Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 25-5-2016: Star Wars … !

Right … 

It’s an official day to (mildly) panic!

I’m expecting visitors, any minute now: and in a BIT of a rush!

Amazing what revving up a laptop will do, isn’t it?

Or, at least, having a reputation for revving up a laptop will do!

At ANY rate … ?


At ANY rate, it’s a Wednesday.

Which means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s set: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 25th May, 1977, saw the original release of the first Star Wars movies.   What was it called?
Q2) That original film was re-titled in 1981: to include a subtitle.   What sub-title?
Q3) The film got its UK release in 1977.   When: 25th, 26th or 27th December?
Q4) The hero of the film, Luke Skywalker, was played by Mark Hamill.   Hamill has provided the voice for a cartoon version of which Batman villain?
Q5) Carrie Fisher plays Princess Leia in the film.   Name either of her celebrity parents.
Q6) David Prowse wore the costume, James Earl Jones provided the voice.   Of which ‘Star Wars’ character?
Q7) Han Solo was played by Harrison Ford: who also played Rick Deckard, in a Ridley Scott film.   Which Ridley Scott film?
Q8) More to the point, Han Solo flies a YT-1300 freighter.   Called the Millennium … what?
Q9) Peter Cushing appears in ‘Star Wars,’ as Grand Moff Tarkin: commander of the Galactic Empire’s huge evil space station.   That space station was called the what?
Q10) Alec Guinness appeared in ‘Star Wars’: as Ben ‘Obi-Wan’ Kenobi.   Ben Kenobi is what kind of knight?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 18th May saw what many regard as the first Indian feature film, released.   In which year: 1910, 1911 or 1912?
Q2) Called ‘Shree Pundalik,’ the film was how long: 20, 21 or 22 minutes?
Q3) Was the film silent, or a talkie?
Q4) If the film was a talkie, it would have been in which language: Hindi, Bengali or Marathi?
Q5) The film’s director, Dadasaheb Torne, spoke that language.   He’s also known as the what of Indian Cinema: father, mother or uncle?
Q6) Torne made a few silent films.   One of the last, ‘Sindabad Khalasi,’ was a version of which character’s story?
Q7) Shree Pundalik’ was shown in the Coronation Cinematograph, in Girgaum.   Girgaum is an area of which city: Kolkata, Mumbai or Chennai?
Q8) The word ‘Bollywood,’ is used to describe the Indian film industry.   Strictly speaking, though?   ‘Bollywood’ actually refers to Indian films from which City?
Q9) As of 2013, India’s film industry is the biggest on Earth, by output.   Which county‘s film industry is the second most prolific?
Q10) Finally … In 2015, the Indian film industry had gross box office takings of how much: $6 billion, $7 billion or $8 billion.

A1) 1912.
A2) 22.
A3) Silent.
A4) Marathi.
A5) Father.
A6) Sinbad the Sailor.   (NO! That’s Emilia Clarke!!!!!)
A7) Mumbai.
A8) Mumbai.   (They’re ALSO usually in Hindi.)
A9) Nollywood: in OTHER word’s, Nigeria’s.
A10) $8 billion.
Enjoy those … !

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