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Found this here. These are fun.

1. Second-favorite Stanley Kubrick film.

2001: A Space Odyssey

2. Most significant/important/interesting trend in movies over the past decade, for good or evil.

Self-serious comic book movies

3. Bronco Billy (Clint Eastwood) or Buffalo Bill Cody (Paul Newman)?


4. Best Film of 1949.

The Third Man

5. Joseph Tura (Jack Benny) or Oscar Jaffe (John Barrymore)?


6. Has the hand-held shaky-cam directorial style become a visual cliché?

Of course.

7. What was the first foreign-language film you ever saw?

First within memory is La vita è bella

8. Charlie Chan (Warner Oland) or Mr. Moto (Peter Lorre)?


9. Favorite World War II drama (1950-1970).

Where Eagles Dare

10. Favorite animal movie star.

Bart the Kodiak Bear

11. Who or whatever is to blame, name an irresponsible moment in cinema.

Transformers 2

12. Best Film of 1969.

Easy Rider

13. Name the last movie you saw theatrically, and also on DVD or Blu-ray.

Theatrically: Transformers 2; DVD: Solaris (Tarkovsky); Blu-ray: Gran Torino
14.  Second-favorite Robert Altman film.


15. What is your favorite independent outlet for reading about movies, either online or in print?

Film Quarterly (is that “independent”?)

16. Who wins? Angela Mao or Meiko Kaji?

Mao, since I’ve seen her in a movie

17. Mona Lisa Vito (Marisa Tomei) or Olive Neal (Jennifer Tilly)?

Vito (Tomei)

18. Favorite movie that features a carnival setting or sequence.

Either Strangers on a Train or The Jerk

19. Best use of high-definition video on the big screen to date.


20. Favorite movie that is equal parts genre film and a deconstruction or consideration of that same genre.

The Conversation

21. Best Film of 1979.


22. Most realistic and/or sincere depiction of small-town life in the movies.

Maybe The Last Picture Show?

23. Best horror movie creature (non-giant division).

The slugs in Slugs

24. Second-favorite Francis Ford Coppola film.

The Godfather, Part II

25. Name a one-off movie that could have produced a franchise you would have wanted to see.

It would be much easier to name franchises that should have been “one-off” movies.

26. Favorite sequence from a Brian De Palma film.

Perhaps the long shot at the dance in Carrie…most definitely not the stairs in The Untouchables.

27. Favorite moment in three-strip Technicolor.

C’mon. The Wizard of Oz.

28. Favorite Alan Smithee film.

Twilight Zone: The Movie

29. Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) or Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau)?


30. Best post-Crimes and Misdemeanors Woody Allen film.

Match Point

31. Best Film of 1999.

Somewhere between Fight Club and Eyes Wide Shut.

32. Favorite movie tag line.

From The Royal Tenenbaums: “Family isn’t a word. It’s a sentence.”

33. Favorite B-movie western.

Haven’t made time for the genre.

34. Overall, the author best served by movie adaptations of her or his work.

Raymond Chandler, but not only because he did much of it himself.

35. Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn) or Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard)?

Lombard, through elimination.

36. Favorite musical cameo in a non-musical movie.

Maybe Bruce Springsteen in High Fidelity

37. Bruno (the character, if you haven’t seen the movie, or the film, if you have): subversive satire or purveyor of stereotyping?


38. Five film folks, living or deceased, you would love to meet.

W. Anderson, A. Kurosawa, K. Kieslowski, M. Antonioni, S. Kubrick

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One thought on “Quiz-Meme-Thing

  1. Curious. If 2001 is second, what’s your first favorite Kubrick film? (Or is it too obvious given the title of this blog?)

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