1. Name a movie you have seen more than 10 times
Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel, certainly. Every Christmas again. And of course, even if it is not a film “Dinner for One”
2. Name a movie you’ve seen multiple times in the theatre
Memory research result: Lord of the Rings
3. Name an actor who would make you more inclined to see a movie
Denzel Washington, Jack Nickelson, Bully, Paul Newman, Jodie Foster, Robin Williams, Clive Owen, since Kill Bill: Uma Thurman
4. Name an actor who would make you less likely to see a movie
To many names coming to my mind; small selection: Nicolas Cage, Jessica Alba, Sandra Bullock, Steve Martins, most German TV actors
5. Name a movie you can and do quote from.
The Ring must be destroyed (If my memory is right, you cannot find this in the book)
6. Name a movie musical in which you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs
I can’t stand musicals. But the only film in which I probably now most of the lyrics for most of the songs is Walk the Line. But for the songs I know the lyrics for I also know the chords for… Does this count?
7. Name a movie you have been known to sing along with
”Walk the line”, Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel
8. Name a movie you would recommend everyone see
Everyone? Difficult. Ok, because it is really heard warming: Drei Haselnüsse for Aschenbrödel.
9. Name a movie you own
For the last time Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel and several films I own together with my sister like Sister Act
10. Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops
Uma Thurman, and what could I not stand this woman at the beginning…
11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in?
I have not even been in an open-air theatre…
12. Ever made out in a movie?
First love, first date, no place to go (parents), no privacy… Guess!
13. Name a movie you keep meaning to see but you just haven’t gotten around to yet
I have not been in the cinema since December last year. I still want and have to see Das Leben der Anderen and probably a lot of other films I missed too.
14. Ever walked out of a movie?
NO! I have paid for watching! Walking out is even worse than not finishing a meal in a restaurant. At least in a restaurant you can tell the cook that your meal was awful, disgusting or nauseating but in a cinema, whom would you tell? I continue watching most on the films on TV even if I do not like them. My problem is that I always want to know the end. One exception I can remember was Chicago. Hell, was this boring.
15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theatre
In einem Land vor unserer Zeit when the dinosaur mum died. That is sooo sad!
YES, but only fresh. Basically this means that the only cinema where I would eat sweet popcorn is the Woki in Bonn. Salted, when I am hungry, but it is better than I always thought before tasting it.
17. How often do you go to the movies
In good movie years, I would say around 10 to 15 times. This year is going to be a bad one, at least it seems so… No movie since January
18. What’s the last movie you saw in the theatre?
Children of Men. In Cape Town, South Africa. One and only film I saw there, I enjoyed it very much.
19. What’s your favourite/preferred genre of movie?
Action, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Animated films, small production films advertised by critical newspapers (Le petit bulletin), Drama and horror only when I am in the mood, films with favourite actors…
20. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theatre?
I am not sure. I remember a Russian film (Hase und Wolf) we watched at school when I was ? years old. Does this count?
21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?
X-Men III. I only went to see it because I saw the two others and because I am a sequel freak. But that one was bad, really bad. The thin but still recognisable thread leading through the first and second part was completely cut, the special effects were awful and ahhhhhhhh just forget about it.
22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
Adams Äpfel – Adam’s apples. What a nice weird film seen at the Fantasy Film festival in Berlin last year. The story tells basically the classical fight of the forces of evil against the power of Go(o)d. Only that the evil is the normal while Go(o)d is completely crazy. Best film of black humour and political incorrectness in a very long time.
23. What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?
Scary like being afraid afterward? Well, then it was I know what you did last summer. After the film, I checked the car boot for at least two weeks every time before taking the car. But I also looked for several weeks under my bed after reading The red death from Poe (for my excuse: I was 14 or something like this)
24. What is the funniest film you have ever seen?
Funny like laughing every time I see it? Like hilarious? I guess that it would be animated films like Chicken Run or Shrek (one of the very few films where the sequel is at least as good as the first one, I am waiting for the three)
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