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MOVIE TRIVIA II

11) What movie popularized the phrase: "May the Force be with you"?


In the Star Wars movies, "May the Force be with you" was a phrase used to wish good luck or good will. The phrase was often used as individuals parted ways or in the face of an impending challenge.

12) In Ghostbusters, what prompts Dr. Peter Venkman to say, "Well, there's something you don't see every day"?


Briefly subdued by the team, Gozer disappears, but her voice echoes that the "destructor" will follow, taking a form chosen by the team. Ray inadvertently recalls a beloved corporate mascot from his childhood--"something that could never, ever possibly destroy us"--and the destructor arrives in the form of a giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, prompting Dr. Venkman's classic understatement.

13) What is the first rule of Fight Club?


The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: You DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB!

14) What movie marked the Hollywood film debut of William Shatner?


The Brothers Karamazov (1958) marked the Hollywood debut of William Shatner who played Alexi Karamazov. The film featured Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, and Claire Bloom.

15) The script for what movie was written during shooting breaks on the set of Raiders of the Lost Ark?


Steven Spielberg and Melissa Mathison wrote a script during shooting breaks on the location of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Mathison was there to visit her husband, Harrison Ford and Spielberg dictated to her a story idea he had; that script was eventually called E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982).

16) What 1987 movie features the "Partridge Family" house being firebombed?


The house that got firebombed in Lethal Weapon had previously served as the family home in "The Partridge Family" and the Kravitzes' home in "Bewitched".

17) 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.

18) 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.

19) 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.

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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