Sunday, July 12, 2020

getting to know you.... movie edition

Questions from SundayStealing this week

1. Last movie you watched
A: on netflix Feast of Love with morgan Freeman and Greg Kinear
a bit strange but well acted

2. Last movie you watched in a theater.
A: it's been too long to remember... when I injured my back I could no longer sit in those seats so now it's all from the comfort of home. 

3. Film you’ve always wanted to watch, but haven’t
A: There isn't one in particular but all first run movies entice me, and I need to wait for years til they come out for home viewing. 

4. Favorite movie soundtrack
I LOVE Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid music... and OUt of Africa. I'm a fan of musicals so I buy soundtrack albums like Into the woods, Let's Dance (richard Gere) and of course Sound of Music going old school.

5. Your favorite movie duo
Fred and Ginger. 
 Doris Day and Rock Hudon
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey (dirty dancing)
The Thin Man series, Nick and Nora (william powell and Myrna Loy)

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6. Movie you like because of its story
Sound of Music (when I went to Salzberg Austria I even took the sound of music tour)
Sleepless in Seattle

7. A film that disappointed you
A: I don't know about disappoint, but if a movie's script is lame in the first 10 min, I move on.

8. Favorite scene from a movie
"lover boy" from dirty dancing
 the stair step tapping from Shirley Temple
"I enjoy being a girl" from Flower Drum Song

9. Your guilty pleasure movie
A: I'm not sure if I want to disclose that !
 (tango might be in the title)

10. A movie you keep going back to
Wizard of Oz
 Dirty Dancing, 
Sound of Music

11. A quote your admire from your favorite movie.
"We're not in Kansas anymore", and "and your little doggie too!" 
"no one puts Baby in a corner" 
"of all the gin joints..."
"I'll have what she's having" 
"no one gets in to see the wizard, no one no how!" or "that's a horse of a different color"
“Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right. -Albus Dumbledore 
12. A movie based on a true story
sound of music 
Out of Africa
 Not without my daughter

13. Your favorite actor/actress
Meryl Streep can do anything with any accent
I was kind of in love with Jimmy Stewart

14. A sequel you’re not a fan of
most of them

15. A film you know by heart
dh says I can quote and sing all the words to Dirty Dancing, I thought of Wizard of Oz

16. Your favorite opening scene
this is hard...what catches your interest...  I guess the opening scene of sound of music on top of the mountain.

17. A film that was based on a book and was executed well
A: Out of Africa
    Wizard of Oz
     anything Jane Austen

18. A comedy film
Four weddings and a Funeral

19. TV series you’re binging on now
A: Schitts creek
     Time Team
20. A TV series you think is underrated
A: 800 words
    Northern Exposure
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  1. I really love movies and could never narrow it down to favorites. And I really don't get tired of watching them over again. But I know what I really DON'T like - dark, violent, too realistic shoot-em-ups. My husband goes to those movies without me. Ironically I read that type of book quite often, but hate the movies. And I have to agree with you totally on Northern Exposure - and about Jimmy Stewart.

    1. I will not watch dark shoot em up movies. Violence is too disturbing to see, and those movies desensitize people to it

    2. ANYTHING Jane Austen? Haveyou seen the vampire Pride and Prejudice?

  2. I don't go to the theater much either because the seats hurt my back, too. We're lucky if we manage once a year. First run releases may come out more quickly now, since few can/will go to the cinema.

  3. Enjoyed your answers a lot. The Dumbledore quote is one of my favorites :)

  4. Oh, we could watch movies/TV together any time, I think. With the Wizard of Oz and Dirty Dancing we're good and I love Schitt's Creek. As goofy and stupid as it is, I was so sad when it ended.

  5. Well, this is one thing we don't have in common. I rarely watch movies and I can't remember the last movie I saw in a theater. I've never even watched Titanic because I know how it ends. LOL. My husband, OTOH, is a movie addict and he is currently in withdrawal, not only because he can't watch any of the new movies, but also because he goes to the movie theater in hot weather to cool off. He really was suffering last week. And no, we don't subscribe to Netflix, or Disney+ or any of the other services, just plain vanilla cable. I'd rather read.

  6. Favorite movie quote ever: "we're gonna need a bigger boat." Favorite movie scene ever is in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, when Richard Dreyfus starts building the "sculpture" in his kitchen and he's throwing the bushes in through the kitchen window. Classic!

  7. I adore Schitt's Creek! Moira Rose is the best :)

  8. Oh my-this the best list of questions. I’ll go you one ( or 2) older on favorite actors- June Allison and Van Johnson. I will watch any movie with Kevin Kline , Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. At one time I had one album left after moving a lot and it’s now stored in my hope chest: Sound of Music. Yes, I know all the songs. Favorite scene- “I’ll have what she’s having “. Last movie in the theater- LA LA LAND. I Saw “Young Frankenstein”. alone in the theater 3 times. And, for years I would all of a sudden sing “ Oh sweet mystery of life at last I found you” from the movie. Hysterical. Loved Northern Exposure! Most new shows I liked “they” dumped them . Great post.

  9. I love your movie duos, too. And I just saw Greyhound on TV.

  10. LeeAnna, last night I was visiting blogs on the iPad and sometimes my comments posted. I'm mentioning this, in case my comment did come through. Dumbledore's quote gives me the shivers. I still have hope that our country, the whole world, has not dropped too far into darkness. Oops, I got too solemn. I loved Nancy Kwan in Flower Drum Song, dancing and singing with that cool ponytail flipping around.

  11. Wow! Can I guess Last Tango in Paris as your guilty pleasure? I haven't thought about that movie for a long time. Most of the movies I watch these days are with my grandsons. We watched The Lorax last night. It brought me to tears!