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My Favourite Movies: Baltasar Kormákur

Hot Corn’s regular column in which musicians, actors and directors tell us about their favorite movies

What’s the first movie you fell in love with?
“I think it has to be Come and See. Or, you know Chitty Chitty Bang Bang probably. But on a more serious level, it was the Russian movie Come and See. I absolutely fell for it. I was 20 when I saw it.”

Aleksej Kravčenko in Come and See.

What’s the movie that you never get tired of watching?
“The Godfather movies I can watch again and again. That’s a little bit of an obvious answer. I love The Witness, that’s one of those movies I really like. Mississippi Burning is another one. Those kind of movies I love watching again and again.”

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Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe in Mississippi Burning.

3Your favourite movie soundtrack?
“Nil By Mouth. I thought it was really great. You know who did that? Eric Clapton. He comes to Iceland to fish all the time. It’s a fantastic soundtrack.”

4Your guilty pleasure?
“That would be About a Boy. I weep like an old lady when Hugh Grant goes on stage.”

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Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette e Hugh Grant in About a Boy movies.

5And the scene that makes you cry every single time?
“That will probably be that scene from About a Boy. The same answer.”

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On-the-Stage: Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult in About a Boy.

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