The Friday Five!

Oooo! This is right up my alley! Lights, camera, life story!

1. If your life were a movie, what would the title be?

Murphy’s Child! Hee. It’s one of the reasons I don’t lose my temper and smack people more often, or steal or do any other punishable by severe methods thing. My luck is such that the person in great need of a smacking would be an off duty police officer or I would pull off the perfect bank heist only to have someone in the lobby with one of those stealth cameras on their wrist watch and they get a picture that positively IDs me by my bizarre assed pinky toe. Really, that sort of shit happens to me all the time.

2. What songs would be on the soundtrack?

So totally Jesus Jones’s “Blissed”. Come on – I’m going somewhere/going nowhere describes my work situation to a tee. I’d also have to have Rush’s “Spirit of Radio” because that song kicks much ass. Metallica would be on there too because they kick mighty ass as a group in general (and I need to buy the MI:2 soundtrack again for that Metallica tune that’s on it). Throw in some Chris Isaak songs, Sting songs, Cake tunes, Sofa #2 (because damn, Frank can PLAY!), a bit of Ludwig Van, Stabbing Westward for that uplifting feeling in all their tunes (heh), and some Floyd, maybe “Time” or “Money”. You ever listen to “Money” in the car and notice the funky stereo thing it has going on? Pocket change in the back seat, cash register drawer in the front seat and a bass line that moseys from the passenger’s seat, to the driver’s seat and back. I bet that sounds really sweet in full live big screen THX surround sound of ultimate doom. In fact, I think I am going to change the name of my movie to: Murphy’s Child: The Quest for Riches. That way I can have Money as the theme song.

3. Would it be a live-action film or animated? Why?

Live action! I want me some sweet SF/X (but like Pirate’s F/X where they don’t take center stage. Heh, I want a Skeletal Pirate Army!) Also, I want my movie to sweep all the awards for all the big categories and live action has more of that stuff than anime.

4. Casting: who would play you, members of your family, friends, etc?

Man, this one is tough. I can’t even come up with someone to play me let alone all the other people I know. TheMan sorta looks like Lani Tupu (Bialar Crais from Farscape. You are going to have to do some clicking as this is the best I could come up with. Lupu is hard to find a decent head shot of!) and James Gandolfini has a very Dirge like attitude but the actor is a bit too old and a little too round for the part of Dirge. If Christina Ricci was still about 9 years old she would be a perfect cast for The CheeseMistress. Wednesday from the Adam’s Family? The CheeseMistress head to toe.

Forget this question, I’m going to come up with someone to play me and any of you who would like to cast for yourself in my life’s movie, just add a comment with your pick for actor to play you. There, now all my friends and fam can be happy having the people they want to play them cast in my movie. Hee…COP OUT! (but really, who knows people better than themselves?)

Anyone who doesn’t have an opinion gets themselves cast as Edward Norton! Ha! Whoops, I better figure out someone to play me then.

5. Describe the movie preview/trailer.

Heh, my movie is going to be one of those action and think movies that is intelligent with a good plot (but not necessarily original, I’m fine with a really good rendering of a used plot so long as it is done cleverly enough so that it seems new or even refreshing) and does not play down to the audience and has invisible yet really cool SF/X and great cinematography. I’ll have several trailers so that people don’t get bored seeing the same one over and over but the longest one will start out with Pink Floyd’s “Money”. Money has this really catchy intro that I think will Mickey Mouse well, which I’ve always liked. I also like the fade in from black fade out to black montage thing with single scenes (Gladiator did this with the whole “The man…who became a general…The general…who became a slave…and so on). In the black spaces I’ll have some sort of spoken line from the movie, maybe fading up to the scene the quote is from. You know, I just might have to cast Edward Norton as someone anyway just so I can show him getting smacked about. The preview for the Italian Job cracked my shit up solely for the fact that everyone was taking shots at Edward Norton. It was funny. Shut up, it was too!

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