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Andrew Stanton’s Friday Night Twitter Bash

Andrew Stanton

For those who were lucky enough to be online and hanging out on Twitter last night, @andrewstanton popped up and took questions from fans for almost five hours. The exchanges were lively, fun, and made clear (if there was ever any doubt) that a) he’s cool, b)he’s smart as a whip, and c) he’s real.

Here is the session — blog style,with the last post at the top and the first one at the bottom.

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This time for real. G’night everyone! It’s been fun!
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@tonycoogs@andrewstanton what is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow” What? I don’t know that — WAAAAA…!!!
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@dberga@andrewstanton Favourite filmmaker working today?” P.T. Anderson
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@tribefaniniowa: Someone else wanted me to ask this: Why is Dejah Thoris not naked in the film?” Um… It’s a Disney film. Figure it out.
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@matthancocknz@andrewstanton, best pie?” apple (duh)
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@Duard0: what kind of camera would you recommend for someone not going to film school?” anyone that works. Start with your iPhone.
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@McJaga@andrewstanton which filmmakers do you look up to?” Pete Docter. He’s wicked tall.
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@CoreyAtad@andrewstanton What are your favourite film podcasts?” Filmspotting
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@AjMeadows@andrewstanton What’s your favorite book at the moment?” Moment in the Sun by John Sayles. My hero (director of Matewan.)
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@TheFlashReborn: Y not go with JC of Mars or simply Warlord of Mars?” Shhh… Calm down and trust me. There’s a master plan afoot.
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@NicholasVenture@andrewstanton Favorite Gilliam film?” Brazil
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@leandroprieto@andrewstanton Favorite comic book?” X-Men – the John Byrne/Chris Clairemont years.
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@SamanthaMSG@andrewstanton If you could say something to Edgar Rice, what would it be?” “Get back in the grave you zombie from Hell !”
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@tribefaniniowa: IMDB claims you did 2 shorts in the 80s titled “A Story” and “Somewhere in the Arctic”. Do they still exist?” Somewhere..
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@MidgardDragon: Will Carter end on the same cliffhanger as POM did?” Never end a movie on a cliffhanger. It annoys the audience. Bad form.
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@MattAaronHarper: Do you think Carter in 3D is as pointless as I imagine it will be?” Nope. It looks damn cool in 3D. Just not my style.
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@SamanthaMSG so sorry I couldn’t answer them all. Stay tuned next week, Sam. 😉
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Sorry gang. Gotta sleep. Let’s shoot for another Q&A Friday next week!
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@andrewstanton Cashews. Yay or nay?
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@NicholasVenture: What’s your favorite novel that hasn’t been adapted into a film?” The Amazing Adventures of Kavilier & Clay by M. Chabon
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@JorgeA911: best moment working at Pixar?” everyday there. Though the recent impromptu “Cowboy Night” the animators put on ranks high!
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@FakeShemp: how many Pixar easter eggs do I get to search for in John Carter?” None. Wasn’t a Pixar movie.
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@haroldreusken@andrewstanton is there a cast & crew cd/score of tnewmans wall-e?” yep.
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@athulct@andrewstanton Nothing to ask really. Just one thing to say. Thank you for Wall.E.” thx for liking WALL-E.
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@TheWritersFiend@andrewstanton How awesome will John Carter be?” That’s for you to decide and me to find out.
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@AustinCFilms: what do you mean you aren’t that into 3D? John Carter is in 3D…” Disney put it in 3D not me. It’s there $. I made it 2D.
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@ngloriouspastor@andrewstanton was Fred Willard your 1st thought for WALL-E Pres?”. Shatner. But Willard was my next big idea.
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@RealRobBentley@andrewstanton Just woken up here in GB, has your Q&A finished?” I’m fading. But still here. Will officially close at 12.
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@IanRay_WLA: When you wrote dialog for the movie JC, were you going for odd exotic syntax?” Chabon and I called it “Pulp Shakespeare”.
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@dark_maylee@andrewstanton Have you ever seen BBC’s Sherlock? What you think (if you have)” LOVE IT!!
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@soberblair@andrewstanton favourite Hitchcock film?”shadow of a doubt
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@jereklassen@andrewstanton Favourite type of hat?” Beanie with a propeller.
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@FraserGrut@andrewstanton any tips for a young inspired film director? :)” stay out of film school, buy a camera, make movies.
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@TweetsOnTheBus@andrewstanton Are there any movies you’ve seen where 3D was crucial to the storytelling?” Dial M for Murder, and Hugo.
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@BryanHarley@andrewstanton Thank you for not being into 3D!” thank YOU for not being into 3D!
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@JaceDIn3D: Whats your favorite kids cartoon TV show?” Johnny Quest (original) , Speed Racer (orig.) and the pilot season of Sesame Street
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@timjdowney@andrewstanton What is your favorite Hitchcock movie?” Shadow of a Doubt
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@Aprilled@andrewstanton did you ever draw on the walls in the cal arts basement?” who didn’t?
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@steamboatbilljr: Can anyone b a good writer? What does it take? Good writing. If you keep writing poorly long enough it might click for u.
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@Asthenia_B182@andrewstanton if you were asked to remake any movie you wanted which one would it be?” Westworld or Capricorn One
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@Dcwong4114@andrewstanton I hear you have a kick-ass custom home theater. True?” kick ass
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@GustavoGor@andrewstanton favorite movie villain ever?” Matai Shang.
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@McJaga: the real question: is there a formula involved with making your movies?” if there were my job would be sooo much easier.
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@ItsTheBoat: @ Bug’s Life is probably my favorite Pixar movie to quote. ” I only got 24 hours to live and I ain’t gonna waste it here!”
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@comradeparker@andrewstanton If I ask a question, will you answer it?” yes, but only one. – whoops! There it is.
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@tisgrigg@andrewstanton Will we see a 3D release of WALL•E?” If it happens I had nothing to do with it (like Nemo.) not that into 3D
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@mycroft16: Are u the kind who moves right on to his next project or do you prefer a little R&R time between to recharge?” Always working.
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@MidgardDragon: Do you prefer to storyboard first or start with the script?”. Script – then storyboard – then rewrite — repeat
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@AARONHALE@andrewstanton favorite childhood movie(s)?” The Red Balloon
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@GhostSwirv: What are the key story elements that attracted you to ERBs’ JC of Mars?” the car chase, the gratuitous sex, and the vampires
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@SergBeret: Advice for a writer trying 2 bring an idea to life?” Rewrite rewrite rewrite. Then when ur almost finished, rewrite again.
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@TravisSMcClain@andrewstanton Where do you get names for characters? I’ve always struggled with that.” baby naming book. I shit u not.
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@c2giraffe@andrewstanton favorite song to listen to while on break/not working?” Art of Noise, “Moments in Love.”
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@tribefaniniowa: Do u plan on working with T. Newman again?” Sure hope so. I LOVE working with Tom. He’s doing the next Bond, btw!
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@SeanJ8: Hope post production on John Carter is going well! Can’t wait to see!!” Post is done! Done! Done! Done! (Well, my parts are done)
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@storybook1D@andrewstanton favorite Pixar quote?” “Baby wants pie.”
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@jkcaesar: what’s one of yur favorite single tracks from any particular film score?” “Climbing the Mountain” on the Close Encounters Score
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@DarthBobTarkas@andrewstanton On a scale of 1 to 10, how cool is Tars Tarkas in the movie?” 11 (but I’m biased , cause I’ve met the guy.)
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@AJisLost@andrewstanton After #JohnCarter is released, will u be making another live action or animated feature?”. Yes.
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@tisgrigg@andrewstanton Favorite Kubrick film?” 2001….then Barry Lyndon
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@stevenanimates@andrewstanton do you miss animating?” Never left it. Carter has more animation in it than a Pixar movie.
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@leandroprieto: What do you say to people who say that computer animation is not real animation?” II enjoy creating with unreal things.
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@JaySpyneHart@andrewstanton What have you got planned after ‘John Carter’? Still sticking with Pixar?” Never left Pixar. Never will.
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@tibieryo@andrewstanton Did I actually just get dating advice from the director of Wall-E?” I have no good dating advice.
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@petethepanda@andrewstanton Favorite album?” Thomas Dolby’s “The Flat Earth”
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@steamboatbilljr@andrewstanton Have you seen Sherlock Jr.? Thoughts?” 2nd Favorite Keaton movie.
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@SirDonnerbold@andrewstanton If John Carter ever gets an own Disney attraction, what kind should it be?” Big Barsoom Mountain.
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@chasebeecher@andrewstanton what do u do to get creative juices flowing?” I use a juicer.
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@John_Grimmer: @ What’s your favorite modern (last 30 years) black & white movie?” The Artist. Had you gone back 40 – Manhattan
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@Bowrong: @ Did you combine all the martian books into one movie, or will there be others?” movie 1 = POM, movie 2 = GOM and Movie 3 = WOM.
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@MZPro80: is #TheyLive the one with Rowdy Roddy Piper?” I have come here to kick ass and chew bubblegum… And I am all out of bubblegum.
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@michaelwekall: Your thoughts on motion capture animation?” Captures motion really well, just be sure to mix it with a great animator.
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@tibieryo@andrewstanton How can you say anything John Carpenter is a “guilty” pleasure?” When I’m in the presence of girls. (Good tip.)
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@igor_boka@andrewstanton do you have a favorite Skethes show?As SNL or Monthy’s Python?” Raised on and will die on Python.
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@nickytea@andrewstanton Mention Keaton, any Chaplin love? Fav Chaplin feature?” City Lights, then The Kid
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@storybook1D@andrewstanton How did you come up with Finding Nemo? it’s genius.” I thought of it.
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@toonfactory@andrewstanton were you involved with the development of 1906 – is it shelved?” @BradBirdA113 knows all about 1906.
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@AJisLost#TheWire is so good. Have you checked out #Lost or #BreakingBad?” It’s y Giacchino scores CARTER and B. Cranston stars in it.
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@AndrewDaSub@andrewstanton Do you have a favourite sitcom?” Life’s Too Short (bloody brilliant.)
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@Zack_Parks@andrewstanton any guilty pleasure movies?” 1941, Dark Star, They Live, Escape From New York, Stepbrothers…
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@mousterpiece@andrewstanton: Maybe nothing can top The Wire, but have you seen Breaking Bad? It’s why I cast Bryan Cranston in ‘Carter.
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@JEDZ1138@andrewstanton What’s your favorite Martin Scorsese film?” Raging Bull
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@coherent_light@andrewstanton Do you have a favorite Kurosawa film? If so, which?” Ikiru
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@dammitfranky@andrewstanton Do you hate the Romans for their conjugations and declensions? Or is it just spite?” romane ite domum
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@skornfilt@andrewstanton Any good Ralph Bakshi anecdotes?” None I can quote in public.
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@storytellerfrog@andrewstanton What animated film is most underrated/overlooked?” Twice Upon a Time (the unofficial R rated version.)
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@KineticFriction: since most people are asking you for your favorite movies, what’s the worst movie you ever seen?” Steele Magnolias
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@Del129@andrewstanton What is your favorite Dreamworks Animation movie?” A Bugs Life
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@TheDosz23@andrewstanton Who or what is your favorite Muppet or Muppet movie?” Sam the Eagle, but I’m always cast as Guy Smiley by others
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@igor_boka@andrewstanton favourite TV series?” nothing will ever top The Wire, but Homeland and Downton Abbey will have to do.
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@Inferno313@andrewstanton What’s a film that’s universally loved that you just don’t get/enjoy?” Goonies.
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@ajersuhn: is it sad that I cry whenever I watch Wall-E because it’s so beautiful?” Only if you drive a Mac truck and arm wrestle 4 sport.
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@toonfactory@andrewstanton What’s your fav. Brad Bird Movie?” Whatever he does next.
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@Shalomdayanna@andrewstanton whats your favorite pixar movie? :3” Shrek.
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@fergaldavey@andrewstanton should i remove my santa hat?” Gently.
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@joelpage@andrewstanton Which works better: Dean Martin in Rio Bravo, or Robert Mitchum in Eldorado?” Never bet against Mitchum.
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@goldenacorn93: Who’s your favorite of the Nine Old Men? Did you ever meet any of them?” Grumpy, but he works in the parks now.
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@danielrhorton@andrewstanton What movie has had the most influence for you as a filmmaker?” LOA. Always LOA.
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@MJVega: Pixar handles pace perfectly. Action scenes r balanced with calmer ones. What’s yur secret? Balance action scenes with calmer ones
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@Inferno313@andrewstanton Favorite Woody Allen film?” Hannah and her Sisters
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@Minic57: Did you ever go out and ground yourself in art, history, literature etc in preparation for being a filmmaker?” all the time
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@Ihnatko: The story you’re writing isn’t working. What’s the first thing you look at/the first question you ask?” What would Twitter do?
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@siracusa: favorite Star Wars movie.” There is only one Star Wars movie, re. 1977. Had nothing “new” or “hopeful” about it. + no taxes!!
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@Inferno313@andrewstanton Do you enjoy video games? Got a favorite?” Tempest. And sit down Tail gunner. All circa 1980.
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@rendertwit Only in July, late October and the first new fallen snow.
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@SuperSmashNash: “what is your favorite color?” (name movie too)” Blue — WAAAAAAAA (as I’m hurled ove the rope bridge.)
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@annabellekline@andrewstanton Who was your favorite Brady Bunch character?” Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! (I was a teen boy. I had no choice.)
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@stevenpless: what is the main difference is for a director working with live action and one working with animation?” int. vs. ext.
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@yuin_y@andrewstanton What’s your favourite non-English language film?” Cinema Paradiso
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@JarettMiracle: Favorite animated film or Ghibli movie? Anything just reply so i can cry manly tears of pixarian joy! Castle in the Sky
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@praggyac: what were u first asked to animate on a computer?” A mint leaf scatting jazz on a piano while an ice cube played piano. Sirius
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@ChandlerNick1@andrewstanton What was one of your DAD’S favorite movies?”. Red River. It was his ‘Star Wars.”
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@Minic57 Don’t ruin movies for people; make ’em want to see it instead. Tease don’t tell. #thusendeththelesson
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@Minic57: Are plot details spoilers? Shouldn’t a film be good regardless?”. A good film still works, regardless of spoilers. ….
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@FuturePixarian Start with the Best… West Side Story. WIIIIIDESCREEN!!
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@reginaroadie: In the latest John Carter trailer, was the music a reference to Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir”?” 2 grt tastes finally together!
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@Princess_Merida@andrewstanton Do you have a favorite silent film?” Buster Keaton’s ‘Go West’ He falls in love with a cow.
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@scott_thrill@andrewstanton What do you think of The Secret of Nimh?” Ask @BradBirdA113 that and you’ll get a more interesting answer.
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@KashifPasta: I’d personally put Finding Nemo and The Incredibles way up there :)” Rule 1. No choosing your own movies #moviefightclub
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@mousterpiece@andrewstanton: Ooh, awesome! Question: what is your favorite movie of the past 10 years?” The Tree of Life Flame away!
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@mousterpiece@andrewstanton: Tucker: The Man and His Dream” WE HAVE ANOTHER WINNER!!! Ask away@mousterpiece!
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…What movie? For another question (not about my eating habits.)
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“My mother told me ‘Don’t get to close to people. They’ll infect you with their dreams. Then later I realized – She was saying ‘Germs!”
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@MimosaBrunch@andrewstanton what did you have for breakfast?” Tall decaf mocha (no whip.) + protein plate. Kind of a waste of a question?
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I’m waiting’… 😉
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@MimosaBrunch@andrewstanton blade runner.” We have a winner!! Ask me anything @MimosaBrunch. Anything at all.
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“Home again, home again! Jiggedy-jig!” (Name that movie.) First reply to get it right and I’ll answer any question they got.

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