Ze Film Meem

Normally I don’t do memes, unless they are about film and I can ramble on about the films I love. Don’t worry I only mention his name once.

I found it over at Charlotte’s and at White thoughts.

1. The first movie you remember seeing on the big screen
Paper Moon with Jody Foster. It was a very big outdoor screen, and it was on a camping near the Lago Maggiore in Switzerland. I was a kid. And I found it boring. I know I have seen Bambi too at some point, but I don’t really remember much of it.

2. Movie from which you can quote multiple lines in your sleep
– Are you asleep?
– No.

I’ve been pretending to be dead since : 1 a m.
But, unfortunately, I’m still alive.

Still awake.

I can probably quote most of the film, also in my sleep.
Add to that list : Love Actually, and Notting Hill, and Pretty Woman which I all can quote a fairly amount of.

A pattern is emerging here. I am a sucker for good rom-com’s.

3. Director (dead or alive) that you’d most want to have dinner with.
Richard Curtis. We need to have a talk.

4. Movie that should have won an Oscar but didn’t
The Constant Gardener
Lost in Translation

Movie that should have won an Emmy but didn’t – exactly. How could they.

5. Movie that didn’t disappoint despite being the adaptation of a book.
People are going to kill me for this : The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy.
I have been thinking about why I wasn’t disappointed about this. There are probably a few reasons : I had never heard the radioplays nor did I see the old BBC tv adaption. So I didn’t know what the characters looked like. When I read the book I already knew who was going to play who in the film, and therefor I read the book already picturing Martin Freeman as Arthur, and Bill Nighy as Slartibartfast. And in my head Marvin already sounded like Alan Rickman. So the film looked exactly as it should for me.

6. Movie you were dragged to by someone else expecting to hate but which you loved.
I really really can’t remember !

7. Movie that scares the crap out of you no matter how many times you see it
I don’t do scary movies. Period. I don’t sleep for weeks if I do. I can hear people sneaking around in my sleeping room if I do. I start to hear noises. And I can feel things crawling around in my bed. There must have been a scary movie that put me off these kind of films for good, but I can’t remember which one. I probably supressed it, after having been traumatized for months.

Oh a scene that scares the crap out of me no matter how many times I see it : Glen Close coming out of the bath with the knife in her hand in Fatal Attraction.

8. Movie that makes you bawl no matter how many times you see it
The obvious one of course. I already start crying at the “Are you aleep” part.
And Lost in Translation. Guaranteed to make me cry every time. The end scene is brilliantly done and so moving. You badly want to know what he is whispering in her ear at the end, but it get’s lost, in translation. If you haven’t seen this brilliant film yet, please do so.

9. The movie that still has you rolling on the floor with laugher no matter how many times you’ve seen it
A fish called Wanda. Simply brilliant.

I am tagging everybody who wants to be tagged.

10 thoughts to “Ze Film Meem”

  1. Very restrained Ingrid :)

    My rolling on the floor film was a tie between Life of Brian and A Fish Called Wanda. I had to base my choice on how many times I’d seen both the movies in question. Life of Brian won by a whisker.

  2. Yeah I tried my best not to make it another deNighyable post. The “What is your favourite actor” question is missing though :-)

  3. Cool. I was pleasantly surprised by the film. I’ve wanted to see it ever since it came out and it was just better than I expected!

  4. Zat je mij te pesten omdat het volgens jou “not-done” was eens een (nieuwe) Nederlandse vertaling van THGTTG te lezen, blijk je zelf het boek nog geeneens gelezen te hebben voordat je van de film had gehoord. Dan vind ik je Hitchhikers obsessie wel een beetje nep hoor. Duh. :)

  5. Excuse me ?
    Sorry but no I didn’t mean you – at all. I never said I was Hitchhiker obsessed. And I never pretended to be a Hitchhiker guru either.
    I love the books though, I think Douglas Adams is a genius and he is a big inspiration, and I love Bill Nighy even more and he is an even bigger inspiration. Thanks to Bill playing Slartibartfast I discovered the books. That’s the story. Morning glory.

    Oh and about the “not done”-ness of reading the Dutch translation, I don’t think I have said that, I might have said that you are missing out on a lot of the jokes by not reading the English version. Feel free to read it in any language you like.

  6. With the Babelfish you can read it in any language you like, AND get the jokes. Given the way in which the fish works, you would need someone to read out the story aloud, though: I’m pretty sure it won’t be able to cope with mispronunciation…

  7. The first movie I saw on the big screen was Transformers: The Movie. I can’t quite remember what I thought at the time, but I suspect I may have believed it was the greatest motion picture ever made.

    The strange thing is that, even though I’m 25 and own it on DVD, I still think it’s the greatest motion picture ever made.


    How can you quote lines from a film in your sleep? And how do you know that you can?

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