Folks, I want to introduce you to Andrea and Richard Rosen who I met at the TCMFF a few, scant years ago. They are a delight, have great camaraderie and friendship for each other ( even though they are married ) and if I may be sooooo bold…I call them MY own Nick and Nora Charles. I’ve asked, and they were kind enough to offer me their thoughts of TCMFF’18. I’ve even kept them up hours into the night with talk of movies. Yeah…guilty as charged. Take it away Nick and Nora…er–Andrea and Richard:
For those of you who don’t know ~ and I can’t imagine you don’t ~ the “What A Character!” Blogathon covers character actors whose faces are recognizable though their names might not. These are actors whose names usually appear below the title.
I’ve been quite the lazy bones this year in terms of blogging but when I saw the ladies’ announcement I just knew I had to dive in and commit. And who better to dive into but the tall, dark, ruggedly handsome and oh so dangerous…STEPHEN McNALLY.
Five of us were driving back from CAPITOLFEST this past Monday ( August 13th, 2018 ) where there was loads of movie talk / opinions / trivia in the car. Aurora, host of the esteemed “ONCE UPON A SCREEN” blog was our driver for this road trip, and she asked us this question:
Do you see this map? Everyone that we’ve ever known or will ever know lives somewhere here on this map. And some of those folks are classic film fans. I know we look through the lens of classic films as movies made in Hollywood during its “Golden Age.” Last year I did a blog post where I asked Classic Film fans from Texas to tell me about their journey and love for classic films. Being an American one might think classic film fans are only American. Au contraire mon frère. Au contraire. With the help of The Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival and my own movie~going experience at NYC’s popular retro movie houses back in the 70’s. I’ve learned that classic film fans come from all over the world.
Terence is at it again. He of “A Shroud of Thought” is hosting his fourth annual “FAVOURITE TV SHOW EPISODE BLOGATHON.” This “is a blogathon in which bloggers write entries about their favourite episodes of their favourite classic television shows.” If you’re interested in seeing everyone’s favorites ( don’t use a “u” ~ I’m an American ) please click on “The Saint.” I participated in this popular blogathon once before with the iconic and poignant “Twilight Zone” episode“Walking Distance” starring Gig Young. But now for something different.
Heck yeah I’m jumping out before the rest of the gang. When you see the entries for my blogathon this upcoming Saturday, you won’t want to read what little ol’ me has to say about “THE SHANGHAI GESTURE.” But you’re here with me now. I’ve got you! And I have a lot to say. It’s von Sternberg…so sit back, relax and pay attention, kids! I’m going to take you on a wild ride. I promise NOT to give away plot spoilers. Read on MacDuff –
I’m going to steal, plagarize, imitate ( yeh, that’s the ticket… ) ~ …no, better yet: PAY HOMAGE to a feature from one of my favorite bloggers’ set-pieces: FRIDAY FOTO FOLLIES. And since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I hope my friend approves.
In the world of classic film blogathons, there are sooooo many themes and topics covered.
It’s pretty tough to come up with something unique that bloggers might WANT to join. They’re a pretty busy lot maintaining their own blogs. So I came up with this idea that I think would appeal to many. It did.