We have just got back from a our recent trip over to Dallas, Texas. While we were there we made it our business to have a sit down with David Ferguson aka Fergusontx, one of our favourite Movie-Blogger’s. We had a great conversation about our love for movies and in particular Pulp Fiction, while we downed a few Dr. Pepper’s in the sun.
Hi David, it is great to catch up with you, and what a better place to enjoy the sunshine than here in Texas.
Yep, We have no coastline, no mountains and very few trees … but it’s home.
Living by the sea it does feel quite strange for us being so far away from it, we can normally see it from coast Movie-Blogger HQ.
You were one of the first members on our site, joining way back in 2012. How long have you been reviewing movies for?
I started playing around with it in the mid-1980s, but didn’t get consistent until about 12 years ago. My wife encouraged me to start my site 4 and a half years ago.
That’s awesome, What made you start writing movie reviews?
Movies have always been a participation sport for me, and I enjoy the discussion and debate they inspire. The reviews became my way of externalizing the internal discussion going on in my mind after movies. Yes, it’s my acknowledged way of talking to myself.
I think that secretly we all talk to ourselves, although generally not in public. But movies are definitely a way of stirring up discussions.
What is your favourite genre and why?
Well-made movies of any genre can be enjoyable, and my personal preference leans towards documentaries and independents.
What was the last movie you saw?
Most recent wide release: Godzilla
Most recent new release: Kids For Cash (documentary)
Most recent movie: Dirt! (documentary, 2009)
Godzilla is one that has been causing great debate between movie reviewers at the minute.
Now lets ask my favourite question – What are your top five movies?
This answer will vary according to my mood and the direction of the wind. To answer (which I rarely do), I’ll go with The Godfather I and II (preferably back-to-back), Pulp Fiction, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cinema Paradiso.
Some excellent choices there, personally, Pulp Fiction is one of my favourites.
What are your worst five movies?
My goal is to avoid really “bad” movies, so I am more likely to be disappointed by a movie than think it’s “bad”. And since I prefer to focus on the positive, I am respectfully declining to answer.
That is a fair comment, I think it is a one all movie lovers struggle to answer.
What do you do when you’re not watching movies?
My “spare” time is spent focusing on the business my wife and I run, exchanging random thoughts and observations with my kids, reading good books and watching the great game of baseball.
Sounds like you have a very busy life, something we can relate to.
Describe yourself in three words
Loyal, Caring, Witty
one thing I will never do is …..
understand why so many people are rude and self-centered
That is something we often wonder about, it costs nothing to be a decent human being, although so many people choose not to be.
If someone had to star in a biography about your life who would it be?
John Cusack, although I don’t kick-box
John Cusack, I could certainly see that.
Where can we STALK you? (Facebook, Twitter, blog, any other sites you write for?)
my own site: MovieReviewsFromTheDark
also as prolific reviewer on IMDb, W3rkshop, and of course the always invigorating Movie-Blogger.com
Thanks David, it has been awesome catching up with you, and great to see the sunshine for a change, it is not very often we get to see it in the northeast of England.