While working on another movie-related blog post, I found myself just wasting time taking online quizzes and reading fairly useless compendiums of others opinions. Here are two I figured Id share:
The New York Times Film Studies Quiz (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/07/26/education/edlife/20090726_Edlife_Quiz.html?ref=edlife) This is one Internet quiz thats actually pretty tough, and co-authored by a professor at my program. Id like to explain away my god-awful score on the quiz by saying I never took a course with him, but that doesnt really excuse someone whos getting a Masters in this stuff. Surprisingly, I did best on the Westerns section. If only there had been an homage to MGM musicals
Empires Salute to Horror Through the Ages (http://www.empireonline.com/features/horror-through-the-decades/default.asp) A fellow MA student posted this to their Facebook page. Obviously, its just one persons (or one magazines), like, opinion, man, about the standout themes and films from the past 50 years of horror, and its a shame the magazine didnt give movies pre-1950 their due, but this still provided a few minutes of good distraction and food for thought.