Tuesday, July 21, 2009

21 Question Movie Meme

Stole this from Miss Read's blog, who lifted it from elsewhere...

1.Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Used to go every few weeks to a midnight screening at the Hollywood Cinema in Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand. Costumes, props, call and response - the full audience participation. I still pity the poor sods who had to clean up the mess afterwards.

2.Name a movie that you’ve seen multiple times in the theater.
The first Back to the Future, more than 30 times. There's an Australian film called Starstruck I loved so much I saw back-to-back screenings in the same theatre.

3.Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
Got a lot of affection for Dennis Quaid. Clint Eastwood too, but he's petty much retired now. In my 1980s love for Michael J Fox stage, I saw a lot of crappy movies - Teen Wolf, The Secret of My Success, Bright Lights Big City. For my book on the films of Michael Caine, I watched 80 of his films. Twice. But that was masochism.

4.Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.

Nicole Kidman. Tom Cruise. [Get them both in a film, I'm likely to never see it.] Will Ferrell. Jude Law, unless he's playing an utter shit.

5.Name a movie that you can and do quote from.
Broadcast News, amongst many: "I'll meet you at that thing in the place where we went that time." The first time I met my wife, she quoted a line from The Breakfast Club and I replied with the next line.

6.Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I also know all the audience participation responses as well, including several obscure NZ-only variants.

7.Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with.
See above.

8.Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
The Dish.

9.Name a movie that you own.
Just one? Well, I bought Smart People for three quid on DVD at Tesco on Sunday. It's got Dennis Quaid in it.

10.Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
Frank Sinatra in The Manchurian Candidate.

11.Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
No, but I remember seeing You Only Live Twice projected on the lounge wall of Gordon Barnaby's house in Pt Chev during the 1970s, long before home video. They hired a projector and got the film on 8mm. The bit where one spaceship swallows the other spaceship - cutting off a spacewalking astronaut in the process - scared the bejesus out of me.

12.Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t yet gotten around to it.
The Outlaw Josie Wales.

13.Ever walked out of a movie?
Prince of the City, by Sidney Lumet [I think]. Wasn't much of a date movie. Then again, it wasn't much of a date. She was a lovely girl, but we weren't well suited. She's a lesbian now, and probably much happier as a consequence.

14.Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.

Oh, I blub all the time at movies. Field of Dreams leaves me in bits.

15.What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?
The Hangover, while killing time in London. Bloody funny.

16.What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
Been on an early 70s conspiracy thriller jag, of late.

17.What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
Maybe the Puffinstuff movie, at Pt Chev.

18.What movie do you wish you had never seen?
The Magus. Insufferable shite. But it does have a brilliant poster.

19.What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
Magnolia. Not to everyone's taste.

20.What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?
Silence of the Lambs, in a packed Leicester Square cinema full of men screaming in utter, abject terror.

21.What is the funniest movie you’ve seen?
I was weeping with laughter at the talent section of Little Miss Sunshine, but The Hangover is far more consistently funny.


Laura Anderson said...

I am so jealous that you've seen BTTF so many times in the cinema - and the Rocky Horror show! BTTF I've only seen once in the cinema, and that was at my birthday last year. Seen Rocky Horror loads on video but can't persuade anyone to see it at the cinema with me when it's on!

Also The Dish is great indeed.

Linda Gillespie said...

So, are you going to the 11pm performance of Rocky Horror over at the Fringe and which is your preferred character costume? I have two offspring who are nagging me to take them!

Anonymous said...

12.Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t yet gotten around to it.
The Outlaw Josie Wales.

Oh, do see it, Mr B ... 'tis a work of genius. Toss up between this and Unforgiven as examples of the Western genre's finest moment.