Earliest film-related memory:
Went to see Close Encounters at the Cherry Hill Mall Eric Movie Theater with my Grandparents. I was 5 at the time; the movie scared the bejesus out of me, I freaked, we they had to take me home - I never made it past the scenes when the boy is at home with all the appliances start going haywire. Eventually I watched it again. Currently one of my faves.
Runners Up Memories:
Saw all 3 original (good) Star Wars movies in the theaters. I've always said these movies inspired me but not how you'd think - It inspired me to purchase and and all Star Wars figures.
Also, at a young age, I saw Gallipoli (my fave film of all-time) on an old cable channel called Prism. AMAZING movie, it totally blew me away (I was probably 12 when I saw it but it stuck with me. THIS is the movie that inspired me to want to make movies. If I can make something half as good as Gallipoli, I'll be able to die happy.
TWO (2) favorite lines from movies: (this is a tough one, there's so many great lines).
TWO (2) favorite lines from movies:
"Give 'em hell, 54!" Glory
"I'll be taking these Huggies, and any cash you got." Raising Arizona
(Also from Raising Arizona: One of my favorite bits of dialgoue:
"Three years for a healthy white baby? What else you got? They said they got three Koreans, and a Negro born with his heart on the outside. Craaazy world!"
"Someone outta sell tickets."
"I'd buy one!"
"Gotta go to work" Jaws
"Could you describe the ruckuss?" The Breakfast Club
"He's more machine now than man. Twisted and evil." Jedi
"You know.....for kids!!" The Hudsucker Proxy
THREE (3) jobs you'd do if you could not work in the biz"
Architect, Teacher, Oceanographer
FOUR (4) jobs you actually have held outside the industry:
1. Teacher Assistant
2. Newspaper Stuffer
3. Haagen Dazs Scooper
4. Tower Records & Video employee
THREE (3) book authors I like:
1. Robert McCammon
2. Stephen King
3. R.A. Salvatore
TWO (2) movies you'd like to remake or properties you'd like to adapt:
2. Night (by Elie Wiesel)
1. Sorceror - Late 70s Movie by William Freidkin starring Roy Schnieder
2. The current Star Wars Trilogy (I'd go back and add, oh I don't know, a better story).
ONE (1) screenwriter you think is underrated:
I shall tag (if they haven't already been tagged) Writergurl, Robert Hogan, and Alligators On A Helicopter.