Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Scribospheric Meme

Thanks to One Slack Martian for tagging the new kid on the block. And thanks to Fun Joel for creating the meme!

ONE (1) earliest film-related memory:
First, I had to take an inventory of all of the movies I can recall seeing when I lived in that tiny steel town of Titusville, PA. The EARLIEST of the recalled films was Escape to Witch Mountain, which I saw when I was 6. I'm sure, though, there must've been a Disney movie before that... As far as most VIVID of early memories go – it’s a tie between seeing Star Wars at the theatre multiple times and seeing this documentary about near-death experiences called Beyond and Back.

Odd recollections, I know, and while these are not necessarily my best cinematic experiences, they are definitely the earliest.

TWO (2) favorite lines from movies:
There are so many. To narrow down to two is a bit of a challenge...

“You make me want to be a better man.” Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets

“You know when I was nineteen, Grandpa took me on a roller coaster. Up, down, up, down. Oh, what a ride! I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together! Some didn't like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it.” Grandma, Parenthood

Schmaltzy, I know, but it’s the mood I’m in at the moment.

THREE (3) jobs you'd do if you could not work in the "biz":
Food Critic
Surgeon
College Professor

Those are the ones aside from working in the "biz", since I don't.

FOUR (4) jobs you actually have held outside the industry:
Hair Salon Assistant Manager
Cocktail Waitress
Video Rental Clerk
Business & Financial Analyst

THREE (3) book authors I like:
John Irving
Tennessee Williams
J.K. Rowling

TWO (2) movies you'd like to remake or properties you'd like to adapt:
I can’t think of any remakes but adaptations that come to mind are Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are or Wally Lamb’s She’s Come Undone.

ONE (1) screenwriter you think is underrated:
Richard Curtis

THREE (3) people I'm tagging to answer this meme next:
I’m not going to tag anyone, since I’m a newbie blogger and those who I would tag have already been.

5 comments:

Fun Joel said...

Thanks for participating!

BTW, Where the Wild Things are was just picked up out of turnaround, and Spike Jonze is directing of a script by him and Dave Eggers. I read teh script and was highly underwhelmed. I'm planning a post on that when I return to the scribosphere in earnest.

Alicia said...

Yes - I had heard that someone had optioned it. Many years ago I had thoughts of making it into a musical. If memory serves, Tom Hanks is/was involved in that project somehow. It is to be an animated feature, yes?

Meanwhile, I am chomping at the bit for your post pertaining to your underwhelming experience! I'll keep my eye out.

oneslackmartian said...

All right, a John Irving fan. Have you read Irving's Water-Method Man? It made me change my major in college 3 times!

mernitman said...

Amen to your last 0ne (1): Curtis is my main man.

Fun Joel said...

Live Action, I think. But prob with CGI involved.

I think you can find it on Done Deal.