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“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” Which film character utters that line – and which poet was he paraphrasing? 2 The Sound of Music (1965) was the biggest grossing musical of all time until 1978. What film knocked if off the top spot? 3 Phoenix Buchanan is the villain in which film, released this year? 4 Who was the first Disney Princess, in a film released in 1937? 5 Which fictional characters hail from Smallville, Kansas Hill Valley, California Toontown 6 Bring on the Empty Horses was a memoir by which quintessentially British star? For a bonus point, which director said it? 7 In which 1939 film is one character killed by a house and another with a bucket of water? In which 1964 film is a hat used as a murder weapon? What was the murder weapon in Basic Instinct? In which film does one character try to kill another with a typewriter? 8 La La Land (pictured) was mistakenly named Best Picture at this year’s Oscars. Which two stars presented the botched award? And what film had actually won? 9 Rick Deckard returned to the big screen this year – in what film? 10 Which classic film features a preacher with the words “love” and “hate” tattooed on his knuckles. 11 In John Buchan’s The Thirty-nine Steps, the chief enemy spy is identified by his hooded eyes. What physical characteristic distinguishes him in Hitchcock’s 1935 film version? – but in 1980, she won an Oscar nomination for her performance as a brittle bereaved mother. Who was she? 2 Biddy Baxter made him a star of children’s TV – but he had no time for her. Who was he? 3 This actress seemed quintessentially French – yet her mother was a Lancaster lass from Oldham. Name her. 4 “He isn’t me, but I wouldn’t mind being him – he’s never put down or deflated. He has the naivety of a child and the sophistication of an adult.” Which well-loved author said this, of his most famous creation? 5 Peter Hall was widely described as a titan of British theatre. With a staging of which avant-garde play, never before performed in Britain, did he make his name in 1955? 6 Which affable TV presenter and journalist was described by John Wayne as a “goddam liberal pinko faggot” (for laughing at Wayne’s suggestion that the US might consider bombing Moscow). 7 This British actor, who died in January, never won an Oscar, but was nominated for a role in which his face was never seen. Who was he? 8 “Dazzling, beautiful, hypnotic and unsettling. Her smile – those carnivorous teeth! – obliterated everything. Other women evaporated next to her.” Whose “sinister appeal” was Marianne Faithfull describing?
By what name is the Gravelly Hill Interchange better known? 6 Which is the only US state named after an English county? Which is the most westerly US state? 7 Which country was, until 2011, unique in having a flag that was entirely one colour, with no insignia or other details. 8 The Danube flows through four European capitals. Name them. 9 On what continent would you find the Great Dividing Range? 10 The 12th-century Angkor Wat temple (bottom left) is the largest religious monument in the world. In which country is it? 11 With how many countries does Argentina share a border?