I've Now Been "Tagged" At least Three Times, So...
I guess it's time to answer the questions that have been circulating around the Scribosphere, started by Fun Joel.
EARLIEST FILM-RELATED MEMORY. I can remember my parents taking me in to Radio City Music Hall, where they used to have a little show and then show movies. It was some period piece, maybe some 1970s Three Musketeers knockoff.
I also remember my father taking me and my little brother to see "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings", which he had seen and loved. It was double-featured with another Richard Pryor movie called "Which Way is Up", which we stayed to watch. Unfortunately, Bingo Long was PG, but Which Way is Up wasn't. I remember some bit about trailers rocking because people were having sex in them. My dad hustled us out of there before the movie was over.
NAME TWO FAVORITE LINES FROM MOVIES. From Say Anything -- "I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought or processed, or repair anything sold, bought or processed. You know, as a career. I don't want to do that."
From Diner -- "It just pushed the flaps open?"
THREE JOBS YOU'D DO IF YOU COULD NOT WORK IN THE BUSINESS:
Catcher in the Rye
FOUR JOBS YOU HAVE ACTUALLY HELD OUTSIDE THE INDUSTRY:
Vegetable Stand worker
Computer Disk Copier
THREE BOOK AUTHORS I LIKE:
Donald E. Westlake
TWO MOVIES YOU'D LIKE TO REMAKE OR PROPERTIES YOU'D LIKE TO ADAPT:
Westlake's "Help I Am Being Held Prisoner"
King's "The Long Walk"
ONE SCREENWRITER YOU THINK IS UNDERRATED:
I'm not going to tag anyone, because I think the scribosphere is pretty much flooded by this meme at this point. However, I will shoot one back, to those sitting back thinking they are off the hook --
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LINE OF DIALOGUE YOU HAVE EVER WRITTEN?
I don't even want context. Just throw the line out, here or in your blog.
Mine is "I meant in a circle".