My first Sunshine Blogger Award!


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! 🙂

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



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?


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


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. 🙂



And more

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.

Yes, that’s me!


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!


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


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

Liebster award 2

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.


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!


3. Current Celebrity Crush

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


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.

gloria swanson & william holden 1950 - sunset boulevard

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.


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!


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)!


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.


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!