A little late getting it in, but here’s last Friday’s 5…
- In Citizen Kane, the main character’s last word before dying is “Rosebud,” which is discovered later to be the name of a favorite childhood sled. The idea is that this rich, powerful, hated man, in his last moment, finds himself thinking of happy, innocent times. If the film were about your life, what word might you utter in similar sentiment?
Deer Park. It was the small “zoo” in my hometown for the tourists of Pymatuning Lake. You could buy packs of crackers and most of the animals had some sort of slide or device you could deliver them on. I didn’t know Bears eat crackers.
- In Groundhog Day, the main character is forced to live the same day again and again until he has learned to love others and to love himself. If you found yourself in an endless loop, living one day repeatedly until you learned the lesson that was holding you back, what would that lesson be?
It would be a day in which I got stabbed in the back at the end of the day, until I finally figured out how to watch out for it.
- In Freaky Friday, a mother and daughter who have difficulty understanding each other find themselves each living the other’s life (occupying the other’s body and everything!). If this were to happen to you for similar reasons, whose body would you wake up in?
This is something that coule be applied to certain people that have wronged me in the past. In most instances, I have no idea why certain things happen, or where these people were coming from. It would be interesting to see their take unfiltered by the bullshit.
- In Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones has to jump into an underground room filmed with the one thing that freaks him out: snakes. “Why did it have to be snakes?” he asks. If the movie were about you, what would you see in the underground room?
Snakes would fit. Definitely snakes. I don’t know why. Just always spooked me. I’m better now, and they fascinate me, but that would still suck in bulk like that.
- In Sideways, the main character is asked to explain his love for wine made from a certain grape. As he describes the grape, we realizes he is also describing himself, saying that it must be carefully tended and that it is easily damaged. If the film were about you, what passion (hobby, food, collectible, or activity, for example) would you describe and how would you describe it so that you were also describing yourself? *
I would have to say performance. It’s unwieldy, can be bigger than life, throws problems for you to solve on the fly with anything from 20 to 200 people. Unpredictable, under scrutiny, and feels good when it’s pulled off.
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