Fashion in Film

Liebster Award

A big thank you to Paula (Paula’s Cinema Club) for nominating my blog for a Liebster award! Paula owns and operates Cinema Detroit along with her husband. It is an independent movie theater that shows everything from classic films to contemporary indie films. She also plays a big part in hosting “TCM parties” (#TCMParty) on Twitter. Anyone who is able to tune into the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel and has a Twitter account is able to participate in these live discussions. It’s great and allows classic film fans from around the country and even around the world to network in ways that weren’t possible before. Thanks Paula for all that you do!

The rules for this event:

  • The bloggers who have been nominated must link back to the person who nominated them.
  • Nominees must answer the eleven questions given to them by the person who nominated them.
  • Those nominated must choose eleven of their favorite bloggers who have less than 200 followers to answer their own set of questions. Don’t forget to notify them, leave a comment somewhere on their blog.
  • When you are nominated, you cannot nominate the person who nominated you.

Paula’s list of questions:

1. St. Patrick’s Day was this week. What is your favorite film set in Ireland?

I admit, I’ve probably seen a grand total of two movies set in Ireland, now that I think of it. I will go with Little Nellie Kelly (1940) starring Judy Garland, although I didn’t particularly love it, as much as I love Judy.

2. What movie job would you like to try? Director, screenwriter, stuntperson, costumer….?

Costuming would be so fun, but I think I would be best at screenwriting. I would love to write a really witty script like the old screwball comedies or a hysterical cult-classic mockumentary like This is Spinal Tap (1984). Those genres would be especially fun.

3. Under what circumstances, if any, would you appear on a reality TV show?

Oh, wow. Hmm. If the show were actually intelligent and worthwhile, and if I had a good reason to be on it. Sounds vague, but it just really depends. A lot of those shows are just dumb/worthless/trashy and most of the “stars” get paid way too much for basically living life and showing off in front of a camera for millions of people to see. I’d rather be on one of those shows if we could teach people valuable life lessons.

4. There’s a lot of mediocre sequels around, but are there any films that should have a sequel but don’t?

How about Gone with the Wind 2? Totally kidding. But I’ll be honest, I’m so curious as to what happens to Scarlett and Rhett after the ending. But part of the movie magic is the uncertainty they left us with at the end of the movie. It’s left up to our personal interpretations. Another one I’m going to throw out is It Happened One Night. I’m half-joking but I’ll admit that I would love to see a movie follow up on Peter and Ellie’s lives after they’ve torn down the “walls of Jericho” on their wedding night. Do we see them raising children and teaching them how to properly dunk a donut? Do we see them arguing with each other over just about everything and see that they make up every time they argue?  With that being said, I’m glad a sequel was not made, because it would’ve had to have been extremely well-made to compare to the original film and that would be a difficult task. So when it comes down to it, I can’t really think of a movie sequel that I wholeheartedly believe should have been made. I’ll get back to you if I can ever think of one!

5. Have you had any brushes with fame…where and who was the famous person?

I did get to meet legendary St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Lou Brock and got an autograph back in 2006. He was an incredibly sweet man in person and he’s now 74 years old. I have yet to meet any movie or television stars but I’m planning on writing some fan mail to a handful of aging stars when I get some free time over the summer. I’ve had a couple actors respond to Tweets that I’ve sent them, which made me so excited!

6. What is your favorite time of day?

I am a night owl through and through.

7. Who should play you in your biopic?

I’m going to go with young Doris Day. Of course, she’d have to dye her hair brown. I don’t have her wonderful singing skills, but I’m okay. I just feel like our personalities (at least her onscreen personalities) are fairly similar.

8. Is there a book that has not been made into a movie that you think would be good?

I can’t think of any at the moment. If I would have answered this a year ago, I would have said The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. But the movie has recently been filmed and will be released in theaters in June. I’m really excited. It’s going to be emotional.

9. Sleepless night…do you get up and do something, stay still and try to relax, or….?

Often, I make the mistake of staying still which usually does not help when I’m experiencing a sleepless night. I hate being restless, but it happens a lot. My caffeine problem probably contributes a lot to this problem…It’s smart, at least for me, to get up and grab any kind of reading material and read for awhile until your eyes start feeling worn out. That will sometimes work.

10. Do you have a recurring dream?

No, but I have dreamed about a couple of people that I know in real life multiple times and those dreams are usually very similar.

11. Fill in the blank: People would be surprised that I really like __________________.

Being exposed to all different kinds of ways of thinking. I like learning about different people’s beliefs and whatnot. I’m striving to be open-minded. Sometimes I’m not sure if people know that or not. Going in a different direction–I also recently became a big fan of the ’60s band/TV show The Monkees and I’ve developed a crush on Michael Nesmith. He’s really underrated in the music world and ended up doing a lot of solo work after The Monkees split up. His specialty is southern rock/folk–in fact he was one of the pioneers of country rock– and discovering his work is really fun. To those out there who know my taste in music, they’d probably be surprised to find that I have music on my iPhone music library that could be considered country in nature, at least in Mike Nesmith’s own sort of unique way. Apart from Nez, I’ve yet to branch out into other country music.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Thanks again for the nomination, Paula. Unfortunately I am pretty busy at the moment, or I would definitely take the time to nominate other bloggers and pass this along. This is an honor and has been fun to answer these questions!

Take care,

Meredith

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