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The Liebster Award

Anna at Defiant Success gave me the Liebster Award – thank you, Anna! This brings me back to my very old days on blogger…fun times!
The rules:
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you
  • Nominate 11 bloggers and give them 11 questions
Without further ado:
1. Favorite decade for movies
Tough, but I have to say the 1930s. The set designs, gowns, soft lighting, pre codes, screwball comedies (my favorite genre), Busby Berkeley musicals, and pictures about social issues.
2. Movie you always recommend to others
Roman Holiday, because it’s my favorite of all time, and when I’m stuck trying to think of one to recommend, that one is always there.
3. Current celebrity crush
Benicio del Toro!
4. What’s that one movie that’s nearly perfect in your eyes?
Inside Out. I saw it eight times in theaters last year. It’s just…I’ve yet to find a film that’s so mainstream and takes a radical view of how to approach melancholy and sadness in our lives. It’s not often that films, animated or otherwise, place less value on attaining and keeping happiness. And the fact that it can impart that kind of lesson while also being entertaining and just fun. Not to mention how the world is so intricate, bright, and silly.
5. Do you read the books before seeing the adaptations?
Usually. Harry Potter for example, I had already devoured all the books before seeing the films. Same with classics like Wuthering Heights, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Jane Eyre. Some films are what made me seek out the books, like Rebecca, The Third Man, The Bad Seed, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland.

6. Favorite movie from your birth year
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
7. At the theater, on TV or DVD?
I love going to the theater whenever I can, to see new releases and re-releases, but usually a streaming surface.
8. What’s the most number of movies you’ve seen in a single day?
5!
9. Last movie you saw?
The totally delightful Gidget (1959).
10. How many DVDs do you own?
Hmm…just a rough estimate…maybe 60.
11. You go back in time to have *ahem* “fun” with a celebrity of your choosing. Who is it?
WELL…if we’re talking “fun”, Peter Lawford for sure.
If we’re talking the kind of fun that means moonlit romantic nights, marriage, and a family, then dear Robert Walker. Part of the reason I’m ok with being an old maid is because I can’t marry Robert Walker. And if I can’t marry him, what’s the point?
And if we’re talking the kind of fun that means staying out all night, making a lot of trouble, and driving some guys crazy, then Ava Gardner, Eartha Kitt, and Lana Turner.

I’d like to nominate the following blogs:

  1. Cinema Cities
  2. Back to Golden Days
  3. Love Letters to Old Hollywood
  4. Flickin’ Out
  5. The Wonderful World of Cinema
  6. Silents and Talkies
  7. Once Upon a Screen
  8. Merry Woes
  9. Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings
  10. Out of the Past
  11. The Old Hollywood Garden
My questions:
  1. A book you wish could’ve/should be adapted into a film
  2. Worst film you’ve ever seen
  3. A film so bad it’s good
  4. Two actors from classic Hollywood you wished had worked together/two actors you want to work together now
  5. Classic film that could’ve been made today/modern film that could’ve been made in the studio era
  6. Favorite wardrobe from a film
  7. Favorite soundtrack
  8. Favorite film quote
  9. Favorite animated film
  10. Favorite remake
  11. Favorite period piece
Have fun!
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