Movies "for Quizbowl"

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Movies "for Quizbowl"

Post by NikhilSethi » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:14 pm

Hey guys. I have seen the thread about books "for quizbowl" and how they can help to improve knowledge of the canon. Are there any movies that can do the same?

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Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:58 pm

When I was in college, my friends and I watched the full length director's cut of Knight's Tale (with Heath Ledger, before it was cool to watch Heath Ledger movies) multiple times. Chaucer is a major character in this movie. I don't know if it's in the regular version of the film, but in the director's cut, when Chaucer introduces himself to the other characters, he says "you may have read my book: the Book of the Duchess".

It's a line seemingly designed to make quizbowl players, and few others, laugh.
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Post by Cheynem » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:01 pm

Do you want to watch films that will teach you about quizbowl topics or watch films that come up a lot in quizbowl?
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Post by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT) » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:35 pm

Midnight in Paris is great for art history and lit, and Amadeus has some good music references (though the whole Salieri thing is generally accepted as not true).
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Post by Off To See The Lizard » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:10 am

merv1618 wrote:Midnight in Paris is great for art history and lit.
My Gertrude Stein knowledge is based solely on Midnight in Paris!
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Post by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT) » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:27 am

Off To See The Lizard wrote:
merv1618 wrote:Midnight in Paris is great for art history and lit.
My Gertrude Stein knowledge is based solely on Midnight in Paris!
Kathy Bates pretty much made that movie.
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Post by NikhilSethi » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:09 pm

Cheynem wrote:Do you want to watch films that will teach you about quizbowl topics or watch films that come up a lot in quizbowl?
Both would work.
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Post by Maxwell's Sexual Relations » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:16 pm

Federico Fellini comes up a lot.
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Post by ProfessorIanDuncan » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:32 pm

Biopics help with history a bit, but sometimes you have to take the with a grain of salt.
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