So I’ve been nominate for another Liebster Blog Award–I don’t care how long I’ve been blogging; I will always be surprised when this comes up. This nomination came from my friend Pearl of Tyburn, who runs the movie review blog Behind the Silver Screen. Thank you to Pearl for the nomination, and let’s get started!
- What do you consider the greatest movie of all time and why?
I would have to say The Return of the King. Everything about that movie was on a grand and epic scale, and it brought one of my favorite books to life in a stirring way.
- What do you consider the worst movie of all time and why?
Plan 9 from Outer Space. I couldn’t even sit through the entire thing; it was that bad.
- Who is your favorite actor/actress?
Since you didn’t specify that it has to be a screen actor or actress, I’m going to go ahead and say John Owen-Jones. He’s an extremely talented Welsh singer and stage actor who is renowned for his portrayals of the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. I like him because, well, he’s good–and because when I first heard him as the Phantom, I was extremely happy because he had the voice I always imagined for Erik when I first read the book.
- Who is your least favorite actor/actress?
I don’t know if I have a least favorite or not, but I think Kristen Stewart needs to start including things like, y’know, facial expressions.
- What scene from a movie do you find the most inspirational?
The charge of the Rohirrim from The Return of the King. I always want to charge headlong into a pile of orcs after watching that.
- What movies have mad you laugh the most?
Definitely The Princess Bride–also the Shrek movies (especially Shrek 2), The Rocky and Bullwinkle Movie, and anything shown on Mystery Science Theater 3000.
- What movies have made you cry the most?
I’m not actually a crier when it comes to movies. I’ll start to tear up during Les Mis when we get to Valjean’s death, but that’s about it.
- What movie do you find the most hokey?
Pretty much any Godzilla movie out there, but they’re hokey in endearing ways.
- If you could only watch one more movie forever, what would it be?
Hmm…that’s kind of tricky, but I think I’ll go with Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. No, it’s not as good as the book, but it’s a worthy movie in its own right, and it has one of the best closing numbers of all time. It helps that they have an incredibly good singer to close out the movie.
- What are some movies you’ve wanted to watch but never gotten the chance?
I definitely want to see the 1984 edition of Dune. So far I keep managing to miss that one. Also, the French did a live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast earlier this year that looks pretty interesting judging by the trailer, so I’m waiting for that to make its way over to the US.
- What are your top 5 movies you would like me to watch and review?
Frankenstein (1931), Phantom of the Opera (1943–warning: multiple scenes of Nelson Eddy hogging the stage), La Belle et la Bete (1946), The Princess Bride (1987), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)