Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

Meme, Day 28!

Back after a breather! Here we go again (on my own, going down the only road I've ever known, like a drifter I was born to walk alone)...

Day 28 - Favorite movie from your favorite director
My favorite director is Terry Gilliam. My favorite film of his? That's actually a semi-tough call. I've seen them all except Tideland, though I do have that on DVD so I'll be able to rectify that.

The answer won't be The Brothers Grimm. I still wonder why that particular script got made -- I'm no Ehren Kruger fan -- and I saw it again within the last couple of years and it does not hold up. And Gilliam's films, to me, greatly reward multiple viewings...except that film.

I'll cop out and say "I love Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989), The Fisher King (1991), and Twelve Monkeys (1995), all in very different ways." But think about it; that's one hell of a run of films, all clearly from the same director and infused with tied-in sensibilities, but telling much different stories and conveying many different moods. I'm not as immersed in his more recent work; maybe his film version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) will join that list as I grow more familiar with it. Maybe others will, too. Maybe what he does next will truly, deeply knock me out. I hope so.

Day 28 - First TV show obsession
I taped every single episode of Twin Peaks...and I still have those tapes. Original 1990-91 commercials and everything.
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