Amanda from A noodle in a haystack created a new movie survey. Here are my answers (but before, remember to vote for your favorite director, I'm closing the poll this week). OK, now:
1. What is your favorite movie starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, excluding all of The Thin Man films?
"Libeled Lady" (1936).
2. Name a screen team that appeared in only one film together but are still noteworthy for how well they complimented each other.
Cary Grant & Carole Lombard. I LOVE "In name only" (1939).
3. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' best film together?
"Shall we dance" (1937) is probably my favorite.
4. Your favorite actor named "Robert"?
Robert Mitchum. Solid player.
5. An actor/actress who, when you see one of their movies, you always wish that someone else was in his/her role?
Stewart Granger. ZZZZ. "King Solomon's Mines" would have been even better with another leading man.
6. An actor/actress that someone close to you really loves that you can't stand or vice versa?
Uhm, my parents couldn't stand Barbara Stanwyck, but I showed them some of my favorite movies from her and they are changing their opinion.
7. An actor/actress that you both agree on completely?
We agree pretty much on every great actors and actresses. Ingrid Bergman, Burt Lancaster, Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Deborah Kerr, William Holden, etc, etc...
8. Complete this sentence: Virginia O'Brien is to Ethel Merman as...
I'm really ignorant: I don't get the comparison. I'd appreciate if someone explains it to me.
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9. What is your favorite film starring Ray Milland?
"Dial M for Murder" (1945).
10. You had to have seen this one coming: what is your favorite movie of the 1960s?
Do you really want me to pick just one of these titles: "The night of the iguana" (1964), "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961), "The sound of music" (1965), "Two for the road" (1967), "Les demoiselles de Rochefort" (1967), "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" (1964), "The birds" (1963), "Doctor Zhivago" (1965), "Charade" (1963), "Cool Hand Luke" (1967), "The apartment" (1960). REALLY?
11. An actor/actress that you would take out of one film and put into a different movie that was released the same year?
I can't think of any.
12. Who was your favorite of Robert Montgomery's leading ladies?
I haven't seen much from Robert, but I vote for Carole Lombard in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (1941)
13. You think it would have been a disaster if what movie starred the actor/actress who was originally asked to star in it?
Tough one, but maybe Doris Day as Maria Von Trapp in "The sound of music".
14. An actor/actress who you will watch in any or almost any movie?
Cary Grant. Audrey Hepburn.
15. Your favorite Leslie Howard film and role?
Uhm, I just have seen him in "Gone with the wind". And I don't like Ashley very much.
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16. You have been asked to host a marathon of four Barbara Stanwyck films. Which ones do you choose?
As a hostess, I would start by saying: "people, I just could pick 4 movies because life is mean. We could sit here and watch movies from Miss Stanwyck the whole week, but you probably have jobs and other boring stuff to do. Anyway, I've picked 4 rare titles that you probably haven't seen, because you can watch her most iconic movies anywhere else"
An "early" one: "Annie Oakley" (1935)
Comedy: "Christmas in Connecticut" (1945)
Drama: "The furies" (1950)
Another drama: "Clash by night" (1952)
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17. What is, in your mind, the nearest to perfect comedy you have ever seen? Why?
"His Girl Friday" (1940). Reasons: a) Cary Grant & Rosalind Russell b) The dialog.
18. You will brook no criticism of what film?
"The sound of music" (1965) :)
19. Who is your favorite Irish actress?
20. Your favorite 1940s movie starring Ginger Rogers?
"Kitty Foyle" (1940)
21. Do you enjoy silent movies?
I'm in a crusade of doing so. I started positively with Marion Davies' silent films (read about it here and here).
22. What is your favorite Bette Davis film?
Probably "All about Eve" (1950).
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23. Your favorite onscreen Hollywood couple?
William Powell & Myrna Loy.
24. This one is for the girls, but, of course, the guys are welcome (and encouraged) to answer, too: who is your favorite Hollywood costume designer?
25. To even things out about, here's something the boys will enjoy: what is your favorite tough action film?
Tough action? I don't know, "Ben Hur"?
26. You are currently gaining a greater appreciation for which actor(s)/actress(es)?
27. Franchot Tone: yes or no?
I had to googled him, so I guess no for now.
28. Which actors and/or actresses do you think are underrated?
I think people don't give enough credit to Veronica Lake's acting skills (see here and this review of my fave movie from her)
29. Which actors and/or actresses do you think are overrated?
I would say Stewart Granger, but I haven't heard much praises about him.
30. Favorite actor?
31. Favorite actress?
32. Of those listed, who is the coolest: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Steve McQueen, or Patrick Stewart?
Paul Newman. He was cool in the movies and out of them.
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33. What is your favorite movie from each of these genres:
Comedy: "His girl Friday" (1940)
Swashbuckler: "Captain Blood" (1935)
Film noir: "Laura" (1944)
Musical: "The sound of music" (1965)
Holiday: "It's a wonderful life" (1946)
Hitchcock: "Rear Window" (1954)