Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Bedtime Movie tag

Hamlette tagged me with this one, so here goes.  However, just warning you that these might be the most boring answers ever!!

1.) A movie that kept you up all night
Kept me all night how?  Physically, by staying up really late to watch it?  If so, none.  Movies are short.  I generally don't start a movie if it's going to run too late.  Or does this mean kept me awake because I was thinking about it all night?  I wish!  I have tried to think about a movie into the wee hours because I have Things To Think On, but I still fall asleep pretty quickly.  Only stressful life stuff can prevent me from sleeping.  However, if you switch to television shows instead of movies, I have stayed up way too late at night watching "just one more episode" of various shows.  Burn Notice and The Almighty Johnsons are two such shows, and both made me lose quite a bit of sleep because I couldn't turn either off at a proper hour.

2.) A movie that made you scared to sleep
Are you kidding?  None.  I love sleep!  Sleep is oblivion, so if I pull up the covers, the world goes away.  Not quite sure why a movie would make me scared to go to sleep.  Now, scared to go down a dark hall or room or into a basement?  That I can understand more readily.  But even if that is the question, the answer to the question is still... none.  Are you kidding?  I am drawn to check out strange noises in dark rooms or outside at night like a moth to a flame. Like a cat to catnip.  Must go investigate!  I am at home in the dark.  (This might have something to do with the fact that I am an astronomer's daughter, and many many many childhood nights were spent outdoors in the blackness with no moonlight and no flashlights.  I have even hiked alone at night in Yosemite... no, that didn't bother me.)

3.) A movie that made you go to sleep
I usually don't fall asleep in movies.  I may love sleep, but movies are too important to me.  But when I was young, and we saw Star Trek: the Motion Picture... I actually fell asleep in the movie theater.

4.) A movie that left you tossing and turning all night in anticipation of its release
None.  (See, I warned you my answers would be boring!)  I lose sleep over stressful things.  Waiting for a movie to come out would not trigger lack of sleep.

5.) A movie that has your dream boyfriend/girlfriend ship of two separate movies
Well, have to be honest.  I don't "ship" characters.  I just don't think that way.  It simply wouldn't occur to me that so-and-so over here should get together with so-and-so over there.  I don't even think about that in the same movie, let alone different ones.  Nor in life.  I'm no matchmaker.  I do sometimes want to see various movie characters thrown together as friends, or as a team, or as antagonists, but that's always a platonic mash-up.  I just don't think of characters in romantic terms beyond what's presented in an actual movie, usually.  Thinking... nope, got crickets on this one.

6.) A movie that would be your worst nightmare to live in
Testament (1983)

7.) A movie that reminds you of nighttime
Noir movies in general make me think night.  Murder, My Sweet (1944) is the first one that pops in my head.

8.) A movie that has a nightmarish cliffhanger ending
Kiss Me Deadly (1956).  And now I really want to watch it again. 

9.) A movie you actually dreamed about
Many.  I dream about movie stuff all the time. Annnnnd, I can't actually think of one off the top of my head.  I think one of the more recent ones from the past couple weeks was about the Expendables, right after I re-watched the third one, but I can't remember any of the details now.

10.) A movie monster you would not want to find under your bed
A facehugger from Aliens.  Not even with a well-armed Hicks and Hudson and Vasquez keeping watch would I want to find one.

I believe most people have been tagged already, so going to pass on that piece.  But please do steal and answer if you're inclined!  I love reading all the different answers to these questions.

(sleep well!)


  1. Awwwwwwww, look at dear, sweet Mark MacPherson :-) (Out of sheer habit, even all this time later, I still typed that as Marc.)

    Jude and Ewan. Have matching pajamas. I want a pair! (Of pajamas. Well, a pair of Jude and Ewans would be nice too, I suppose -- they could put on plays in my backyard or something.)

    "Falling asleep during a movie" seems as ludicrous to me as "falling asleep while reading a book." Those are important activities! Which is why I was so shocked at myself last week. Happily, I could just rewind and watch what I'd missed. (Should we still call it "rewind" now that we have DVDs instead of videotapes? Shouldn't we call it respin or something?)

    1. I realized I could do a whole post on sleeping characters. I seem to have saved a whole bunch of screencaps from various movies. Lots of Dana (wonder why).

      I love that pic of Jude and Ewan. Cracks me up. And I love your idea of what we could do with a pair! Hee.

    2. Well, Dana is adorable when he's asleep and should be captured that way as often as possible. (And if we capture him, we can add him to our pair of Jude and Ewans?)

      I tagged you again. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!

    3. (hah! And give him a pair of those pajamas too.)

  2. Well, *I* enjoyed reading your answers;)

    1. Well, thank you! I kept feeling lame for saying "none" over and over.