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This set is finished. It will have 13 packets, with the final packet hazily more difficult than the rest (although not by much), tossups-only, questions about 7-9 lines, with powers. Difficulty is reasonably robust--expect a couple questions per round to be very difficult, but there are also plenty of very notable, well known things. I've tried to include a mix of "trashy" and "academic," as well as some things that just happen to interest me. It is vanity in the sense that it reflects my interests and tastes (so some directors, genres, performers pop up more than others, and they're primarily American oriented), but not in the sense that there are 10 tossups on the movie Rat Race or something like that.
I don't purport this set to be the be-all of how to write great film questions, just as a fun, entertaining set. I think they kind of reflect how I study film or what I'm interested in, but it sort of shows how different people are attracted to or remember different things.
I think when I first proposed this set Donald Taylor and Zach Foster sent me some questions. However, in the interim between then and now, I switched computers and misplaced them, so sorry about that. Thanks to those guys for contributing.
In terms of the distribution, the majority of the questions are on films/performers/directors. There are very few common links, not because I hate them but because that's what I decided to run with. For performer questions, trivial biographical details and "dumping of film titles/roles" will be discouraged in favor of memorable performances, lines, and actions (i.e., an actor tossup will definitely not say "Born in 1936, his first film was ___"). In some cases, I chose to use performer tossups to allow using clues on harder or more interesting films that would not otherwise be possible.
This set will run at sometime during KABO weekend, either that Saturday or Sunday depending on how the schedule is arranged. It will cost $10 per person to play, with format to be determined based on interest and staff (I'd tentatively prefer doubles, so sign up in that way and we'll adjust if needed). If other sites would like to run this (or if you have some other event around that time you would like to pair it with), let me know--the pricing will be the same.
FIELD (at Michigan)
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