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MTV - Movies and TV Shows Quiz - Finals

The finals of the MTV Quiz conducted by Manavi Muralidhar, Vishal Ramesh and Brishti Mukhopadhyay on 21/Sept/2016 in association with VIT-ELA and VIT Film Society.

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MTV - Movies and TV Shows Quiz - Finals

  1. 1. THE FLUORESCENT ADOLESCENT QUIZ DRIES 1
  2. 2. RULES • There are 6 questions in this round. • This round will move clockwise, starting with team 1. • On bounce, +10/0 and on pounce, +10/-10
  3. 3. QUESTION 1 • X is a clause or provision in a life insurance or accident policy whereby the company agrees to pay the stated multiple of the face amount in the contract in cases of death caused by accidental means. This includes murder by a person other than, and not in collusion with, the beneficiary of the insurance policy, and most accidental deaths. It excludes suicide, and deaths caused by the insured person's own gross negligence, as well as natural causes. • Since a large portion of deaths are declared accidental, X clauses are usually relatively cheap and often aggressively marketed, especially to people over 45. People with dangerous jobs, such as heavy construction, as well as children, are not generally eligible. • The above definition serves as the central plot line for a certain film in the 20th Century named X. • Which film?
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  5. 5. • X – Double Indemnity
  6. 6. QUESTION 2 • ‘Of course I wanted there to be a subtle, or in this case, not so subtle nod to what one faces as a black man in society wearing a X. Unfortunately, what happens is that people will make assumptions about who you are based on that X and that's the whole thing. I wanted to show that heroes could wear Xs, too. I don't care what your socioeconomic status is, if you're a black man in a X, you can be misinterpreted.’ • The above text is the justification behind the wardrobe choice for a certain character as clarified by the actor who plays him. • What is X and who is the character (same as the name of the show)?
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  8. 8. • X – Hoodie • Luke Cage
  9. 9. QUESTION 3 • The following is an incomplete list of songs as featured in the 2003 American Comedy film X. • "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" by AC/DC (The lead character uses the lyrics in a speech) • "Touch Me" by The Doors* • "Back in Black" by AC/DC • "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath • "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC • "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple • “Y" by Z* • "Moonage Daydream" by David Bowie • "TV Eye" by The Stooges* • "Ride into the Sun" by The Velvet Underground • "Heal Me, I'm Heartsick" by No Vacancy* • “X" by X • "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" (AC/DC cover) by X • "Math Is a Wonderful Thing" (cotd on next slide)
  10. 10. • The rock band Z are notoriously hesitant to allow their music to be licensed for commercial purposes. Knowing this, the director filmed a plea by the lead actor in front of 1,000 screaming fans, imploring the band to let the production use the “Y" in the movie. The plea worked and the filmed request is included on the DVD. • Just give X.
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  12. 12. • X – School of Rock
  13. 13. QUESTION 4 • For X, it was about “cluing in on each woman and finding her walk and her rhythm and her world view.” • X used a lot of music, formulating different dance forms and playlists for each character. • For example, X used an extensive background in dance to assign the “soccer mom” ballet, and the “hippie nerd” rave, and a “very frenetic, very animalistic” dance for the crazed assassin. • X’s efforts were only recently recognised by the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. • Which TV show did X work in?
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  15. 15. • Orphan Black • Tatiana Maslany
  16. 16. QUESTION 5 • Soodhu Kavvum is 2013 Tamil movie that revolves around the story of a group of people who plan to kidnap Arumai, the son of a wealthy businessman in order to obtain money. But things take a humorous turn when Arumai assists them in the kidnapping so that he can get the ransom money too. • This plotline is very similar to the plotline of the Hollywood movie X. • Other similarities include the misspelling of the word “kidnapping” in both the versions, where the actor in the Hollywood version spells it as “Kidnaping”. • Give X.
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  18. 18. • X – Horrible Bosses 2
  19. 19. QUESTION 6 • X creator based the character of Y on his friend and colleague, _____ Gheith. • Gheith was raised as a strict Muslim, but realized later in life that that religion didn’t provide all the answers like he was promised. He tried to become the brain type, but was then picked on even more. • The pair worked together on Channel 101, a monthly film festival that showcases serialized mini-TV shows in Los Angeles and New York. According to Gheith, “I think I’m a bit more aware socially. I can tell when people are uncomfortable … It seems like the one on the show has no idea that he’s around other people. Like he's watching them on TV. So he's kind of a kid-like version of me.” • X and Y?
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  21. 21. • X – Community • Y – Abed Nadir
  22. 22. THEME 1 FAMOUS ACTORS WHO STARTED ON TV
  23. 23. QUESTION 1 • During an interview to promote their 2015 movie, Margot Robbie and X played a game called Truth or Con. During the game, the interviewer asked Robbie ‘X was born in Brooklyn. Truth or Con?’, to which Robbie responded ‘Con. West Philadelphia, born and raised.’ as a reference to the show, Y, from the 90s that X appeared on. Her response was a part of the theme song for the series. • Who is X?
  24. 24. QUESTION 2 • X started on the show Y at age 17, but had to leave the show to attend college. • On being asked about a reunion for the show, X said “Hell yes. Though not sure how much sense it would make since the alien characters left earth at the end of the series. Still, I love all those folks so much, I’d love to..” • In his opening monologue for Saturday Night Live, X said – ‘It feels SO good to be here, hosting "Saturday Night Live". And I'll tell you why: I started out on television. Look, this is me, fifteen years ago on the show Y. [ reveal old photo ] I was such a CUTE little girl!’ as a reference to the look he sported on the show. • Who is X?
  25. 25. QUESTION 3 • X starred in the TV show Y that started in the 90s. Apart from gaining millions of fans because of her character, X also got a lot of attention for the hairstyles she sported during the show. One such iconic hairstyle was called “ The Z” , Z being the name of her character. • Ironically though, X hated “The Z” saying it was the ugliest haircut she had ever seen and would go bald for the rest of her life rather than sport “The Z”. • X recently captivated her fans by acting as a sex addict and a stripper among other things.
  26. 26. QUESTION 4 • X lied about her age to get cast in the TV show Y. X, who was 14 at that time, lied saying she was about to turn 18. The then-14-year-old reasoned that the producers wouldn't want to cast someone too young because of work hour restrictions for minors. • X’s first kiss was also on the show with a co-actor and she ended up marrying the same co-actors years later. • In the TV show, the series finale was set on New Year’s Eve, 1980, keeping in sync with the title of the show.
  27. 27. QUESTION 5 • X’s big television break came on Michael Crichton’s 1994 TV series Y, alongside Julianna Margulies of The Good Wife fame. • Y ran till 2009, becoming the longest primetime drama in American TV history. X left Y in the fifth season to focus on his film career. X had been making films while Y was on air anyway, including one superhero film. • X sparked false rumours of a crossover between Y and popular TV show Z when he guest starred on Z as a doctor along with his co-star from Y, both of whom served as dates for two of the lead actresses of Z in the episode. • In February 2016, X was slated to appear on the Jimmy Kimmel show for a special Y reunion, but unfortunately no one was available. So Hugh Laurie filled in alongside X instead, in his role of Dr House from House MD, to “save Jimmy’s life and perform CPR and speak medical jargon” • ID X.
  28. 28. ANSWERS FOLLOW
  29. 29. QUESTION 1 • During an interview to promote their 2015 movie, Margot Robbie and X played a game called Truth or Con. During the game, the interviewer asked Robbie ‘X was born in Brooklyn. Truth or Con?’, to which Robbie responded ‘Con. West Philadelphia, born and raised.’ as a reference to the show, Y, from the 90s that X appeared on. Her response was a part of the theme song for the series. • Who is X?
  30. 30. • X – Will Smith • Y – Fresh Prince of Bel Air
  31. 31. QUESTION 2 • X started on the show Y at age 17, but had to leave the show to attend college. • On being asked about a reunion for the show, X said “Hell yes. Though not sure how much sense it would make since the alien characters left earth at the end of the series. Still, I love all those folks so much, I’d love to..” • In his opening monologue for Saturday Night Live, X said – ‘It feels SO good to be here, hosting "Saturday Night Live". And I'll tell you why: I started out on television. Look, this is me, fifteen years ago on the show Y. [ reveal old photo ] I was such a CUTE little girl!’ as a reference to the look he sported on the show. • Who is X?
  32. 32. • X – Joseph Gordon-Levitt • Y – Third Rock From the Sun
  33. 33. QUESTION 3 • X starred in the TV show Y that started in the 90s. Apart from gaining millions of fans because of her character, X also got a lot of attention for the hairstyles she sported during the show. One such iconic hairstyle was called “ The Z” , Z being the name of her character. • Ironically though, X hated “The Z” saying it was the ugliest haircut she had ever seen and would go bald for the rest of her life rather than sport “The Z”. • X recently captivated her fans by acting as a sex addict and a stripper among other things.
  34. 34. • X – Jennifer Anniston
  35. 35. QUESTION 4 • X lied about her age to get cast in the TV show Y. X, who was 14 at that time, lied saying she was about to turn 18. The then-14-year-old reasoned that the producers wouldn't want to cast someone too young because of work hour restrictions for minors. • X’s first kiss was also on the show with a co-actor and she ended up marrying the same co-actors years later. • In the TV show, the series finale was set on New Year’s Eve, 1980, keeping in sync with the title of the show.
  36. 36. • X – Mila Kunis
  37. 37. QUESTION 5 • X’s big television break came on Michael Crichton’s 1994 TV series Y, alongside Julianna Margulies of The Good Wife fame. • Y ran till 2009, becoming the longest primetime drama in American TV history. X left Y in the fifth season to focus on his film career. X had been making films while Y was on air anyway, including one superhero film. • X sparked false rumours of a crossover between Y and popular TV show Z when he guest starred on Z as a doctor along with his co-star from Y, both of whom served as dates for two of the lead actresses of Z in the episode. • In February 2016, X was slated to appear on the Jimmy Kimmel show for a special Y reunion, but unfortunately no one was available. So Hugh Laurie filled in alongside X instead, in his role of Dr House from House MD, to “save Jimmy’s life and perform CPR and speak medical jargon” • ID X.
  38. 38. • X – George Clooney
  39. 39. THE FLUORESCENT ADOLESCENT QUIZ DRIES 2
  40. 40. RULES • There are 6 questions in this round. • This round will move clockwise till question 3, and then proceed in anti- clockwise. • On bounce, +10/0 and on pounce, +10/-10
  41. 41. QUESTION 1 • X and Y has an ongoing feud that had started way back in the third season of Y’s show, in 2005, where Y ended a particularly discouraging episode with, “My apologies to X, we ran out of time.” • Y has confirmed several times that he had name-dropped X only because his was the first A-list star he thought of. • This started a long string of pranks played on each other: 1. X yelling “I knew you were going to f-ing do it!” over the ending credits when he finally appeared on the show in 2006. 2. X having Y evicted from a Handsome Men list. 3. Y making a satirical music video with X’s best friend. 4. The same best friend sneaking X into his segment on X’s show in 2016. 5. And finally, X taunting Y at the 2016 Emmys for losing an Emmy ID X and Y.
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  43. 43. • X – Matt Damon • Y – Jimmy Kimmel
  44. 44. QUESTION 2 • In gay slang, a "friend of X" is a term for a gay man. The phrase dates back to at least World War II, when homosexual acts were illegal in the United States. Stating that, or asking if, someone was a "friend of X" was a euphemism used for discussing sexual orientation without others knowing its meaning. • This originated from the movie Y, as the lead actress was termed as a “gay icon”. In the film, X is accepting of those who are different. For example, the _____ living a lie. "I'm afraid there's no denyin', I'm just a dandy ____”, is a line from the movie. • The revelation that three of the seven husbands of the actress who played X were gay did not help her case. • Who is X?
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  46. 46. • X – Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz
  47. 47. QUESTION 3 • Following his departure from the revamped version of the British show X, Y has made statements regarding his time on X, as well as the reasons for it not working out. • Y called his brief, six-episode tenure "a complete honour, privilege, and a pleasure," while insisting he really tried his best. • Y delivered praise for X's probable new lead, Z. Considering his allegedly frosty relationship with the American and their absolute lack of chemistry, Y‘s warm, friendly, and supportive words are more than can be expected. "For me, he is the man. He is the captain X truly needs going forward, the perfect torso for the rest of X’s limbs," Y says. • Give X and Y/Z. (Part points)
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  49. 49. • X – Top Gear • Y – Chris Evans • Z – Matt LeBlanc
  50. 50. QUESTION 4 • The novel “Ring Around the Sun” tells the story of a group of mutants with enhanced mental abilities and the ability to move between parallel worlds organizing the colonization of those worlds by the population at large with the help of a certain device. • This device is said to have been the inspiration for an important plot element in a 2010 movie X. ID X , based on clues from the cover of the book.
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  52. 52. • Inception
  53. 53. QUESTION 5 • The video on the following slide is entitled ‘If real life was like X’, where X is the name of a TV show. • Give X.
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  55. 55. • X – House of Cards
  56. 56. QUESTION 6 • The National Innovation Foundation (NIF) was set up in 2000 by the government to provide institutional support for scouting, spawning, sustaining and scaling up the grassroots innovations across the country. Three such innovations from NIF are: • A painter from Maharashtra, put together a scooter-powered flour mill to relieve his wife from the tedium of waiting for wheat to be ground into flour through power cuts up to 10- hours long. • A fifth-standard dropout and a barber from Uttar Pradesh, invented a cycle-powered horse clipper that pares equine hair in half the time that it takes hard-to-find electric shavers. • A student from Kerala, created the exercycle-cum-washing-machine when her mother was ill and father had cancer. The Discovery Channel shot a video of her invention, now a YouTube hit. • Where have you seen these innovations?
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  58. 58. • 3 Idiots
  59. 59. THE FLUORESCENT ADOLESCENT QUIZ DRIES 3
  60. 60. RULES • There are 6 questions in this round. • This round will move anti-clockwise. • On bounce, +10/0 and on pounce, +10/-10
  61. 61. QUESTION 1 • Directors are taught in film school to avoid ________ as it feels stagey. A shot that is framed using the opposite strategy to ________ has a natural visual dynamism to it. It also makes for a more seamless edit to the next shot, especially if the previous one is shot the same way. But if you’ve watched anything by X, you know that seeming stagey has never been one of his concerns. Instead, X has developed his own quirky, immediately identifiable visual style. • Through out nature there are examples of _______ that we find beautiful, like in the wings of butterflies, flowers and snowflakes. Insects like honeybees also use _________ to organise their hives. • Just by adding painfully simple video graphics, Vimeo user and filmmaker Kogonada is able to breakdown the composition of every ________ shot from each of X’s movies and show us how he flawlessly uses ________ to construct a frame and give characters depth. The results are startlingly beautiful but show that X is very much a creature of habit. • Who is X?
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  63. 63. • X – Wes Anderson • Symmetry
  64. 64. QUESTION 2 • The TV show X, though having a huge fan-base now, was constantly under threat of being cancelled. Numerous references to this were made in the show itself. • In an episode titled S.O.Bs ( Save Our _____), Michael says “The HBO’s (Home Builder’s Organisation) not going to want us” referencing that the network HBO doesn’t pick up shows that have been cancelled by another network. • George then quips, “Well I think it’s Showtime” - a reference to another network that was rumoured to be willing to take X on. • Give X.
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  66. 66. • X- Arrested Development
  67. 67. QUESTION 3 • X is an organization consisting of agents of all nationalities. Responsible for "maintaining political and legal order anywhere in the world", it is multinational in makeup and international in scope, protecting and defending nations regardless of size or political persuasion. X operates in Communist and Third World countries the same way that it does in the Western nations. X is sponsored by the US, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Greece, Spain, Italy and Yugoslavia. Its primary opponent is the independent international criminal organization, THRUSH. • Though originally having a different explanation for the naming of X, the creators were forced by the UN to change the name as the UN did not want to be associated with a fictional organisation. • X is featured in both TV shows as well as a movie. Give X/ the name of the movie.
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  69. 69. • X- U.N.C.L.E • The Man from U.N.C.L.E
  70. 70. QUESTION 4 • Which character from TV is Abed portraying in the video?
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  72. 72. • Don Draper
  73. 73. QUESTION 5 • In a strange twist of irony, the upcoming movie X has been facing allegations of racism despite the studio having tried to work towards diversifying. • Critics said the larger physique of one of the characters is misrepresentative to the culture being depicted, and instead reinforces harmful stereotypes of people of the culture being obese. • Another controversy involves the Halloween costume designed for one of the characters. His physique, his costume, his tattoos and skin tone are all replicated which leaves lighter skinned fans of the character in a bit of a bind, furthering the belief that X promotes racism. • Which movie X?
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  75. 75. • X - Moana
  76. 76. QUESTION 6 • The game X depends only on luck and consists of series of 2-card tricks. Whoever has a card or combination of cards with the highest rate wins the trick. The card rate in this game is reversed, with a few exceptions. • The 2 of clubs is the highest-rated card. • There are 2 combinations that beat any cards: A Y(4 and 9) and a Z (3 and 6). The Y is the highest of those two. • Beginner's luck is very important in X. • ID X.
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  78. 78. • Cups from Friends

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