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The Films That Changed Filmmaking Quiz
by Staff
A good movie can entertain and inspire, but a truly great film breaks down barriers and transforms the entire movie industry. Take our quiz to see how much you know about some of the most groundbreaking films in the history of filmmaking!

What year did Cooper and Schoedsack release their groundbreaking version of "King Kong," which set new heights in the world of special effects?

  • 1923
  • 1933
  • 1943

True or false: Buster Keaton did all his own stunts in the 1926 film "The General."

  • true
  • false

What did detractors call "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" before the film was released?

  • Disney's Wonder
  • Disney's Folly
  • Disney's Blockbuster

What 1960 flick inspired the modern slasher flick?

  • "Psycho"
  • "Cape Fear"
  • "The Birds"

How long was the 1903 film "The Great Train Robbery"?

  • 11 minutes
  • 78 minutes
  • two hours

What year was the propaganda piece "Battleship Potemkin" released?

  • 1905
  • 1915
  • 1925

True or false: "The Jazz Singer" was the first film to have sound.

  • true
  • false

Which of these films won the Oscar for best picture in 1940?

  • "Gone With the Wind"
  • "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"
  • "The Wizard of Oz"

How long was "Gone With the Wind"?

  • 1.5 hours
  • 2.5 hours
  • 3.5 hours

True or false: More people have seen "The Wizard of Oz" than any other film.

  • true
  • false

How many Academy awards did "The Wizard of Oz" win in 1940?

  • none
  • two
  • four

Who starred in the 1950 western "Winchester '73"?

  • John Wayne
  • Clark Gable
  • James Stewart

What year was the avant-garde "8 1/2" released?

  • 1943
  • 1953
  • 1963

What 1941 film routinely ranks among the best movies of all time?

  • "Gaslight"
  • "Citizen Kane"
  • "Casablanca"

What was the name of Orson Welles' character in "Citizen Kane"?

  • Edward Kane
  • Frederick Kane
  • Charles Kane

How old was Orson Welles when he made "Citizen Kane"?

  • 25 years old
  • 35 years old
  • 45 years old

What was Kane's last word in the film?

  • rosebud
  • Rita
  • redrum

What year was "2001: A Space Odyssey" released?

  • 1968
  • 1978
  • 2001

What was the name of the computer that played a major role in "2001: A Space Odyssey"?

  • HAL
  • HANK
  • HENRY

True or false: "Jaws" managed to break box-office records despite being shown in only a handful of theaters.

  • true
  • false

How many Academy award nominations did "Star Wars" earn in 1977?

  • six
  • 10
  • 14

True or false: George Lucas was granted 40 percent of the merchandising rights for "Star Wars" when the first film came out in 1977.

  • true
  • false

What year was "Jurassic Park" released?

  • 1988
  • 1993
  • 1998

What was the first full-length feature film made entirely using computer animation?

  • "Monster House"
  • "James and the Giant Peach"
  • "Toy Story"

Who played spaceman Buzz Lightyear in "Toy Story"?

  • Tim Allen
  • Tom Hanks
  • Eddie Murphy

How much did filmmakers spend making "The Blair Witch Project"?

  • $30,000
  • $60,000
  • $90,000

When was "The Blair Witch Project" released?

  • 1999
  • 2002
  • 2005

What year was "Avatar" released?

  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 2013

What was the name of the mystical blue people in "Avatar"?

  • Ma'li
  • Na'vi
  • Pa'ui

What rating did the 2011 film "Shame" earn?

  • PG-13
  • R
  • NC-17