Ivan discovered the site just this past Oscar season. His passion for film started with Pulp Fiction (indeed, a touchstone for many). He writes
I saw it when I was 14. It was playing at the dollar theatre and I was chaperoning while my older sister was on a date. From the opening scene I was riveted. I had never heard dialogue like that. I had never seen something so fucking cool. So it gets to the adrenaline shot scene and the film breaks! I sat there in the theatre for twenty minutes without saying a word, until it finally came back on.Talk about an inopportune time for film breakage. The first time I saw Kill Bill the film didn't break but they started it 20 minutes early --yes, I was already there. I'm a nerd-- so when the bulk of the crowd showed it was already in progress. They had to stop the film (during the Black Mamba / Copperhead fight) and start again. I didn't mind seeing the beginning twice. Ivan also loves Amores Perros, Being John Malkovich, Requiem for a Dream, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Cengiz shares one of my chief obsessions. When asked what his favorite movie is, he just quotes its own words
a magnificent, opulent, tremendous, stupendous, gargantuan, bedazzlement, a sensual ravishment...That'd be Moulin Rouge! And yes I will get back to the Moulin Rouge! recap/retro ... it's just that damn time is money thing. But I've been feeling the guilt so it's coming.
Glenn (aka Kamikaze Camel... it's like a Peter Parker/Spider-Man thing?) has been a faithful reader for years and his blog Stale Popcorn is also a must-visit. Really funny, personal, and film focused. Glenn wants to know what I think of All That Jazz (which I'll get to soon) but like many movie lovers he's possessive of his favorites. He jokingly warns
If you say Kramer vs Kramer (aka Boring vs Pedestrian) was better and deserved the Oscar I'm going to seriously reconsider that donationEep! I haven't seen either in years. We'll see. I have been jonesing for a 70s fix though...
Questions for Comments
- Is Kramer Vs. Kramer better than All That Jazz?
- Have you ever been in a theater when the film broke?