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5 Questions with a Movie Buff

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)


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!




  • Alyssa
    Posted at 16:19h, 08 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 16:31h, 08 May Reply

      you and me both Alyssa 🙂

  • Ola
    Posted at 16:30h, 08 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 16:32h, 08 May Reply

      I couldn’t agree more Ola

  • Lakisha
    Posted at 19:50h, 08 May Reply

    Dead Poets Society!! Totally an amazing movie quote!

    The one movie I would take is Legally blonde!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 22:20h, 08 May Reply

      amazing movie indeed!

  • Milica
    Posted at 05:58h, 09 May Reply

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

  • Elena
    Posted at 10:16h, 09 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 14:22h, 09 May Reply

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

  • Moipone Islam
    Posted at 16:13h, 09 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 16:48h, 09 May Reply

      great film

  • Tina Basu
    Posted at 16:15h, 09 May Reply

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 16:48h, 09 May Reply

      I wish I could throw us a movie party

  • Mae
    Posted at 16:28h, 09 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 16:48h, 09 May Reply

      Thank you for stopping by!

  • Amrita
    Posted at 17:21h, 09 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 13:58h, 10 May Reply

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

  • Courtney
    Posted at 21:23h, 09 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 13:58h, 10 May Reply

      well now you have to!

  • Cassie Garcia
    Posted at 02:53h, 10 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 13:57h, 10 May Reply

      Turns out you are not alone!

  • jhilmil
    Posted at 05:21h, 10 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 13:57h, 10 May Reply

      that’s so true!

  • roxy
    Posted at 15:48h, 10 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 19:08h, 10 May Reply

      time to get watching then! 🙂

  • suchi
    Posted at 16:41h, 10 May Reply

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 19:08h, 10 May Reply

      thank you for stopping by!

  • Devina
    Posted at 19:35h, 10 May Reply

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 11:23h, 11 May Reply

      Such a classic!

  • Nakeya
    Posted at 21:30h, 10 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 11:23h, 11 May Reply

      I can relate to that

  • Cathleen
    Posted at 02:02h, 11 May Reply

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 11:22h, 11 May Reply

      glad you liked the interview!

  • jeet sandhu
    Posted at 05:22h, 13 May Reply

    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.

  • Ghita
    Posted at 21:27h, 13 May Reply

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

  • Amber Myers
    Posted at 12:47h, 17 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 13:56h, 17 May Reply

      I love the shining!

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