Are You Really A Paris Movie Buff?

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Many movies have been shot in Paris. As a Paris movie buff, you should know them (by heart? ) Take the quiz and see how well you know them. . . . Good luck !


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An easy one to start off – or is it? Which of the following movies – all set in Paris – won the most Oscars?
    • A. 

      Casablanca

    • B. 

      An American in Paris

    • C. 

      Gigi

    • D. 

      Is Paris Burning?

  • 2. 
    In which movie do we get the following synopsis of the Spanish Civil War? “I wanted to be a dancer. My father was a coal miner. An anarchist. Our house was full of politics all the time, but I was always finding a way to dance. When they declared the Socialist Republic, our house became a hospital. I tried to help, but I didn’t know anything, and people were dying in my arms. Then the soldiers came. I tried to stop them from taking my brother – that’s when they hurt my leg. After that, I knew I could not be a dancer. I wanted to help people, so that’s why I became a nurse. And why I need to go back to my country.”  
    • A. 

      Casablanca

    • B. 

      The Sun Also Rises

    • C. 

      Ronin

    • D. 

      Head in the Clouds

  • 3. 
    Audrey Hepburn probably starred in more “Paris” movies than any other Hollywood actress. Not, however, in Gigi, a movie that appears to have been written with Hepburn in mind. Nevertheless, there is a connection between Hepburn and the movie. Which of the following is it?
    • A. 

      She was originally given the role but could not push through with the shoot because she got pregnant.

    • B. 

      She was originally given the role but could not push through with the shoot because she fell ill.

    • C. 

      She was offered the role but refused because she morally objected to the concept of a young woman being prepared for a courtesan’s life.

    • D. 

      She had played the part in the original play on Broadway.

  • 4. 
    If Audrey Hepburn is the queen, the king of the Paris movie is – disappointingly, perhaps – Kevin Kline. No other actor seems to have impersonated as many different people with a “French connection” over the years. But which one of these performances is the odd one out?  
    • A. 

      A French Jewel Thief

    • B. 

      The Head of Parisian police

    • C. 

      A famous American composer

    • D. 

      A dashing officer in 15th century Paris

  • 5. 
    In terms of Paris and the movies: which of the following actors is the odd one out?
    • A. 

      Fred Astaire

    • B. 

      Marlon Brando

    • C. 

      Gene Kelly

    • D. 

      Paul Newman

  • 6. 
    In terms of Paris and the movies: which of the following directors is the odd one out?
    • A. 

      Ernst Lubitsch

    • B. 

      Alfred Hitchcock

    • C. 

      Martin Scorsese

    • D. 

      Steven Spielberg

  • 7. 
    For Hollywood even more than for anybody else, Paris is the city of love. But which of the following screen couples never exchanged a passionate kiss by the banks of the Seine or in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower?
    • A. 

      An NBA referee and an airline employee

    • B. 

      A US customs officer and an heiress in distress

    • C. 

      An American newspaper reporter and a beautiful young princess

    • D. 

      A banker and a chauffeur's daughter

  • 8. 
    People who come to Victor Hugo’s novel, having watched the Disney version of The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, will be in for a few surprises: there is a lot less singing, for one, the mood is altogether much darker, and there is no happily-ever-after ending either. Disney, meanwhile, took freedoms not only with the novel: the film makers also treated French history with a certain amount of poetic license. Which of the following errors did they commit?
    • A. 

      The film is set in 1482 when the actual church of Notre Dame was only about half-way completed.

    • B. 

      The original church had no gargoyles – not even ones that could not sing or dance. c. There is a character

    • C. 

      There is a character in the film called the Archdeacon, but there is no such office in the Catholic church.

    • D. 

      Esmeralda is a gypsy in the film, but no gypsies were allowed inside the walls of Paris throughout the Middle Ages. (In the book, she is Italian.)

  • 9. 
    They say that every protagonist in every movie about Paris has a room with a view of the Eiffel Tower. This is a gross exaggeration: the Arc de Triomphe and the Sacre Coeur will equally do. As a matter of fact, only one of the following does actually see the Eiffel Tower from the window in his / her flat or hotel room. Which one is it? 
    • A. 

      Marion Cottilard in La Mome

    • B. 

      Melvyn Douglas in Ninotchka

    • C. 

      Meg Ryan in French Kiss

    • D. 

      Linguini, the young cook, in Ratatouille

  • 10. 
    Actresses in musicals must, as a genaral rule, be able to dance and sing. If, however, their singing voices are not quite up to professional standard, there is always a way out. Bearing that in mind: which of the following performances is the odd one out?
    • A. 

      Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face

    • B. 

      Leslie Caron (Gigi) in Gigi

    • C. 

      Eva Gabor (Duchess) in Aristocats

    • D. 

      Demi Moore (Esmeralda) in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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