1. True or false: The 1962 movie “Cape Fear” (remade in 1991) was modeled on a true N.C. story.
2. In 1940 only two U.S. cities with populations over 100,000 prohibited Sunday movies. One was Knoxville, Tenn. What was the other?
3. The movie “Cold Mountain,” set in the N.C. mountains, was filmed mostly in what country?
4. Although best known as a Pulitzer-winning playwright and creator of the outdoor drama “The Lost Colony,” Paul Green also worked as a Hollywood screenwriter. A line he adapted for Bette Davis in “The Cabin in the Cotton” (1932) she called her favorite. What was it?
1. False. It was based on novelist John D. MacDonald’s “The Executioners,” set in a lakeside town in upstate New York. Gregory Peck, who owned rights to the book and would star in the movie, chose the name off a map of the Eastern seaboard because he liked the sound of it. (Location shooting was done in Georgia, not North Carolina.)
4. “I’d like to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.” Green picked up the line from the novel of the same name by Harry Harrison Kroll.
5. True. De Niro was discovered for the role while performing at the Matthews Dinner Theater in 1967. His big break in movies didn’t come until six years later in “Bang the Drum Slowly.”
6. “Bull Durham.”