5 Questions with a Movie Buff

Written by the_chelf@yahoo.gr

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)


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!




Comments: 37

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      you and me both Alyssa 🙂

  2. Ola says:

    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.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I couldn’t agree more Ola

  3. Dead Poets Society!! Totally an amazing movie quote!

    The one movie I would take is Legally blonde!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      amazing movie indeed!

  4. Milica says:

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

  5. Elena says:

    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.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

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

  6. 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.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      great film

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I wish I could throw us a movie party

  8. Mae says:

    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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thank you for stopping by!

  9. Amrita says:

    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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

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

  10. 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 🙂

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      well now you have to!

  11. Cassie Garcia says:

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Turns out you are not alone!

  12. 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:)

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      that’s so true!

  13. 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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      time to get watching then! 🙂

  14. suchi says:

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      thank you for stopping by!

  15. Devina says:

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Such a classic!

  16. 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.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I can relate to that

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      glad you liked the interview!

  18. jeet sandhu says:

    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.

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

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I love the shining!

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