Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Movie Meme

Since Jill at Brilliant At Breakfast has tagged me, I am going to have fun with this one.

1. Popcorn or candy?
Oh, popcorn. There is nothing on earth like movie theater popcorn.

2. Name a movie you've been meaning to see forever.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. You did say forever.

3. You are given the power to recall one Oscar: Who loses theirs and to whom?
Tommy Lee Jones for The Fugitive and it goes to Harrison Ford. Not because Jones didn't do a good job, but because I think Ford is hunky. No one said it had to be for artistic reasons.

4. Steal one costume from a movie for your wardrobe. Which will it be?
I was going to say Scarlet O'Hara's gown made out of the drapes and then remembered the gown I was thinking of was Carol Burnett's with the curtain rod still in it and then decided that's the one I want, that's the one I'll steal.

5. Your favorite film franchise is...
The Lord of the Rings. Indiana Jones. The original Star Wars.

6. Invite five movie people over for dinner. Who are they? Why'd you invite them? What do you feed them?
Harrison Ford because he is just yummy. Alec Guiness because I loved his early British comedies. Humphrey Bogart. Because he was Bogart. Katherine Hepburn because she defined class and beauty and smart womanhood. Mae West because she was such a gutsy broad. I would make my famous curry and a green salad with all the crisp salad things in the world and Plato Cake (the ideal cake, of which all others are mere reflections on the cave wall).

7. What is the appropriate punishment for people who answer cell phones in the movie theater?
I would have to go with a good drawing and quartering.

8. Choose a female bodyguard: Ripley from Aliens. Mystique from X-Men. Sarah Connor from Terminator 2. The Bride from Kill Bill. Mace from Strange Days.
Ripley it is. She could handle anything.

9. What's the scariest thing you've ever seen in a movie?
I don't know the name of the movie, because I was about five when I saw it, and in 1947 they didn't get all graphic and gory. That may have been what made it so very scary, since I didn't even see it. A man was being chased by a guy driving a tractor and he tripped and the villain drove the discer over him. I saw the discer cutting into the earth, and then my father picked me up and hid my face in his shoulder. I remember that after the movie my parents were really upset that they hadn't known that scene was in there. And I have always remembered it. And, now that I think about it, probably nobody saw the discer get the man, since they only suggested things like that back then, which is what made it so very frightening.

10. Your favorite genre (excluding comedy and drama) is?
Good science fiction/fantasy. The Lord of The Rings. Harry Potter. Silent Running. Labyrinth. The Princess Bride. The Dark Crystal. In this genre, good is few and far between.

11. You are given the power to greenlight movies at a major studio for one year. How do you wield this power?
I choose some of my favorite books and, where they are still alive, have the authors do the screenplays. I'm not sure who would do the screenplays for Twain. Cast actors rather than stars.

12. Bonnie or Clyde?
I never saw this movie. Never wanted to see this movie. Don't like aggrandizing violent criminals.

13: Who are you tagging to answer this survey:
Tabor of One Day At A Time; Cuppa of Brown Betty Brew; Donna of Changing Places; Gawilli at Back in the Day; Joy at The Joy of Six; Ms Mama; and Kenju at Just Ask Judy.


Winston said...

You haven't seen "Butch Cassidy..." ?

You need to do that for yourself. Great movie, superb acting by big stars who can actually act, even has a storyline and a plot. And "Raindrops..."

Rent it, buy it, steal it... whatever...

jay lassiter said...

granny, if your famous curry recipe out in the public sphere? i am dying to expand my culinary prowess in that direction and i am a bit iniimidated to try. how lame is that?

anyway, i wonder if you have a tip for an easy curry treat i might try to cook up?
(i am getting hungry just thinking about it!)
p.s. nice to see you hanging out this miss jill. she's a fellow jerseyan and a really groooovy chick.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I've posted my meme J. That was a pretty interesting memes go. Take care sweet lady...

J said...

Fun meme! :)

LauraHinNJ said...

I'm not a movie fan, but enjoyed reading your answers to this meme - especially the Carol Burnett reference.

Maya's Granny said...

Jay, I will post my curry recipe one day soon. I have also promised to post my recipe for cha cha beans for J, so I'll do them together. It is a good recipe.

Melissa said...

Mystique would make the best bodyguard....or Sydney from Alias.

This for once is a new meme, I've never seen it anywhere. Do you mind if I steal it?

Maya's Granny said...

Feel free to use it. I hope you enjoy it.

Ms. Mamma said...

Is the "Plato Cake" for real? Like your signature sweet? I too LOVE Harrison Ford and look for ward to doing this little meme. can call me Heidi ;)

Lorna said...

fun meme, but I feel horribly outclassed, especially by your Carol Burnett/Scarlett reference.

My five dinner pals would be invited for their dazzling eyes: Bette Davis, Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Cantor and Sammy Davis. Light the candles, let the conversation rage.

Maya's Granny said...

Heidi, Yes, the Plato cake is for real. It was my signature sweet when we lived in Fairbanks and then when we moved to California in 1974 I lost the recipe. However, I recently did a web search and found it.
So, when I post the recipe for cha cha beans and curry I will add the Plato cake and its story.