This is ridiculously late, but here's my entry into Katy's Alphabet Meme.
Anticipating Movie of 2014
Nolan + that amazing cast = must see.
Book Adaptation I'd Love To See
City of Glass by Paul Auster
The postmodern spin on a noir would be very interesting, but possibly too difficult to bring to the big screen.
Celebrity I'd Most Like To Meet
Philip Seymour Hoffman
I know it will never happen, but he's been on my mind for the past day and a half. RIP, sir.
Marion Cotillard is even doing a film with them. Why hasn't this happened yet?
I know it's an obvious choice coming from me, but Casablanca would be even more so.
I grew up with them, and every movie delivers, unlike the Bond series.
It's a broad category, but I try to watch a little bit of everything. (Shot from A Short Film About Love.)
If it's on TV, I'm watching at least some of it.
Discovering Bergman and Kieslowski with The Seventh Seal (above) and the Three Colors trilogy, respectively. Film changed for me with those movies.
A modern rom-com that's just too sweet and charming to ignore. I love it.
A must-watch for anyone who loves movies. It's so much fun!
Midnight in Paris (above). Before Sunset. Three Colors: Blue. The Lovers on the Bridge. 'Nuff said.
Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein were fantastic on the big screen, though some people came in after the first film and only watched the sequel.
Digging into Bergman was one way to get me on Netflix.
Yes, I watched it six times in theaters (in high school). Moving on...
The energy of a theater is far more enjoyable than a small screen at home.
Quote that Inspires Me
The idea behind this quote, that every life matters and has its own essential course, is very inspirational to me.
Except for films like The Maltese Falcon (above), The Thing and The Departed.
I don't really eat when I watch films.
The Sixth Sense and The Usual Suspects notwithstanding, the end of Nolan's film baffled me. Simple enough, but I didn't see it coming.
It's my favorite time of the year, as I love following the Oscar race.
I'm sorry, but it was sooo bad.
Seeing this at the age of 11 was definitely an eye-opening experience.
I listen to song contenders every week for my ballots, and I really like discovering new ones that originated in films.
This was so dull that I fell asleep in the theater, which I never do. I did finish it then, but I've never bothered to go back to see what I missed.
Who the fuck forced you to watch that fucking piece of shit film in Zoom?ReplyDelete
The sad part is NO ONE made me watch it that many times. I actually loved it then. Oh well. I hate it now, anyways.Delete
Glad you finally did this! Such fun, right!ReplyDelete
Yeah, I put it off for far too long!Delete
Glad you're finally doing this Josh! Ohh... your pick for Celebrity I'd Most Like To Meet makes me so sad :( I miss Mr. Hoffman already.ReplyDelete
As for your 'essential classic,' I'm so glad that's on my BlindSpot list! A Good Year is a good one too, glad you like it.
I can't wait to stare at the Eiffel tower like Owen Wilson does above... planning to visit Paris for our anniversary this year :)
Me too. :( Can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Apartment, and I'm glad you like A Good Year too. Ah, Paris (sigh).Delete
YEY for someone actually excited about Oscar season! People keep saying how disinterested in it they are in this meme and I absolutely love this time of year.ReplyDelete
Woo hoo! It's just so much fun. Plus, I like seeing history happen on Oscar night. :)Delete
Very nice post Josh! Thank you for participating in my movie meme!ReplyDelete
I'm really looking forward to Interstellar too, even if it's about corn. :)
A Good Year is quite the underrated dramedy, and it's great to enjoy Marion before her La Vie En Rose acclaim.
I've always enjoyed eating snacks during movies but I'm finding that I actually don't like to do that every much - it feels too forced especially in movie theatres.
Thanks Katy! Happy to participate! :)Delete
Haha, I haven't eaten in a theater in probably 6 or 7 years.
wow, the Dardennes and Juliette Binoche haven't worked together? Hope that happens!ReplyDelete
Love the quote from A Wonderful Life
Yeah, though they've only made 8 feature films (excluding their latest with Cotillard and a few early docs). I'd love to track down their earliest ones - Falsch and Je pense à vous.Delete