Thursday, January 10, 2008

Film Favorites



Taken from Vintage Film.

What was the last film you watched?
In the theaters? Le Scaphandre et le papillon .

Name your top five films.
These change, quite frequently.
1] Vertigo
2] Citizen Kane
3] The Royal Tenenbaums
4] Mulholland Drive
5] Hannah and Her Sisters


Name your top actor.
Oh, lord. Daniel Day Lewis.

Top actress?
Cate Blanchett.

Most over-rated film?
Anything Julia Roberts is in. And I hate those fucking Oceans 11 movies.

Childhood favourites?
1] The Neverending Story
2] Return to Oz
3] Edward Scissorhands
4] Little Women
5] Super Mario Bros.

Favourite film score?
Psycho is the obvious choice, but I'm also quite fond of Thomas Newman's score for Little Women.

Two films you could watch over and over again?
1] Annie Hall
2] Kill Bill Vol. 1

Favourite Hitchcock?
Well, obviously Vertigo, but I love The 39 Steps, Psycho, The Birds, and that episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents called "Lamb to the Slaughter" with Barbara Bel Geddes. Pure genius!

Classic Q...Who would play you in a film?
I think it would have to be Maggie Gyllenhaal.

What about you?

3 comments:

m said...

here you go.

What was the last film you watched?
last night we watched the departed in hd. when stephen and i tried to go see juno in theatres, it was sold out so we settled for national treasure: book of sssssssecretsssssss. and i loved it.

Name your top five films.
your favorites are those of a smart person. mine are more "guilty pleasures."
1] say anything
2] love actually
3] eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
4] the dead poets society
5] high fidelity (i have a major john cusack thing.)


Name your top actor.
way too difficult. though i have to say, leonardo dicaprio, who could have coasted post-titanic (it would have been smooth-sailing perhaps, ha ha?) keeps challenging himself. and he is so so good in the departed.

Top actress?
again too difficult.

Most over-rated film?
i thought the terminator was soundly awful. and any scary movie, probably. also, napolean dynamite. so so bad.

Childhood favourites?
1] grease (i got to watch it every time i was sick.)
2] sleeping beauty
3] the princess bride
4] a league of their own
5] a charlie brown christmas

Favourite film score?
i don't have one. though i like the song they run on the beach to in chariots of fire or whatever.

Two films you could watch over and over again?
1] love actually (every christmas)
2] say anything

Favourite Hitchcock?
north by northwest

Classic Q...Who would play you in a film?
in terms of looking like me? i get renee zellweger a lot (although i do not think i am so squinty.) i would want someone pretty and clever so my hope would be kate winslet.

Snobber said...

ooh, girl, i love the departed. mark wahlberg is my hero in that movie.

i don't think your favorites are guilty pleasures!

kate winslet. yes.

Anonymous said...

What was the last film you watched?
'4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days' and in the beginning stages of fassbinder's 'berlin alexanderplatz'.

Name your top five films.
i. rear window
ii. the limey
iii. after life
iv. a hard day's night
v. girl on the bridge

Name your top actor.
today: christian bale, george clooney (tie)
yesterday: orson wells

Top actress?
today: laura linney
yesterday: ingrid bergman

Most over-rated film?
too many to list... anything by martin scorsese, for starters. i hate scorsese.

Childhood favourites?
i didn't watch too many movies as a kid... 'project x' comes to mind, though.

Favourite film score?
requiem for a dream

Two films you could watch over and over again?
the limey
magnolia

Favourite Hitchcock?
'rear window' with 'notorious' a close second.

Classic Q...Who would play you in a film?
cary grant, of course!