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Because I haven't had time to give you the aftermath of the BloodRayne line, here's a me-too post. (Play along friends! Anyone can do it!):

ONE (1) earliest film-related memory:
Standing in line with my dad to see Empire Strikes Back.

TWO (2) favorite lines from movies:
"Free your mind"
"Not bad for a human"

THREE (3) jobs you’d do if you could not work in the “biz”:
Professional chef
be a number five starter
CEO of Apple

FOUR (4) jobs you actually have held outside the industry:
Office clerk
Churro vendor
Creative Director
Photoshop Monkey

THREE (3) book authors you like:
Hubbard
King
Stephenson

TWO (2) movies you’d like to remake or properties you’d like to adapt:
Hubbard's "Mission Earth" (If they can green-light Narnia, why not a 10-book sci-fi satire?)
The Dragonlance Chronicles

ONE (1) screenwriter you think is underrated:
Mike Judge

Comments

foreword: This is going to be similar to DM's list, but each statement is true and not just because I am trying to copy my brother. Up yours LF.

1. Watching Return of the Jedi in the theater and think how cool it would be to be Luke. I was 4 people! (still think it would be way cool to be Luke)

2.
Least favorite would be so much easier.
"Hello my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father prepare to die"
"Goovy"

3.
Maritime Attorney
Brain Surgeon
Astronaut

4.
Cashier
Research Admin
Assistant Store Manager (Video)
Motorcyle School Administrator

5.
R.A. Salvatore
Diana Wynn Jones
Douglas Adams (even though he is dead, I am still trying to go back in time, to meet him, and to start Microsoft myself, or become my own great-great-great-great-grandfather. Not sure how that one works but if Zaphod can do it it must be cool)

6.
Can I do 3?
SW Episode 1
SW Episode 2
SW Episode 3
I would make them so they didn't suck!!! Effing Midochlorians, and GD JarJar.

7.
Rob Zombie. (I might be kidding about this, but I can't think of anyone else)

Okay so it might not be too much like my brother's. But I still say up yours LF. :-p
Maia said…
Do I get to play even though I'm not in the biz?

ONE (1) earliest film-related memory:
Going to see "Annie" in Fairbanks with my friend Selena

TWO (2) favorite lines from movies:
"Now, Deborah, don't be bitter. Surely with your ever-growing collection of flesh-mutilating silver appendages and your new neo-Nazi boot camp makeover, the boys will come a-runnin'."
"No milk will ever be our milk."

THREE (3) jobs you’d do if you could not work in the “biz”:
Executive editor of Vogue
Tenured professor of American literature
Judge

FOUR (4) jobs you actually have held outside the industry:
Children's bookseller
Wedding coordinator
Baseball-stadium ticket-taker
Camp counselor

THREE (3) book authors you like:
Sylvia Plath
Lemony Snicket
Willa Cather

TWO (2) movies you’d like to remake or properties you’d like to adapt:
You know what would be awesome? If you took "La Boheme" and set it in the East Village in the 1990s... oh, wait, done. Um, in that case... Black Orpheus, re-set mid-1980s on a Grateful Dead tour, and O Pioneers!

ONE (1) screenwriter you think is underrated:
Eugene Levy

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