Sean Collins tags me with a particularly virulent meme. Could be trouble…
ONE (1) earliest film-related memory:
Seeing the Disney version of ROBIN HOOD at a drive-in theatre in Orange, CA. Probably the last time I’ve been to a drive-in, too.
TWO (2) favourite lines from movies:
Lines are so easy. Putting together a whole movie is what impresses me now. I could say that just about everything out of Claude Rains’ mouth in CASABLANCA is golden. “I’m shocked! Shocked and apalled!” Hilarious. Gets me every time. “You’re the top man now, dog!” from ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK is a perpetual favorite, despite it being worn to death now by the eponymous website.
THREE (3) jobs you’d do if you could not work in the “biz”:
Like Sean, I’ll assume the biz is comics. This is easy. I’d go back into animation. In a minute. If it weren’t for having to live in LA and everything that goes with that. I wouldn’t mind teaching, though I suspect my inner fascist and California mellow natures would go to war with one another and destroy myself and everything within a five block radius. Failing that, perhaps a librarian. I like books and I like to be left alone. Seems like a match made in heaven.
FOUR (4) jobs you actually have held outside of the industry:
Teacher, both technical and academic fields (animation and running various social science seminars at the college level). Arcade attendant, with all the rights and responsibilities pertinent. Archivist at the National Archives in Laguna Niguel, CA (not as much fun as you’d think.) Pizza shop monkey. All the pepperoni I could stand.
THREE (3) book authors you like:
Raymond Chandler, William Gibson, HP Lovecraft.
TWO (2) movies you’d like to remake or properties you’d like to adapt:
Remaking movies is a mug’s game. I’d love to see a film adaptation of NEUROMANCER, though it’d be tough to pull off without it seeming hopelessly dated. Oh and I dunno… Geez… A filmed version of Morrison’s DOOM PATROL would be pretty keen. Again, quite likely impossible, but I like a challenge.
ONE (1) screenwriter you think is underrated:
I don’t pay enough attention to that sort of thing anymore to give this a fair answer. That Alan Smithee guy might get it, but he’s horribly inconsistent.
THREE (3) people I’m tagging to answer this meme next:
Jeff Parker, Ed Cunard and/or John Jakala, and Jog (though I think he has too much sense for something like this.)