You've all probably seen Professor Irwin Corey's Spring Break Movie Quiz at the Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule blog. I thought they were interesting questions and if anybody wants to answer them, they could. I'll post my answers in the comments section in a few days.
1) What movie did you have to see multiple times before deciding whether you liked or disliked it?
2) Inaugural entry into the Academy of the Overrated
3) Favorite sly or not-so-sly reference to another film or bit of pop culture within another film.
4) Favorite Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger movie
5) Your favorite Oscar moment
6) Hugo Weaving or Guy Pearce?
7) Movie that you feel gave you the greatest insight into a world/culture/person/place/event that you had no understanding of before seeing it
8) Favorite Samuel Fuller movie
9) Monica Bellucci or Maria Grazia Cucinotta?
10) What movie can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
11) Conversely, what movie can destroy a day’s worth of good humor just by catching a glimpse of it while channel surfing?
12) Favorite John Boorman movie
13) Warren Oates or Bruce Dern?
14) Your favorite aspect ratio 1
5) Before he died in 1984, Francois Truffaut once said: “The film of tomorrow will resemble the person who made it.” Is there any evidence that Truffaut was right? Is it Truffaut’s tomorrow yet?
16) Favorite Werner Herzog movie
17) Favorite movie featuring a rampaging, oversized or otherwise mutated beast, or beasts
18) Sandra Bernhard or Sarah Silverman?
19) Your favorite, or most despised, movie cliché
20) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom-- yes or no?
21) Favorite Nicholas Ray movie
22) Inaugural entry into the Academy of the Underrated
23) Your favorite movie dealing with the subject of television
24) Bruno Ganz or Patrick Bauchau?
25) Your favorite documentary, or non-fiction, film
26) According to Orson Welles, the director’s job is to “preside over accidents.” Name a favorite moment from a movie that seems like an accident, or a unintended, privileged moment. How did it enhance or distract from the total experience of the movie?
27) Favorite Wim Wenders movie
28) Elizabeth Pena or Penelope Cruz?
29) Your favorite movie tag line
30) As a reader, filmgoer, or film critic, what do you want from a film critic, or from film criticism? And where do you see film criticism in general headed?
EXTRA CREDIT: Do movies still matter?