The Alphabet Movie Meme
The awesome Abbi over at Where the Wild Things Are posted her alphabet this week and I couldn’t resist doing mine! It all originated at The Drama Llama and it’s a movie meme post where each letter of the alphabet is used as a theme or question to answer about your love of movies.
Anticipating movie of 2014
I gotta go with Interstellar. Space drama directed by Chris Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Casey Affleck? Yes, please.
Honorable mentions: David Fincher’s comeback Gone Girl, Wally Pfister’s debut Transcendence, Lars Von Trier’s sex epic Nymphomaniac and Seth Rogen/Zac Efron comedy Neighbors.
Book adaptation I’d like to see
Damned by Chuck Palahniuk. Adaptations of his books have been hit (Fight Club) and miss (Choke), and portraying his vision of Hell on the screen would be a daunting task, to say the least. But if someone could pull it off, it’d be great. The author has described his own novel as “if The Shawshank Redemption had a baby by The Lovely Bones and it was raised by Judy Blume” and “it’s kind of like The Breakfast Club set in Hell.”
Celebrity I’d most like to meet
There are literally thousands of celebrities I’d like to meet but there’s no question as to who is at the top of that list: Queen Meryl, of course. Runner up: Justin Timberlake.
Dream actor-director pairing
Continuing with the Streep love, if Meryl became a “chica Almodóvar”, my brain would explode. Please make this happen, Universe.
Essential classic film
The Philadelphia Story: three legends (Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart) in a hilarious movie with splendid acting and writing.
Favourite film franchise
I am in love with the world of Harry Potter that J.K. Rowling created and the movies perfected, so this was an incredibly easy pick. Honorable mentions: The ‘Dark Knight’ and ‘Before’ trilogies.
Genre I watch the most
I’m a drama junkie. I don’t know, but I love when certain movies make you suffer. It’s almost therapeutic in a way. I’m a masochist, I guess.
I’ve been a champion of Pleasantville ever since I stumbled upon it on TV and fell instantly in love. A poignant allegory on racial segregation, it’s a beautiful movie with an incredible cast, but nobody seems to know it exists.
Important film moment in my life
The moment I watched Kill Bill, Vol. I. It was when it hit me what a beautiful thing cinema was and fell head-over-heels in love with the medium. It’s still my favorite movie. Check out my appreciation post here.
Just right for a rainy day
Kiddie movie I still shamelessly enjoy
This glorious thing.
Location I’d most like to visit
The locations in Midnight in Paris. Or, you know, just Paris.
Marathons I’ve watched
Well, I did watch all the films in the Harry Potter franchise again in preparation for Deathly Hallows Pt. II, but I saw them in the course of, like, a week. So I don’t think that counts as a marathon.
Netflix movie I watched
Nothing here, folks. Sorry.
One movie I saw in theatres more than once
I saw Ratatouille about four times during its theatre run. I fell in love (and still am) with that film, which I consider my favorite animated movie.
Preferred place to watch a movie
Nothing beats the theater, and the larger the screen, the better. But there’s the possibility of a dark projection, poor sound or, most annoyingly, noisy people, which can put a damper on the experience. So I’ll have to go with my room, a cup of coffee or tea in hand and a dim light on.
Quote that inspires me
Remakes, friend or foe?
Snack I enjoy the most
Twist that boggled my mind
Oldeuboi and Incendies come to mind. Crazy, stomach-churning twists. I have chills just thinking about them.
Unapologetic fanhuman for
Very excited for awards season?
I LIVE FOR THAT SHIT.
Wish I had never watched
XXX movie I first watched at a young age (R or NC-17!)
I don’t remember seeing any R or NC-17 movies as a kid, but I did see Kate Winslet’s boobs on the big screen when I was 7!
Your latest movie-related obsession
Right now it’s getting up-to-date with 2013 releases before the Oscars and before my year-end list (the one I post traditionally and quite sadly all the way to March).
ZZZ-Catchers (a movie that put you to sleep)
Diarios de Motocicleta, War of the Worlds, Watchmen and Inglourious Basterds. It’s not that they’re boring, but I guess I was just really tired when I saw them.