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26 movies in 85 seconds

September 23, 2010 in Quizzes

Just a quick post to point every one in the direction of a competition the Guardian (UK) is running currently.

There’s offering anyone a chance to win a collection of 26 famous movies on DVD.  All you have to do is identify the films from their clever animation.

You can check it out here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2010/sep/23/film-season-video

Tale wagging the Slumdog

February 2, 2009 in Apropos of Nothing, Quiz Show

slumdog-millionaire1Myself and my Mrs took ourselves off to the cinema last Friday to finally see Slumdog Millionaire.  It’s been out in Ireland since January 9 but our local picture house, the Empire Multiplex, operates in a different timezone, where all but the biggest blockbusters arrive several weeks late.  If at all.

But I digress.  The movie itself is excellent.  It was easy to see why it’s been nominated for so many Academy Awards.  The story is touching and some of the shots are fantastic, really making use of the fact that India is DIFFERENT.

However, this is a blog about quizzes so, quite properly, this post is all about the quiz that acts as the base around which exposition and the plot are constructed.

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