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

A

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

B

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

C

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

D

Continuing with the Streep love, if Meryl became a “chica Almodóvar”, my brain would explode. Please make this happen, Universe.

Essential classic film

E

The Philadelphia Story: three legends (Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart) in a hilarious movie with splendid acting and writing.

Favourite film franchise

F

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

G

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.

Hidden gem

H

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

I

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

J

Well, duh.

Kiddie movie I still shamelessly enjoy

This glorious thing.

K

Location I’d most like to visit

L

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

O

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

Q

Remakes, friend or foe?

Bit of both. Remakes can be nice guys (Let Me In, True Grit, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) or the meanest asshole ever.

Snack I enjoy the most

S

Twist that boggled my mind

T

Oldeuboi and Incendies come to mind. Crazy, stomach-churning twists. I have chills just thinking about them.

Unapologetic fanhuman for

U

Hiddles!

Very excited for awards season?

V

Excited? Please.
I LIVE FOR THAT SHIT.

Wish I had never watched

W

Just torture.

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!

X

Your latest movie-related obsession

Y

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)

Z

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.

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