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23 Significant Directors

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
This is a difficult quiz on some notable directors.

Question 1:


"Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Poltergeist" are some of this director's best known movies.
Gordon Parks
Ed Wood
John Carpenter
Tobe Hooper

Question 2:


This director, who made 1986's "Down and Out in America" and 1976's "The Stronger", was blacklisted in 1951 by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Ed Wood
Paul Greengrass
Lee Grant
Gore Verbinski

Question 3:


He made a name as a director of very fine documentary movies. His first significant film was "Titicut Follies," a documentary that showed the problems at Massachusetts Correctional Institution.
Frederick Wiseman
Gordon Parks
Keith Gordon
DonSiegel

Question 4:


He was the first African-American to produce and direct a full-length feature film.
Paul Greengrass
Oscar Micheaux
Gordon Parks
Keith Gordon

Question 5:


"Resurrected", "The Bourne Supremacy" and "United 93" are probably the best known movies by this British-born director.
Sike Jonze
Paul Greengrass
Don Siegel
Oscar Micheaux

Question 6:


"The Matrix", "Bound" and "Speed Racer" are directed by two brothers who are also motion picture writers and producers. What is their last name?
Grant
Parks
Wachowski
Coen

Question 7:


He directed the movie "Bubble" which starred unprofessional actors.
Paul Greengrass
Lee Grant
Sike Jonze
Steven Soderbergh

Question 8:


Who directed "Traffic", "Ocean's11" and "Erin Brockovich"?
George Clooney
Don Siegel
Steve Soderbergh
Paul Greengrass

Question 9:


Prior to becoming a famous director, he was a member of one of the top comedy duos of the 1960's. His first big movie "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" (1966) was followed by "The Graduate" (1967).
Paul Greengrass
Don Siegel
Sike Jonze
Mike Nichols

Question 10:


He began as a top notch still photographer, specializing in black and white photojournalism. He is best known for his photo essays for "Life" magazine and for his 1971 film "Shaft".
Spike Jonze
Gordon Parks
Lee Grant
Spike Lee

Question 11:


She was often called "The female Ed Wood."
Susan Seidelman
Nora Ephron
Nikki Leder
Doris Wishman

Question 12:


She directed "Desperately Seeking Susan" as well as some episodes of "Sex and The City" and "Now and Again". Her mother wrote "The Boynton Beach Bereavement Club".
Ida Lupino
Nora Ephron
Susan Seidelman
Lee Grant

Question 13:


Clint Eastwood considered this director his teacher and dedicated his movie "Unforgiven" to him.
Gore Verbinski
Sam Peckinpah
Don Siegel
Michael Gondry

Question 14:


Name the director of the successful "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.
Nora Ephron
Gore Verbinski
Don Siegel
Spike Jonze

Question 15:


This director's movies usually have Gothic elements in them. He directed "Ed Wood," "Edward Scissorhands," "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," and "Beetlejuice."
Spike Jonze
Michael Gondry
Gore Verbinski
Tim Burton

Question 16:


This director, who has played drums for Kanye West, directed "The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Human Nature" and "Be Kind Rewind."
Gore Verbinski
Don Siegel
Tim Burton
Michael Gondry

Question 17:


After directing many music videos, this director made the wonderful movie "Being John Malkovich" and 2002's "Adaptation".
Spike Jonze
Gore Verbinski
Michael Gondry
Tim Burton

Question 18:


Name the Atlanta-born director of "She Hate Me," "Crooklyn," "Malcolm X," "Jungle fever," "She's Gotta Have It," "School Daze" and"Do the RightThing".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 19:


This director/writer/producer/actress was married to writer Dan Greenburgand and journalist Carl Bernstein. In 1987 she married her third husband, Nicholas Pileggi.
Betty Kaplan
Lee Grant
Melanie Mayron
Nora Ephron

Question 20:


This comedienne/actress/writer was an up and coming director until she made the great flop "Ishtar".
Elaine May
Nora Ephron
Sarah Jacobson
Lee Grant

Question 21:


Who is the New Zealand-born director of the Academy Award-nominated movie "North Country"?
Josee Dayan
Marleen Gorris
Julie Dash
Nikki Caro

Question 22:


Who is the director of the award-winning films "Antonia's Line", "The Luzhin Defense," and "Mrs. Dalloway"?
Josee Dayan
Marleen Gorris
Julie dash
Nikki Caro

Question 23:


Who is the Mexican-born director of the Golden Globe-winning movie "Babel"?
Alfonso Cuaron
Maria Elaidia
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Guillermo Del Toro

 


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