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Classical Music and Film Themes Quiz

Many films use theme tunes from the classics. Interesting for the classical music fans but not necessarily easy. 12 Questions.

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"Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss is used in which space film?

  • Star Wars
  • Alien
  • 2001
  • Mission to Mars


The adagio from whose 5th Symphony features in "Death in Venice"?

  • Beethoven
  • Bruckner
  • Mahler
  • Tchaikovsky


Which 1967 Swedish film by Bo Widerberg uses the 2nd movement of Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 throughout?

  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Elvira Madigan
  • The Seventh Seal
  • I Am Curious (Yellow)


Which march is whistled by the POWs in "Bridge over the River Kwai"?

  • Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever"
  • Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance No 1"
  • Chopin's "Funeral March"
  • Alford's "Colonel Bogey"


"Brief Encounter" is famous for featuring whose 2nd Piano Concerto?

  • Beethoven
  • Brahms
  • Rachmaninov
  • Shostakovitch


In "Apocalypse Now", what music is played over the helicopter's loudspeakers?

  • Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries"
  • Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from 9th Symphony
  • Mussorgsky's "Night on a Bare Mountain"
  • Khachaturian's "Spartacus"


In the film "10", what is being played while Dudley Moore and Bo Derek are making love?

  • "Blue Danube" by Strauss
  • "Bolero" by Ravel
  • "Salut d'Amour" by Elgar
  • "Un Bel Di" from Puccini's "Madame Butterfly"


The "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's 9th Symphony features in a Stanley Kubrick film of an Anthony Burgess novel. Which film?

  • Dr Strangelove
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Eyes Wide Shut


Bach's "Orchestral Suite No 3" features in which Brad Pitt / Morgan Freeman thriller?

  • Kalifornia
  • Se7en
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Red


"The Elephant Man" starring Anthony Hopkins and John Hurt features a famous adagio. By whom?

  • Mahler
  • Albinoni
  • Barber
  • Vivaldi


"The Goldberg Variations" have been used in many films, including "Silence of the Lambs" and "The English Patient". Who composed this?

  • Bach
  • Beethoven
  • Brahms
  • Liszt


The 2nd movement of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto features in which Meryl Streep film?

  • Silkwood
  • Out of Africa
  • Julie & Julia
  • The Devil Wears Prada