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MOVIE TRIVIA II

11) When Jackie Chan's foot catches on fire in The Legend of Drunken Master, how does he put it out?


When Wong (Jackie Chan) presses his foot against a red-hot vat while pushing off an assailant, his foot catches on fire. He puts it out by kicking at water thrown from a bucket by one of his friends.

12) In Alien (1979), the blue laser lights used in the alien ship's egg chamber were borrowed from what band?


The blue laser lights used in the alien ship's egg chamber were borrowed from The Who. The band was testing out lasers for their stage show in the soundstage next door.

13) What movie depicts a society in which population and the consumption of resources are maintained by killing everyone who reaches the age of 30?


Logan's Run depicts a dystopian future society in which population and the consumption of resources are maintained in equilibrium by killing everyone who reaches the age of thirty. The story follows the actions of Logan, a Sandman charged with enforcing the rule, as he tracks down "runners", citizens who try to escape the killing--only to end up "running" himself.

14) Why was Jennifer Grey hesitant to accept the role of Baby in Dirty Dancing?


Patrick Swayze had to personally convince Jennifer Grey to co-star with him in Dirty Dancing (1987) because she had disliked him so much while filming Red Dawn (1984).

15) What movie monster appeared in an episode of The Munsters using the name "Uncle Gilbert"?


In an episode of The Munsters titled "Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights," the Creature from the Black Lagoon makes an appearance as "Uncle Gilbert".

16) What filmmaker was offered "honorary Aryan" status by Joseph Goebbels despite his Jewish background?


Much to Fritz Lang's dismay, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels were big fans of his 1927 film Metropolis. Goebbels met with Lang and told him that he could be made an honorary Aryan despite his Jewish background. Goebbels told him "Mr Lang, we decide who is Jewish and who is not". Lang fled to Paris that very night.

17) What was Cecil B. DeMille's first film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture?


Cleopatra (1934) was Cecil B. DeMille's first film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. (It didn't win Best Picture, but did take home the award for Best Cinematography.) The film features Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra, Warren William as Julius Caesar, and Henry Wilcoxon as Mark Antony.

18) In The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), which character dies defending Philippe?


In the 1998 version of The Man in the Iron Mask, D'Artagnan (played by Gabriel Byrne) jumps in front of Philippe (Leonardo DiCaprio) when he is attacked by Louis (also Leonardo DiCaprio) and takes a dagger for him. D'Artagnan dies before he can finish the musketeers' famous slogan "All for one, one for all".

19) In Batman vs. Superman what poster can be seen in the background as the Waynes are walking out of a movie theater before their mugging?


As Thomas and Martha Wayne walk out of a movie theater with their son Bruce, a poster of The Mark of Zorro (1940) can be seen in the background. Most versions of the Batman origin story have the Waynes leaving a screening of the film. This trend is said to have originated because Batman was largely based on the character of Zorro.

20) What book did Jesse Eisenberg purchase during rehearsals for The Social Network?


During rehearsals, Andrew Garfield showed up with a copy of Economics for Dummies. Jesse Eisenberg, inspired by Garfield's commitment, purchased C++ for Dummies, but gave up after reading only the introduction.


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