Movie Meme


I'm both bored and too tired to be creative, so I'll try this movie meme that is going around. It's a little too long for me, but I'll give it a whirl.

# Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
Casablanca. Hard to believe I was in my 20s before I saw it the first time. A friend once asked me how I can watch a movie so many times, but I agree with Ebert who compares listening to a song over and over.  When my fellow Casablanca addict and I watched the cleaned up DVD version the first time, we were bowled over by its detail.

# Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in the theater.
Don't see too many movies in the theater now, but when I was a teenager, Smokey and the Bandit and Richard Pryor Live were multiple viewing ones.

# Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.

I am more director-driven, so I'll list those: Peter Weir, Bruce Beresford, Peter Greenaway

# Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.

For directors - Chris Columbus, Uwe Boll

# Name a movie that you can and do quote from.

Casablanca, obviously.

# Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.

Not a musical fan, sorry.

# Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.

Casablanca (see a trend here?)

# Name a movie that you own.

Casablanca (3 different versions).

# Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven't yet gotten around to it.

The Departed, although it is now at the top of my Netflix list, as I will get the HD version.

# Ever walked out of a movie?

Yes, two of them.  Water - a "farce" starring Michael Caine; it was dreadful and a good thing we were attending a free promo showing.  Foul Play - for some reason, this comedy/thriller starring Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase just didn't sit well and we left early. Moves I should've left early on, but watched the disaster to the end? Dune (the first one) - made very little sense, and I had read the book! Howard the Duck - oh my word, what a headache I had after this one!

# Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.

Sorry, don't cry in the movies. These days, any movie featuring a sad child/parent relationship gets me all choked up though.

# What's the last movie you saw in the theater?

Five Graves to Cairo, playing at the Harvard Film Archive. Very neat early Billy Wilder WWII film.

# What's the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

# What movie do you wish you had never seen?


# What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?

I'm not sure I understand the question. "weird" as in a movie I shouldn't like but do (28 Days Later...), or "weird" as in unknown (Once Upon Atari)?

# What is the scariest movie you've seen?

Either The Thing or Ju-on (The Grudge)

# What is the funniest movie you've seen?

National Lampoon's Vacation


Where did you find this Movie Meme?I need to pick up Casablanca on DVD.  I've only seen it once; it was very good indeed.  Peter Greenaway huh?  What do you like by him?  I didn't care for 81/2 women much at all.  Which Bruce Beresford movies do you like?  Now Peter Weir, I'm with you on that one.  I know your list is nowhere near complete, but I'd have to add Christopher Nolan and Terry Gilliam.I really should just complete my own.  Looks like fun.  I'm sure there are countless other questionnaires to be completed.  Try naming your top five movies.  Clearly Casablanca is #1.  What are #'s 2-5?  Create a new post.

I think I found the meme on the Film Group; several were answering it, including Lightchaser from my neighborhood. I wasn't going to do it (too many questions), but I figured I would give it a whirl.For Greenaway, it would be Draughtman's Contract and Cook, Thief, etc. I have not seen 8 1/2 women and didn't like Pillow Book, but even his failures are visionary.For Beresford, it would be his earlier stuff. I think Breaker Morant might be in my top 5, while Tender Mercies and Don's Party are great movies.  I also really enjoyed Driving Miss Daisy.I might give the top five a shot, although I might be hard pressed to pick them. Maybe a "Desert Island" kind of post.

Thanks for the recommendations.  And yes, a desert island post sounds like fun.  Although they may not be my favorite 5 movies, because they need to have a high replay element.  Should be interesting.

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