~~ "It's All Life, until it's Over" ~~
Kilgore Trout

~~ " In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?”" ~~
Saint Augustine

~~ “Nobody would do anything if they knew what they were in for.” ~~
"Amarante", in "Milagro Beanfield War"

~~ "May you Walk with Beauty All Around You" ~~
Navajo Blessing

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Movie Questions: Sunday Stealing.

Hi! I'm your host Bev Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud)  Cheers to all of us thieves!

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The Movie Questions

What was you first movie-going experience without your parents?
We would earn a quarter, each, for doing various chores during the week, and then my bro and I would go to the Saturday matinee to watch the latest "Oater", a word that I learned late in life from the cross word puzzles.

Do you still buy DVDs or Blu Rays (or do you just stream them)?
I do all three.  And, because there are some movies that can't be gotten anywhere, though I have them on aging VCR tapes, I still watch tapes.  Milagro Beanfield War, my favorite movie, isn't on any of the other things.

What is your guilty pleasure movie? What about it works for you?
Do you mean like a kid's movie that you shouldn't be caught dead in a million years watching?  That would be "How to Train Your Dragon", or "Avatar", with "Brave" being a very close third.  I love animation, but only the Pixar stuff, not the strange stuff.  

You have compiled a list of your top 10 movies. Which movies do you like, but would not make the list?
I love movies as much or sometimes more than I love books.  It's an art form.  The list is longer than my arm, the ones that wouldn't be included in the top ten.  I'll do maybe three for you..  "True Grit", "Fargo" and "Nightmare Before Christmas". 

Which movie(s) do you compulsively watch over and over again? What makes it so great?
There are two, actually,  Passion Fish, and Cold Comfort Farm.  They are both just wacky enough and sweet enough, and have great stories and acting,  to watch over and over.. I mean once a year of so.. the actor who plays Gandolf is in Cold Comfort Farm.

Classic(s) you’re embarrassed to admit you haven’t seen yet?
You all know by now that I have never seen "Gone With the Wind, but I'm not embarrassed in anyway to have not.  I'm an American.  I don't have to conform, even to "cultural norms". Lol

Do you have any movie posters hanging on your wall? If yes, which ones and why?

Tell us about a movie that you are passionate about.
I save being "Passionate" for real life.  This is just a statement and not in anyway a judgement of others.  I just don't HAVE any passion for fiction, other than to snivel and cry when someone dies in it.

What is a movie you vow to never watch? Why?
Anything with a chain saw in it.  The "Why" of this must be self evident.

Tell us about a movie that literally left you speechless.
This has never happened.

What’s a movie that you always recommend?
That would be, "Moon Over Parador".  It's screamingly funny, especially the Gangster played by Raul Julia.

Who is an actor you always watch, no matter how crappy the movie?
Meryl Streep.

Who is an actor you don’t get the appeal for? Why don’t you like them?

Who is an actor, living or dead, you’d love to meet? Why do they intrigue you? 
Meryl Streep or Helen Mirren.  It's not a matter of intrigue, it's because of the amazing variety of their roles and talent.

Sexiest actor/actress you’ve seen. (Picture requested!)
This 'lil Gal is a HOTTIE! Catherine Zeta-Jones.  

You are casting a movie, pick four or five actors you’d hire to be in it and why we’d love them together.   
This question is so obviously above my pay grade.  I'll pass.  I don't know the new "kids" and the old ones are practically geriatric, like me.  If you want a bunch of actors who work well together in a movie, check out the whole series of Oceans.  Well, maybe not that prequel. 

Which are your favorite actor pairings of all time?
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.  Buhahahaha!  

Have you ever watched movies from a decade that was before you were born? If so, which decade is your favorite?  
You are talking about backward into the 1930's and 20's m' Lass, and there's not a lot back there.  Tom Mix?  Movies made before the 1940's were silly.  Except, that is, for the westerns which were both silly and fun.  I guess I liked the westerns best. After all I was a horse crazy little kid back then who lived on a farm. 

If you were to be in a movie would you rather play the hero, villain or anti-hero? Why?.
Not being sure what an Anti-Hero is without looking it up, I'll go with villain.  and the reason is that villains are oft times the real heroes. And now that I've looked up Anti-hero, I'll go with that instead.  The reason is that they are the most interesting thing to play.  And, I'm basically an anti-social scofflaw in real life.


  1. Meryl Streep is a great choice. I haven't heard of the Cold Farm movie, I will have to look that one up.

    1. It's a fun movie set in, shall I say, rural Sussex. Lol...

  2. What a great bunch of answers. I never heard of anyone whose favorite was Milagro Beanfield War! I can barely remember that movie at all.

    1. Thanks Bev. I'm always happy when the week ends and my two favorite little MEME's roll up. About "Milagro Beanfield War" You know how political I am.. This movie struck a cord with me because so many of my family were from that region, i.e. Four Corners. And that's the Spanish/French/Native American side. They have been there for centuries, and I know the struggle. And I love the director.

  3. Hi Zippi! I am not into the horror movies either. Loved your answers! Have a nice day!


    1. Thanks Lori! The way I see it, Life is horrible enough without going to see a fantasy about the really bad stuff!

      Thanks for the good wishes... I hope you do too.

  4. Whoa...the Milagro Beanfield War...I saw that once 30-some years ago. To me it is like Schindler's List and some others. It's very good, it's important, I'm glad I saw it, but I'll probably never sit down to watch it again. So heavy.

    1. Hi Stacy. It's a little heavy but very funny. Well, maybe some of the jokes are insider ones and someone not from four corners would get them.. but most importantly, No one dies! lol
      Hope you have a great week doing some good work as you do, everyday you work you are helping to make the world a better place for many people. Just remember that when you have to talk a resident into not going on rambles. Love ya!


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