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February 10, 2005

Movie Meme

Swiped from Juvenilia.

1. The last movie you went to see in a theater:

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

2. The last movie you watched at home:

The Grudge - The American remake. I own Ju-On, the Japanese original, and I wanted to compare them. The remake stuck very close to the original, especially since the Japanese director directed it as well. It did explain the back story of the haunting better. The Japanese original was much more subtle about it. The American remake also had some expected special effects that I thought were very good.

3. How many movies do you own?

Hundreds. I have two walls full of DVDs and at least one wall full of tapes. I devour movies. :)

3a. What was the last movie you bought?


4. Got Netflix (or a similar service)?

Nope, but we have accounts at Blockbuster.

5. List five movies you adore/mean a lot to you:

1. Die Hard With A Vengeance (I worked on it. Did lighting.)

2. 12 Monkeys (I worked on it. Did lighting.)

3. The Haunting (the original, not that horrid remake.)

4. Immortal (I was head of make-up and an F/X assistant. Don't watch it. It blows chunks. I'll say this much - pyrotechnics are fun!)

5. Gone With The Wind

6. Name your guilty pleasure movie (or genre):

Movie: Dead-Alive. This is what New Zealand director Peter Jackson came up with before Lord of the Rings.

Genre: Horror, especially Asian and Italian horror cinema.

7. Name 3 people to whom you're going to pass these questions on, and why:

I'm not passing the questions on. I figure enough people who read my blog will pick up on the meme and write their own on their blogs.

Posted on February 10, 2005 at 12:20 PM | Permalink


1. "Being Julia" See it now

2. "Love, Actually"

3. Only about five or six, I'm afraid

3a. "Chariots of Fire" new DVD release

4. No.

5. 1. "Chariots of Fire" -- my favorite movie ever, for obvious reasons if you read my blog
2. "Widow of St. Pierre" -- somehow my favorite film about masculinity
3. "Beautiful Girls" -- another great film on masculinity
4. "Lost in Translation" -- need I say why?
5. "Without Limits" -- next to "Chariots", the best running movie

6. "Zulu", the great old 60s action pic with the young Michael Caine, is a guilty pleasure. I think I know the whole film by heart.

7. I'm taking up Trish's comments section to do it!

Posted by: Hugo Schwyzer at Feb 10, 2005 1:32:29 PM

It's okay if you take up my comments section. ;)

Is "Love, Actually" any good? I've been tempted to rent it when it's available. I'm not sure if it's at Blockbuster yet.

I have to get my '24' fix again soon. Disc 3 for Season 3 was out, and we can't get the rest of the season without it.

Posted by: Trish Wilson at Feb 10, 2005 1:51:17 PM

I LOVED "Love, Actually". Flat out loved it. Mindless entertainment, sure -- but a winning mix of genuine pathos and absurdity makes it irresistible...

Posted by: Hugo Schwyzer at Feb 10, 2005 2:25:26 PM

IF you were to do a remake for Chariots Of Fire
what would you modernise whilst keeping the universal themes..apart from teh actors of course...

Posted by: Alyssa at Apr 7, 2005 8:44:01 AM