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And Rosta wrote at 2003-05-14 23:26:16 (+0100)

 > Ironically, btw, the only people I know who call films "movies" are
 > film critics & film buffs who look Americawards. (The reason is of
 > course that America is the land of the movies.) So the exact
 > opposite of the American situation.

For what it's worth, I (of Anglo-American parentage) have "film" and
"movie" in absolutely free variation, and didn't even realize that
"movie" was considered an Americanism until a couple of years ago.