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That naughty Erica has tagged me with...

The Dueling Meme

Popcorn or candy? Popcorn! Extra butter and salt.

Name a movie you’ve been meaning to see forever: Who could pick just one? I’m waaaaaaaaay behind in my movie-going.

You are given the power to recall one Oscar. Who loses theirs, and to whom? Marlon Brando’s 1972 Best Actor award, which he refused. You don’t spit on the Academy. I would have given it to Paul Winfield for Sounder.

Steal one costume from a movie for your wardrobe. Which will it be? Glinda the Good Witch’s dress – including wand and tiara. Man, would TMBCITW love to see me decked out in that get-up!

Your favorite film franchise is The old black & white Tarzan movies.

Invite five movie people over for dinner. Who are they? Why’d you invite them? What do you feed them? Bette Davis. Lillian Gish. Kathleen Turner. Brian Dennehy. Gregory Peck. Champagne, smoked salmon on toast points, caviar and blini, for starters. Who cares about the rest? Can you imagine the conversation? Who could focus on food at a time like that?

What is the appropriate punishment for people who answer cell phones in the movie theater? Death by Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator.

Choose a female bodyguard: Ripley from Aliens, Mystique from X-Men, Sarah Connor from Terminator 2, the Bride from Kill Bill, Mace from Strange Days. Eew! If I have to have a bodyguard, please can’t I have Kevin Costner?

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever seen in a movie? Adam Sandler. No… wait! Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone together in a romantic comedy.

Your favorite genre (excluding comedy and drama) is? Buzby Berkley musicals.

You are given the power to greenlight movies at a major studio for one year. How do you wield this power? I round up all of my favorite authors and pair them with great screenwriters. Strong story lines with emphasis on character and plot, rather than special effects. Then I’d hand pick directors for each film, and give them free reign in casting selection, with incentives for finding fresh talent. No reruns. No derivatives.

Bonnie or Clyde? Who cares? Dead is dead.

Who are you tagging to answer this survey?

Sorry. Tag your own self, if you like.
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Leslie

2 comments:

Harvey said...

"What is the appropriate punishment for people who answer cell phones in the movie theater?"

You're too nice.

I say bulunga:

http://members.lycos.co.uk/scaryduck/blog/bulunga.html

Erica said...

Those are some sharp Chicagoan answers, my friend ... very, veyr rockin', and you have *excellent* taste in classic cinema.

I just saw Goodbye Mr. Chips on Saturday night. Daaaayum, was that a good movie.