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April 16, 2015 6:44 pm  #1


Film Questionaire

Nicked it from tumblr. I need to think about my answers first 

1. What’s the most depressing movie you’ve ever watched? 
2. What’s the most disturbing movie you’ve ever watched?
3. An actor/actress you’ve seen in more than 8 movies? Name the movies.
4. A film you could watch on repeat for the rest of your life?
5. What’s the very first film you remember watching?
6. A film you wish you hadn’t watched? 
7. A film you wish had a sequel?
8. Which book would you like to see adapted into a film? 
9. The most aesthetically pleasing movie you’ve ever watched?
10.What’s your favourite movie director? 
11.Your favourite movie genre?
12.A film that holds a special place in your heart? 
13.Your favourite comedy film? 
14.A music video you would love to see developed into a film?
15.A film everyone loves but you hate?
16.A film you love but everyone else hates?
17.Which cinematic universe would you like to live in?
18.What’s your favourite biopic? 
19.Mainstream movies or indie movies?
20.Old movies or contemporary movies?
21.A film with an amazing soundtrack? 


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April 16, 2015 7:30 pm  #2


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1. The Green Mile
2. The Green Mile
3. Benedict Cumberbatch (TIG, Stuart, Star Trek, The Hobbit 2 and 3, Wreckers, Fifth Estate, Hawking, War Horse, Atonement, Little Favour & Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).
4. Dirty Dancing. (Haven't seen any movie as often as this one)
5. Several, The Gods Must Be Crazy is one of them. Saw a bunch of movies in the 80s.
6. The Green Mile
7. I know there must be a few, but can't remember at the top of my head. 
8. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
9. Hero by Yimou Zhang (Seriously, you should go see it).
10. Yasujiro Ozu
11. Drama
12. Tokyo Story
13. 40 Year Old Virgin
14. CLMD vs. Kish feat Froder - The Stockholm Syndrome
15. Star Wars
16. Mamma Mia
17. Tolkien's Middle-Earth
18. Heavenly Creatures
19. Indie movies
20. Usually contemporary
21. Blade Runner and The Ninth Gate (if I can mention two)
 


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April 16, 2015 8:33 pm  #3


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Great idea, Ivy, thanks for starting this thread! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png

1. What’s the most depressing movie you’ve ever watched?
„Seven“

2. What’s the most disturbing movie you’ve ever watched?
„Pi“ (Darren Aronofsky)

3. An actor/actress you’ve seen in more than 8 movies? Name the movies.
Kevin Spacey: The Usual Suspects, American Beauty, L.A. Confidential, K-PAX, Ordinary Decent Criminal, Beyond the Sea, Seven, HurlyBurly, The Men Who Stare at Goats, The Life of David Gale, Kill the Boss, Margin Call, Glengarry Glen Ross, Outbreak, The Negotiator, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The United States of Leland, The Shipping News...

4. A film you could watch on repeat for the rest of your life?
„The Usual Suspects“

5. What’s the very first film you remember watching?
In a movie theatre? That would have to be a German comedy with a German comedian called Didi Hallervorden, but I don't remember the title.

6. A film you wish you hadn’t watched?
None. Because I believe that even the most boring or disturbing film can still teach me something – even if it's only how to not make a movie.

7. A film you wish had a sequel?
„The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo“ by David Fincher – and I'm still hoping there will be one.

8. Which book would you like to see adapted into a film?
„Lord of the Barnyard“ by Tristan Egolf

9. The most aesthetically pleasing movie you’ve ever watched?
Oh, there are many. It goes from „Double Indemnity“ to „Singing in the Rain“ to „Toy Story“ to „Seven“ to „Inception“, for completely different reasons.

10.What’s your favourite movie director?
The Coen Brothers

11.Your favourite movie genre?
None, because in my experience every genre can produce stunningly brilliant films, and most of the time you have a mixture of genres and not just one genre anyway.

12.A film that holds a special place in your heart?
„The Shawshank Redemption“

13.Your favourite comedy film?
„Home for the Holidays“. And basically almost everything with Peter Sellers.

14.A music video you would love to see developed into a film?
„In Demand“ by Texas with Alan Rickman

15.A film everyone loves but you hate?
„Gone with the Wind“

16.A film you love but everyone else hates?
„Lost in Translation“

17.Which cinematic universe would you like to live in?
The Pixar universe in all its shapes and forms.

18.What’s your favourite biopic?
„The Life and Death of Peter Sellers“

19.Mainstream movies or indie movies?
Both.

20.Old movies or contemporary movies?
Both, with a slight contemporary predominance.

21.A film with an amazing soundtrack?
„The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo“ and „The Mission“ (if I can also mention two)


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April 16, 2015 8:48 pm  #4


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(gonna try not to give too many french movies only few people know...)

1. What’s the most depressing movie you’ve ever watched?Mommy ( Xavier Nolan)
2. What’s the most disturbing movie you’ve ever watched? Festen ( Thomas Vinterberg) / Mommy
3. An actor/actress you’ve seen in more than 8 movies? Name the movies: well... a bunch, and a lot of french actors : Depardieu, Binoche, Huppert, Arditi, but also De Niro, Pacino, Basil Rathbone http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png
, Kenneth Brannagh, woody Allen, and so on
4. A film you could watch on repeat for the rest of your life? Citizen Kane
5. What’s the very first film you remember watching? l'enfant sauvage ( the wild child) by François Truffaut
6. A film you wish you hadn’t watched? Eyes wide shut ( Kubrick)
7. A film you wish had a sequel? Sherlock Holmes (by Ritchie)
8. Which book would you like to see adapted into a film? the winter of Frankie Machine
9. The most aesthetically pleasing movie you’ve ever watched? Only lovers left alive ( Jim jarmush)
10.What’s your favourite movie director? Ken Loach, Orson Welles , Truffaut, Resnais
11.Your favourite movie genre? no fave, as long as the movies are good
12.A film that holds a special place in your heart? La vie est un roman (life is a novel) ( Alain Resnais)
13.Your favourite comedy film? Little Miss Sunshine
14.A music video you would love to see developed into a film? no idea, I don't watch music video
15.A film everyone loves but you hate? The Artist, Borat,...
16.A film you love but everyone else hates? ten reasons why I hate you
17.Which cinematic universe would you like to live in? Steampunk London or Gotham City
18.What’s your favourite biopic? not fond of biopics... I'd say Public enemies
19.Mainstream movies or indie movies? Both
20.Old movies or contemporary movies? Both
21.A film with an amazing soundtrack? Only lovers left alive

 

April 16, 2015 8:58 pm  #5


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Let me give it a try http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png


1. What’s the most depressing movie you’ve ever watched? 
"Breaking the Waves"

2. What’s the most disturbing movie you’ve ever watched?
"A Short Film about Killing"

3. An actor/actress you’ve seen in more than 8 movies? Name the movies.
Peter O'Toole (cannot always choose Benedict): Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Lord Jim, The Stunt Man, Masada, My Favourite Year, The Last Emperor, The Lion in Winter, What's New, Pussycat?

4. A film you could watch on repeat for the rest of your life?
No film could be that good. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png


5. What’s the very first film you remember watching?
A Laurel and Hardy film in my local cinema

6. A film you wish you hadn’t watched? 
"Unbreakable" with Bruce Willis (because I found it so very bad)

7. A film you wish had a sequel?
No idea at the moment

8. Which book would you like to see adapted into a film? 
The Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St Aubyn (for selfish reasons)

9. The most aesthetically pleasing movie you’ve ever watched?
Difficult. "A Single Man" is definitely among them. 

10.What’s your favourite movie director? 
David Lean

11.Your favourite movie genre?
Depends on the movie. There are brilliant works in most genres.

12. A film that holds a special place in your heart? 
"Lawrence of Arabia"

13.Your favourite comedy film?
"My Favourite Year"
 
14.A music video you would love to see developed into a film?
"Take Me To Church" 

15. A film everyone loves but you hate?
Most things by Tarantino

16. A film you love but everyone else hates?
Hm ...

17.Which cinematic universe would you like to live in?
Dr Who (yes, I know, it is TV, but I would love to travel in time)

18.What’s your favourite biopic? 
Well, this is getting slightly repetitive, so I choose not "Lawrence of Arabia" but "The Imitation Game" and "Milk". (Sorry, others, choosing is unfair)

19.Mainstream movies or indie movies?
Both

20.Old movies or contemporary movies?
Both

21.A film with an amazing soundtrack? 
"Last Exit to Brooklyn" by Mark Knopfler

 


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April 16, 2015 9:00 pm  #6


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NatureNoHumansNo wrote:

7. A film you wish had a sequel? Sherlock Holmes (by Ritchie)

You probably know that there already are two "Sherlock Holmes" movies by Guy Ritchie...? So technically there already is a sequel. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png

 


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April 16, 2015 9:03 pm  #7


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I meant the third one http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png
, which seems to be planned, but Ritchie is making a movie about King arthur first.
 

 

April 16, 2015 9:25 pm  #8


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SolarSystem wrote:

16.A film you love but everyone else hates?
„Lost in Translation“

Not everyone http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png
, I love this movie!
 

 

April 16, 2015 9:33 pm  #9


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1. What’s the most depressing movie you’ve ever watched? 
Revolutionary Road (2008) starring Leo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet. It is about a frustrating marriage where ambitions are thwarted, desires are tamped down so tight that they appear absent and nothing (and I mean NOTHING) is ever discussed. Very, very sad movie. But a masterclass in acting. I was fascinated watching it but it was so depressing that I don't really know if I could ever watch it again. Still a really well made and crafted movie.

2.What’s the most disturbing movie you’ve ever watched?
Shoot the Moon (1982) with Albert Finney and Diane Keaton directed by Alan Parker. It contains one of the most violent, emotional scenes I have ever seen in a film (it isn't especially bloody or gore ridden – just realistic violence) and it has stayed with me ever since. It isn't that I hate the movie for it. On the contrary, I love the film – it is one of the best films made in the 80s. And with a cast like the one it has it gives them plenty to work with. But it is a brutal close-up look at the disintegration of a marriage (that on the outside looks ever so successful but was very unhappy for the husband and wife).
When the main male character (George) has a hissey fit and destroys a tennis court of Frank, the current lover of his ex-wife, Frank savagely assaults George in front of his own children. It still gives me a sick feeling thinking about this scene. The scene is brought into context and supported by the overall plot of the movie (so it isn't jarring in that sense at all) but I guess what I find so disturbing about it is it is so realistic and brutal. And the children had to witness it – very disturbing! Plus the children end up hating their father for how he left their mother.

3.An actor/actress you’ve seen in more than 8 movies? Name the movies.
Wow! There are quite a few actually.
For example for Actress:Meryl Streep is the one that I have probably seen the most movies of. Starting with her supporting role in Julia (1977), then The Deer Hunter, Manhattan, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, Kramer vs. Kramer, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice, Silkwood, Falling in Live (that's the one I hate – it's a stinker!), Plenty, Out of Africa, Heartburn, Ironweed, Cry in the Dark, Postards from the Edge, Death Becomes Her, The River Wild, Bridges of Madison County, Before and After, Marvin's Room, One True Thing, Music of the Heart, Adaptation, The Hours, Lions for Lambs, Doubt, Julie and Julia, The Iron Lady, It's Complicated, Hope Springs, and finally... August: Osage County. Whew! That's 31 in all. About half of them we have seen them at the theatre, the others between watching them on broadcast TV or on DVD. And amazingly enough almost every one of her movies I have seen I have watched specifically because of her – didn't watch it for someone else and then see that she was in it.

Actors:Robert De Niro is someone who I have been tracking since the early 1970s. Starting with him in Bang The Drum Slowly and then on to Mean Streets, Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Once Upon a Time in America, (the horrible) Falling in Love, Brazil, The Mission, Angel Heart, The Untouchables, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, Midnight Run, Jacknife, Stanley and Iris, Goodfellas, Awakenings, Backdraft, Cape Fear, This Boy's Life, Casino, Wag the Dog, Cop Land, Meet the Parents, The Family (that one was one of the worst movies ever made!!), and finally Silver Linings Playbook. 28 in all so not as many as Meryl but almost.

I could literally name dozens of actors and actresses that I have seen just 8 movies for.

Even Cumberbatch (who I have only been following a short while I have seen (on the internet) Dunkirk, Hawking, Starter for 10, Inseparable, Stuart: A Life Backwards, Van Gogh: Painted with Words, (at the movies) The Imitation Game, Star Trek:Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate, August: Osage County, 12 Years a Slave, (on DVD) Wreckers, To the Ends of the Earth, Parade's End, Third Star, The Last Enemy, (on Netflix) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Sherlock, The Other Boleyn Girl (on TV) Amazing Grace, Atonement, and The Whistleblower.

4.A film you could watch on repeat for the rest of your life?
First and foremost - Lawrence of Arabia, but there are dozens in a close second... Oliver Stone's Nixon, Casualties of War, Rashomon, Groundhog Day, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Way We Were, Back to the Future (Parts 1,2 and 3), Solaris, The Blue Max, Doctor Zhivago, Dog Day Afternoon, Metropolis, Citizen Kane, Bridget Jones Diary,The Birds, JJ Abram's first Star Trek reboot, Six Degrees of Separation, Paths of Glory, Reds, Love Actually... I could go on and on.

5.What’s the very first film you remember watching?
Probably Bambi or Old Yeller at the show with my parents. First movie I went to on my own (well my sister was with me) The Sound of Music in 1965 but it was probably in our town about 1966.

6.A film you wish you hadn’t watched?
Oliver! - Dan and I actually walked out on that one. Don't like musicals.  Period.  And tied with that was The Family – we wished we had walked out on that (except it was so cold outside and we weren't in our home town so we didn't want to walk around for a couple of hours).

7.A film you wish had a sequel?
None. If it should have a sequel then someone would have planned it when they made the first one (like they did with the Back to the Future movies).

8.Which book would you like to see adapted into a film? 
Well I am still hoping they will make a good version of A Prayer for Owen Meaney (the one they made – Simon Birch - was such crap that I don't count it).

9.The most aesthetically pleasing movie you’ve ever watched?
Lawrence of Arabia. And then after that probably Reds (1981) by Warren Beatty. 

10.What’s your favourite movie director?
Steven Soderbergh, David Lean, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Akira Kurosawa, Fritz Lang, the early work of Chris Nolan, a lot of Brian De Palma. 

11.Your favourite movie genre?
Domestic life/relationship dramas, biopics, Historical Dramas (both contemporary, political ones and period pieces) and I like political themed Sci-fi movies as well. 

12.A film that holds a special place in your heart? 
Lawrence of Arabia – just love everything about that film. And tied with that one - Paths of Glory – introduced me to the genius of Stanley Kubrick. 

13.Your favourite comedy film? 
Probably Bridget Jones Diary.

14.A music video you would love to see developed into a film?
None – I don't watch music videos. Never seen one. Well that's not completely true – when I was a teen I saw The Beatles perform All You Need is Love (in B/W) live on the telly once. That was cool but I can't see how you could make that song into a movie... ?? 

15.A film everyone loves but you hate?
Batman... but really just any super hero movie. Can't stand those type of movies. That's why I am in such a quandary about seeing Dr. Strange!

16.A film you love but everyone else hates?
Quite a number of them... The Fifth Estate for one. Also Full Frontal by Steven Soderberg – everyone seemed to hate that one and I loved it. But there are many, more. 

17.Which cinematic universe would you like to live in?
I don't understand the question... I like the universe I live in right now. It has everything I could ever want cinematically speaking. 

18.What’s your favourite biopic?
Probably Lawrence of Arabia or Reds. Both great, great movies that inspired me to read more about their subjects. Oh and how could I forget Amadeus!! And so did TIG. 

19.Mainstream movies or indie movies?
Both equally. I don't believe in shutting out half of the world. 

20.Old movies or contemporary movies?
See answer to #19. 

21.A film with an amazing soundtrack?
Amadeus.      

That was fun (but frustrating at times trying to choose favourites - I take after BC in that way... picking favs is very hard!!).  Thanks for posting the questions.

-Val


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April 16, 2015 9:54 pm  #10


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You guys cheat by posting a bunch of movies and "Both" at several questions. I would've answered a bit differently if I knew you could do that, I thought the point was to choose one. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/tongue.png


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April 16, 2015 10:41 pm  #11


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I figure if Ben can answer with multiple selections then I guess we could... I'm just following his lead.http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png


Can anyone explain to me what the question about the "cinematic universe" means????

-Val

Last edited by Ah-chie (April 16, 2015 10:42 pm)


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April 17, 2015 7:29 am  #12


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NatureNoHumansNo wrote:

SolarSystem wrote:

16.A film you love but everyone else hates?
„Lost in Translation“

Not everyone http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png
, I love this movie!

But a lot of people I know don't like the film very much. And I get why they don't like it, but I still like it a lot. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png


Ah-chie wrote:

Can anyone explain to me what the question about the "cinematic universe" means????

I think if you look at some of the answers that have already been given that should explain it...?
 


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April 17, 2015 2:42 pm  #13


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Thanks Solar System for the advice.  I took your suggestiion, looked at a few answers and although I still don't understand it fully (maybe animated worlds vs. real world?? vs. specific comic book worlds???) I think I know it is something about a certain group/kind of pictures that I don't watch usually... so I think I will keep my original answer - I'll stay in the real universe, cinematically speaking. 

-Val


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July 27, 2015 2:20 pm  #14


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1. What’s the most depressing movie you’ve ever watched? 
If I've ever watched a depressing movie I've deleted it.

2. What’s the most disturbing movie you’ve ever watched?
Possibly Journée de la Jupe.

3. An actor/actress you’ve seen in more than 8 movies? Name the movies.
Clint Eastwood. I've probably seen most of what he made, off the cuff I remember: In the Line of Fire; Outlaw Josey Wales; Bronco Billy; The Bridges of Madison County; Million Dollar Baby; Gran Torino; The Good, The Bad and the Ugly; For a Fistful of Dollars; Dirty Harry 1 to 5; Tightrope...

4. A film you could watch on repeat for the rest of your life?
None

5. What’s the very first film you remember watching?
I don't remember

6. A film you wish you hadn’t watched? 
La Tourneuse des Pages was an annoying waste of time.

7. A film you wish had a sequel?
Escape from New York (Escape from L.A. is not a sequel, it's a remake).

8. Which book would you like to see adapted into a film? 
Andy McNab's Firewall (or any other Nick Stone novel, or a mixture of them)

9. The most aesthetically pleasing movie you’ve ever watched?
Toss up between Lord of the Ring Trilogy and Collateral

10.What’s your favourite movie director? 
Toss-up between Wolfgang Petersen and Ridley Scott

11.Your favourite movie genre?
Action/Thriller with a dash of humour

12.A film that holds a special place in your heart? 
Flashback

13.Your favourite comedy film? 
My Cousin Vinnie

14.A music video you would love to see developed into a film?
No idea

15.A film everyone loves but you hate?
Avatar
(And whereas I don't really hate Casablanca, I don't know what people see in it. I much prefer Have and Have Not with Bogart and Bacall.)

16.A film you love but everyone else hates?
I know I love Bound but I don't know who hates it...

17.Which cinematic universe would you like to live in?
Thanks, I prefer my life.

18.What’s your favourite biopic? 
Not really my genre, but I like A Beautiful Mind

19.Mainstream movies or indie movies?
Probably more mainstream, but I really don't care where the money came from as long as the movie is good...

20.Old movies or contemporary movies?
As I've probably seen most of the famous old ones I'm currently watching more of the newer ones...

21.A film with an amazing soundtrack?
Blackhawk Down

 

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