Abba or Altman? The Beatles or Bergman? Coltrane or Chaplin? Of course, a purely hypothetical question: If you had to give up your entire music collection (CDs, LPs, MP3s, etc.) or your entire film collection (DVDs, LaserDiscs, VHS, etc.), which would it be? And why? Some clarifications: * You can still enjoy what you give up, you just can't own any of them. If you keep your film collection, you can still listen to the radio or go to concerts, you just can't own any CDs. Likewise, if you give up your movies, you can still go to the local theater and watch movies on TV, but you can never own a DVD. * No cheating: you can't copy all of your CDs to CD-R before dumping them, or employ any other loophole. For me, this is a very tough call, but I think I'd give up my movie collection before my music collection. I think the number one reason why is that, for movies, I like seeing new films. So giving up my DVDs, but still being able to see new films at the theater wouldn't be that bad. However, music is more of a repetitive thing. Also, "music" is much more portable than "a movie." I listen to music as much as possible at work and go nuts if I forget to bring in a stack of CDs every morning. I can go a week without watching a DVD and only get the shakes a little bit. What about you?