Monday, August 18, 2014

The Movie-TV Connection Quiz (August 2014 Edition)

How are Astaire and De Niro connected?
In this edition of the connection game, you will once again be given be a pair or trio of films or performers. Your task is to find the common connection. It could be anything--two stars who acted in the same movie, two movies that share a common theme, etc. As always, don't answer all the questions so others can play, too. There is a single best answer for each question.

1. Henry Fonda and George Gobel. 

2. Ida Lupino and Jodie Foster. 

3. Maureen O'Sullivan and Sean Connery. 

4. Lana Turner and Ursula Andress. 

5. Danny Kaye and Gary Cooper. 

6. Marta Kristen from Lost in Space and Glynis Johns from The Court Jester. 

7. Charles Laughton and Gene Hackman. 

8. Fred Astaire and Robert De Niro. 

9. Fred MacMurray and Dick Powell (think occupation). 

10. Brian De Palma's Carrie and David Lynch's Twin Peaks. 

11. The Birds and My Cousin Rachel. 

12. Marlon Brando and Peter Fonda (an easy one!). 

13. Earthquake, Midway, and Rollercoaster. 

14. Bob Hope and Charles Laughton. 

15. Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, and Kirsten Dunst.

28 comments:

  1. #5. Is it the film... A Song Is Born(1948). A musical remake of the movie Ball of Fire(1941) with Gary Cooper, starring Danny Kaye?

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  2. 11. Both based on Daphne Du Maurier stories.
    10. Both starred Piper Laurie.
    13. All filmed with Sensurround.

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    1. Very good, David. I thought the Piper Laurie question might be tricky.

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  3. #6: Both ladies played mermaids. (Beach Blanket Bingo and Miranda)

    #9: Insurance guys. (Pitfall and Double Indemnity)

    #15: They all played Amy March (Little Women).

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  4. 14. Fancy Pants and Ruggles of Red Gap (both played valets)

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  5. 4. Both made films with Sean Connery (Another Time, Another Place, Dr. No).

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  6. #2. Jodie and Ida, are/were both female actress and directors.

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    1. Good job, Dawn. You are correct, of course!

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  7. Here's a recap. The remaining questions to be answered are 1, 3, 7, 8, and 12.

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  8. #12. Motorcycles! D'oh! (The Wild One, Easy Rider)

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  9. I made a horrible mistake on #3. It should be Maureen O'Sullivan--not Margaret Sullivan. I'm sure that makes the answer much easier. So sorry about that!

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    1. Both Maureen and Sean were in Tarzan movies.

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  10. 8.. Fred Astaire and Robert De Niro. Both nominated for Oscars in the same year.

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  11. Happy Miser, that is true. Astaire and De Niro have another connection, too. David, for #1, I was going for a more direct connection.

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    1. 7. Both were in courtroom dramas.
      8. Both appeared alongside animated characters.

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  12. 1. Both were TV game show contestants.

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  13. Tom, your answers are great. The connections that you clever folks uncover never cease to amaze me! There are still other connections for 1, 7, and 8--two concern remakes and the other a common director.

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  14. 8. Both directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Finian's Rainbow and Godfather Two.
    7. The Big Clock and its remake, No Way Out.
    The hints helped a lot.

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    1. Very impressive! All the other connections were fascinating, but those were the most obvious ones.

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  15. 1. The Birds and the Bees for Gobel and The Lady Eve for Fonda; both actors played the same role.

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    1. You are correct, Toto, and that closes out this edition of the connection quiz. Thanks to everybody who played!

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  16. Thanks for the intricate and entertaining quiz.

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