UK Public Library Members Quiz

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Lights. Camera. Action! Whether it's heading to your local cinema to catch the latest blockbuster, or curling up on the sofa with an old favourite, everyone loves a good film.

Awards season is upon us, and although you may never win a BAFTA or an Oscar, why not try to win our Public Libraries quiz, all about the wonderful world of cinema!

Use the Oxford online resources provided by your public library, to expand your movie-knowledge, and find the answers to the questions below for a chance to win either an iPod shuffleTM or £50 worth of Oxford University Press books!

Did you know that the Oxford DNB includes the full biographies of many Oscar-winners? Find out more here. The winner will be chosen from the correct entries after the closing date of 30th April 2014.


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Stanley Kubrick is regarded by many as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, covering a variety of genres, and breaking new ground in cinematography.

1. According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, what was the teenage Stanley Kubrick's "real passion"?

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"You're gonna need a bigger boat" are the immortal lines famously ad-libbed by Roy Scheider in the Stephen Speilberg classic, shark-slasher 'Jaws'.

2. Which Stephen Spielberg film is mentioned in the entry on "verisimilitude" in 'A Dictionary of Film Studies' in Oxford Reference?

A. Jurassic Park
B. Saving Private Ryan
C. E.T.

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3. In the Oxford English Dictionary, which Hollywood film star and Oscar-winner is mentioned in the earliest recorded usage of the word “Oscar” (in 1934) to mean one of the statuettes presented at the Academy Awards?

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Terms and conditions
The winner will be contacted by email and the prize must be accepted as offered. The decision of OUP will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into. Only one entry per person is allowed. Employees of Oxford University Press are not eligible to enter the Competition.

Competition closes 30th April 2014.

December/January quiz winner: TBC


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