Presenter: Good evening. Tonight we’ve got Mariela with us to talk about her favourite films from the last ten years. Mariela, what do you think is the best film of the last ten years? Mariela: Hello, Neil. Well, there’s no competition for me. I know a lot of people think it was Gladiator, but for me the best film in the last ten years was American Beauty – it was so different, very clever, and it
had the best acting, I think. It was the most unusual film in the last ten years.
Presenter: So, no vote for Gladiator from you?
Mariela: Oh, I think Gladiator was
really good. It was definitely the most exciting film, but it’s not my favourite.
Presenter: Were there any surprises for you in the last ten years?
Mariela: Surprises… well, yes. I think the biggest surprise was The Sixth Sense – it was a fantastic film from an unknown director. No one expected it. I think it’s also the scariest film in the last ten years.
Presenter: What about foreign language films? Any good ones there?
Mariela: Well, lots, of course, but the one that I think was best was All about my mother, by Almodovar. It was a lovely film, veiy sad, but the most interesting foreign language film of the ten years.
Presenter: Mmm, I liked that one too.
You don’t (ike violent films, do you?
Mariela: No, I don’t, but there’s one violent film that I want to talk about – Pulp Fiction. That was very violent, possibly the most violent film of the ten years, but it was so good
– it was definitely the best mixture of action and comedy at the time. And John Travolta was really fantastic as a villain
– it’s not usually the kind of part he plays, but he played the bad guy so well in this.
Presenter: Well, I think that’s all we have time for…
Mariela: No, wait a moment. There’s one more film I want to mention, and that’s Chicago. I don’t usually like musicals at the cinema, but it really was the freshest musical for a long time – it was really good.
Presenter: OK. Thank you very much,
Mariela, and now we turn to…