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 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   FilmScoreExaminer   (Member)

You guys have all done phenomenally.

Special thanks to 'dan the man', 'DeviantMan' and 'Bob DiMucci' - you guys rock and I am in awe of your genius.

Some of your questions will certainly be reserved for the more difficult sections and levelling up.

So far, all of these that I deemed usable were, in fact, used and are currently in the system on the template. I have about 60 question so far so....240 to go!!

I do want to mix in a few easier ones for the causal movie viewer. I have written about 15 that I consider to be extremely easy. Most are regarding Hans Zimmer, matching certain blockbuster films to their composers, etc. Lots of Zimmer, Williams, Horner, etc.

You guys are stellar, thanks again.

The requirements for questions are that they be no more than 130 characters as well.

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 5:37 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

1. Which film score composer did NOT work with master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock?
a) David Raksin, b) Henry Mancini, c) Bernard Herrmann, d) John Williams.

Very tricky question, since Mancini's score was rejected, so it's not so famous as his other works, and many non-specialists can answer b) wink

Actually an incorrect question,
Hitchcock worked with and rejected Mancini's effort and prior to that, Hitch threw out Herrmann's TORN CURTAIN

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

Which of these track titles has NOT appeared in multiple Danny Elfman score albums?

a) "Clown Attack"
b) "The Final Confrontation"
c) "Weepy Donuts"
d) "Main Title"

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   FilmScoreExaminer   (Member)

Well, technically, the question says who did not "work with" him - so even if he was fired, he worked with him.

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

Which of these composers has NOT scored a James Bond film?

a) James Newton Howard
b) Bill Conti
c) Michael Kamen
d) Thomas Newman

Which of these composers has NOT scored a Batman film?

a) Jerry Goldsmith
b) Danny Elfman
c) Elliot Goldenthal
d) Hans Zimmer

Which of these composers has NOT scored a Star Trek film?

a) Trevor Jones
b) James Horner
c) Leonard Rosenman
d) Michael Giacchino

Which of these composers has NOT scored an A L I E N film?

a) Christopher Young
b) James Horner
c) Elliot Goldenthal
d) John Frizzell

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   FilmScoreExaminer   (Member)

Love where your heads at. I already had the 'which has not scored a super-hero film' & 'which has not scored a batman film'

Good stuff. Keep it coming. Your work is appreciated.

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

With my questions the first choice is the answer.

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   Michael Barrett   (Member)

Okay, I'll jump in for fun.

Which Walt Disney movie didn't win an Oscar for Best Song?
Bambi, Pinocchio, Mary Poppins, Song of the South

Which of these composers never wrote a film score?
Bela Bartok, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Dmitri Shostakovich, Philip Glass

Which of the following composers never wrote a film score?
Maurice Ravel, Francis Poulenc, Erik Satie, Ralph Vaughan Williams

(note for the curious: Satie scored the silent short "Entr'acte")

Which of these composers never scored a sci-fi movie?
Olivier Messiaen, John Corigliano, Arthur Bliss, Toru Takemitsu

(note: Messiaen never scored any movie, to my knowledge, but the sci-fi detail makes it fun)

The score to "The Sting" is based on whose music?
Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers

Whom did MGM court to write music for "The Good Earth"?
Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky, Hoagy Carmichael, William Walton

Who scored "The Planet of the Apes" and "Patton"?
Jerry Goldsmith, Jerry Fielding, Jerry Lewis, Jerry Mathers

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To Michael Barrett- Jerry Lewis, I love it [ha-ha]

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 6:18 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

Miklos Rozsa scored a film for which of these famed French directors?

Jean Luc Godard, Louis Malle, Jean Renoir, Alain Resnais, Francois Truffaut

Answer: Alain Resnais

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 7:44 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

Well, technically, the question says who did not "work with" him - so even if he was fired, he worked with him.

Thank you, Hunter.

Best of luck making 300. I will try to come up with some more.

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 8:41 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

I'd try to post more questions and fix errors on the spreadsheet , but I can't from my iPhone.

FYI: The Omen is '76 not '77 which is Star Wars

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Due to budget limitations, Jerry Goldsmith wasn't hired to score POLTERGEIST III, instead it was scored by...

Joe Renzetti, Graeme Revell, Hans Zimmer, Michael Boddicker

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 8:51 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Italian film director, Dario Argento, collaborated with which uniquely named rock band on several of his horror films?

Goblin, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Scorpions

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 8:51 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

What was the final film that Bernard Herrmann composed music for?

Taxi Driver, Carrie, The Fury, Obsession

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Who served as "scoring consultant" to Daft Punk on their score for Disney's TRON LEGACY?

Bruce Broughton, Harry Gregson-Williams, Hans Zimmer, James Horner

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 9:15 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Who departed from Walt Disney Studios shortly after winning Best Song and Score Oscars for PINOCCHIO (1940)?

Leigh Harline, Ned Washington, Frank Chuchill, Paul J. Smith

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 9:17 PM   
 By:   The Beach Bum   (Member)

Elmer Bernstein's main theme from The Magnificent Seven was later licensed for use in commercials advertising:

A) Odor Eaters.
B) Marlboro Cigarettes.
C) The Ford Mustang.
D) Colt 45 Malt Liquor.

B: Marlboro Cigarettes

Which of the following films was NOT scored by John Williams?

A) Diamond Head.
B) None But The Brave.
C) Duel.
D) Spacecamp.

C: Duel

Composer Monty Norman based "The James Bond Theme" on a tune he had written several years earlier, called:

A) Bee's Knees.
B) Secret Agent Man.
C) Kinky.
D) Good Side, Bad Side.

D: Good Side, Bad Side

The theremin was first utilized on a soundtrack, in the score for:

A) The Day The Earth Stood Still.
B) Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe.
C) Plan Nine From Outer Space.
D) Spellbound.

D: Spellbound

All of the following pictures contained a soundtrack exclusively made-up of existing classical music (and no music specifically composed for the film), except:

A) The Red Violin.
B) 2001: A Space Odyssey.
C) Kramer Vs. Kramer.
D) Lorenzo's Oil

A: The Red Violin

Carl Orff's choral work "Carmina Burana" was used in which one of the following films:

A) Conan The Barbarian.
B) Excalibur.
C) The Omen.
D) The Mission.

B: Excalibur

Which of the following composers was best-known as a successful composer of classical music before turning his hand to writing film music:

A) John Corigliano.
B) John Williams.
C) Hans Zimmer.
D) John Barry.

A: John Corigliano

This film composer was once an actor who had a recurring role in a soap opera, was later a session player (and accomplished performer of Indian instruments like the santoor and swarmandal), and sang his Oscar-nominated song at the Academy Awards one year. He is:

A) Randy Newman.
B) Hans Zimmer.
C) Satyajit Ray.
D) George Fenton.

D: George Fenton

Which of the following classical composers did NOT write any music for films:

A) Aaron Copland.
B) Gyorgy Ligeti.
C) Toru Takemitsu.
D) Dmitri Shostakovich.

B: Gyorgy Ligeti

All of these composers wrote scores for Harry Potter films, except:

A) Nicholas Hooper.
B) John Williams.
C) James Horner.
D) Alexandre Desplat.

C: James Horner

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

What American film music composer was hired to write music for Hideo Kogima's METAL GEAR SOLID video game franchise?

Harry Gregson-Williams, Hans Zimmer, Christopher Lennertz, Michael Giacchino

 Posted:   Nov 20, 2013 - 11:13 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

His first film score was for Orson Welles' first film, "Citizen Kane" -- Bernard Herrmann; Henry Mancini; Hans Salter; John Williams

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