Monday, February 18, 2008

The great lost movie trivia contest mystery

As many of you know, for the last seven years I've written something called the Ultimate Post-Internet Movie Trivia Contest for The Star-Ledger of Newark. It was a series of alternating simple/difficult - sometimes *very* difficult - movie trivia questions (79 last year), with the grand prize being an all-expenses-paid four-day trip for two to Hollywood.

And, as many of you also heard, this year's quiz fell victim to space and budget cutbacks. It is, as they say, kaput. However, it was about halfway written when the plug was pulled (it was to contain 80 questions, to commemorate the 80th year of the Oscars) and some of the questions are just too good to never see the light of day.

So, over the next few weeks, I'm going to occasionally post some of the unpublished questions here - one at a time - and the first person who messages me at my site with the correct answer will win something. No trips, unfortunately - more like CDs, DVDS and books - but there will always be an item or two to make it interesting. Be warned though, the questions will be on the *difficult* side of the scale - no easy giveaways here (and, of course, The Star-Ledger is in no way, shape or form affiliated with or responsible for ... etc etc).

I'll post the first question - and information about the prize - here Sunday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2008 - Oscar night - at around 4 p.m. ET. See you then.

And, in the meantime, enjoy this inspirational trailer .


JMags said...

Somewhere, 2 time winner R. Scarpone is lurking. At 7 pm on Oscar night I might be drinking champagne and eating finger food while watching the red carpet. Looking forward to it.

wstroby said...

Ok, change in plans. In order not to interfere with people's pre-Oscar party time, I'll post the question earlier - say 4 p.m. I'll correct it in the original post.

Bryan said...

Sweet! Looking forward to the challenge...I thought I missed the contest this year in the paper. Depressing.