08 May 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!