Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I done been tagged!

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!"

And also:

"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:
1. Draglonlance
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.


The Constipated Writer said...

Ah! Good old Prism! Home of the softcore porn for kids everywhere!

And the good old Cherry Hill Theatre...I remember it well.

Chris Soth said...

I think it plays better with the full:

"You know...for kids."

Hudsucker is GENIUS. Filled with great lines...and O' Brother -- the Coen Brothers can really do it, can't they?

Grubber said...

Okay, truly (but pleasantly) surprised you have even seen Gallipoli.

If you like that, try The Lighthorsemen, as well.


Patrick J. Rodio said...

I have seen the Lighthorsemen, very good film. But it's Gallipoli that truly blows me away every time. My fave of all time. Wow. Peter Weir is a genius. What ever happened to Mark Lee??

Chris - You're right, I'll amend it.

taZ said...

Thanks to you, I felt forced to rent Gallipoli! So I did. Not seen it yet, but I will...

Thanks for spending my money.

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Taz: My pleasure - You won't be disappointed. They just released a nice version on DVD.

Get it.

Grubber said...

What has Mark Lee been up to?

Good question, seen him around in a few things, so went looking. Found this:




Fun Joel said...

As much as I love Lebowski, I might like Hudsucker more! Great film. You know, for Coen fans!