WEIRDLAND: Last survey I took

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Last survey I took

I'm reposting the answers to the Film Narrative blog film survey:

1) What film made you angry, either while watching it or in thinking about it afterward?
“Crash“, while watching and hours afterwards, right now typing this.
2) One of your favorite movie lines:
“ Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff” -by Harvey Pekar
3) Describe a perfect moment in a movie: the telephone scene between George Bailey & Mary.
4) Most exotic or otherwise unusual place in which you ever saw a movie:
In my brother’s bedroom, it’s a total inusual exotic place.
5) Is it possible to know with any certainty if you could like or love someone based partially on his or her taste in movies? If so, what film might be a potential relationship deal-breaker for you, or the one that might just seal that deal?
Deal-breaker: Rambo movies fan (any of the saga), seal the deal if he loves “Detour”.
6) The scene you most wish you could have witnessed being filmed: the dance scene in the bar of “Moonlight Mile”.
7) Ideal pairing of actors/actresses to play on-screen siblings (or parents and children):
Gena Rowlands and Laura Linney.
8) Your favorite movie poster/one-sheet, or the one you’d most like to own: I own a one-sheet of “Secretary”.
9) With total disregard for whether it would ever actually be considered, even in this age of movie recycling, what film exists that you feel might actually warrant a sequel, or would produce a sequel you’d actually be interested in seeing? I’d like to see a sequel to “Fallen Angels” (Kar Wai Wong)
10) Your favorite political movie: “Arlington Road”
11) Favorite special effects moment: “Matrix”, when Neo is deprogrammed.
12) What is the movie you’ve encouraged more people to see than any other? Possibly “Donnie Darko”
13) Your favorite movie theater: Oscar Cinemas Les Gavarres
14) Your favorite film made for children:
"The nightmare before christmas"
15) Your favorite character name: Betty Etamble
16) Your favorite film of 1970s, -80s, -90s: “Taxi driver“, “Videodrome“, “Fight club”
17) Your favorite movie based on a book you've read: “A clockwork orange”
18) Your favorite book you'd like to see as a movie and who should direct and star:
“The killer inside me” (Jim thompson) translated to screen by Darren Aronofsky, starring Peter Sarsgaard.
19) Describe a moment in a movie that made you weep: when Holden commits suicide in “The Good Girl”
20) Describe a transcendent moment in a film (a moment when you realized a film that just seemed routine or merely interesting before had become something much more):
When Leonard in “Memento” talks about his dead wife to Natalie, and flashs of her are shown in slow-motion.

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