I've finally decided to do one of these bandwagon things
by, 1st September 2012 at 01:48 PM (444 Views)
A rare occurrence indeed, but I found this one irresistible. I got this from @Synthesis; Where he got it from, I couldn't say.
Your Favorite Film: Blade Runner (but only the Director’s Cut. The original theatrical release can gtfo.)
Your Least Favorite Film: There’s no definitive film which stands out as my least favourite, so let’s just pick a random one which I disliked: Madagascar. Too many obnoxious characters with whiny celebrity voice-overs. And the sequels just keep coming.
A Film You Watch and Cry: Jacob’s Ladder. Most films with poignant endings lose their impact the more I watch them, but this one always gets to me for some reason. I find I can’t quite explain it.
A Film That Reminds You of Someone: Baby's Day Out always seems to show up whenever I rummage through the dvd bargain bins at various supermarkets. And I can never come across it without recalling watching it with my dad as a kid and witnessing him descend into total hysterics because he found Joe Mantegna getting a lighter to the crotch so hilarious.
A Film That Reminds You of Somewhere: Babe reminds me of...just about everywhere I’ve been in the past five years, thanks to this Babe backpack who has become a sort of travelling mascot for me. Wherever I’ve been I’ve always gotten a lot of compliments for him. :3
A Film That Reminds You of Your Past: *batteries not included and Honey I Shrunk The Kids both had TV spots which scared me witless as a toddler. The films themselves may be typically innocuous 80s fluff, but I can never watch them without getting chills recalling just how much their respective campaigns unsettled me at that age (on a subconscious level, the “walking hamburger” bit from the former’s TV spot may be even be one of the reasons why I’m a vegetarian now).
The Film You Can Quote Best: Monty Python and The Holy Grail. An obvious choice I know, but the lines are so damned quotable. My personal favourite? “And after the spanking, the oral sex.”
A Film With Your Favorite Actor: I like William Shatner (quiet you, he amuses me), so any of the original Star Trek movies will do.
A Film With Your Favorite Actress: Thelma and Louise (Susan Sarandon)
A Film By Your Favorite Director: Barton Fink (Coen Brothers), Bananas (Woody Allen), Slacker (Richard Linklater)
A Film By Your Least Favorite Director: I can’t claim to have one.
A Guilty Pleasure: The Black Cauldron. How do I put this? I like the film, but at the same time I can see all-too plainly where things went wrong. As an attempt on Disney’s part to re-invent themselves for the 1980s, it’s a failure, but it’s certainly an interesting one.
The Film That No One Expected You To Like: I surprised myself with how much I enjoyed Battle Royale. It’s not a huge favourite of mine, but the storyline was a lot more interesting and engaging than I was anticipating.
The Film That Depicts Your Life: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. I wasn’t crazy before I was confined.
A Film You Used to Love, But Now Hate: Ugh, can we say Forrest Gump? I was taken in by this manipulative drivel as a kid and as you can tell I’m pretty bitter about it now.
Your Favorite Drama Film: Ghost World (or is that more of a comedy? I don’t know.)
Your Favorite Comedy Film: The Hudsucker Proxy (underrated, I think - it’s a beautifully stylised picture about the invention of a popular children’s toy, one that affectionately parodies the fast-talking screwball comedies of the 1940s, and the villain is a cigar-chomping Paul Newman. Seriously, what’s not to love?)
Your Favorite Action Film: If your definition of an “action film” is one that’s on the silly side and has loads of random car chases, then The Blues Brothers, for sure.
Your Favorite Romantic Film: Annie Hall (that’s about as romantic as I get)
Your Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film: Blade Runner
Your Favorite Horror Film: Mulholland Dr (I certainly think of it as one!)
Your Favorite Thriller/Mystery Film: Barton Fink
Your Favorite Animated or Children’s Film: Ratatouille, Babe
Your Favorite Documentary Film: Nostalgia for the Light
Your Favorite Foreign Language Film: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Your Favorite Independent Film: Slacker, Gerry (I’m not sure why a film about Matt Damon and Casey Affleck doing nothing but wandering hopelessly through the desert haunted and stayed with me as much as it did, but there you go).
The Most Obscure Film You’ve Ever Seen: I’ve seen that film about Karen Carpenter’s tragic battle with anorexia where everybody is represented by Barbie and Ken dolls (Superstar: The Karen Carpenter story) even though it’s not supposed to be available anywhere, due to objections from the Carpenter family. I have a feeling I could get much more obscure than that though...
Your Favorite Film As a Kid: As a very little kid, I loved The Circus with Charlie Chaplin. Back then I found the whole concept of a silent movie with title cards to be delightfully freaky.
Your Favorite Christmas Film: Christmas films piss me off, generally speaking. I’ll say Gremlins, though I don’t think of it as a “Christmas Film” – it just happens to be set at that particular time of year, and I don’t hold it against it.
Your Favorite Musical: Bugsy Malone
Your Favorite Film Released This Year: Nostalgia for The Light, if I can count it. Technically from 2010, but it only came out around here this year, so let me have it, please.
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