Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sergio Leone Rides Again With Infield Flies everywhere

Here are my responses to the fine questionnaire:

Spontaneous ejaculations:

 1) What is the biggest issue for you in the digital vs. film debate?

Subliminal / unconscious effects of watching digital without projection and same flickering.

2)  Without more than one minute’s consideration, name three great faces from the movies

Marty Feldman, Audrey Hepburn, Ernest Borgnine

3)    The movie you think could be interesting if remade as a movie musical

A Clockwork Orange

4)      The last movie you saw theatrically/on DVD, Blu-ray, streaming

The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 

Don’t watch DVD/BluRay/Streaming for movies.  If I can’t see it in a cinema, I’m unlikely to see it.

Thank Gahd for AFI Silver. . . .

5)      Favorite movie about work

The Apartment.

6)      The movie you loved as a child that did not hold up when seen through adult eyes

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls [at thirteen, it made an impression!]

7)      Favorite “road” movie

Kelly’s Heroes

8)      Does Clint Eastwood’s appearance at the Republican National Convention change or confirm your perspective on him as a filmmaker/movie icon? Is that appearance
relevant to his legacy as a filmmaker?

No [not consciously]; no.

9)      Longest-lasting movie or movie-related obsession

Don Rickles.

10)   Favorite artifact of movie exploitation

Soundtrack to Superfly.

Oh; I went with blaxploitation

Um, autographed Dana Delaney promo photo from Exit to Eden.

11)   Have you ever fallen asleep in a movie theater? If so, when and why?

Finding Nemo.


Would have fallen asleep for Brimstone and Treacle, but I walked out.

Quite a few others; escorting friends or children to stuff I didn’t care for.

12)   Favorite performance by an athlete in a movie

Kevin Costner in Bull Durham.

[have you seen his swing?]

13)   Second favorite Rainer Werner Fassbinder movie

I have seen one segment of Berlin Alexanderplatz.  That’s it.  So I don’t have a second.

14)   Favorite film of 1931

Monkey Business.

15)   Second favorite Raoul Walsh movie

 16)   Favorite film  of 1951

 17)   Second favorite Wong Kar-wai movie
You’ve lost me.

 18)   Favorite film of 1971


I also dig Harold and Maude and McCabe and Mrs. Miller
19)   Second favorite Henri-Georges Clouzot movie
You’ve lost me.

20)   Favorite film of 1991

Talent for the Game

21)   Second favorite John Sturges movie

The Magnificent Seven

22)   Favorite celebrity biopic

Searching for Sugar Man [stretching the definitions of “biopic” and “celebrity”]

23)  Name a good script idea which was let down either by the director or circumstances of production

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

24)   Heaven’s Gate-- yes or no?

Surprisingly, yes.

I’m easily influenced by popular myths

. . . but not always

25)   Favorite pairing of movie sex symbols
Stretch Me [Seka and John Holmes].

26)   One word that you could say which would instantly evoke images and memories of your favorite movie. (Naming the movie is optional—might be more fun to see if we can guess what it is from the word itself)


27)   Name one moment which to you demarcates a significant change, for better or worse, on the landscape of the movies over the last 20 years.

Batman – Jack Nicholson would never be reined in again. . . .

28)   Favorite pre-Code talkie

Duck Soup.  If you mean “‘pre-Code’ pre-Code,” then Red Dust.   “Say-gon” indeed. . . .

29)   Oldest  film in your personal collection (Thanks, Peter Nellhaus)


30)   Longest film in your personal collection. (Thanks, Brian Darr)

31)   Have your movie collection habits changed in the past 10 years? If so, how?

I figured out I could stop buying DVDs that I never watch, and BluRays that I never watch, in favour of streaming – which I never watch.

32)   Wackiest, most unlikely “directed by” credit you can name

33)   Best documentary you’ve seen in 2012 (made in 2012 or any other year)

Searching for Sugar Man

34)   What’s your favorite “(this star) was almost cast in (this movie)” anecdote?

Annette Haven in Body Double

35)   Program three nights of double bills at a revival theater that might best illuminate your love of the movies
 Dracula A.D. 1972
The Dirty Dozen

Kelly's Heroes


Go to Dennis' site and read them; I forgot

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UpDaTe ! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I went and got 'em myself:

Dracula A.D. 1972
The Dirty Dozen

Kelly's Heroes
Duck Soup

Life of Brian
National Lampoon's Animal House

36)   You have been granted permission to invite any three people, alive or dead, to your house to watch the Oscars. Who are they?

Groucho Marx, John Lennon, and my old man.

37) Favorite Mr. Chips. (Careful...)

Reduced Fat

1 comment:

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Groucho Marx, John Lennon, and my old man ... yep