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Hey gang. Welcome to the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins and for our 99th episode, we’re diving into movie musicals. Specifically, film adaptations of stage musicals or musicals that originated on film.
We’re into the holiday season and what better time than to watch and sing along with your favorite films. As always, we’ve got three rounds of ten questions each. If you’re looking for rules or score cards, you can find both at dorkygeekynerdy.com/rules.
I think that about covers things and I hear the overture starting, so let’s get started.
The Dorky Round
1. In what musical would you find 'corn as high as an elephant's eye'?
2. What movie musical does Wall-E watch on VHS?
3. From what film did Rex Harrison dedicate his Academy Award win to Audry Heburn and Julie Andrews?
4. Dick Van Dyke played both Bert and Mr. Dawes, Senior in what film?
5. What Great Depression-era musical was adapted for the big screen in 1982, then again in a modern setting, in 2014?
6. What 2019 movie musical was rereleased in the same year with updated CGI?
7. Ironically, the debut of what movie musical came several months after Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Baily Circus ceased doing performances?
8. What 2012 movie musical made the unusual choice of recording all the singing live on set, rather than rerecording it in a music studio?
9. What movie musical marked the film debut of Tim Curry?
10. Maria von Trapp appears as an extra in what 1965 movie?
The Geeky Round
1. Significant rewrites were made to the 1961 adaptation of what musical to make it less patronizing to the Asian-American community?
2. Norman Jewison, when brought in to direct what film, said to executives at United Artists, 'You know I'm not Jewish, right?'
3. 2002's Chicago was the theatrical debut of what director?
4. Vanessa Redgrave replaced Julie Andrews in what fantastical musical adaptation?
5. The crew had only 30 minutes between 7:20 and 7:50 pm to film the freeway dance number in what movie?
6. What movie musical had six directors, but only Victor Fleming was credited?
7. Gerard Butler had never had a proper singing lesson prior to filming what musical?
8. Stockard Channing was 33 when she played a high school student in what movie?
9. Who wrote the songs for the movie, Labyrinth?
10. Sacha Baron Cohen sang the entire score of Fiddler on the Roof as his audition for what movie?
The Nerdy Round
1. What movie musical was the first film to win a Best Director Oscar for two directors?
2. What musical is based (loosely) on the life of Anna Leonowens?
3. What actress provided the singing voice for Audry Hepburn in My Fair Lady and Natalie Wood in West Side Story?
4. Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin did all their own singing in what 1969 musical?
5. In December 2008, what movie musical became the highest grossing film in the UK?
6. Peter Ostrum played the child lead in what 1971 movie and then never acted again?
7. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who wrote the music for The Little Mermaid and Beauty & the Beast, also did the music for what 1986 horror musical?
8. What 2005 film is a movie about a play based on a play about a play based on a movie?
9. Tim Burton directed Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in two movies in 2005. The first was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. What was the second?
10. All the songs in The Muppet Movie were written by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher except one. Which one?
And that’s it for this week’s episode. I hope you had fun and maybe found a few new musicals to check out during the holiday season.
We’ll be back again next week for our…drum roll please…100th episode. The time really does fly by. Maybe that’s just 2020. Here’s your clue for next week:
“As of December 2020, what franchise has no less than five TV series in production or pre-production?”
And I promise, this episode is going to be big and fun. I hope to see you back here next Wednesday.
This has been the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins. You can find me and my other projects at Thevoicesinmyhead.com. The music has been by Jason Shaw. You can find his work at audionautix.com.
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