|I can never resist a movie meme
||[Sep. 19th, 2005|02:04 pm]
Stolen from others. As they all are. Edited as better answers come to me.
1. You only get to watch one movie for the rest of your life. Which one do you pick?
If I can argue that a trilogy is just one big movie, the Lord of the Rings trilogy. But if it has to be only one single movie, then I'd have to go with The Princess Bride.
2. You get to completely destroy and remove one movie from existence. Which one do you pick?
SO easy. Eyes Wide Shut, a movie that left me both bored out of my skull and apoplectic. Your wife has a 10 minute fantasy about another man and you go apeshit? Dude, you need a serious slap in the face and three hours of Jerry Springer as a reality check.
3. Which movie that doesn't get nearly enough play would you recommend to everybody?
Silverado. One of the best westerns out there. Funny and smart and a great cast. Lawrence Kasdan's ensemble acting talents at their finest.
4. Which as-yet-unreleased movie this year would you kill someone to see early?
Well, I got to see Serenity early, so I don't need to kill anyong over that. Honestly, I don't think there is a movie out there I would kill to see, unless I got to see A History of Violence while sitting in the theatre with Viggo Mortensen. Alone. Maybe holding hands.... Mmmm....
Sorry, back to the meme.
5. Which movie is the funniest movie you've ever seen?
Passion of the Christ. No, I'm just kidding. This one is hard. It seems like there is one out there that I'm missing, but for the moment I'd have to say
Airplane. EDIT: Support your Local Sheriff. A GREAT movie, tremendous fun, and one that hardly anyone remembers.
6. Which movie has made you cry the hardest?
This, on the other hand, is easy. The Green Mile, without a doubt. Erin and I were sobbing for the last half hour.
7. What's the best ending sequence to a movie that you've ever seen?
The end of Star Wars is hard to beat. Heroism, victory, celebration. You feel good.
8. What's the best opening sequence to a movie that you've ever seen?
Raiders of the Lost Ark. Because, damn.
9. Who's your favorite movie character, and why?
Luke Skywalker. Laugh at me if you will. The farm boy who becomes a hero, the everyman who is frustrated by life.
10. Which movie character do you think has had the best entrance ever in a movie?
It's not so much a movie entrance as a memorable first scene - literally her first scene ever. Lauren Bacall's character in To Have and Have Not ("You know how to whistle don'tcha? You just pucker up and blow.")
11. Which movie character do you think has had the best exit ever in a movie?
Rick and Louie, end of Casablanca.
12. Which supposedly good movie do you loathe?
Other than Eyes Wide Shut? Donnie Darko. Beyond not getting it.
13. Which supposedly crappy movie do you love?
Dirty Dancing. It's my guilty pleasure.
14. You get to kill one actor/actress and get away with it. Which one do you get rid of?
Hmm. Tough one. Adam Sandler was the easy pick until I saw 50 First Dates. Probably Mike Myers.
15. Which supposedly bad actor do you actually like?
Patrick Swayze. I just do. The brick wall scene in Roadhouse only has a teeny bit to do with that.
16. Which supposedly good actor do you wish would just go away?
Jack Nickelson. He's always bugged me. Creepy-looking, and then they stick him in romantic-lead-type roles. Ick ick ick.