Another "meme" (gawd, I loathe that term) quizzy mcquizzington. This one found on Filmbrain. I won't tag anyone this time, but it'd be cool to read your answers if you want to park them in my comments section or on your own online byline.
1. Total number of films I own on DVD and video
Around 100 total. I'm trying to be discerning in my DVD acquisitions, so only 35 so far.
2. Last film I bought
Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic. When I walked out of the theater, I figured I'd never bother to see it again. Two days later I was craving scenes from it. Like Bill Murray dancing in his wetsuit or Willem Dafoe saying, "Are you fighting?"
3. Last film I watched
Me You and Everyone We Know by Miranda July. Quirky is as quirky does, which is pretty well when it comes to the awards circuit. I dug it, but I celebrate weird. The girl's got writing and directing chops, no doubt.
4. Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me (in no particular order)
Bottle Rocket: In a magazine interview, Quentin Tarantino used the term "hang out movie" to describe a film that you rewatch again and again just because you want to hang out with the characters. This is definitely one of those movies for me. "On the run from Johnny Law. Ain't no trip to Cleveland."
Amelie: My role model. Plus, I wanted to get a foreign language film in the mix to seem more cosmopolitan. Probably should have picked Fellini.
Stuart Saves His Family: A friend of mine uses the movie Harold and Maude to determine if a suitor is worthy. If the guy gets it, he's in. I've never put a guy to the Stuart test, but I've always thought if I met someone who was a big fan of this film, he would probably be a keeper. Funniest 12-step film ever. "I wouldn't normally say this, but can you get to a pound cake?"
Dogville: This definitely isn't a film I watch a lot, but it does mean a lot to me. It's fascinating, horrifying and edifying. A friend's teacher told her class, "Everyone in America should see that film." I couldn't agree more.
Annie Hall: Always and forever, #1 in mi corazon.