Contestants: Frederic Bush, Chris Miller, Greg Weinstein, Tucker Warner, Dan Blim (whole time); Cliff Galiher, Charlie Fritz (part of the time)
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Welcome to my new series! Written by a serious cinephile (me) for an audience of cinephiles, these questions also work as a starting point for anyone who wants to learn about film for quizzing purposes AND anyone looking to go, as Pauline Kael put it, deeper into movies.
Each game (of which there are four in this episode) consists of four rounds of play, Mimir-style, with 32 questions in all. The answer to each question will be the name of a movie director, and all answers in the game will have a surname or mononym starting with the same letter.
My goal is to cover all types of cinema — mainstream, arthouse, foreign, experimental, documentary, and more — and all eras of cinema as well, with special emphasis on members of underrepresented groups (e.g. women, POC, LGBT) and underrepresented cinemas. The questions are hard, but the games are fast-paced and filled with banter. I hope you enjoy — and don't worry, new episodes in the usual Recreational Thinking format are on their way too!
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