Film and Music: 10 questions

  1. Which film of 1953 stars Audrey Hepburn as a European princess who escapes for a day to see the sights of the European city she is staying in?
  2. Fidelio is the only opera by which composer?
  3. Which film’s main characters are Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara?
  4. In which year did Elvis Presley die (1 year either way)?
  5. The 2000 film Gladiator starred Russell Crowe as betrayed general Maximus Decimus Meridius, but who played the evil emperor Commodus in the same film?
  6. Who played bass in the Beatles?
  7. Which Japanese film provided the basis for John Sturges’ classic western The Magnificent Seven?
  8. Who composed the opera Carmen?
  9. Which mathematician and architect of Game Theory was the subject of the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind?
  10. Smetana and Dvořák are composers from which country?

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  1. Which film of 1953 stars Audrey Hepburn as a European princess who escapes for a day to see the sights of the European city she is staying in?
    A: Roman Holiday
  2. Fidelio is the only opera by which composer?
    A: Beethoven
  3. Which film’s main characters are Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara?
    A: Gone with the Wind
  4. In which year did Elvis Presley die (1 year either way)?
    A: 1977 (so a point for 1976 and 1978 as well)
  5. The 2000 film Gladiator starred Russell Crowe as betrayed general Maximus Decimus Meridius, but who played the evil emperor Commodus in the same film?
    A: Joaquin Phoenix
  6. Who played bass in the Beatles?
    A: Paul McCartney
  7. Which Japanese film provided the basis for John Sturges’ classic western The Magnificent Seven?
    A: The Seven Samurai
  8. Who composed the opera Carmen?
    A: Bizet
  9. Which mathematician and architect of Game Theory was the subject of the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind?
    A: John Nash
  10. Smetana and Dvořák are composers from which country?
    A: Czechoslovakia

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