Book Notes Plus is a wonderful blog written by library patron Gerald Lively. Check it out! Here is the February quiz from Book Notes Plus:
The 85th Academy Awards presentation will take place on Sunday, February 24th, so I decided to see if you can recall some lines from some famous movies that were based on books, and plays. Here’s your mission – should you choose to accept it: Name the film the quote is taken from, the work the film was based on, and the author of the work. Free of charge I’ll throw in the year the movie was made and the year the book or play was published. Find the answers at Quiz Answers.
1. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
2. “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse”
3. “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!”
4. “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”
5. “The stuff that dreams are made of.”
6. “They call me Mister Tibbs.”
7. “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.”
8. “Bond. James Bond.”
9. “I’m walking here! I’m walking here!”
10. “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”
11. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
12. “You can’t handle the truth!”
13. “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”
14. “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
15. “Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars.”
16. “It’s alive! It’s alive!”
17. “If you build it, he will come.”
18. “Houston, we have a problem.”
19. “A boy’s best friend is his mother.”
20. “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is a War Room!”
21. “Here’s Johnny!”
22. “Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?”
23. “Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”
24. “Sawyer, you’re going out there a youngster, but you’ve got to come back a star!”
25. “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?”
26. “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!”
27. “I want to be alone.”
28. “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”
29. “One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know.”
30. “Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape.”
by Louise Hilton
It’s that time of year again! The 85th Academy Awards ceremony airs this Sunday, February 24, at 6 p.m. Check out the official website for all things Oscar: recipe ideas for your very own Oscar viewing party, behind-the-scenes videos with the nominees, an Oscar app for your smartphone, and more.
Click here for a printable list of the nominees or try this interactive Oscar ballot from The Los Angeles Times here.
Don’t miss the official site of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (the governing body behind the awards) for the history behind this legendary night in Hollywood.
Most of this year’s nine Best Picture nominees are already in the library catalog, including Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Lincoln, and Zero Dark Thirty.
Speaking of Beasts of the Southern Wild, Quvenzhané Wallis, the star of the movie, is a Louisiana native (she’s from Houma) who made history this year by becoming the youngest nominee ever – she is nine years old and was only six when the movie was filmed! Nominated for Best Actress, she steals the show as the plucky heroine in this drama set in the bayou.
The Library also offers a great selection of titles about the Oscars, including Bringing Up Oscar: The Story of the Men and Women Who Founded the Academy by Debra Ann Pawlak, Oscar Fever: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards by Emanuel Levy, Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards by Bronwyn Cosgrave, 75 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards by Robert Osborne, and Behind the Oscar: The Secret History of the Academy Awards by Anthony Holden.
For fun fictional takes on the frenzy of Oscar season, try Murder at the Academy Awards by Joan Rivers, Celebutantes by Amanda Goldberg, and Oscar Season by Mary McNamara.
Don’t forget to tune in Sunday night!
Our Sights and Sounds InfoGuide keeps you up to date with the latest audio, DVD and Blu-ray additions to the library. It’s definitely worth visiting often! For the holiday season we have a special page to help you find that perfect CD of Christmas music, or check out some old and new DVD favorites. From The Polar Express and The Muppet Christmas Carol, to a variety of festive tunes. You’ll find a great selection on Sights and Sounds!