Sunday, June 14, 2015

Liebstered! At my age!

    Karen of the indispensable Shadows and Satin threw me for a loop by nominating yours truly for a Liebster.  However, I righted myself and will follow the guidelines of one so honoured.  I must answer Karen's 11 questions then come up with 11 things you might not know about me, nominate up to 11 Liebster-worthy bloggers and ask them 11 questions.  Ach, du Lieber!

    1. On your perfect viewing day, what five films would air back-to-back on TCM?
    Rio Grande, The Big Country, Bend of the River, Comanche Station, Stagecoach

    2. What's your favorite movie-related book?
    Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy by John McCabe.

    3. Name an underrated film that you'd recommend.
    The Little KidnappersA charmer set in Nova Scotia at the turn of the 20th century.  It's a difficult period of adjustment for two orphaned boys and their strict grandfather.   

    4. What movie do you watch every time it comes on TV?
    The Thing from Another World.  If I don't watch it something terrible will happen.  I know it will!

    5. What's your favorite western?
    Shane.  It's a beautiful movie and a great western.

    6. If you had Aladdin's lamp, what three wishes would you make?
    More time.  Less stress.  Bigger closets.

    7. What movie have you seen more often than any other?
    1951s A Christmas Carol starring Alastair Sim.  Every Christmas Eve since forever.

    8.  Name one thing you believed as a child that turned out not to be true.
    Good guys always win.

    9. What is your favorite guilty pleasure movie?
    The Greatest Show on Earth.  I love it.  Eat more popcorn than is good for me, shout at the bad guys, avert my eyes at train/car crash and cry when ... oh, I can't even talk about it.

    10. Name a movie that it seems everyone has seen but you.
    Jaws.  I didn't see it when it was first released and it just feels like the moment has passed.

    11. Humphrey Bogart or Robert Mitchum?
    Robert Mitchum.  Can Bogie sing?

    11 things about Caftan Woman

    - Spent hours watching cartoons before my daughter began studying for her Bachelor in Animation.
    - I name cats I don't own yet.
    - Must have a stool to reach the top shelves in my kitchen.  This makes my tall children laugh.
    - My happy place is listening to old opera recordings.
    - In a couple of weeks I will have been married for 27 years!
    - Saw my first Charlie Chan movie at the age of 12.  I think it did something to me.
    - Extremely frightened of roller coasters.
    - Performed a stand-up comedy routine revolving around my cancer treatment a few years ago.
    - Worked as a secretary at police HQ.
    - Belong to the unofficial sisterhood of zaftig women who have played Aunt Abby in Arsenic and Old Lace.
    - Gravy is my favorite beverage.

    Liebster-worthy writers with blogs you should be following:

    Wide Screen World
    The Last Drive-In
    Nitrate Diva
    Critica Retro
    Phantom Empires
    Tales of the Easily Distracted
    Virtual Virago
    The Stalking Moon
    A Trip Down Memory Lane

    Should these bloggers choose to participate in the world of the Liebster, they should ponder these questions:

    1.  What is your favourite book?
    2.  Who is your desert island director?  Why?
    3.  If you had a choice, would you live in the past or the future?
    4.  Who is your favourite performer to lip-sync to?
    5.  Cats, dogs or lizards?
    6.  Where do you get the majority of your news?  Print?  Television?  Online?
    7.  Which juror are you in 12 Angry Men?
    8.  Your favourite holiday?  Why?
    9.  Do you play a musical instrument?  Sing?
    10. What are the first three films you would induct into your personal Film Registry?
    11.  Boris Karloff or Bela Lugosi?



      Those North Pole eggheads got scars
      From a strange visitor from the stars
      They fought in the snow
      But all he wanted to know
      Was if Santa made visits to Mars.

      Thanks for the Liebster. I'll make room on my shelf for it!

      1. Bravo! Bravo! A family prayer to recite prior to viewings.

    2. None of this about you surprises me, and all of it is delightful.

      1. I think you know me too well. I haven't participated in a Liebster-go-round in a while and forgot how much fun it can be.

    3. Robert Mitchum can sing?!? I did not know that!! He's good!!!!

    4. Aw, thanks for thinking of me! *blushes*
      I'll certainly answer the questions, but it'll take some time (so many blogathons coming!)

      1. At your leisure, my dear. Looking forward to your answers.

    5. Congrats on the award. I absolutely loved reading your answers. I too watch THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD all the time. I just never get tired of it. And I adore THE BIG COUNTRY - that music, those opening credits, that splendid photography, Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Burl Ives - FABULOUS!

      I'm adding Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy to my TBR list.

      1. You must eat a lot of carrots to keep those eyes in shape for all the reading you do!

        Whenever "The Big Country" comes on, I always tell myself I'll just watch the opening credits to listen to the music. Yeah, right.

    6. Just posted my responses! Thanks for the nomination, Caftan Woman! :-)

    7. Paddy, congratulations for your Liebster prize, my friend! Your comments were among Team Bartilucci's favorites, too, especially, THE THING, and Robert Mitchum, and so much more! :-D <3

      1. Since this post I've been starting each day listening to "Big Bob" warble a tune!



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