Dear Style Behind readers, we are extremely proud to present you our brand new cinema column:
“5 movies to watch this month” featuring Wanderfuss’s Henry and Stefania.
Wanderfuss, founded in November 2014 by Henry and Stefania, is one of the most interesting blogs about cinema, literature and culture around.
From tomorrow Friday, the 5th, every first Friday of the month they will suggest us 5 new releases to watch.
We asked them some cinema related questions to introduce them to you.
What movie made you fall in love with cinema?
(Stefania) All About Eve
(Henry) Oh, I think it actually was The Wizard Of Oz. As a young boy, I used to read Frank L. Baum’s books over and over again, always trying to find about new details, and maybe small, hidden storylines. The 1939 movie is a classic, and it was splendor underneath my eyes. I loved it. And I loved the 1985 sequel, Return To Oz too.
What is your favorite quote from a movie?
(Stefania) “Give me a whiskey, ginger ale on the side and don’t be stingy baby” from Anna Christe (1930) with Greta Garbo. The first spoken line by Garbo, it just stuck with me, it’s the only line that I remember (except maybe “Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn”) and I have a personal history with Garbo, so this line is important to me.
(Henry) Does “I’ve got nothing to hide” from Basic Instinct count?
Who is your favorite movie character ever?
(Stefania) I have so many! I don’t think I can choose, but one of my favs is Laura Brown played by Julianne Moore in The Hours.
(Henry) There’s a ton of them, but I guess I’d pick Scarlett O’Hara. Gone With The Wind is my all-time favorite.
If your life was a movie, what would it be?
(Stefania) Gosford Park
(Henry) What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? I’m a bit of a reclusive, so I guess it’s either that or Room.
What movie soundtrack do you love the most?
(Stefania) Once Upon A Time in America by Ennio Morricone.
(Henry) As a pure compilation-form, I’ve always loved the Reality Bites soundtrack. It’s really a must-hear one. I love the 90s and miss them terribly. I enjoy The Blues Brothers OST as well – I mean, it’s irresistible, a complete masterpiece. Talking about composers, Hans Zimmer and Alexandre Desplat are my favorite ones.
What’s the most overrated movie?
(Stefania) Probably every movie Disney made since Tarzan (with few exceptions).
(Henry) Every movie that develops a following who don’t really understand the craft and the process behind filmmaking. Beside that, I think that some independent films are extremely overrated.
What’s the most underrated?
(Stefania) Well, one of the most underrated I guess it’s Inside Llewyn Davis by the Coen Brothers, a movie that I personally love, and that hasn’t received the credit it deserves.
(Henry) Audiences and critics alike don’t seem to appreciate period films, lately. I think it’s superficial and snobbish. I mean, how can you not fall in love with a film like Bright Star?
What movie do you love, but are ashamed to admit it?
(Stefania) Jennifer’s Body, so campy but hey, I love crazy women monsters who eat men.
(Henry) Cruel Intentions (1999) from Roger Kumble. It’s my guilty pleasure. I think I watched it 100 times at least. I know every line of it!
What do you appreciate more in a movie?
(Stefania) Personally I love good screenwriting and fascinating photography.
(Henry) The director’s vision, the subtlety of intentions in the script, the setting’s atmosphere, the performances.
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