Apr 14, 2010

Crazy Survey/Encuesta loca

Spanish is my first language and I live in Chile (which was hinted like one of the most remote places to go filming...which it is), but I'm so answering this survey created by Millie and Kate...because, yeah, I'm asthmatic :)  

Which actors do you always (or did you always) mix-up? (For example: Millie's tendency to confuse William Powell and Clark Gable when she was a thirteen, er, four year-old? Yes, I am talking in the third person.)
Charles Laughton and Charles Coburn.  

Gidget or Beach Party?
Mmmm....I haven't seen any of them. Should I?

Favorite Movie Outfit?
Anything Audrey wore before the 70's, anything Grace or Ingrid wore in Hitch's films. But if I actually had to put the outfit on, I would go with Audrey's classic trench coat + skinny black pants + ballet flats.

If you could be ANY character in ANY movie...who would you choose?
Nora Charles in the Thin Man Series, Marie 'Slim' Browning in "To have and have not" & Hildy Johnson in "His Girl Friday".

If you could marry ANY character in ANY movie...who would you choose? (Excluding any Dana Andrews' characters. Seriously. ;-D)
Any Dana Andrews's characters.

Just kiddin'.
Who's Dana Andrews?

Kiddin' again.
Well, I'd chose almost any character played by Gary Cooper, like Mr. Deeds, John Doe, or Robert Jordan...I even wouldn't mind following him through the desert like Dietrich did in "Morocco"...

But, if this survey has no problems with bigamy, I'd marry Errol Flyn's Robin Hood, or his Captain Blood (I'd be Lady Marian or a pirate's wife, how cool is that?).

If you could live in ANY movie...which would you choose?
Wow, live in a movie? I'd go for "Sunset Boulevard", "The Grapes of Wrath", "On the waterfront". Or maybe "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?". Ahhh, such happy people and joyful surroundings.
No, really...
I'd like to live in "High Society" (but do you want to be a millionaire? I don't) because the settings were kind of relaxing (?)....

...and also in "Camille" (ah, that lovely countryside + Robert Taylor).
"Pollyana"'s town was kind of cool, and at the end all the neighbours were adorable.

I'd never have thought that would be my final answer.

Black & White movies you wish were in Technicolor, or vice-versa?
I wish Carole Lombard's movies were in Technicolor. And "Camille" too.

Favorite Movie Soundtrack?
I love Henry Mancini's soundtracks for Audrey's movies (B@t, Two for the road & Charade. Wait until dark music is too...dark for me).
I also like "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" soundtrack by Burt Bacharach...
and the one from "Singin' in the rain" & "The sound of music" .....
and the lovely music from "Les Demoiselles de Rochefort"...so happy...
And I can't leave out John Barry's soundtrack for "Out of Africa", "Robin and Marian", "Dancing with wolves" and 007 movies.

(SORRY reader)

I'm embeding what a think is the less known soundtrack of my list...

Favorite Movie Dance Sequence?
I have 3.
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off with Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire (from "Shall we dance"). Really cool. And I love the song.

This one with Fred and Rita Hayworth from "You'll never get rich". So natural.

And Basal Metabolism with Audrey (from "Funny Face)...

Coolest Movie Star? (Cough, cough, BOBBY DARIN, cough, cough)
Errol Flynn.

Sophia or Gina (Oh, how Kate enjoys replaying Gina's sad defeat OVER AND OVER!)
I've never seen Gina...on anything, so I have to say Sophia Loren.

"Isn't It Romantic" in most Billy Wilder films, or "Red River" in most John Ford films?
"Isn't it Romantic".

If you could re-cast ANY role in ANY movie, what would it be?
I would recast Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart and Fred Astaire in "Love in the afternoon", "Sabrina" and "Funny face"...and cast younger versions of themselves :)

Favorite movie character with your first name?
Clara Varner (Joan Woodward in "The Long, Hot Summer").

One movie that should NEVER be remade? (under THE THREAT OF A SLOW, PAINFUL DEATH!)
The ones that have a very personal vision/technique from their director. Movies by Manckiewicz, Wilder, Hitch, etc.

Actor or Actress who you would love to be best friends with?
Carole Lombard. Or Cary Grant. Or Audrey Hepburn. Or William Powell. Or Myrna Loy.

Are you an Oscar or a Felix?
I'm a Felix.

Actor/Actress you originally hated and now love?
As Eliza Doolittle would say,  I'm a good girl, I am, so I don't hate people.

Actor/Actress you originally loved and now don't like?
Same as above.

(Edit: But I found Bing Crosby extremely boring the first time I saw him...and now... there's something more extreme than extremely?)

Favorite performance that was looked over by Oscar? (Not to be confused with the aforementioned Oscar of Felix fame.)
Paul Newman in "Cool Hand Luke", "Hud", "The Hustler" and "Cat on a hot tin roof". I mean, c'mon, he was great.

Bewitched or I Dream of Jeannie?
I just have seen "Bewitched", so Bewitched it is.

Hannibal Heyes or Kid Curry? (Hint for those who don't know who they are: pick Kid Curry.)
Kid Curry looks nicer in Google Images :)

Favorite Style Icon: Fred Astaire or Cary Grant?
Cary Grant.

Single most favorite movie scene EVER?
Impossible to answer. I mean ONE scene?
A have a lot of favorite scenes, from this one...

...to this one...(SPOILER...yeah, for aliens)

And all in between. And around. And before. And after. You get the idea.

Movie you really "should" see, but have subconsciously been avoiding for who knows what reason?
"The maltese falcon". Really.

Movie quote you find yourself most often repeating in real life?
This one is not a greaaaat quote, but each time I have keys on my hands I make them sound and  I say "the British are coming!" (yeah, in English)...like Holly Golightly.

50's Westerns or 60's Spies? (I can't even answer this myself...but you have to! MWAHAHAHA!)
Sean Connery's 007 v/s John Wayne's "The Searchers"??
MWWAHAHAHA, I'm so not gonna answer :)

Favorite splashy, colorful, obnoxious 50's musical?
Does "Calamity Jane" work like an answer here?

Favorite film setting (example: Rome, Paris, Seattle, Siberia, Chile, Sahara Desert, etc)
I'm from Chile :)
And the only famous foreign  movie that was filmed here was "Quantum of Solace". But in the movie Chile's locations are supposed to be Bolivia.

So, to answer the question, I'd say Ireland  in "The quiet man"...

....or Austria in the next movie...

If you could own the entire wardrobe of any film, which would it be?
The one from "The Sound of Music"...

...because I love curtain-made clothes.

Carol Burnette or Lucille Ball?
Have you seen Carol's Gone with the wind? Hilarious.
But I choose Lucille Ball because "I love Lucy".

Favorite Voice. Ever. Period?
Cary Grant. But, if I had to borrow one voice for myself (like Ursula in the "Little Mermaid")....

....I'd pick Liz Hurley's, even when she doesn't belong to classic cinema :)

Favorite movie that takes place in your home-state?
Home-state? LOL (see favorite film setting answer). But "Gringuito" is a good Chilean movie filmed in Santiago, our capital, which is near to my city :)

Which actors would you want for relatives? (Mother, Father, Grandma, Crazy Aunt, annoying cousin, older brother, etc...)
What a weird question :)
Mom: Deborah Kerr.
Dad: William Powell.
Sister: Shirley Temple or Debbie Reynolds.
Crazy Aunt: Shirley Maclaine or Rosalind Russell.
Uncle: Groucho Marx
Older Brothers: Burt Lancaster (like at the begining of "The Unforgiven". If you see it, you'll understand).
Grandpa: Charles Coburn.
Grandma: Lilian Gish (remember her in "The night of the hunter?)

Well this took me a whole day, but who cares?


  1. aaay qué genial, yo respondí todas esas preguntas tmb con mis propias respuestas...me hiciste pensar sobre todo en EN QUÉ PELÍCULA ME GUSTARÍA VIVIR y escogí en ROBERTA porq aunque no es mi favorita de favoritas, me gusta mucho la atmósfera q tiene y los musicales y todo eso...no sé, me hace sentir feliz!

  2. You fooled me for a second with "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf" as th film you would want to live in. lol

  3. LOL Tom, that movie was so depressing!! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Ok, so, whenever I find a new classic film blog, I always check up to see if they have any Deborah Kerr tags...and if they do, I go and read the posts with her in! (Yes, that sounds weird...but I'm just a HUGE fan of hers!). Hahaha, anyway, when I did this survey I put Deborah Kerr as my Mum too! (: We must be kindred spirits! (;

  5. You fooled me for a second with "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf" as th film you would want to live in. lol



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