2. RULES FOR FINALS
● 20 questions in total.
● +10/-0 on Direct and Bounce.
● +10/-10 on pounce.
● QM’s decision is final and binding
This blogger turned author made her debut in the beginning of the
last decade with a parody of a popular Indian book that was also
adapted as a film seven years ago . A two worded title like the
original, the second word was tweaked to embrace the realistic nature
of a romance destined to end.
Ironically enough, her writing style was compared to the very writer
she parodied but that didn’t stop her from doing it again, this time
taking on a book by the same author released seven years ago (sigh).
Again, two word title with the second word being modified for obvious
reasons in the parody..
Name both the works (the parodies).
This piece of classical music was inspired by and borrows its name from
a highly acclaimed 19th century literary masterpiece. It is seen as the
musical interpretation of a certain attitude towards life, defined by the
book's author. Upon release, it was criticised as well as applauded for its
It rose to popularity after being apty used as the opening soundtrack of
a cult classic movie which deals with existentialism and the questions of
Identify the book & movie.
In this 1990s American film, the actor
plays the role of a struggling young
musician who is a devoted fan of Ricky
Nelson, and wants to be a rockstar like
him. However, the actor’s features inspired
another ‘self-proclaimed rockstar’ who is
a dumb blond egomaniac ladies man of
Identify the film and who he inspired.
The science-themed hijinks, Dexter's Lab featured two of the best superhero
parodies in modern pop culture. During its original two seasons, the show aired
two mini-shows in-between its regular episode segments.
The first segment is a group of superheroes whose adventures centered around
the mundane situations and arguments that often take place between roommates.
It largely served as a parody of Marvel Comics' Avengers.
The second is an obvious play on DC's Dial H for Hero. It follows the exploits of
the animal superhero and his human partner Agent Honeydew, who is able to
communicate with him telepathically.
What are the two segments?
A 2003 animated film bridges the musical, science fiction, and anime genres.
The film serves as a visual companion to a work released around the same
time, paying homage to soulless corporate pop.
What is interesting is that the film has NO dialogues and minimal sound
effects. It aims to highlight the record industry and its stereotypical abuse of
artists by recording studios and executives and is thus considered very
relevant in today's era.
What did it serve as a visual companion to?
20. Q 6
Given here is an illusion painting showing a
woman in front of a mirror and a skull.
A few months ago, netizens were quick to
notice the similarities between this painting
and a scene from a critically and
commercially acclaimed show.
According to some, the setting of this shot
was foreshadowing the tragic death of the
24. Q 7
Known for their concept art, the first time this artist used any text in
their work was when they collaborated with an individual who also
happens to be well known in their field. (Work on next slide).
Both the artist and collaborator share some characteristics. The two of
them were born in the same city and later moved to another country
where they have enjoyed significant fame.
Identify the artist and the collaborator.
28. Q 8
The title of this 8 mins short incorporates the favourite meal of
it's iconic anthropomorphic protagonist, with the title of an all
time classic film. It parodies the said film where a selfish bar
owner confronts his lost love and is eventually faced with a moral
ID the name of this short.
31. Q-Video 9
Released in the 1970s, this band's album gave us several hit songs– but it
also gave us a really unsettling album cover which, if one is going to be
honest, is the stuff of nightmares.
A 2016 episode of Family Guy showcased the horror of the album art as
baby Stewie Griffin is left absolutely terrified by the album after family pet
Brian unearths it while clearing out the attic.
Listen to the clip, and ID the name of the album.
34. Q 10
This body positivity promoting show, irrespective of taking place in a
British school on reel was actually set in an American school in real to
pay homage to a British Filmmaker’s 1980s film that inspired the show.
But that’s not all they paid homage to, part of the same “universe”, they
modelled this missing poster on another show infamous for missing
ID the show to which this poster belongs to and which show inspired
A clever word play from James Joyce’s
Finnegans wake, was a commentary on
the ‘youthful’ and ‘easily scared/gullible’
quality of girls, incorporating the names
of two contemporaries into the adjective-
a relevant choice given Joyce’s status as
the pioneer of the ‘Stream of
Consciousness’ literary device
Give the two adjectives in question
42. Q 12
While Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the
Bomb (1964) can stake the first claim to this oddly specific distinction, it
was only a year later that Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying
Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes
(1965) earned this record and held it for 55 years.
Last year’s cinematic ‘October Surprise’* took things to another level
and became the new record holder. Which film (looking for 2-3 words
with one proper noun) and what record?
*In U.S. political jargon, an October surprise is a news event that may influence the outcome of an
upcoming November election (particularly one for the U.S. presidency), whether deliberately planned or
44. A12. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Longest Film Title
with an Oscar Nomination
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of
Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for
Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of
This website, named after the process of converting a widescreen movie
into standard width decided to add an easter egg for this blazing 2019
The regular star-based rating was changed to something else keeping in
view the title and theme of the movie.
What movie and how was it to be rated?
51. Portrait of a lady on fire rated using Fire emoji
instead of Stars on letterboxd
52. Q 15
The face of this mannequin which is used widely by people of a certain
profession was inspired by a very popular mask.
The mask in question was made by replicating the face of an
unidentified dead boy which had a very serene and captivating
expression reminding people of a famous muse. Who is the muse?
The mesmerizing mask instantly became a hit, however the mask got
more popular in 1940s when a toy maker used it to make a mannequin
which has since then saved uncountable lives indirectly.
What is the mannequin being used for?
Shown here is ‘part’ of an artwork made by an artist from the 80s as a
tribute for one of his personal heroes.
Recently, this artwork came into limelight after it was used by a band
for their highly acclaimed project.
Who is the artist and name the project
In an episode of the 2021 KDrama Vincenzo, a group of tenants are
attacked by corporate sponsored goons sent to evict them. However,
they overpower the goons through clever and indigenous techniques.
This leads to a scene resembling a famous 19th century painting, which
aptly depicts the anarchy present.
ID the painting
65. In a bid to let the world know about their tiny nation, in 1971, the
monarchs of this once sovereign country commissioned X to make a
documentary about their country. X accepted this assignment and made
a film that is now considered to be a beautiful and wholesome depiction
of the history, terrain, culture and people of this nation.
Soon after this country was formally annexed by its much larger and
neighbouring republic, the documentary was banned to prevent
insurgency. However, it finally resurfaced on September 2010 and after
the ban was lifted by the country’s ministry of external affairs.
ID X and the country (which is also the name of the documentary)
Following is a list of actors that achieved a certain paradoxical feat
which holds up as of today. What?
Matt Dillon- 1997
Robert Downey Jr.- 2008
Ben Stiller- 2008
Akshaye Khanna- 2010
Bryan Cranston- 2015
70. A20. Won an Oscar on screen, have never won it
in real life
Matt Dillon- In And Out (1997)
Robert Downey Jr.x 5 Oscars- Tropic Thunder (2008)
Ben Stiller- Tropic Thunder (2008)
Akshaye Khanna- Tees Maar Khaan (2010)
Bryan Cranston- Trumbo (2015)
Notas do Editor
Add order and written round
Changed rivals to contemporaries. Bigger image in the next slide (if necessary)