Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The Movie Nut's Meme 

WELCOME TO MY WHEELHOUSE! Movies are one of my favorite things.

What was you first movie-going experience without your parents? A re-release of the original Disney Parent Trap. I was with my oldest friend. Her mom was in the hospital and her dad dropped us off at the movie while he went to visit her. 4th grade, perhaps?

Do you still buy DVDs or Blu Rays (or do you just stream them)? I haven't bought a DVD in a while, but I don't stream, either. (Buffering makes me crazy!) I DVR things.

What is your guilty pleasure movie? What about it works for you? Oh! Valley of the Dolls. I adore it because it's clearly an expensive movie, but it's sooooooo tacky. I love it so very much. In fact, I may watch this trailer again, just to hear Patty Duke scream, "NEELY O'HARA!" and to see her snatch Susan Hayward's wig.

You have compiled a list of your top 100 movies. Which movies do you like, but would not make the list? You're asking me for my 101st and 102nd favorite movie? I've never tabulated it that way.

Which movie(s) do you compulsively watch over and over again? What makes it so great? The Way We Were. (If you didn't see that answer coming, you don't visit this blog often.). Babs makes it great. As does the message that to thine own self we must be true.

Classic(s) you're embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet? Vertigo. I'm told it's Hitchcock's masterpiece and I am a huge fan of the Master of Suspense. Yet somehow I keep missing it. I think maybe because I don't like Kim Novak.

Do you have any movie posters hanging on your wall? If yes, which ones and why? Not currently. But I do have old Hollywood glamour shots dotting my hallway and a poster of Marilyn Monroe on my bedroom wall.

Tell us about a movie that you are passionate about. Psycho. It's so well made. It's so daring, especially for the time it was made. Every time I see it, I discover something else and am impressed anew.

What is a movie you vow to never watch? Why? Any movie that puts money into Mel Gibson's pocket. I won't support anti-Semitic, racist misogynists. (I'm funny that way.)

Tell us about a movie that literally left you speechless. The most recent one was Gravity. I don't like the idea of infinity and weightlessness and floating uncontrollably. Just thinking about that movie is making me uncomfortable again. Which, I think, means it a very good movie.

What’s a movie that you always recommend? Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Behold the two coolest men ever.
Who is an actor you always watch, no matter how crappy the movie? I like movie stars, so this list is long. Judy Garland and Katharine Hepburn top the list. Of the current crop, I like Rachel McAdams. From The Family Stone to Spotlight, she's always so authentic.

Who is an actor you don't get the appeal for? Why don’t you like them? John Wayne. Because I find he lacks basic humanity.
Who is an actor, living or dead, you'd love to meet? Why do they intrigue you? Katherine Hepburn. I adore her. She blazed her own trail and left her mark. There's been no one else like her.
Sexiest actor/actress you've seen. (Picture required!)

OK, you are casting a movie, pick four or five actors you’d hire to be in it and why we’d love them together. Let's remake Holiday, with Emma Stone as Linda (the good sister) and Rachel McAdams as Julia (the bad sister), Michael Douglas (as their mean dad) and Matt Damon as Johnny (the free spirit they both love).

Who are your favorite actor pairing of all time? William Powell and Myrna Loy
Have you ever watched movies from a decade that was before you were born? If so, which decade is your favorite? I love movies and don't care when they were made! I suppose I'll go with My Man Godfrey. I'm old, but 1936 is still definitely before my time.

If you were to be in a movie would you rather play the hero, villain or anti-hero? Why?  I want to be in a 1950s Technicolor soap opera. It'll be set in a big office building. I want to play the secretary of a powerful businessman. I wear a hat and gloves to work every day, part of a wardrobe I couldn't possibly afford on my salary. I don't have a big part, but I make memorable wisecracks whenever I enter or leave the room.


  1. Wow, you really do love your movies! Your answers seem so well thought out. Me? I watch movies, but I can't say I'm really a movie buff. I struggled more with these questions than I did with last week's. :/

  2. We both mention Butch & Sundance. Great film. And yes we saw "The Way We Were" coming... ;)

  3. OOh, Psycho. I forgot about Psycho....
    And John Wayne...jeez, he couldn't act his way out of paper bag. What was his attraction, anyway? Quite, QUITE, the opposite of Mr. Gable there. ;)

  4. I knew you would enjoy this meme. I don't like John Wayne, either.

  5. I thought this was a very fun Stealing. I chose Butch & Sundance as my favorite movie duo.

  6. I would definitely watch that Holiday remake :)


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