03 May 2007

I SO Need a Meme

Okay, time for a change of pace around here. I'm stealing this meme from Coach Brown. Those of you who feel compelled to join in, go right ahead. I'm definitely a movie buff, but I do like to kick it old school. Give me Turner Classic Movies over HBO anytime.

Name a movie you have seen more than 10 times.
This is a tough one. I've seen lots of movies more than 10 times. The first ones that come to mind are The Philadelphia Story, The Cocoanuts, Gilda, and Young Frankenstein. I seem to go on little binges where I'll watch the same movie over and over.

Name a movie you’ve seen multiple times in the theater.
Star Wars. My parents must have taken me to see it 6 or 7 times. I remember it being at the theatre for more than a year.

Name an actor who would make you more inclined to see a movie.
William Powell. I don't know what it is about the guy, but I just can't help but watch when he's on. Gregory Peck and Glenn Ford have a certain integrity I enjoy. For those of you with more modern sensibilities, I find Ving Rhames both charming and compelling and John Cusack is always interesting. As far as actresses, I'll take Kate Hepburn.

Name an actor who would make you less inclined to see a movie.
Adam Sandler. (shiver)

Name a movie that you can and do quote from.
Airplane. :) (Hey, Sweetie---does "See Your Local Dealer" count?)

Name a movie musical in which you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.
Sadly enough, I know many of these. I played in a pit orchestra for many summer rep seasons. My favourites were Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, and The Music Man.

Name a movie you have been known to sing along with.
See previous answer.

Name a movie you would recommend everyone see.

Name a movie you own.
Just one? Are you kidding me? How about I just name the one I most recently purchased: V for Vendetta.

Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
Hmmm...Will Smith, perhaps?

Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
Lots! When I was little, my adad worked a bark beetle station for Texas A & M that had a trailer beside a drive-in. We'd always watch something in the evenings after a dinner of Dinty Moore stew. (I remember a Sinbad movie most vividly.) When I lived in Carlsbad, NM, in the 90's, there was a brand new drive-in. I loved to go with friends who had pick-ups. We'd sit in the back with lawn chairs and...beverages. Made for great fun!

Ever made out in a movie?

Name a movie you keep meaning to see but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.
Nothing recent comes to mind, but I didn't see Casablanca until a year or so ago. Citizen Kane was another one that I didn't watch until the last few years.

Ever walked out of a movie?
No...but I have snuck into a few. :)

Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
Should I be cliche and say Titanic? Bambi freaked me out so bad as a little kid that my amom never took me to another movie again---she made my adad or a neighbour take me.

What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?
Pan's Labyrinth. I really enjoy Guillermo del Toro's work---I'm a major (now out of the closet) Hellboy fan. PL was a beautiful and intriguing film. I adored it.

What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
How about a nice screwball comedy?

What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
Bambi or maybe a Grizzly Adams movie or Snoopy Come Home.

What movie do you wish you’d never seen?
Legends of the Fall. Not that it wasn't good...it was just so hard to watch. I can't ever go again to the places that movie took me. Oddly enough, Ironjawed Angels gave me nightmares. That one was also a one-time view.

What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
I bet someone at my workplace would think that The Saddest Music in the World would qualify here...eh, homegirl? (Or perhaps you'd pick 8 Femmes?)

What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?
This depends on the age I was when I saw it. A Nightmare on Elm Street and Alien certainly creeped me out when I was younger. I think the most recent film I saw that was disturbing was The Ring.

What is the funniest movie you’ve seen?
People who know me know how much I love to laugh. "Funny" is associated with time and place---it's hard to separate out. Some of the movies mentioned above (like Young Frankenstein and Airplane) are definitely funny...but so are Animal House and most anything by the Marx Brothers. I can't help but laugh at The Man Who Came to Dinner and The Miracle of Morgan's Creek. For something a bit on the bawdy side, you can't go wrong with American Pie. As a pre-teen/early teen, I liked Hysterical and Saturday the 14th. (Don't judge me too harshly.)

So, there you have it. Most of my relevant movie history all in one handy-dandy reference guide. I think the meme should expand to include a few other items. What about the first R-rated film you saw? Or perhaps the one you knew your parents didn't want you to see...but you did anyway? (Maybe some late-night "skinemax" at a friend's house?) What movie would you call in sick for? Which one reflects your life's story? Is there a film that's so-bad-it's-good?

Do tell.


Coach Brown said...

Ok, you rule. Your choices are excellent and I love the ability of a person to respect both classics and the new beauty (Pan's Labyrinth is amazing).

A rare and wonderful quality these days!

The Science Goddess said...

Aw, shucks. :)

All the lists I've seen so far have been great reads. I keep thinking "How could I have forgot to mention that one?!"