Miscellany: January 2006 Archives
Okay, okay, the darned scribosphere meme thingy has tagged me twice now, which means I’m screwed. I have to answer. Hmph.
ONE (1) earliest film-related memory:
I had just turned 6. I remember my father sitting at the dining room table, pointing excitedly at an ad in the newspaper. I don’t specifically recall him mentioning the words “Star Wars”, but I definitely remember him saying, “This guy…see this guy in the black helmet? He’s the bad guy. His name is Darth Vader.”
I think the moment was so impressive because my father was uncharacteristically enthusiastic about something…something we could both be excited about. So I was. I got excited over nothing more than the image and name of Darth Vader.
Oddly, my 4 year-old son is obsessed with Darth Vader, despite the fact that just like me in 1977, he has yet to see any of the Star Wars movies.
The dark side runs strong in my family.
TWO (2) favorite lines from movies:
“Just lie here, Pop. I’ll take care of you now. I’m with you now. I’m with you.” - Michael Corleone, The Godfather (Mario Puzo & Francis Ford Coppola)
“We all got it comin’, kid.” - William Munny, Unforgiven (David Webb Peoples)
THREE (3) jobs you’d do if you could not work in the “biz”:
FOUR (4) jobs you actually have held outside the industry:
Short order cook
Convenience store clerk
THREE (3) book authors you like:
Edgar Allan Poe
TWO (2) movies you’d like to remake or properties you’d like to adapt:
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
ONE (1) screenwriter you think is underrated: