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How Much Of A Film Nerd Are You?

Or: Do you know the difference between Paul Thomas Anderson and Paul W.S. Anderson?

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  1. Have you ever…

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    Made your own top 10 movies of the year list?
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    …and emailed it to friends?
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    …and emailed it to friends for more than five years?
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    Seen all the year's Best Picture nominees before the Oscars?
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    …before the nominations were announced?
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    Seen ALL the year’s feature-length Oscar nominees before the ceremony?
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    …before the nominations were announced?
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    Seen all the Best Picture winners?
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    Seen all the Best Picture nominees?
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    Argued with your friends about why the Oscars always get it wrong?
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    Owned a DVD and/or Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection?
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    Owned more than five DVDs/Blu-rays from the Criterion Collection?
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    Owned more than 10 DVDs/Blu-rays from the Criterion Collection?
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    Searched on eBay for an out-of-print copy of a film?
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    Spent more than $30 to obtain an out-of-print copy of a film?
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    …more than $60?
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    …more than $100?
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    …more than $500?
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    Owned a laserdisc player?
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    Owned a film projector?
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    Owned a commercially released feature film on celluloid?
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    Owned several commercially released feature films on celluloid?
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    Checked out friends' movie collections when you visit their home for the first time?
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    Gotten annoyed when you discover they own a film that you haven’t seen?
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    Waited in line to see a movie on opening weekend?
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    …on opening night?
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    …on the first midnight showing?
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    Waited in line for more than 24 hours to see a movie?
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    Seen a classic movie at a revival house?
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    Planned your weekend around a revival house’s schedule?
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    Been a regular dues-paying member of a revival house film club?
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    Started a revival house film club?
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    Wished movie theaters brought back regular double features?
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    Subscribed to Entertainment Weekly?
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    …to Film Comment?
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    …to Sight & Sound?
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    …to Cahiers du Cinéma?
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    Seen at least four of Alfred Hitchcock’s films?
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    …Paul Thomas Anderson’s?
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    …Jane Campion’s?
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    …Stanley Kubrick’s?
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    …François Truffaut’s?
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    …Hayao Miyazaki’s?
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    …Max Ophuls’?
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    Seen ALL of the films made by any director?
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    …by any of the directors listed above?
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    …by ALL of the directors listed above?
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    Attended a local film festival?
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    Volunteered at a local film festival?
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    Attended the Sundance Film Festival?
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    …SXSW Film Festival?
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    …Toronto Film Festival?
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    …Telluride Film Festival?
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    …Cannes Film Festival?
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    …Venice Film Festival?
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    …Berlin Film Festival?
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    Been called a “human IMDb”?
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    Been proud to be the first of your friends to remember who starred in that one movie?
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    Been annoyed when you weren’t?
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    Taken a film studies class in college?
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    Minored in film studies?
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    Majored in film studies?
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    Owned a book by Roger Ebert?
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    …by Pauline Kael?
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    …by David Thomson?
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    …by B. Ruby Rich?
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    …by Carol J. Clover?
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    Unironically spoken the word “auteur”?
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    …“oeuvre"?
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    …“mise-en-scene”?
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    Ranted about the career of Michael Bay?
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    …Paul W.S. Anderson?
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    …Ron Howard?
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    …Steven Spielberg?
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    Noticed a movie’s projection is off?
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    Complained to an usher that a movie’s projection is off?
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    Written a strongly worded tweet about a movie’s projection being off (after the movie was over, of course)?
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    Refused to see a movie if it's in 3D?
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    …if there's no assigned seating?
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    …if it's projected digitally?
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    …if it's in color?
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    Refused to watch a movie on TV if there are commercials?
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    …if it's been edited for content?
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    …if its aspect ratio is wrong?
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    Spent an evening watching TCM?
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    …a Friday evening watching TCM?
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    …a weekend watching TCM?
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    Set up your DVR to record an out-of-print movie when it airs on TCM?
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    Been able to identify a movie score in another film's trailer?
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    Saved a movie's score to your phone?
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    Saved multiple movie scores to your phone?
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    Made a playlist on your phone called "movie scores"?
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    Seen a movie just for the actor?
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    …for the director?
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    …for the screenwriter?
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    …for the cinematographer?
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    Seen a movie by yourself?
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    Seen a movie by yourself and been the only person in the theater?
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    …and prefer it that way?
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    Feel anxious after taking this quiz that you haven't seen enough movies?
 
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