Blank Frank Black (vdkapenguin) wrote in hollywoodrebel,
Blank Frank Black
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You guys obviously have good taste in films, so I'm going to have to bug you with my

My friends and I have started a tradition of doing our own "film festival" every summer when everyone picks six or so movies and we spend hours in front of a TV for a couple weeks. This year instead of showing my own favorite movies I am going to showcase the favorites of six random strangers. I will post this survey in multiple places and collect answers and then randomly choose six of them; I don't have to love your movie to end up showing it, I just have to think it at least qualifies as quality filmmaking in some sense. Please fill out these questions and either email them to me (orange_wedge33@lycos.com) or leave them in a comment. Thank you.

1. What is your favorite movie? (Please pick only one.)

2. Please list three good reasons why this film stands above all the others you've seen, or just explain why in a paragraph.

3. Does this film have a personal meaning to you? How does it affect you emotionally?

4. What is your favorite scene? Favorite character? What do you think is the one trait about the plot development/directing style, etc. of this movie that makes it unique?

5. What do you love most about movies?

6. What is your favorite genre of film?

7. Who are some of your favorite filmmakers and actors?

8. Would you like me to notify you if your movie is selected for the Phag Film Festival and let you know what the "audience" thought?

9. Is there a picture of you (or a picture you would like to represent you) on the internet which I could print in the program along with your answers? Link?

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1. What is your favorite movie? (Please pick only one.)

Guys and Dolls (1958, I think)

2. Please list three good reasons why this film stands above all the others you've seen, or just explain why in a paragraph.

- It has Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra in it. Sinatra's singing is amazing, and Marlon Brando doesn't do so bad himself (considering he's no singer). You just can't get better than them. (Well - if Cary Grant... but that's going off topic.)
- It's the first movie that made me really feel like maybe men didn't hold women in such a low regard after all.
- It's got some overall message to it that means something, doesn't it? Like good over evil in everyday life, or Respecting people's way of life even if it doesn't seem like your own, or deciding not to change someone just becuase that's the way you want them.

3. Does this film have a personal meaning to you? How does it affect you emotionally?

See #2. Really, the actor's and actress's performances in this movie, the title 'Guys and Dolls' says everything. There are some things men are willing to do for the women they love, willing to change for the people they care about, and willing to give up one good thing for something better. I think thats important - anyway, its a fun movie too.

4. What is your favorite scene? Favorite character? What do you think is the one trait about the plot development/directing style, etc. of this movie that makes it unique?

Scene: Maybe just after they sing "A Woman in Love." I love that Marlon Brando uses that hand motion - it signifies that he really means something and they just did that scene really well.
Character: Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit - of course.
Unique: Well unique to movies of the day, or unique to today? It borders on risque for the time where if it went too far with gambling, the night-club that Adelaide works at or into Sky Masterson's past personal life people would back away. Yet, it's just enough for people to still watch it and realize there's something there to it that's not like most movies. It's just a personal preference, really.

5. What do you love most about movies?

Anything that reaches out to me. It's all different. I love when writers get their characters into really tough situations and their characters are able to rise above it all with some sort of class. It's what makes Marlon Brando's ON THE WATERFRONT so amazing, etc.

6. What is your favorite genre of film?

ek. I don't know about Genre, but I love classics. Anything black and white, anything with Cary Grant, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Rex Harrison... I'm not sure. I like everything except for gorey horror pictures.

7. Who are some of your favorite filmmakers and actors?

I've mentioned so many of them so far as far as actors go. Filmmakers, though? Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Frank Capra, Elia Kazan (i think thats the spelling), Cukor etc.

8. Would you like me to notify you if your movie is selected for the Phag Film Festival and let you know what the "audience" thought?

Sure - why not.

9. Is there a picture of you (or a picture you would like to represent you) on the internet which I could print in the program along with your answers? Link?

Uh... I don't think so, sorry.