Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.
4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post.
5. Go to their page and tell them.
6. NO TAG BACKS
11 Random Facts About The Great Movie Project
1. I'm polyglot. I speak five languages with varying degrees of fluency and have on occasion, screamed obscenities in Swedish at Joel of Deny Everything while he was participating in a LAMBcast in a crowded fast food joint. For an American, I'm one cunning linguist.
2. In addition to watching movies, I love to travel. I just recently started booking and planning a trip to Belize in March. Why Belize, you ask? Because I spun a globe and put down my finger.
3. I'm possibly the world's clumsiest human. On two occasions I have fallen off a boat and not hit water.
4. I never originally intended my blog to be used by people other than folks who know me personally. I got such positive feedback from people who trolled my original blog site to decide what to watch, that I created this site as my introduction into the movie blogging community.
5. I'm nearly pathologically independent, which is kind of a problem.
6. My favorite color is blue. (Can you tell I'm running out of things to say?)
7. I love spicy food. The spicier, the better.
8. I made serious improvements to Guy Fieri's "dragon's breath chili" recipe.
9. Oh, I hate Guy Fieri.
10. I once broke or fractured 22 bones in approximately 10 seconds (see the note about how clumsy I am).
11. I'm a dog person, not a cat person.
Eleven Questions from Oz
1. If the events of Purple Rose of Cairo could really happen, which movie character would you want to walk off of the screen in to your miserable little life?
A: Since I had to Wikipedia AND IMDB the movie, I'm going with "Diner Patron #2" played by the amazing Mark Hammond, who should in no way be confused with Mark Harmon.
2. If you were marooned on another planet with a limited space hard drive on your solar powered Macbook Pro (I'm sure Steve Jobs had them working on this before he died) what three movies would you like to have in your videos folder?
A: I was going to make a joke about porn, but I'll go with (1) Clue, (2) Atonement, and (3) 300.
3. Is reading 50 Shades of Grey on public transport a badge of pride, a cry for help, a statement of sexual dissatisfaction or a label that screams "easily led by media fads"?
A: I had to Google 50 Shades of Grey, but since it seems to be based on (of all things) frickin' Twilight fan fiction, I vote for the latter.
4. If you had to live in the world of crime fiction would you prefer to be in an Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler or Steig Larsson book?
A: The Ag-meister, all the way. And Then There Were None was a terrible movie, but it is a GREAT book.
5. You're stranded for 227 days in a boat with one animal, do you think a Bengal Tiger would eat you?
A: Since I would have picked a tiger as my favorite animal, and if this is in The Golden Compass universe, my familiar or whatever the hell they called those things, the chances of this happening would be high.
6. What superhero franchise would you give a dark and depressing Batman style reboot to on the big screen?
A: Truth, I'm way over the dark and depressing comics, but if I could, and they would make one, Generation X. Those fools needed something edgy.
7. Gotham Central is a series of comic books about the lives of the gotham City Police Department and Death Comes To Pemberley is a detective novel set in the world of Pride & Prejudice, what fictional world would you like to see turned in to crime fiction and what type would it be?
A: Is Harry Potter and the Magical Masked Murderer too cheap an answer? Maybe, but I'm going with it.
8. Mint, Sage, Rosemary and Cinnamon, what flavour would you choose for your old fashioned tooth powder recipe?
9. You're tasked with programming an independant film festival, what genre do you focus on?
Documentary, Horror, Anime, Martial Arts or World Cinema?
A: Probably horror.
10. Witches, burn them at the stake or dunk them in the lake?
A: Meh... burning them at least helps keep people warm.
11. Which city in Europe would you most like to visit during the 2012 London Olympics?
A: Hong Kong. Kidding, I know Hong Kong isn't in Europe. Since I get "entertained by Her Majesty's government every time I've even set foot in London, I'm going with Prague.
Since I have seen these floating around, I'm probably going to hit people who have already gotten this. Since I so rarely have time to sit down and post, spending most of my time browsing blogs in the form of lurking, they're probably going to wonder who the hell I am, but still, here it goes:
John Likes Movies
Duke and the Movies
Wide Screen World
Random Ramblings of a Demented Doorknob
Alex Jowski Movie Reviews
Fights, Tights and Movie Nights
Never Too Early Movie Predictions
The Next Round of Questions
1. What are your top five favorite movies of all time?
2. In your opinion, what is the best film translation of a book?
3. What's your favorite movie moment?
4. What's the strangest movie you've ever watched?
5. Has it ever embarrassed you to watch a movie in the theater? If so, which one(s)?
6. Are movies still relevant as an art form or has Hollywood's mass production strategy made them something else?
7. Which of the four Hogwarts Houses would you want to belong to?
8. Who's the best movie villain?
9. You're sitting in a quiet theater during a horror movie, watching the killer creep up on the unsuspecting babysitter on the screen. What flavor of ice cream are you eating?
10. Who is your favorite movie hero/superhero?
11. What's a movie that surprised you by how much you liked it?