Tim May wrote: > 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. I usually use "movies" as the catch-all term, and use "film" when discussing quality--in opposition to "flick": "It's not a great film by any means, but it's a good flick".