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C’est Moi in 10 Movie Facts

Having recently read M. Carter @ the Movies blog post of the same name, I was inspired to do the same. So here they are in no particular order:

1. I’ve long enjoyed Indiana Jones movies, and despite being a real-life archaeologist, I more closely identify with Steve Zissou.

2. If 3D movies really are the future of cinema, I can identify with the proponents of silent film who saw talkies as a gimmick.

3. The 1920s is the decade of the 20th century which I’d most like to attend a film premier. And what would be my first choice? Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie (1922).

4. Ever since my very first rock collection, i’ve always have been actively involved in collecting something. Not surprisingly, movies are at the top of my current obsession.

5. My current silent film girlfriend is Louise Brooks.

6. I can’t seem to get enough movies about movies. Some of my favorites are Sunset Boulevard, Targets, The Player, and Shadow of a Vampire

7. Thanks to a lot of late night television watching as a child, I knew by the age of 8 that W.C. Fields was the funniest comedian in film – at least until I discovered Peter Sellers.

8. Despite it being a “holiday classic” I’ve always thought It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) had more in common with Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone.

9.  I think that the bouncing red ball in The Changeling (1980) is one of the most brilliant scenes in the horror genre – and one of the most frightening.

10.  As a child of the 1960s and a huge fan of science fiction film, I remain disappointed that I’ve yet to travel to the moon!

3 comments on “C’est Moi in 10 Movie Facts

  1. Frank Mengarelli

    Excellent, excellent facts. Of all of Anderson’s films, I feel that Life Aquatic is the best, and most heartfelt. I think it’s Murray’s finest performance.

    I’m also very thrilled that you enjoyed Targets as much as I did.

    Also – is your real name Klaus, or is it an inspired pen name after Dafoe?

  2. Klaus

    Life Aquatic is one of my favorite Anderson films as well, and I think Bill Murray’s funniest performance. But i also really like him in Lost in Translation.

    Klaus is a pen name i’ve used for a number of years. Although not originally chosen after Dafoe’s character – I’ve since thought it should have been :).

    As I occasionally publish articles in archaeological journals, I thought it best to keep my two worlds separate.

  3. Olive

    That’s true about number 2 fact actually. I’m not a big fan of 3D and see it as a “gimmick”, but as you say people felt the same way about “talkies” So who knows?

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