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_________ is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live with Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo, the movie's narrator, a young American writer new to New York City. But their happiness is endangered by her ghosts and his obsessions. Dash yaaru? -Sophie's Choice 2. *** Oklahoma nuclear-plant worker who blew the whistle on dangerous practices at the Kerr-McGee plant and who died under circumstances which are still under debate. Connection: "Will & Grace: Gypsies, Tramps and Weed (#3.7)" (2000): Jack suggests that they should rent _______ and makes his Cher doll say "I'm a lesbian who got contaminated by nuclear radiation.” Connection pls! -Silkwood 3. The famous ice-cream scene, where Billy challenges his father by skipping dinner and going straight for dessert, was completely improvised by both Dustin Hoffman and Justin Henry. Director Robert Benton liked the scene so much that he decided to keep it in the film. Which? -Kramer vs Kramer 4. A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her leave him after a short, but passionate affair. Anna and Mike, who play the characters of Sarah and Charles, during the shooting of the film, go through a relationship that runs parallel to that of their characters. -The French Lieutenant's Woman. 5. *** The story line is based on Carrie Fisher's own life and battle with fame, family and addiction for which she says "I wrote about a mother actress and a daughter actress. I'm not shocked that people think it's about me and my mother. It's easier for them to think I have no imagination for language, just a tape recorder with endless batteries.” Which Mike Nichols movie? -Postcards from the Edge. 6. _____________is a non-fiction book by American journalist and author Susan Orlean, based on her investigation of the 1994 arrest of John Laroche and a group of Seminoles in south Florida for poaching rare orchids in the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve. The book is based on an earlier article that Orlean wrote for The New Yorker magazine. Laroche, a plant dealer, was determined to find and clone the rare Ghost Orchid for profit. -The Orchid Thief. 7. This movie is an adaptation of a play which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Broadway play ran for over a year, with 525 performances. In the scenes in church when Fr. Flynn is wearing green vestments, he wears the stole over his chasuble. Although this fad became popular after Vatican 2, in 1964 the priest would have

definitely worn the stole under the chasuble where it belongs. Which play? -Doubt 8. *** X is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title by William Kennedy and tells the story of an alcoholic, wandering man and woman during America's Great Depression. Kennedy also wrote the screenplay. Gene Hackman, Paul Newman, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall (I) and Sam Shepard all expressed a desire for the part of the lead, but William Kennedy had Jack Nicholson already in mind for the role. -Ironweed. 9. ***X is a 1988 docudrama film directed by Fred Schepisi. The screenplay by Schepisi and Robert Caswell is based on John Bryson's 1985 book Y. It chronicles the case of Azaria Chamberlain, a nine-week-old baby girl who disappeared from a campground near Uluru (known as Ayers Rock at the time) on 17 August 1980 and the struggle of her parents, Michael and Lindy, to prove their innocence to a public convinced that they were complicit in her death. The film was released less than two months after the Chamberlains finally were exonerated by the Northern Territory Court of Appeals of all charges filed against them. Id X and Y. -X = A Cry in the Dark, Y = Evil Angels. 10. An adaptation from Anna Quindlen’s novel, the tagline to this movie reads “Love What You Have”. When a tough New Yorker Ellen’s mother is stricken with a cancer, she is forced to quit her job and her relationship with her boyfriend, to take care of her, finding out a lot of things she didn't know about her mother and father and her life along the way. -One True Thing 11. X is based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller. It was produced and directed by Clint Eastwood(one of the soundtracks was also composed by him) with Kathleen Kennedy as co-producer and the screenplay was adapted by Richard LaGravenese. The film ranked 90 in the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions. The story revolves around a photographer who was making a survey for National Geographic in _______ ______. Which? -The Bridges of Madison County 12. Many of the children featured in this film are actual students of Ms. Tvaraz and were actually with her during the events (including the Carnegie Hall Extravaganza) that led to the establishment of the Opus 118 East Harlem Violin Program that helped to support Roberta in the public school system. -Music of the Heart. 13. In the episode of The Simpsons entitled ‘Simpson Tide’, Homer, Apu, Moe and Barney join the Navy, and Homer says, "This is just like the _____ ______." Moe then excuses himself to go into a back room where a round of Russian Roulette is going on, and tells everyone to leave. -The Deer Hunter.

14. ___ __ ______ is a memoir by Isak Dinesen, a nom de plume used by a Danish author X. The book recounts events of the seventeen years when X made her home in Kenya, then British East Africa. The book is a lyrical meditation on X’s life on her coffee plantation, as well as a tribute to some of the people who touched her life there. X wrote the book in English and then translated it into Danish. Part points for blank and X(surname will do). -X = Out of Africa, Surname = Blixen(Karen Blixen) 15. Lauren Weisberger, the writer of this novel, herself made a very brief non-speaking cameo appearance as the twins' nanny in the movie adaptation. Gisele Bündchen agreed to be in the movie only if she didn't play a model. -Devil Wears Prada.

16. Stage 2 – very specific(2 points)  . -Meryl Streep and the fact that she was nominated for the Oscars for all these movies.(won for two of them[not part of the answer])

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