Friday, January 26

Seems kinda low...

You would think that 18 years in the video business would get me a higher score.

Then again, it is spot-on regarding my movie facts/trivia knowledge.

Your Movie Buff Quotient: 82%

You are a movie buff of the most obsessive variety. If a movie exists, chances are that you've seen it.
You're an expert on movie facts and trivia. It's hard to stump you with a question about film.

Thanks, once again, to Ben Varkentine, for helping me waste a few more minutes of my life.


MJ Norton said...

I ran the checklist and ended up with an 86% (with the same text accompanying it as you received), but this is somewhat lame as far as determining some of what's claimed in the score text. The person who put this together makes a huge leap from whether or not someone's seen a film to presuming the viewer's a trivia whiz.

Many people watch movies with as much depth of attention as they give to a piece of gum they're chewing, and most of us give attention in one direction but not another, sometimes just wanting to lose ourselves in the characters and events, and other times sticking to more technical aspects, from the script to the performances.

The films on the list I haven't really seen (sat down and watched from start to finish, as opposed to seeing pieces of) were: Amadeus, Crash, Gladiator, Magnolia, Million Dollar Baby, and The Shawshank Redemption. I've see sections of all of those except for Crash and Million Dollar Baby.

Mark said...

Wow. 86% You shame me. The leap to trivia whiz is a large one... most people who score high on the quiz are simply movie lovers and not fanatic trivia experts.

I'm not even one who can place a movie quote or other small I guess I'm not a movie trivia repository. I function more as a human move guide; a person can give me a rough plot and maybe an actor and I can generally give them a movie title.

And no, I am not willing to prove my powers; this will not turn into a stump the movie guy thread.

Tony Collett said...

I also scored 86%, but I think it should've been more than just asking "what movies have you seen?"
Also, I think I should get bonus points for asking which ones they're referring to on a couple of them (I assume Crash is the Oscar winning racism film and not the David Cronenberg car crash fetish one, and Psycho is the Hitchcock original and not the Van Sant crapfest)

Ben Varkentine said...

"Thanks, once again, to Ben Varkentine, for helping me waste a few more minutes of my life."

I was glad to do it, Mark...