Movie Meme

Jun. 13th, 2017 08:49 pm
shadowkat: (Calm)
[personal profile] shadowkat
I swiped this Movie Meme from selenak. Actually saw it last night and got stumped by the first question and thought about it off and on today, and yep, still stumped. Frigging movie meme is harder than it looks.

1.What’s the most depressing movie you’ve ever watched?

Don't know. I stumped. Maybe Sophie's Choice, although don't remember it all that well. I tend to stay clear of depressing films. I haven't seen Manchester by the Sea because it's depressing.

2. What’s the most disturbing movie you’ve ever watched?

Hmmm. Maybe I shouldn't do this meme. I can't seem to remember any movies.

There are few I read about or was told about -- that I've avoided like the plague, because incredibly disturbing.

Oh, there was a horror movie Roman Polanski, entitled The Tenant. which I think he was actually in. It was a psychological thriller and disturbing. Come to think of it, most films by Polanski are disturbing.

No, wait a minute. "The Red Balloon" is a pretty disturbing if you think about it.

3. An actor/actress you’ve seen in more than 8 movies?
Trying to come up with someone other than Katherine Hepburn...hmmm.

Meryl Streep -- Kramer vs. Kramer, Out of Africa, The Deer Hunter, Sophie's Choice, the Thatcher Movie that I can't remember the name of, Mama Mia, The Devil Wears Prada, Death Becomes Her, Florence Jensen Jenkins, Julia and Julia, The French Lieutenant's Woman.

Peter O'Toole - Lawrence of Arabia, My Favorite Year, Million Dollar (can't remember the name, co-starred Audrey Hepburn, I actually own it, this is pathetic), Beckett,
Lion in Winter, What's New Pussycat, Goodbye Mr. Chips, The Ruling Class, The Stunt Man, Venus. (obviously I'm a Peter O'Toole fan, I even watched the bad films he did.)

4. A film you could watch on repeat for the rest of your life?

I agree with selenak, I'd start to hate it after a while. Not sure it's possible to find one.
Pondering. No, still drawing a blank. Sorry.

5. What’s the very first film you remember watching?

Dumbo by Disney. I saw it in the movie theater. First one I was taken to. I think I was five.

6. A film you wish you hadn’t watched?

Nightmare on Elm Street by Wes Craven -- I will never get that scene with Johnny Depp being eaten by his bed out of my head. Thank you, Wes Craven. It gave me nightmares for decades. I blame my freshmen wing-mates for prodding me into watching it at one of our college movie nights.

7. A film you wish had a sequel?

I'm not a really a fan of sequels. Whenever I hear about a film getting a sequel where none was intended or needed, I think, please don't. Let it be. What is the problem with an open-ended film? Or a film that is stand-a-lone?

8. Which book would you like to see adapted into a film?

Hmmm. Wouldn't mind seeing a film version of the Lymond Chronicles. But other than that, nothing really springs to mind. Maybe Sandition, which was a Jane Austen book that was completed by someone else that no one appears to know about but me.

The Sparrow by Maria Doria Russel would be an interesting film, so too would The Secret History by Donna Tartt (creepy as hell).

Graphic novels on the other hand...I think work very well being adapted to film, you already have the storyboard. But most of the one's I've read have already been adapted.

9. The most aesthetically pleasing movie you’ve ever watched?

As in cinematography? I don't know. I liked Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Also, A River Runs Through It. Lawrence Arabia has some nice scenes, but it's also very dark in places. Out of Africa. Anything by David Lean.

10. What’s your favourite movie director?

Don't really have one. For a while it was Spielberg, than I got tired of him. Hitchock for a bit, but also a bit of a nutjob. Directors can be hit or miss, or so I've discovered.
Kathryn Bigelow, hit or miss, I like most of her stuff though.

11.Your favourite movie genre? Don't have one. It really depends on the movies. (I'm this way about all art, I don't have a favorite genre, I like them all.)

12. A movie that holds a special place in your heart?

Don't have one. Not really. There's movies I've re-watched and I'm nostalgic over and love dearly. But not in that way. Although, will state that Star Wars changed me in some respects. Prior to Star Wars -- I associated science fiction with scary monsters. Then Star Wars happened, and I was enamored. I fell in love. It was my first experience with science fiction that did not result in me wanting to leave the room or hide under the table. I saw it when I was 11, I think.

So, Star Wars -- because it got me interested in science fiction for the first time.

13. Which is your favourite non-English language movie?

I don't know. Somewhat stumped. I want to say "Spirited Away", but I'm not sure it counts.

I adored "Cinema Paradiso" which is coming of age tale about a boy and a movie theater. So, I'll go with Cinema Paradiso.

14. Your favourite comedy film?

Drawing a blank. I want to say Some Like it Hot , but I know there's another one out there, Monty Python and the Holy Grail comes to mind, as does Noises Off, and Gross Point Blank.

15. A music video you would love to see developed into a film?

Eh...why? Aren't they already films?

16. A film everyone loves but you hate? There is no "everyone", but most of my friends appear to love Lost in Translation and I despised it. (I don't think I like Sofia Coppola's films. I didn't like "The Virgin Suicides" either.)

17. A film you love but (almost) everyone else hates?

Well there's no such thing as "everyone", but I love Pretty Woman and most of my friends appear to hate it.

18. Which cinematic universe would you like to live in?

I don't think I'd want to live in any of them.

19. What’s your favourite biopic? Lawrence of Arabia

20. Mainstream movies or indie movies? Both.

21. Old movies or contemporary movies? Both.

22. A film with an amazing soundtrack? Pretty in Pink and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1., also Pulp Fiction. (It's amazing if you buy the soundtrack after seeing the movie.)

Date: 2017-06-14 08:42 am (UTC)
petzipellepingo: (film buff by eyesthatslay)
From: [personal profile] petzipellepingo
I adored "Cinema Paradiso" which is coming of age tale about a boy and a movie theater. So, I'll go with Cinema Paradiso.

Excellent choice.

Kathryn Bigelow, hit or miss

I'm very curious to see what she'll do with the 1967 Detroit riot movie.

Gross Point Blank

OK, this is just me but it's Grosse Pointe Blank.

Date: 2017-06-14 02:18 pm (UTC)
petzipellepingo: (vampire mouth by sun_star_n_moon)
From: [personal profile] petzipellepingo
Yes, Near Dark is pretty strong stuff but a very interesting take on vampirism.

A lot of the Detroit area has French names, you get streets like Charlevoix and Trombly as well as towns like the Grosse Pointes.


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