Saturday, September 16, 2006

Latest Friday Five (15 Sept 2006)

  1. What's your favorite line from a movie, and why?It has to be that line from You’ve Got Mail - “The odd thing about this form of communication is that you're more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many…somethings.” Small comfort for a guy living in the Middle East. For encouragement, this exchange from "The Fellowship of the Ring - Frodo: "I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened." Gandalf replies: "So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought." Perennial favorite: the entire script of “Godfather the Movie.”
  2. Who's your favorite villain from a movie, and why? It would have to be the serial killer from “Se7en” played by Kevin Spacey. The kind of bad guy you would really love to hate. Cool, calculating, and absolutely unredeemable. Runners-up: Cypher (for weaseliness) from “The Matrix,” Emperor Palpatine (for kick-ass evil) from the Star Wars movies.
  3. Name one movie everyone else loves that you hate. I don’t know if there is a movie “everyone loves” that I don’t like. I’m pretty much forgiving when it comes to movies. TV shows, maybe. Mostly those telenovelas, whether Filipino, Korean, Chinese, or Mexican. Take your pick.
  4. Name one movie everyone else hates that you love. Even a tougher question. As I’m an omnivore when it comes to movies, this can range from “Transformers the Movie” to art films. Depends on the crowd.
  5. What's your favorite Pixar film, and why? “Toy Story.” Tom Hanks. Tim Allen. No contest.

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