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1. Total number of films I own on DVD/Video:
Just a rough guesstimate, but I'd say about a 100 or so. Including TV series on DVD. Compared to other people on LJ, I now clearly don't own enough DVDs! Alas...
2. The last film I bought:
-TV on DVD, Futurama Vol. 4 (and that was a while ago! why aren't I shopping for DVDs more???)
-Real movie, The Stuff (off ebay for $.99) ((if you can CALL that a real movie... but I do!))
3. The last film I watched:
-In the theater, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
-On DVD, Play Misty For Me.
4. Five films that mean a lot to me:
Big Trouble in Little China - I've seen this film hundreds of times, starting when my family got it on Laserdisc when I was about 5 years old. My appreciation for it has only grown over the years - it works on the surface as cartoony action movie, but the more you watch, the more you notice the details, particularly the references to Hong Kong cinema. It's the original Kill Bill... okay I'll stop ranting now. You know what Jack Burton always says...
Futurama - While not technically a film, I own all four volumes of this show and watch it obsessively, even ritualistically. I'm not sure why, besides its overall awesomeness... maybe the color palette. Or Bender. not sure.
Annie Hall - I know all the words. Enough said. I could go on about it being the seminal text in modern jewish life, but that rant would be lame and probably wrong. It's just a skilfully made, incisively funny film, and I love it. It has echoed several relationships I've been in, and every time I watch it I see something newly relevant to the situation I'm in.
Ghostbusters - Another 80s camp classic that I can't live without - who DOESN'T love the Ghostbusters that was born in the 80's (or late 70's, I guess)? Also a film that has gotten better with age, away from the initial tidal wave of success, spinoffs and the accompanying overexposure.
Night of the Living Dead - I have always loved horror movies, since I was a kid sneaking The Re-Animator and The Evil Dead from my dad's laserdisc collection. But this is the first one I wrote a paper on, and the first one that I really felt that I understood, intellectually and artistically.