Something I hate: War
Something I love: Weather. Much as I love Northern California, I miss the extreme weather back home. Thunderstorms, blizzards, the occasional nor'easter.
Somewhere I have been: Washington, DC. I love the Smithsonian with a deep, strong love.
Somewhere I would like to go: Washington State. I've never been, and I hear it's beautiful.
Someone I know: I think the only W I know was my college boyfriend.
Best movie: Witness. Lyrical, beautifully photographed, with a tense, suspenseful plot contrasting with the serenity of the Pennsylvania countryside. How did Peter Weir, an Australian, so perfectly capture the look and feel and almost smell of PA? Kelly McGillis as the Amish widow whose small son (Lukas Haas, age about 6) witnesses a murder in Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. Harrison Ford and Danny Glover as good cops; Josef Sommer, Alexander Godunov, and Viggo Mortensen in his first screen role as Amish farmers. Also, you get to see Harrison Ford, a professional carpenter, actually working with wood. Cinematography by John Seale, who was also responsible for the beautiful images of The English Patient (and whose eye for light was the best thing about the very disappointing Dead Poets' Society). And a great soundtrack by Maurice Jarre.
nanila gave me F.
Something I hate: Flash-animated websites. If HTML was good enough for Alexander Graham Bell, it's good enough for me. (That's a joke, son.)
Something I love: FOGcon! Also fiction, fairs, freedom, fast cars, fossils, friends, family.
Somewhere I have been: Forest City, PA.
Somewhere I would like to go: Fairbanks, Alaska. I'd like to see the interior before I die. Or any of it, really.
Someone I know: I have a great-aunt whose name starts with F.
Best movie: Fantasia and Fantasia 2000.
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