About Me

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Hello, my name is Virginie Pronovost and I am your blogger at The Wonderful World of Cinema. 🙂 I was born in 1995.

I live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and I completed a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts (Specialization Film Studies with Distinction) at Concordia University (apparently one of the Best universities in Canada for cinema). I previously did a screenwriting certificate at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM). I might like to be a screenwriter later. I love everything about cinema, particularly classics films. Because of that, I fairly enjoyed my classes of cinema history (or any other courses where we watched some classics). I watch a lot of films and I have a great collection of DVDs and books about cinema. Let’s say that I have an interest for classic cinema since I was about 15.  My favourite movie director is Alfred Hitchcock, my favourite actor is James Stewart, my favourite actresses are Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Ingrid Bergman, my favourite character actor is Arthur Kennedy, and my favourite movie is Some Like it Hot.

Other interests:

  • David Bowie
  • Madonna
  • British culture
  • Fashion
  • Arts in general
  • Cross country skiing
  • Travelling
  • Cooking desserts
  • Reading (Favourite book: Harry Potter, favourite male author: Stephen King, favourite female author: Daphné du Maurier)
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Yes, this is me! I was at Park Güell in Barcelona 🙂

I’ve decided to start a blog simply because it looked nice. I know some people who are running one and I really admire their work, so I wanted to do the same. It became an addictive activity, and it’s a way for me to express my love for films on an other place than Facebook. As you can see, this blog mainly presents movie reviews, top list and tributes. You’ll rarely see a review of a movie that I don’t like. Why? Because I don’t like writing about stuff I don’t like. It’s not motivating, and I already have to do that at school (sometimes), because I obviously don’t always watch movies I like. This blog has for main objective to honour films, not to destroy them. Anyway, I normally know how to choose well the films I watch, so I don’t see a lot of movies that I don’t like.

I now invite you to read my various articles, hoping you will like them. Please, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts. You can also write directly to me (see contact section).

Thanks! 🙂

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54 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Cheers. I remember being 20 years old and being bitten by the cinephile bug. I also disliking saying negative things about movies, and detest arguing about subjective tastes. Looking forwarding to reading more of your thoughts.

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  2. Ginnie. Wow your blog is fantastic. I hear so much about blogs but never really read one. You are so talented. I should start a blog of my own. But no one is going to read it. I don’t have the fan base you have.

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    • Ahah I would read your blog if you start one! 😛
      Well, I’m not the most popular blog. I’ve never been to the TCM Film Festival and never hosted a blogathon (well, I co-hosted an actress tournament), but I would love to. Well I’m expecting much more for my blog! 🙂

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  3. Never would have guessed you were only 20….you have your whole life ahead to nourish your passions and discover new ones. I will be following you, with extra enthusiasm now…I hear some fine absolutes about life itself coming from you…thank you for giving life your best…may you continue.

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  4. May I share my favorites with you?!? Frank Capra, Hitchcock, Spielberg, Malick…Spencer Tracy, Gregory Peck, Cary Grant…Greer Garson, Audrey Hepburn, Irene Dunn, Bette Davis and movies are on my Facebook page 72 of them if you care to peek. Thank you for letting me talk about one of my favorite subjects. I live in a town of 480 and moved here from Chicago 10 years ago…to live life not maintain it. These are wonderful people who have had a strong work ethic…agriculture primarily…so they don’t know Cary or Bette. Would love to have a theatre for them so they could sit back, relax and fade into a wonderful world of black and white.

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  5. Hi Virginie!!
    You have a nice blog.I am a big fan of James Stewart as well.I am gonna write about one of my favorite scenes from “It’s a Wonderful Life” for “And..scene”.
    Also,I am going to write on “Sabrina” for the Billy Wilder blogathon.Will be glad if you read it and would appreciate your comments.

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  6. You sound adorable, Virginie and you seems to have an exquisite taste in films and actors. I love Alfred Hitchcock’s film too, though did not have a chance to write about any quite yet. Super glad to follow you and thank for following me as well. 🙂

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  7. Hi Virginie, my name is Andreas, I was also born in 1995, I’m also a big fan of cinema and I also have a blog about cinema which I only started a few days ago. I came accross your blog as I was looking for other blogs relevant to cinema and I have to say you’re doing an impressive job. You seem to be a big fan of Hollywood’s golden age. I also like Hitchcock a lot, but my favourite director is Stanley Kubrick. I’ll be following your blog from now on. Keep up the good work, I hope my blog will become as good as yours in the future 🙂

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  8. You just wrote about a film starring my all-time favorite actor and actress (William Powell and Carole Lombard), “My Man Godfrey” — which is tied with “Libeled Lady” as my all-time favorite film. My all-time favorite director? Ernst Lubitsch.

    How’s your screenwriting career going? I’m making the transition to it myself, and in fact am peddling this blend of romantic comedy, science fiction and fantasy(!) to producers. Take a look; how you enjoy it. https://filmfreeway.com/projects/476988

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  9. HI Virginie! My name is Paul Batters – an Australian classic film fan and frustrated writer. Just discovered your blog and look forward to reading your posts. I’m new to blogging and have my own page – another person mad for classic film. Also have a warm spot in my heart for Montreal which I visited twice. All the best from down under! Regards, Paul from Silver Screen Classics

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  10. Hello there Virginie,

    I just wanted to say hello, and say that its refreshing to find someone blog about ** classic films **, and not blog exclusively about superheros.

    I live in Toronto -just a few hours away. I try to do a blog about films I grew up with at my site https://abitsa.wordpress.com . I just read your piece about Burt Lancaster. Even though I am not a fan of westerns I have seen a few of his. I’m 60, so my experience to film is pretty extensive. I wish my blog looked as good, so take a bow. One film you might enjoy is a film Burt did with Kirk Douglas and Eli Wallach. It came out when you were born. Burt and Kirk are a pair of over the hill gangsters who want to rob one last train before the retire. I can’t remember what Eli does but I do remember this – he hates their guts. The film is called Tough Guys. I watched Seven days in May then Tough Guys. It was a hoot ! Thank god you’re not raving about CGI – classic films are the way to go.

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  11. Bonjour J’ai cru comprendre que vous étiez apparentée à la famille Pronovost et que vous habitez à Montréal au Québec. Je me suis donc demandé comment il se fait que vous écriviez en anglais ? J’ai été particulièrement surprise de constater celà en lisant votre article sur Les Filles de Caleb , surtout en tant que descendante de cette célèbre famille, cette histoire fait quand même partie de la tradition culturelle francophone de votre pays !!

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    • Bonjour Elisabeth. Oui en effet, je suis une Pronovost! Les raisons pour lesquelles j’écris en Anglais sont simples. D’abord, lorsque j’ai créé ce blog en 2014, la majorité de mes potentiels lecteurs étaient Anglophones et c’est toujours le cas. Ensuite, l’Anglais est une langue universelle donc je me suis permis de l’utiliser afin d’atteindre un plus grand public. Si vous avez visité le reste de mon site, vous avez constaté que celui-ci est principalement consacré aux films classiques et ça s’adonne que la plupart de mes articles sont sur des classiques Hollyoodiens et britanniques. Cet article aussi a été écrit pour un blogathon où pas mal tous les participants sont Anglophones et ne parlent pas Français non plus. Donc je veux qu’ils soient capables de le lire! Ça serait bizarre si tout à coup j’écrivais un article en Français non? Et si je me mettais tout à coup à écrire mon blog en Français je perdrais une communauté déjà bâtie depuis quelques années. C’est beaucoup de travail! Et je vais à une université Anglophone donc ça ne fait pas de mal de se pratiquer un peu. 😉 Bref, je ne veux qu’en aucun cas que vous pensiez que je renie la langue Française! Pas du tout! Mais mon blog a été commencé en Anglais parce que ma communauté de “classic film lovers” est majoritairement Anglophone. Donc, c’est comme ça. J’espère que c’est plus clair! Merci 🙂

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      • Bonjour Virginie
        Je tiens d’abord à vous remercier pour votre réponse et je comprends à présent tout à fait votre démarche. En fait,j’ai été étonnée car quand j’ai lu votre article je ne savais pas qu’il faisait partie d’un blog beaucoup plus complet!!! je pensais que vous l’aviez rédigé d’une façon isolée !!!! Etant moi-même passionnée de cinéma je me suis aperçue que vous faîtes un travail tout à fait digne d’intérêt surtout concernant une période qui ne correspond pas vraiment à votre génération ! mais à mon avis c’était l’âge d’or du cinéma et toutes ces productions resteront des classiques.
        En ce qui concerne “Les Filles de Caleb” , je suis une fan absolue de la série et j’ai la chance d’avoir pour amie Nathalie Jean qui a écrit “La vraie Histoire d’Emilie Bordeleau ” très richement documenté sur votre famille , je ne sais pas si vous connaissez ce livre? J’ai eu également le bonheur de visiter en sa compagnie tous les lieux fictifs du tournage ainsi que les lieux réels de leur vie. Donc vous pourrez peut-être comprendre ma réaction disons “épidermique ” à la lecture en anglais de faits se rapportant à un mythe absolu de la culture québécoise francophone!
        Voilà, je vais explorer votre blog afin de me plonger dans cet univers cinématographique qui me passionne également et juste pour info , mon film préféré c’est “Autant en emporte le vent” et mon acteur préféré restera Cary Grant !! Voyez que je partage votre goût pour cette époque mais moi par contre chronologiquement j’en suis plus proche que vous .. hélas pour moi !!!!!
        Je vous souhaite une bonne journée Betty Avenel

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      • Je vous remercie Mme Avenel pour l’intérêt que vous portez à mon blog! J’ai vu des images du livre que je mentionnais quand je cherchais des photos pour mon article! Il faudrait que je le lise, ça semble très intéressant. J’aime beaucoup Gone With the Wind et Cary Grant aussi. 🙂

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  12. Hi Virginie. I was wondering if you would like to co-host a blogathon with me? I can’t see an email contact for you (apologies if I have missed it)would you be able to drop me a line via my contact section on my blog to discuss? Maddy

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