Monday, 23 February 2015

DON'T KNOW WHAT TO WATCH TONIGHT? TAKE THE MUSEUM MYSTERY MOVIE QUIZ

MUSEUM MYSTERIES

BY: MADELINE SMOLARZ

The days are getting longer, but the snow continues to fall and temperatures are still consistently below zero. Yes, spring is coming, but it remains beyond our reach. Sometimes, hunkering down with a good film, a bowl of popcorn, and a warm blanket is the only thing to do this time of the year. It was the 87th Academy Awards last night after all, so film is a hot topic at the moment. Since there’s nothing like a little suspense to make movie night more thrilling, I have put together a quick questionnaire to help you decide which museum mystery-themed film you should watch. Sit back, pretend you’re on Buzzfeed for a few minutes, and take Musings’ Museum Mystery Movie Quiz!

You too could be gobbling down popcorn while watching a great movie. On to question 1! Source.

1. Which museum would you visit if you could be transported to one right this instant?

a) The Louvre, Paris, France
b) Madame Toussauds Wax Museum, London, England
c) The American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA
d) The Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
e) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

2. What kind of book do you reach for before bed?

a) A detective-style mystery
b) A horror story
c) An action-adventure
d) A classic heist book
e) A romance novel

3. If you could time travel, which time period would you visit?

a) An ancient era, maybe around the time of Christ
b) The 1930s
c) Nowhere, I’m perfectly happy right here
d) The 1960s
e) The 1990s

4. Pick a museum object:

a) The Holy Grail
b) A wax sculpture of Marie Antoinette
c) The skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex
d) An emerald-encrusted dagger
e) A priceless Monet painting

5. Which kind of lead movie character do you most admire?

a) The intelligent professional
b) The twisted, mastermind villain
c) The rateable and down-to-earth type
d) The smart, capable female
e) The confident billionaire


Time to total up your answers.


If you chose mostly As…
Watch: THE DA VINCI CODE (2006)
It’s up to a Harvard religious studies professor to clear his own name when he is framed for the murder of a Louvre curator, a process that happens to involve searching for the Holy Grail.

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If you chose mostly Bs…

Watch: THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM (1933)
Someone is stealing bodies from the local morgue and the figures at the Wax Museum are beginning to resemble the recently dead.

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If you chose mostly Cs…

Watch: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2006)
Under the watch of a new security guard, the exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural History come to life at night.

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If you chose mostly Ds…

Watch: TOPKAPI (1964)
A gang of assorted criminals assemble to carry out a classic heist in order to steal the jewelled dagger their female mastermind is fascinated with.

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If you chose mostly Es…

Watch: THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (1999)
A bored, brilliant billionaire stages the theft of a $100 million Monet from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but he may have met his match in the detective hired to solve his complex crime.

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I highly recommend any of the options listed above, so if a film other than the one you were matched with catches your eye, keep it in mind for your next movie night. Enjoy!


3 comments:

  1. This is so fun! But I answered with a variety of a, b, c, d, and e's -- I guess I have to watch them all!

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  2. Such a cool idea! Good job Madeline! I got Topkapi.... definitely coming up for my next movie night!

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  3. Thank you Katherine & Meaghan, I'm so glad you enjoyed taking the quiz and that you're enthusiastic about the movie choices. I thought it would be a nice change of pace to have a quiz for the beginning of the week. Happy watching!

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