Steve of Movie Movie Blog Blog nominated me for a Liebster Award back in July and this has been sitting around in my drafts since then, as I had just been nomintated for a Liebster and I was away at a family reunion. I have decided to go ahead and publish it. I can't think of anyone to nominate (I had enough trouble with that the first time around) so I am just posting questions for anyone to answer, whether in the comments or in a blog post. And I can't think of 11 facts about myself so I'll just put a few.
First, here are Steve's great questions:
1. “All-time favorite movie” is too tough. What is your favorite genre, and what is your all-time favorite movie in that genre?
Screwball - Bringing Up Baby (1938).
2. “Theatrical” is too easy. What’s your all-time favorite TV-movie?
Well, I've only seen four (to my knowledge) TV movies but the winner is Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964).
3. The Great Movie Genie is allowing you to permanently change the ending of one movie. Which one do you choose, and why?
Wake of the Red Witch (1948) starring John Wayne. *SPOILER*I was depressed the whole next day after watching him drown at the end.
4. You’re a Hollywood exec, slavishly following trends. Which movie, good or bad, would you like to sequelize or remake?
A sequel to Donovan's Reef (1963).
5. Name the movie whose screening you’d like to co-host on TCM with Ben Mankiewicz.
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) starring Steve Martin.
6. Describe your most memorable movie occasion — not necessarily your favorite film, but a movie you enjoyed with friends, one that evoked a particular memory, etc.
White Christmas (1954). We watch it every year as a family. It's not Christmas without it.
7. What is your favorite line of movie dialogue?
So many... funny, serious, profound... Let's go with a funny one. "I like to kiss this girl because she has just the kind of lips I like: one on top and one on the bottom." Bob Hope in Son of Paleface (1952).
8. Why are movies special to you?
They help me to experience what (movie) life was like in the 30s and 40s. Since I didn't live back then it's the next best thing.
9. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
Sharing my favorite films with others.
10. What is your favorite book about movies?
The TCM 50 Leading Ladies book.
11. You have your favorite movie actor or actress to yourself for 24 hours to do with what you will. Name, please.
Sing with Judy Garland and practice skipping down the yellow brick road - in our ruby slippers of course - OR ride around with John Wayne in Monument Valley.
Okay, now for some facts about myself. I had trouble with this the first time so lets see if I can come up with better facts that aren't ALL movie related:
1. I keep a daily journal. It mostly says what movie I watched or what book I'm reading and what I ate.
2. I want to live on or near the beach, preferably in Cape Cod one day.
4. My favorite Disney films are Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Alice in Wonderland. I also really like Tangled.
5. I enjoy learning about Britain's Royal family; mainly Kate Middleton (obsessed), Queen Elizabeth II (after watching Helen Mirren in The Queen), the Queen Mother, and Queen Victoria (after watching The Young Victoria). I would love to live in England - at least for a year.
6. My favorite periods of history are: Egypt, Rome, Revolutionary War, Pony Express, Titanic, the Great Depression, and WWII. I do not enjoy the political side of them, just what it was like to live then.
7. I love vintage maps and atlas's.
8. I can play the ukulele.
I can't think of anyone to nominate so I invite everyone to answer the questions below:
1. What remake do you like better than the original?
2. What movie have you seen that you never want to see again (pre-70s)?
3. Favorite movie kiss:
4. Favorite movie animal (Lassie, Asta, Toto, etc.):
5. Favorite celebrity couple and why (pre-70s):
6. What classic movie should get it's own Monopoly board game?
7. Who is your favorite screenwriter?
8. Cagney or Bogart? Why?
9. Top five holiday movies:
10. Favorite WWII film:
11. Would you like to be able to sing like Judy Garland/Bing Crosby or dance like Fred Astaire/Vera-Ellen?