Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Silver Screen Blog Party

My friend Natasha Marie @ Day by Day is hosting a celebration in honor of the 1-year anniversary of her Etsy shop, Wool & What-not. She is offering lovely giveaways from several sponsors (including me). Be sure to pop over and enter her drawing.

As part of the celebration she is also hosting the Silver Screen Blog Party with a tag-style list of questions. While I'm not the classic films aficionado that she is, I thought I'd see how many of her questions I could comment on. Here goes:

It seems to be standard procedure for blog party questionnaires to begin by asking you to introduce yourself to the rest of the party goers. Far be it from me to be remiss in my duty, therefore, do tell us a bit about yourself, in as many or few words as you wish.
 I am a millinery model (i.e. wearer of many figurative hats) with a wide variety of interests. If you've missed some of my posts "about me" feel free to catch up. 

What are a few of your favorite classic films? 
Let's see... Some I've especially enjoyed are: 
It's a Wonderful Life
The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Sound of Music
The Wizard of Oz
Meet Me in St. Louis
Gone With the Wind
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Out of those films, who are your favorite characters (not actor, character)?
I love George in It's a Wonderful Life, and Maria in The Sound of Music.

Share one of your favorite movie lines... 
I can't think of any. I'm more likely to quote lines from books or classic radio shows than movies, probably because I don't watch movies over and over.

What is your opinion on remaking classic films? 
I like to see remakes, especially if they do a good job of it and don't spoil the story or the charm of the original.

How about colorizing black and white films? 
I prefer the original black and white usually, though I will watch the colorized version if that's what's available.

Name a few of your favorite silver screen actresses. 
Doris Day, Judy Garland, Donna Reed.

Now a few of your favorite actors. 
Jimmy Stewart. That's it. Just Jimmy Stewart. 
Nobody else comes close.

Why are they your favorites? 
I don't know. They just are! 
{whine} This is hard, Tasha.

Do you enjoy westerns? Why or why not? 
Oh, sometimes. Especially if there's a girl in the story. Long, long ago, when I was a teenager, we used to get 16mm films from the library for an occasional Friday movie night at home. (This was in the early 1980s, lest you think I'm old enough to have watched these old movies when they originally came out. I'm not.) Our family didn't have a TV and that was before VCRs were popular, so that was a rare treat. One movie our library had was called Northwest Stampede. It was a western romance, and my sisters and I loved it. We checked it out from the library several times.

Are you a purist when it comes to adapting a book you love to the screen? 
To a certain extent. I really appreciate it when the film sticks close to the book, but if it deviates I can still enjoy it-- just not as the "same" story.

Are there any film adaptations that you enjoyed more than the original book? 
Not more than... but I thought Anne of Green Gables (the first movie) came awfully close. That's not a classic, though, unless you consider the 1980s to be vintage. And you might. But I don't.

There are a lot of wonderful classic TV shows, but which one is your favorite?
The Andy Griffith Show. 

After watching a musical, do you hum and singing snatches of the songs as you go about your day? 

Assuming the answer to the above is "yes", which song, without fail, get's stuck in your head? 
Any of the songs from The Sound of Music.

What's the corniest film you've ever seen?
Probably The Princess Bride.

1 comment:

Natasha Marie said...

I'm so glad you're participating in the blog party=)

Those are some of my very, very favorite films - I especially love Sabrina and It's a Wonderful Life:)
Ah yes, the wonderful Jimmy Stewart. I agree - nobody comes close.
That's exactly how I feel about book to film adaptations - even if they're not spot-on I can still enjoy them, just not as the same story.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading your answers!