You’d think I’d run a country mile from meme’s and such after my recent public tantrum but Matt has just posted a series of movie questions to answer.
It looks like such fun I think I’ll just drop my planned post, reel something off about this off the top of my head, and just play…
You can play too, if you like.
1) List one movie that made you laugh:
I don’t really laugh quite as much as some might think. I tend to appreciate/enjoy the funny bits quietly.
I have to say ‘Jackass The Movie’ made me laugh out loud. When the guy used the toilet in the toilet-shop, that was funny, man!
2) List one movie that made you cry:
‘Philadelphia’. The weirdest thing, this – I really didn’t enjoy the movie. I watched it on video at home. I thought Tom Hank’s was okay but I though he had one deplorable scene with some classical music (which so many people seem to like, what’s that all about??).
Anyway, I got to the final scene with a big ‘Meh’ attitude and that last scene just destroyed me.
I think it was the footage of the central character as a young boy (the same age as my own lad). He was just playing, completely unknowing of the pain and suffering which lay ahead in his adult life.
That ,coupled with Neil Young’s heart-tugging theme song... it made me cry.
Never happened before or since.
3) Name one movie you loved when you were a child:
The Jungle Book.
Need I say more?
4) List one movie you've seen more than once:
Seen tons of movies more than once. I’ve probably seen ‘Body Heat’ more than any other.
Whenever it comes on I cannot not watch.
5) One movie you loved, but were embarrassed to admit it:
I loved ‘South Pacific’.
I didn’t tell my friends.
Oops, just did.
6) One movie you hated:
I hate loads of movies but I prefer to try to find a movie that I hated which lots of other people seemed to rate very highly.
One such clear offender was ‘Chariots of Fire’.
Slow-motion running and Vangelis soundtrack – what’s not to hate?
7) List one movie that scared you:
I don’t really scare too easily either – not at movies anyway.
I never even jumped at ‘Jaws’ while the entire rest of my home town were three foot up in the air.
For this category, I will say ‘Audition’, I was disturbed and surprised but not really scared.
Oh, Oh! Wait. I remember now!
I did jump once at a movie. Would you believe it was ‘A View to a Kill’ – Roger Moore’s Bond swan song (which was quite dreadful).
There was this one point where he was exploring a deserted house and a gratuitous cat jumped out 'MWROWWWR!!'
'Hit the roof, me...
8) List one movie that bored you:
Reds. Wasn’t it just boring though?
9) List one movie that made you happy:
‘Pulp Fiction’ really made me very happy.
I saw it Day One (as I often used to do, back then). The visceral vision and superb quality of the dialogue made me feel genuinely happy inside.
10) List one movie that made you miserable:
‘Jumpers’ just last Friday night.
I watched the credits at the end and gloomily thought ‘how can so many people conspire to make such total crap?’
11) List one movie you thought would be great, but it wasn’t:
The Great Gatsby… wasn’t.
Should’ve been called… ‘Gatsby’.
12) List one movie you weren't brave enough to see:
‘Sex and the City’ just… couldn’t… do it.
13) List one movie character you've fallen in love with:
Well, it was probably really Jodie Foster that I had fallen for. We were the same age, we both had a chipped tooth, she took off her clothes… I thought it could work.
I really really did…