One of HE’s fundamental attitude foundations was, after all, laid out in an excerpt from The Film Snob’s Dictionary back in the summer of ’05 (even if the book itself wasn’t in stores until February ’06), to wit: “The Film Snob fairly revels, in fact, in the notion that The Public Is Stupid and Ineducable, which is what sets him apart from the more benevolent film buff, the effervescent, Scorsese-style enthusiast who delights in introducing novitiates to The Bicycle Thief and Powell-Pressburger movies.”