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~ movies ~

i have more movies than i do CDs.  it's not that i don't enjoy music, but i do not keep up with current music.  i usually will find a new band i like about every few months or so.  however, i usually just stick with ones i have been listing to for years.

i think i enjoy movies so much is because it deals with cameras and tells a story. many years ago when i was 8 or so, i would go outside with my dad's camcorder filming things around the house and comment on them. at age 8, i was doing clay-mation techniques with the camcorder. i would set up my toys, record them for a second, move them slightly , record for a second and repeat until they came alive on film.  i would play for hours with the camcorder.  while the other kids my age where out riding bikes or playing sports i was already into the arts(even though i didn't know it was, i just thought it was fun then).

i enjoy a variety of movies just as any body does.  however, when it comes down right to it, i love art films.  i have not even seen some great movies just because i have not heard of them before.  most good films donít come to this area, mostly type action movies.  a great film will have symbolism in it; movies where you actually have to pay attention to the dialog and what is seen.  not like action movies where you can miss half of the movie and still know whatís going on.  i do have a favorite action movie though which is "The Killer" with Chow Yun-Fat directed by John Woo.

my favorite actor would be Johnny Depp.  when i first saw him in Edward Scissorís Hands, i was a fan.  my favorite Depp movie is "Dead Man" which is actually one of my favorite movies of any type.  i recommend this movie if you have not seen it.

most people my age have a favorite actor/actress, but i follow directorís work as well.  for example when i saw the movie "Clerks" i wanted to find out who directed it.  i then followed and enjoyed Kevin Smith's movies, "snootchie bootchies".

on the set of Dr. Strangelove(pic copyrighted by someone)

on the set of Dr. Strangelove

the first Stanley Kubrick movie i saw was "A Clockwork Orange"(1971) which i don't need to say much about really.  people either hate that movie or love it; term papers have been written about that movie.  once i found out that Stanley Kubrick directed that movie i had to see and buy all of his movies.  i still have a few more to get such as "Lolita"(1962) and "Full Metal Jacket"(1987). "2001: A Space Odyssey"(1968) would be his most famous work, but my favorite is actually the only type he did, a comedy, "Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb"(1964).  i can sit and watch this movie and laugh aloud.  my favorite line from the movie is when President Muffley says to General "Buck" Turgidson and the ambassador, "you can't fight in here, this is the war room!"

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