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What types of animals were used to create Kong’s roar for the 1933 film “King Kong”?
  • Whales and seals
  • Dogs and cats
  • Lions and tigers
  • Bears and gorillas
Lions and tigers

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Lions and tigers were recorded in a zoo. Their growls were then combined and played backwards to create Kong’s fearsome roar.

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Lions and tigers were recorded in a zoo. Their growls were then combined and played backwards to create Kong’s fearsome roar.
A 1954 episode of what classic TV show has the main characters pretending to be women from Mars who landed on top of the Empire State Building?
  • “I Love Lucy”
  • “Leave It to Beaver”
  • “Friends”
  • “Laverne and Shirley”
“I Love Lucy”

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In an episode of “I Love Lucy,” Lucy and Ethel are hired to play Martians in a publicity stunt for a movie. They appear on the observation deck in “Martian” costume, uttering nonsense and frightening the Earthlings.

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In an episode of “I Love Lucy,” Lucy and Ethel are hired to play Martians in a publicity stunt for a movie. They appear on the observation deck in “Martian” costume, uttering nonsense and frightening the Earthlings.
What whimsical 1961 novel tells the story of a young boy who travels the world in an unusual ship and lands on top of the Empire State Building?
  • “Beetlejuice”
  • “Island of the Blue Dolphins”
  • “James and the Giant Peach”
  • “Around the World in 80 Days”
“James and the Giant Peach”

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In “James and the Giant Peach,” James finds himself in a huge peach pit with human-size insects. Seagulls deposit the massive fruit atop New York’s famous landmark. The book by Roald Dahl was made into a movie in 1996.

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In “James and the Giant Peach,” James finds himself in a huge peach pit with human-size insects. Seagulls deposit the massive fruit atop New York’s famous landmark. The book by Roald Dahl was made into a movie in 1996.
Which renowned artist produced the 1964 film “Empire,” which consists of eight hours of continuous footage of the Empire State Building?
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Salvador Dalí
  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol

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Pop artist Andy Warhol was known for his excruciatingly long experimental films. Another of his famous films, “Sleep,” shows a man sleeping for six hours.

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Pop artist Andy Warhol was known for his excruciatingly long experimental films. Another of his famous films, “Sleep,” shows a man sleeping for six hours.
The 1993 film “Sleepless in Seattle” was inspired by what 1957 film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr?
  • “An Affair to Remember”
  • “Love in the Afternoon”
  • “The Love Boat”
  • “Love, American Style”
“An Affair to Remember”

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In “An Affair to Remember” (a remake of the 1939 film “Love Affair”), Grant and Kerr plan to meet at the Empire State Building, but an accident prevents their meeting. In “Sleepless in Seattle,” the main characters finally meet on the 86th floor.

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In “An Affair to Remember” (a remake of the 1939 film “Love Affair”), Grant and Kerr plan to meet at the Empire State Building, but an accident prevents their meeting. In “Sleepless in Seattle,” the main characters finally meet on the 86th floor.
In the 2004 science-fiction fantasy, “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,” the Empire State Building is used for what purpose?
  • A space observatory
  • A landing pad for rockets
  • A dock for airships
  • A futuristic hotel
A dock for airships

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In the movie, Empire State Building’s tower is actually used as a dock for dirigibles, or passenger airships.

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In the movie, Empire State Building’s tower is actually used as a dock for dirigibles, or passenger airships.
The 2005 remake of “King Kong” was nearly twice as long as the original. It was also a bit more expensive. How much more did it cost?
  • 10 times as much
  • 100 times as much
  • 200 times as much
  • More than 300 times as much
More than 300 times as much

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The 2005 version reportedly cost $207 million to make, more than 300 times the budget of the original. At the time, it was the most expensive film ever made. The original “King Kong” cost just $672,000 to make in 1933.

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The 2005 version reportedly cost $207 million to make, more than 300 times the budget of the original. At the time, it was the most expensive film ever made. The original “King Kong” cost just $672,000 to make in 1933.
In the 2010 film “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief,” the Empire State Building is the setting for what mythical place?
  • Atlantis
  • Mount Olympus
  • Camelot
  • Valhalla
Mount Olympus

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In the movie (and the book series on which it's based), Mount Olympus is located on the secret 600th floor of the Empire State Building. Zeus and the other Greek gods live there.

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In the movie (and the book series on which it's based), Mount Olympus is located on the secret 600th floor of the Empire State Building. Zeus and the other Greek gods live there.
What 2013 film features the Empire State Building still standing on a post-apocalyptic Earth in the year 2077?
  • “After Earth”
  • “Star Trek: Into Darkness”
  • “Man of Steel”
  • “Oblivion”
“Oblivion”

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The building has a prominent role in the film “Oblivion.” Tom Cruise and his co-stars visit the building in the year 2077. It also appears in Cruise’s flashbacks to a time before the war with the aliens.

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The building has a prominent role in the film “Oblivion.” Tom Cruise and his co-stars visit the building in the year 2077. It also appears in Cruise’s flashbacks to a time before the war with the aliens.
Just as “Sleepless in Seattle” was inspired by “An Affair to Remember,” this 2013 Chinese film was inspired by “Sleepless in Seattle”:
  • “Anchoring in Seattle”
  • “American Dreams”
  • “So Young”
  • “Journey to the West”
“Anchoring in Seattle”

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The romantic comedy “Anchoring in Seattle” (also called “Finding Mr. Right”) was a top-grossing Chinese movie in 2013. Like the film that inspired it, it's set in Seattle, and the movie's romantic climax takes place atop the Empire State Building.

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The romantic comedy “Anchoring in Seattle” (also called “Finding Mr. Right”) was a top-grossing Chinese movie in 2013. Like the film that inspired it, it's set in Seattle, and the movie's romantic climax takes place atop the Empire State Building.
In 2013, what rock band became the first ever to shoot a music video atop the Empire State Building?
  • Linkin Park
  • The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Vampire Weekend
  • The Black Keys
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs requested and were granted permission to film a video for their single “Despair” at the building’s 86th Floor Observatory. Filming took place in the early morning before the Observatory opened to the public.

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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs requested and were granted permission to film a video for their single “Despair” at the building’s 86th Floor Observatory. Filming took place in the early morning before the Observatory opened to the public.
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