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Brenda's Cineholic Application

Name: Brenda
Age: 25 *sob*

Top Ten Movies:
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) [J.R.R. Tolkien | Peter Jackson]
2. Matrix (1999) [Bullet Time Technology]
3. Chocolat (2000) [Chocolates! I have a rather personal and extensive relationship with chocolates ;D]
4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) [Stephen King]
5. Remember the Titans (2000) [Racism]
6. Pulp Fiction (1994) [Ezekiel 25:17]
7. Dazed and Confused (1993) [No conflicts]
8. Moulin Rouge (2001) [Costume galore]
9. Edward Scissorhands (1990) [Modern fairy tale]
10. Dead Poet's Society (1989) [Carpe Diem]

Optional Recommendations: (Current theatrical releases only)
1. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) [Tim Burton + Johnny Depp]
2. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) [Cate Blanchett]


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 25th, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
Hi! :)

I've seen 8/10 on your list, and quite enjoyed all of them. Dazed and Confused has been a favorite of mine since it came out, so I guess that I'll ask about that one! What about the movie makes it stand out to you as a great film? If you were trying to convince someone to watch it, what elements would you focus on?
Jan. 25th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
I have actually seen every movie on your list! That's kind of awesome.

A lot of your movies deal with communication and conflicts between groups of people-- classism, racism, prejudice against the intellectual elite AND convicts in the same movie, generation gaps, etc. They're almost mostly movies with a very strong moral, lesson, or commentary on society at large.

Many of them are also movies that are considered modern classics-- movies of the past 20 years that have already been granted their places among the greats.

Can you pick one of these movies and talk about why it resonates with you & what about it you feel makes it a classic?

I'd also like to know if you have any movies you enjoy from pre-1980, and if not, if there's a reason you don't find older movies as appealing, or if you just haven't seen a lot of them (yet).
Jan. 25th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
Some of these films are ones I really enjoy! I'm interested in knowing, based on the fact that you picked out a lot of big-box Hollywood films, what was the last indie/small budget film that you watched and enjoyed?
Jan. 25th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
Dead Poets Society has always been a troublesome movie for me, and not just because of the ending. Most of the other people I've talked to have similar problems with it. Could you discuss it a little?
Jan. 25th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
Hello there.
The questions on my mind have already been asked, so I'm going to wait before either voting or asking one of my own.

How are you doing currently?
Jan. 26th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
Hey there! I have also seen a lot of the movies on your list.

My question is: what are your little notes on the side all about? Some of them are authors/directors, and one is a bible verse (i think?) so I'm kind of curious now!
Jan. 27th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
Next to The Shawshank Redemption (and all the films actually) you made a note that seems like it is a partial reason why you enjoy the film. This one is quite un-Stephen King-like, giving his overall body of work, and I was curious if you liked his more horror/thriller style works as well. And if so, what makes you favour this one over the stuff he is most famous for.
Feb. 7th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
Hey, Brenda-- in the interest of not keeping people out of the community, I'll leave your application open until you have time to answer the questions people asked you. Let me know if you're no longer interested or if you are having any problems.
Feb. 7th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
Oh hey, thanks for the reminder. Can I get around answering this weekend?
Feb. 7th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! We're still small, so I don't want to reject someone just because of bad timing!
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