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movie meme - athene
movie meme

Got this one from fififolle  and telperion_15 , and decided to jump on the bandwagon.

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times: Jurassic Park

2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in a theatre: Jurassic Park

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie: Harrison Ford

4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie: Jim Carrey

5. Name a movie that you can quote from: The Princess Bride

6. Name a movie musical that you know all the lyrics to all the songs: Calamity Jane (yes, underneath my action/adventure persona, I have an embarrasing amount of love for old fifties MGM musicals)

7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with: Calamity Jane

8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see: Brokeback Mountain

9. Name a movie that you own: The Poseidon Adventure

10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops: Can't think of anyone. Maybe Eddie Izzard.

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in?: No

12. Ever made out in a movie?: No

13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven't gotten around to it: Memento

14. Ever walked out of a movie?: Wishmaster

15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theatre: Titanic

16. Popcorn?: No, usually midget gems, wine gums, or fruit pastilles, something like that.

17. How often do you go to the movies?: Not as often as I used to, or as often as I'd like to. Can't think of more than four or five occasions this year.

18. What's the last movie you saw in the theater?: Indianna Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

19. What is your favorite/preferred genre of movies?: Action/adventure. But I have a not-so-secret love of disaster films.

20. What was the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?: No idea. I think it may have been one of the Disney ones like Lady and The Tramp or Snow White or something.

21. What movie(s) has/have changed your life?: I think the original Star Wars film (IV - A New Hope) was one of the films that really got me into sci-fi when I was a kid but I saw it on tv rather than in the cinema. Although I did watch the digitally remastered trilogy (Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) at the cinema when they re-released them all.

Current Mood: geeky
Current Music: Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn

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lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: December 20th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Haven't seen any of those films *bg*. Oh, wait, I did see the original Star Wars movie at the cinema when dinosaurs walked the earth!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 20th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
You haven't seen Jurassic Park?!? Or the Princess Bride?!?

*flails randomly* You need to see The Princess Bride, it's absolutely brilliant and lovely film.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: December 20th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Princess Bride is hilarious!!!

But I'm seconding the Jurassic Park disbelief... *gapes*
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: December 20th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I sooooo need to get the Jurassic Park movies on DVD! It's shameful that I don't own them...

Funnily enough, I was talking about Jim Carrey with someone at work this week. We agreed that he can be awful, but that occassionally his films are actually quite good...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 20th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
A couple of years ago I got the Jurassic Park box set with all three films on dvd, to replace all three films that I already had on video! My dinosaur geekiness has been going on for a long time... I think Jurassic Park was the very first film that I ever loved enough to see more than once at the cinema, I believe I actually went three or four times in the end.

Jim Carrey can be hit and miss. I tend to dislike his comedies when he's all crazy and jumping around, but I was really impressed with him in The Truman Show which was the first time I saw him doing a serious role.
alyse From: alyse Date: December 20th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
yes, underneath my action/adventure persona, I have an embarrasing amount of love for old fifties MGM musicals

You and me both. In fact, I even know a lot some of the words to 30s and 40s musicals and, yes, I do know who Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald are and have seen all their movies.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 20th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know any of the really old ones, to be honest, mostly my interest starts in the fifties with the MGM American West type films like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Calamity Jane, the latter of which is one of my all time favourite 'girlie feel-good Saturday afternoon with chocolate' type films.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: December 20th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I saw Empire Strikes back three (or possibly four) times in one week when it was released, and I remember being blown away by Star Wars. Then I went and became a Blake's 7 fan ;-) Talk about contrasts! But The Liberator will always be the greatest spaceship ever.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 20th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was too young to see Star Wars or Empire Strikes Back at the cinema the first time round (I believe the very first Star Wars - a New Hope, was made the same year I was born!), although I did manage to see return of the Jedi in the cinema as a kid. But I remember when i was very young Star Wars seemed to be one of those films that they wheeled out on tv at Christmas and I always looked forward to it.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: December 20th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Harrison Ford was my idol when I was young. I had a poster of his face about two foot square :P
I adore Calamity Jane, and I should have added Seven Brides for Seven Brothers to my list of films I have seen a dozen times and sing along to :D
I wanted to recommend Brokeback Mountain as a movie everyone should see, but I don't like to see people cry! ;)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 20th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Harrison Ford was the very first actor/celebrity type that I ever had a crush on when I was a kid, this was after I'd seen him in the first Star Wars film and then later in Indianna Jones. I also had a huge poster of him up in my bedroom as well!

Brokeback Mountain is a fantastic film, although it's definitely one to watch with a box of tissues to hand. I'd seen Heath Ledger in other films before that, but Brokeback was the first time I'd seen him in something that wasn't a comedy type film, and I sat there throughout the film thinking to myself, 'bloody hell, Heath Ledger is a really bloody good actor' (by that point I already knew Jake Gyllenhaal was a great actor, and JG was the main reason why I went to see the film in the first place). It's such a shame Heath Ledger died, it's a great loss to the film industry.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: December 20th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
A real tragedy. You are so right.
mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: December 20th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
(yes, underneath my action/adventure persona, I have an embarrasing amount of love for old fifties MGM musicals)

Personally, I love the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers stuff. And Doris Day and Cary Grant :)

Edited at 2008-12-20 08:45 pm (UTC)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 20th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Many, many years ago there was a programme on tv called 'That's Entertainment' which was basically a commentary and clips of loads of the really old films and musicals and stuff, and my mum had it on tape for years. We very rarely sat down and watched all of it but there were some bits, like the clip from Singing in the Rain with the actual song 'singing in the rain', and we'd just put the tape on and watch an excerpt from our favourites every now and then. Unfortunately there's a lot of the old films that I've never seen the full film itself, just excerpts from montage clip shows like that.
From: madaboutdeanna Date: December 25th, 2008 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)

That's Entertainment

In THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT there is a little bit about the MGM short called EVERY SUNDAY which was the beginning of the careers of two giants of the Golden Age of Hollywood - Deanna Durbin & Judy Garland. It certainly would of been great if they had made a full length movie together at the height of their careers, but it wasn't to be. Anyway, at least a whole new generation of people around the world who appreciate real talent can still enjoy these amazing girls on DVD. I have seen all 21 Deanna Durbin movies she made with Universal Studios!!!

Alex (Black & White nut)

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