Monday, November 13, 2006

Movie Tag

Swiped this idea from someone else, too. I am a cyber-thief!

1. Popcorn or candy?
Movie theater popcorn, totally. No butter, no extra salt, but lots of popcorn. Wild Thing, 55" tall and 55 pounds, can eat an entire bucket of popcorn at the movies. I don't know where he puts it.

2. Name a movie you've been meaning to see forever
"Casablanca". I've seen portions. The one time WineGuy and I went to see it in the theater, I fell asleep. Oops.

3. You are given the power to recall one Oscar: Who loses theirs and to whom?
"Chariots of Fire" loses its Best Picture Oscar in 1981. The award goes to "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

4. Steal one costume from a movie for your wardrobe. Which will it be?
Anything that Rita Hayworth wore in "Gilda," particularly that black strapless dress with the long black gloves.

5. Your favorite film franchise is...
The Indiana Jones movies: "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom," and "Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade." Also, the "Abbott and Costello Meet The Monsters" movies.

6. Invite five movie people over for dinner. Who are they? Why'd you invite them? What do you feed them?
Harrison Ford because he's handsome, brooding and skilled in more than just acting. Barbra Streisand for the voice. Steven Spielberg for his creative genius and for remembering his Jewish roots. Paul Giamatti for his creative genius. Thelma Schoonmaker, editor of Martin Scorcese's films, to learn about her craft and because she's also a Cornellian, like me. If they're coming here to SW Florida, then we feast on local delicacies like stone crabs and snapper and tropical fruits. Otherwise, we feast on sushi because it's my favorite.

7. What is the appropriate punishment for people who answer cell phones in the movie theater?
Electrocution or death. Realistically, the theater should confiscate the patron's phone and hold it until the end of the movie.

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.
I choose Ripley.

9. What's the scariest thing you've ever seen in a movie?
Linda Blair's possessed, green face in "The Exorcist". The movie and the book scared the living daylights out of me.

10. Your favorite genre (excluding comedy and drama) is?
Adventure movies, esp. old James Bond films and the Indiana Jones movies. I also love the really old horror flicks like "Dracula," "Frankenstein," and "The Wolfman."

11. You are given the power to greenlight movies at a major studio for one year. How do you wield this power?
I agree with the prevailing opinion of making films out of my favorite books. I'd like to see any of Anne Rice's books made well into a movie. That crummy one with Tom Cruise does not count. More movies with roles for women in their 40s+, more pithy roles for women of color -- not including Rosie Perez, because I can't stand her voice.

12. Bonnie or Clyde?
Bonnie, no question.

13: Who are you tagging to answer this survey:
Old Blue Socks, Torrey Pines Reflections, Are We There Yet?, The Family Blender, The X Facta, and The Purple Moose.


Katrina said...

Excellent meme! You are obviously a connoisseur of fine cinema, as you happened to mention a ton of my favorite movies, as well.

I think people who answer cell phones in the theatre should be ejected from the movie and their ticket price collected to fund a sprinkler system that targets individual obnoxious moviegoers and sprays them in the face with a high speed jet of water when they answer the phone, throw jujubes at the people in front of them, or talk loudly to the person next to them through all the good scenes.

Sock Girl said...

Fun meme! Sadly I don't know enough about cinema to do it justice, though I did blog it nonetheless ;-) And now I'm craving popcorn too!

Christina said...

As I read this I thought "no way I could do this since I have maybe seen one movie a year the past 12 years and I am just not into them that much!" Then I saw your tag. If I find time I will answer a few of these, but really, it's wasted on me!