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Liebster Award!

15 Jun

liebsteraward 1I want to thank The Cinematic Frontier for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I am sorry it took me so long to write my response, but I am honored by the nomination.

The rules are as follows:

1) Link back to the blog that nominated you

2) Answer the eleven questions

3) Nominate several more blogs (5-11) and ask eleven questions of your own. Make sure you contact the blogs that you have nominated.

Here are the questions from Cinematic Frontier:

1 – What is your favorite new release of 2016 so far? I confess that I have not yet seen a movie this year. I wanted to see Love and Friendship, but it’s not showing in a theater near me. 😦

2 – Do you prefer 3D or 2D? 2D, though it can be fun to occasionally see 3D.

3 – What is your favorite film from the year you were born? – The 1980s are actually a bit of a cinematic void for me. I’m not sure if I’ve seen any movies the year I was born.

4 – Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars! At least, the original three Star Wars films. I like to pretend the prequels, sequels and spin-offs never happened and kind of make it all up in my own head.

5 – Which Comic-Con have you most recently attended (or, if you’ve never been to one, which one do you plan or wish to attend)? I fear I’m revealing myself to be massively ignorant, but I am not very familiar with Comic-Con.

6 – Blu-ray or streaming? Blu-ray. I’m very excited about blu-ray, because I just got my first blu-ray player and new TV last week. It’s amazing how much better everything looks when you make that transition from tube to flat screen TV.

7 – Name your favorite ’80s song in a film. Unfortunately, the 1980s in music are almost as big a void for me as the movies.

Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller in Pygmalion

Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller in Pygmalion

8 – What is your favorite film based on a book? Possibly the 1995 Pride and Prejudice, though that is really a mini-series. The 1938 Pygmalion? Though that is based on a play.

9 – What is your favorite (or least favorite) Nicholas Cage haircut? I have not seen him in many films, though I did see him in Guarding Tess and his hair seemed to fit his character well as a security guard.

10 – Which film recently made you reflect on it long after the credits were over? The Jazz Singer. It has greatly influenced my reading of late and I now have a history of blackface in America (Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture), a biography of Jolson (Jolson, the Legend Comes to Life), and a history of the transition between silent and sound films (The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution 1926-1930) on my reading shelf.

11 – Who is your favorite composer? That is a hard one. It really depends on my mood at the time. Rachmaninoff, Dvorak, Jerome Kern, Puccini, Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, Bernard Herrmann, Scott Joplin, Frederick Loewe. They are all my favorite!

My nominations are:

Love Letters to Old Hollywood

Define Dancing

Vienna’s Classic Hollywood

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies

Classic Reel Girl

My questions are:

1 – Book you would most liked to have seen Alfred Hitchcock turn into a movie.

George Burns, Gracie Allen, Fred Astaire in A Damsel in Distress

George Burns, Gracie Allen, Fred Astaire in A Damsel in Distress

2 – Book you would most like to see turned into a musical.

3 – Favorite movie musical score or soundtrack?

4 – Stars you would have liked to have seen paired in a musical.

5 – Least favorite musical.

6 – If your life was turned into a musical biopic, would you rather be played by a singer or dancer?

7 – Classic movie you would most like to see on the big screen.

8 – Movie you would most like to see remade today.

9 – Best book you’ve read in the last year.

Here are two questions that were also asked by Cinematic Frontier:

10 – “Which film recently made you reflect on it long after the credits were over?”

11 – “Who is your favorite composer?”

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15 responses to “Liebster Award!

  1. Silver Screenings

    June 15, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Congrats on your Liebster AND your flat-screen TV! Now you’ll have to re-visit all the movies in your collection to see how different they look. 😉 (When my parents got a Blu-ray player & new TV last year, they were astonished at how different their movies looked. They re-watched every movie they own.)

    Like you, I prefer to pretend those same Star Wars movies don’t exist. I made the mistake of watching the most recent film and I said, “Never again.” In my opinion, there are only two good movies in a franchise of seven films. It’s not a very good return on investment, if you ask me.

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    • christinawehner

      June 15, 2016 at 11:18 am

      Thanks! I’m with your parents – it makes me wonder if I’ve ever really seen these movies at all….especially the Technicolor ones 🙂

      You’re right, that’s not a very good return at all! I used to like Return of the Jedi more when I was younger, but the more I see it, the more flawed it seems…though I do like the epic fight between Vader and Luke. I ended up seeing the recent Star Wars film with a group of people, but it was so dispiriting…more like a reboot than an actual sequel.

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      • Silver Screenings

        June 15, 2016 at 11:20 am

        Yes, the latest film was a Disappointment. I really wish I hadn’t seen it. However, I did think the main character (Daisy Ridley??) was amazing. She has lots of charisma and I felt she made it a better film that it really is.

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        • christinawehner

          June 15, 2016 at 3:55 pm

          I know what you mean. It did feel like the script was holding her back a bit. She displayed these flashes of almost goofy charm, too, but the script never let her fully exploit that side of her character and kept her too serious, especially near the end.

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  2. Film Music Central

    June 15, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Congrats!!

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  3. The Animation Commendation

    June 15, 2016 at 11:50 am

    You haven’t seen any film released this year yet? GASP!

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  4. Phyl

    June 15, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks Christina!! I will try to answer these in the next couple of days.

    I agree, the 80s was a terrible decade for music and okay for movies, though the 70s were worse. My favorite 80s movie would be “Moonstruck” but the favorite ones from my birth year are “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “When Harry Met Sally,” and “See No Evil, Hear No Evil.”

    I haven’t seen any films released this year either but I am looking forward to “Finding Dory” and the new Jason Bourne film. I also want to see “Hail Caesar.”

    The Nicholas Cage question made me laugh. It looks pretty bad in “Con Air” haha.

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    • christinawehner

      June 15, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      I have a serious soft-spot for National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, too, though it’s been too long since I’ve seen it. I always went to pieces when the cat got fried and when the turkey ended up being mostly skin!

      I hadn’t realized there was a thing about Cage’s hair, but I just looked up a picture of him in Con Air. Wow!! Found this article of his many hair styles. http://unrealitymag.com/movies/nicolas-cage-hair/ I’ve learned something new today!

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      • Phyl

        June 16, 2016 at 2:07 pm

        Yeah, at first I didn’t like it because of the cat part but finally watched it in its entirety and loved it.My favorite part is when he’s in the attic watching the old home movies.

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  5. Michaela

    June 18, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks so much for thinking of me, Christina! I finally got around to replying, you can see it here:
    http://loveletterstooldhollywood.blogspot.com/2016/06/liebster-award-4.html

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  6. Phyl

    June 26, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Here’s mine!! Thanks again so much for nominating me 🙂

    http://phyllislovesclassicmovies.blogspot.com/2016/06/another-liebster-award.html

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  7. Simoa

    July 6, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Sorry it took me so long to respond! But thanks for nominating me, I loved your questions. 🙂
    http://simoa-writes.blogspot.com/2016/07/another-liebster.html

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