ONE (1) earliest film-related memory:
Me and my dad got on a bus to Banbury with a couple of my cousins and uncles, to see a Superman 1&2 double bill. I think a great time was had by all, but it was so long ago, I really don’t remember too well. It might not even be my own memory. Most of my life is a haze, so I may have borrowed it from someone else.
TWO (2) favorite lines from movies:
One from TV, one from fillum. One is very long, the other, titchy.
From The Big Lebowski:
You got a date Wednesday, baby.
From The Sopranos Pine Barrens episode:
(through some static)
It's a bad connection so I'm gonna talk fast! The guy you're lookin' for is an ex-commando! He killed sixteen Chechan rebels single-handed!
Get the fuck outta here.
Yeah. Nice, huh? He was with the interior ministry. Guy's like a Russian green beret. He can not come back and tell this story. You understand?
I hear you.
I'm fuckin' serious, Paulie!
Ton'? Ton', you there?
Cocksucker! Call me back!
EXT. WOODS - DAY
Paulie clicks off, looks at Christopher.
You're not gonna believe this.
(off Christopher's look)
He killed sixteen Czechoslovakians. Guy was an interior decorator.
His house looked like shit.
THREE (3) jobs you'd do if you could not work in the "biz":
FOUR (4) jobs you actually have held outside the industry:
• Account executive for telecoms co-operative
• Box office monkey at West End theatre
THREE (3) book authors I like:
Not fair, the shortlist for this included THIRTY (30) writers. So, not my favourites, just random scribes I like:
• Tom Stoppard
• David Almond
• Grant Morrison
TWO (2) movies you'd like to remake or properties you'd like to adapt:
I would love to adapt The Brentford Triangle, just so that I could put on screen the spectacle of an invading fleet of spaceships bought low by a floating camel.
Remake - probably the Matrix sequels. Sad. So, so sad.
ONE (1) screenwriter you think is underrated:
David Peoples. To those of you who know him only as the man responsible for Soldier, Leviathan, and Fatal Sky, this may seem an odd choice. But as the writer of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven, and Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys, he seems sadly destined to win Oscars® for other people. And if you don't give a shit about any of that and think there could be no better legacy for a man than Ladyhawke and Salute of the Jugger, then you're my kind of people.
THREE (3) people I'm tagging to answer this meme next:
And I'll chuck in the Alligator variation:
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LINE OF DIALOGUE YOU HAVE EVER WRITTEN?
"It's come to something when I can't even look out of the window without someone trying to give me a stiffy."
*And, for a peek into our collective mindscape, here’s the hall of fame of participants in this meme, and here the hall of shame of party-poopers who just won't join in.
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