“Mistah Kurtz—he dead,” from Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness is the quotation at the start of T. S. Eliot’s poem “The Hollow Men”.
- Which work of Franz Kafka’s prefigures his story “The Metamorphosis” (1916)? The story "Wedding Preparations in the Country" (1907) by Franz Kafka seems to directly foreshadow Gregor Samsa's plight, as a train passenger lying in bed imagines himself as a giant bug.
- What was the name of Gene Wilder’s character in Young Frankenstein (1974)? Gene Wilder's character in Young Frankenstein (1974) was Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, pronounced "FRONK-ensteen."
- Where was the whaling movie Down to the Sea in Ships (1922) shot? The whaling movie Down to the Sea in Ships (1922) was shot on location in the traditional home of New England whalers, New Bedford, Massachusetts.
- Who played the object of Lon Chaney’s affections in The Phantom of the Opera (1925)? Mary Philbin was Christine Daae, protegee of Erik, the Phantom (Chaney) in The Phantom of the Opera (1925).
- Who played The Merry Widow (1925) and whose widow was she? Mae Murray played the title role in The Merry Widow (1925) directed by Erich von Stroheim. Her character, Sally O'Hara, was the widow of Baron Sadoja (Tully Marshall).
- When was the FBI Identification Division founded? The division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that maintains the world's largest fingerprint files was founded in 1924. The FBI itself was founded in 1908.