1) What was the last movie you saw theatrically? On DVD or Blu-ray?Theatrically?
Saw nothing theatrically last year. Last film on DVD : William Wellman's THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY. No Blue-ray.
2) Holiday movies— Do you like them naughty or nice?
Sore point in my life so I'll have to say Naughty or at least cynical.
3) Ida Lupino or Mercedes McCambridge ?
No contest - Ida, sweet as apple cider.
4) Favorite actor/character from TWIN PEAKS
Never watched the series but it would have been Hank Worden if I had.
5) It’s been said that, rather than remaking beloved, respected films, Hollywood should concentrate more on righting the wrongs of the past and tinker more with films that didn’t work so well the first time. Pretending for a moment that movies are made in an economic vacuum, name a good candidate for a remake based on this criterion.
John Irvin's GHOST STORY
6) Favorite Spike Lee joint.
Never seen one.
7) Lawrence Tierney or Scott Brady?
Oh, come on! Lawrence Tierney was the business.
8) Are most movies too long?
Not if they are worthy of their running time.
9) Favorite performance by an actor portraying a real-life politician.
Albert Finney as Winston Churchill in THE GATHERING STORM
10) Create the main event card for the ultimate giant movie monster smackdown.
11) Sheree North
12) Why would you ever want or need to see a movie more than once?
Because a/I enjoy repeating pleasurable experience b/Sometimes I fall asleep and c/I sometimes like to re-evaluate.....a bit like sex, really.
13) Favorite road movie.
Terry nailed it - BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA.
14) Favorite Budd Boetticher picture.
THE TALL T
15) Who is the one person, living or dead, famous or unknown, who most informed or encouraged your appreciation of movies?
Jim Kitses, Tom Milne, Martin Scorsese.
16) Favorite opening credit sequence. (Please include YouTube link if possible.)
17) Kenneth Tobey or John Agar?
18) Jean-Luc Godard once suggested that the more popular the movie, the less likely it was that it was a good movie. Is he right or just cranky? Cite the best evidence one way or the other.
He was right. THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
19) Favorite Jonathan Demme movie.
20) Tatum O’Neal or Linda Blair?
Linda Blair. Tatum could't spider walk or do that thing with her head.
21) Favorite use of irony in a movie. (This could be an idea, moment, scene, or an entire film.)
(22) Favorite Claude Chabrol film.
23) The best movie of the year to which very little attention seems to have been paid.
24) Dennis Christopher or Robby Benson?
25) Favorite movie about journalism.
SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
26) What’s the DVD commentary you’d most like to hear? Who would be on the audio track?
BRINGING UP BABY. Howard Hawks, Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn.
27) Favorite movie directed by Clint Eastwood.
OUTLAW JOSEY WALES
28) Paul Dooley or Kurtwood Smith?
29) Your clairvoyant moment: Make a prediction about the Oscar season.
30) Your hope for the movies in 2009.
Westerns become popular again.
31) What’s your top 10 of 2008 ?