July 24th, 2005
|01:53 am - Meme geek|
Gakked from kerravonsen and others:
Ask me for "top five" lists of pretty much anything, and I will list you my top five of that thing or things. (Assuming that I have a top five, or even any five, of the thing in question.)
Also, out of pure random fannish glee: I love a show that can get away with doing an actual episode that is "future-fic". *pets SG-1: 2010*
Current Mood: cheerful
Top Five Favorite Foods
1. Artichokes, steamed, with butter.
2. Peanut butter (preferably on whole wheat bread)
4. Beef stew, with many vegetables in it
5. Grilled salmon (oh, now I'm hungry, thanks)
Top Five Movie Scenes OK, this really isn't fair....how can one pick?!
1. Galaxyquest: when the Captain and the "Janice Rand" character (hey, they're archetypes) are running into random obstacles in the bowels of the ship, and "Rand" gets frustrated and screams out, "Whoever wrote this episode should die!" Because, hee.
2. Finding Nemo: When Marlin tells Dory to leave, her response is typically confused, and absolutely heartwrenching.
Dory: "No. No, you can't... STOP. Please don't go away. Please? No one's ever stuck with me for so long before. And if you leave... if you leave... I just, I remember things better with you. I do, look. P. Sherman, forty-two... forty-two... I remember it, I do. It's there, I know it is, because when I look at you, I can feel it. And-and I look at you, and I... and I'm home. Please... I don't want that to go away. I don't want to forget."
Marlin: "I'm sorry, Dory. But I... do."
3. Girl, Interrupted: Angelina Jolie's character is (iirc) a sociopath, and she spends the film pushing everyone's buttons, making them all miserable and not caring (seemingly). Then there's a scene near the end where her character tries to commit suicide because no one cares enough about her to push her buttons. Winona Ryder's character realizes this and does push Angelina's buttons...and she doesn't kill herself. That hit me really hard--that even someone seemingly incapable of love has a view of what love it, and could desire it, and be moved by it.
4. Ladyhawke: Pretty much any scene with Philippe the Mouse is great, but the one I always remember is when he nobly tells the truth to the soldiers who have caught up with him (about which direction Navarre went. They assume he's lying, and his frustrated response (to God) is: "I told the truth, Lord! How can I learn any moral lessons when you keep confusing me like this?"
5. The Fisher King: Jack (Jeff Bridges) hits a really low point, and stumblingly articulates how frustrating life is for him. "I wish I could just....pay a fine and go home." For me, this was a defining moment for the main character. From this point on, I could no longer see him as just an arrogant, whiny bastard. There was a much deeper level that we just barely glimpsed.