Monday, January 09, 2006

Memed!

Tagged, I'm it! Fun Joel started this scribosphere meme and Shawna handed it along to me. Here goes:

ONE (1) earliest film-related memory:

Drive-in double feature of BUGSY MALONE and THE BAD NEWS BEARS.

TWO (2) favorite lines from movies:

"Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night."
ALL ABOUT EVE

"Wallace Beery. Wrestling picture. What do you need, a roadmap?"
BARTON FINK

THREE (3) jobs you'd do if you could not work in the "biz":

(I'm including theater in biz, and excluding it here)
Librarian
Astronomer
Computer programmer

Could I be any more of a girlgeek?

FOUR (4) jobs you actually have held outside the industry:

Concessionaire at art house movie theater (I guess this is a little industry-related)
Drama teacher (um, this too)
Sandwich maker
Campus recycling center serf (hard, stinky work. Left the next quarter to work the multimedia desk at the liberry)

THREE (3) book authors I like:

Michael Chabon
George R. R. Martin
Barbara Ehrenreich

TWO (2) movies you'd like to remake or properties you'd like to adapt:

SO PROUDLY WE HAIL! - Little known 1943 movie about WWII combat nurses in the Pacific, starring Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, and Veronica Lake in the performance of her career. Harrowing and gritty, and a welcome reminder that the Greatest Generation wasn't all guys.

"Doom Patrol" - Grant Morrison's run of this comic book is straight-up absurdy stuff. Superheroes in need of thorazine and a hug. Dark, funny, and probably completely unfilmable.

ONE (1) screenwriter you think is underrated:

Paul Weitz. I just watched IN GOOD COMPANY. This and ABOUT A BOY are about as poignant, funny, and authentic dramas as I've seen, featuring shaded, complex portraits of men trying to become more themselves.

THREE (3) people I'm tagging to answer this meme next:

Bill, Ras, and Shawn.

4 comments:

Fun Joel said...

Awesome! Great to see this spreading! :-) Now we just have to get that Scribosphere Movie Night going.

Shawn said...

Thanks for the tag, Kira!

Shahua said...

Wha !?! A Doom Patrol Reference?

I love, love, LOVE The Doom Patrol. Thought I was alone in that respect. Always looked forward to CrazyJane and Brotherhood of DaDa stories. It can be done, maybe a direct transfer to screen a la Sin City? Agree though that, maybe by current Hollywood standards, it would be unfilmable. Much like my dream project, Shade the Changing Man.
Loved the list. Enjoy reading your site

Patrick J. Rodio said...

I was also tagged today. I was gonna put a Barton Fink quote but went with Raising Arizona instead.