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Friday Minute
Entr’acte |
April 29, 2011

Final Friday Five, the monthly mini-quiz

1.  Sidney Lumet is one of the quintessential New York directors.  All but one of his films below are primarily set in the New York metropolitan area.  Which one is not?

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)
Bye Bye Braverman (1968)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Garbo Talks (1984)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Night Falls on Manhattan (1997)
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Prince of the City (1981)
Q&A (1990)
Serpico (1973)
That Kind of Woman (1959)
12 Angry Men (1957)

2.  Each of these nine films directed by Lumet received multiple nominations for Academy Awards.  Which received the most Oscar nods?

12 Angry Men (1957)
Serpico (1973)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Network (1976)
Equus (1977)
The Wiz (1978)
The Verdict (1982)
Running on Empty (1988)

3.  Six Oscars have been awarded for work in films directed by Lumet, four for acting and two for writing.  Pick the Academy Award winners from the list below.

Lauren Bacall (Best Supporting Actress), Murder on the Orient Express
Ingrid Bergman (Best Supporting Actress), Murder on the Orient Express
John Cazale (Best Supporting Actor), Dog Day Afternoon
Paddy Chayefsky (Original Screenplay), Network
Faye Dunaway (Best Actress), Network
Peter Finch (Best Actor), Network
Kelly Masterson (Original Screenplay), Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
Paul Newman (Best Actor), The Verdict
Al Pacino (Best Actor), Serpico
Frank Pierson (Original Screenplay), Dog Day Afternoon
Beatrice Straight (Best Supporting Actress), Network
William Holden (Best Supporting Actor), Network

4.  Lumet directed several films adapted from plays.  Match the Lumet film with the playwright.

The Fugitive Kind (1959)
A View from the Bridge (1961)
Long Day’s Journey into Night (1962)
The Sea Gull (1968)
Child’s Play (1972)
Equus (1977)
Deathtrap (1982)

Anton Chekhov
Ira Levin
Robert Marasco
Arthur Miller
Eugene O’Neill
Peter Shaffer
Tennessee Williams

5.  Each of the actors below starred in multiple films directed by Lumet.  Which one appeared in more Lumet films than any of the others (excluding documentaries and television work)?

Martin Balsam
Sean Connery
Albert Finney
Henry Fonda
James Mason
Anthony Perkins

Answers here.

Posted By: John Farmer
Last Edit: 01 Jan 2012 @ 07:04 AM

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 21 Apr 2011 @ 6:00 AM 

Thursday Minute
Entr’acte | April 21, 2011

A Bit of Fry & Laurie


A few more words about words.


A Discussion of Language
“A Bit of Fry & Laurie”
BBC Television
Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie


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Last Edit: 19 Apr 2011 @ 06:44 PM

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 19 Apr 2011 @ 6:40 PM 

Tuesday Minute
Entr’acte | April 19, 2011

A Bit of Fry


More to come next week.  Meanwhile, a few words about words.


Kinetic Typography
Stephen Fry


…58…59…60.

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Last Edit: 19 Apr 2011 @ 06:39 PM

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 03 Mar 2011 @ 6:00 AM 

Thursday Minute
Entr’acte | March 3, 2011

Alfred Hitchcock, Never Best Director

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The Lodger, Blackmail, Murder!, The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, Rebecca*, Foreign Correspondent, Suspicion, Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Lifeboat*, Spellbound*, Notorious, The Paradine Case, Rope, Stage Fright, Strangers on a Train, I Confess, Dial M for Murder, Rear Window*, To Catch a Thief, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Wrong Man, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho*, The Birds, Marnie, Frenzy, Family Plot.

* Hitchcock’s five Oscar nominations for Best Director.  The respective winners:  John Ford, The Grapes of Wrath (1940); Leo McCarey, Going My Way (1944); Billy Wilder, The Lost Weekend (1945); Elia Kazan, On the Waterfront (1954); Billy Wilder, The Apartment (1960).


Interview with Alfred Hitchcock
“Monitor,” BBC Television
Huw Wheldon, interviewer
Broadcast:  May 5, 1964
Part 1


Interview with Alfred Hitchcock
“Monitor,” BBC Television
Huw Wheldon, interviewer
Broadcast:  May 5, 1964
Part 2


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Last Edit: 28 Feb 2011 @ 09:46 PM

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 01 Mar 2011 @ 6:00 AM 

Tuesday Minute
Entr’acte | March 1, 2011

Stanley Kubrick, Never Best Director

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Paths of Glory, Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove*, 2001: A Space Odyssey*, A Clockwork Orange*, Barry Lyndon*, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut.

* Kubrick’s four Oscar nominations for Best Director.  The respective winners:  George Cukor, My Fair Lady (1964); Carol Reed, Oliver! (1968); William Friedkin, The French Connection (1971);  Miloš Forman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975).


The Art of Stanley Kubrick:  From Short Films to Strangelove (2000)
David Naylor, director
Robert Fleck, writer
Documentary


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Last Edit: 28 Feb 2011 @ 09:46 PM

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