What was the last movie you saw, either in a theater or on DVD, and why?
The last movie I saw was Marebito,a Japanese quasi-horror flick that I didn’t really enjoy. But I saw that on The Movie Network, which is neither a theatre or DVD. So, to answer the question, the last movie I saw, either in a theatre or on DVD, was in a theatre. It was Casino Royale. The why of it is pretty simple: New Bond movie, and new Bond Bond. Itdoesn’t ask if I enjoyed it, but I did, for the most part. Daniel Craigis a very good Bond.
2) Name the cinematographer whose work you most look forward to seeing, and an example of one of his/her finest achievements.
I am assuming this means a current cinematographer whose (new) work I
most look forward to seeing. I’m not really too much into anticipating
the latest from cinematographers, as they pretty much go by
unrecognized by me (but not unappreciated, as I enjoy
interesting/pretty cinematography in movies). However, that last
cinematographer that I remember taking note of was Conrad L. Hall for Road To Perdition.
I thought that was a beautifully shot film. Sadly, he died shortly
after finishing it, so I can’t look forward to new work from him.
Joe Don Baker.
4) Name a moment from a movie that made you gasp (in horror, surprise, revelation…)
The first one that always comes to mind is the grave scene from Carrie.
5) Your favorite movie about the movies.
Robert Altman’s The Player, I guess.
6) Your Favorite Fritz Lang movie.
I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a Fritz Lang movie. And if I did, it didn’t register as a Fritz Lang movie.
I cannot recall.Or, I have not yet been adequately represented in a movie. In all honesty, I see a lot of me in Dexter, the character in the Showtime TVseries Dexter.
8) Carole Bouquet or Angela Molina?
Even after a trip to IMDB, both actresses remain mysteries to me. I'll have to go with Carole Bouquet, though, simply because I see where she was in For Your Eyes Only.
9) Name a movie that redeems the notion of nostalgia as something more than a bankable commodity.
Wow, that's one ofthose questions where you have to read it, like, a bunch of times even to begin to figure out what it means. Does this mean name a movie that conjures up nostalgic thoughts in you, but doesn't seem to be selling you the nostalgia? Name a movie which honestly evokes nostalgia, is that what it means?
Hmm? Does it have to be nostalgia for a period in my past, or can it be nostalgia for a period I didn't experience? I'll say Hope and Glory.
Does Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2 count? If so, I'll go with that. If not, I'm drawing a blank. I will not say OJ Simpson.
11) Favorite Hal Ashby movie.
Harold and Maude
12) Name the first double feature you’d program for opening night of your own revival theater.
The first feature would be Bonnie & Clyde, followed by Polyester.
13) What’s the name of your revival theater?
The Popcorn Box (even as I was typing it, I started to hate it. Then I began to really likeit. Now, I'm of mixed emotions about it)
14) Humphrey Bogart or Elliot Gould?
15) Favorite Robert Stevenson movie.
The Love Bug
16) Describe your favorite moment in a movie that is memorable because of its use of sound.
The animal sounds in Raging Bull when Jake LaMotta is boxing.
17) Pink Flamingoes-- yes or no?
18) Your favorite movie soundtrack score.
It's cliche, I suppose, but The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
19) Fay Wray or Naomi Watts?
Fay Wray, all the way.
20) Is there a movie that would make you question the judgment and/or taste of a film critic, blogger or friend if you found out they were an advocate of it?
Of course. Lots of movies. Too many to mention here. Anything starring Pauly Shore, for one.
21) Pick a new category for the Oscars and its first deserving winner.
Best ComicPerformance. Does it have to be from the last year? If so, hmm, not alot of comedies jumping out at me. Okay, so I can't think of anydeserving winners from this year, yet (although I'm sure there havebeen good comedic performances), but I do think it deserves to be acategory. Comedic acting needs to be given its props.
22) Favorite Paul Verhoeven movie.
In the same way that I suppose I could be forced to pick a favourite bout of diarrhea, I'd have to pick Showgirls.
23) What is it that you think movies do better than any other art form? Distort the realities of history.
24) Peter Ustinov or Albert Finney?
25) Favorite movie studio logo, as it appears before a theatrical feature.
I do like the kid fishing off the D in Dreamworks
26) Name the single most important book about the movies for you personally.
Not much into books about the movies.
27) Name the movie that features the best twist ending. (Please note the use of any “spoilers” in your answer.)
Psycho. Only because the twist ending comes so early in the movie.
28) Favorite Francois Truffaut movie.
Am I bad for not knowing if I've ever seen a Truffaut movie?
29) Olivia Hussey or Claire Danes?
Olivia Hussey, please. By default.
30) Your most memorable celebrity encounter.
I have not had a memorable celebrity encounter.
31) When did you first realize that films were directed?
Probably Jaws, when I realized that somebody was responsible for causing me to be so on edge.
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