Gerry Canavan

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Film Personality Test

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Kottke links to Ben Tesch’s film personality test.

1. Joel Coen: No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, The Hudsucker Proxy, Miller’s Crossing, Raising Arizona, etc
2. Wes Anderson: The Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Royal Tennenbaums, Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, etc
3. Hal Ashby: Being There, Shampoo, Harold and Maude, etc
4. Kevin Smith: Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Dogma, Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks, etc
5. Quentin Tarantino: Grindhouse, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, etc

I would also personally throw in:

6. Stanley Kubrick: 2001, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, Dr. Strangelove, Lolita, etc.
7. P.T. Anderson: Boogie Nights, Hard Eight, There Will Be Blood, Punch-Drunk Love, Magnolia.
8. Errol Morris: The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War, Mr. Death, Fast, Cheap and Out of Control, Gates of Heaven, etc.

I play this game all the time, but never in such an academically rigorous environment. On this scale I’m a Lebowskite with strong Hudsucker tendencies, Rushmore-loving pan-Andersonist with slightly fond memories of the one time I saw Chasing Amy, a Pulp Fictionist with Kill Bill sympathies (or maybe the other way around) Strangelovian TWBBloody FCaOoCer.

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December 2, 2008 at 5:54 pm

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