Mar 3, 2008

Quentin Tarantino Quiz

1. What’s Quentin Tarantino’s middle name?
Ans: Jerome

2. What was Quentin's directorial debut?
Ans: My Best Friend's Birthday. "My Best Friend's Birthday" (1987) starred Craig Hamann and the man himself, Quentin. Quentin once said of the movie: "When the guys came, it was like, 'Oh you have another movie?' 'Yeah.' 'Can we see it?' 'No!'" The movie, which is very hard to find, pretty much tells of the exploits of a man and his friend planning a birthday party. "Reservoir Dogs" (1992) was his second, and "Pulp Fiction" (1994) was his third.

3. How many "Reservoir Dogs" are there (including the two that didn't go)?
Ans: There are eight: White, Pink, Blonde, Orange, Blue, Brown, Joe, and Nice Guy Eddie. These eight men work together to steal fresh-cut diamonds. When the robbery goes wrong, they realize that one of them is an informant.
4. What's in the briefcase from "Pulp Fiction"?
Ans: While many theories have sprung up surrounding the mysterious briefcase, Quentin has never divulged what was really inside. (In the director's cut of "Pulp Fiction", it's sem-revealed that it was his soul in the briefcase.)
5. In "Kill Bill, Vol. 1", for what brand of cigarettes did Sofie Fatale advertise?
Ans: Red Apple is Quentin's fictional brand of choice.
6. For which auspicious film board did Quentin serve as President in 2004?
Ans: Cannes. Ten years after receiving the Palme d'Or from Cannes for "Pulp Fiction", Quentin served as President of that same board. The recipient for the Palme d'Or of 2004 was Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11".
7. According to popular legend, how did Tarantino get the title for Reservoir Dogs?
Ans: He misheard the title of Louis Malle's Au Revoir Les Enfants
8. Tarantino's 1997 adaptation, Jackie Brown, was based on which book by US crime novelist Elmore Leonard?
Ans: Rum Punch.
9. Quentin Tarantino originally set out to be an actor. What was his screen debut?
Ans: Playing an Elvis impersonator in the TV sitcom The Golden Girls

10. Tarantino recently expressed an interest in directing the next outing in a successful film franchise. Which one?
Ans: The James Bond movies

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