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Liebster Award!

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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Posted by on June 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Liebster Award!

liebsterawardI would like to thank Film Music Central for nominating me to the Liebster Award!

There are only a few rules:

Answer the eleven questions asked by the blog that nominated you.

Link back to the blog that nominated you.

Nominate several other blogs and ask them eleven questions of your own choice. Be sure to tell them on their blog that they have been nominated.

Here are the eleven questions from Film Music Central

1 – What is your favorite animated film (anime counts)?

That’s a tough question. If asked that several years ago I would have said Beauty and the Beast, but now I believe Sleeping Beauty is the one.

2 – What is your favorite film soundtrack?

Hmm…this is another one that seems to change frequently, but currently I have to say the soundtrack for Love Me or Leave Me, which I’m not entirely sure counts, because it only features singing. For soundtrack for a non-musical, I would say The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, by Bernard Herrmann.

3 – Favorite snack to eat at the movies?

Anything chocolate.

4 – What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?

The 1993 The Secret Garden.

5 – What is your favorite movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

X-Men, because it features Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen facing off.

6 – The Enterprise meets an Imperial Star Destroyer in a battle: who wins?

I must admit to being slightly biased in favor of anything Star Wars, but I have to pick The Enterprise. They win so often and so creatively and we’ve seen more than one Star Destroyer bite the dust during the Star Wars saga.

7 – If you could travel to any place in the world (all expenses paid), where would you go?

Germany. I’ve always wanted to explore Germany, see the birthplaces of all the composers. Or maybe Constantinople and check out all the remnants of the Byzantine Empire.

8 – If you could watch only one tv show for the rest of your life, which would you pick?

Stargate SG-1.

9 – Who has played Batman the best?

This is embarrassing, but the only Batman I’ve seen is Adam West in the highly cheesy movie from 1966 (it had classic movie stalwarts like Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Alan Napier and Reginald Denny). I’m not sure if I should show my face after that admission.

10 – If someone made a movie of your life, who would play you?

Doris Day? Then it could be a musical! Okay, so she doesn’t look or sound like me, but that didn’t stop her from playing Ruth Etting.

11 – Favorite weekend activity

Either a BBQ or a walk/hike.

My nominees are:

My Live Action Disney Project

Diary of a Movie Maniac

Wolffian Classic Movie Digest

Mike’s Take On the Movies

Prince of Hollywood

If you are unable to participate, there is no pressure, I completely understand.

Here are my eleven questions

  1. Favorite movie adaptation of a book
  2. Least favorite movie adaptation of a book
  3. Book you wish Alfred Hitchcock could adapt into a movie
  4. Book you would love to see turned into a musical
  5. Movie you would most like to see remade.
  6. Song that most often gets stuck in your head
  7. Favorite swashbuckling hero
  8. Which legendary hero do you prefer: Zorro or Robin Hood?
  9. Name at least three or four actors from the classic movie era who you would cast in a Golden Age of Hollywood movie version of The Lord of the Rings
  10. Preferred movie watching weather ambiance: sunny, cloudy, rainy, blizzard, hurricane, overcast, daylight, midnight?
  11. And because it’s such an intriguing question: the Enterprise meets an Imperial Star Destroyer in a battle: who wins?

What are your thoughts? I would love to hear what everyone thinks about any (or all) of the 22 questions!

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Books, Movies

 

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