Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Okay. I hate memes. I don't do memes. Mainly because, well, I have an MA in Media Studies and I know the true definition of meme, and it AIN'T CHAIN BLOGGING. Sigh.
But when Bill Cunningham come a'knockin', I answer. This is for you, my mad-pulp bastard brother:
What was your earliest film-related memory?
"Star Wars" at a drive-in theatre. Must've been all of three or four years old.
Name two favorite lines from movies:
"You wanted to tussel. We tusseled." Karen Sisco, "Out of Sight" Also a top ten fav character. Yes, I own a steel baton just like hers. Effin' rocks.
"I love my homosexual son. My son's gay and I love him!" - "Heathers" The ultimate revenge on those damn high school jocks.
And just for kicks: "Sex Machine. Pleased to meet'cha." - "From Dusk to Dawn" Come on now people. Hard pressed to think of a better character introduction, between that line and the revolver cod piece. Tarantino is my god.
Jobs you'd do if you could not work in the "biz"
-- Theatre with kids
-- Own a comic book shop
-- Make a tv show for kids that's downloadable on the internet (there's more than one way to be in the biz)
Name four jobs you actually have held outside the industry:
-- filled orders for Eclipse Comics
-- Assistant to a Playmate running an architectural design firm (how I learned my skills for small S Corps)
-- Programmed a series of CD-ROMs for an insurance corporation estimated to bring in $400 million in customers. Yes, I was underpaid and laid-off immediately afterwards.
-- Registered voters outside a Food 4 Less.
Three book authors I like:
Name two movies you would like to remake or properties you'd like to adapt:
Sure. Let me hand-off all my million dollar ideas.
Name one screenwriter you think is underrated:
Geez, if you'd asked me overrated two days ago I would have said David Mamet, but I just fell in love with "Spartan."
Underrated. Hmmm. Gotta go with Jesse Peretz of "The Chateau" or Karen Walton of "Ginger Snaps". And Hal Hartley doesn't seem to get a lot of love. What's up with that? Another fab writer who seems like he should have more attention is Drew Goddard. I freak out whenever I see he's written a TV episode because I know it's going to be Emmy-worthy, yet ignored. Okay, and I'll namedrop a new friend because he's a legend in my mind: Michael Reaves. My childhood would not have been the same without his brilliance.
Three people I'm tagging to answer this meme next:
And one more because I hate rules: Lynne