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What is the first film you ever saw?
According to my parents Star Wars. I was a wee two year old sitting on my dad's lap and according to them I was mesmerized the entire film, which explains a lot about me today. But the first movie I remember going to was The Black Stallion. There is even a picture of my sitting on top of a black horse outside the movie theater before the film. I'm sure the poor horse made an unwanted trip to the glue factory afterwards.
What is your favorite movie of all time?
Empire Strikes Back. It has everything; romance, bromance, spaceships, action, comedy, drama, fantasy and the best plot twist EVAR. Just too damn good. Some crap movie, Ordinary People, won the best picture that year. Biggest piece of crap movie I've ever seen. Crap.
What is your favorite line in a film?
"I thought they smelled bad...on the outside!"
What film made you realize that film was an art?
Chariots of Fire. Really showing my age here. But this was the first film that while it was over my head when I was 7 years old, I still enjoyed the music (Vangelis, baby!) and the direction. I thought it was a beautiful piece of cinema.
(Tie) Never Cry Wolf. Can't get out of the 80's. This was a GREAT film, underrated in my own notsohumble opinion. Contrary to popular belief I'm a huge fan of the environment (I just hate enviro zealots, especially the ones from suburbia and Hollywood) and this film showcases how beautiful yet unbelievably harsh/deadly/unforgiving the environment can be and shows how human can screw up such a tranquil place.
What movie do you consider your guilty pleasure?
I would say Roadhouse but I don't feel guilty about liking it, so Flash Gordon it is. Pretty awful movie when you think about it but I still love watching it even to this day.
Who is your favorite movie character of all time?
Tyler Durden - Fight Club. There are days I wish I had the chutzpah of a Tyler Durden, do things just to break out of my suburban existence (without harming others, of course). I would love to pee in Al Gore's soup and topple the Apple corporation. Hey, I love my ipod and macbook but seriously, they are the devil.
What is your favorite movie snack food.
Popcorn, derr. Of course it would be beer if it were sold at a conventional movie theater, but some a-hole decided to shut down Hollywood Bar and Filmworks.
Who is your favorite director of all time?
Dude, tough question. (Keith Olbermann sigh) I would have to say David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en, Curious Case Of Not Giving A Shit) because the guy has a way of making movies with crappy scripts work (see Alien 3 and Panic Room). That and I like his style. I have yet to see Curious Case just because I really don't like Brad Pitt anymore. Then I would have to say Martin Scorsese. The guy can flat out direct. Goodfellas, Casino, Raging Bull and my personal favorite Kundun. Top notch solid films, he has a great way of transporting you to the era he's filming. Then there are the Cohen Brothers...fuck it, they are my favorite of all time. I forget which one directs but he is tits.
Who is the most impressive filmmaker working today?
Another tough question because I rarely watch new movies anymore, and the "independent" movies are all crap, unless you like lib/socialist themes mixed with anti Catholicism/Christianity/Conservative views mixed in with pro environmentalism. But I would have to say the dude who directed Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth. Del Toro? Too lazy to look up how to spell his name. Then Edgar Wright, the dude behind Shawn of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Awesome, hilarious movies.
What quality do the best directors share?
Actors are complete numb skulls and childish so whoever can wrangle their egos in while making a decent movie is a top notch director in my mind.
Who is your favorite actor/actress of all time?
Alex Guinness. Hands down. Others? Harrison Ford (pre 1990), Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Liam Neeson, Helena Carter, Ewan McGregor, Ruth Gordon, Maggie Smith. There are other but I can't think of them.
Who would you cast in a film about your life?
A shorter overweight version of Eric Stoltz.
If I could remake one movie...
All the Star Wars prequels. Seriously George...
I never wanna watch a movie with...
Anybody who regularly darkens the Godfather's movie theater doors.
The perfect movie is...
According to me it has to be from the 80's.