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Top 100 American Films

written by: mwprods
This is the second installment that tests your keenness of scene-ness: facts about the top 100 American movies of all time, as selected by the American film Institute in 1998. Four hundred films were nominated for selection, all of them made in the first 100 years of American cinema, 1896-1996.

Question 1:

This is silent movie is also the oldest on the American Film Institute (AFI) list of the Top 100 American films, and it's ranked # 44.
It Happened One Night
The Birth of a Nation
The Jazz Singer

Question 2:

The 1927 movie "The Jazz Singer," ranked #90 on the AFI list, is famous primarily for what?
None of these
It was the first color film.
It co-starred Charlie Chaplin as himself.
It was the first "talkie".

Question 3:

Which is the only original movie, included in the AFI Top 100 list, together with its sequel?
Star Wars 1 and 2
Indiana Jones 1 and 2
Godfather and Godfather II
Stars Wars (Episode 4) and 5

Question 4:

Which actor, featured in "It's A Wonderful Life" (1946) appeared in the most Top 100 American films?
Agnes Moorehead
John Turturro
Ward Bond
Walter Brennan

Question 5:

Who is the only director to have five of his movies listed among the Top 100 movies according to AFI?
Steven Spielberg
Billy Wilder
George Lucas
Alfred Hitchcock

Question 6:

Who is the only person to have two movies among the top 15 on the AFI 100 list, written and directed by him?
Alfred Hitchcock
Billy Wilder
John Ford
Frank Capra

Question 7:

Which musical, directed by Robert Wise, is ranked # 41 on the AFI Top 100 list?
My Fair Lady
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Sound of Music
West Side Story

Question 8:

Which family of performers and musicians contributed the most to the Top 100 AFI films?
The Fondas
The Coppolas
The Douglases
The Hustons

Question 9:

Made in 1952 in black and white, this movie is the highest ranked western film (# 33) among the AFI Top 100 American movies.
The Magnificent Seven
High Noon
The Searchers
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Question 10:

What do the following classic movies have in common: "Spartacus", "Rosemary's Baby", "The Magnificent Seven", and "The Ten Commandments"?
They were all written by Ed Wood.
None of them made it to the Top 100 list.
They were all made in the 1960s.
They were all made for under five million dollars.

Question 11:

Who was the only African-American awarded an Oscar for an acting performance in one of the 100 American films on AFI's list?
Morgan Freeman
Cedric the Entertainer
Hattie McDaniel
Sidney Poitier


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