As we recently announced, Picturenose was approaching the happy milestone of its 1,000th visitor offering his or her opinion on the site, so we wanted the chance to say thank you to all our readers, and to one in particular, namely the commentator lucky enough to leave the magic message on one of our posts.
Well, we now have a winner – take a bow, Mr. Jona Sewell, of North Shields, Tyne and Wear in Blighty, whose interesting alternative list on 10 Best Movie Songs takes the prize.
Suitably modest in victory, Jona was good enough to call Picturenose an ‘excellent site’, which he says he visits regularly – so, without further ado, over to our winner, who will be receiving a rather natty piece of movie-related merchandise in the very near future for his pains. Thanks Jona, and here is to Picturenose’s 2,000th comment – our visitors really do make the site what it is. 🙂
“I’ve had an interest in film since my late teens (early 1990s) and used to go to the cinema regularly, sometimes as often as twice a week. However, since family came along I rarely get to the flicks, and instead catch up on Sky/DVD/Blu-ray and am well behind being in touch with the latest releases.
“I’ve no idea where my interest came from and I’d describe my knowledge and film experience as moderately extensive, but in a limited field! I haven’t seen the breadth or number of films as many others will have done, Picturenose’s critics included, but I tend to know about what I’ve seen. I don’t just like watching – I’m the sort of geek who likes reading/learning about films too. I prefer to watch what my friends call ‘serious’ or ‘boring’ films, (i.e. drama) as well as sci-fi, drama, fantasy, horror, thriller and action films. I don’t really do rom-com’s or musicals and I can take or leave comedies depending on type/nature – no to most Adam Sandler films, yes to Zombieland (2009), Hot Fuzz (2007) and anything by Python.
“My favourite films would include Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), A History of Violence (2005), Donnie Darko (2001), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), Walk the Line (2005), Chocolat (2000), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Hurt Locker (2008), Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) (which I still think is the best of the trilogy!), Inception (2010), Capote (2005) and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) (which no-one else I know seems to get!)
“My favourite directors would include Paul Greengrass, Guillermo Del Toro, Christopher Nolan, Danny Boyle, the Coen Brothers, Kathryn Bigelow and David Cronenberg – for no other reason than they are the directors in modern cinema I believe are producing some of the most interesting work.
“My favourite actors would include Philip Seymour Hoffman, Naomi Watts, Reese Witherspoon, Viggo Mortensen, Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges and Jessie Eisenberg – though I’m far more likely to choose a film by director than cast.”