Fan Q&A - June 8th 2017
Hey guys! Last week's Q&A went pretty well, so I'm back here again for round two! If you want to submit Q&A questions either email them to my website(here) or send them to me (@SammiScarlette) on twitter! I'll be posting Q&A's each Thursday afternoon! XOXO Sammi
Q: @Nileshpotbhare: What's your favorite movie ever? A: Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film "Romeo + Juliet". The whole aesthetic look to the film is just PERFECTION! The set design, the costuming, it's all just right and perfect for a 90's adaptation of the Shakespearian tragedy. Not to mention the soundtrack. The score (specifically the track titled "Balcony Scene") is beautiful, and then on top of it you have songs by Garbage & Radiohead... It just set the bar for an artistic spin on a classic. I'm also a huge fan of Sofia Coppola films, especially "Marie Antoinette", "Lost In Translation" and "Somewhere"... "Marie Antoinette" is another film similar to "Romeo + Juliet" that merged a really visually stimulating aesthetic with great rock music.. In the case of "Marie Antoinette" it was merging beautiful 1700's rococo opulence with New Wave music... I think my love of The Cure probably started with that film... That film is definitely the reason I own a Siouxsie and the Banshees cd. I'm also a huge huge fan of silent films. I am fascinated by the victorian photographic process. To me silent films are pure art; especially since a lot of them, such as the films of Georges Méliès, were done on these elaborately painted backdrops similar to a theatre productions from that time period... It was a much different process than how films are created & conceptualized in modern times. Even a controversial film like "Birth Of A Nation" (a racist film, that was the "Titanic" of the victorian era), is extremely important as it revolutionized the film process. To me films such as The Cabinet Of Doctor Caligari, Nosferatu, Le Voyage Dans La Lune, Metropolis, The Fall Of The House Of Usher, etc are beautiful art masterpieces.... Hence why I used them (as well as a few other public domain silent films) in my 2014 lyric video for "These Violent Delights".
Q: @JuanDeMarco4: Favorite rock band? A: Pretty sure everyone know this, but my absolute favorite band of all time in the entire universe and all of existence is The Smashing Pumpkins. Billy Corgan is god (when it comes to writing a moving rock song, at least). The first time I saw them in concert (not the original line up, sadly), December 8th 2010, it was like a religious experience. Last years, 2016, "In Plain Song" tour was phenomenal. I scored 5th row tickets to the last night of their three night stint at the Beacon Theater here in NYC, and the whole show was just perfect. They played songs that I'd never heard them play before (i've seen them 4 times in total), mostly due to the fact that Billy Corgan for whatever reason often refuses to play their hits at concerts.. And they played a lot of the songs in different arrangements (like for "Disarm", Billy played it at this synth organ thing.. It was very Phantom Of The Opera.. And super cool).. Plus I finally got to hear "1979" & "Mayonnaise" live.. Which pretty much made my life, because those are my two favorite songs ever.. I think I might have cried. haha. My other favorite bands & artists are Hole, Bush, m83, Jane's Addiction, The Cure, The Silversun Pickups, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Marilyn Manson, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Naked & Famous, The Smiths, Radiohead, Oasis, Alice In Chains, Lana Del Rey, Nirvana, The Used, Charlie XCX, The Pixies, Coldplay, Joy Division, HIM, Incubus, etc.
Q: @cltnclancy1: What made u get into the paranormal? A: I first got kind of interested in the paranormal or the idea of it, from watching this old Disney Channel show called "So Weird" and this show on the Family Channel called "Scariest Places On Earth" (which looking back wasn't all that scary) and a show on MTV called "Fear"(that was pretty damn scary.haha). I loved the idea that ghosts & aliens might be real. In 2001, when I was 11, after 9/11 I was scared to sleep at night, and I started listening to a late night talk radio show called Coast To Coast Am that was hosted by a guy named Art Bell. The show (which is still on, but unfortunately Art Bell doesn't host it anymore) covered not only ghosts & aliens, but ther topics such as conspiracies, planet-x, earth origins, demonic possession, and a slew of other plausible, crazy and far fetched things. So I'd cite Art Bell's radio show as the true driving force that got me into the paranormal and inspired me to want to do talk radio.