#WeAreQFT Adam Moore
23 March 2020
In this edition of #WeAreQFT Adam Moore talks about his "holy trinity of comedy", why Joaquin Phoenix needs a box of doughnuts and who should star as the OS in a sequel to Her (spoiler, it's Danny DeVito).
You are stuck at home and your favourite cinema is closed. What five films do you watch?
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)
Lost in Translation (2003)
What three words would you use to describe QFT?
Relaxing. Cosy. Escape.
What is your earliest cinema-going memory?
Spider-Man (2002) with my Granda.
What was your favourite film of 2019?
Midsommar. I don't think I blinked watching it. Brimming with colour and scored beautifully, it had me totally hooked from start to finish. Florenc Pugh's acting blew me away. Masterpiece.
What film do you dislike that everyone else loves?
Aliens (1986). I was a latecomer to the franchise and watched the first three movies in one sitting. I think because Alien (1979) was so good, watching James Cameron take the reins felt so corny in comparison.
What is your guilty pleasure film?
Happy Gilmore (1996). Assuming all pre-Uncut Gems Adam Sandler films are considered bad but I'll stand firmly with Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison (1995) and The Waterboy (1998) as the holy trinity of comedy from my childhood.
What film would you recommend to a stranger?
Paddleton (2019). It's a really simple and powerful story. Mark Duplass and Ray Romano are incredible. It's lovely. Bring plenty of tissues.
What is your favourite film soundtrack?
Arcade Fire did the soundtrack to Her. Of course, they perfected it.
You can meet a fictional film character. Which one do you pick?
Dale Cooper. Twin Peaks might be a TV show but it isn't cheating because of Fire Walk with Me (1992). I think he'd like a pie and coffee on a Sunday.
What is the best thing about going to the cinema?
The cinema lacks distractions. It is much more of an immersive experience and makes any movie easier to get lost in.
Do you have a special cinema seat?
In QFT, front and centre.
Doc Brown is back with his DeLorean. What film decade do you go back to?
I was really happen in the '10s. I think A24 are responsible for that. Lady Bird (2017), Moonlight (2016), Eighth Grade (2018), Hereditary (2018) and The Witch (2015) to name a few.
Who is your favourite movie villain?
Frank Booth, played by Dennis Hopper, from Blue Velvet (1986). A scarily intense and unpredictable performance.
What would you change about your favourite film?
I think Her is genuinely perfect so this is difficult. Amy Adams' character mentions that she is friends with an operating system. It would be interesting to hear their conversations. This OS should be voiced by none other than Danny DeVito.
Who would play you in a film of your life?
Joaquin Phoenix, because he's a superb method actor so maybe if he was put on a diet of doughnuts and and told to make poor decisions he'd do a terrific job.