Reel Romance

This week bandita Nancy Northcott and I are headed to Lori Foster’s Reader-and-Author-Get-Together for basically fun and games and a fun booksigning. If you’re heading over, I hope to see you there. If you’re not, I hope you consider it for next year. It’s a lot of fun at a reasonable price.

Last year, Patricia Sargeant and I sponsored a game called Reel Romance. It’s basically a trivia game using romance movies. We had 100+ questions. We won’t be doing it this year, but I thought we could play a limited version on the blog. I’ll choose a Star Warscouple of people leaving comments on the blog for prizes – even if their answers are wrong ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

1. In “Star Wars: A New Hope” what was Han Solo’s response to Princess Leia’s declaration of love?

2. In the 1996 film, “Emma,” who plays Mr. Knightly opposite Gwyneth Paltrow’s Emma?

3. In “Romancing the Stone,” what was the name of the romance writer? Bonus Point: What happened to the alligator that swallowed the stone?Romancing the Stone

4. In “Sleepless in Seattle,” where do love birds Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan have their fateful meeting at the end of the movie? Bonus Point: This remake was based on what movie?

5. In “Lord of the Rings,” who is Samwise Gamgee”s secret crush?

6. Name the movie: Harrison Ford plays a sexy American WWII pilot based in London but when all is said and done – doesn’t get the girl

Pillow Talk7. In the 1959 Rock Hudson/Doris Day Romantic Comedy “Pillow Talk,” what do the two characters have in common? a) a publisher b) a friend c) a party line d) an employer. Bonus Point: What is the name of the (awful) 2003 remake of this film?

8. What movie had the line “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”

9. In “The Wedding Singer,” how does the little old lady pay Robbie Hart for music lessons?Stranger than Fiction

10. In “Stranger than Fiction,” what gift does the IRS agent, Harold Crick, give the attractive tax-delinquent baker?

Okay guys! ย Let’s play trivia!

Comments

41 Comments

  • Lindsey says:

    1. I know.
    2. Jeremy Northam
    3. Joan Wilder and boots.
    4. The Space Needle and An Affair to Remember.
    5. Rose
    6. Hanover Street
    7. C. A party line and Down with Love
    8. Notting Hill (great movie)
    9. I think it was cookies but I’m not sure.
    10. I’ve never seen this one. ๐Ÿ™

    • Lindsey –

      Six (and a half) out of Ten – not bad! I won’t give away the answers quite this early – but good job!

      Darn – that pesky rooster is complaining that I didn’t use a movie title that had a mention of poultry. Can anyone think of such a movie besides Chicken Little?

    • Lindsay, good luck with winning Donna’s prizes. You’ve definitely won the Golden Rooster, our prize (?) for the first poster of the day!

  • Jane says:

    Hello Donna,
    Off the top of my head, I only know a few of the answers.
    1. “I know.”
    2. Jeremy Northam
    8. “Notting Hill”

  • Donna, what fun! I love trivia contests. Actually I haven’t seen quite a few of these movies, so I’d be hopeless – good thing I’m not in the running for the prizes! Have a wonderful time at Lori’s event. It always sounds like a bucket-load of fun!

    • I must admit that I picked some of the more difficult movies because we have “smarter than the average bear” participants! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m looking forward to Lori’s this year especially as Nancy will also be there. Suz came last year – we’re working our way through the lair ๐Ÿ™‚

  • flchen1 says:

    How fun, Donna! I only know the answer to the first question, in which Han Solo (in)famously replies, “I know” to Princess Leia’s heartfelt declaration ๐Ÿ˜‰ Looking forward to seeing what all the movie trivia buffs come up with!

    • fichen –

      LOL – You know, if I were taking the quiz (and not in possession of the answers) I would have missed that question and the one about Sam Gamgee’s girlfriend myself. While I’m an original Star War’s fan – I sort of lost interest in the latter Star Wars films beyond the first. As for Sam’s love interest, I could have told you her profession ๐Ÿ™‚ but not her name.

  • Mozette says:

    1. In โ€œStar Wars: A New Hopeโ€ what was Han Soloโ€™s response to Princess Leiaโ€™s declaration of love?

    ‘I know.’

    2. In the 1996 film, โ€œEmma,โ€ who plays Mr. Knightly opposite Gwyneth Paltrowโ€™s Emma?

    Colin Firth

    3. In โ€œRomancing the Stone,โ€ what was the name of the romance writer? Bonus Point: What happened to the alligator that swallowed the stone?

    Gene Wilder and the croc gets turned into a pair of cowboy boots

    4. In โ€œSleepless in Seattle,โ€ where do love birds Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan have their fateful meeting at the end of the movie? Bonus Point: This remake was based on what movie?

    Crystler Building … and the movie was a remake of ‘An Affair to Remember’

    5. In โ€œLord of the Rings,โ€ who is Samwise Gamgeeโ€s secret crush?

    Galadriel

    6. Name the movie: Harrison Ford plays a sexy American WWII pilot based in London but when all is said and done โ€“ doesnโ€™t get the girl

    The Aviator

    7. In the 1959 Rock Hudson/Doris Day Romantic Comedy โ€œPillow Talk,โ€ what do the two characters have in common? a) a publisher b) a friend c) a party line d) an employer. Bonus Point: What is the name of the (awful) 2003 remake of this film?

    First answer is: c) a party line.
    second answer, I don’t know.

    8. What movie had the line โ€œIโ€™m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.โ€

    ‘Notting Hill’

    9. In โ€œThe Wedding Singer,โ€ how does the little old lady pay Robbie Hart for music lessons?

    Spaghetti and meatballs! ๐Ÿ˜€

    10. In โ€œStranger than Fiction,โ€ what gift does the IRS agent, Harold Crick, give the attractive tax-delinquent baker?

    I’ve never heard of this film; so I’ve never seen it.

    • Mozette –

      You’re the second person who hasn’t heard of Stranger than Fiction. I love that movie, but perhaps it didn’t make it about the ocean. The basic premise is about a writer whose characters become real. Harold Crick can hear this woman’s voice – like God speaking – saying things about him that are true, or instantly become true. Then she says that he dies. I loved it as an accountant and a writer. I hope you get a chance to see it someday.

  • Mary Preston says:

    So much fun thank you. I love movies almost as much as I love books. I did look up #10.

    1. โ€œI knowโ€

    2. Jeremy Northam

    3. Joan Wilder. Snazzy pair of boots.

    4. At the top of the Empire State Building – AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER

    5. Rosie Cotton

    6. HANOVER STREET

    7. c) a party line DOWN WITH LOVE

    8. NOTTING HILL

    9. with meatballs

    10. 10 bags of flour

    • See – another who’s not seen Stranger Than Fiction. It’s one of the few for which I own the DVD. When you checked the answer, did they give you a summary of the plot? It’s a fun movie, Mary. I hope you get a chance to see it.

  • Amy Conley says:

    I only know the answers to about 3 of these.

    2. NOT COLIN FIRTH

    4. bonus, An Affair to remember.

    7. A party line.

    8. Notting Hill.

    • Amy –
      You are right. The correct answer is #2 is not Colin Firth – although he’s acted out some great heros for Jane Austin’s movies. He played Mr. Darcy in one of the versions of Pride and Prejudice so I can see why he was mistakenly chosen. But I do love the correct actor who also has been in a number of period films.

  • Helen says:

    Donna

    I am hopeless at trivia LOL but I will have a go I know a couple of them

    1/ I Know
    3/ Wilder
    4/ Empire State Building
    7/ A party line

    I think these are correct ๐Ÿ™‚

    You and Nancy have fun I so wished I could go

    Have Fun
    Helen

    • LOL Helen –

      You and I are two of the few people that might actually remember what a party line is :). Pillow Talk was one of my favorite films growing up. It made have led to me writing romance.

  • Debbie says:

    1. I know
    3. Joan Wilder, mr. alligator was made into boots.
    4. Empire State Building remake of An Affair to Remember
    5. Rosie
    7. c. a party line (love this movie, I didn’t know that there was a remake and I’m glad I missed it)

    Thanks this was fun, I love trivia, I was surprised that I knew as I did. 6 and 8 I feel I should know but it’s not coming to me. I’ll have to look at everyone else’s answers now and see.

    • Hi Debbie!

      I’ll print the correct list about 7 or 8 pm so as not to interfere with anyone’s guessing, but the answer to number 6 is one of my all-time favorite movies. Just hearing the music at the beginning makes me want to weep. ๐Ÿ™‚

      You didn’t miss anything with that Pillow Talk remake. Roch Hudson and Doris Day had such on screen chemistry that the movie worked. I can’t even remember who played the hero in the remake but he wasn’t convincing at all… of course, neither was Renee Zellweger.

      • Debbie says:

        I looked it up out of curiosity, Ewan McGregor was the Rock Hudson part. After the “Yours, Mine, Ours” remake I’m afraid to watch them any more.
        I looked up 6. , I’d never seen it, weird because usually anything with Harrison Ford rings a bell with me.

  • Debbie Oxier says:

    A few I know. Joan Wilder and boots. The top of the Empire State Building and an Affair to Remember. Was Samwise’ s gal Betsy? She gave Robbie cookies, I think. It’s been awhile since I watched that one. Hated Notting Hill and haven’t seen the others.

    • Debbie Oxier says:

      I forgot Pillow Talk and its one of my favorites. They shared a party line. Jan Morrow was her name. Loved the part where he carries her down the street in her pajamas!

      • I’d forgotten that scene! I remember the wicked dialogue of that movie and Doris Day’s ability to go through screwed-up frustration to charmingly sweet in an instant. Plus the woman was a clothes horse. She always looked good.

    • Hi Debbie!

      Hard to forget those boots! ๐Ÿ™‚ Try again for Sam Gamgee’s girlfriend’s name. I wouldn’t have gotten that myself quite honestly. But then – I didn’t have to ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kim says:

    1. “I know.” (They’ll be in the new movie)

    2. Jeremy Northam (Haven’t seen this adaptation)

    3. Joan Wilder/ alligator boots (this was a funny movie)

    4. Empire State Building & Bonus Point: An Affair to Remember – and this is a remake of the movie, Love Affair

    5. Rose Cotton

    6. Hanover Street

    7. (c) a party line & Bonus Point: Down With Love (The maid in Pillow Talk was funny)

    8. Notting Hill

    9. with meatballs

    10. charming box of flours, not flowers

    • Kim –

      I didn’t know about the movie Love Affair. I knew there were two versions of An Affair to Remember out. I’m still partial to the one with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr – but the Warren Beatty and Annette Bening one had its moments. About ten years ago I was in NYC with some other writers. We went to the Empire State Bldg in homage to romantics everywhere ๐Ÿ™‚

  • may says:

    1. I know…
    2. Jeremy Northam
    3.Joan wilder… Boots
    4. An affair to remember
    7. Down with love… Partyline
    8. Nottinghill

    I do not know the rest…

  • Great trivia questions, Donna! That must’ve been a big hit for the get-together. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I can’t even tell you how many of these I got wrong — and I’ve seen most of the movies! It’s my brain that’s the problem. It’s leaking fluid and needs a tune-up. LOL

    • Hi Kate!

      I tell you – my memory is disappearing faster than water down a water slide. (Can you tell I have water aerobics tonight? ๐Ÿ™‚ ). Maybe it’s all that movie popcorn I’ve ingested over the years.

      The great thing about asking the questions is that the questions came with the answers ๐Ÿ™‚ Otherwise I know I would have missed at least two.

  • catslady says:

    I’m horrible at remembering things anymore.
    I knew for sure were: 1. I know 3. Joan Wilder and boots (seen that movie a dozen times). And when I was a kid we had a party line and a nosy body use to listen to all our conversations lol.

    • Catslady –

      I figure any romance fan should be able to answer the questions from Romancing the Stone. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you noticed all the writer’s names with “Wilder?” Most are pen names in homage to the movie.

      Party Lines were made for nosy busybodies weren’t they? I don’t remember my parents having a party line – I would have been too young. But I do recall some of my friends who had one.

  • Becke says:

    Donna,
    Great fun and I used to be the trivia queen until a nice little reaction to anesthesia zapped my STM. I was happy that I at least knew one answer!

    #3 bonus point- Jack was wearing the gator in the final scene- Boots
    b

    • Becke –

      I had no idea that amesthesia could do that!

      My husband and I love to play trivia. We’re not bad – we’re not good, but we’re not bad ๐Ÿ™‚ We seem to fill each other’s shortcomings.

      But in the scheme of things – no knowing movie trivia is not a big hardship. LOL. It gives you an excuse to watch the movies all over again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I LOVE movie trivia as I have seen entirely too many movies in my nearly 56 odd years!

    1. I know.

    2. Jeremy Northam

    3. Joan Wilder. He became boots. Michael Douglas is wearing him in the last scene!

    4. Space Needle. I think it was An Affair to Remember.

    5. Rosie – she had ribbons in her hair.

    6. Hanover Street. Gosh, haven’t seen that in a dog’s age.

    7. A party line. (I remember those!) Down With Love – which I wasn’t crazy about.

    8. Notting Hill

    9. Meatballs – My Mom and I love this movie!

    10. Flour. This one was kind of quirky, but funny.

    8.

    • Hi Louisa –

      I LOVE Hanover Street. It’s one of my favorites. I don’t think it’s well known, but it’s a good one.

      Didn’t you love Stranger than Fiction? I think it was written with writers in mind. Wouldn’t it be cool if our characters came alive? I loved the “bouquet” of flours. It was something an IRS guy would do.

  • As promised – time for the answers

    1. “I know.” Seemed like everyone knew this but me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Jeremy Northam played Mr. Knightly. He looks SO good in a frock coat and a top hat. ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. Jane WIlder and some yellow gator boots. I think everyone got that one.

    4. Tom and Meg met – not at the top of the Seattle space needle, though that was a good guess – but at the top of the Empire state building. This movie was based loosely on An Affair to Remember and – as Kim noted – the movie Love Affair.

    5. Sam Gamgee’s crush was Rose Cotton. (I would have missed that one as well, but I did remember the ribbons in her hair! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    6. Hanover Street – one of my favorite movies

    7. The correct answer is a party line phone (C). And the (terrible) remake was Down With Love.

    8. Notting Hill

    9. Meatballs! I’ll always remember her scooping them out of a pot and putting them in Robbie’s hands in payment for his music lessons.

    10. Harold Crick gave the attractive delinquent baker a “bouquet of flours” in Stranger than Fiction. It was very sweet – and a good movie. Hope you get a chance to watch it.

    Thanks for playing everyone. I’ll toss the names into a hat and pull out some winners so watch the lair for a prize notice.

    • Mozette says:

      And then… the dear old darling woman, was so eager about Robbie, that she squeezed his hands really tightly… making him demolish those meatballs all over her nice, clean carpet! ๐Ÿ˜›

      What a great movie… so great, I’ve got it on dvd. ๐Ÿ˜€