Emerged from a weekend of weird sore throat coldy thing to discover I've been tagged by Nayf with a film meme thing. Since it's the blog equivalent of those annoying chain emails I tend not to pass on on principal, I'm not tagging anyone. But here are my answers, if you're interested.
1. The total number of DVDs, videos, and films I own.
That would be none. Unless you count the ever expanding pile of things I've videod off the telly and not got round to watching yet.
2. The last film I bought.
See above. Oh, I did buy a Wallace and Grommet DVD for my dad last Christmas.
3. The last film I watched.
Spent Sunday afternoon on the settee watching How to make an American Quilt, which is cheesy and weepy and too annoying to watch unless you're ill and have no brain power. The last film I saw at the cinema was Star Wars Episode 3, which was dreadful. Partly because I'd sort of decided against it before it started, but I can't help thinking if it wasn't part of the STAR WARS franchise, it would be panned.
4. My favourite five films of all time, ever.
Hmm, tricky. Off the top of my head:
Delicatessen - crazy Frenchness, canibalistic butchers, underground vegetarians, weird sickly yellows and reds.
Garden State - written and directed by the guy from Scrubs (Zach Braff). Saw this a few weeks ago on DVD. I wished I'd seen it on the big screen, there are so many wide angle shots and big open spaces that don't work so well on a postage stamp sized tv. Quiet, melancholic, but hopeful. Plus any film that soundtracks a climactic moment with Simon and Garfunkel has to be good.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - crazy Spanishness with gazpacho soup.
Lost in Translation - beautiful wonderings round Tokyo.
Amelie - similar to Delicatessen in style and quirkiness. Pure escapism with a warm fuzzy glow.
5. Tag three people and have them blog this.