To ease my way back, the dear and delightful Hamlette has tagged me to answer 11 questions about myself. We all know I love lists and talking about myself, so this was a 100% great proposition. Also, check out her list--cause my name is The Millie and I Approve this Message (every answer is ridiculously spot-on).
1. Is there a movie that has really yummy-looking food in it that you'd love to eat?
Probably, as in most definitely, too obvious a choice, but dang the pies in The Waitress are so delicious looking (I might also be projecting a bit of my unhealthy love for Ned the Pie-Maker from Pushing Daisies in here). I love how integral they are to the story, and to the waitress' character. The urge to create is powerfully inborn in each of us, and it is a varied in its outlets as people are varied. ALSO, PIE.
Side-note: I know Babette's Feast is supposed to be like the #1 sensory food film, but to be honest, those images have always looked mostly gross to me (still a great film). Am I a godless, unsophisticated heathen? Y/N
2. What era do most of your favorite movies take place in?
It honestly depends on the mood. For absolute comfort combined with the awe of film as a purely heart-encompassing love and connection it's 1935-1948. That's my childhood and my basis of film appreciation and that too-visceral-to-be-properly-explained-to-any-person understanding of film.
|My childhood comfort film being Shadow of a Doubt has me now rethinking my childhood.|
But, personality-wise, 1960S, PEOPLE. The weirder and more colorful and more who thought this was a good idea? the better.
|It's a long story.|
When I'm feeling angsty, it's nothing but 1950s melodrama.
|"MAGGIE THE CAT IS ALIVE. SHE'S ALIVE, BRICK!" is definitely not what I am currently yelling out my window in a bad Southern accent.|
3. What two actors/actresses have you always hoped would make a movie together, but didn't/haven't yet?
If I'm being honest, this thought first occurred to me roughly 8 seconds ago. BUT, COME ON. Can you imagine that level of quiet sensitivity and good hair? UNCONTESTED ON THIS OR ANY OTHER PLANET IN THE GALAXY.
4. If money and time and supplies (and crafting ability) were not considerations, what movie character would you love to cosplay or dress up like for Halloween?
So, I had a ~strange~ childhood, followed by an early adulthood spent working every single Halloween night, so I actually dressed up for Halloween for the first time last year! I went as Punk Edgar Allan Poe and spent 20 minutes on my costume. I was also mistakenly asked if I was Adolf Hitler despite my carrying around a raven and DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE THOUGHT OF ME EVEN CONSIDERING DRESSING AS ANY MEMBER OF THE NAZI PARTY IS TOO UNBELIEVABLE TO IMAGINE.
That said. I would be Mrs. Cathy Gale every day. And, really, I mean that I would cosplay as Honor Blackman.
5. Have you ever cosplayed or dressed up like a movie or TV character for Halloween?
Well, this is awkward. As you can now see, I didn't actually read all the questions before I start responding, so I should have saved my own Halloween experience for this answer.
However, you're in luck. I was a 100% theatrical
6. What movie would your friends/family be surprised to learn you truly enjoyed?
I PLEAD THE 5TH.
Honestly, I watch so many terrible things and enjoy them, that it's not even a secret anymore. The day I started logging all my film viewings publicly on Letterboxd was the day I decided it was okay if people knew how many times I watch Maid in Manhattan on the regular. I CANNOT BE SHAMED ANYMORE.
|One time, I had really long convo about this movie with a thrift store checkout guy on Cap Hill in Seattle and he really felt like JLO emotionally gets him and also referred to Ralph Fiennes as a "fancy lad" and that really spoke to me.|
7. What's one book you hope no one ever makes into a film?
Uhhhh. IDK. I cannot think of any one book in particular. Although, I can think of some particularly terrible adaptations (and I usually like the film just as much or more than the book, to be honest). Earlier this year, I saw the 1999 adaptation of The End of the Affair and it completely stole all nuance and changed the complete direction and purpose of the novel that it really horrified me.
8. Do you know the Wilhelm Scream when you hear it?
9. When a character onscreen has to hold their breath, to you try to hold your breath to match theirs?
|The Phantom Asthmatic|
|Note the inhaler. ALSO, WHY ARE ASTHMATICS ALWAYS EVIL?!|
10. What upcoming movies (or TV series) are you excited about?
Films: La-La Land (I'm here for low-key, throwback musicals), Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford style plus that cast), The Bad Batch (interesting director; inexplicable story-setting), John Wick 2 (KEANU IS GOING TO TAKE DOWN ALL THE CRIMINAL CELLS WITH MORE STYLIZED BALLETIC VIOLENCE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE), Silence (I adore Liam Neeson and this looks like a film for his powerful presence), Arrival (Amy Adams is my queen), American Pastoral (I support Ewan McGregor), and Bastille Day (truly the Idris Elba kicking doors in and terrifying people with his stare film that we have all been waiting for).
TV Series: the return of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (look past the title; it is extraordinary), the HBO Lewis & Clark series (my fav historical bromance), and Doctor Who (PETER. CAPALDI.)
11. What are some of your favorite movie-oriented blogs? (Or just blogs that post movie reviews sometimes.)
Silents and Talkies
Thanks for the tag, Hamlette! My heart is yours.
Also, anyone else wanting to participate, please feel free and let me know when you do so I can check out your answers!