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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.
Ed Wood
John Carpenter
Gordon Parks
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.
Lee Grant
Gore Verbinski
Paul Greengrass
Ed Wood

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
DonSiegel
Gordon Parks
Keith Gordon

Question 4:


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

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?
Coen
Parks
Grant
Wachowski

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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).
Don Siegel
Mike Nichols
Sike Jonze
Paul Greengrass

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".
Lee Grant
Gordon Parks
Spike Jonze
Spike Lee

Question 11:


She was often called "The female Ed Wood."
Nora Ephron
Susan Seidelman
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
Lee Grant
Susan Seidelman

Question 13:


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

Question 14:


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

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."
Michael Gondry
Tim Burton
Spike Jonze
Gore Verbinski

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."
Michael Gondry
Don Siegel
Tim Burton
Gore Verbinski

Question 17:


After directing many music videos, this director made the wonderful movie "Being John Malkovich" and 2002's "Adaptation".
Spike Jonze
Michael Gondry
Gore Verbinski
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
Nora Ephron
Lee Grant
Melanie Mayron

Question 20:


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

Question 21:


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

Question 22:


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

Question 23:


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

 


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