted in his run for mayor. In the final battle, Shreck met his end and the hands of Catwoman and her powerful electric tazer.

It was Christmas time in Gotham and Batman found himself up against not one, but three adversaries. The Penguin sought revenge on a City that turned it's back on him by planning a missile launch in the heart of Gotham, using Emperor Penguins to transport the missiles into position. Catwoman sought Max Shreck, the man who pushed her out of the window and to her apparent death...only to be brought back to life by cats.

Bruce Wayne (Batman) and Seline Kyle (Catwoman) were also involved in a relationship during this film. They let slip their alter ego's whilst dancing at the Gotham Ball. "Mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it," remarked Kyle. "But a kiss can be even deadlier," replied Wayne echoing an exchange that Batman and Catwoman had previously in the film.
3. Which of these actors did NOT appear in Burton's 2003 film "Big Fish"?

Answer: Martin Landau

Edward Bloom was dying. Before he died, his estranged son wanted to find out the truth about his father's life. Edward recounted his life story in his own unique, exaggerated way, sharing a life full of fantastic events with his son. Will tried to get to know his father and find the truth, discovering that his father did indeed lead an extraordinary life and that storytelling was his finest achievement.

Albert Finney starred as the lead character Edward Bloom. Ewan McGregor portrayed a young Edward Bloom.

Danny DeVito played Amos Calloway, the Circus Ringmaster who gave Edward and Karl jobs with his circus.

Steve Buscemi portrayed Norther Winslow, a poet from Ashton who later in the film was seen to be a bank robber, then a stock broker.

Martin Landau won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Tim Burton's 1994 biopic "Ed Wood".
4. What was Tim Burton's first film to win an Academy Award?

Answer: Beetlejuice

"Beetlejuice" won an Oscar for "Best Makeup" at the 61st Academy Awards.

The plot of this film revolved around a recently deceased couple (The Maitlands) and their attempts to scare off the new family that had moved into their old home. The Maitlands called on Beetlejuice to help them but soon found that they had gotten more than they bargained for dealing with the "bio-exorcist".

"Pee Wee's Big Adventure" was never nominated for an award.

"Batman" scored a win the in the "Best Art Direction" category.

"Edward Scissorhands" was nominated in the "Best Makeup" category but ultimately lost out to "Dick Tracy".
5. Of the following films directed by Tim Burton, which one was released in 1989 and grossed more money than the others at the Box Office?

Answer: Batman

After Jack Napier took a fall into a vat of acid, he re-emerged as "The Joker". Blaming Batman for his disfigured look, he sought revenge against all of Gotham City on the eve of the city's 200th Birthday Celebrations. However, after a battle on top of a Cathedral, Batman emerged victorious, sending "The Joker" plummeting to his death.

"Batman" grossed $413 million worldwide, the third highest grossing film of the Batman Franchise (behind the Christopher Nolan directed "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight").

"Batman Returns" made $293 million worldwide.

"Beetlejuice" grossed just over $73 million after its release in 1988.

"Edward Scissorhands" made $86 million worldwide in 1990.
6. Which of the following actors were killed off by the invading Martians in the 1996 comedy science fiction film "Mars Attacks"?

Answer: All of them

Martians announced that they have "Come in Peace", before attempting to incinerate everyone on the planet...eventually falling to the their only weakness, Slim Whitman's song, "Indian Love Call". Most of the main cast were bumped off in this amusing (yet strange choice for Burton) film.

Glenn Close's character was killed by a falling chandelier when the Martians invaded the White House.

Michael J. Fox played a network news anchor. He was incinerated whilst attempting to save his girlfriend.

Jack Black starred as a US soldier who was killed by the Martians during a siege after his gun clip malfunctioned.
7. Danny Elfman has collaborated on the score for all but two of Tim Burton's movies. "Sweeney Todd" was one that he did NOT collabrate with Tim on, but which of the following was the other?

Answer: Ed Wood

Howard Shore scored "Ed Wood" in Danny Elfman's absence. Rumour has it that Burton and Elfman had fallen out at this time.

"Ed Wood" was a biopic, detailing the life of the cult film maker "Edward D. Wood Jnr.". The film concentrated on the period of Wood's life when he made some of his best known films, including the cult classic B-Movie "Plan 9 From Outer Space".
8. Jack Skellington from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" has made a brief appearance in a couple of Tim Burton's films. In which of the following did he appear?

Answer: Beetlejuice

Jack's head sat atop Beetlejuice's carousel hat in one of the scenes where he attempted to scare the Deetze Family away.

Jack Skellington also made an appearance in "James and the Giant Peach" during a pirate scene as a captain. This film was directed by Henry Selick who also directed "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Coraline".
9. In the 1988 release "Beetlejuice", what was the name of the handbook that the Maitland's consulted?

Answer: Handbook for the Recently Deceased

After their "accident", the Maitlands returned home dripping wet with no recollection of how they got home.

Adam went back to retrace their steps yet mysteriously appeared in a desert where we saw the Sandworm for the first time. Hauling him back inside the house, Barbara pointed out that he'd been gone for hours (to the viewer and Adam it was mere minutes). During that time she had discovered that she could not see her reflection in any mirrors and that a rather disturbing book had appeared near the sofa.

When Adam (Alec Baldwin) first picked up the handbook, he mistakenly read it as the "Handbook for the Recently Diseased". Barbara (Geena Davis) corrected him. She then correctly pointed out "I don't think we survived the crash".
10. Which of these Burton regulars did NOT lend their voice to the 2005 stop-motion-animation film "Corpse Bride"?

Answer: Michael Keaton

Whilst out in the forest practicing his lines before his impending marriage to Victoria, Victor (Johnny Depp) accidentally found himself married to the "Corpse Bride" Emily.

Michael Keaton has not worked with Tim Burton since "Batman Returns" in 1992.

Christopher Lee had appeared in Burton's previous films "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Sleepy Hollow" prior to working on "Corpse Bride".

Michael Gough is perhaps best known for his portrayal of "Alfred Pennywork" in the original four Batman films, staying on with the project after Tim Burton left the franchise.

Danny Elfman provided the voice for "Bonejangles" in this film.
Source: Author AndyMorton

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