Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

  • Mood:
  • Music:


Apparently, John Williams will not, in fact, be returning to score Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. While this is disappointing when one considers that he finally hit the perfect note with Prisoner of Azkaban (which is also my favorite of his scores in years, which is saying something considering the high caliber of material he'd been producing), I can't complain too much, because he is being replaced by none other than Patrick Doyle, whose work I also really enjoy. Doyle and director Mike Newell worked together on Donnie Brasco previously.

While I am eager to hear what Doyle comes up with, I hope that he at least keeps some amount of thematic continuity with Williams' scores.

suitboyskin, when you're finished with Angel Season 3, check out this essay on Holtz. Only read it after you've seen the season through.

1) Who or what is on your computer's wallpaper?

A map of Middle-Earth

2. Go through your DVD/pre-bought video collection. Which three actors or actresses feature the most in them?

It's hard to say, as I don't usually think of films in terms of their stars. Maybe Sean Connery, Al Pacino and Harrison Ford are the most common male actors, while Kathleen Turner, Susan Sarandon and Anjelica Huston may be the most common female stars. I'm not going to count, though.

3. Go through your book shelves. Which three authors have written the majority of the books?

Orson Scott Card, Isaac Asimov and Frank Herbert.

4. And what about CDs?

Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Ennio Morricone

6. And what about your LiveJournal user pictures?

The Dude from The Big Lebowski, Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters and Alfred Hitchcock.

You are Zaphod Beeblebrox! You are constantly drunk
and you have terrible fashion sense. If anything
more important than your own ego enters the
room, you order it to be caught and shot. You
have two heads and three arms. Constant
optimisim is your strength, and weakness.

Which Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Character are you?
brought to you by Quizilla

I joined the film music community today. Let's see what they think of my contributions...

x. What is your secret guaranteed weeping movie?

Um... anything with big heroics and sacrifice. Return of the King springs to mind.

x. If you could have plastic surgery, what would you have done?

I'd get an extra head and arm (see above)

x. Do you have a completely irrational fear?

I didn't, but women are gradually becoming one of them.

x. What is the little physical habit that gives away your insecure moment?

That would be telling. We want information.

x. Are you a pyromaniac?

I used to play with matches, but then I melted one of our garbage cans. After that, I decided that it wasn't worth it.

x. Describe your bed.

Mattresses on the floor, covered with pillows, a quilt and a blanket with a tiger on it.

x. Spontaneous or planned?

Um... both.

x. Do you know how to play poker?


x. What do you carry with you at all times?

My cellphone.

x. What do you miss most about being little?

Not having bills.

x. Are you happy with your given name?

Yeah, actually.

x. How much money would it take to get you to give up the Internet for one year?


x. Do you like yourself and believe in yourself?

Yes and no. I do like myself, although I believe that I've made some serious mistakes in life. I have never failed at accomplishing something that I really put my mind to, except once. And there wasn't anything I could do about it.

x. Do transient, homeless, or starving people bother you?

They do. It is a problem facing society that many don't care about because it isn't them.

x. Do you consider yourself to be a nice person?

I consider myself a person. Whether I'm nice or not depends on you.

x. Do you spend more time with your boyfriend/girlfriend or your friends?

What girlfriend?

x. What's one thing you wish you could do but can't?


x. What is your ideal marriage location?

One of Jupiter's moons (now that's a view).

x. Which musical instrument do you wish you could play?

Piano, mostly.

x. Favourite fabric?


x. Something you love and hate?

Hm. Women?

x. Do you tell your friends about your sex life?


x. What's the one language you want to learn?


x. What do you order at a bar?

Black rum (it usually ends up being Myer's, but I prefer Goslings') and Coke.

x. Have you ever pierced your body parts?


x. Do you have tattoos?


x. Do you drive stick?

I always wanted to learn a stick...

x. What's one trait you hate in a person?

Self inflation.

x. What kind of watches do you wear?

The one I have now is a Casio.

x. Most frivolous purchase?

The tape deck. I never use it. I play LPs like they're going out of style... oh, wait, they are out of style...

x. Do you consider yourself materialistic?

Not really. My interests are mostly in artistic expression.

x. What do you cook the best?

I'm still learning, but I've perfected several pasta dishes.

x. Do you prefer to stand out or blend in?

I like to stand out most of the time.

x. What kind of books do you like to read?

Science fiction or fantasy, mostly, but I like deep concepts and good characters, whatever the genre.

x. What's one thing you're a sore loser at?

Um... women?

x. If you don't like a person, how do you show it?

I avoid them.

x. How many drinks before you're tipsy?

The way I mix them?

x. Favourite kind of porn?


x. Have you ever done any illegal drugs?

Well, I do like Mary Jane, but I did eat a few 'shrooms once. Nothing happened.

x. Do you think you're cute?

In a Benny Hill kind of way.

x. Do you have problems changing clothes in front of friends?

I don't usually change clothes. Snicker. No, not really.

x. What's the most painful experience you've ever had?

The loss of my job at Tower followed immediately by the death of my grandfather. What a shitty week that was.

* * *

1) Using your Current Initials, choose a different name for yourself.
Jefferson Moustapha Giardino

2) Outside of your era, when would you want to be born and why?
The 60's... the civil rights movement, the music...

3) If you ran a store, what would you sell/have?
Movies and film music.

4) What part in a movie would you love to play?
Something like Theoden King in The Lord of the Rings.

5) In your opinion, why do people suck?
They don't think.

6) If you had your own country, what would you put on your new coins?
Robert Altman, Ingmar Bergman, Jean-Luc Godard, Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock...

7) What's the oldest article of clothing you own and still wear?
I have no idea.

8) What piece of furniture have you replaced the most?
I haven't.

9) What instrument do you wish you could be more than great at?

10) Record, Tape or CD? CD.
Well, SACD or DVD-Audio, actually.

11) What do you think would be the best concert ever?
Jerry Goldsmith opening for Alex North.

12) What's the best part of your favorite movie?
I don't have any one favorite movie... although a list of favorite moments and whatnot is in the works...

13) What do you think is the most over-rated sweet ever?
Anything with coconut in it. Yech.

14) If you were writing out your will, who would you give your CD collection to?
I'd donate it to the SPFM or something like that.

15) If you could only debate two topics the rest of your life, what would they be?
Oh no... I know how this works... I've seen The Twilight Zone.

16) Out of your friends, who would you say you are most jealous of, artistically?
Hard to say. I don't know too many other filmmakers that I get along with.

17) Most jealous of... intellectually?
Um... well, not that any of my friends are stupid (I hate stupid people), but I've always been pretty happy with my intelligence level.

18) What do you collect?
Movies, film scores, Xenomorphs.

19) What is broken that you have, that you wish was fixed?
My printer/scanner.

20) What do you do when you're home sick?
Watch movies, listen to music, make CDs.

21) Why does this survey rock?
Does it?

22) Story behind your username?
When I started working at Tower, my fantasy art doodles and the fact that I'd taken fencing in high school got me termed "The Swashbuckler." The 332 was my Boy Scout Troop, selected because I wouldn't forget it.

23) Current Favorite Article of Clothing?
My cap and my jackets.

24) Line from the last thing you wrote to someone?
I think it was something about how the Varese edition of Elmer Bernstein's The Great Escape was just a straight reissue of the Intrada release.

25) A famous person you have met?
Lars Ulrich, Howard Shore and Royal S. Brown are the only famous people I've ever met. Ulrich was an asshole, too.

26) Favorite way to waste time?
Walking around, listening to music.

27) Last thing you bought yourself?
A metrocard.
Tags: film music, memes
  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded