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Movie meme!

Found this here; Emma did tag everyone after all...and these are such fun.

1. Popcorn or candy?
Candy all the way – I only ever eat popcorn at the cinema on very special occasions (i.e. I eat popcorn because that’s what one does there). I’m a massive fan of really cheap, sugary sweets.

2. Name a movie you've been meaning to see forever.
All Dogs Go to Heaven. At my old school, we had a lunch rota. If it was raining, we had to watch this. Unfortunately, they just pressed play so you just saw the next half hour. I’ve got some really surreal memories of it.

3. You are given the power to recall one Oscar: Who loses theirs and to whom?
Very very easy. Sorry Titanic. Give it to L.A. Confidential. OK, L.A. Confidential was nothing “special”, but as I’ve said a million times before influential doesn’t necessarily mean good. Three stunning male leads (I mean stunning acting, not looks…of course…), a very impressive adaptation…how they could overlook such solid character and story in favour of pixels defies belief.

4. Steal one costume from a movie for your wardrobe. Which will it be?
Oooooooooooooooooh! Hard. I’ll have to go with Christina Ricci’s riding gear from Sleepy Hollow. And I want the horse too.

I'm blonde - so it might even look passibly good on me.

5. Your favorite film franchise is...
Lord of the Rings changed my life dammit.

6. Invite five movie people over for dinner. Who are they? Why'd you invite them? What do you feed them?
1 Tarantino. Because he just knows an awful lot of movie trivia, and I'm pretty sure I could get a film-related discussion out of him.
2 Robert Redford. OK, he's not as hot as he once was, but he comes across as a decent sorta guy.
***will add more as I think of them****

7. What is the appropriate punishment for people who answer cell phones in the movie theater?
Birth of a Nation.

8. Choose a female bodyguard: Ripley from Aliens. Mystique from X-Men. Sarah Connor from Terminator 2. The Bride from Kill Bill. Mace from Strange Days.
Depends how stable I was feeling. I’d probably go for the Bride, because she’s got a good track record with polishing off large numbers of people. Unless I was feeling traumatised, in which case I’d get Ripley, who’s a little less effective but good at rescuing and looking after things (c.f. Newt and Jones the cat)

9. What's the scariest thing you've ever seen in a movie?
The Alien? Keira Knightly? I dunno, don’t watch many scary films because I'm pretty easily scared. I’ve only ever bolted once, and that was when this blonde kid rolls over on a bed at the start of Picnic at Hanging Rock. Seems ok now, but at the time it had me freaked. Though while I think of it, I still won't watch the dream sequences in Sleepy Hollow.

10. Your favorite genre (excluding comedy and drama) is?
Culty. It’s not quite the word I’m looking for – I want a better phrase for Eternal Sunshine, Twelve Monkeys, Donnie Darko etc than “films my mother didn’t like”.

11. You are given the power to greenlight movies at a major studio for one year. How do you wield this power?
WOW. OK, first I would hire Terry Gilliam and let him do whatever he liked. That’d take up a fair shred of the budget, but he deserves it. I’d hand Yimou Zhang (director of Hero) a copy of Oscar Wilde’s Salome and see what he came up with (the play is structured around the white, red and finally black phases of the moon…also, I think the dance of the 7 veils would look good as a Zhang-Zhi-with-long-sleeves sort of a scene.) And I’d use it to launch my own directoral career.

12. Bonnie or Clyde?
Haven’t actually seen it, so I’ll go with Bonnie. A) because her beret looks just like mine, b) because she looks a lot better in it than I do in mine, and c) Bonnie just happens to be a nice name, and then there’s this nurse...

13. Who are you tagging to answer this survey?
I'm gonna tag Amada from eh, because she's never been tagged. And anyone else who feels like it!


The end of JFK wasn't on the video. I saw about three minutes longer before it cut out. GRRR! I still maintain it's one of the best films I've ever seen.


Amanda said...

i'm on it...
but you and Emmma already said all the good stuff.

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