Apr25

Hunter Quick from Charlotte, NC

 

Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?

I'm a semi-retired lawyer, and I enjoy playing tennis and fitness training, reading, traveling, and going out to movies that interest me (fewer and fewer these days, that's why I watch TCM so regularly and enthusiastically).

 

What’s your favorite movie snack?

Popcorn.

 

What’s your favorite part of TCM?

The introductory remarks and watching the movie uninterrupted in its entirety. I like the way TCM offers its movies from an historical and film criticism perspective and throws in juicy anecdotal snippets about the making of the films, casting, and little-known stories about the actors and actresses and their involvement in the films.

 

What’s your favorite movie genre?

Drama.

 

Who’s your favorite actor or actress or filmmaker of all time? And why?

Marlon Brando. He revolutionized film acting, and in his prime was immensely powerful, original, sensitive, versatile, and creative. He approached roles in a unique way that only he could accomplish. As a Method actor no one thought he could handle Shakespeare, but his Mark Antony in Julius Caesar was superb. He was totally believable as Emiliano Zapata. He never ceased to amaze. Many critics thought he was finished when Last Tango in Paris came out, but he was brilliant. I never tire of watching the taxi scene in On the Waterfront. He also influenced so many great actors -- I'm sure that his performance in The Men influenced Jon Voight's performance in Coming Home. He influenced an entire generation of very good actors, from Paul Newman to Robert De Niro to hundreds more. His film legacy is immense.

 

Who would you be thrilled to meet, and what would you say?

John Huston. "James Joyce is also one of my favorite writers. How did he influence your work, and what other writers have influenced your work? In addition, what is the movie that you are most proud of that you either directed or acted in?"

 

What do you collect?

Ideas.

 

If you had to pick just one, what would be your favorite movie?

On the Waterfront.

 

Thank you Hunter!  For being in our Member Spotlight, we're sending you TCM's Leading Men book, with chapters on many of the actors you mentioned, and insight into Brando's ongoing influence on the craft.

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