Friday, October 29, 2010

Film Survey! (that i attempted to dirty up)

Thanks to Noodle In a Haystack for this survey! Let's get started.

1. What is your favorite movie starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, excluding all ofThe Thin Man films?
Honestly? Don't care. :p

2. Name a screen team that appeared in only one film together but are still noteworthy for how well they complimented each other.

Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner.
That's a match made in a Hollywood crack den. But admit it, you really wished they had hooked up. 
3. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' best film together?
Roberta (1935)
4. Your favorite actor named "Robert"?
Robert Mitchum. He'd take you roughly in the barn. 
5. An actor/actress who, when you see one of their movies, you always wish that someone else was in his/her role?
Burt Lancaster. All those teeth and muscles couldn't hide his ridiculously stiff acting.
6. An actor/actress that someone close to you really loves that you can't stand or vice versa? 
Donna Reed. The poor man's Ingrid Bergman. Yawn. 
7. An actor/actress that you both agree on completely?
My Mary. 
8. Complete this sentence: Virginia O'Brien is to Ethel Merman as...

9. What is your favorite film starring Ray Milland?

The Lost Weekend (1945). Drunks are hot. And loose. 
10. You had to have seen this one coming: what is your favorite movie of the 1960s? 
Valley. Of. The. Freakin. Dolls! (1967) Nuff said. 

11. An actor/actress that you would take out of one film and put into a different movie that was released the same year?
Skip, too long. 

12. Who was your favorite of Robert Montgomery's leading ladies?

13. You think it would have been a disaster if what movie starred the actor/actress who was originally asked to star in it?

If the role of Daphne/Jerry in Some Like it Hot (1959) was played by Frank Sinatra as originally intended. 

14. An actor/actress who you will watch in any or almost any movie?
Montgomery Clift. I have nothing more to add without sounding like a big pervert. 
15. Your favorite Leslie Howard film and role?
Ok don't judge me, but I'm going to have to go with Gone With The Wind (1939), everyone fell for Rhett, I immediately fell for Ashley, for reasons still unknown to me. 
16. You have been asked to host a marathon of three Barbara Stanwyck films. Which ones do you choose?
Every man's wet dream and worst nightmare. Boobs and brains. Does it get better than Stanwyck? If we're talking deviant undertones I'm going to have to go with her earlier work. 

17. What is, in your mind, the nearest to perfect comedy you have ever seen? Why?
Trouble in Paradise (1936). Lubitch on sex, that's why.
18. You will brook no criticism of what film?
The Heiress (William Wyler) 1949
If this film wasn't already perfectly constructed, if you have a problem with Monty Clift with a mustache, tails and a top hat, you go to hell, you go to hell and you die. 
19. Who is your favorite Irish actress?
Maureen O'Hara (duh). 
20. Your favorite 1940s movie starring Ginger Rogers?

21. Do you enjoy silent movies?

22. What is your favorite Bette Davis film?
Of Human Bondage (1933). Who doesn't love cockney sluts?
23. Your favorite onscreen Hollywood couple?
Joan Crawford and her eyebrows. 
24. This one is for the girls, but, of course, the guys are welcome to answer, too: who is your favorite Hollywood costume designer?
"It was because of Garbo that I left M-G-M. In her last picture they wanted to make her a sweater girl, a real American type. I said, 'When the glamour ends for Garbo, it also ends for me. She has created a type. If you destroy that illusion, you destroy her.' When Garbo walked out of the studio, glamour went with her, and so did I."

25. To even things out a bit, here's something the boys will enjoy: what is your favorite tough action film?
The Magnificent Seven (1960). Hot men in tight pants. Done and done. 

26. You are currently gaining a greater appreciation for which actor(s)/actress(es)?
Judy Garland. Better late than never right?
27. Franchot Tone: yes or no?

Oh dear god yes, yes! YESSSSSS!
28. Which actors and/or actresses do you think are underrated?
Camp queen and occasional fatty, my personal hero, Shelley Winters.  
29. Which actors and/or actresses do you think are overrated?
Clark Gable. Am I the only one who wouldn't hit that?  
30. Favorite actor?
Montgomery Clift. My life can be divided into two parts; before Monty and after Monty. 
31. Favorite actress?
The legendary Vivien Leigh. The most beautiful woman ever to walk the face of the earth, and one bat shit crazy bitch. 

32. Of those listed, who is the coolest: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Steve McQueen, or Patrick Stewart?
Steve McQueen. When I first saw him in 'The Magnificent Seven' it was like the second coming. He still has a very thick file in the fantasy section of my dreams. 
33. What is your favorite Hitchock movie? 
I Confess (1953). I have a priest fetish. I am ashamed of myself. 

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