The lovely blog, Little Bits of Classics, nominated me for a Liebster Award. It’s an award given to bloggers by fellow bloggers. It comes from the German word Liebster meaning kind, welcoming, and pleasant. It acts as an internet chain letter because you’re given a questionnaire and then must tag other bloggers with your own set of questions. Here are the questions Little Bits of Classics asked me:
1. Which five actors do you wish had played together in a movie once (it’s not a problem if they didn’t live at the same time)?
Although it’s not five and I’m not sure if this actually answers this question but one of my favorite films is Moon Over Miami with Betty Grable and Don Ameche. It was said that 20th Century Fox had originally considered Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews to play opposite them. I’m a fan of both all four individually and while Tierney and Andrews made four films together and Tierney and Ameche were in Heaven Can Wait, it would have been lovely to see Fox’s biggest stars all in one film.
2. Which movie do you think should never have made it into AFI’s top 100 list?
While I understand its significance to cinema, I find Spartacus to be a very dull and boring film.
3. Whose life would you like to see a biographical movie on?
Jennifer Jones and Robert Walker have one of the most tragic Hollywood love stories I’ve ever read about so much so that people have major resentment to Ms. Jones. Only one biography has been written about this and there’s only one biography on Jones available as she was a very private woman. Both are treated very unfairly by what limited information we know. The only credible and compassionate version of their story was told on an episode of the podcast, You Must Remember This. I think a biographical film or even just a documentary exploring this tragic and complex relationship would put to rest those horrible rumors.
4. Which completed TV series do you wish had another season?
I loved Mad Men and I was very sad to see it go. They could have taken the series into the 2000’s and I still would have watched.
5. How early do you start writing an entry for a blogathon?
It depends on the subject but when I first commit to it, I instantly begin researching, the actual writing process takes me about a week.
6. Which movie star would you have liked to visit at his or her home?
Frank Sinatra’s Palm Springs home sounds like it would be quite the place for parties.
7. What is the favourite movie of your parents?
My mother loves Saturday Night Fever, she had a particular affinity for young John Travolta, as well as Dirty Dancing. Those are her tops.
8. During which movie’s shooting would you have liked to be a fly on the wall?
Casablanca is my favorite movie and boy was there so much drama on that set! I would have loved to have seen it play out.
9. Is there an actor or an actress who you’ve seen in every single movie they’ve ever appeared in?
Audrey Hepburn. I made it a point to see all of her movies and although she has a short filmography, it was no easy task as some of her early European work is very difficult to find.
10. Whose Oscar ceremony speech is your favourite?
There are so many Oscar speeches that I love, it’s honestly hard to pick a favorite but one that sticks out is Jamie Foxx’s acceptance speech for Ray because it always makes me cry and Audrey Hepburn when she won for Roman Holiday shows you just what a special woman she was.
11. Who did you receive your latest Liebster Award from?
The fabulous blog, Little Bits of Classics. Many thanks!!
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