Friday, July 25, 2003

Awright! It's my first Friday Five! YOWZA!!!
1. If your life were a movie, what would the title be?

2. What songs would be on the soundtrack?
A mix of indie, pop, and rap-rock songs. Definitely.

3. Would it be a live-action film or animated? Why?
It would be a combination of both. Why? It would be easier to show nocturnal dreams, day dreams, and other yahoos going around. I'm a big fan of the late great Jim Henson's works and I'm also fascinated with the works of Lewis Carroll, Salvador Dali, Bill Plympton, and other surreal artists and writers so I think it would be fun to combine the best of both worlds. There will be a lot of imaginary what-ifs ala Alley McBeal combined with the unpredictable fun of Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Amelie, and Stephen Chow's movies. A bit nutty but creative like George Lucas' Twice Upon A Time and a little fantastic like Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Of course you have to realize that a lot of it happens inside my mind.

4. Casting: who would play you, members of your family, friends, etc?
I can't decide between Harrison Ford, Martin Sheen, and Jack Nicholson to play my father. But Robert De Niro reminds me a lot of my Dad so I'll probably get him. Either Sally Fields, Glenn Close, or Carrie Fisher will play my Mom. Then Sean Connery will play my Grandfather, John Goodman and Tim Allen will be my Uncles, Sigourney Weaver and Patricia Richardson will be their wives and my Aunts respectively. Matthew Broderick, David Schwimmer, Tobey Maguire will be cast as my sibs and Hilary Duff as my li'l sister. Kevin Smith will play my intellectual friend, Chris Tucker, Mike Myers, Jason Lee, and Seann Scott will be my rambunctious childhood friends, Alicia Silverstone will be cast as my mysterious next-door neighbor, Ali Larter will be my tomboyish no-nonsense girl bestfriend, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore will be the snobbish clique. Me? I'll get a young Corin Nemec to play my part and Natalie Portman will play my love interest. Hehehe... I told you a lot of the scenes happen in my mind. I'll make a personal cameo appearance in the movie too like Stan Lee. Ron Howard gets to direct the whole thing, while Tim Burton will be the Art Director. SFX will be done by the Industrial Light and Magic and the movie will be distributed by Dreamworks.

5. Describe the movie preview/trailer.
The movie trailer opens in a quiet Norman Rockwell-ish community setting (think Pleasantville). Then a whole gaggle of huge UFOs manned by aliens suspiciously looking like Pokemons starts flying in and position themselves on top of the town hall, town church, barns, and other houses. But before they could simultaneously wreak destruction with their laser beams a Japanese-version Godzilla comes in and whips them off to kingdom come. Then an ominous voiced narrator goes "And you thought you've seen it all...", the music begins as a MTVish hodge podge of images flash on the screen reminiscent of those awful horror, action, and sci-fi B-movies. The title appears with a bang, then "Coming soon to a theater near you."

Hehe... I can't wait to see it myself.

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