Many thanks to my Blog Twin, Sylvana and Kipepeo for tagging me. I think Nick referred to the game as â€˜Tapoâ€™ and until yesterday I thought everyone in England had called the game â€˜Hadâ€™ or â€˜Itâ€™ but Mich says in Yorkshire they called it â€˜Tigâ€™. Further proof that they donâ€™t speak English â€˜Oop Norffâ€™.
- Total number of films I own on dvd/video:
Initially I thought this was a hard question because the DVD/video collection in our house is a mish-mash of mine, michâ€™s and stuff on perpetual loan from friends. I then decided to approach our video collection with the ruthlessness of a divorce lawyer and started to divide the collection into two groups: mine and his. I can unashamedly say that out of the 70+ films no more than 10 belong to me. All the more reason to remain with Mich for the rest of my life. Who said romance is dead?
- The last film I bought:
Lion King 1 and Â½ (aka Lion King 3)
- The last film I watched:
On TV: The Invisible Circus: It was on Channel 4 a few nights ago. I honestly thought it was some sort of clever â€˜whodunnitâ€™ thriller and was convinced that it was the English boyfriend who had murdered the heroineâ€™s sister. I sat patiently waiting for the twistâ€¦but alasâ€¦it was yet another love story. A good one though.
At the Cinema: Star Wars â€“ Revenge of The Sith. It was fantastic, a movie worthy of its own blog entry. The best fight scenes in all the Star Wars films.
- Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me:
Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony: The (hi)story, the music â€“ it is a powerful movie.
Bowling For Columbine: I liked the whole film but the animated history of America is perhaps the main reason why I keep re-watching this movie.
The Lion King: There is one scene that my siblings and I watch over and over again. Simba, Timon and Pumbaa have just arrived at Pride Rock. The hyenas are guarding Pride Rock and Simba needs to get passed them, so he asks Timon and Pumba to create a diversion. Timon responds with the best line of the entire film:
What do you want me to do? Dress in Drag and Do the Hula?
This leads on to the best song and dance routine which can be viewed here.
Pride and Prejudice (BBC adaptation): This is more of a series than a movie but I never tire of watching it. It is the by far the best adaptation of Austen’s work.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Bombay: Ok so these are two films but I always think of them together. Aside from their great music and storylines it shall always remind me of the 1996 6th Formers trip to the Czech Republic. The Bevin Boys I went with made the songs from these movie our holiday soundtrack.
- Tag five people and have them put this in their journal: