Monday, January 2, 2012
Be My Guest - Emily (Part 1)
My guest for the month, Emily
Me: What made you start blogging?
Emily: I was always finding myself trying to share movie trivia or discuss a great oldie that I had just seen with friends only to have their response be blank stares or lack of interest. I needed an outlet with other oldie film nerds like me.
Me: I know that feeling well...
Me: Who are your favorite classic film stars? Name as many as you want.
Emily: Cary Grant. Lauren Bacall. After them, they come in no particular order… Katharine Hepburn, Loretta Young, Lucille Ball, Esther Williams, Charlotte Greenwood, Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Mitchum, Fred Astaire, Judy Holliday, Gene Kelly, Joan Crawford, Betty Grable, Bette Davis…
Me: Hey you had me at Cary Grant. And the fact that Lauren is my classic movie goddess this month is perfect timing to your response.
Me: What are some of your favorite films?
Favorite movie ever is “The Women” 1939. Others include “Desk Set”, “Mildred Pierce”, “Sunset Blvd.”, “Sabrina”, “Suspicion”, “Now, Voyager”, “Moon Over Miami”, “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”, and “Adam’s Rib”. I also have a few newbies that are on the list such as “The Aviator”, “The Royal Tenenbaums”, and “The Village”.
Me: I love The Women. While it is not my fave movie of all time, it is my favorite movie from 1939. And it does resides in my top 25. But not a fan of Tiffany's. Sunset Blvd, Sabrina, Moon over Miami, Sabrina, Suspicion I do like them though. Good choices.
Me: Describe your first classic movie experience.
Emily: I was nine years old visiting my grandparents in Arizona. My brother and I were tired of swimming and bored. My grandmother put in “Roman Holiday”. I didn’t want to watch it because I thought black and white movies were dumb. Ten minutes in and I was hooked. And so it began.
Me: That fits the old adage of tasting something you never had before and thinking it's gonna be awful. Glad it turned out that you liked them.
OK, everyone this wraps up part one of my chat with Emily. We will be back shortly in a few days with part 2.
And don't forget to check out Emily's very cool blog. Here's the link: The Silver Screen Affair