I have just included the Movie Tag Questions on my website because I love writing these themed posts. I found the questions for this tag on the blog thebookishunderdog and decided to take part in the challenge because I am a cinephile like my grandfather, I grew up watching movies and I always enjoy writing about movies and reviewing them online.
1. How often do you watch a movie ?
When I was a teenager I used to try to watch one movie a day; over time my work schedule has increased but I generally watch between four and five movies a week. This number also varies depending on the TV series I am following.
2. What movie genre are you particularly fond of ?
I enjoy different movie genres; I don’t have a favorite. I particularly love “cinéma d’auteur” but I generally find myself watching movies across many different genres, whether a film is horror, comedy, drama, or thriller. I usually enjoy the kind of movies that critics appreciate as well.
3. What was the last movie you watched and liked ?
I watched 2 or 3 Things I Know About (1967) Her by Jean-Luc Godard a couple of nights ago and found it incredibly interesting. It’s a movie that really makes you think and it also deals with the Vietnam War and other issues that are still relevant to this day. I also watched House of Flying Daggers (2005) which was very successful when it came out and I think it is one of the best Asian movies ever made.
4. What was the last movie you watched and hated?
The horror movie Pin (1988). I didn’t hate it but found it a bit confusing and too slow at times.
5. What is your fave movie of all time?
It is often hard to choose just one favorite movie, but it will have to be Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961).
I have a deep admiration for Audrey Hepburn and have recently written an article about her.
6. Your fave guilty pleasure movie ?
I have quite a few guilty pleasure movies but my favorite one is Heathers (1988). I have already mentioned it in my article about West End musicals (Heathers The Musical, based on the eponymous film, was staged in London in 2018). It’s a great black comedy; it’s very funny but there are also a lot of dark moments in it! Plus, Winona Ryder is amazing in this movie.
7. What movie have you watched a million times already ?
I tend to rewatch the movies I fall in love with; Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992) are probably the ones I watched the most. I know the most iconic lines by heart.
8. Are you the type who watches a movie on its first day of showing?
It doesn’t happen much often, even when they are released on streaming services. Probably because I always have a ready-made list of movies to watch that take precedence over new releases. I remember watching The Twilight Saga – New Moon (2009) the day it came out in theaters in Italy; we all went to the movies together for my friend’s birthday and the multiplex had sold so many tickets that some were identical so we watched the movie sitting on the steps of the cinema hall. I still have fond memories of it, but it’s sort of sad that movie theaters don’t fill up as much as they did back then. As for new releases, I think I will watch the sixth season of Black Mirror the day it arrives on Netflix (June 15) because I really enjoyed the previous seasons.
9. Do you use Fandango or prebook movie tickets?
I don’t know what Fandango is, I only know it as an Italian film production company. I used to book tickets quite often to see a movie (multiplexes were very crowded when I was in high school), but now I book tickets earlier only if I am attending screenings during a film festival.
10. Movie House, Blu-Ray or download ?
I don’t know Movie House. Do you mean Movie House Cinemas? I don’t live in London (I lived there for a while in the past) so I don’t get to visit UK movie theaters these days. I buy Blu-Ray discs of the movies that appeal to me most (including anniversary editions of my favorite ones) and watch many movies on the different streaming platforms. I do not download movies.
11. How often do you go to the cinema to watch a movie ?
Right now about three times a year. Until before the pandemic I used to go a little more often but I hope to go at least five times a year in the future. I just found out that the Odeon Cinema in Milan is going to close its doors and it made me sad because I used to go there a lot during my high school years. Movie theaters usually provide you with a better viewing experience than home video.
12. What are the movies that made you cry ?
There are a few. Definitely Misunderstood (1966) by Luigi Comencini. I saw it several times with my maternal grandfather as a child and the ending always made me cry. I saw Marley & Me (2008) at the movies with a friend and we both cried, I know that it was very moving for a lot of people. Up (2009) and Coco (2017) are two animated films that I loved and found incredibly moving as well. I can’t forget to include Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo+Juliet (1996); I received a DVD copy for my birthday as a gift and found the film sad and beautiful at the same time. Also, please consider this a Leonardo DiCaprio Appreciation Moment (’90s DiCaprio, in this case):READ MORE
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