Adam's notes on the idea are as follows:
As a child, The Oregonian's entertainment magazine A&E was something I looked forward to every week, not only for movie reviews by Shawn Levy, but for their weekly Film Freak. Each week, the paper would profile someone on their movie tastes -- it was usually someone in the local entertainment field, but sometimes it was a baker, or city official or a nobody. I was always praying that the Film Freak would somehow pluck me out of Madeleine Elementary for a quick interview. Little things like that were cherished in the pre-Internet age. I'm hoping Friday Screen Tests will inspire similar enthusiasm -- each week, a new blogger or critic. I've been planning this for awhile and have a good corps of my favorite writers onboard with me. Enjoy.I saw a post somewhere about Friday Screen Test and volunteered. Adam sent a questionnaire that I filled in. Questions included 'Can you give a singular answer to the question "what is your favorite movie?"' and 'Are there any movies that have left you dumbfounded as to why you like them? Dislike them?'
Of course it's nice to have your own interview published elsewhere, but as a cinephile, it's very interesting to read the answers of others. I find Adam's approach a little novel, as he provides the answer but not the question. The result is he gets to poke a little light-hearted fun at the interviewee by slightly distorting the context of the answer. Go on, go check it out.