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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

7 Cinema Romantico Movie Facts

The infinitely awesome Castor of Anamolous Material has tagged me in an internet meme whereby bloggers are asked to respond to seven hard-hitting questions relating to our cinematic lives. There is no time to waste!

1.) What was your first movie-going experience? "E.T." I would have been, I guess, four or five. My dad has always said that at one point when something frightening happened I jumped into his lap and remained there for the rest of the film. I like this story because I think it establishes the fact that - even from the earliest age - I get invested in movies.

2.) How many DVDs do you own? 125. It is 144 if you count TV show and music DVDs. And I'm totally tagging my friend Brad to do this meme because I'm desperate to know how many DVDs he owns.

3.) What is your guilty pleasure movie? Oh, I'm fairly certain most of you already know the answer to this one. Cusack. Beckinsale. "Serendipity". I don't care what you think. My love of "Serendipity" is true and true love lasts a lifetime. What can I say? I'm a romantic and a sucker for destiny, karma and acts of "serendipaciousness."

4.) You have compiled a list of your top 100 movies. Which movies didn’t make the cut? I don't know that I will ever attempt the daunting task of compiling a Top 100 Movie list but if I did I know one movie that wouldn't make the cut - that is, the movie that generally lands in the #1 spot of most Top 100 Movie lists. "Citizen Kane." Don't misunderstand, I respect the hell out of it and I even enjoy it but it wouldn't crack my personal list.

5.) Which movie(s) do you compulsively watch over and over again? If I like a Cameron Crowe film I will beat it into the ground with viewings so relentless they would make your head ache. Compulsive viewings of "Jerry Maguire" gave way to compulsive viewings of "Almost Famous" which gave way to compulsive viewings of "Elizabethtown."

6.) Classic(s) you’re embarrassed to admit you haven’t seen yet? In the memorable words of Goose: "The list is long but distinguished." Let's see...."Vertigo", "Stagecoach", "The Searchers" (note: I don't think I'm a John Wayne fan, which I know amounts to blasphemy), "All About Eve", "Ben Hur", "Patton", "Shane". Also, this might be an opportune moment to admit I've never seen "Scent of a Woman." I mean, I'm happy Al got his Oscar and all but still....

7.) What movie posters hang on your wall? A total of six and they are all in the same room. "Last of the Mohicans" and "Million Dollar Baby", of course, and "Chinatown", "Once Upon A Time In The West", "Annie Hall", and "Bonnie and Clyde". Any wall with a double dose of Dunaway is a good wall, I always say.

So....to whom shall I pass on this festive assignment?

Rory (Movie Idiot) and Brad (Wretched Genius), naturally, in the hope this little listmaking activity might awaken them from their blogging hibernations. And, as noted, I just want to know how many DVDs Brad owns.

Louis at Obscure Movie Thoughts.

Sam at Film Intel.


Wretched Genius said...

I can tell you that, at its peak, my collection weighed in at over 900 titles. However, I have recently been in the process of scaling down my collection. I've sold a large number of discs, given many away, and am boxing up the movies that no one else wants. So my collection is in completely disarray at the moment, and I don't think I can get you an accurate count. But my guess is that I've reduced the size by more than 50%.

On a related note, my Blu-ray collection is exploding.

Castor said...

E.T is an awesome first-time movie going experience and your guilty pleasure movie is no surprise to anyone here! Great 7 movie facts :)

Nick Prigge said...

900 would have been mighty impressive. I'm sure it still is even in the midst of a great dvd reorganization.

And yeah, E.T. was definitely a great way to be introduced to the movies. All these years later I still have a DISTINCT mental image of being in that theater. If I could have learned Spanish like I catalogue mental images from movie theaters I would have been fluent.

Wretched Genius said...

There. Happy now?

Rory Larry said...

I have posted your meme sir, and I might add that I did have a recent post about summer movies before this

Andrew K. said...

Never saw All About Eve - amend that!

I don't like John Wayne, I don't like his acting and I don't like his politics, so you're not alone.

Nick Prigge said...

My apologies, Rory. I see your summer movie post now. And I beg you, Rory, to revolt and not see "Robin Hood" when it opens on Friday! I beg all of you not to see it! I won't rest until every moviegoer in this shire can stand up and strike a blow against Ridley & Russell and their "historical accuracy"!

And worry no more, Andrew, as "All About Eve" is now in my netflix queue. To be watched soon.