Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Movie Nut's Meme

Another great effort from Sunday Stealing. Now this is my type of meme!

What was you first movie-going experience without your parents? 

I remember my father taking me to see Disney's "Robin Hood" when I was five years old at the Chelsea Cinema in Adelaide. It was a big deal. My parents both loved movies. Dad used to take us to the drive-in when I was a kid.

Do you still buy DVDs or Blu Rays (or do you just stream them)?

Occasionally, but normally I stream or download now.

What is your guilty pleasure movie? What about it works for you?

I adore the original "Rocky Horror Picture Show". I can sing and dance along to my heart's content. It's fabulous. Wrong in so many ways.

You have compiled a list of your top 100 movies. Which movies do you like, but would not make the list?

I love movie that make you think and feel. I love arthouse and British films. What is missing on my list is pretty much anything in the horror and action genre.

Which movie(s) do you compulsively watch over and over again? What makes it so great?

Other than the Harry Potter movies, which are nearly as good as the books, I love The Wedding Singer, which appears to be on telly here ever six weeks. I can also watch, things like Gosford Park and Julia and Julia end on end. I love movies about another time.

Classic(s) you're embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

Here are a few. The Godfather Trilogy. The Deerhunter. Apocalyse Now. Inglorious Basterds. Django Unchained. I'm not one for violence, but I know these are supposed to be good movies.

Do you have any movie posters hanging on your wall? If yes, which ones and why?

No. Never have.

Tell us about a movie that you are passionate about.

I adore The Princess Bride. It's sweet, funny, courageous and just plain fun. Suggest everybody from the ages of 8-80 rewatch it. It doesn't age.

What is a movie you vow to never watch? Why?

Captain Corelli's Mandolin. It's my favourite book and I can't stand Penelope Cruz (and Nicholas Cage is NOT Corelli.)

Tell us about a movie that literally left you speechless.

Calvary. It's incredibly powerful. So was "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas". Harrowing stuff.

What’s a movie that you always recommend?

The Argentinian original of "The Secret in their Eyes." It's incredible - and they never should have remade it.

Who is an actor you always watch, no matter how crappy the movie?

I'm fond of both Ben Stiller and Steve Carell. Both have been in hit and miss films. Both are great. I also miss Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was fantastic and I mourn the films he never made. Susan Sarandon is awesome too.

Who is an actor you don't get the appeal for? Why don’t you like them?

Brad Pitt. I really don't get what all the fuss is about - though he was pretty hot in Thelma and Louise.

Who is an actor, living or dead, you'd love to meet? Why do they intrigue you?

Philip Seymour Hoffman - he's just wonderful. That voice. I'd love to talk Shakespeare with Kenneth Branagh and Sir Ian McKellen as well.

Sexiest actor/actress you've seen. (Picture required!)

Easy - Clive Owen.

Image result for clive owen

OK, you are casting a movie, pick four or five actors you’d hire to be in it and why we’d love them together.

I've always wanted to cast Donna Tartt's, "The Secret History".  Clive Owen as Richard, Gwyneth Paltrow as Camilla, Benedict Cumberbatch as Charles, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Bunny, Kenneth Branagh as Francis and Ian McKellan as Julian. Unfortunately that would have had to be made 20 years ago as it's about uni students and Hoffman is dead - but that would be great. It would be hard to cast this movie now.

Who are your favorite actor pairing of all time?

That's a toss up between Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.

And Rock Hudson and Doris Day.

Have you ever watched movies from a decade that was before you were born? If so, which decade is your favorite?

I love movies from the 50s and 60s,  Hitchcock especially. Great stuff.

If you were to be in a movie would you rather play the hero, villain or anti-hero? Why?

As I'm a ratbag I think I'm best as an anti-hero. It's fun to be an anti-hero. Being a hero is boring, being the villain is just too predictable.


Kwizgiver said...

I've never seen the Godfather Trilogy all together, either. I've seen enough clips of all of them to get what's going on, though.

CountryDew said...

I like that you want to cast a particular book and have obviously given it some thought. Thumbs up!

Bev Sykes said...

It's too bad Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr didn't do more than that one movie, which is about my #2 favorite of all time. I can just see the scene you show on your video and in seconds I'm in tears! I am also fond of movies of the 50s and 60s, before they discovered cgi.

Angie Church said...

interesting never any movie posters what do you decorate with?? I used to have posters when I was younger now my taste has changed
come see me at

Jackie K said...

I love The Wedding Singer as well - Adam Sandler's only truly good movie!
Like you, The Secret In Their Eyes stuck with me.
Loved The Secret History but agree, the perfect time for it as a movie has probably been missed