Question of the day.

Do you ever eat snacks while watching films? If so, what do you eat?

My answer:

Not that it is a tradition or a must or something, same as watching TV isn’t either for me, but yes, sometimes I do. It’s usually crisps, or crackers, or peanuts, or nachos, or other crunchy, salty/spicy stuff like that. When it’s something longer and rather during the day than at night then maybe popcorn too.

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Question of the day (16th February).

How often do you watch films?

My answer:

As I wrote in the last question of the day post, not very often. Actually, the last film I watched was “Keeping Faith” which I watched in early January. I wanted to watch this film series earlier, it’s a Welsh series, also under the Welsh title “Un Bore Mercher”, not only because it was in Welsh, but also because I supposed it could be quite interesting, and I liked the soundtrack to this film, (actually I once shared one of the songs from that series on my blog and for some very odd reason it became one of the most popular posts on my blog, so I thought it would be good if I knew the film too). But only did it finally when we discovered with Mum that it’s broadcasted on the Polish TV – no, not in Welsh of course, sadly, but still. – Somehow it didn’t make such an impression on me as I thought it would and was a bit of a disappointment, but overall was quite enjoyable.

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Question of the day (15th February).

After a bit of unintended break I come to you with some questions regarding your favourite films, TV shows, books and music. Here we go with the first one:

What kind of films do you like to watch?

My answer:

Well as I am sure most of you who come here regularly already know, I don’t watch films or TV very often, only when something really really interests me or just to be with my family and not caring too much for what we’re watching. So, if something catches my attention, it’s usually because it’s in one of my favourite languages. It would be nice if the topic interested me at least a little bit too, but most often I’ll be quite satisfied just to hear one of my favourite languages – obviously not counting Polish and English since I have them pretty much all the time. I do like many British films though, and so does my Mum. And some Polish films with good humour, just anything that you can laugh at, but not because it’s so cringey. I am also able to watch a whole crime series even though my interest in the plot itself is little to none, just because the main character is called Misha. đŸ˜€ So that’d be it, I guess.

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Question of the day.

Is there a film that’s left an impact on you in some way or form?

My answer:

Guess not, or can’t think of any, I’m certainly not a movie expert. Well I guess everything we see or have contact with impacts us in some way, but I don’t think a film has ever impacted me significantly. I loved watching “Rännstensungar” (Guttersnipes) because of Vreeswijk, as probably all of you already know, and I loved “The Six Bullerby Children” when I was a small child because I fell in love with the Swedish language watching it. Other than that I guess the only films that affect me more significantly are such that contain something that is anxiety provoking for me like people vomiting for example. I can read books in which it happens, if it’s not too graphic, but I still can’t stand it in a film without feeling shaky and sick or having to leave the room, I can’t understand why it always has to be so visible and audible and obvious in films, or maybe I’m just overly sensitive in this particular topic. When I accidentally happen to watch such films or be around when someone is watching I am just happy I can’t see.

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Question of the day.

What’s your favourite comfort viewing and what would you chose to snack on and sip whilst watching?

My answer:

Well, I don’t really have a lot of comfort viewings. I could say “Rännstensungar”, (“Guttersnipes”), that film with Vreeswijk, or any other film with Vreeswijk playing even in one scene, as we’re at it, đŸ˜€ but I mentioned it so many times it’s boring even for me hahahaha. I mean saying this, not the film. đŸ˜€ I So other than that I like to watch some British films or series or shows on BBC, which I usually, well, always, do with my Mum, we watch stuff like “Happy Valley” for example, or some programmes about houses or interior design made in Britain. Also for linguistic purposes sometimes I like to watch some Welsh series on S4C, but it’s not much lately. Oh well I guess I’ve talked about all of this before too! đŸ˜“ I’m definitely not a movie expert or binge watcher though haha. OK, another thing I like to watch is any not too boring movie in some rarely heard language, be it Danish, Czech, Hungarian, Flemish or Estonian, not necessarily one of my most favourites, but of course films in my favourite languages are always great. And snacks? Some salty or spicy things. Like crisps, peanuts, pistachios, nachos, krackers, sometimes popcorn. In the past I often had a drink, like whisky, or whisky with Pepsi, or hot tea with lemon, honey and a tiny little bit of whisky at winter, particularly at times when we didn’t have the heating in our old house hahaha, but nowadays it’s not my routine while watching or anything, but I like to drink Pepsi or orange juice if there is any, particularly if it’s my Mum’s home made orange juice.

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Question of the day (23rd July).

Who is a celebrity you enjoy watching in movies/TV?

My answer:

Celebrity, hm, I’d say my previous crush – well, he’s still my crush but he just got dominated as it is always with my crushes after some time – Cornelis Vreeswijk, but I don’t really know if I can cal him a celebrity, because first, he’s not living any longer since the late 80’s, and second, he definitely could be called a celebrity in his time, but only a local celebrity, in Sweden, so, does it count? Anyway, he was mostly singer/songwriter, also an outstanding poet, but he also played in a few movies including my favourite one – “Rännstensungar” (Guttersnipes), I love this film mainly because of him and his play and his role, he’s just so so expressive. And generally whenever I can see any of my more or less famous crushes anywhere on the TV I am over the moon and all the possible galaxies.

But I guess that’s boring and rather predictable of me to say it, so, other than that, recently, like a few months ago, me and my Mum were watching “The King’s Speech”, well I actually watched it before and it was fascinating but it was ages ago and I liked it so I wanted to watch it again and sort of refresh it, this time without any subtitles or anything to challenge my English a little bit, and I thought my Mum would like it too. And, the person who for some reason has reeally drawn my attention and interest was Helena Bonham Carter – playing Queen Elizabeth in this film. – I don’t know, just something in her play spoke to me, I liked her in that role, and I don’t often care that much about acting in movies, if I care about movies at all. but there was something special to me about her play. And after that I wanted to get to know Helena more and I did, I read a lot about her, which got me to the conclusion that in a way she’s just my type of person, and then I watched some other movies with her, so far only two – “Henry VIII and Great Expectations – and I particularly liked her in the latter as miss Havisham, she was awesome, I only regret I didn’t have anyone to audiodescribe it for me, but anyway. So yeah I think if I had to choose someone more widely known it would be Helena.

Oh and another actress I like, she’s certainly not a celebrity, but I had a time when I watched or listened anything with her I could is Catherine Lundell. She’s Swedish, she’s a very niche actress and doesn’t seem to play a lot nowadays, she has some sort of chronic illness and she is also a quite dynamic activist in that field. I like the roles she always get, how unique they are, and I like her voice, which is quite husky, it’s I guess the effect of her illness but it really fits many of her roles I think. She’s cool.

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