So I found this movie meme way back in March at Zoom-In Online, but Chris just recently did it over at Ambitious Slacker, so I thought I’d better finish it up and post it.
1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
Well, off the top of my head:
“A Room with a View”
“Field of Dreams”
“Last Night” (if not 10, then it’s getting awfully close)
2. Name a movie that you’ve seen multiple times in the theater.
Multiple times? That’s pretty loose. I will interpret that as more than three.
“A Room with a View”
“I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing”
3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
But to be honest, it’s a director that will drive me to a movie before the actors.
4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.
Okay, it’s almost a cliche, I know, but it’s Tom Cruise
5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from.
I pretty much know all the dialogue from “A Room with a View.” Here are a couple of my favorites, both uttered by Judy Dench’s character Eleanor Lavish.
“And I’ve divined it Charlotte, you had an adventure there. Feign to deny it!” – “A Room with a View”
“Observe my foresight: I never travel anywhere without my MacIntosh squares. One never know when one might have to sit on damp ground or cold marble.” – “A Room with a View”
“Miss Firecracker’s” got some great lines, especially those delivered by Alfre Woodard, but here’s a favorite I love to quote in a southern access delivered by Tim Robbins’ Delmont
“Land sake, she wasn’t really a monkey. She was just excessively furry for a human being.” — “Miss Firecracker
I can do a lot of Hal Hartley. “Trust” has lots of really wonderful lines, but this one delivered by Elina Lowensohn in “Amateur” I’m particularly fond of.
“I want to be a mover and a shaker.” – “Amateur”
Like Lowensohn, I’m particularly fond of odd accents, and one of the best belongs to Isabella Rosellini. I love her delivery of this line in “Siesta”
“No! We came to see the race. I want to see who wins!” — “Siesta”
And of course, anyone who knows me will be expecting to see my signature line uttered by Beth Grant as Kitty Farmer in “Donnie Darko”
“I’m beginning to doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion!” — “Donnie Darko”
6. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.
Hmmm… that’s a difficult one. I would have to say “Bye, Bye, Birdie.”
7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with.
I’m going to go again with “Bye, Bye, Birdie.” Oh, and I also sing along with the Delibes piece in “I’ve Heard the Mermaid Singing.”
8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
“The Sweet Hereafter”
9. Name a movie that you own.
Oh come on. I’ve got tons. I do own, or are in the process of owning all of the films by Hal Hartley, Atom Egoyan, Don McKellar, or starring Judy Davis.
10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
I know I can come up with a better answer to this one, but for now I’m going to say I really enjoyed Reba McIntire in “Tremors.” Okay, I just remembered that Cybil Shepherd started out as a model and she’s done some great stuff. And that made me think of Famke Janssen, who really intrigues me. Of course, she was great as Jean Grey in the X-Men movies, but she’s done some nifty indie stuff as well. Barbra Streisand and Tom Waits deserve a mention here as well.
11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
Yeah, a few. An early double feature that I recall was “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and “The Yellow Submarine.” I also remember seeing “Meatballs,” “An American Werewolf in London,” and “Halloween 2.”
12. Ever made out in a movie?
There was a little hanky panky going on during “In the Mood for Love.” It was an inspirational film that way.
13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t yet gotten around to it.
The ones that have been on my Netflix cue the longest and I keep putting things above are:
“The Up Series”
“Cries and Whispers”
14. Ever walked out of a movie?
Only once: “An American Werewolf in London” I only walked out because I was expecting a comedy from the review I read, and I wasn’t prepared for the terrifying first 45 minutes or so of the film. I did go back and see it again at the Drive-In (see above) a couple months later.
I would have walked out on “True Lies” if I had known the people I was with wanted to leave as well.
15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
I cry all the time, both in sad movies and happy movies. The last movie I cried at was “Lars & the Real Girl.” I didn’t actually shed tears at “Juno,” but I did get pretty choked up.
Nah. But I’ll eat someone else’s if they have it.
17. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
At least once a week.
18. What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?
19. What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
Character driven drama
20. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
I can’t remember the first movie I saw in the theatre. I’m sure it was a Disney film. The first movie I remember seeing at the theatre was definitely “Fantasia.”
21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?
There are few movies that I regret seeing, and I tend to forget those films pretty quickly. I don’t mind seeing bad movies every once in a while, but there are a few films that I can remember wishing I had my two hours back. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) none are coming to mind.
22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
I love weird movies. And the definition of weird is so loose. There’s “The Apple.” There’s most of David Lynch’s films which could definitely be considered weird… most recently “Inland Empire.” I would agree with Chris about “The Happiness of the Katakuris.” Actually, weird movies are among my favorites.
23. What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?
I saw “The Legend of Hell House” back in the 70’s on TV while sleeping over my sister’s house and I was terrified. It probably wasn’t all that frightening in retrospect, but it’s loomed terrifyingly large in my memory. I’m quite proud of the fact that I made it through “Audition” in the theatre while other theatre-goers around me bolted.
24. What is the funniest movie you’ve seen?
Like Chris, I’m currently working on my list of the funniest movies of all time, so I will share the answer to this one later. I think it might come down to one of these three though:
“Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”