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Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Fifteen Movie Questions Meme

I'm a movie lover, and I'm currently in process of watching each movie listed in 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen (LeonardMaltin), so this meme is quite apropos. It was actually quite hard because I could think of numerous answers for each question. From Sunday Stealing:

1. Movie you love with a passion.
The Wizard of Oz

2. Movie you vow to never watch.
Forrest Gump

3. Movie that literally left you speechless.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

4. Movie you always recommend.
Too many, but I am partial to movies with themes of how adult behavior affects children, such as:  Rabbit Proof Fence, Children of Heaven, Whale Rider, Stand by Me, The Kite Runner, Winter's Bone

Here are some lesser known interesting movies: Lars and the Real Girl, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, The Tunnel, The Man from Earth, Black Book, Man on Wire

If you like animation:  Mary and Max, Persepolis

5. Actor/actress you always watch, no matter how crappy the movie.
Robert DeNiro and William H Macey/Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren

6. Actor/actress you don’t get the appeal for.
Nicholas Cage and Jim Carrey /Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts

7. Actor/actress, living or dead, you’d love to meet.
Clint Eastwood

8. Sexiest actor/actress you’ve seen. (Picture required!)
Salma Hayek
Roger Moore, the second James Bond

9. Dream cast.
The Big Chill came very close: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, JoBeth Williams, Don Galloway
10. Favorite actor pairing.
Richard Burton/Elizabeth Taylor

11. Favorite movie setting.
Castle/English countryside

12. Favorite decade for movies.
Call me old-fashioned, but my favorite is the 1930's, specifically 1939. In that year, the following big movies were all nominated for Academy Awards for Best picture: Gone With the Wind; The Wizard of Oz; Stagecoach; Goodbye, Mr. Chips; Of Mice and Men; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; Ninotchka; Dark Victory; Wuthering Heights; and Love Affair. Gone With the Wind won, but the competition was tough that year.

That decade also produced films of W.C. Fields, Mae West, the Our Gang kids, and the Marx Brothers.

13. Chick flick or action movie?
Action.  Don't get me started on chick flicks; I get all riled.

14. Hero, villain or anti-hero?
Anti-hero - is generally a more complex character than the others, which makes for a much more interesting movie

15. Black and white or color?
Both - depends on the movie, but I absolutely hate the colorization of old black and white films. The best thing is The Wizard of Oz was both.


white rabbit said...

Not sure I like the sound of Rabbit Proof Fence :0

Totally agree about Nicolas Cage and Jim Carrey. Doesn't Carrey have a hugely slappable face?

Catch Her in the Wry said...

rabbit: Totally agree about the slappable face!

White rabbits can dig holes under fences and come and go as they please.