Movies for Quizzers

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Movies for Quizzers

Postby Chris » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:23 pm

Having just read a piece by Paul Hamilos in The Guardian about his favourite film, 'Rushmore' (which seems like quizzers might enjoy it), can anybody recommend any other 'quizzical' movies to watch - beyond the obvious candidates of 'Quiz Show', 'Magnolia' and 'The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes'?

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Re: Movies for Quizzers

Postby Chris » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:43 pm

And while we're on the subject of films. Check out the debut novel by movie critic, quizzer and Grand Prix regular Brian Pendreigh, aimed at film lovers it's entitled 'The Man in the Seventh Row'.

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Braver souls can read this piece in The Guardian on (aaaaaaaaaargh!) ...Korean cinema!

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Re: Movies for Quizzers

Postby davidmfay » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:45 pm

Hi Chris it's great that the website is up and running again. My quiz d ts were becoming quite extreme! The film with a quiz theme that leaps out at me is Tom Vaughan's 2006 opus Starter For 10 with its evocation of the original Gazza (Bamber not Paul). Also Slumdog Millionaire obviously. If I think harder about it I am sure there are plenty of less obvious ones ...

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Re: Movies for Quizzers

Postby Gmackematix » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:47 pm

There are also movies with titles attractive to quizzers like...
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Johnny Mnemonic
Total Recall

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Re: Movies for Quizzers

Postby neilmac » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:23 pm

For the fainthearted quizzer - don't watch the 1935 or 1959 versions of the 39 steps in which the Memory Man comes to an unfortunate end....

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Re: Movies for Quizzers

Postby Chris » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:12 am

Wow, can't believe I forgot 'Starter for Ten' (seen it) and 'Slumdog Millionaire' (about 10 of us quizzers went to see it the night before the Northampton GP a couple of years back.

Good shout on 'Total recall', Gerard. IIRC it's based on Phillip K Dick's wonderfully titled 'We Can Remember It For You Wholesale'.

As for Mr Memory (1959 version), Neil, he should've stuck to Mr Kipling's cakes! James Hayter wasn't it?
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Re: Movies for Quizzers

Postby AndyPage » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:21 pm

Don't forget 'Trainspotting' with the fantasy sequence when Ewan McGregor falls down the toilet, featuring a cameo from Dale Winton playing, of all things, a quiz show host.

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Re: Movies for Quizzers

Postby Baboonery » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:32 pm

We Need To Talk About Kevin.

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Re: Movies for Quizzers

Postby davidmfay » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:32 pm

A couple of tongue-in-cheek film titles spring to mind:

The Chase (the Arthur Penn movie with Brando, Redford and Duvall)

Billion Dollar Brain (for when the inflationary version of WWTBAM returns to our screens)

Devotees of Mastermind might identify with Breakheart Pass.

For extreme trivia buffs --- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Quo Vadis? (for the classicists)
Glen or Glenda (for the confused)
not to mention everyone's favourite flick on a quiz evening:
A Night to Remember

a little tweaking of Ridley Scott's 1997 opus gives us
Q I Jane

and finally given the events of Nov 4th to 6th last the ultimate quizzical movie must be
In Bruges

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Re: Movies for Quizzers

Postby Gmackematix » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:02 am

This trailer for a 2010 movie suggests it may have a little to do with the world of quiz...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uykl2z_7N_0


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