Bernard Pivot Questions

Planet-man

Well-Known Member
I've wanted to do this here for a while. Fans of Inside The Actor's Studio will probably be familiar with the Bernard Pivot questionarre, the ten questions James Lipton askes the guest towards the end of every show. What would your answers be?

What is your favorite word?

What is your least favorite word?

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

What sound or noise do you love?

What sound or noise do you hate?

What is your favorite curse word?

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

What profession would you not like to do?

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
 

ProjectX2

Don't expect me to take you with me when I go to s
I will think about this and post my answers later but I can't help but think of Karl Pilkington's answers to these questions now.
 

Jaggyd

The member formerly known as skotti-chan
What is your favorite word?

Open

What is your least favorite word?


Specifically (i have the worst time trying to say it)


What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Something smooth, I'm a tactile person.


What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Stupidity


What sound or noise do you love?

Thunder, and rain


What sound or noise do you hate?

a TV turned up too loud



What is your favorite curse word?

dyke. I dunno why, it's just empowering



What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Dunno, fashion design


What profession would you not like to do?

Acting


If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

"I'm really sorry my followers didn't get the whole 'love one another' thing right."
 

Iceshadow

Well-Known Member
What is your favorite word?

Zero.

What is your least favorite word?

Casserole.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Others expressing interest in my opinions or ideas.

What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

People who try to get attention in annoying ways.

What sound or noise do you love?

I too love the sound of a thunder storm.

What sound or noise do you hate?

Too much feedback on speakers (you know that shrill noise).

What is your favorite curse word?

f***ing-s***

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Teaching.

What profession would you not like to do?

Engineering.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

"Thank Me you're here Matt! I've got a zombie infestation and you're the only one who can watch my back, here's an auto shotgun with unlimited ammo. Let's roll!"
 

moonmaster

Without him, all of you would be lost souls roamin
What is your favorite word?

All of them. Can I say "all of them"? I don't think I can say "all of them". But I will anyway.

What is your least favorite word?

"Nothing".

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Conversation, listening to others talk about what they like, or what they do, or anything.

What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

My own flaws, things that cannot be fixed or at least cannot be fixed easily.

What sound or noise do you love?

1) The sound of cars on the busy street at the end of the block coming in through my window when it's wet out and I'm laying in bed and it's completely quiet in the house.
2) High-heels clicking across asphalt.

What sound or noise do you hate?

Unnecessary shouting.

What is your favorite curse word?

Cluster****.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Musician.
Like - I assume - all writers, I am absolutely convinced that I am secretly an incredible songwriter. I just don't have an instrument to compose on. I want to learn how to play guitar but I know that I'll probably never get around to it.

What profession would you not like to do?

Mathematician. Or Mathemagician. Everyone knows that math is the Devil.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

"Hi."
 
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Planet-man

Well-Known Member
What is your favorite word?

Paragon. Goodness(as a noun, not an exclaimation). Vitality.

That's three.

What is your least favorite word?

This might be the hardest question on the whole thing. Off the top of my head, "****ing" when used in reference to sex.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Something over-the-top.

And

Enemies becoming friends, the entire concept of bad guys turning good.

What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Excessive dissection, by-the-bookness for the sake of it, that sort of thing. Truth being put in the way of a good story, for no reason other than some perceived desire for accuracy.

What sound or noise do you love?

A good hearty laugh,

or

The sound of the coconut half spinning around on the wooden table in Hook and all sounds like it. That satisfying sound hollow wood-on-wood makes.

What sound or noise do you hate?

Think back to that episode of South Park with Mr. Hanky and the Sundance Film Festival. When the Robert Redford character throws him against the wall. That sound and all variations of it. All animals, including people, can make that specific sound. It is the worst, saddest sound in the world. Remember that story I told about the Potato Bug? That "twitch" was the exact approximation of that sound.

What is your favorite curse word?

Ridiculous.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
(assuming my profession is film-maker/actor)

Dermatologist. Or robotics engineer. If I had the patience and kind of smarts to learn all that stuff.

What profession would you not like to do?

Well.... butcher. Taxidermist. Those are obvious. What I really dread is something like what I do now as a store clerk, standing up for hours at a time, no goal other than attempt to aid sporadic customers, repitition of something you have to pay a fair bit of attention to, standing up for hours.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

"Yes."
 
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Dr.Strangefate

He Sees You When You're Sleeping. He Knows When Yo
What is your favorite word?

Mysticism

What is your least favorite word?

Agrarian

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Intelligent Conversation, specifically when I'm holding my own in a convo and pull forward to the point where I say something impressive.

What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

People who are incapable of talking about anything but themselves

What sound or noise do you love?

Two things... One would be the little squeaks some people make when they yawn or get tickled, Two would be the sound of being in a large empty outdoor place. The wind only moving slightly. Everything seems louder in the silence, I love that.

What sound or noise do you hate?

Rhythmic Tapping of any kind... Drives me up a wall.

What is your favorite curse word?

F--K!

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

If we assume my profession is writing with a dash of teaching to pay the bills, I would probably have to say Directing a Film. I'd love to try my hand at that some day.

What profession would you not like to do?

Any 9-5 Job in a cubicle doing something Mindless.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

"Here, let me walk you to the supercomputer of every film that never happened, and every tv show that was cancelled before it wanted to end."
 

TwilightEL

Well-Known Member
What is your favorite word?

Zeitgeist!

What is your least favorite word?

Masturbation. Nothing to do with the subject matter, it just sounds and looks weird.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Rationality. Understanding that family and friendships can be as important as romantic relationships.

What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Believing in something just because you want it to be true. Romance.

What sound or noise do you love?

Boots on wet pavement. Every noise associated with thunderstorms--falling rain, gurgling gutters, the thunder itself. Fizzing carbonated drinks. Gunshots. Singing. Alan Rickman's voice.

What sound or noise do you hate?

Tinnitus. Alarm clocks. Vomiting. The way other people's guts sound if you put your head next to their stomach. Listening to other people chew.

What is your favorite curse word?

*****.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Currently, I have no profession, but I want to study behavior and situational psychology, with some novel writing on the side.

What profession would you not like to do?

Model. Mathematician. Any kind of job like accounting where you'd have to describe people in terms of their material worth.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

"Well done."
 
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Ultimate Houde

UC's Resident Genetic Recombinator
What is your favorite word?

Cacophony. I like how it's rolls off your tongue

What is your least favorite word?


Wad.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?


Good Music.

What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?


Anger. Being Bored.

What sound or noise do you love?

Puppy barks. Kitten purrs.

What sound or noise do you hate?

Baby Crying. Well, any noise a baby makes really. Just babies. Do they count as a noise?

What is your favorite curse word?

********* (witchdock)

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Small Business owner.

What profession would you not like to do?


Computer tech. I hate these things.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Three guesses on who was wrong about religion, the first two don't count.
 
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SSJmole

Face-Punching As Foreign Policy
What is your favorite word?
*see curse word*

What is your least favorite word?
inevitable , good online bad offline as everytime I go to say it it normally comes out wrong :lol:

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Movies. Depending on how I'm feeling the right one can cheer me up, get me thinking, move me. It's why at one point I wanted to be a director. Movies are my passion.

What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Paperwork. I've always been the same. Anything like application forms or tax work, with my dyslexia is harder to do but also it's so boring with little freedom of what you are doing.

What sound or noise do you love?
Metal hitting metal

What sound or noise do you hate?
Rap music

What is your favorite curse word?
S*** you can use it more ways. Insult "you ****" to describe a bad film "this is ****" to describe a group of items "Let me grab my **** and i'll be right there" or even as an expression of shock "Oh ****"

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Something like advertisement

What profession would you not like to do?
Fast food, I will NEVER work in that line of work
 
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