Favorite movie of all time?
It's a Wonderful Life. At a young age, I knew that it was the first film that I'd ever watched that caused me to feel different emotions and think about them after the movie. While most children's programming at that time offered only one main emotional note, I accidentally caught It's a Wonderful Life on the public broadcasting channel and it changed my life. That moment of awareness when you first realize how much of a powerful and positive impact a film can have on someone is something that can never be replicated.
What movie or TV show reminds you of childhood?
The Black Stallion. Growing up, going to the movie theater was a present that was always given on birthdays. Father-and-son bonding time at the movies, while Mother was at home baking a cake, was the tradition. The Black Stallion was the first film to teach me how the use of audio, and sometimes the lack of language (non-verbal dialogue), can be used to communicate a story. It's a good movie for people that may have problems communicating with each other to bond over.
What's your go-to genre for movie night?
I prefer genre-bending films. Thrillers that blur the line and dip into other genres are always good for movie night.
What movie or TV show could you watch endlessly and never get tired of?
The Twilight Zone original TV series.
Favorite movie quote?
Favorite director and your favorite film of theirs?
Favorite comedy scene that made you LOL?
Laurel and Hardy's The Music Box, made in 1932. When Laurel gets ran over by the piano on the stairs but is completely fine the next moment is something that always makes me laugh. Those two are great and so are the physical jokes of Buster Keaton.
Best action scene that got your adrenaline pumping?
One year, I spent an entire summer at my grandparents' house. Most of that time was spent indoors watching kung fu films on their cable network. I have to say that, out of all of the films I saw, the final sequence of Enter the Dragon got me so pumped up that I had to immediately go out and punch a mirror.
Scariest horror scene that gave you nightmares?
Not a horror movie, but the Star Wars: A New Hope trash compactor scene scared me from taking bubble baths for a while. I had visions that some monster was going to pull me down the drain. This fear was only magnified when Freddy Krueger pulled if off in Nightmare on Elm Street.
If you were stuck on a desert island, which five movies would you want to keep you entertained?
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