What a rush, I can hardly believe it that my second Liebster Award has arrived so soon after the first one, thanks to Prince of Hollywood’s kind nomination! Prepare yourself for some pretty exciting questions that I’m going to answer!
1. What is your favorite quote from a movie?
“Buck up – never say die! We’ll get along!” – that’s what the Little Tramp says to the Gamin at the end of “Modern Times”.
2. Who do you believe is the most underrated actor/actress in cinema history?
I think Richard Haydn would most certainly deserve to be generally renown. You might not be familiar with his name, but you surely know some of the characters he impersonated such as Professor Oddley in “Ball of Fire” or Max in “The Sound of Music”. He could make his characters so full of life that one can hardly believe they’re played by the same person!
3. Is there an actor/actress that you think is overrated? (Can be past or present)
I’m so very sorry to say this but I just can’t make myself like Richard Gere because of his acting abilities! I have to admit, though, that some of the movies he appeared in are fine pieces!
4. Name a movie you never get tired of watching no matter how many times you’ve seen it.
I think “Hugo” is a movie that I’m going to be able to enjoy as long as I live. This wonderful tribute to silent cinema is what made me meet Harold Lloyd for the first time and fall in love with Parisian railway stations.
5. What is your favorite genre (comedy, romance, drama, etc.) of film and why?
I think I’ll go with comedy, but it’s a very hard to define it properly. The comedy I think of doesn’t have to make me laugh out loud, all I need is a few smiles, likable characters and interesting story-line – what I mean is a kind of feel-good movie.
6. Past or present, what is your favorite TV show?
Last time I mentioned my love for “Lark Rise to Candleford”, so maybe it’s time to point out a series I’ve fallen in love with in the meantime, namely “The Durrells”. It’s a newcomer whose second season has just been announced, so I’m eagerly waiting for that!
7. If you were to star in a movie, who would you want to play your romantic interest?
I think I would be happy with Ingrid Bergman! She is a wonderful actress and also an attractive lady, having a sophisticated style! But I think I would still be more than satisfied if I got Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly as a partner!
8. Since I liked this question: Favorite movie adaptation of a book?
I’d like to mention the one and only movie adaptation that has, in my opinion, improved the qualities of the book it’s based on: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I have absolutely nothing against Roald Dahl, but I think Tim Burton did a better job on the material.
9. What was the last movie you watched?
Since I’ve watched lots of different TV series lately, I think the last movie I’ve seen is the last reviewed here: The Awful Truth. Unless, of course, an episode of the Poirot series with David Suchet can be regarded as a movie.
10. Name a film that left a strong impression on you.
My choice here is “Gone With the Wind”. I was a bit afraid of its length and kept postponing it as I thought it was going to be boring and slow-paced, so it struck me as a huge surprise how wonderfully vivid this movie was! I think it was most impressing to witness half of a lifetime in a couple of hours!
11. And lastly, what film and/or actor made you fall in love with classic film?
I’ve been a fan of Chaplin since I was five years old, so he’s the very first old movie star who caught my attention. Yet it wasn’t until circa one and a half years ago that I became interested in classics on top of the work of silent comedians. It was “Some Like It Hot” that made me first realize that a really good movie doesn’t same outdated even if it was shot half a century ago.
My nominees are bloggers who I didn’t have the chance to nominate last time! Well, you’re not out of the game! I expect to learn a couple of new things about you!
I hope you’ll have time to answer my questions! Here they are!
- 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)?
- Which movie do you think should never have made it into AFI’s top 100 list?
- Whose life would you like to see a biographical movie on?
- Which completed TV series do you wish had another season?
- How early do you start writing an entry for a blogathon?
- Which movie star would you have liked to visit at his or her home?
- What is the favourite movie of your parents?
- During which movie’s shooting would you have liked to be a fly on the wall?
- Is there an actor or an actress who you’ve seen in every single movie they’ve ever appeared in?
- Whose Oscar ceremony speech is your favourite?
- Who did you receive your latest Liebster Award from?