Thursday, February 15, 2007

Movies

I saw these questions on Cynthia's blog and thought they looked like fun. My situation is maybe different from some because I'm a teacher and have shown certain movies multiple times in my classes over a period of years:

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than ten times.
The Way West, directed by Ric Burns.
Thelma & Louise
Hearts and Minds
Magnolia
Deliverance
Regret to Inform
On and Off the Rez
Trudell
2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in the theater.
Tombstone (twice)
3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
Johnny Depp, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Ed Harris
4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.
Jim Carrey, Robin Williams
5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from.
Thelma and Louise: "You get what you settle for."
6. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.
N/A
7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with.
N/A
8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
12 Angry Men, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
Cher
11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
Patton
12. Ever made out in a movie?
Patton! :-)
13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven't yet gotten around to it.
Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast
14. Ever walked out of a movie?
No, but I wanted to walk out of that Star Wars movie, the first one they came out with after the great trilogy. Boring! But I didn't want to disappoint my children.
15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
Several. Such as What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Magnolia, Narnia, Pan's Labyrinth
16. Popcorn?
I love popcorn, but it is too expensive in the theater.
17. How often do go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
Maybe five times a year.
18. What's the last movie you saw in the theater?
Pan's Labyrinth.
19. What's your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
Drama
20. What's the first movie you remember seeing in the theater? An Elvis movie I went to with my mother.
21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?
That Star Wars movie.
22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
Wild at Heart
23. What is the scariest movie you've seen?
Any of the old Dracula movies. The original version of The Shining.
24. What is the funniest movie you've seen?
National Lampoon's Vacation (the one to Wally World)

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