On The Screen

We had a great time at the Dallas Video Festival. We only made it for Saturday’s showings but we saw some great stuff. Like Art on the Streets, which is a documentary about how one community is helping the homeless in a very different way. Another one that was quite moving was Letters from the Other Side. If you get a chance to see any of these I highly recommend them.

Keeping with a movie theme, I’ve been tagged by Jordan on a movie meme. Back to book talk tomorrow.

The first movie you remember seeing on the big screen: El Bolero de Raquel starring Cantinflas

Movie from which you can quote multiple lines in your sleep: I’m terrible at this.

Director (dead or alive) with whom you’d most like to have dinner: Pedro Aldomovar

Movie that should have won an Oscar but didn’t: Il Postino. Love poetry, Neruda and Italy. What’s not to love?

Movie that didn’t disappoint despite being an adaptation from a book: House of Sand and Fog

Movie you were dragged to by someone else, expecting to hate but loved: Freaky Friday

Movie that still scares the crap out of you no matter how many times you see it: The Exorcist. Not sure if this really counts as I’ve never seen the complete version but still I think it’s freaking scary.

Movie that still makes you bawl no matter how many times you see it: Life is Beautiful

Movie that still has you rolling around on the floor with laughter no matter how many times you see it: Office Space.