Film-Fragebogen

Alke asked me to fill out this one. Okay, here we go then:

1. Which film have you seen more than ten times?
I haven’t seen any film that often. I’ve watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Leon a lot, though.

2. Which film have you seen more than once in a cinema?
The Sixth Sense, once in Brasil and once in Germany.

3. Name an actor that would make it more likely for you to watch a movie
Kermit the Frog

4. Name an actor that would make it less likely for you to watch a movie
Keanu Reeves

5. A film you regularly quote from
Withnail & I: “You should never mix your drinks”

6. A film-musical where you know the lyrics to all the songs
No way.

7. Music from a film that you have sung along to
Zoltan Spirandelli, Der Hahn ist tot

8. A film that everyone should have seen
The Straight Story is a beautiful film. But I have also recommended Das Leben der anderen to everyone who wanted to listen (and a few who didn’t).

9. A film that you own
According to the movie industry, I cannot own any of their films, just pay for them. As a consequence, I don’t own a DVD or VHS player. So the only valid answer to this one is probably Steal this movie

10. Name an actor who did not start his or her career in film and surprised you with his acting?
Somehow I have a feeling the interviewer is fishing for Patrick Stewart here. But I’ll say Humphrey Bogart. Although I really don’t know enough about actors’ past lives to answer this.

11. Have you ever seen a film at a drive-in?
We don’t have those here.

12. Ever made out in a cinema?
Yes.

13. A film that you’ve always wanted to see, but never gotten around to?
Many. Mongoland springs to mind.

14. Have you ever left the cinema because a film was terrible?
No. But I should have done it more often.

15. A film that made you cry
I’m a very emotional movie-goer, laughing out the loudest and crying first of all the viewers. Just to give you an idea, I cried in King Kong.

16. Popcorn?
Yuck.

17. How often do you go to the movies?
About once a month, but that depends on the schedules of my friends, since I don’t watch movies alone. I’d go more often if they did. I catch as much as I can of the film festivals in Oslo.

18. What is the last film you watched in a cinema?
It’s actually been a while. Rocky Balboa. And yes, I cried in that one, too.

19. Favourite Genre?
Despite the answer to the last question, I like intelligent movies like Memento.

20. What was the first movie you saw in a cinema?
The Jungle Book. What percentage of my own and later generationn have started with a Disney film, I wonder?

21. What film would you rather not have seen?
The Proposition was a monumental waste of time.

22. What was the strangest film that you liked?
Me and You and Everyone We Know. I got free tickets for this, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have watched it, and I would have missed out on a great film.

23. What was the most frightening film you have ever watched?
I watched Alien late at night when I was 13 or 14 years old, and that was pretty scary. Not scared enough though, we watched it back-to-back with part two which turned out to be lame and not frightening at all.

24. What was the funniest film you’ve ever seen?
That’s hard to quantify. More recently, I laughed a lot in Over the Hedge.

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One thought on “Film-Fragebogen

  1. Hey Enno, Grant here from Funcom.

    Agree wholeheartedly on the quotability of Withnail and I but I passionately disagree about The Proposition. While enjoy isn’t perhaps the right word I was entranced by it’s baroque beauty.

    As an Australian I think the film quite adequately explains how people transplanted to an alien land, and without restraints to regard the land and it’s inhabitants as fodder for exploitation. To them Australia was a possession – taken with force and therefore their’s by right to do with as they saw fit. A sense of superiority as conquerors and as a supposed offshoot of civilisation was the prevalent mindset. Only now are we beginning to rid ourselves of this mentality though it’s proving hard to shake.

    As a child growing up in Australia my family travelled extensively. My imagination was often stirred by the placenames and the evocative locations – places such as Thunderbolt’s Way and Kelly Country. Names that recalled the bushrangers and outlaws who roamed these parts and I remember the stories, barely spoken about but often barely beyond living memory, of the atrocities commited against the indigenous and captive settlers alike. The It’s easy as a child when gazing across a parched plain or standing in the presence ancient of silent forests and ancient escarpments that there are ghosts – ghosts with terrible stories to tell. Australia has a harsh and brutal history and while a work of fiction I’m glad this film was made.

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