Since my last film quiz on con artists, there have been two sad losses in Hollywood, that of the American director Joel Schumacher (1939 – 2020) and of Italian composer Ennio Morricone (1928). Starting off as a costume designer Schumacher started submitting scripts before he broke into Hollywood and having a wide array of successful films. Morricone is most associated with the so-called ‘spaghetti westerns’, but had a hugely varied nd successful St career in film and television.
I’ve always had a lot of time for a quality supporting actor. Someone who may not be the first name on the poster but can make the most of any scene and brings out the best of any co-stars. One of my favourites is the superb Mark Strong, who has starred in TV, film and on stage. The last of which earned the Londoner an Olivier award for his leading role in A View from the Bridge. How many of the films below can you work out?
There aren’t many actors who had the streak of success of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had an extraordinary string of hit films in the 1980s and 1990s. And more than a few catchphrases. These days he’s more focused on politics, but he does still makes time for acting. How many of these do you recognise?
After watching Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s most sentimental film by far, it got me wondering about others in the genre. And there were far more than I thought there would be, covering quite the period. How many can you work out?
It was the hottest day of the year here yesterday, so after my recent Songs with Rain post, it was the right time to do something with a far sunnier theme. Have you seen them all? How many could you work out? Feel free to suggest your score, any favourites from the set or others you might think of.
The definition of cult movie does vary with different people, but these are 12 I think more than qualify as having a devoted following despite not being the biggest of hits. Do you have a favourite? Have you seen film 10?
A few weeks on from my last quiz, time for another. And a quirky one, inspired by my seeing the final film from this set. Do you have a favourite? As always feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and score.
Time for another quiz. I’ve always had a soft spot for the whole teenager/adolescence genre, and unlike last time’s 2018 quiz, have seen all of the ones listed below. Do you have a favourite? How many can you get? As always feel free to share your score, offer any thoughts about the genre or recommend any others that you like.
It’s been another weird and wonderful year of films, full of delights and disappointments, sequels and shockers. Did you have a favourite? What did you think of them overall? Feel free to share your score from the films below. And you’re more than welcome to look at last year’s quiz too.
I wasn’t planning on doing another film quiz soon after my Magic post, but in the comments section from my Teachers quiz an idea for foreign films was suggested by Leí, whose blog I discovered recently. While most of my quizzes focus on Hollywood, I have always had a fondness for films from different cultures, and even did a Blogathon entitledForeign Favourites. Below are 15 stills from successful films made in different languages and cultures. How many can you work out? There are countless more I could have included, so feel free to mention any you’re especially fond of.