Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fifteen Movies Questions and Me

I was standing on the top of a mountain in the Alps when I heard the call. It rang through the valleys, echoed off the high walls of castles nestled amidst the edge of cliffs, and through such actions found its way to my ears. Unfortunately I wasn't in at the moment, so it had to leave a message after the ensuing avalanche.

But I did hear the call... from one of the survivors (it was nice of them to spend their last words on making sure I was up to date). And so the challenge was set. Fifteen Questions. All about me. How was I to cope? Would I possess the mathematical inclination, the literary discipline, the historical initiative, the scientific... science stuff, to see it through to the end? Yes! I would do it! So it came to pass that upon the ninth day I had reached the light at the end of the tunnel. I had beaten Goliath! I had, finished the meme. Unfortunately that was a Monday and I forgot to carry the zero, so it had to wait until Wednesday. I may be the last to cross the finish line, but here I am. And here, are my answers:

1. Movie you love with a passion. I'll try to keep this from getting redundant - Seven Samurai!

2. Movie you vow to never watch. I saw Bloodrayne. Since then I have refused to watch any Uwe Boll movies. My brain cells are precious (what few I have) and I intend to keep as many as I can.

3. Movie that literally left you speechless. In a good way or bad way? Well, Requiem for a Dream wins either way.

4. Movie you always recommend. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - because Eli Wallach should be in every movie.

5. Actor/actress you always watch, no matter how crappy the movie. Jack Lemmon. I sat through all of Odd Couple 2 for the man - that's dedication.

6. Actor/actress you don't get the appeal for. Sarah Jessica Parker. Well, I do actually get the appeal. I just think it's petty.

7. Actor/actress, living or dead, you'd love to meet. Jimmy Stewart. Who wouldn't want to meet Jimmy Stewart?

8. Sexiest actor/actress you've seen. (Picture required!) Monica Bellucci. It's not even close. Seriously. I'm not even sure there's an actress out there on the same continent.

9. Dream cast. Jack Lemmon, Peter O'Toole, Audrey Hepburn, and Katherine Hepburn. Don't care what you put them in, it'll be amazing.

10. Favorite actor pairing. Abbott and Costello, because you simply can't put a value on an endless supply of laughs.

11. Favorite movie setting. Gahhhhh, it's too hard! Fine, I'll go with Middle Earth, but I desperately want it to be a Middle Earth in a galaxy far far away, just south of Hogwarts! *grump*

12. Favorite decade for movies. 1950's - rise of Kurosawa, Wilder, and Leon = simply without contest.

13. Chick flick or action movie? Action movie... then a chick flick. Because even fans of unnecessary explosions want to feel the love too!

14. Hero, villain or anti-hero? Anti-Hero, because you never go full 'hero...' never.

15. Black and white or color? Can't I have both? Bah! Color. I like da pretty pretty. Now I have to go wash myself and pray for forgiveness from the gods of cinema.

Alright, ladies and gents that's all she wrote. Well, he wrote. I am a he after all.... but it is 'her' questions. You know what, never mind. Special thanks to Anna (aka MovieNut14) for creating the meme, and hope you enjoyed the read. Have a great day everybody!

Meme Courtesy Defiant Success

9 better thoughts:

Nikhat said...

Best Setting Ever!!!
You know I just watched Requiem for a Dream on a whim, even it's supposedly a once "only" in a lifetime movie... seriously speechless.

Unknown said...

Now you come to mention it, I'd bloody love to meet Jimmy Stewart.

Castor said...

Yes! But no, I don't get the appeal of SJP at all.

I pondered doing this but then as you said in #1, it would have gotten redundant ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

One Uwe Boll movie is all it takes. And I don't get the Parker attraction either.

Sam Fragoso said...

Mine got somewhat redundant. Good job sir.

Ruth said...

Jimmy Stewart!! Why didn't I think of him, love Jimmy Stewart!
Still, I chose Cate Blanchett, still would love to meet her :)

Univarn said...

@Nikhat I've seen Requiem for a Dream twice, don't ask why, effective both times.

@MultiplexSlut See, universal rule of positive cinema blogging: when in doubt just write Jimmy Stewart and everyone agrees.

@Castor Yeah, I had to make a conscious effort to avoid redundancy, and I think it came out all right.

@AlexJ Very true, one Boll and you never want to go back. But still, some people do - time and time again.

@Duke Thank you

@Ruth Cate Blanchett is a perfectly understandable selection, you wouldn't have to tie me down to a chair to meet her.

Dylan said...

I thought the 1988 version of SJP was pretty cute (looking past the nose). The 1998 version was ok, too, as SATC was an enjoyable TV show. But the 2011 version? No appeal whatsoever.

Unknown said...

It was great article though
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