|(I stole this from Ivy Miranda's blog because it cracks me up.)|
Ivy Miranda tagged me with this. Thanks! This is a fun one, and such a nice length. Not too long, not to short, not too heavy, not too light.
1.) A movie that kept you up all night
Well, I stayed up until 12:30am last night watching the Derek Jacobi version of Hamlet (1980). That's as close to staying up all night as I get anymore. Now, back in college, my best friend and I would routinely stay up until 2 or 3am watching movies on Friday night, then sleep like logs until noon on Saturday. But I'm no longer so young, foolish, and child-free. Today is going to involve a lot of coffee.
|(Derek Jacobi and Lalla Ward)|
2.) A movie that made you scared to sleep
Pretty much any horror movie I've ever seen, which is not many, but still too many. I have this terrible problem with horror movies: my brain stores away the things in them that terrify me, and then pulls them up when I'm trying to go to sleep, especially when Cowboy is away on a business trip and I'm going up the stairs alone. Which is why, unless they involve only vampires, I no longer watch horror movies.
3.) A movie that made you go to sleep
I don't generally fall asleep during movies. However, I am ashamed to admit that earlier this week, I tried watching Jacobi's Hamlet and gave up because I was so sleepy I actually dozed off while Polonius was pontificating to his children.
|(Eric Porter as Polonius)|
4.) A movie that left you tossing and turning all night in anticipation of its release
The Avengers, when I went to see it earlier this year as part of a double feature with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. I was way more keyed up about seeing The Avengers on the big screen for a sixth time than I was about seeing the sequel.
|(I never get tired of this movie. Or this moment. Or this shot.)|
The first part of this question doesn't make sense, so I'm removing it. I like to do crossovers in my head, but they don't generally involve romance. Like, I've crossed Angel and Lost, and Angel and Combat!, and Combat! and The Man from UNCLE in my head. But none of those involved romances. Okay, how's this: I think Audra Barkley (Linda Evans) of The Big Valley and Little Joe Cartwright (Michael Landon) of Bonanza would be a really cute couple. And they both have a tendency to be very unlucky in love, so it would be nice for both of them if they finally had a successful romance. (Yeah, all of those are TV shows, and this is supposed to be about movies. Oops.)
|(Audra and Little Joe)|
6.) A movie that would be your worst nightmare to live in
Uh, well, discounting obvious answers like any horror movie ever, I would really not like to live in Les Miserables, any movie version of it, because that was a terrible time and place to be in.
|(Not even for Hugh Jackman would I want to live in that world.)|
7.) A movie that reminds you of nighttime
The Shadow (1994), probably because it mostly takes place during the night. Alec Baldwin, Ian McKellen, Tim Curry -- it's a fun ride! Also, it's based on one of my favorite classic radio dramas.
|(Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!)|
8.) A movie that has a nightmarish cliffhanger
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) was pretty awful, with Smaug swooping off to kill Bard and his family and lots of other people too.
9.) A movie you actually dreamed about
So very many. I dream about fictional characters all the time. Recently I dreamed that Colin Firth was Van Helsing and ridding my giant old manor house of vampires, but my imagination just put that together -- CF has never played VH, though he was remarkably good in the role in my dream. After I saw Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit a month or so ago, I dreamed about Chris Pine as Jack Ryan piloting a sail boat. Those are the two most recent that I remember.
10.) A movie monster you would not want to find under your bed
Um, any of them. Okay, I would be all right with vampires because I know how to kill them. If I had to pick one that's not an obvious choice, um, oh, er, how about Jim Moriarty from the BBC's Sherlock? (Yeah, it's another TV show, not a movie. I'm a rebel, and I'll never, ever be any good.) He's so annoying, and I just know he'd keep me awake all night long by talking nonsense and making weird faces.
|(Um, yes, sorry... I find him annoying. Very much so.)|
So yup, there are my answers. I now tag the following people:
Play if you want to! And if I didn't tag you, but you want to play... go ahead!