I'm joining in with Bev and the gang today for another round of Sunday Stealing.
From A Different Friday Five
1. Have you ever had a movie both totally captivate and complete confuse you? The two that come to mind are The Butterfly Effect and What Dreams May Come.
2. When watching a movie, do you prefer things all laid out or to have to 'hunt for your own clues' along the way? I suppose it really depends on the rest of the movie, but in general, I'd rather allow the story to unfold and find the clues. What fun is it if they spell everything out?
3. Do you want an ultimate ending to your movie or do you prefer to have it open for conjecture and discussion. It depends on the story and how involved I am. Some stories don't really lend themselves to a nice neat ending, while trying to wring more out of others is a pointless exercise. Now, my grandmother....there was a woman who had strong opinions about movies needing to have nice, neat, happily-ever-after endings.
4. Do you talk during a movie (preferably one in your home, not in the theater)? At home, yes. In the theater I try not to talk beyond maybe a whispered comment...and if my husband is my companion I don't say anything at all because he can't hear me whisper in the theater.
5. Have you ever seen a blockbuster movie and not get what was so great about it? I felt that way about Stephen King's Misery. I think it got best movie and I know Kathy Bates won the best actress award, but Misery happens to be the only King novel I've ever read (I do not like horror). The majority of the book is comprised of the main characters' thoughts which is pretty difficult to translate into a movie. I suppose the movie would have been "OK" had I not read the book, but since I had I just didn't think it was good at all.
6. What book frightened you as a young person? I read The Amityville Horror the summer I was 13. Big mistake. I had strange dreams and nightmares for weeks. I also imagined strange things (at least I like to think I imagined them) and developed a few fears that stayed with me for several years.
7. If you had to become a ‘living book (i.e. able to recite the contents of a book cover to cover upon request – reference Fahrenheit 451), what book would it be? A really short one....like maybe a Little Golden Book or a picture book.
8. What movie or TV show scared you as a kid? We were more innocent back then, I think, so it didn't take much to be spooky enough for me. I remember clutching the sofa pillows quite often over stuff that seems silly now. However, movies like Jaws and It's Alive brought pure terror.
9. What movie (scary or otherwise) will you never ever watch? The Amityville Horror
10. Do you have any phobias? Snakes of every kind and size and sharks. Do not ask me to actually get in the ocean. It's not going to happen.
11. What's the happiest thing to ever happen to you? There have been so many happy things/times in my life...my marriage, my kids, etc. I guess the most recent happiest thing happened yesterday. Tim and I came home to find our daughter and grandson here. It was a beautiful day and Colton had been able to play outside all day. He was tired and grubby and as happy as I've ever seen him. When I got out of the car and called his name he turned toward me and his dirty little face lit up in a mile wide smile, his arms spread wide and he ran has fast as his little legs could carry him to throw himself into my arms for a hug and a kiss.
12. What's the saddest thing to ever happen to you? Not really something I want to rehash here (or anywhere).
13. What's the thing that got you the most angry in your life? It's connected to the thing in #12 that shall not be discussed.
14. What's the most frightening thing to ever happen to you? Getting a phone call that someone was trying to break into our house while our daughter, then 18, was home alone. The events that unfolded left me with little to no confidence at all in the 911 system and plays at least a small part in why I strongly defend the right to gun ownership. If I am going to be on my own in an emergency then I'm going to be able to defend myself, my family, and my home.
15. What's the most unbelievable thing to happen to you in your life? Probably that I'm still alive. I made a lot of stupid choices when I was young. Choices that but for the grace of God could have ended very badly.