Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Informals '13 Part 5: Lights. Camera. Action.

 - Abhishek HV, 1st year Mech
    Avinash Kini, 1st year Mech

1)  Which film of 1980s directed by Steven Spielberg stars more of former bond movie actors? The film stars a former James Bond (Sean Connery), a former Bond ally (John Rhys-Davies), a former Bond girl (Alison Doody), two former Bond commanding officers (Michael Byrne and Billy J. Mitchell), a former Bond nightclub owner (Vernon Dobtcheff), and three former Bond villains (Julian Glover, Stefan Kalipha and Pat Roach).

2)  The "pinch" that X uses to knock out Las Vegas's power is based on a device called the z-pinch, which creates a burst of energy (mostly x-rays) by using a magnetic field that "pinches" a column of charged gas particles. However, the movie departs from science in several ways: for example, the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) generated by a real z-pinch is barely powerful enough to knock out an electronic device across a room. In fact, under current science, the only thing capable of generating a city-wide EMP is a genuine nuclear explosion. Name X and id film franchise?

3)  A man is found floating in the Mediterranean Sea with two gunshot wounds in his back and a device with the number of a Swiss safe deposit box embedded in his hip. Upon reaching shore, the man assumes the name  Y  after finding a passport under the name in the safe deposit box, along with other international passports, large amounts of assorted currencies, and a gun. Y's conflict with the agency reaches a climax when he takes the fight to their doorstep. ID Y.

4)  In the production of a movie based on a book, considering the authors’, the Catholic church would not allow actor and director to shoot film scenes in two historic cathedrals in Italy's capital city. They were allowed to film external shots only. Name the movie and the director?

5)  Connect -The Intimidation Game, Rory's First Kiss, Magnus Rex/Fox Hills Green. The production names for a very famous TRILOGY!

6)  The U.S. Department of Defence provided authentic military uniforms for the actors of a certain movie. The uniforms worn by the base attack survivors in the movie is the Multicam uniform of the Army's Future Force Warrior system, and Agent Simmon's uniform holds a Combat Infantryman's Badge and the silver oak leaves of a Lieutenant Colonel. Name the movie.

7)  Ian Fleming named his iconic spy after a real life X who was a bird expert and other of  “Birds of the West Indies”. Fleming a keen bird watcher himself.owned the book and decided the writer’s name suited his spy perfectly.

8)  The poem that X  makes Davian read in the bathroom right before he tranquilizes him is written by Neal Whitman. The purpose of the poem is for all the sounds of the English language to be said in one piece, and these "sounds" are known as phonetics. This makes sense in regards to X taking Davian’s  place moments later with him speaking in his exact dialect. ID X and the movie?

9)  The original script called for terrorists to hijack the building, and for a super-hero cop to stop them. Director,  then modified the script to change the bad guys into robbers pretending to be terrorists so that the audience could enjoy their intention of grabbing a load of money. He felt having terrorists as the villains would make the movie less enjoyable and give it a political angle, which he wanted to avoid. He also changed the hero, X , into an everyday, flawed man that rises to the occasion in dire circumstances. He felt the audience would identify more with him than with a "super-cop". Name the movie.

10)  Four symbols referred to in the movie, the Man, the Lion, the Ox and the Eagle, are also attributed to the four Gospels of the Christian Bible: Matthew (Man, the humanity of Christ), Mark (Lion, for courage and for action), Luke (Ox, for strength and perseverance), and John (Eagle, for clarity of sight and for divinity). Name the movie.

11)  X is a 2000 horror comedy parody film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. It is an American dark comedy which heavily parodies the horror, slasher, and mystery genres. Several mid- and late-90s films and TV shows are spoofed, most predominantly Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, along with The Sixth Sense, The Usual Suspects, The Matrix, The Blair Witch Project, and Dawson's Creek.

12)  This very popular film franchise of 8 movies has totally got 12 oscar nominations as a whole, but ultimately has never won a single one. Id franchise.

13)  In an interview X was asked if he and Elvis Presley ever met. X said that in 1976 after "Z" was released, Y contacted him and asked him to visit Graceland and a bring a copy of the film with him. X told the interviewer that he was too afraid to meet Elvis, and he didn't go, but he did send a copy of the film. Apparently, Elvis did indeed watch the film with some friends. X,Z?

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