Yippie-yeah, it's blogathon time again!
The guru of movie blogathons, Nostra, continues his tradition of amazingly entertaining web events and get's ready to win the first place in the Lammies next year.
The movie confessions blogathon in his own words: This time it's about you confessing your "movie sins", time to speak about the things you might have kept secret for years.
There is a whole bunch of cool questions again, and I shall be answering them for your pleasure now.
Which classic movie don't you like/can't enjoy and why?
Easy question: Gone With the Wind all over. I loathe this movie. And it's not like I didn't try - I really wanted and expected to love it. But the story was boring and long drawn, I hated each and every one of the characters (especially Scarlett) and didn't understand much of the conflict. Call me stupid, but this is my honest opinion.
Which ten classic movies haven't you seen yet?
Haha... ha... TEN? What about ten thousand? But okay, I'll stick to the ones I really feel like I should see very soon (chronological order):
L'Age D'Or (1930)
King Kong (1933)
The Apu Trilogy (50s?)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
The 400 Blows (1959)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Have you ever sneaked into another movie at the cinema?
I admit to wanting to, but I kind of never had the guts to do it. Surprising, considering the fact that 1) I'm a poor teenager and 2) I love going to the cinema. Yeah, it's my moral values and all that. I'm too good for the world.
Which actor/actress do you think is overrated?
Not as easy as it sounds... there are many bad actresses, but I don't feel many of them are overrated by intelligent people. But if I absolutely have to choose one, I must say I've never fully understood the buzz around Gwyneth Paltrow. She seems snobby. But she is an okay actress.
From which big director have you never seen any movie (and why)?
Godard. And I only saw one Truffaut film. You want a reason? Well, there is no reason. I just haven't seen one of his films yet.
Which movie do you love, but is generally hated?
Time to get out the big sticky Bollywood blockbusters, is it? And to make it especially awful, I'm going to choose one of the most hated and at the same time most loved films in the world: Karan Johar's family drama epic Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. It is boring, manipulating, hypocritical and sugary, but I love it. Guess I've told you this often enough, but this film brought Bollywood to Germany, and to my life, and that's why I will forever hold it dear.
Have you ever been "one of those annoying people" at the cinema?
Definitely. Especially when with friends you don't always realize that you're noisy - but actually most of the time I'm rather quiet, it's just when the cinema is almost empty...
Did you ever watch a movie, which you knew in advance would be bad, just because of a specific actor/actress was in it? Which one and why?
Many, many, many Shahrukh Khan films. Choose between Koyla, Karan Arjun, English Babu Desi Mem, Dushman Duniya Ka etcetera etcetera. I watched them because I wanted to watch every single Shahrukh Khan film - and I almost succeeded. Just right now I'm not really that much into him anymore, so I'm waiting for my passion to revive. Believe me, he is a great actor, he just doesn't always choose the greatest movies.
Did you ever not watch a specific movie because it had subtitles?
No, never ever. I have not watched movies because they didn't have an original audio track besides the German dubbed version, that's how snobby I am. But I'm glad I speak/ understand Hindi decently, as the subtitles can be really frustrating at times. Just check out this amazing tumblr site: Paagal Subtitle.
Are there any movies in your collection that you have had for more than five years and never watched?
Nope. But I have a lot of DVDs that I've only seen once... but I watch most of them at least 2-3 months after I bought them.
Do you have any confessions about your movie watching setup at home?
Not really a confession... but until lately, I had a TV that was as small as my laptop screen and it was terrible. Having a flat screen is real luxury. I "confess" though that I sometimes watch movies on my laptop, but it's okay when you're near enough.
Any other confessions you want to make?
I kind of sometimes like High School Musical and Hannah Montana.
But I think my faithful readers know this already.