Movie Questionnaire Blogathon

Alexander of Cinemaniac Reviews recently started a simple but interesting ‘movie questionnaire’ blogathon which I’ve seen popping up throughout the blogosphere and have decided to participate in for some fun. The idea is very simple: just twenty film related questions you must answer. Let’s jump straight into it:

What’s your favourite movie?

Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)

Least favourite movie?

Sex and the City 2 (2010)

Name one movie you loved upon initial viewing but eventually grew to hate (or vice versa).

The Kill Bill movies. I don’t hate them but they’re a lot less impressive than they used to be and I can’t say I’m a fan at all.

Name your biggest “guilty pleasure” film.

This is tricky. Probably Vampire’s Kiss. Kind of brilliant.

Favourite quote from a favourite actor/actress (must be a line from a movie)?

“I figured one day I’d just wake up and and find out what the hell yesterday was all about. I’m not too keen on thinkin’ about tommorow. And today’s slipping by.” – Laura Dern in INLAND EMPIRE.

Favourite quote from a favourite actor/actress (must NOT be a line from a movie)?

Can I choose a director instead? Because this passage from Ingmar Bergman’s autobiography is simply perfect:

Three favourite movie scenes?

The opening scene of Werckmeister Harmonies:

The ending of Stroszek (also the greatest ending of all time):

This sequence in the desert from Gerry:

Four films that should NOT have won Best Picture?

  • Gone with the Wind (Stagecoach, The Wizard of Oz and Mr Smith Goes to Washington deserved it more).
  • How Green Was My Valley (I haven’t seen Valley but Citizen Kane is fucking unbeatable)
  • The Sting (I love this movie, but in a year when Cries and Whispers was also nominated for the award…)
  • The English Patient (compared to fellow nominees Fargo, Jerry Maguire and Secrets & Lies, this movie sucks all the balls in the world)
  • Crash (was this a bad joke?)

Top 5 of the year (currently)?

I haven’t seen enough yet to make a top five or really list anything.

Bottom three of the year (currently)?

Same as above.

What film gets your vote for worst or most pointless remake?

Poseidon. It shat all over the legacy of the greatest disaster movie ever made.

Name your three favourite film heroes.

Antonius Block in The Seventh Seal

Antoine Doinel in The 400 Blows

Luis Buñuel

Name your three favourite film villains.

Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood

The citizens of Dogville

Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II

Best sequel?

Back to the Future: Part II (maybe not the best, but my favourite)

Worst sequel?

Sex and the City 2

Best trilogy?

Bergman’s Faith Trilogy (Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence)

Worst trilogy?

I haven’t seen a lot of trilogies, but Saw II and III really shat over the excellence of the first one, so I’ll say that. Disregard the subsequent Saw sequels.

What’s your favourite word to use in a movie review?

“Powerful.” Dammit, I use it too much.

Anything else?

…why don’t we just leave it there?

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Posted on August 31, 2012, in Lists, Movies and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Personally i liked Saw 1-3. Never bothered checking out the rest

  2. Ha! That Bergman quote is priceless.

    The scene from Gerry is a reason why I’d give Damon and Affleck a Best Actor tie.

    It’s close, but the Three Colors trilogy just beats Bergman’s for me.

    • Glad to see another fan of Gerry, particularly that haunting sequence.

      It was a tough choice between Three Colours and Faith trilogy for me.

  3. Yes, Crash winning Best Picture was a sick, sick joke.

  4. I like the double shitting on Sex and the City 2. Haven’t seen it, but that’s by design.

    I’ve seen that Bergman quote before, but it never fails to be sooo absurdly funny to me. Sydow should be the actor to accomplish that.

    I’m going to get on that Bela Tarr stuff soon, don’t you worry.

    • Sex and the City 2 is the most utterly reprehensible creation of the Earth.

      The quote is stunning. When I bought Bergman’s book Images, it was on the first page. I knew I was in for a good read.

      Can’t wait to hear what you think of Tarr. It’s hard to say whether you’ll like or dislike his work.

  5. My favourite movie quote is from the Social Network:
    I wanna hire the Sopranos to beat the shit out of him.

    I find it gets its message across quite clearly 🙂

  6. Brilliant addition Tyler.

    I fancy doing one of these but it will be very mainstream compared to yours.

  7. Luis Buñuel and The citizens of Dogville are brilliant choices here.Love your shout-out for your fave film on your blog every time you got the chance.

    • Thanks! I have to give Werckmeister Harmonies as much attention as possible. Not enough people have seen it, which is sad because it’s the best movie ever made. 😉

  8. Excellent answers all around. Obviously, I loved your pick for worst film of all time, and the accompanying picture was priceless. That Bergman quote… shit. Love it.

    And the faith trilogy. Perfect, just perfect.

  9. Glad to see you doing the blogathon, Tyler! Man, I can’t even bear the thought of watching Sex & The City movies, so yeah, I’m sure it’s horrible.

    One of these days I’ve got to check out Bergman’s Faith Trilogy. Ahah, that photo of Nic Cage in Vampire’s Kiss just cracks me up!!

    • Horrible doesn’t begin to describe Sex and the City 2.

      You may like the Faith trilogy. Through a Glass Darkly is probably the easiest of the three films to watch, so give it a look if you come across it. It’s beautiful.

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