My first Sunshine Blogger Award!

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At the beginning of September, Anna from Defiant Success nominated me for a Sunshine Blogger Award. A special event for The Wonderful World of Cinema as it is its first one. Before going further, I would like very much to thank Defiant Success for this nomination!

The Sunshine Blogger Award works pretty much the same way as the Liebster Award. After thanking the blog who nominated me, I have to answer its 11 questions, nominate 11 other blogs and ask them 11 other questions. Luckily, I don’t have to say 11 things about me!

Well, let’s start with Anna’s 11 questions. Some of them have already been answered in past award acceptances, but it will be a pleasure for me to refresh your memory. 😉

1. Favorite movie not many people have seen?

Give Us the Moon for the win

2. Same question but about a TV show

I will go with two French-Canadian TV shows as they are quite popular in Quebec, but not in the rest of the world: Infoman and La Galère (well, this one is finished now, unfortunately).

3. Who do you want to see a biopic of and whom would you cast?

A movie about the Mitford sisters would be GREAT! I’ve read a lot about them recently because of my friend author Lyndsy Spence who wrote two books about them. But if I had to choose only one of the girls, it would be Jessica. I loved her autobiography “Hons and Rebels”. Who would I choose to cast her? Hum, I honestly don’t know.

4. Any movie(s) you’re looking forward to?

The future biobic about me! No, seriously, I would say Toy Story 4!

5. Have you attended a film festival?

Well, I’ve never attended film festivals such as the TCM film festival, but small ones hosted by the Cinematheque Québécoise or the Cinema du Parc in Montreal. Like a mini Hitchcock Festival or a mini Grace Kelly festival.

6.  Black and white or Technicolor?

Well, it really depends on the movie. There are some movies such as Gone With the Wind or Moonrise Kingdom that I couldn’t imagine in black and white, and there are some black and white movies such as The Night of the Hunter or Casablanca that I couldn’t imagine in colour (I know, there’s a colorized version of Casablanca.. ugh!)

7. What’s your favorite book?

Harry Potter (the whole series). Not a very original choice, I know, but I just love these books and have read them like five times each, maybe more for some of them. I also love Daphné du Maurier’s Rebecca.

8. Star Wars or Star Treck?

None of them. I’ve only seen the first Star Wars so I can’t really make a choice.

9. Western or film noir?

Oh, both. Once again it depends on the movie. I like The Wild Bunch better than Out of the Past, but I like Sunset Boulevard better than Vera Cruz. My favourite western is a Noir Western: High Noon 😉 I think it’s a good compromise lol.

10. Sci-fi or musical?

Well, this time I have to choose because I like musicals much more than sci-fi. However, in the past year I’ve discover some sci-fi movies that I really liked such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Day the Earth Stood Still (the 50s rocked).

11. Comedy or drama?

Comedy, because I love to laugh and forget about my problems. But I enjoy many good dramas too!

The 11 blogs I nominate

Here are the blogs I nominate. Congrats to you all!

The Old Hollywood Garden

Love Letters to Old Hollywood

Old Hollywood Films

The Flapper Dame

Critica Retrô

Back to Golden Days

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies

A Shroud of Thoughts

BNoir Detour

Silver Screening

The Cinematic Frontiere

And here are your 11 questions!

 

  1. Except for the USA… which country do you think makes the most interesting and worthy movies?

2. If your life had to be like a movie, which movie would you choose?

3. Which movie star inspires you the most? It doesn’t necessarily have to be your favourite.

4. What is your favourite catastrophe movie of the 70s (the golden decade of catastrophe movies)?

5. To you, who is the most iconic actress of all times and the most iconic actor of all times? 

6. Is there a book you would like to see a movie adaptation of? Who would star in it?

7. You think Audrey Hepburn made her best movies with Billy Wilder, William Wyler or Stanley Donen? I chose the movie directors with whom she made more than just one film.

8. If you had the chance to own all the costumes of one movie, which one would it be?

9. What do you think was the prettiest Oscar dress?

10. The ugliest?

11. If you could go back in time, what would you change from the movie history? But you can choose only ONE thing (it can be a movie ending you didn’t like, prevent the premature death of one of your favourite actors, choose another actress for Scarlett O’Hara, anything!) I know, hard choice.

Well, congrats and good luck everybody! And, once again, thanks to Defiant Success for the nomination! 🙂

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Nothing to do with classic movies, but I just loved Jimmy Fallon’s facial expression here

 

 

A Fith and Sixth Liebster Award for The Wonderful World of Cinema

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I received (quite a long time ago) a fifth and a sixth Liebster Award! The first one is a courtesy of Louis from The Cinematic Frontier and the second one was given to me by MIB’s Instant Headache. Of course, this is an honour and I want to thank both bloggers! Please forgive me for “accepting” the awards so late!

As always, I have to answer to the bloggers who nominated me’s eleven questions, then say 11 things about me, nominate 11 other blogs and ask them 11 questions. I might not tell you 11 (or 22!) things about me since I’ve already said a lot in my previous nominations and might not nominate 11 (or 22) blogs either.

Well, here we go

Starting with Louis’s 11 questions!

1- What is your favorite new release of 2016 so far?

Hum, I don’t watch many “recent” movie, so I think I’ve actually seen only one: Finding Dory. But I liked it!

2- Do you prefer 3D or 2D?

3D can be very impressive, but I hate wearing 3D glasses. So I’ll go with 2D.

3- What is your favorite film from the year you were born?

1995 is generally far from being my favourite year in films, but some good ones were released. I’ll go with David Fincher’s Se7en and Toy Story. (I’ve already answered that question lol)

4- Star Treck or Star Wars?

Euhm… none! Not really my kind of films. But if I REALLY had to choose I’ll go with Star Wars I guess.

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)?

Hum, I’ve never attended a Comic-Con and don’t think I ever will. The only thing that interested me at Montreal’s Comic-Con is when Malcolm McDowell came a few years ago (he’s the guy in Clockwork Orange you know)!

6- Blu-ray or streaming?

DVDs! 😛

7- Name your favourite 80’s song in a film.

Very interesting question! I’ll go with Into the Groove from Desperately Seeking Susan (performed by Madonna). Pretty hard question since I love music from the 80s in general.

8- What is your favourite film based on a book?

If it’s from a book I have read, that would be Strangers on a Train. However, I think the best adaptation is Rebecca. Both Hitchcock’s films.

9- What is your favorite (or least favorite) Nicholas Cage haircut?

Eum…

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

To Sir, With Love

 11- Who is your favorite composer?

Movie composer? Miklos Rosza or Bernard Hermann

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MIB’s Instant Headache’s 11 questions

1- If you could direct a film and cast any actor or actress, living or dead, who would it be?

I’ll do a Doris’ Day musical because those are so much fun. And her co-star would be Grace Kelly because we need more Grace Kelly’s films (and she sings well for a non-singer, and the co-star don’t necessarily have to be a man)!

2- Which superhero did you want to be as a kid?

I wanted to be Hermione Granger from Harry Potter (ok, not really a “super hero”, but she’s amazing, no?)

3- Do you believe in God?

I believe in myself.

4- Should man-buns/topknots be banned (except for Samurai of course)?

Hum no… Why should it be? I myself often wear topknots! :O This is a very practical summer hairstyle for those who have very long hair like me.

5- Have you ever joined or set foot in a gym?

Hum, I don’t go to a gym to train, but when I was in elementary school, high school and CEGEP our physical education courses were in a gym. Of course, not a “gym gym” with all the machines and everything. Does it count? 😛

6- What was your favourite childhood toy?

The type of question that makes me nostalgic! It’s not a “toy toy” but what I loved to do when I was young was to disguise myself.

7- Do you currently have or have you ever had a pet?

I don’t have one right now, but I had some fishes!

8- And if so, what is/was it?

One red fish named Culbute (actually that was my sister’s fish). One red beta named… eumh it had several names: Avale-Tout, Cerise (or Cherry) and Gros Caca (Big Shit) when it was annoying. Then, one red fish named Henry VIII who only lived a week because he refused to eat. And finally, one Beta (my sister’s) named Gertie, who lived almost 2 years and it was the best fish ever. I miss her!

9- Can you recall the first film you ever saw at the cinema?

I think it was Stuart Little or Toy Story 2!

10- What was the best music concert you ever attended?

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour of course! Even if I was very very far and couldn’t see her very well.

Is there a particular word you have trouble pronouncing?

Hum, Slovak words with no vowels! (main reason why I DON’T speak Slovak lol).

11 things about me.

I can tell you some stuff about my  last trip to Europe!

  1. My favourite city among the four was Vienna (the other ones I visited were Budapest, Bratislava, and Prague)
  2. When we were in Vienna, we met Paul Henreid’s grandson! He was very nice and showed us some very interesting things in the city.
  3. When I was in Prague, I met one of my friend bloggers, Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood because she was there for her studies! And I discovered she was the same age as me, which is pretty nice.
  4. When I came back from my trip, a very special letter was waiting for me: Earl Holliman’s reply to my fan mail. Two beautiful autographed pictures! And I didn’t even ask for them! How sweet of him. 🙂

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5. My favourite subjects to write about on this blog are Alfred Hitchcock, Buster Keaton, Katharine Hepburn, William Holden, Grace Kelly and Ingrid Bergman

6.  My name is mentioned in the acknowledgments of my friend Lyndsy Spence new book: Margaret Lockwood: Queen of the Silver Screen. That’s pretty much an honour since I love Margaret Lockwood.

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Yes, that’s me!

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7. I gave myself the challenge to learn a new song each week. So far I haven’t really work on it very well, but I’ve already learned The Lady is a Tramp (Ella Fitzgerald’s version)!

Well, as I’ve already said 44 things about me in the previous Liebster Awards acceptances, I don’t have any inspiration anymore.

The blogs I nominate:

Christina Wehner

Cinematic Scribblings

Silver Scenes

Wolffian Classics Movies Digest

Congratulation to you!

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My 11 questions to those blogs

  1. What is your favourite blogathon?
  2. What subject do you like the most to write about on your blog
  3. What is your current movie character crush (not movie actor, movie character)
  4. Do you wear perfume? If yes, which one?
  5. Can you sing? (I mean, can you sing well lol)?
  6. Do you play a musical instrument?
  7. What is your favourite cinematographic moment? It can be something that lasts just 3 seconds in a film.
  8. Have you ever written fan mail? Did you receive any answers?
  9. When you started your blog, do you remember what was the first blog you followed and what was the first blog to follow you?
  10. What is the last book you read?
  11. What would be your dream house?

Well, that’s all! I’m impatient to read your answers! Don’t forget to also say 11 things about you and nominate 11 other blogs (and ask them 11 questions as well)!

The Wonderful World of Cinema is, once again, honoured

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A 4th Liebster Award for The Wonderful World of Cinema!

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I feel wonderfuly blessed as I’ve been honoured with a 4th Liebster Award by my friend Anna from Defiant Success!

So, of course I want to thank her for nominating me!

When you receive a Liebster Award, you have to answer the 11 questions asked by the blog who nominated you and then say 11 things about you, nominate 11 other blogs and ask them 11 questions, and so on.

So, here we go:

Anna’s 11 questions

1. Favourite movie decade?

The 50’s. It’s the decade from which I have seen the most films. What I like about this decade is the variety among movie genres. There are some excellent comedies, dramas, westerns, musicals, science-fiction films in the 50s. Not to mentioned that my favourite film was directed in the 50s: Some Like it Hot (1959), and that my two most favourite movie directors, Hitchcock and Billy Wilder made some of their best films during this decade.

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2. Movie you always recommend to others?

Hum, there are a few. Across the Universe is one I often suggested. It’s such a brilliant musical!

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3. Current Celebrity Crush

Lately I had a sort of obsession with Laurence Olivier’s handsomeness.

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4. What’s that one movie that’s nearly perfect in your eyes?

Sunset Boulevard. Yes, a perfect film, and it’s not the first time I say it. Outstanding performances, beautiful cinematography, creative screenplay and impeccable direction.

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5. Do you read the book before seeing the adaptation?

Hum, it always depend on the book. I’ve read the Harry Potters before seeing the films (except for the first one, I think), same thing for Jane Eyre, Rebecca, L’écume des Jours, etc. Some films made me want to read the books, so I read them after. I can think of Gone with the Wind, Jamaica Inn, The Green Mile, The Shining, Strangers on a Train, etc.

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6. Favourite movie from your birth year?

Hum, 1995 is not really my favourite movie year, but there are two movies that I really enjoyed: Toy Story and Se7en. When I first heard about this film I said to myself I would never watched it as I normally don’t like those types of films. But I had to watch it for a class (so, no much choice). And actually enjoyed it. Same thing with Silence of the Lambs. I had to mention both Toy Story and Se7en as they are two completely different films!

7. At the theatre, on TV or on DVD?

I mostly watch my films on DVD, but there’s nothing like seeing a classic on big screen!

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8. What’s the most number of movies you’ve seen in a single day?

Hum, I remember last year I watched a lot of films. I’ll say maybe 3 or 4?

9. Last movie you saw?

To Catch a Thief with my friend Saturday. But the last film I watched for THE FIRST TIME was A Patch of Blue.

10. How many DVDs do you own?

Hum I have a total of 243 films plus the complete 2nd season of The Donna Reed Show and two episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. However I have some DVDs that contain 2 films for example. So I have 245 films, but less DVDs. That thing you know:

11. You go back in time to have a little *ahem* “fun” with a celebrity of your choosing. Who is it? 

Hum, could I have a harem lol? I think I’ll go with the very sexy Gregory Peck. (but it’s honestly pretty hard to choose)!

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11 things about me

I’ve already told you 33 things about me, so I have less inspiration. But we’ll give a try. 😉

  1. I read Photoplay magazines. I bought two on eBay. One from April 1956 and one from March 1952!

2. I don’t know why, but watching movies makes me hungry!

3. I’m mostly and evening/night girl. I hate getting up in the morning, but I love doing the party and going to bed very late (that’s probably why I hate getting up in the morning lol).

4. I love jewels. Real ones with real gold, real pearls.

5. I prefer wearing dresses and skirts instead of wearing pants (LAKC OF INSPIRATION)

6. My favourite top model is Lisa Fonssagrive.

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7. My favourite painters are René Magritte and Fernand Léger.

8. If I’d play guitar, the first song I’ll learn would be Put the Blame on Mame.

9. I love singing

10. I hate when there’s food in the washbasin

11. Anything you can do I can do better. I can do anything better than you (just in case you didn’t know!)

The 11 blogs I nominated.

I don’t have 11 blogs to nominated, so I’ll go with 7!

Movie Silently

Flickin’ Out

CineMaven’s Essay From the Couch 

Cinema Cities

Cinema Crossroads

Movie Classics

Classic Reel Girl

Congrats to all of you!!

Now here are my 11 questions to the nominated blogs:

1. Frank Sinatra or Bing  Crosby?

2. Your favourite classic TV show?

3. Back in the “studio system era” for which hollywood studio would you have preferred to work? Why?

4. Do you eat when you watch films? If yes, what do you usually eat?

5. Name a movie star that you love, but that not many people know. And that everybody should discover.

6. Is there a film you would have completely re-cast?

7. Your favourite movie quote?

8. What do you usually say to someone who tell you “I don’t like black and white movies”?

9. If you were an actor, in what kind of films would you preferred to star?

10. When did you started blogging? And what gave you the idea to do so?

11. The last few years, many great classic movie stars left us (Peter O’Toole, Lauren Bacall, Maureen O’Hara, Joan Fontaine, Patty Duke, etc.) Which one do you miss the most?

Remember, nominated blogs, you now have to answer those 11 questions on your own blog, say 11 things about you, nominated 11 other blogs and ask them 11 questions.

Congrats and thanks again to Defiant Success for the nomination!

A Third Liebster Award for The Wonderful World of Cinema

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A while ago, Joey from Wolffian Classics Movies Digest had the kindness of nominating me for a third Liebster Award! Having been pretty busy, I haven’t even had time to thank him properly and answer all the questions, an nominate other blogs (you know, the procedure!). So, that’s what I’m doing today on this beautiful Christmas Holiday night.

So, first, thanks so much Joseph for nominating me for this award!

When one receives a Liebster Award, he or she first has to answer 11 questions chosen by the blogger who nominated him or her. Then, he/she has to say 11 random things about himself/herself (that people might not know), nominated 11 other blogs and ask them 11 questions. Here we go!

Wolffian Classics Movies Digest’s 11 questions:

1- Who is you favourite movie director and why?

This is a secret for nobody, Hitchcock is the one. You want to know why, read this text and you’ll get all the answers!

Why do I love Hitchcock’s films? 

Actually, my objective would be to review every Hitchcock’s films on this blog.

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2-Which movie star do you think should be next honored by a Life Achievement Oscar?

Oh many of them are wonderful, but my choice would be Doris Day. I just love her. Actually, Doris is not my favourite actress, but she’s my favourite singer! I’d love to see her be honoured with a Life Achievement Oscar.

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3- Psycho And The Birds are probably the two most well-known Hitchcock’s films. Which one do you prefer?

The Birds, The Birds and The Birds. That’s the first Hitchcock’s film I saw. I absolutely loved it an it made me want to see his other films. Psycho is a great film too, but I prefer The Birds much more. I invite you to read my review of this film:

The Birds: Meeting Alfred Hitchcock

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4- What’s your favorite Disney movie?

Disney or Disney Pixar? Ok, if we stick to Disney, I mean the AUTHENTIC Disney, for me it’s The Aristocats. I love this film since my childhood and never get tired to see it. I explain why I love it so much in the following article: One of my All-Time Favourite Cartoons Blogathon: The Aristocats

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5- Who is your favorite actress of all time?

I have MANY favourite actresses, but Audrey Hepburn is number 1. She’s just fantastic.

Happy birthday Audrey Hepburn!

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6- Who is your favorite actor of all time?

James Stewart without any hesitation. I just love him in every films I saw. He was and still is a legend.

James Stewart: A Golden Star (I’m making you read a lot of stuff!)

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7- If you were ever given chance to write a classic movie with a classic movie director who would you choose to write one for?

Euh HITCHCOCK! (That question!)

8- What are your other passions beside your love of cinema?

I love reading. Actually, when you read a novel, you kind of imagine your own movie in your head. I also love music. Playing it (I play piano and used to play violin) and listen to it. I have an obsession with Doris Day and Madonna.

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9- What are your favorite silent movies?

I honestly mostly like silent comedies. I’m not too much a fan of silent dramas. Chaplin’s and Buster Keaton’s ones are my favourites, especially Modern Times and The Cameraman.

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10- What movie started your love for movies?

Actually, there are five movies who started my love for movies (or should I say, classic films?): Modern Times, The Birds, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Good, the Bad and The Ugly and High Noon.

11- What is your least favorite genre of movies to watch?

I’m not really a fan of science-fiction, but there are some films from this genre that I love, such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, A Clockwork Orange, Soylent Green, 1984, E.T, and some other.

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Now, 11 things about me. I’ll try not to repeat what I previously said for my 2 other Liebster Award nominations!

1- I recently started working on a new screenplay. Do I do this for a living? Not yet, ’cause I’m still studying. I’m planning to write it just for fun. What will come of it. Probably nothing, except the pleasure of having wrote it. So far, I’m just organizing my ideas. I don’t want to talk to much about it now for copyright reasons. All I can say, is that it’s a comedy. Last year I did a screenwriting certificate at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Here’s my diploma!

2- Next summer, I’m planning to do a trip in Easter Europe with my best friend. We’d like to go at least to Budapest, Pragues and Vienna.

3- Talking about my best friends, I’m now initiating her to Hitchcock’s films. So far she saw The Men Who Knew too Much, Shadow of a Doubt and North by Northwest. She loved them all and that’s nice because she doesn’t watch a lot of classic films. Next ones we’ve planned to watch are Rebecca and To Catch a Thief!

4- I have the pleasure to share my birthday with two of my most beloved idols: Doris Day and Marlon Brando! I was born on April 3, 1995.

5- These days, I have the feeling I’m only going to the cinema to see classic films! In December, I saw 8 Hitchcock’s films on big screen! And that’s not over! In Montreal, three movie theatre have the kindness of screening classic films: The Cinema du Parc, The Cinematheque Quebecoise and the Scottia Bank Cinema.

6- Talking about movie theatres, I myself live next to one! The Cinema Beaubien. It’s one of the last small neighbourhood cinema in Montreal. They screen french-canadian movies, french movies and some international ones (I mean, apart from France). No American films there and of course NO big block busters. It’s pretty nice just having to cross the street to go see a movie!

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7- I don’t smoke, but I have other bad habits. I chew gum too often. (lack of inspiration…)

8- I don’t only collect DVDs, but also Archie Comics. I just love reading them!

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9- I live in Montreal, but I also have a country house in Saint-Stanislas de Champlain, a little village in Mauricie, Quebec, Canada. Here is the house. It’s an heritage.

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10- I’ve recently participated to the writing of a book: The Mitford Society Volume III. It’s a collection of texts about the Mitford Sisters edited by author Lyndsy Spence. It was an honour to participate to its creation!

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11- My favourite restaurants in Montreal are (because I DO like eating) Pratto Pizzeria, Le Café du Nouveau Monde, Pizzédélic and L’Entrecôte St-Jean. Just some suggestions if you come to Montreal one day. 😉

Here are the 11 blogs I nominate for the award. Congrats to you!

The Old Hollywood Garden

The Flapper Dame

Lauren Champkin

Love Letter to Old Hollywood

Serendipitous Anachronisms

Back to Golden Days

BNoir Detour

Speakeasy

Movie Movie Blog Blog

Old Hollywood Films

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies

Finally, here are my 11 questions for the 11 blogs I’ve nominate

1- If you had to “promote” a not too well known classic film, what will be your choice?

2- You are participating to the making of a film. What’s your job?

3- Do you share your birthday with one of your favourite movie stars? If yes, who?

4- What is your favourite movie score?

5- How many films per week do you usually watch?

6- What do you think is the most CREATIVE movie ever made and why?

7- Do you have a child name after a certain movie star or movie character? Or are you planning this for your future kid (if you plan to have one, or many!). I’ll tell you, I’m still young, but if I have a daughter one day, I’d love to call her Ingrid in honour of Ingrid Bergman!

8- How much does classic films influence your everyday life?

9- What are you planning to do to honour Olivia de Havilland’s on her centennial next July? 😉

10- What do you enjoy the most about blogging?

11- Do you have any advises, suggestions for future bloggers?

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A quick reminder for the 11 nominated blogs: in a new post, you first have to answer my 11 questions, say 11 things about you, nominated 11 other blogs (and inform them about it on their blog) and ask them 11 questions. Best of luck and congrats again!

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2nd Liebster Award for The Wonderful World of Cinema!

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I couldn’t be more happy for my blog: The Wonderful World of Cinema has already been nominated for a second Liebster Award! Many thanks to Robin from Pop Culture Reverie for that! Of course, I will now answer Robin’s 11 questions, share 11 things about me, nominate 11 other bloggers for the award and ask them my own 11 questions!

Robin’s 11 questions

1. What movie that is “not your kind of movie” do you like? (a movie that the people who know you would be surprised to find that you like)

Well, I’m normally not a fan of horror movies (except for the Hitchcock’s films, that are not that much scary), but I thought Silence of the Lambs was an amazing film and didn’t scare me THAT MUCH. Yes, it’s kind of disgusting, but I didn’t have nightmares after watching it, you know.

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2. What movie do you think would have worked better as a TV series?

Hum, I never really thought about this type of question! Maybe Hitchcock’s Topaz? One of the rare Hitchcock’s films I didn’t really like. As a film it was too long, but it could have worked as a television show. Maybe.

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3. What actor or actress do you think deserves to be more widely known and appreciated?

They are many! But I’ll go with Nova Pilbeam. Even if I have only seen two of her films (two Hitchcock’s films: The Man Who Knew Too Much and Young and Innocent), because her movies are not easy to find, I think she is an excellent actress and I’ve always liked her. She’s one of my favourite child actors and deserves to be more well-known.

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4. What’s your favorite movie song?

Hum, I just LOVE movie music, so that’s hard to choose only one! I think I’ll go with Gunfight at O.K Corral theme song. It’s a song I love, definitely in my top 10 favourite songs.

5. What’s your favorite teen movie? 

Well, it doesn’t appear on Wikipedia’s list of “teen films”, but I’m sure we can consider Footloose a teen movie. Love the music and the dances in this film. A real entertainment!

6. What movie do you like that you think no one else has heard of?

I’ll go with Father is a Bachelor. I simply adore this film and it actually became my second favourite William Holden’s film. Well, there are probably other people who heard about this film, but not many. It’s not William Holden’s most well-known film. However, if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. It’s a delightful family movie.

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7. What is the first movie you remember seeing?

Oh wow! That was probably a Disney film. Bambi, maybe?

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8. Who was your first celebrity crush?

Well, you know, there was my life BEFORE watching classic films. So, my first celebrity crush was unfortunately not a classical actor. I can remember who the FIRST one was, but I remember Peter Facinelli ( who played Carlise in Twilight…yes, I used to like this film…) was one of them. It’s true that he’s not so bad. 😉

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9. What movie genre do you dislike the most?

Hum, I never was a fan of science-fiction, but like horror films, they are some exceptions and science-fiction’s movies that I like such as Soylent Green, E.T, A Clockwork Orange and some others.

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10. Which actor or actress who never won an Academy Award would you like most to have won one? For which movie?

My, Joseph Cotten, a truly talented actor, wasn’t even nominated for an Oscar. Such a shame really! He should have won an Oscar for his interpretation of Uncle Charlie in Shadow of a Doubt. He was just GREAT in this film and played the perfect villain.

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11. How do you choose the specific topics you write about? 

Well, it always depends. When I participate to a blogathon, of course I go with the blogathon’s thematic. When I write actors or actresses tributes, it’s most of the time for the occasion of a birthday. And when I write random movie reviews, that’s when a movie I’ve seen recently inspires me to write a review and I know I will have interesting things to say about it.

11 things about me

1. I have the reputation, in my family and my group of friends, to be one of Hitchcock’s greatest fans! I’m always in the mood to watch one of his films and, so far, I’ve seen 42 or 43 of them. Well, to know why I love that much Hitchcock’s films, I invite you to read this article: Why Do I Love Hitchcock’s Films?

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2. I was just talking about my first celebrity crush. Well, my first classic celebrity crush was Marlon Brando (and he still is one of my celebrity crushes!), but there was a time I was so obsessed with him! When I was going to sleep, I was putting a book opened to a page with a picture of him on the floor next to my bed. I couldn’t lay my eyes out of him!

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3. Talking about obsessions, before I started to be obsessed with classic films, my passion, my obsession was Madonna. Everybody knew me as the girl who was crazy about Madonna. I still love her, but I’ve calmed down my nerves a little. Also, I’m not a fan of her most recent songs, I prefer much more her songs of the 80’s and the 90’s.

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4. French is my first language. Of course, I can speak English (!), but also German a little (that’s the interesting part of this trivia)!

6. I’ve just come back from a trip to California and when I was in San Francisco, I met one of my Facebook friends: Lara Gabrielle Fowler from Backlots! We had dinner together and that was so nice to meet her in real life! 😀

7. I consider myself as a “Lockwood Missionary”. What is that? Well, as I am a big Margaret Lockwood’s fan, I’m trying to make her known to as much people as possible, because she is not very well known here in Quebec.

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8. When I was in elementary school, I was the teacher’s pet. The calm student that was appreciated by every teachers, that was me. A real angel. O:) 😉 Some people were jealous I think. Ahah!

9. Except writing reviews for Classic Flix and this blog, I also work in a supermarket, in the delicatessen department. Just a student job you know, I have NO intentions to do this all my life! I hope my next job won’t involve food. :S

10. When I was watching The Tudors and was obsessed with this TV show, I had a red fish named Henri VIII (yes, just like if you were naming your turtle Elizabeth II…) He unfortunately lived only one week because he refused to eat… He  didn’t have time to have 6 wives like the real Henri VIII…

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11. I think one of my favourite places in the world is Cape-Cod. I just love Cape-Cod. The beach, the camping, the pretty houses, Provincetown, etc. And I don’t have to pay for a plane ticket to go! Cheap travel!

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The 11 blogs I nominate for the Liebster Award

Congrats!

A Shroud of Thoughts

Critica Retro

Journeys in Classic Film

All Good Things

Classicfilmluvr

Shadow and Satin

Margaret Perry

Silent-Ology

Vitaphone Dreamer

Girls Do Film

Now, Voyaging

My 11 questions to the 11 nominated blogs

1. Who is your favourite movie director and why?

2. Did you ever had a the chance to met a movie star? When? What was the occasion?

3. If you were working in the movie business (or maybe you already do!), what will be your dream job?

4. What do you thing was the best movie star biography, or autobiography written?

5. Which movie star do you think should be next honoured by a Life Achievement Oscar?

6. Except cinema, do you have another passion? If yes, what is it?

7. Psycho and The Birds are probably the two most well-known Hitchcock’s films. Which one do you prefer?

8. What do you think was Pixar’s best short film?

9. You have the chance to marry and actor or an actress. Who do you choose? 😉

10. Did we ever tell you that you look like a certain movie star? If yes, who?

11. What do you think is the best article you wrote on your blog? Why?

Can’t wait to see your answers! Good luck!

Thanks again to Robin for the nomination! Such an honour! 🙂