Friday, January 17, 2014

Godfather Trivia: Round II

Ready for Round II? makes you an offer you can't refuse and brings you our second installment of trivia on The Godfather. Buona fortuna!
"You have to answer for Santino, Carlo"

1.  At Connie and Carlo’s wedding, photographers take a photo of one of the guests and immediately afterward, that guest signals to his men, who swoop in and grab the camera. That guest then opens the camera and rips out the film and throws it on the floor. Who was that guest?

A. Barzini

B. Tattaglia

C. Vito Corleone

D. Sonny Corleone

2.  What was Sollozzo’s nickname?

A. Virgil

B. The Turk

C. The Black Hand

D. The Prince of Powder

3.  Johnny Fontaine goes to his godfather Don Corleone for help in convincing Hollywood studio chief Jack Woltz to give him a role in his upcoming war film. Although the name of the fictional film is never mentioned in The Godfather, the character of Johnny Fontaine is said to be based on a real life singer/actor whose career was revived by appearing in what actual film?

A. The Bridge on the River Kwai

B. The Caine Mutiny

C. Tora, Tora, Tora

D. From Here to Eternity
"and in a month from now, this Hollywood big shot is gonna give you what you want."  Don Corleone to his Godson Johnny Fontaine

4.  Don Corleone sends Luca Brasi to meet with which rival family hoping to deceive them into believing he is unhappy with the Corleone family and willing to betray them?

A. Barzini

B. Tattaglia

C. Cuneo

D. Tommasino
Luca Brasi Before He Slept With the Fishes

5.  Where does Michael hide after assassinating Sollozzo and McCluskey?

A. Palermo

B. Taormina

C. Rome

D. Corleone

6.  What is the name of the girl Michael marries while he is in hiding?

A. Kay

B. Talia

C. Apollonia

D. Francesca
"Michael, the women in Sicily are more dangerous than shotguns" Calo to Michael in The Godfather

7.  Which of the following was not involved in the protection of Michael while he was in hiding?

A. Calo

B. Don Tomassino

C. Fabrizio

D. Don Altobello

8.  Who betrays Michael while he is in hiding?

A. Calo

B. Don Tomassino

C. Fabrizio

D. Signore Vitelli

9.  How is Apollonia killed?

A. She is shot

B. She is in Michael’s car which explodes when started

C. She is poisoned

D. She is strangled
No! No! Apollonia!

10 . On the day of which occasion does Michael settle all family business?

A. The wedding of his daughter

B. The Communion of his son

C. The Baptism of Connie and Carlo’s son

D. The funeral of his father
Don Vito Corleone


1.    A. Barzini

2.    B. The Turk
"I think you and I can do business." Sollozzo to Luca Brasi in The Godfather

3.    D. From Here to Eternity

4.    B. Tattaglia

5.    D. Corleone
Michael Corleone in Hiding After the Assassination of Sollozzo and McCluskey

6.    C. Apollonia

7.    D. Don Altobello

8.    C. Fabrizio
Fabrizio Realizes His Plan Has Gone Wrong and Runs

9.    B. She is in Michael’s car which explodes when started

10.  C. The Baptism of Connie and Carlo’s son
Today He Settles All Family Business

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Disney Teases Possible New Star Wars Attractions at 2013 D23 Expo

darthmaz314 speculated in a past post entitled "Where Will Disney Build the Future Star Wars Land?" that Star Wars Land was an inevitability at one of the Disney Orlando parks, namely Hollywood Studios. It was speculated by many that Disney would make an announcement regarding the development of Star Wars Land or perhaps an Orlando Cars Land at the 2013 D23 Expo, which was held August 9-11 in Anaheim. Disney had officially denied that any such announcements would take place and in support of this claim, went as far as to remove the Disney Parks presentation from the slate of events at the 2013 D23 Expo. Still, speculation ran rampant that perhaps Disney was merely lowering expectations during the weeks leading up to D23, only to blow everyone away with huge development announcements regarding the Disney Parks. Well, in an age when no one’s word means anything, Disney held true to their word. There were no groundbreaking park expansion announcements at D23. 

But if you are in the entertainment business, one of the most crucial elements of success is generating interest and anticipation for your product. So what is better than making an announcement? Teasing your fan base. At the 2013 D23 convention, that is exactly what Disney did.

While there was no official announcement about a “land” dedicated solely to Star Wars, the Disney Park Pavilion at D23 hosted the “Journey Into Imagineering” immersive experience, where guests could enter a recreation of the Walt Disney Imagineering headquarters in Glendale, California for a peek into all things Imagineering. In addition to being able to view some elements (maps, models, design drawings) used in the planning of legendary Disney Park attractions, the Journey Into Imagineering experience provided D23 guests with a not so subtle confirmation of their suspicions…Disney has future Star Wars attractions in their plans.

In true Disney fashion, the Imagineering team created a story around the teaser for the future Star Wars attractions. The story goes that the large collection of wooden crates on display at the D23 Expo were originally delivered to Disney Imagineering headquarters from a galaxy far, far away to be opened at a future date.

The crates contained various cryptic markings and messages, leaving no question that Star Wars projects are in the works, although not ready for official unveiling. Featured prominently on several crates were the words “Project Orange Harvest: Speculation Beyond Imagination.”  Orange Harvest being a not so veiled reference to the code name Blue Harvest, which was used to keep the filming of Return of the Jedi a secret back in the early 1980s.

The writing on the various crates certainly leaves the door open for “speculation beyond imagination” by the Star Wars and Disney faithful. These hints may have a direct correlation to concepts being considered for attraction design or may just be references to various elements of the Star Wars universe placed there to get a chuckle out of the crowd.

Here are some of the references from the crates which were on display.


SERIES 401 HYPERDRIVE MOTIVATOR (another Millennium Falcon reference)

CLASS VT-1300 – LIGHT FREIGHTER (another Millennium Falcon reference)


RADON-ULZER G20C RACING ENGINE (a podracer reference?)

There was also an open crate with what appeared to be rolled-up design plans protruding from the top on which blueprints of a speeder-bike and the word “SCOOTER” could be read. Could this hint at a speeder bike thrill ride in the works?
At this point, it is all speculation. However, you don't need the imagination of Lucas or Disney to figure out that now that the Mouse owns one of the most lucrative brands in the history of entertainment, they will use every opportunity to cash in on the Star Wars investment. Star Wars attractions are coming to the Disney Parks. The when, where, and what have yet to be revealed. But if you are a Star Wars and Disney fan and you are looking forward to more Star Wars attractions, in the words of the Emperor, "It is unavoidable. It is your destiny."  

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Godfather Trivia - Round I

darthmaz314 brings you our first round of Godfather trivia. This first round focuses solely on the first legendary film. Buona fortuna!

1. Who is the first character to appear on screen in The Godfather?

A. Don Vito Corleone

B. Buonasera the Undertaker

C. Tom Hagan

D. Sonny Corleone

2. What real life crooner is the character of Johnny Fontaine based on?

A. Tony Bennett

B. Al Martino

C. Frank Sinatra

D. Dean Martin
Johnny Fontaine Sings at Connie Corleone's Wedding

3. Who wrote The Godfather novel and later the adapted screenplay for the film?

A. Mario Puzo

B. William Goldman

C. Ken Kesey

D. Nino Rota


4. This author also wrote the screenplay for another blockbuster film of the late 1970’s. Name that film.
A.  Rocky
B.  Superman
C.  Grease
D.  Saturday Night Fever

5. What is the first line of dialog spoken in The Godfather?
A.  "Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your home on the day of your daughter's wedding."
B.   "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."
C.  "If you'd come to me in friendship, then this scum that ruined your daughter would be suffering this very day."

D.  "I believe in America."
"...and then they would fear you." - Don Corleone to Buonasera the Undertaker

6. What was the name of studio mogul Woltz's prized horse, whose head wound up in his bed after his refusal to give Johnny Fontaine the part in his "new war picture?"
A.  Wilbur
B.  Khartoum
C.  Man O' War
D.  Anubis

7. Who sold out Sonny to the Barzini family which led to his brutal assassination at the toll both?
A. Paulie
B. Tessio
C. Carlo
D. Fabrizio 
"Look how they massacred my boy." - Sonny Corleone is Assassinated on the Jones Beach Causeway 
8. Who makes the cake for Connie's wedding, which takes place at the start of The Godfather? 
A. Nazorine
B. Enzo
C. Clemenza
D. Buonasera

9. Finish Clemenza's legendary line:
"Leave the gun. Take ________   ___________.

A. your time

B. the cannoli

C. the body

D. the bullets
Clemenza and Rocco Make Paulie Disappear

10. Name the restaurant in the Bronx that Sollozzo takes Michael to for their sit-down to negotiate peace after his failed attempt on Don Corleone's life. 

A.  Louis Restaurant

B.  Jack Dempsey's

C.  Umberto's

D.  Genco's


1.  B.  Buonasera the Undertaker
Buonasera the Undertaker from The Godfather

2.  C.  Frank Sinatra    

3.  A.  Mario Puzo
Sollozzo from The Godfather

4.  B.  Superman

5.  D.  “I believe in America.”

6.  B.  Khartoum
An Offer He Can't Refuse - Woltz from The Godfather
7.  C.  Carlo

8.  A.  Nazorine
Nazorine the Baker from The Godfather
9.  B.  the cannoli

10. A.  Louis Restaurant
Michael Corleone Takes Revenge on Sollozzo and McKluskey

Find out the significance of oranges in The Godfather in darthmaz314's Godfather Orange Omen post by clicking here:

The Godfather Orange Omen

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