Film questions! Part I

These 36 questions have been circulating around Tumblr today. Rather than reblog them, I’ve decided to answer them here, nine at a time! :)

1. What was the last movie you watched in theaters? We Bought a Zoo (dir. Cameron Crowe)
2. What was the first movie you ever remember watching in theaters? I have terrible long-term memory, so I know this wasn’t really the first movie that I saw in the theater, but I distinctly remember The Parent Trap (dir. Nancy Meyers, 1998). It was released on my seventh birthday. I remember being super excited that the young actress in the film had the same name as me (with one letter of difference). Now I’m much less excited to share a name with Lindsay Lohan, of course.
3. Top 5 movies: This is really, really difficult because my list of favorites is miles long. I’ve been working on a “100 favorite films” list for my tumblr, and just paring it down to 100 was difficult enough! But I’ll try: The Wizard of Oz (1939), To Catch a Thief (1955), Gone With the Wind (1939), Ghost World (2001) and Imitation of Life (1959), maybe? But that’s missing The Maltese Falcon, Gidget, The Big Sleep, Midnight, etc… too difficult!
4. Top 5 directors: In no order: Howard Hawks, Vincente Minnelli, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and Alfred Hitchcock. I like Tim Burton a lot as well — aside from that horrendous Alice reboot — and the Coen brothers.
5. A favorite adapted movie: Gone With the Wind, definitely!
6. Your best experience on going to the movies: Every theater experience is great for me, even if the movie sucks. I just like being able to go and sit there with no distractions, eat some popcorn and be completely immersed in the film. Seeing Psycho on the big screen was definitely a favorite.
7. A guilty pleasure: Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie… I know, I know. A DCOM based on a show about teenage wizards? But it really is a cute film.
8. An overrated movie: My Week With Marilyn. Apparently I’m alone in this, but I thought it was pretty terrible.
9. An underrated movie: Josie and the Pussycats. People discredit it as a silly teen comedy, but it’s actually a pretty brilliant satire of the music industry in my opinion. I love it!


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