August 30th, 2006
|09:20 am - 4 Things Meme|
Snatched from whitemartyr:
Here are Four Things about me some of you may not have known:
Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Greenhouse Assembler
2. Pizza Delivery Girl
3. Admin. Assistant/File Clerk
4. Resort Housekeeper
Four Movies I have watched over and over:
1. Conspiracy Theory
2. Star Wars
4. Cyrano de Bergerac (in French w/subtitles, kthxbye)
[Adding my own piece, Four Books I have read and reread:
1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. A Wind in the Door, Madeleine L'Engle
3. The Neverending Story, Michael Ende
4. Gaudy Night, Dorothy Sayers]
Four places I have lived:
1. Grants Pass, OR
2. Fort Langley, BC
3. North Hollywood
4. Rogue River, OR
Four TV shows I love to watch:
1. Stargate SG-1
Four places I have been:
1. Boise, Idaho
2. Los Angeles
3. Columbus, Ohio
4. British Columbia, Canada
Four of my favorite foods:
3. Tuna sashimi (sp? it's my fav. sushi)
Four places I would rather be right now:
1. In a coffee shop writing stories
2. Toronto (hanging out with Kim, maybe in the Silver Snail comic shop)
3. Grants Pass (playing with my little sisters)
4. Ohio (chatting or watching TV with Felicia)
Four people who will respond:
Current Location: work
Current Mood: good
Current Music: Ain't No Sunshine
Your four movies are a baffling assortment! Am gacking this meme because I am bored...
The baffling assortment comes about because I *rarely* rewatch films, and own few. So the ones I do are ones I can't get enough of, ones that I have deliberately sought out again, and those are spread across the genres.
Star Wars I don't have to explain, do I?
See comment below for my love of Conspiracy Theory.
TRON I love because it basically puts the Messianic storyline into the world of computers/sci-fi. And somehow, it works. It's cheesy as all heck, but it *works*.
And I read an English translation of Cyrano in high school and fell for the title character instantly. I've had portions memorized (esp. his "I stand, not high, it may be, but alone!" speech), and the French version with Gerard Depardieu (sp?) is awesome even if the subtitles are a horribly literal translation.
Cyrano is Bill's favorite play. He, too, has huge swathes of it memorized. He did the "I fell from the Moon!" monologue for a talent show once (back when we were both in the same homeschooling group) and when he got to the "my eyes! They are so full of star-dust!" part, he rubbed his eyes for emphasis, then stopped cold, and yelped "My contact!" Unintentional comedy is the best kind.
|Date:||August 31st, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)|| |
As a teen, I played a brigand in a Brecht play - and the moustache fell off...
|Date:||August 30th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)|| |
Why Conspiracy Theory?
*only entry I'm baffled about*
Because I *love* it, from the opening monologue with Mel Gibson's character spouting all those crazy theories right through the end. Part of it is the romance-not-romance, which is something that draws me in, and part of is just Gibson's character. I love him to pieces, I laugh a lot when I watch this film...and I dunno, I've just seen it several times, all of them on purpose (and if it's on TV, I'm watching, you know?).
I loved the Gibson character, but I was kind of baffled by the direction the film ended up taking. I do remember liking the Gibson/Roberts chemistry, though.
Baffled by the plot, you mean?
Not really, I think I understood the plot at the time (though I don't remember the details now) but if I remember correctly, the plot took a twist that was not only unexpected (which is, on its own, a good thing) but that felt just awkward in the context of the rest of the flick. I think. Again, haven't seen it in years, so I may be talking about a whole different movie.
You have great taste in films. :-) That's one of my fave Mel Gibson movies. Haven't watched it in a long, long time. Need to remedy that.