The last project I worked on was called Untitled Film Reenactment Pilot. Of course the name was ridiculous, but this is what shows are called until someone can come up with a witty (or lame) title. I was going to call this new and exciting entertainment feature – Back To One – which is what we say on set when we have to do another take. One being your start mark. I wasn’t sure if it was too “insidery”. If anyone has any better ideas please feel free to leave them in the comments.
Just to get this party started – what are your top five favorite movies? Can be just a list if you want.
Mine in no particular order –
Raising Arizona – this early Coen brothers movie is a work of art for me – like a modern day Rime of the Ancient Mariner. It is sheer poetry from start to finish and I will never be convinced otherwise.
Lawrence of Arabia – I need to be around trees and would rather go hiking in the woods than hang out on a beach but for some reason I looove this movie about sand and it’s relationship with a dude named T. E. Lawrence.
The Hunt for Red October – It’s a masterclass in building suspense from the very beginning of the film to it’s really bad CGI final scene and I will watch this movie about Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin’s threesome with a submarine anytime it comes on.
Master and Commander/Far Side of the World – the anti-Pirates of the Caribbean. Tall ships, cannons and a Russell Crowe/Paul Bettany bromance for the ages – what’s not to love? Based on the great books by Patrick O’Brien.
Star Wars – I still remember the first time I saw this movie when I was nine years old at the Tara in Atlanta. The red velvet curtains, the twentieth century Fox fanfare, a galaxy far far away, Luke Skywalker staring out at the twin suns – no matter what the Star Wars universe has become – I will always have that moment in my life and I am grateful for it.
In the interest of changing things up – I thought I would add a little quiz at the end of each post about an actor I have worked with. These will involve either an actual interaction that I had with the actor or my personal opinion from working with them.
Which one of the following statements about Dakota Fanning might not be true-
A) Liked to eat peanut butter straight out of the jar with her fingers
B) As a child could probably have explained quantum physics to you better than a quantum physicist.
C) My father knows her grandfather
D) Was really well behaved and her mother was nice too
So, Deadsplinteratti – what films do you love? As always, thanks for your support of Deadsplinter and for stopping by.