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[The following questions were culled from various movie surveys that I’ve come across. I’ve been filling it out for the last month]
- Earliest Movie Watching Memory: My first movie was Empire Strikes Back. My Dad and older brother went. I remember the Hoth sequence. There were some boys in the front row goofing that dad barked at to keep ’em quiet.
- Last DVD purchased: I’m not sure. I don’t buy too many DVDs. Possibly Gus Van Sant’s Elephant ($2)
- If you were a guest programmer for TCM what three movies would you choose to best represent your tastes: Were talking classics, like, from the 80s right? Since I watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on TCM a couple of months ago I’m counting anything from the 80s and before. Casablanca (because it still holds up today as a compelling drama), Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (not just for nostalgic reasons), and The Jerk (for some nostalgic reasons, but also because it’s hilarious).
Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond.
Chinua Achebe: “To me, being an intellectual doesn’t mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.”
He had already chosen the title of the book, after much thought: The Pacification of the Primitive Tribes of the Lower Niger.