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Thursday, January 12, 2006


FunJoel has sent forth unto the Scribosphere this here meme (which I pronounce "meme"). Warren of Screenwriting Life sent it unto me. Now, I ontu you give it up I do...

ONE (1) earliest film-related memory:

TERROR! Terror and dread of Maleficent, the sorceress from "Sleeping Beauty" (1959). I ran out of the theater into the lobby. Was maybe 5 years old.

I think rabbit + crow may have begun with that trauma. See the pic? There she is...with a CROW! And what's that on her head? Horns? Or RABBIT EARS!

TWO (2) favorite lines from movies:

Always in flux, this. But a bit of dialog I've been digging just recently - running it over and over in my head in order to catch a little hit of self-induced melancholy - is from "Black Robe" (1991):

Algonquin Indian CHOMINA is dying in the snow, in a place he has seen in visions. He and his DAUGHTER exchange final words:

CHOMINA: I know this place. For many years. In my dreams. If only I knew it was the dream of death, then what a gift that would have been. I would have been brave. I would have been a great warrior.

CHOMINA'S DAUGHTER: You are a great warrior.

CHOMINA: No. I am as stupid and greedy as any white man.

And, of course, there's the final line from "Doctor Zhivago" (1965):

YEVGRAF: "Ah, then it's a gift."

THREE (3) jobs you'd do if you could not work in the "biz":

Raise tropical fish
Write books of proverbs
Jedi Knight (but a cool one, not like those pansy ones in the movies)

FOUR (4) jobs you actually have held outside the industry:

The word "held" might be a little too strong, but...

Night Desk Clerk
Pet Store Salesperson
Circus Refreshment Booth Worker
Tray-Carrier at Fancy Parties

THREE (3) book authors I like:

Joseph Campbell
David Sedaris
Hubert Selby, Jr.

TWO (2) movies you'd like to remake or properties you'd like to adapt:

"A Princess Of Mars" (what else?)
"Scaramouche" (what's the status on Terry Gilliam's remake? Dead and gone, I'm thinking)

ONE (1) screenwriter you think is underrated:

James Goldman

THREE (3) people I'm tagging to answer this meme next:

The Attackcat

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Um, thanks for playing, but did you just tag a dead prophet?

- By Blogger Warren, at Thu Jan 12, 05:26:00 PM GMT  


- By Blogger Neal Romanek, at Thu Jan 12, 07:00:00 PM GMT  

I have been tagged and I MEME-ed myself. Click Here for my answers :)

- By Anonymous Athena Stamos, at Fri Jan 13, 02:13:00 AM GMT  

Great question Warren! ;-) At least it wasn't Ezekial!

- By Blogger Fun Joel, at Fri Jan 13, 11:57:00 PM GMT  

Check out Athena's meme-ism. She and I had similar Disney trauma as children.

Disney movies are not for kids.

- By Blogger Neal Romanek, at Sat Jan 14, 04:32:00 PM GMT  

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