Movies within movies by Egantx7

Champion(s):

Neil


Runner(s)-Up:

HealyT
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Quiz Description

This quiz focuses on films that show up or are alluded to in other films. READ CAREFULLY! Sometimes the film within a film is real, and sometimes it is fictitious. Sometimes we want the main feature, and sometimes we want the film within the film.

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Questions:

In the 1988 film The Naked Gun, Frank Drebin and Jane follow the consummation of their relationship with a romantic montage set to a Herman's Hermits cover of "I'm Into Something Good". They run on the beach, go to the rodeo, get cotton candy and tattoos ... and go to see a movie which they are seen walking out of laughing hysterically. Identify this Oscar winning film which, in the words of the character Chris, was a fight for his soul between the good Sgt. Elias and the evil Sgt. Barnes.

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Platoon

This film's title character and Gretchen go on a date to see The Evil Dead, during which the title character sneaks out to burn down the home of Jim Cunningham. This turns out to be a good thing, since Jim Cunningham had stashes of child pornography in the house, which are discovered by the police. Ultimately, the title character of this film dies when the end of the film takes him back to the beginning of the film. Identify this dark film which takes place over (roughly) 28 days, and stars a clothed Maggie Gyllenhaal, a dramatic Drew Barrymore, and a very confused Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Donnie Darko

This film is about the filming of a film with the same name. The fake film is to be based on a book about the Battle of Cowpens by history professor Michael Burgess, who is not only dealing with his mother (played by Lillian Gish) but a prima donna leading man (Michael Caine), a script writer (Bob Hoskins) trying to butcher his book, and a director (Saul Rubinek) who wants more violence and sex. In the end, Burgess leads a revolution of the local extras by blowing up the sets, and having the men strip down to make the climactic scene more violent and sexy. Identify this 1986 film which was written by, directed by, and starred Alan Alda.

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Sweet Liberty

One of the films within this real 1997 film features the characters Brock Landers and Chest Rockwell who are tough-as-nails cops who use martial arts and finely coiffed hair to bring down the bad guys while wooing the ladies. That fictional film, Brock Landers: Angels Live in My Town, is directed by Jack Horner who so much wants his audience to appreciate the artistry, even if lady parts and man parts occasionally mash together. What is this film which ends with the lines I am a star. I'm a star, I'm a star, I'm a star. I am a big, bright, shining star. That's right..

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Boogie Nights

In this film, intrepid reporter Polly Perkins is on the trail of missing scientists, and meets one of the intended targets, Dr. Jennings, at Radio City Music Hall where they talk during a showing of The Wizard of Oz,a showing that is interrupted by air raid sirens and an attack on New York. This is not in the MCU, but there is a hovercarrier in this film commanded by an eye-patched woman named Frankie. Identify this film, the only feature length film Kerry Conran has directed, which sees the culmination of Dr. Totenkopf's (Laurence Olivier) plans to destroy the world.

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

At one point in the 1978 classic, Halloween, little Tommy and Lindsey are at home watching an old movie, which you can see and hear on screen occasionally. This 1951 film is a bit of foreshadowing, but not of future events in Halloween, rather, it foreshadows the director's next film project. Unconfirmed stories about this film include William Faulkner contributing to the screenplay, and producer Howard Hawks doing much of the directing despite Christian Nyby getting the credit. Give the full 5-word title of this 1951 film starring James Arness as the title character, and which had a remake anchor what the director would call his "Apocalypse Trilogy" with Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness.

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The Thing from Another World!

The very real Eli Roth directed this fictional film (under the pseudonym Alois von Eichberg). This film stars the fictional Frederic Zoller who was played by the real Daniel Brühl. Zoller becomes smitten with a cinema owner named Shoshana, and Zoller arranges for this film to premiere at Shoshana's cinema, allowing her to splice in a few seconds of her claiming revenge before torching the building with most of the Third Reich's leadership inside. Identify this film which was integral to the plot of Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds.

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Stolz der Nation (Nation's Pride)

One scene in this film sees a father and son watching the 1955 film Rififi, while the son eats around the raisinettes that his father has added to the tub of popcorn. The son eventually asks out Nicole, the woman working the concession counter, but breaks up with her when he determines that she would be a distraction, and that he could never be attentive enough to her. This film failed to gross even $50 million dollars in the North American box office, making it one of the poorest performing films to earn Best Picture Oscar nomination. Identify this film which largely centers on Miles Teller, a student at Shaffer Conservatory, and an instructor named Fletcher.

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Whiplash

In the film Prometheus, the android David has a lot of time on his hands while waiting for the ship to arrive at LV-223, and can be seen watching this movie. In fact, David begins to give himself a makeover to better resemble this film's title character, and cites quotes from this film such as There is nothing in the desert, and no man needs nothing and The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts. Identify this Oscar winning film which,from an awards standpoint, is remembered today for the one award that this film should have won, and didn't.

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Lawrence of Arabia

One scene in this film sees Robert coming downstairs to see Ethan watching Shrek. Robert appears upset, given that Ethan and his mother, Anna, had rescued him the night before, shortly after Robert had been forced to kill his faithful companion, Sam. Despite being out of it, Robert begins, reflexively, quoting the dialogue from Shrek exactly ... perhaps because he had watched this film many times with his late daughter. Identify this apocalyptic film set in New York sometime after a fictional "Batman vs. Superman" film had come out.

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I Am Legend

This is another case where the real and film-within-the-film share the same title. The fictional film sees playwright Henry travel to Egypt where he and his friends meet archaeologist Tom Baxter. Baxter notices the same sad woman named Cecillia watching the film many times, and enters the real world to meet her. Eventually Gil Shepherd, the actor who plays Baxter arrives to coax him back into the movie by winning Cecillia's heart from Baxter, only to abandon her once Baxter leaps back onto the screen, saving his career. Jeff Daniels replaced Michael Keaton as the Baxter/Shepherd character. Identify this 1985 fantasy film which would not be the first time that Mia Farrow (who played Cecillia) would be jilted by the film's director.

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The Purple Rose of Cairo

In the 1958 version of this film, a significant scene takes place at the (very real and still open) Colonial movie theater (in Phoenixville, PA) during a showing of a real film called Daughter of Horror. In the 1988 remake of this film, the parallel scene takes place in an unnamed theater in Arborville, California, where the fictitious film Garden Tool Massacre is showing. In both cases, some of the patrons never make it out of the theater ... undigested. Identify the common title of these two films, one of which was the first starring role for a young Steve McQueen, the other starring Kevin Dillon (and with a second remake still on schedule for 2016).

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The Blob