Friday, July 27, 2007

gravity begins at the end of a rainbow

I have been devouring Dennis Cozzalio’s film blog, Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule since discovering it a few days back. He has a three-part questionnaire that other film bloggers were asked to fill out, and I stopped reading it soon after starting, because I wanted to take part in Professor Corey’s Honor Society (Part 1), too.

  1. What movie did you have to see multiple times before deciding whether you liked or disliked it?

    N/A.

  2. Inaugural entry into the Academy of the Overrated?

    Quentin Tarrantino and his whole œuvre. I think that what’s good about some of his earlier films is due to the collaboration between him and Roger Avary. That or what he borrowed from other filmmakers.

  3. Favorite sly or not-so-sly reference to another film or bit of pop culture within another film.

    Homer as Leland from Citizen Kane (1941) fanning his shredded program from Salammbô in A Streetcar Named Marge (1992, episode 8F18).

  4. Favorite Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger movie.

    I’ve always enjoyed The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943).

  5. Your favorite Oscar moment.

    Sacheen Littlefeather declining Marlon Brando’s oscar for The Godfather on 27 March 1973. I later found out I had seen her a while before on Bob Wilkins’ Creature Features on KTVU channel 2 in the San Francisco Bay Area. She wasn’t playing a Native American activist that night, but a Vampyra clone.

  6. Hugo Weaving or Guy Pearce?

    Tough call. They’re were both great in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Dessert (1994). One might as well ask Memento (2000) or The Matrix (1999)? Elrond or Ed Exley? Let’s call it a tie.

  7. Movie that you feel gave you the greatest insight into a world/culture/person/place/event that you had no understanding of before seeing it.

    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964). Up until seeing this last Xmas, I thought that Martians were grumpy and pushy.

  8. Favorite Samuel Fuller movie.

    Of the few I’ve seen, I liked The Big Red One (1980) best. Der Krieg ist Vorbei. I was disappointed with Shock Corridor (1963).

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