Saturday, 11 May 2013

The Daily Teaser — 11-5-2013: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences

You know, I’ve got to admit, I’m at it again.

Yes, folks.

I’m yawning.

Mostly where I’d taken a little time, last night, to catch a film: appropriately enough, given today’s theme.

I’ve got to admit, though … ?   ‘A Little Time’ is possible the wrong term, given the film in question was The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, clocking in 2 hours and 49 minutes.

Either way … ?   I’ll have a post up about it, later.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Adrence putting in their answers: with Debbi telling she’s got a whole day of writing, done, it saw Adrence* bagging zero out of ten, and Debbi* scoring ten.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s Academically themed questions, shall we … ?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 11th May, 1927, saw the founding of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.   Which studio head’s idea was it … ?
Q2) Which studio did he head … ?
Q3) Which actor was the organization’s first president … ?
Q4) Who’s the current Academy President … ?
Q5) The Academy’s Board of Governors is made up of members of the sixteen Academy branches: name one of them.
Q6) What nickname is given to the Academy Awards statuette … ?
Q7) In which year were those awards first handed out … ?
Q8) What film won the Best Picture gong, at those first awards … ?
Q9) As of 2012, how many Academy members voted for those awards: 4,783, 5,783 or 6,783 … ?
Q10) And FINALLY … Which film — in February of this year — won the Best Picture award … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th May, 1954, saw Bill Haley release what became the world’s first rock and roll Number 1: what was it called … ?
A1) Rock Around The Clock’.
Q2) What’s the first line of the song … ?
A2) One, Two, three o’clock, four o’clock, rock
Q3) According to the song, if the band slows down, we’re … ?
A3) Going to yell for more’.
Q4) What was the full name of Bill Haley’s band … ?
A4) Bill Haley and his Comets.
Q5) As of 2008, how many versions of the band now claim to be the originals … ?
A5) Three.   (3).
Q6) Back to the record, again: the ‘B’ side was called Thirteen … what … ?
A6) Thirteen Women   (And Only One Man In Town).   (It’s a deep philosophical exploration of what could happen if the H bomb went off.   Apparently … )
Q7) Bill Haley — and the band — had their first US hit with ‘Crazy, Man, Crazy’: in which year of the 1950s … ?
A7) 1953.
Q8) What was the band’s follow-up to their first number one called … ?
A8) Shake, Rattle and Roll’.
Q9) Bill and the band also — famously — said ‘See You Later …’ to who … ?
A9) The Alligator.
Q10) And finally … In which year of the 1970s did Haley last play in the UK … ?
A10) 1979.

Enjoy those, everyone … 

I’ll leave you with this tune, as it got the Academy Award for Best Song … 

And with this quip from Daniel Day-Lewis, on winning his third award …
“I need to have a lie-down for a couple of years after this one”
Daniel Day-Lewis
Have a good day.

*        Adrence … ?    I think it’s the water in Maryland: I think that’s what helps Debbi keep amazing … !


Mr Strict said...

1> Louis B. Mayer.
2> MGM.
3> Douglas Fairbanks.
4> Howard Winchel "Hawk" Koch, Jr.
5> Actors.
6> Oscar.
7> 1929.
8> Wings.
9> 5783.
10> Argo

Debbi said...

Thank you, Paul! :) I just keep showing up.

1. Louis B. Mayer
2. MGM
3. Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
4. Hawk Koch
5. Actors and Writers
6. the Oscar
7. 1929
8. Wings
9. 5,783
10. Argo

BTW, I'm really not a robot. :-D

Right, Mr. Strict? :-)