Nostra at My Film Views has a new blogathon, and as soon as I read it, over at Cinematic Corner and Southern Vision, I had to take part!
Which classic movie don't you like/can't enjoy and why?
Okay, well, I did watch it while I was in high school, but seeing as I usually enjoyed the films we watched in English classes, I don't feel too bad for admitting that I never really liked A Streetcar Named Desire. I will say that Marlon Brando put in a great performance, but I was never sympathetic to the characters of Blanche or Stella. The films ending was also a major disappointment, considering how it changed from the play (I know I should judge the film in it's own right, Stella's actions in the ending of the play and her actions in the films end completely changed her character, and it felt cheesy). Maybe I'll watch it again one day and appreciate it more, even grow to like it, but I didn't find anything redeeming about any of the characters.
Name ten classic movies you haven't seen.
1. Singin' in the Rain
2. The Godfather
3. Battleship Potemkin
4. The Maltese Falcon
5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
6. Cinema Paradiso
7. The Exorcist
8. The Third Man
9. The Great Escape
Have you ever snuck into another movie at the cinema?
I was, and still am, such a goody two shoes. Never (not that I haven't thought about it though!)
Which actor/actress do you think is overrated?
Leonardo DiCaprio. He's good, he's just not that great in my eyes. However, my favourite performance of his would have to be Inception.
From which big director have you never seen any movies, and why?
I have never seen a Charlie Chaplin film, quite simply because before uni I wasn't watching that great a range of films, and now that I'm at uni, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
Which movie do you love, but is generally hated?
Hmmmm....... I wouldn't say I adore it, but I actually really enjoy watching Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Yes, JarJar is a tad annoying at times, but my Dad took me to see this in the theatres when it came out, it was my first Star Wars experience on the big screen, and I think it's a lot of fun. I love Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor, the pod racing is awesome and I don't find Anakin (Jake Lloyd) annoying. I thought he was alright, honestly! (Don't get me started on Episode III though!)
Have you ever been one of those annoying people at the cinema?
Umm...maybe. Once. When I was thirteen or fourteen I went with a large group of kids to go and see Epic Movie (don't say anything, what else are fourteen year olds going to see?) I'm very certain we were loud, and chatty and stupidly annoying. I promise, it was just that one time!
Did you ever watch a movie, which you knew in advance would be bad, just because a specific actor/actress was in it? Which one and why?
I watched Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves because I knew Alan Rickman would be in it, and I was going through a bit of a Rickman phase. Rickman good, Costner bad.
|He's going to cut your heart out with a spoon.|
Did you ever not watch a specific movie because it had subtitles?
Not that I recall.
Which are the worst movies in your collection and why do you still own them?
I own a copy of The Tommyknockers, which I bought cheap because it had Craig Parker in it (I'd watch a movie just because he was in it as well, but I didn't think The Tommyknockers would be so bad). Technically, it's a tele-movie, but I mean....it was just laughable! The only reason I still own it is because I don't like to get rid of things like books or DVD's. It's just sitting on my shelf gathering dust.
Do you have any confessions about your movie watching set up at home?
I have a combination DVD/VCR player, and a rather old TV. I'll watch films in my room when I really want to concentrate, but the better system is in the lounge room. Nothing that shocking really...
Any other confessions you want to make?
Actually....no. I think that pretty much covers it!