I spotted this delightful tag on both The Films in My Life and Coffee, Classics, and Craziness, and I can't help myself -- I'm doing it too! It seems to have originated at Out of the Past.
What’s one classic movie that you recommend to people over and over and over again?
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). It's truly an important film, taking an honest, deep look at what it's like to return from war and try to figure out how to fit into the civilian world. Even people who don't like "old" movies or black-and-white movies should watch it once.
What was the last classic film you saw and what were your thoughts about it?
My kids and I watched Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) in our van on the way to meet some family in St. Louis last week. I really love that movie, especially Margaret O'Brien's character Tootie.
Name a classic movie genre you love and one you dislike.
I love westerns. I don't care much for screwball comedies.
Name a classic movie star with whom you share a birthday or a hometown.
I share my birthday with Shirley Temple and Sandra Dee :-)
Give a shout out to a friend or family member who shares your love of classic movies.
My dearest friend, DKoren! Our mutual love of classic film is a huge part of why we became friends, actually. I dream that someday we could attend a TCM movie festival together. Never know! It could happen.
Name a classic movie star who makes your heart skip a beat or whom you admire greatly.
Y'all KNOW who my answer for this is.
|(Look at that sunshiney smile!)|
Alan. Walbridge. Ladd. Mine, all mine.
Describe one memorable experience watching a classic movie.
This past spring, Cowboy and I took our kids to see Ben-Hur (1959) on the big screen. I'd dreamed for years of seeing that particular film in the theater, and thanks to TCM Fathom Events, it finally happened. Oh my word, it was so amazing. The colors were so vivid! The sets were so detailed, down to little sewers in the streets of Jerusalem. The costumes were so much more rich and exquisite than on my TV screen. I was agog. I would go again in a heartbeat if it ever came around again, but even if it doesn't, I'll cherish the memory of how wonderful it was.
What’s something classic-movie-related that you love to collect?
I'm guessing "DVDs" is too obvious an answer?
I have quite a few vintage photos. You know, publicity shots, head shots, stuff studios sent to newspapers. I buy them on ebay and Etsy now and then, if they're an actor or actress or movie I like. I've got quite a few, mostly of Alan Ladd and John Wayne and Dana Andrews, but a few of other people too.
I also have these three little postcard-sized pictures with a facsimile of Alan Ladd's signature on them that were sent to members of his fan club in the 1940s and '50s. They were only like $5 each on ebay, as they're quite common, but I like them so much, I framed them all together and hung them on the wall.
What’s your favorite way to share your passion for classic movies?
By blogging, of course!
There are no formal rules for this tag, so I'm not going to tag anyone in particular. If this looks like fun to you, have at it!