I’ve neglected both writing and reading others’ blogs for a few weeks now due to…well…galavanting with overseas guests (ah, but it was wonderful). So what a super surprise to read Film and TV 101’s Sunshine Award post and see my blog listed in her “nominees” section. This is just what I needed to get back into some sort of normality after an awesome but hectically busy holiday. Thank you Film and TV 101.
Here are the questions I received:
Movie Reviews 101
And my questions for you are:
Who would play you in a movie of your life? Téa Leoni as she looked in Bad Boys purely because (and I hate when people say they look like some celebrity and I don’t want to sound all stuck-up) someone commented that I looked very similar to her when the movie came out. I wish I did.
What is your favourite sport? (to watch or play) Cycling both watching and doing, although I’ve neglected doing it purely due to time constraints. Love watching those long lines of racing peletons – they look so elegant. And watching the Tour de France on TV just adds that extra something with all the places of interest dotted along.
What is your favourite movie genre? I don’t have a favourite, however, Westerns and Drama are the dominant ones in my movie collection…by far.
If blogging wasn’t a thing, what would you do instead? Read more, watch more movies, which I do anyway 😉 But if I wasn’t blogging, I’d have a little more time. Oh, and I’d have time to paint which I’ve neglected since I’ve been blogging.
What are your Halloween film essentials? None really – I’m too scared to watch horror movies and don’t really watch anything Halloween specific.
If you were trapped on a desert island, which three celebrities would you most like to be stuck there with? Aw, man, these questions always throw me…don’t want to seem shallow…hmmm…let me think about this one a bit. Sigh…this is so hard. Ok, just for the fun: Daniel Craig so he could walk out the ocean the same way he did in Casino Royale, Josh Lucas so I could kiss him anytime I want to as per Sweet Home Alabama and Jean-Marc Barr for long dives in the ocean like he does in Le Grand Bleu. I could always swap one of them out for Tom Hopper for protection like he proves he can in Northmen: A Viking Saga. I’m sorry but I just couldn’t think of a female character beach-related (that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it)
Scorsese has DiCaprio, Tarantino has Jackson – which actor would you team up with if you were a director? Hmmm…so many brilliant actors…I’d team up with Daniel Day-Lewis but he doesn’t seem the “type” to team up in this way. Maybe Kate Beckinsale for a female duo? Not sure really…
What’s the best holiday you’ve ever been on? Ah, this is a tough one. I love Switzerland (when I can afford it), Thailand is just special, the Kruger National Park (South Africa) is always wonderful, New York has an amazing energy. So, can’t pinpoint a best…many have been equally memorable.
What type of music do you like? I like a variety – it is more about a particular piece for me, rather than a type. It just has to “speak to me” regardless of genre or type. Although, great big epic film music is fantastic!
What is your favourite movie soundtrack? Ah, no need to even think about this one – The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack. All-time favourite movie, all-time favourite soundtrack.
What will you do if Donald Trump becomes president? Nothing. Firstly, I don’t live in the country and secondly, there isn’t really much one can do but carry on with life.
Now my turn:
The rules for this award are
- Post the award on your blog (Done)
- Thank the person who nominated you (Done)
- Answer the 11 questions they set you (Done)
- Pick another 11 bloggers (and let them know they are nominated!) (hmm, I can’t manage 11)
- Set them 11 questions (Done)
Now for the hard part – coming up with my 11 questions and deciding on the nominees. Here goes:
- What time of the year is “sunniest” (most pleasant) to you?
- What is the most “out of character” thing you’ve ever done?
- When a movie is based on a book do you read the book before watching the movie?
- Is there any movie re-make that you feel is better than the “original”?
- Which character (book or movie) is the most inspiring?
- Which actor/actress always brings sunshine/brightens the screen with their roles?
- Abstract Art or Realistic Art?
- When you read, is it Fact or Fiction?
- Just because I like asking this: what is your favourite movie of all time?
- And, because this is a Sunshine Award, what book or movie lifts you up when you need a bit of sunshine in your day?
- And one more…what brings the biggest ray of sun to your day?
And the nominees are (in no particular order):
Vinnie (I know I’ve given it to you before but your posts always make me smile. Always)
Le (Your comments always make me smile. Your posts are also always lovely to read)
FilmsCine (I always enjoy reading your posts)
Christina Wehner (Your posts are so well written and always interesting)