I saw this on a few other movie blogs that I follow, and thought it would be a good follow up to my recent 200th post, in which I let you in on my likes and dislikes etc. This time it is to enlighten the ‘diners’ at Movies and Music Cafe as to the personal movie tastes of your chef! Obviously a lot of this stuff is kind of taken from the top of my head so to speak, as I have a terrible memory for stuff like this, but nonetheless here goes…
(A)nticipated movie of 2014: Being a huge Wes Anderson fan, I can’t really look past Grand Budapest Hotel. But, being a big Matthew McConaughey and Christopher Nolan fan as well, I’m looking forward to Interstellar too.
(B)ook adaptation I would like to see turned into a movie: I’m a bit of a philistine when it comes to reading novels or fiction. Most of the books I read have usually been turned into films already, or are biographies etc. So, I guess I will maybe go for Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy because it is screaming out to be made into a movie. In fact, many have tried and failed I believe.
(C)elebrity I’d most like to meet: Of all time, probably Keith Richards. Let’s face it, the stories would be insane. If it has to be a movie related celebrity, then probably Zooey Deschanel, for reasons I don’t need to go in to. If I’m going to rise above making this about a hot woman, then I would choose Wes Anderson so he could teach me about his film making techniques. But then, Scarlett Johansson springs to mind…:-)
(D)ream director/actor pairing: Well, my favourite director is Wes Anderson, and my favourite actor currently is Matthew McConaughey. So maybe those two? Or what about Martin Scorsese and Bill Murray?
(E)ssential classic film: I think Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid is awesome. The chemistry between Newman and Redford is brilliant, they look cool, there are so many lines and scenes that are memorable too. It’s a classic. It’s essential.
(F)avourite film franchise: Is The Godfather a ‘franchise’ or just a trilogy? If not, I’ll go Star Wars, the originals, not the new ones as they were awful. If I have to have the new ones as well, I don’t want it and will have Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy instead.
(G)enre I watch the most: I guess comedy or drama. Traditionally I have always loved gangster films, but there appears to be a lack of decent ones at the moment.
(H)idden Gem: I did a post the other day on Palookaville. That’s a cool little crime caper type film featuring Vincent Gallo, from the mid to late 90’s. Here’s a link:
(I)mportant moment in my film life: Hmm, I suppose, like most people my age, I was exposed to Star Wars early on and absolutely loved it. BMX Bandits, The Goonies, The Monster Squad, The Lost Boys and Indiana Jones were big hits in our house as well.
(J)ust right movie for a rainy day: Any movie really I suppose, but some brainless adventure or rom com type film that has a feel good factor. Indiana Jones for adventure maybe. Other wise, maybe something with Paul Rudd in?!
(K)iddie movie I still shamelessly enjoy: I am going to have to say Cars because my son loves it so much and I have to endure it several times a week. Secretly though I like it because he loves it so much.
(L)ocation I’d most like to visit: Probably the Vietnam of Apocalypse Now. Just kidding. Maybe a hotel in Tokyo where I can be lonely and possibly bump into an equally lonely Scarlett Johansson.
(M)arathon I first attended: I never have attended a movie marathon I’m afraid. I have a child! I have done trilogies at home though, such as all three Lord of The Rings extended editions.
(N)etflix Movie I actually watched: I don’t have Netflix, and don’t plan on it. All I hear is that their selection of movies is terrible.
(O)ne movie I saw in theatres more than 5 times: None. I did see a few films twice though. Moonwalker, Jurassic Park, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more recently The Dark Knight.
(P)referred place to watch a new movie: Ideally the cinema, depending on what kind of film it is. Big blockbusting movies in the cinema for sure.
(Q)uote that inspires me: “Death By Stereo!” – Corey Haim in The Lost Boys (1987). One of my all time favourite films.
(R)emakes (friend or foe): Foe. Pretty much always foe. In fact, I can’t think of a friend right now.
(S)nack I enjoy most: I would never buy a snack when going to the cinema, but I am partial to salted popcorn.
(T)wist that boggled my mind: I know it’s obvious, and seems quaint now, but The Usual Suspects did blow my mind back in the day. I didn’t see it coming at all. That sneaky Keyser Soze. In fact, it’s the first ‘twist’ I can remember seeing in a film I think.
(U)napolagetic fan person for: Matthew McConaughey obviously. I don’t care that you all think he is Matthew Mahogany. I even like the rom coms. There, I said it.
(V)ery excited for award season? Absolutely. I don’t have satelitte so I won’t get to see any of it, but I love it anyway.
(W)ish I never watched: The Hangover 3 was the worst film I have seen in a long time. Going back further though, I wish I hadn’t watched stuff like Nightmare on Elm Street when I was way too young, as it put me off horror films for life. Remember parents, age certifications are there for a reason!!!
(X)XX movie I watched at a young age: See above. Nigthtmare on Elm Street round a friends house. I was certainly no more than ten years old and it scarred me for life.
(Y)our latest movie related obsession: This blog! And writing my own screenplays. Although I’m too lazy for that to be a true obsession.
(Z)ZZ-catchers: I remember when I was a kid, my mum and dad hired ‘The Mosquito Coast’ with Harrison Ford, River Phoenix and bizarrely, Helen Mirren. Strange cast eh. It might be a good film, I don’t know, but when I was ten it was the most boring movie ever.