This CST session is inspired by the recent 'Classic FM & Radio Times Movie Music Hall Of Fame 2020', where over 20,000 people ranked their favourite classical movie scores. Added to this countdown are some of (in my humble opinion) the best songs from the movies, including some 'Best Song' Oscar winners.
To make the the music and picture quiz more interactive, I've illustrated each selected movie with a GIF or photo and there are several music clips along the way. (There are too many to include them all. I've highlighted some of the more obvious and popular movies which are more likely to be held in longer-term memory. Give members choices about which to play, if possible.) A question is included for each film highlighted, but do encourage discussion, story telling and reminiscence. Completion and keeping scores are far less important than engagement and enjoyment.
Simplify the quiz as necessary by giving first names or initials etc.
(We split the CST activity into two hour long sessions.)
Before starting ...
Ask members, who likes going to the movies?
Would they prefer to watch a film in the cinema, or in the comfort of their own home?
Which genre of films do they most like? - Sci fi, Horror, Thriller, Western, War film, Musical, Rom com etc
Who likes popcorn? What about a hot dog? Or nachos? Or Pick and Mix?
Have members a favourite soft drink?
Do members have any favourite films they could recommend?
Round 1 - 50-41
50 - 'Frozen'
49 - 'Interstellar'
48 - 'Casablanca', 1942
SONG. 'As Time Goes By', Dooley Wilson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NHayKujboI
Q. Which actors played Rick Blaine and Ilsa Lund in this movie?
47 - 'James Bond' theme ('Goldfinger', 1964)
SONG. 'Goldfinger', Shirley Bassey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D1nK7q2i8I
Q. Which three James Bond songs did Shirley Bassey sing?
46 - 'Superman', 1978 - MUSIC. 'Superman Theme' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78N2SP6JFaI
Q. What was Superman's real life name and which newspaper did he work for?
45 - 'Alien', 1979
Q. Which actor's stomach did the Alien burst out of?
44 - 'Pride And Prejudice', 1995
Q. Who wrote the book? Who is pictured here?
43 - 'Inception'
42 - 'Avatar'
41 - 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin'
SONG' 'Everything I Do, I Do It For You', Bryan Adams - 'Robin Hood', 1991 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weaP8FWHuZA
Q. Who played Robin Hood and his arch enemy The Sheriff Of Nottingham in this movie?
SONG. 'Night Fever', The Bee Gees - 'Saturday Night Fever', 1977 -
Q. Name the three Gibb brothers?
Round 2 - 40-31
40 - 'Once Upon A Time In The West'
39 - 'Romeo And Juliet'
38 - 'Jaws', 1975 - MUSIC. 'Jaws Theme' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9QTSyLwd4w
Q. Who (pictured here) said "We're going to need a bigger boat!" (character and actor)?
37 - 'The Big Country'
36 - 'Titanic', 1997
SONG. 'My Heart Will Go On', Celine Dion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gK_2XdjOdY
Q. Which year did the 'Titanic' sink? How many souls were lost and saved?
35 - 'Pirates Of The Caribbean'
34 - 'Last Of The Mohicans'
33 - 'Battle Of Britain', 1969
Q. Which two aeroplanes are said to have won the 'Battle Of Britain' in 1940?
32 - 'The Dam Busters', 1955
MUSIC. 'Dambusters Theme' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJun5ziotfw
Q. Who invented the 'bouncing bomb' and which planes delivered them?
31 - 'Back To The Future', 1985 - MUSIC. 'Back To The Future Theme' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8TZbze72Bc
Q. Who played Marty McFly in this movie? Which car did he time travel in?
SONG. ‘I’ve Had The Time Of My Life’ - 'Dirty Dancing', 1987 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo
Q. Which two actors are dancing here?
SONG. 'Moon River', Audrey Hepburn - 'Breakfast At Tiffany's', 1961 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uirBWk-qd9A
Q. Name Audrey Hepburn's character in this movie?
Round 3 - 30 - 21
30 - 'The Godfather', 1972 - MUSIC. 'The Godfather Theme'- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPskYVBqdNw