May 18, 2011

A Christopher Nolan movie quiz

I had set these questions as part of a theme round at Abhimanyu 2011 (COEP's internal quiz).
  1. Tarantella and Larceny of two of Nolan's earliest short films. Which short featured Jeremy Theobald, who would appear in Nolan's first feature film?
  2. What is the name of the burglar played by Alex Haw in Following, which is shared by a leading character in another Nolan movie?
  3. The Pledge, the ____, the Prestige - What's in the middle?
  4. Who plays the role of Nikola Tesla in The Prestige?
  5. In which American state do the events of the film Insomnia take place?
  6. This character in Greek mythology was the daughter of King Minos, and helps Theseus in defeating the Minotaur and finding out his way from the Labyrinth. Also the name of a character in a Nolan movie. What?
  7. What geeky book did Hans Zimmer read as part of his preparation for creating the score for Inception, because he wanted to study "the idea of playfulness in mathematics and playfulness in music".
  8. In Batman Begins, what is the name of the Batmobile used (based on a military prototype by Lucius Fox)?
  9. Costumes of which comic characters do the bank robbers use at the beginning of The Dark Knight as part of their disguise?
  10. The official website of Memento had only one word in its url. What word?
  11. What Academy Award distinction links the Sidney Lumet film Network and The Dark Knight (and only these two films)?
  12. Of his seven releases, Nolan has worked with composer Hans Zimmer in 3 films. Who is the other music collaborator who made music for Following, Memento, Insomnia, and the Prestige?
  13. Retrograde amnesia is when a person forgets all memories before the loss event occurs. (i.e. the garden variety amnesia seen in Hindi films). What is the name of the other type of amnesia that Leonard Shelby in Memento suffers from?
  14. Which former Batman is one of the producers of Insomnia?
  15. Who will be playing the role of Catwoman in the next Batman movie?
Answers have been posted in the comments.


Mankutimma said...

Nice one!

Ill try to answer some of them

1) Doodlebug
3) The turn
4) David Bowie
5) Alaska
6) Ariadne
7) GEB
11) Posthumous academy award for a lead / suppporting role
13) Anterograde
15) Anne Hathway

Anonymous said...

Nolan is one of my most favorite Hollywood directors - I am crazy over Memento and I think that Dark Knight is THE best superhero movie. Ever.

I don't know the answers to most of these questions though:

5. Alaska
9. The Joker
10. otnemem (memento spelled backwards)
13. Short Term Memory Loss (?)


Unknown said...

M: well done, your precision is 100% :-)

Vishal: You got Alaska and (the more difficult) "otnemem" right.

Will post the answers later today.

Unknown said...


1 Doodlebug
2 Cobb
3 The Turn
4 David Bowie
5 Alaska
6 Ariadne
7 Godel, Escher, Bach
8 The Tumbler
9 Seven Dwarfs
10 otnemem (.com) - reverse
11 Posthumous acting oscars
12 David Julyan
13 Anterograde Amnesia
14 George Clooney
15 Anne Hathaway

Amit Patil said...

Really nice :)