As part of Reader Appreciation Month, We're doing mini interviews with readers. Get to know other members of the Film Experience community!
First up is Alex or BBats. We featured one of his 'taste test' YouTube videos ages ago and so we're checking back in with him.
Nathaniel: Do you remember your first filmgoing experience?
Alex: My first vivid memory is seeing Tim Burton's Batman in the theaters. I remember how scary and funny the Joker was and how dark and mysterious the color of the film was. Also, when they are messing up the museum looked like such fun.
When did you start reading The Film Experience?
I think I was a freshman in college, so 2003 or 2004. I just loved the language and how much affection for film there was.
I understand you're an actor yourself. What do you love about it and how is it going?
I love making films and the idea of creating stories and scenarios for characters to see what they'll do, cause and effect. Acting is going alright. Nothing happens overnight and sometimes it feels like your banging your head against a brick wall. I haven't been auditioning as much recently because it can be really depressing. Once I auditioned for a car commercial, and when I didn't get it, I lost it. Then I realized, "is this what I should care about?" So I've been doing a lot of writing, short films, and things I like and love. I hope to make a film of some substance in the future.
Best wishes on that, truly. These days what does your moviegoing diet consist of?
Living in LA, I have the luxury of movie houses like the Cinefamily, The Vista, the Arclight and the New Beverly, not to mention the limited releases that open here. I see a movie in a theater probably about twice a week, and Netflix Instant about four or five times a week. I am horrible at returning my Netflix dvd's, I still have Winter's Bone sitting here over a week after I watched it.
Have you ever dressed up as a movie character for Halloween?
One of my first costumes as a child was Zorro. Zorro rules.
Has a movie characters ever dressed up as you?
I'm pretty sure the when Christian Bale stepped off the helicopter with three ladies, he was dressed as me.
Your favorite actress. Go!
Ginger Rogers. So pretty and versatile. Anything with her and Fred Astaire is heaven. I love the actresses of old, something about that style of acting really brought out their sexiness, charm, and radiance. Special mention goes to Ida Lupino.
all reader of the day posts: Yonatan, Keir, Kyle, Jamie, Vinci, Victor, Bill, Hayden, Dominique, Murtada, Cory, Walter, Paolo, Leehee, BBats