Sunday, November 21, 2010

Music In The Movies - The Reel Deal

Sorry it's been a while, but we're back with more rock and roll trivia. This week, it's back to the movies. These questions aren't necessarily hard, but you do have to think a bit. OK, give yourself 10 points for every correct answer and see how close you can get to 100%. Answers are below the final question.


1. Director John Boorman became famous after his 1972 film, "Deliverance" was
released. The film starred Jon Voight (father of Angelina Jolie) and Burt Reynolds.
Seven years before "Deliverance", Boorman had directed a movie starring one of the
biggest British Invasion groups besides The Beatles. If you 'catch' my clues, you'll
know both the group as well as the name of their movie. Do you know both answers?
I'll be 'Glad All Over' if you do.
2. Martin Scorsese is an Academy Award winning director of such movies as
"Goodfellas", "Casino", Aviator" and "Taxi Driver", but relatively early in his career,
he directed a concert film that starred a 'who's who' of legendary performers, including
Joni Mitchell, Dr. John, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, plus some other famous
performers. Can you name this Scorsese directed documentary?
3. Frank Zappa is a legendary musician, but in his time, also directed a film or two. "@00
Motels" was one of those films. Keith Moon drummer with The Who was in it, as was
actor Theordore Bikel and one of The Beatles. The question is - which one?
4. I don't think anyone would disagree that Jack Nicholson is a Hollywood icon. The
Academy Award winning actor did many other things in show business before he
made it as an actor. In 1968, he was one of the writers of a film that starred a 'bunch' of
TV actors from a hit TV series. Can you name the movie Jack co-wrote?
5. Richard Lester directed "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help", both of which starred
The Beatles. Richard later directed "The Three Musketeers", "Superman II' and
"Superman III" as well as Paul McCartney's 1991 concert film, "Get Back". Two years
after "Help" was released in 1965, Richard directed one of The Beatles in a dramatic
role. Can you guess which Beatle and what was the name of the film?
6. Phil Collins, besides being a member of Genesis and having a successful solo career,
starred in the 1988 film, "Buster". He also had a role in Steven Spielberg's
1991 version of 'Peter Pan' called "Hook". Phil's also been a voice for Disney's
animated features, "Balto" and "Jungle Book 2", but way back in 1964, Phil had an
uncredited role in one of the most influential movies of the 1960's, also starring
musicians. This shouldn't really be that 'Hard'. Can you name the movie?
7. This dancer, singer and actress was a cast member on the hit TV series, "In Living
Color". She went on to bigger things both as an actress and singer and soon, she'll be
launching a whole new career as a judge. Who is she?
8. This singer had her first number one hit in 1965 when she was only 19 years old. Back
then, she had a singing partner, but also had quite a few hits under her own name.
She successfully branched out into television, then found herself with a flourishing
movie career. In fact, she was nominated for an Academy Award in 1984 and won
one in 1988. She's still performing today to sold out crowds. Who is this
9. He's a member of a family of successful Hollywood actors. He's appeared in quite a
few movies himself, including one of his earliest, 1971's "McCabe & Mrs. Miller". he's
also done quite a lot of television, including recurring roles on "Dexter" and
"Damages". In 1976, he had a Top 20 hit on the record charts with a song he sang
in one of his movies. Can you name the actor and the song? Bonus points for the
10. Peter Frampton was extremley successful in rthe 1970's with his multiple
platinum selling album "Frampton Comes Alive" and the hit singles, "Baby I Love
Your Way", "Show Me The Way" and "Do You Feel Like We Do". In 1978, he co-
starred on the big screen in the film adaptation of one of the most influential albums of
all time. Can you name the movie Peter co-starred in?


1. The movie was "Having A Wild Weekend". it was also known as "Catch Us If You
Can" and starred The Dave Clark Five (Dave Clark, Mike Smith, Lenny Davidson, Rick
Huxley and Denis Payton). John Boorman went on to direct 1977's "Exorcist II:
The Heratic", "Excalibur" in 1981, "Hope And Glory" in '87 among many others.
2. Martin Scorsese directed "The Last Waltz" in 1976, although the documentary didn't
get released until 2 years later. "The Last Waltz" was final concert for The Band, held
at the Winterland in San Francisco. By this time, Scorsese had already directed
"Boxcar Bertha", "Mean Streets" and "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore". "Taxi
Driver", starring Robert DeNiro and directed by Scorsese came out the same year as
the concert.
3. 1971's "200 Motels" featured Beatle RIngo Starr as Larry The Dwarf. Frank Zappa and
Tony Palmer co-directed.
4. Jack Nicholson was one of the writers on The Monkees' 1968 movie "Head". The Pre-
Fab Four - Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones and Mickey Dolez starred along with
former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello, who played a character named Minnie. "Head"
has gone on to become a cult classic.
5. John Lennon was one of the stars of Richard Lesters' 1967 film, "How I Won The
War". Michael Crawford also starred. He'd also been in Lester's 1966 farce, "A Funny
Thing Happened On The War To The Forum".
6. Phil Collins was an uncredited extra in the final concert scene of The Beatles 1964
classic "A Hard Day's Night". You can spot Phil quite clearly once you know where he
is. He got the gig because his mother was a casting agent. Phil hosted the DVD
documentary, "The Making Of 'A Hard Day's Night'".
7. Jennifer Lopez is the lady in question. She was one of the 'Fly Girls' on "In Living
Color" that ran from 1991 until '93. Her movies include: "Selena", "The Wedding
Planner", "Maid In Manhattan", "Monster-In-Law" and 2010's "The Back Up Plan". In
2003, Jennifer co-starred with her then boyfriend, Ben Affeck in the seriously scorned
film "Gigli".
8. She's the one and only...Cher. Her 1984 Academy Award nomination was for her role
in the film "Silkwood". Her Oscar win in '88 was for "Moonstruck". Cher can currently
be seen in the movie "Burlesque" co-starring Christina Aguilera.
9. Keith Carradine, of the acting Carradine family, had the Top 20 hit, "I'm Easy" in 1976.
The song came from the Robert Altman directed film "Nashville" in which Carradine co-
starred. Keith's father, veteran character actor John Carradine (d. 1988), appeared in
such classic films as "Stagecoach" (1939) starring John Wayne; "The Grapes Of
Wrath" (1940) starring Henry Fonda; and Woody Allen's 1972 comedy "Everything You
Always Wanted To Know About Sex * But Were Afraid To Ask" among many others.
John also acted on television series, as did Keith's half brother David Carradine who
died in 2009. Keith's other brother, Robert, starred in the "Revenge Of The Nerds"
movies and had a regular role as the dad in the TV series Lizzie McGuire".
10, Peter Frampton starred as Billy Shears in the 1978 movie, "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely
Hearts Club Band" along with Maurice, Robin & Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees. Steve
Martin co-starred as Dr. Maxwell Edison with musician Billy Preston as Sergeant
Pepper himself. The Beatles record producer, George Martin, was the films' music

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