MLL tagged me with movie questions.
1. Popcorn or candy? Popcorn — butter. My favorite theater gives free refills.
2. Name a movie you’ve been meaning to see forever. Seriously, it usually takes me a couple of weeks to watch a Netflix video. I’d have to say there are NONE. What with Neflix, my local library, and Blockbuster and Hollywood video, if I’d REALLY wanted to see something, I’d have had the opportunity.
3. You are given the power to recall one Oscar: Who loses theirs and to whom? There has never been a time that I’ve seen all the movies in a single category – so I’m not one to judge.
4. Steal one costume from a movie for your wardrobe. Which will it be? Okay this is going to sound weird — I’d really LOVE to be Molly Weasley for Halloween one year, so I’d love to steal some of Julie Walters clothes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
5. Your favorite film franchise is… To quote MLL Harry Potter, without a doubt
6. Invite five movie people over for dinner. Who are they? Why’d you invite them? What do you feed them? J. K. Rowling, so I can ask her about RAB and Crookshanks and Snape and what is happening in Book 7 (hmmm though I wouldn’t want to keep her away from her writing for too long). Michael J. Fox so I could commend him on the wonderful work he is doing for Parkinson’s. Steven Speilberg who has done not only great fiction, but also great documentaries. Peter Jackson, because he blew my mind with the Lord of the Rings triology and Robin Williams (because who doesn’t need a laugh).
7. What is the appropriate punishment for people who answer cell phones in the movie theater?
When my 5 or 10 year old uses one of their items in an inappropriate manner, they lose use of it. The time they lose use for is in proportion to the level of their misuse (or my frustration). SOOOOOO if a person answers a cell phone in a movie theater, they can lose the use of their cell phone (and ANY cell phone so they can’t borrow one from family or friends) for the length of the movie *TIMES* the number of people in the theater. (Let’s see, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire — run time 157 minutes, Tivoli Theater seats 1,012 so let’s say 150 x 1,000 = 150,000 minutes let’s also assume 6 hours of sleep a night so that time doesn’t count toward the punishment so about 4 months and 3 weeks without a cell phone. )
And then they have to pay for tickets for ALL the people in the theatre to see another movie.
8. Choose a female bodyguard: Ripley from Aliens. Mystique from X-Men. Sarah Connor from Terminator 2. The Bride from Kill Bill. Mace from Strange Days.
I’ve only seen Aliens from that list, so I guess I’d choose her. But I reserve to change my vote to Tonks after Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix comes out.
9. What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever seen in a movie? Seriously, some of the facts and charts and information in An Inconvenient Truth http://www.climatecrisis.net/. I mean Hollywood can throw us dazzling special effects, and documentaries (like Schlinder’s List) but *THIS* is my kid’s FUTURE we’re talking about here. And it is truly scary.
10. Your favorite genre (excluding comedy and drama) is? I’m excluding comedy under duress (I need to laugh). Probably fantasy.
11. You are given the power to greenlight movies at a major studio for one year. How do you wield this power? Anything that doesN’T follow the typical Hollywood formula.
12. Bonnie or Clyde? Bonnie – she never shot anyone.
13: Who are you tagging to answer this survey: Life:found (now how do I tell him?)