MOVIE QUIZ - LAWYERS & COURTROOMS

  
By:  Buzz of the Orient  •  2 weeks ago  •  17 comments


MOVIE QUIZ - LAWYERS & COURTROOMS
 

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MOVIE QUIZ - LAWYERS & COURTROOMS

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PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS OR ANY HINT IN A COMMENT, OR YOU WILL RUIN THE QUIZ FOR EVERYONE ELSE.    POST THEM IN A PRIVATE NOTE TO ME, BUZZ OF THE ORIENT, AND I WILL REPLY WITH YOUR SCORE AND THE CORRECT ANSWERS.

Don't forget that I am on the other side of the world (of most of you) and I could be asleep when you send your answers, so be patient - I will get to your PN as soon as I can.

PLEASE, PLEASE, READ WHAT IS BELOW IN ORDER TO NOT MAKE MISTAKES AND TO GET A BETTER SCORE.  YOU MUST COMPLY WITH WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN BELOW.

The genre this time is lawyer and courtroom movies, so besides the two image clues, the third clue is that the movie MUST be a movie where a lawyer and/or a courtroom is an important aspect of the movie.  Use any list to seek answers.  A lawyer and/or a courtroom may only be a small part of the movie, but it will be an important part.

Save for one movie that is from the late 1930s, most of the movies are more recent than that but are spread over the past 8 decades. For the first time for one of my quizzes I have seen all of the movies myself, so in this case the clues will not make it easy to guess the title because for most of the questions the clues represent some relevant and important aspect, item, fact or scenario of the movie.  I don't expect high scores like the 18. 19 or 20 from the last quiz. so this quiz is going to be the challenge that the previous ones were not and you may have to have seen the movie (or at least have read a synopsis of the film) or read the book from which it may have been adapted.  Although some of the movies are ones I've used for previous quizzes, I have tried to use different clues this time, and as usual I don't think any of the image clues are actual screen shots from the movies.    

I try to use clues that do not make it easy to do a web search, and web searching using web programs that identify movies from the clues is cheating, but once you think you know the answer I recommend that you check to make sure the title is correct.  Some participants lose points because they fail to do that.

THE RULES  

I am being lenient and you will not lose score for not capitalizing or using proper punctuation or correct spelling or adding an extraneous or leaving off a "the" or "A", but I will have to make a decision between your just naming what the clues are and the actual movie name.  Just identifying the images does not necessarily mean that you know the name of the movie, which is why I recommend that you check to make sure the name is correct, because the images may only be a CLUE to the ACTUAL name of the movie.  As previously, original movies or remakes with the same name will be okay, and if you can convince me that the clues are just as relevant for a different lawyer or courtroom movie than I meant I may accept it as a valid answer.   TV movies are also acceptable, but not TV series unless it is an adaptation of a novel that is too long for one episode to complete. 

There are many hard ones to guess, but also some very easy ones, so give it a try and NAME THESE MOVIES.

Please number your answers the same as the images.

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1  author  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

It's been almost a couple of months since I've posted a movie quiz so I guess it's about time.  I predicted that this one might be political movies, but I've determined that so many of them are so alike that it would be impossible for me to score the many possible answers I would get.  Besides, there are so many political articles on the Home (Front) Page these days that who the hell needs even more.   So this quiz is going to be limited to movies about lawyers and/or courtrooms.  You don't have to have been a lawyer to have seen these movies, but the clues are more difficult than recent quizzes, which means this one will be a real challenge - it just might separate the novices from the afficionados.   So give it a try, and as always, please remember....

PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS OR ANY HINT IN A COMMENT, OR YOU WILL RUIN THE QUIZ FOR EVERYONE ELSE.    POST THEM IN A PRIVATE NOTE TO ME, BUZZ OF THE ORIENT, AND I WILL REPLY WITH YOUR SCORE AND THE CORRECT ANSWERS.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
2  charger 383    2 weeks ago

This one will take some thinking

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @2    2 weeks ago

Absolutely.

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
3  Veronica    2 weeks ago

Wow.... I am going to have to do a lot of thinking on this one.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
3.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Veronica @3    2 weeks ago

I think you did.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
4  Split Personality    2 weeks ago

I have ten

and a headache, lol.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
4.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Split Personality @4    2 weeks ago

50% was still a pass where I came from. 

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
5  Gordy327    one week ago

I have nothing. Courtroom dramas was never my thing. The only 2 I can recall watching was (deleted) and (deleted).

(Courtroom movie names are HINTS, so PLEASE!!!!  Buzz of the Orient)

 
 
 
Snuffy
Senior Guide
5.1  Snuffy  replied to  Gordy327 @5    one week ago

Yeah, I'm with you.  I can only figure a couple of them.  Courtroom dramas were not my thing either, never even watched a single episode of Perry Mason.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
5.1.1  Gordy327  replied to  Snuffy @5.1    one week ago

I think I might have 2 of them. But I am not really sure. I'm completely ignorant of courtroom shows. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
5.1.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gordy327 @5.1.1    one week ago

You might be surprised when you eventually see the answers.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6  author  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

This has been up for 3 days and only two members felt confident enough to submit answers, and they did not do so badly because I predicted there would not be the high scores achieved in much easier recent quzzes.  I don't feel the questions are impossible because between those two members only three questions have not been answered, and I think one of those is really easy.  It was definitely necessary to know the story of the other two. 

I'll give it another couple of days, and then I'll close the quiz.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
7  author  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

CORRECTION:  Four questions, not three, have not been answered, and two, if not three of them were questions on earlier quizzes, but with different clues. and they were answered correctly back then. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
8  author  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

LAST CALL.   This quiz will be closed around 13 hours from now.  The winners will be announced and the answers will be posted at that time.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
9  author  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

Time is up.  As expected, the greater challenge posed by this quiz led to lower scores than the past few that I had posted.  The winner is Veronica with a score of 14 out of 20.  In second place is Split Personality who scored 13, and there is a tie for third place with both Nowhere Man and Kathleen achieving a score of 12.  Honourable mention goes to Vic Eldred who got 11.  Two other members submitted their answers.  

Being aware of the difficulty of the quiz, I'm explaining the significance of the clues to the movies.  As you can see, in most cases it would have been necessary to have actually watched the movie, or perhaps read the novel from which it was adapted, in order to figure out the answer.  Many of the movies on the list earned Oscars for something or other and all starred well-known actors so they were not esoteric choices.  

Four of the movies were not identified by any of the participants - numbers 2, 3, 5 and 19, and I wonder if looking back they would now realize that they might have known the answers   This was the first quiz I have ever produced where I had actually watched every movie, and in the case of the four that were adapted from John Grisham novels, read the books as well. 

1  My Cousin Vinny - tire tracks were a main clue used against the boys being charged with an offence.   The unforgettable scene when Marisa Tomei was stomping her foot while she yelled at Joe Pesci could be why she won the Oscar for her performance.

2.  A Place in the Sun - George Eastman (Montgomery Clift) was not supposed to socialize with the workers at his uncle's factory, but he accidentally met worker Shelley Winters in a movie theatre and started an affair with and impregnated her.  Then he developed a relationship with the wealthy and beautiful Angela Vickers (Elizabeth Taylor) so he had to get rid of Shelley, took her out on a rowboat with dark thoughts, but she fell in accidentally and drowned by herself, but he was charged with her murder.  The rowboat became key evidence at his trial.

3. The Life of Emile Zola - Zola wrote the book NANA about a prostitute and it got him started on his road to success.  French Army Officers are key to the plot of the movie.

4.  To Kill a Mockingbird - the movie opens with Atticus Finch's (Gregory Peck's) daughter Scout rummaging through the family treasure box.  It contains items mentioned by Scout and Atticus - a gold watch and a string of pearls,  The man Atticus tried to defend ended up being lynched.

5.  QB VII - A TV movie about a libel action in England brought by a doctor (Anthony Hopkins) who had castrated Nazi concentration camp prisoners, against an author who exposed him (note the castration tool).  He won the trial, and was awarded a half penny as damages for his loss of reputation. 

6.  The Young Philadelphians - Tony Lawrence (Paul Newman) was a young lawyer who had the good fortune to have pleased Mrs. J. Arthur Allen (a multimillionaire who brought her Chihuahua dog to his office wanting an addition to her will for the dog) and that started his road to success.  He successfully defended his friend Chet (Robert Vaughn) by fooling a pompous butler with a glass of gin that the butler thought was water until he drank it. 

7.  Philadelphia - Should not have to explain this one.  Tom Hanks was a lawyer who was fired because he had AIDS (hence the AIDS ribbon) and of course it took place in Philadelphia where the Liberty Bell is located.

8.  Legally Blonde - blonde hair (needs no explanation).  Knowledge of the correct thing to do with shampoo (i.e. not after a perm) was the reason Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) won her case. 

9.  Inherit the Wind - A wind turbine signifies the wind. Teaching evolution is what caused Bert Cates (Dick York) the teacher to be tried.  

10.  Fracture - a bone fracture.  A pair of Glock 21 pistols that were switched in order to mislead the trial.

11.  Lincoln Lawyer - a Lincoln car (obvious hint)  & It was a parking ticket that was the key evidence to arrest Matthew McConaughey's client. 

12.  Miracle on 34th Street - jar of Miracle Whip & Santa Claus parade.  Nobody could miss this one.

13.  A Time to Kill - a young African American girl (rape victim) & KKK burning cross, as put on the front lawn of defence counsel Jake Brigance's (Matthew McConaughey's) home.

14.  Judgment at Nuremberg - picture of Nuremberg castle & a gavel striking the passing of judgment.

15.  A Few Good Men - Guantanamo Bay military camp & CODE RED, was called to order the two men being tried to punish a man who then died. 

16.  Runaway Jury - people running away & a jury  (the images spell out the movie title)

17.  The Rainmaker - image of a person attracting money (i.e. a rainmaker) & a baseball bat.  A baseball bat was used to kill the abusive husband who had used it to abuse his wife.

18.  The Verdict - Symbol of the Archdiocese of Boston, the owner of the hospital in which Frank Galvin's (Paul Newman's) client was turned into a vegetable due to the negligence of an anesthetist.

19.  The Client - the movie protagonist was a boy who saw someone commit suicide - he lived with his mother and brother in a trailer.  The key missing evidence for the trial that was the issue of the movie was the body of a Senator who had been killed, and the boy learned from the person committing suicide where it was buried, in a boathouse

20.  Anatomy of a Murder - this one's a gift. An anatomy diagram & a murder scene.

Thanks to all who participated.  I don't know what theme the next quiz will be, and I'm not sure when I'm going to create it. 

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
10  Nowhere Man    one week ago

Not challenging the judgment of the judge here, but I do have an issue with #4 

The opening scene of To Kill a Mockingbird is of the contents of Scout's cigar box used to hold mementos that were important to her, not the jewelry travel case in the clue... and Tom, the accused black man, was not lynched as lynching is typically understood and depicted in the clue, he was shot attempting to escape custody... 

There is no movie I'm aware of that has any combined reference to a jewelry case and lynching that I'm aware of... I was told that there was one person that guessed the answer correctly though, so they stand....

Lucky guess...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
10.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @10    one week ago

They were not such bad clues, especially since the winner of this quiz figured them out.  I will repeat what I told you in a PN, and we will let others determine whether the clues were not so bad as your very exacting complaint indicates.  The only possible source available to me for a picture of what was easily identifiable as an actual common cigar box containing treasures might have been a screen shot from the movie itself and as I indicated in my intro to the quiz I would not knowingly use screen shots which would have guaranteed identifying the film other than through memory or skill.  In fact, the jewellery box clue specifically contained the three items that were identified in the dialogue between Scout and Atticus at that time - a gold watch, a string of pearls, and a ring. 

As for the use of a lynching symbol, it is a commonplace symbol and well identifies the lynching of African Americans during that era and location, and had I used a photo of a person getting shot I doubt it would have been as identifiable as the image was.  Although it may have been explained that he was shot while trying to escape, the mob scene leading up to it may have indicated that getting shot while trying to escape (a ruse commonly used when a prisoner is intentionally shot) may not have been the truth.  The dictionary meaning of the word "lynch" clearly indicates that it could "especially" be by hanging, but the word "especially" does not mean "exclusively" and does not exclude the fact that other means to kill could be used, so it may well have been a "lynching" even if he had been shot:

lynch
VERB
  1. (of a mob) kill (someone), especially by hanging, for an alleged offense with or without a legal trial:

Had the movie not been correctly identified, especially by the person who was capable of getting the highest score on this quiz, I might have been more amenable to the argument. 

 
 

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