Six Degrees of Sunshine


Yeah, we’re back here again, and this time the nomination came from The Classic Movie Muse. Thank you so much–it’s always an honor!

For those of you who may not be familiar with the Sunshine Blogger Award, here are the rules:

  1. List the award’s official rules.
  2. Display the award’s official logo somewhere on your blog.
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
  4. Provide a link to your nominator’s blog.
  5. Answer your nominator’s questions.
  6. Nominate up to 11 bloggers.
  7. Ask your nominees 11 questions.
  8. Notify your nominees by commenting on at least one of their blog posts.

And now, because the proprieties must be observed, here are my answers to Muse’s questions:

  1. You are able to travel back in time and are starring in a film from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Which decade would you prefer and why? The forties, especially the World War Two period–that is one of my favorite parts of the Golden Age of Hollywood. I’ve always found the way Hollywood chose to portray the war while it was happening and its support of the war effort fascinating.
  2. What is your favorite film related book? That depends. I would have to say Adventures In Screenwriting by William Goldman, but I’m also reading a book about Adrian right now that’s absolutely wonderful. I might do a review of it sometime, but we’ll see.
  3. Do you own any pieces of memorabilia from classic Hollywood (autographs, magazines, etc.)? I have some Life Magazine issues from the thirties and forties…does that count? One has Jennifer Jones on the cover.
  4. What was the last classic movie you watched and would you recommend it? I recently reviewed 1932’s The Sign of the Cross (read the post here), but I’d only recommend it with reservations. Put it this way: It’s not exactly a cheery movie.
  5. What is the post that you’re most proud of on your blog? Leave a link to share it with us! I’m pretty proud of my “Judy Garland Lived Here” post, but other than that, I would say my review of JourneyQuest just for the novelty factor alone.
  6. Is there a movie that has made an impact on your life? Whether it be through the viewing experience, the film’s message, etc. Gee, that’s a tough choice. I think I would have to say any movie that inspires me to learn, whether about the film or about its subject. Like, The Diary Of Anne Frank got me curious about Anne Frank, especially after I found a copy of the play in my eighth grade lit class. After that, I read everything I could about her.
  7. Which film do you think should have won for Best Picture but didn’t? La La Land was definitely robbed and everyone knows it. Slumdog Millionaire is depressing.
  8. Do you have a favorite film composer? John Williams, Danny Elfman, and Max Steiner (It’s hard to pick just one).
  9. What classic film would you recommend to someone who says they hate old movies? Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, because the comedy in that movie goes down so, so easy. I’d also recommend Hello Frisco, Hello for those who may not like black and white, because Alice Faye is a joy. Sure, not everyone likes musicals, but it’s such a fun film.
  10. How do you approach movie watching? Do you have a method (i.e. going through filmographies) or watch whatever you’re in the mood for? A lot of times it’s whatever I’m in the mood for (or currently reviewing), but before I started my blog I would sometimes do what I called the World War Two Playlist. I would watch all the movies I own that were released roughly during World War Two, starting with The Women and ending with Love Laughs At Andy Hardy. I have a lot of these movies so it always took a while (I really should do a blog post about Hollywood’s portrayal of the Second World War, but I haven’t gotten around to it. Maybe later. Plus it’s a big subject, so we’ll see what happens.).
  11. If you could give one piece of advice to new bloggers what would it be? Relax, be yourself, and have fun!

Next on the agenda, of course, are our fearless nominees:

Congrats, all! And now for the questions:

  1. If you have a favorite TV show or movie franchise, are there any episodes or installments of the series you don’t like and why? (i.e. Superman IV, the last Matrix movie, the seventh season of Gilmore Girls, the Star Wars sequel trilogy, etc.)
  2. If you could sit any group of five living or dead actors down for a chat, James Lipton style, who would they be?
  3. Which film festival would you most like to visit?
  4. Is there a movie you would like to see adapted for the stage? Or not?
  5. You’re a new curator at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. What’s the first exhibit you plan?
  6. What was your favorite cartoon as a kid? Or as an adult, because cartoons are fun. 🙂
  7. What’s one book you can read over and over?
  8. You’re at Hogwarts and Professor McGonnagall is about to put the Sorting Hat on your head. Which house do you end up in? (Take a Sorting Hat quiz here)
  9. This is probably a silly question for bloggers, but do you prefer streaming or physical media? Or both?
  10. If you could start a second (or third or fourth) blog, what would it be about?
  11. Here’s another potentially silly and possibly contentious question: Do you like pineapple on pizza?

If anyone doesn’t feel like participating, don’t worry, it’s all good. Hope you liked being nominated anyway. Thanks again to Muse for thinking of me!

All right, another post is on the way in a couple of days, so I hope to see you then. Have a good one, all…

10 thoughts on “Six Degrees of Sunshine

  1. Wow, I loved your answers, Rebecca! You’ve got a vote for that post about Hollywood and WWII – that would make a fantastic series, since as you said, it is a huge subject. Which book are you reading about Adrian? He’s one of my fav designers! I haven’t seen Mr. Blandings but it’s been in my thoughts to watch it soon. I think I’ve seen your Judy Garland post but I’ll pop over just in case. Thank you for participating! It was a pleasure reading your award post 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! The book I’m reading is “Adrian: A Lifetime of Movie Glamour, Art and High Fashion.” Absolutely gorgeous. And yeah, I’ll have to think about that WWII and Hollywood thing–it would be a good series. Maybe next year?

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