Random Factoid #436

7 10 2010

Hooray for memes!  It’s been a while since I’ve been tagged in one of these … good to be back on the circuit!  Thanks to Sebastian for tagging me.  Here’s the pitch:

The idea is that you list off the first 15 directors that come to your head that have shaped the way you look at movies. You know, the ones that will always stick with you. Don’t take too long to think about it. Just churn em’ out.

Here are my 15:

  • Woody Allen
  • Judd Apatow
  • Darren Aronofsky
  • Alfonso Cuarón
  • Clint Eastwood
  • David Fincher
  • Sam Mendes
  • Fernando Meirelles
  • Christopher Nolan
  • Sean Penn
  • Roman Polanski
  • Jason Reitman
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Steven Spielberg (no, it isn’t cliched)
  • Quentin Tarantino

In case anyone was wondering, I got to about 10 and then had a major pause.





Random Factoid #29

26 08 2009

When I was very young, I saw the famed actor Christopher Lloyd at a hotel in Austin, Texas.  I recognized him and asked him for an autograph. Usually people recognize him as zany Doc Brown from the “Back to the Future” movies.  But, according to my mom’s report of the incident, he claims that I was the first person to recognize him as “Mr. Hunches and Bunches” from “In Search of Dr. Seuss,” my favorite movie when I was 4.

I still have the autograph.  It’s in a binder in my closet.  He wrote it on the back of a piece of the hotel’s stationery; it reads: “Marshall, very best to you!  Christopher Lloyd”.