the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone (whiskyinmind) wrote,
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone

Multiple Memes

'cause rileysaplank told me to

1. Total number of films I own on DVD/Video (actual store-bought, not taped from TV or downloaded) - 226. Honestly. 226.

2. The last film I bought - actually it was I, Robot

3. Last film I watched - I, Robot - twas funny, but possibly in a way that was never intended.

4. Five films I watch a lot that mean a lot to me.

A. Jesus de Montreal - I first saw this as part of a course at university (Media and national identity - Scotland and Canada) and something about it just struck a chord with me. The story is based around a Catholic church in Montreal who decide to use young professional actors to put on a new version of the Passion Play. The story follows the actors in the play through their own struggles mirroring biblical tales through to the end when protestors cause the death of the 'Jesus' character. Incredibly moving story and, given that I'm not Christian, has an incredible resonance with everyone I think.

B. Shaun of the Dead 'cause Simon Pegg rocks! Actually, I find this film really cleverly done - hella funny as you'd expect but it's also pretty moving as well.

C. Blade Runner - everything I love in a film is right here. I can't really put it into words but the only reason it's number 3 on this list is that I tend to watch the others more often.

D. Dogma when I need to laugh, this film always does it.

E. Shallow Grave. This film came out when I was doing one of my film projects at Uni and my friend at the time (who I've since lost touch with sadly) and I had permission to use the uni equipment to film outwith our project. We were scripting (well, I was, Nicky was doing the actual camera work) a dark little thriller film which we abandoned the moment we saw Shallow Grave. There genuinly is no way of topping that film in the genre. There's all sorts of subtle little camera tricks used throughout the film - from lighting to mise-en-scene to walll colouring - which we were hyper aware of at the time (and that habit of being aware of every camera angle pisses other people off majorly, lemme tell you!) and we were so blown away by the film that we knew we could never hope to match it.

You'd think that would make me hate the film, but no - I adore it. I aspire to it. One of these days my dark little thriller that I actually found the notes for the other day will be written, and it'll be made into a film which will make a couple of ambitious 20 year old film maker-wannabes step back and think "Wow. That film rocks!".

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