Chris Rossiter Answers Five Questions
July 10, 2013 by Screenmag
In the latest installment of our Five Questions With SCREEN column, Chris Rossiter, head of Dictionary Films, weighs in.
SCREEN: Can you cook? If so, what is your go-to dish?
ROSSITER: Everybody cooks in college, but then for about twenty years I never cooked. I was never home. But I have slowly become a master of omelets, breakfast foods in general. I have limited cooking abilities, but if I cook now, it’s going to be good. But I don’t cook from recipies, I cook to taste. I learned that from my mom.
SCREEN: What’s your guilty pleasure TV?
ROSSITER: I suppose, like a lot of people in our business, I’m a little bit obsessive so if I find something I really like I’ll embrace it and I try very hard not to find anything because of that. But I do find strange little niches. Recently, being the most anti-outdoorsman, I have become a huge “Duck Dynasty” fan. I just find it fun and interesting.
SCREEN: What’s the last movie you saw in a theater?
ROSSITER: I have not seen “Man of Steel” yet, which I’m disappointed about. “Iron Man 3” is probably the last movie I’ve seen in the theater.
SCREEN: What’s your favorite American city? Foreign City?
ROSSITER: Chicago. I’ve always said if you took the city of Chicago and you put it in that Raleigh/Durham area, weather wise, everyone would move there and the earth would be thrown off its axis and we’d all die. I think it’s the best city in the world. Foreign city, Buenos Aires. I think it’s a very culturally diverse mix. I love the idea that you don’t know whether any individual you run into will be Argentine, German, French. I think it’s an incredible melting pot.
SCREEN: What’s your favorite day of the week?
ROSSITER: I think Saturday. To me, it’s a reset day. It’s either a day where you can really complete a work week if need be or it’s an anticipation for a substantial forthcoming week. If it’s not either of those, it’s a chill day. I used to love mowing the lawn. It was the most relaxing thing I could find. And for me it was always on Saturday.