5 Questions with a Movie Buff

1 When was the movie better than the book?

The Shining (1980), by Stanley Kubrick.

Stephen King originally had more super natural elements in the book, on the contrary Kubrick trasfered the fear factor on the big screen in a more down to earth and relatable version.

*Stephen King reckoned that Jack Nickolson messed up the character of Jack in the movie.

2  Fave Movie Quote

“Carpe Diem. Seize the day, boys

(Dead Poets Society, 1989), one of the many great quotes from the movie which has an awesome meaning.

3  Share an extraordinary experience you’ve had at work

A young customer walked in to return a movie, he literally thew the DVD at me, saying he couldn’t believe the kind of “rubbish” we pass for movies. The movie was the French production Le Nom Des Genes ( the names of love) and is about a female activist who has sex with politicians in order to get them to change their belief system.

The young customer was offended by the ”brainwashing” of the movie and he was about to have a heart-attack-melt-down. Naturally, I couldn’t stop myself from laughing.

4 Can films challenge our morality framework?

All a movie can do is educate and make you wiser. You can get in touch with yourself and your morals in depth through movies. Personally movies turned me into a more ‘ ethically unstable’ individual.

5. The world is about to end and you can save only one movie. Which one?

There are so many favourite movies, I would definitely throw 5 or 6 in my backpack on the way to the shelter. One? Just one? I would have to say “Incendies” which never fails to make me cry ( of which I must admit I’m now famous for)

MINI BIO

Antonis Tsoumetis lives in Thessaloniki Greece and works as a manager at Seven Film Gallery.

He specializes in movies and directors.

He loves cinema and music scores. 

His passion with films begun when he was a baby.

You will find him at Seven Film Gallery, Alexandrou Svolou 45, Thessaloniki Greece,to pick his brain and talk about movies.

A massive thank you to the incredibly interesting Antonis, for working with me on this post, and for recandling my passion for films. If you happen to be in Thessaloniki, Greece make sure to stop by Seven Film Galleries and meet him!

xoxo,

Chelf

 

37 Comments

  • Alyssa May 8, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Excellent insight into the world of film! Apparently there are a few movies I need to add to my queue now.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      you and me both Alyssa 🙂

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  • Ola May 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I’m not much of a movie buff these days. I do agree that movies can make you look closer at yourself, others and life. Movie makers definitely have a lot to be accountable for – for good or for bad.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 8, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      I couldn’t agree more Ola

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  • Lakisha May 8, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Dead Poets Society!! Totally an amazing movie quote!

    The one movie I would take is Legally blonde!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 8, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      amazing movie indeed!

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  • Milica May 9, 2017 at 5:58 am

    “Carpe Diem. Seize the day, boys” is totaly one of my favorite movie quotes. I guess just love that movie so much too. 🙂

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  • Elena May 9, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Interesting observation, but I don`t think that I will take my favourite movie in the shelter though 🙂 but maybe because I am not such a huge fun of movies.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 9, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      For me it would be so hard to choose just one!

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  • Moipone Islam May 9, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Wow OK I cannot think right now, mm mm let me see it has to be Dead Poet Society saw it in high school it was eye opening for me and they hardly play it on TV.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 9, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      great film

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  • Tina Basu May 9, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Very interesting, I haven’t watched movies much since the birth of m son!! High time i watch some

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 9, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      I wish I could throw us a movie party

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  • Mae May 9, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Nice post! I am not much of a movie buff, but I’ve got a few favorites—Shawshank Redemption and Forrest Gump. The most recent we’ve watched is Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s a fun movie, even the little one approves!

    Mae | http://www.thegospelofbeauty.org

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 9, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  • Amrita May 9, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    I need to catch up on movie watching.We seem to only watch cartton stuff at home.The Shining I kinda liked.But I love the King’s books better

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 10, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      I need to make some time to watch films as well! I seem to be working 24/7 lately..

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  • Courtney May 9, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    The Shining is one of my favorite movies! I have never read the book but I think I’ll add it to my summer reading list 🙂

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 10, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      well now you have to!

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  • Cassie Garcia May 10, 2017 at 2:53 am

    I totally thought I was the only one to like the shining movie more then the book! It was so well played out!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 10, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Turns out you are not alone!

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  • jhilmil May 10, 2017 at 5:21 am

    I’m really not a movie buff, but praise the way you’ve shown. Movies can relate so much & make us learn so much.. Bookmarked:)

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 10, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      that’s so true!

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  • roxy May 10, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I enjoy a good movie, but I’m def no pro like this guy. I haven’t heard of half the movies he mentioned. lol

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 10, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      time to get watching then! 🙂

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  • suchi May 10, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Excellent insight into the world of film! need to add a few more to the list!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 10, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      thank you for stopping by!

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  • Devina May 10, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I loveeeee Dead poets society and can watch it back to back!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 11, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Such a classic!

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  • Nakeya May 10, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    I love so many different types of movies. If I had to save just one, I don’t think I could decide. The pressure would be too much for me to handle.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 11, 2017 at 11:23 am

      I can relate to that

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  • Cathleen May 11, 2017 at 2:02 am

    So many favorite quotes from Dead Poets Society. I do love the one you have chosen. What a great movie!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 11, 2017 at 11:22 am

      glad you liked the interview!

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  • jeet sandhu May 13, 2017 at 5:22 am

    I am an avid reader, and have never found movies better than books. They cut out so many important parts and moments while making movie. Good and informative interview.

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  • Ghita May 13, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    I like books the most but i watch movies sometimes I don’t think that a movie can replace a book

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  • Amber Myers May 17, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I just love movies too! The Shining was a fabulous one. Spooky too. I also liked Dead Poets Society. “O captain, my captain!”

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 17, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      I love the shining!

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