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Cinema Obscura

written by: skyblu1
 
While none of these films probably lit up the marquee at the local cineplex for weeks at a time, they are nonetheless certifiable films in their own right. Take this quiz and see how many of these Doyennes of obscure cinema you can identify! ( popcorn not included! )

Question 1:


This 1994 film, directed by Atom Egoyan uses the tagline: 'In a world of temptation, obsession is the deadliest desire.' One of the lines from the film is 'What is it about a schoolgirl?' Name the film.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 2:


This 2000 film, written by Daniel Clowes, is one of Scarlett Johansson's early films. She stars in it along with Thora Birch and Steve Buscemi. Name the film.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 3:


Vincent Gallo pairs up with Christina Ricci in this 1998 comedy about a man who is released from prison, only to kidnap a teenage student, and take her home to meet the parents. Give the title of this film.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 4:


Which of the following actors did not appear in the 1996 film 'Trees Lounge?'
Steve Buscemi
Rockets Redglare
Elizabeth Bracco
Mark Ruffalo

Question 5:


Complete the title to this 1989 Wayne Wang comedy: 'Life is Cheap...'
'... Tivo the Good Parts.'
'... And There Are No Refunds!'
'... But Toilet Paper is Expensive.'
'... Don't Spend It All in One Place.'

Question 6:


In this 1997 Alan Rudolph film, Nick Nolte portrays a handyman with marital problems, who meets a housewife with the same issues.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


Name the director of the 1993/94 '3 Colors' ( Red, White and Blue ) film trilogy.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


A very young Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer team up in this 1985 Comedy, directed by John Landis.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 9:


This 1980 film by French director Alan Resnais features Gerard Depardieu in a starring role. The translation of the title in English is loosely: 'My Uncle is....'
'... My Uncle.''
'... An American.'
'... Living Upstairs from Me.'
'... Most Avuncular.'

Question 10:


This 1995 Comedy / Drama by Wayne Wang, takes place in a Brooklyn cigar store, and features Harvey Keitel, as well as an ensemble of other actors.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 11:


This 1989 Drama explores the struggles and realties of being Native American in the North Central U.S. Interestingly enough, it accomplishes this within the framework of a roadtrip movie.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 12:


Complete the title of this 1993 comedy, directed by Eric Schaffer: 'My Life's...'
'...in Couplets.'
'... in Turnaround.'
'... in Arrears.'
'... in a Mess.'

Question 13:


This 2000 film, by director Mike Figgis uses the unique technique of splitting the screen into four quadrants, thereby allowing four narratives to take place simultaneously.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 14:


Alan Cummings and Jennifer Jason Leigh both starred in and directed this 2001 sleeper.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 15:


What was the name of the defunct oceanside amusement park referenced in the 2001 Skateboard documentary "Dog Town and 'Z' Boys?"  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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