So my wife and I like to play the movie game at dinner; you get to ask a question and the other person answers it, then asks a question of their own. Questions range from titles to genres to actors to directors etc. And yes, 5 Degrees of Kevin Bacon even makes it in occasionally.
I'll start off with asking this - what's your favorite Jim Jarmusch film?
Probably Dead Man. My question is actually related. Dead Man is a 'Swan Song', one of the archetypical stories (along with the heroes journey), but one not often told in a movie. What is your favorite Swan Song movie
Mine would be Walhalla Rising with 'The Shootist'being a close second
Neither - and both. Actually a Swan Song is a story that is dedicated to a journey to death, it is hard to describe (at least for me - as I would have to translate literary terms and explanations I do not use very often from german - my native tongue - to english) with all (or at least most) steps during the journey leading to it. Dead Man is 'borderline' swan song, as most of these Tales start with a character that already has his place in life (as opposed to the heroes journey), but I still think it is one.
My best remake is the 1976 version of King Kong starring Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange. It was awesome watching it in the theaters.
What is your favorite movie sequal?
Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
Nitpicking, but, as great as 'M' is, it isn't a silent movie but one of the first german 'talking films'...
And because I therefor want to re-ask the question about silent movies:
Will I get slammed for even mentioning Birth of A Nation? It's not even my favorite silent film, but I do feel like it has historical significance. Sadly, my knowledge of film is woeful in terms of pre-sound titles.
Okay, I dream in technicolor too...
Just saying ;-)
Answering that question: 'Pulp Fiction' (or did you mean the other one?)
The other Question: Gigers/Scotts Alien
What is your favorite Samuel L. Jackson Movie?
As a gamer what I am about to say is probably gonna get me in trouble, but, y'know, Sam Raimi is just kinda overrated. I'm not gonna invoke the dead, so I'll instead go with Xena: Warrior Hussy
What's your favorite foreign film?
mine is Das Boot, which is incidentally my favorited "water" movie as well
Never said you had to think Raimi was great just asked what your favorite movies of his was.
For foreign film Fallen Angels (Hong Kong) The action scenes were really unique. Its like watching everything unfold from a convenience store camera. It also has a dark story line. I really enjoyed this film.
How about favorite comedy?
Charles Scholz wrote:
Can we go "spacey", or are we stuck in the water?
If the former, than Robotech all the way. Atmospheric fighter planes in space is just all kinds of hawtness.
If the latter, then I'll go with Das Boot.
What's your favorite baseball flick?
so hoping Costner doesn't make the cut
You answer the previous poster's question and then come up with a question of your own. Anything goes, pretty much. I expect we'll take less flack if we stay away from films featuring Ron Jeremy.
Show me use Hunt for Red October and Count of Monte Cristo the 2002 Jim Cavieziel one.
Hunt for Red October -> (Alec Baldwin) --> The Getaway (remake) --> (Kim Bassinger) --> L.A. Confidential --> (Guy Pierce) --> Count of Monte Cristo (2002).
Exactly like this:
Kirth Gersen wrote:
However there is no real limit on the number of jumps, due to the difficulty once the spread surpasses about three decades or more. And it gets even better when excluding actors/actresses.