Movie Meme

Movie meme from Incandragon. My problem is that I can never choose just one–just listing some of these movies makes me want to go back and watch them again.

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times:
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Zardoz, My Brilliant Career, Back to the Future, After Life, Tonari no Totoro , Star Wars. Aliens. The Abyss. The Piano. If I like a movie, I watch it over and over and try to get my friends to share my joy of it. (And because of AJM: The Godfather and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.)

2. Name a movie that you’ve seen multiple times in a theater:
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (25). Zardoz (13). My Brilliant Career (11). Gone with the Wind (?). Wings of Desire. Walkabout. Bladerunner. 2001: A Space Odyssey. Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Most recently, Master and Commander.

3. Name an actor who would make you more inclined to see a movie:
George C. Scott. Clive Owen. Edward Norton. Gregory Peck. Jeremy Irons. Richard Armitage. John Cusack. Katherine Hepburn. Audrey Hepburn. Charlotte Rampling. Helen Mirren. (But I’m attracted to movies by directors I like more than by actors I like.)

4. Name an actor who would make you less likely to see a movie:
Brad Pitt. Sylvester Stallone. Nicolas Cage. Christian Slater. Will Ferrell (although I loved ‘Stranger than Fiction’). Russell Crowe (although I loved “Master and Commander”).

5. Name a movie that you can quote from:
My Brilliant Career. The Piano. Cabaret. Anne of Green Gables. The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

6. Name a movie musical that you know all the lyrics to all the songs:
None…I’m not good with remembering song lyrics or people’s faces.

7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with:
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Cabaret. Singin’ in the Rain. The Sound of Music. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see:
After Life. My Neighbor Totoro. National Velvet. The Twilight Samurai. The Great Escape. Tampopo. The Secret of Roan Innish. Stranger than Fiction. The Incredibles. Singin’ in the Rain. Roman Holiday. The Miracle Worker. M. Hulot’s Holiday. Rivers and Tides.

9. Name a movie that you own:
The Twilight Samurai.

10. Name an actor that launched his/her career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops:

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in?:
Yes. All five Planet of the Apes movie in a row.

12. Ever made out in a movie theater?

13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t gotten around to it:

14. Ever walked out of a movie?:
No. That would violate my contract with the director. But I don’t usually go to a movie without a specific desire to see it. However, there have been movies we rented that we turned off after about ten minutes: “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, “Anchorman”.

15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theatre:
Probably easier to name movies that I didn’t cry at.

16. Popcorn?:
No. Not eating at the theater means more money to see more movies.

17. How often do you go to the movies?:
When it was me and the boy, we used to go every other week. Now I’m lucky if I go four or five times a year. AJM is not a movie buff.

18. What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?:
Let the right one in

19. What is your favorite/preferred genre of movie?:
Psychological. Character-driven and dialog-rich (whether drama, comedy, sci-fi, suspense). Don’t like gratuitous CGI, gratuitous action, gratuitous gore…well anything that’s just there from the marketing department.

20. What was the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
I don’t remember exactly…possibly “The King and I” or “The Greatest Story Ever Told” both when I was 5 or 6. I must have also seen Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” and “Lady and the Tramp” quite young but I don’t remember the movie…just the companion toys. Being a large family, my parents rarely took us out as a gang. However, I remember very distinctly my father taking me to two movies where it just the two of us–very, very special occasions: “How to Murder Your Wife” when I was 8 and “Patton” for my 13th birthday. (He apologized for the salty language.) Three other movies that made a big impression on me as a child were “The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad” (which they showed in school when I was 7) and “The Miracle Worker” and “The Time Machine” which I saw about the same age on TV.

21. What film are you waiting to see next year.
No anticipation.

3 Replies to “Movie Meme”

  1. Katherine says:

    I like to quote from Anne…and several other movies. I would also recommend everyone see Tampopo, as it’s one of my all-time favorites. Recently, I saw Tell No One in the theater twice and would like to own it when it comes out on DVD next Spring.

  2. M2 says:

    So …who are the directors who attract your loyalty?

  3. KAT says:

    I was there for the Planet of the Apes fest! I wonder whatever happened to Albert Barton? That’s a name that’s not going to turn much up in a google.

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