Thursday, December 30, 2010

Quiz Show

Via Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule.

1) Best Movie of 2010

I see so few movies in the theaters I almost shouldn't answer this but True Grit. Or better put "hands down favorite of 2010".

2) Second-favorite Roman Polanski Movie

3) Jason Statham or Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Both in a buddy cop flick scripted by Shane Black.

4) Favorite movie that could be classified as a genre hybrid

5) How important is foreknowledge of a film’s production history? Should it factor into one’s reaction to a film?

I love reading production histories but a film has to stand on its own. Histories can help clarify or reveal though.

6) William Powell & Myrna Loy or Cary Grant & Irene Dunne

Nick and Nora forever.

7) Best Actor of 2010

I will not pick between Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon in True Grit so you'll have to shoot for it boys.

8) Most important lesson learned from the past decade of watching movies

Good movies sometimes seem to have be made and released by accident than by any conscious design.

9) Last movie seen (DVD/Blu-ray/theater)

True Grit at the local multiplex with my pops, which added to the experience.

10) Most appropriate punishment for director Tom Six

I had to google his name so I'm going to continue to ignore him.

11) Best under-the-radar movie almost no one else has had the chance to see

It's from 1990 but more people need to know about John Boorman's Where The Heart Is, they really do.

12) Sheree North or Angie Dickinson

13) Favorite nakedly autobiographical movie

14) Movie which best evokes a specific real-life place

The French Connection

15) Best Director of 2010

The Cohen Brothers.

16) Second-favorite Farrelly Brothers Movie


17) Favorite holiday movie

18) Best Actress of 2010

19) Joe Don Baker or Bo Svenson

20) Of those notable figures in the world of the movies who died in 2010, name the one you’ll miss the most

21) Think of a movie with a notable musical score and describe what it might feel like without that accompaniment.

Goblin's score for Suspiria is its own character, so that picture would lose a lot of it's juice and become almost a pretty flip book of memorable sets. Here's just one cue:

22) Best Screenplay of 2010

True Grit, will most definitely be reading the book now.

23) Movie You Feel Most Evangelistic About Right Now

Sticking to amazing classics of trash cinema I'm always pushing The Apple or Exorcist II: The Heretic.

24) Worst/funniest movie accent ever

There are too many in the "Orish" division to pick from, so a fond laurel goes to Christan Bale's "Nu Yawk" squawk in Newsies.

25) Best Cinematography of 2010

26) Olivia Wilde or Gemma Arterton

Wilde, seeing her in Tron getup revealed a fetish I didn't know I had.

27) Name the three best movies you saw for the first time in 2010 (Thanks, Larry!)

The Apartment

The Letter

How to Steal a Million

28) Best romantic movie couple of 2010

29) Favorite shock/surprise ending

Don't Look Now

30) Best cinematic reason to have stayed home and read a book in 2010

Nothing really pissed me off by it's existence, just made me tired at its lack of originality.

31) Movies in 2011 could make me much happier if they’d only _______________

...understand that 3-D is not an acceptable substitute for a good script.

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